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1965–66 in Scottish football
Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Ayr United
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Celtic
Junior Cup winners
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Dunfermline Athletic, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Kilmarnock
Scotland national team
1966 BHC, 1966 World Cup qualification


The 1965–66 season was the 69th season of Scottish league football.

Scottish League Division One

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 27 3 4 106 30 76 57
2 Rangers 34 25 5 4 91 29 62 55
3 Kilmarnock 34 20 5 9 73 46 27 45
4 Dunfermline Athletic 34 19 6 9 94 55 39 44
5 Dundee United 34 19 5 10 79 51 28 43
6 Hibernian 34 16 6 12 81 55 26 38
7 Heart of Midlothian 34 13 12 9 56 48 8 38
8 Aberdeen 34 15 6 13 61 54 7 36
9 Dundee 34 14 6 14 61 61 0 34
10 Falkirk 34 15 1 18 48 72 −24 31
11 Clyde 34 13 4 17 62 64 −2 30
12 Partick Thistle 34 10 10 14 55 64 −9 30
13 Motherwell 34 12 4 18 52 69 −17 28
14 St. Johnstone 34 9 8 17 58 81 −23 26
15 Stirling Albion 34 9 8 17 40 68 −28 26
16 St. Mirren 34 9 4 21 44 82 −38 22
17 Morton 34 8 5 21 42 84 −42 21
18 Hamilton Academical 34 3 2 29 27 117 −90 8


Champions: Celtic

Relegated: Greenock Morton, Hamilton Academical

Scottish League Division Two

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ayr United 36 22 9 5 78 37 41 53
2 Airdrieonians 36 22 6 8 107 56 51 50
3 Queen of the South 36 18 11 7 73 46 27 47
4 East Fife 36 20 4 12 72 55 17 44
5 Raith Rovers 36 15 11 9 71 43 28 43
6 Arbroath 36 15 13 8 72 52 20 43
7 Albion Rovers 36 18 7 11 58 54 4 43
8 Alloa Athletic 36 14 10 12 65 65 0 38
9 Montrose 36 15 7 14 67 63 4 37
10 Cowdenbeath 36 15 7 14 69 68 1 37
11 Berwick Rangers 36 12 11 13 69 58 11 35
12 Dumbarton 36 14 7 15 63 61 2 35
13 Queen's Park 36 13 7 16 62 65 −3 33
14 Third Lanark 36 12 8 16 55 65 −10 32
15 Stranraer 36 9 10 17 64 83 −19 28
16 Brechin City 36 10 7 19 52 92 −40 27
17 East Stirlingshire 36 9 5 22 59 91 −32 23
18 Stenhousemuir 36 6 7 23 47 93 −46 19
19 Forfar Athletic 36 7 3 26 61 120 −59 17


Promoted: Ayr United, Airdrieonians

Other honours

Cup honours

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1965–66 Rangers 1 – 0 (rep.) Celtic
League Cup Celtic 2 – 1 Rangers
Junior Cup Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 6 – 1 (rep.) Whitburn


Individual honours

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year John Greig Rangers


Scotland national team

Date Venue Opponents Competition Scotland scorer(s)
2 October 1965 Windsor Parkmarker, Belfastmarker (A) 2–3 BHC Alan Gilzean (2)
13 October 1965 Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 1–2 WCQG8 Billy McNeill
9 November 1965 Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 1–0 WCQG8 John Greig
2 October 1965 Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 4–1 BHC Bobby Murdoch (2), Willie Henderson, John Greig
7 December 1965 Stadio San Paolomarker, Naplesmarker (A) 0–3 WCQG8
2 April 1966 Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 3–4 BHC Willie Johnston (2), Denis Law
11 May 1966 Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 0–3 Friendly
18 June 1966 Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 0–1 Friendly
25 June 1966 Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 1–1 Friendly Stevie Chalmers


1966 British Home Championship - Third Place

Key:
  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG8 = World Cup qualifying - Group 8
  • BHC = British Home Championship


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