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1970–71 in Scottish football
Division One champions
Celtic
Division Two champions
Partick Thistle
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Rangers
Junior Cup winners
Cambuslang Rangers
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Rangers
Scotland national team
1971 BHC, UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying


The 1970–71 season was the 74th season of Scottish league football.

Scottish League Division One

Aberdeen, with a 15 game unbeaten run, led the league from December until the last week of the season. Aberdeen faced Celtic in their penultimategame needing a win to almost cetainly clinch the title, but could only draw 1–1 and then they lost their last game, at Falkirk, allowing Celticto take the championship by 2 points.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic 34 25 6 3 89 23 66 56
2 Aberdeen 34 24 6 4 68 18 50 54
3 St. Johnstone 34 19 6 9 59 44 15 44
4 Rangers 34 16 9 9 58 34 24 41
5 Dundee 34 14 10 10 53 45 8 38
6 Dundee United 34 14 8 12 53 54 −1 36
7 Falkirk 34 13 9 12 46 53 −7 35
8 Morton 34 13 8 13 44 44 0 34
9 Airdrieonians 34 13 8 13 60 65 −5 34
10 Motherwell 34 13 8 13 43 47 −4 34
11 Heart of Midlothian 34 13 7 14 41 40 1 33
12 Hibernian 34 10 10 14 47 53 −6 30
13 Kilmarnock 34 10 8 16 43 67 −24 28
14 Ayr United 34 9 8 17 37 54 −17 26
15 Clyde 34 8 10 16 33 59 −26 26
16 Dunfermline Athletic 34 6 11 17 44 56 −12 23
17 St. Mirren 34 7 9 18 38 56 −18 23
18 Cowdenbeath 34 7 3 24 33 69 −36 17


Champions: Celtic

Relegated: St. Mirren, Cowdenbeath

Scottish League Division Two

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Partick Thistle 36 23 10 3 78 26 52 56
2 East Fife 36 22 7 7 86 44 42 51
3 Arbroath 36 19 8 9 80 52 28 46
4 Dumbarton 36 19 6 11 87 46 41 44
5 Clydebank 36 17 8 11 57 43 14 42
6 Montrose 36 17 7 12 78 64 14 41
7 Albion Rovers 36 15 9 12 53 52 1 39
8 Raith Rovers 36 15 9 12 62 62 0 39
9 Stranraer 36 14 8 14 54 52 2 36
10 Stenhousemuir 36 14 8 14 64 70 −6 36
11 Queen of the South 36 13 9 14 50 56 −6 35
12 Stirling Albion 36 12 8 16 61 61 0 32
13 Queen's Park 36 13 4 19 51 72 −21 30
14 Berwick Rangers 36 10 10 16 42 60 −18 30
15 Forfar Athletic 36 9 11 16 63 75 −12 29
16 Alloa Athletic 36 9 11 16 56 86 −30 29
17 East Stirlingshire 36 9 9 18 57 86 −29 27
18 Hamilton Academical 36 8 7 21 50 79 −29 23
19 Brechin City 36 6 7 23 30 73 −43 19


Promoted: Partick Thistle, East Fife

Other honours

Cup honours

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1970–71 Celtic 2 – 1 (rep.) Rangers
League Cup Rangers 1 – 0 Celtic
Junior Cup Cambuslang Rangers 2 – 1 Newtongrange Star


Individual honours

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Martin Buchan Aberdeen


Scotland national team

Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Scotland scorer(s)
11 November Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 1–0 ECQG5 John O'Hare
3 February Stade Sclessin, Liegemarker (A) 0–3 ECQG5
21 April Estadio da Luzmarker, Lisbonmarker (A) 0–2 ECQG5
15 May Ninian Parkmarker, Cardiffmarker (A) 0–0 BHC
18 May Hampden Parkmarker, Glasgowmarker (H) 0–1 BHC
22 May Wembley Stadiummarker, Londonmarker (A) 1–3 BHC Hugh Curran
9 June Idraetsparkenmarker, Copenhagenmarker (A) 0–1 ECQG5
14 June Lenin Stadiummarker, Moscowmarker (A) 0–1 Friendly


Key:
  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG5 = European Championship qualifying - Group 5
  • BHC = British Home Championship


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