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Timeline of Scottish football

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Title: Timeline of Scottish football  
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Subject: History of football in Scotland, 1840s in association football, 1897 in association football, 1871 in association football, 1892 in association football
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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.


1860s – 1870s – 1880s – 1890s – 1900s – 1910s – 1920s – 1930s – 1940s – 1950s – 1960s – 1970s – 1980s – 1990s – 2000s – 2010s

2010s

2015

2014

2013

2012

2000s

2009

2008

2007

2005

  • Rangers win the Scottish league championship on the last day of the season, as Celtic concede two late goals against Motherwell.[16]

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1990s

1999

1998

1997

  • Rangers win their ninth league championship in a row, equaling the record set by Celtic.

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

  • Rangers win the league championship thanks to a decisive win against Aberdeen on the final day of the season.

1990

1980s

1989

1987

  • IFK Göteborg.

1986

  • Scotland are knocked out of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at the group stage, having taken one point from three matches.
  • Celtic win the league championship on goal difference, ahead of Hearts. Two late goals scored by Dundee cost Hearts the championship.
  • Graeme Souness is appointed player/manager of Rangers. This marks the start of a significant change at Rangers, as they spend significant amounts of money in attracting star players to the club from England.

1985

1983

1970s

1979

1978

  • Scotland are knocked out of the 1978 FIFA World Cup at the group stage, having taken three points (one win, one draw) from three matches.

1975

1974

1973

1972

1971

1970

1960s

1967

1965

  • Kilmarnock win the league title for the first time, defeating Hearts 2–0 on the final day of the season to win the league on goal average ahead of Hearts.

1962

  • Dundee win the league title for the first time.

1961

1950s

1958

1957

1956

1955

1954

1951

1950

1940s

1947

1946

1930s

1939

  • Competitive football is suspended due to the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe, during the early stages of the 1939–40 season.

1937

1932

  • Motherwell win the league title for the first time.

1931

1920s

1929

1928

1926

1924

1922

1910s

1913

1900s

1910

1909

1907

1904

1903

  • Hibernian win the league title for the first time.

1902

1890s

1899

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

1895

1894

1893

  • Celtic win the league title for the first time.

1892

1891

1890

1880s

1889

1887

1885

1884

1883

1870s

1877

1876

1874

1873

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.

1870

  • The first representative match is played between England and Scotland, although this is not considered to be an official international match.

1860s

1867

  • Scotland's oldest club in continuous existence and longest established club Queen's Park are established.

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