Timeline of Scottish football


Timeline of Scottish football

This is a timeline of Scottish football which contains notable football-related events that have occurred both on and off the field. Please help by adding detail.

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1850s - 1860s - 1870s - 1880s - 1890s - 1900s - 1910s - 1920s - 1930s - 1940s - 1950s - 1960s - 1970s - 1980s - 1990s - 2000s

2000s

2008

*Celtic win the SPL for a 3rd time in a row. Gordon Strachan becomes the 1st Celtic manager to achieve 3 titles in a row since Jock Stein. This was Celtic's 42nd SPL Title
*Rangers win the 2007–08 Scottish League Cup by beating Dundee United 3–2 in a penalty shootout after a 2–2 draw in the final at Hampden Park.
*East Fife confirm their promotion to the Second Division as Third Division champions with a 3–0 victory over East Stirlingshire, becoming the first team in Britain to win a league trophy in the 2007–08 season.cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_div_1/7296314.stm|publisher=BBC Sport|title= East Stirlingshire 0-3 East Fife |date=1 June 2007]
*George Burley is appointed as Scotland manager. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/7203463.stm Burley appointed Scotland manager] BBC, 24 January 2008]
*SPL team Gretna go into administration cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/g/gretna/7291519.stm |title=Gretna edging closer to closure |date=10 March 2008] and receive a 10 point penalty as a result. Gretna confirm their relegation from the SPL on 29 March, after a 2–0 defeat to St. Mirren.cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/7317663.stm |title=St Mirren 2-0 Gretna |date=29/3/2008] Unable to fulfil fixtures, they later resign from the Scottish Football League and fold. [cite web | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/7434137.stm | title=How Gretna paid the ultimate price | work=BBC Sport | date=2008-06-04 ] The club's fans set up a new club, Gretna 2008, in its place. [cite news | url=http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/Gretna-given-place-in-the.4279463.jp | title=Gretna given place in the East of Scotland League | work=The Scotsman | date=2008-07-11 ]
*An all-time low SPL attendance record was set in a Gretna match against Inverness CT with a crowd of 431 on 5th of April 2008.cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/7328019.stm |title=Gretna 1-2 Inverness CT |date=5/4/2008]
*14 May: Rangers lose 2–0 to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup Final.cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/7393752.stm|publisher=BBC Sport|title=Uefa Cup final - Zenit 2-0 Rangers|date=2008-05-14|accessdate=2008-05-15] .

2007

*Aberdeen beat Copenhagen 4–0 at Pittodrie to qualify from the Group Stage of the UEFA Cup [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/7151528.stm Aberdeen 4-0 Copenhagen] BBC Sport 20 December 2007]
*Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell, 35, collapsed on the pitch during a Scottish league match against Dundee United, and died shortly afterwards. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/m/motherwell/7164150.stm Motherwell captain O'Donnell dies] BBC, 29 December 2007]
*Celtic win the SPL title for the 41st time and the Scottish Cup for the 34th time
*Celtic beat Dunfermline Athletic to win the Scottish Cup for the 34th time
*Celtic qualify from the European Cup group stage for the 1st time in their history. But are defeated by AC Milan in the second round.
* On 16 May 2007 Celtic sign Scott Brown from Hibernian for 4.4 Million. This is the highest transfer fee paid between two Scottish clubs.

2006

*Celtic win SPL title for 40th time.
*Hearts win the Scottish Cup for the 7th time beating Gretna 4–2 after extra time
*Celtic win Scottish League Cup after defeating Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 in the final. This is Celtic's 13th Scottish League Cup success.
*Rangers qualify from the European Cup group stage for the 1st time. They are defeated by Villarreal in the second round on away goals.

2005

2004

*Livingston win the League Cup for the first time. after a 2–0 win over Hibernian in the final.

2003

*Celtic lose 3–2 to FC Porto after extra time in the UEFA Cup final.
*Rangers won their record breaking 50th SPL title.

2002

2001

*Celtic win the SPL title for the 37th time.
*Celtic win the Scottish Cup for the 31st time defeating Hibernian 3-0 in the final.
*Celtic win the Scottish League Cup for the 12th time defeating Kilmarnock 3-0 in the final. This completes Celtic's domestic treble.
*Henrik Larsson scores a record breaking 35 league goals and 53 overall for Celtic winning him the European Golden Boot.

2000

1990s

1998

*Celtic stop Rangers from winning a record 10 league titles in a row by winning the SPL for the 1st time in 10 years. This is Celtic's 36th SPL Title.

1997

*Rangers win their 9th title in a row, equaling Celtic's 9 league titles in a row record. This is Rangers's 47th SPL Title.

1995

*Celtic win their 1st trophy in six years. Winning the Scottish Cup by defeating Airdrieonians 1-0, thanks to a Pierre Van Hooijdonk goal.

1994

*Rangers win their 6th SPL Title in a row. This is Rangers 44th SPL Title.
*Dundee United defeat Rangers 1-0 thanks to a Craig Brewster goal to win their 1st ever Scottish Cup.
*Raith Rovers defeat Celtic 6–5 on penalties after a 2–2 draw in the League Cup final. It is Raith Rovers' first League Cup success.
*In July 1994 Brian Laudrup signs for Rangers for 2.3 Million.

1991

*Motherwell defeat Dundee United 4-3 after extra time in the Scottish Cup final. It is Motherwell's 2nd Scottish Cup success.

1980s

1987

*Dundee United lose 2–1 on aggregate to IFK Göteborg in the final of the UEFA Cup.

1983

*Aberdeen beat Real Madrid 2–1 after extra time to win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Aberdeen also win the UEFA Super Cup after a 2–0 aggregate win over Hamburger SV.
*Dundee United win the league title for the first time.

1970s

1979

*Dundee United win the 1979–80 League Cup to lift the trophy for the first time. They defeated Aberdeen 3–0 in the replayed final.

1974

*Scotland are eliminated from the 1974 World Cup on goal difference, despite not having lost a match.

1973

*A 2–1 win over Czechoslovakia at Hampden Park guarantees Scotland a place at the 1974 World Cup after finishing 1st in their qualifying group.

1972

*Rangers beat Dynamo Moscow 3–2 to win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Rangers are beaten 6–3 on aggregate by European Cup winners Ajax in the UEFA Super Cup.
*Hibernian are winners of the 1972–73 League Cup after a 2–1 win over Celtic in the final to win the trophy for the first time.

1971

*66 people die and over 200 are injured after a crush during a match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Park, after a stairway gave way.
*Partick Thistle are winners of the League Cup for the first time after defeating Celtic 4–1 in the final.

1970

*Celtic lose 2–1 to Feyenoord in the final of the European Cup.

1960s

1967

* Celtic beat Inter Milan 2–1 in the final of the European Cup - becoming the first British club to win a European trophy. Celtic also win the domestic treble for the first time.

* Rangers lose 1–0 after extra time against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final.

*Third Lanark go out of business after becoming bankrupt.

1965

*Kilmarnock win the league title for the first time.

1962

*Dundee win the league title for the first time.

1961

* Rangers lose 4–1 on aggregate to ACF Fiorentina in the final of the inaugural UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

1950s

1958

*Heart of Midlothian score a record 132 goals in winning 1st Division conceding only 29.
*Jimmy Murray scores Scotland's first ever World Cup Final goal in the World Cup.
*Scotland are eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage.
*In the first ever Old Firm League Cup final, Celtic defeat Rangers by a record breaking 7–1 to win the trophy. This final was dubbed Hampden in the sun by Celtic fans. This is Celtic's 2nd League cup success.

1957

*Scotland qualify for their second World Cup after finishing top of their qualifying group.

1956

*Celtic win the 1956–57 League Cup after a 3–0 win over Partick Thistle in the replayed final. It is Celtic's first League Cup trophy.

1955

*Aberdeen win the league title for the first time.
*Aberdeen win the 1955–56 League Cup after defeating St. Mirren 2–1 in the final to win the trophy for the first time.

1954

*After qualifying for the World Cup for the first time, Scotland are knocked-out after a 1–0 defeat to Austria and a 7–0 defeat to Uruguay. Andy Beattie, appointed manager for the World Cup campaign, is Scotland's first manager.

*Hearts beat Motherwell 4–2 in the final of the League Cup to win the tournament for the first time.

1951

*Dundee win the League Cup for the first time. after defeating Rangers 3–2 in the final.

1950

*Motherwell win the League Cup for the first time. after a 3–0 win over Hibernian in the final.

1940s

1947

*Rangers defeat Aberdeen 4–0 at Hampden Park to win the 1946–47 inaugural League Cup. Rangers also win both the league title and the Scottish Cup - thereby becoming the first Scottish club to win domestic treble.
*East Fife are the second winners of the League Cup after defeating Falkirk 4–1 in the replayed final of the 1947–48 competition.

1930s

1932

*Motherwell win the league title for the first time.

1931

*Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson dies after suffering a fractured skull after an accidental on-pitch collision with Rangers striker Sam English during league match at Ibrox Park.

1920s

1929

*Scotland plays against opposition outside of England, Wales and Ireland for the first time, defeating Norway 7–3 in Bergen.

1910s

1913

*Falkirk beat Raith Rovers 2–0 in the final of the Scottish Cup to win the trophy for the first time.

1900s

1910

*Dundee win the Scottish Cup for the first time. after beating Clyde 2–1 in the twice-replayed final.

1909

*The Scottish Cup is withheld by the SFA after a riot in the final replay between Celtic and Rangers.

1907

*Celtic become the first club to win both the league title and the Scottish Cup (the double) in the same season.

1904

*Third Lanark win the league title for the first time.

1903

*Hibernian win the league title for the first time.

1902

*25 people are killed and 517 are injured after a stand collapses at Ibrox Park during a British Home Championship match between Scotland and England.

1800s

1899

*Rangers win the league title after winning all 18 of their league matches.

1895

*Hearts win the league title for the first time.
*St Bernard's beat Renton 2–1 in the Scottish Cup final to win the competition for the first time.

1894

*In the first ever Old Firm Scottish Cup final, Rangers defeat Celtic 3–1 to win the trophy for the first time.

1893

*Celtic win the league title for the first time.

1892

*Celtic win the Scottish Cup for the first time. after beating Queen's Park 5–1 in a replayed final.

1891

*Dumbarton and Rangers share the inaugural Scottish league championship after both finished with 29 points.
*Hearts win the Scottish Cup for the first time. after beating Dumbarton 1–0 in the final.

1889

*Third Lanark defeat Celtic 2–1 in the Scottish Cup final replay to win the trophy for the first time.

1887

*Hibernian win the Scottish Cup for the first time. after beating Dumbarton 2–1 in the final.

1885

*Renton win the Scottish Cup for the first time. after beating Vale of Leven 3–1 in a replayed final.

1884

*Scotland wins the inaugural British Home Championship after winning all three of their matches.

1883

*Dumbarton win the Scottish Cup for the first time. after 2–1 replay win over Vale of Leven.

1877

*Vale of Leven win the Scottish Cup for the first time after beating Rangers 3–2 in a second replay - thereby becoming the first team other than Queen's Park to win the trophy.

1875

First Edinburgh derby takes place on 25 December.Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Hibernian

1874

*Queen's Park defeat Clydesdale 2–0 to win the inaugural Scottish Cup.

1872

* Queen's Park became the first ever Scottish football team to participate in official competition when they played in the 1871–72 FA Cup semi-final against Wanderers, the match ended goalless. Queen's, however, could not afford to extend their stay long enough for the tie to be replayed and were forced to withdraw.

*Scotland and England draw 0–0 in the first ever international football match, played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club.

1870

*First unofficial international match, between England and Scotland, finishes in a 1–0 win for England at the Kennington Oval in London.

1867

*Scotland's oldest club in continuous existence and longest established club Queen's Park F.C. are established.

1827

*World's first footbal club is established in Scotland. Foot Ball Club of Edinburgh become the first ever registered football club in the world.

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