Inter-City League

including the Glasgow League

 

Page created: 5 August 2020

Updated:

 

The Glasgow League was founded in 1895 in order to increase the number of competitive fixtures for the city's Scottish League clubs. It disbanded in 1899 when four of its clubs joined with Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian to form the Inter-City League. The Glasgow League was reformed for two seasons in 1904.

 

The Inter-City League was formed in 1899 by Celtic, Queen's Park, Rangers and Third Lanark of the Glasgow League plus Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian. When Dundee, Partick Thistle and St Mirren joined in 1902, the fixture list was adjusted and the clubs met each other once only. This remained the league's line-up until 1904 when the Glasgow sides left to reform the Glasgow League. The Glasgow clubs left the league in 1904 to reform the Glsgow League and the Inter-City League continued with Airdrieonians, Dundee, Falkirk, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian and St Mirren and in 1905-06 with Aberdeen, Airdrieonians, Dundee and St Mirren before disbanding.

 

 

 

Winners

 

Glasgow League

1895-96 Rangers

1896-97 Queen's Park

1897-98 Rangers

1898-99 Celtic

1899-1904  no competition

1904-05 Third Lanark

1905-06 Third Lanark

Inter-City League

1899-00 Celtic

1900-01 3rd Lanark RV

1901-02 Heart of Midlothian

1902-03 Heart of Midlothian

1903-04  unfinished

1904-05  unfinished

1905-06 Dundee

 

 

1895-96 Glasgow League

 

 

Celt

QP

Rang

3LRV

Celtic

 

25 Apr

0-3

21 Mar

3-2

18 Apr

1-2

Queen’s Park

1 Feb

1-2

 

18 Apr

1-2

11 Apr

0-2

Rangers

11 Apr

2-2

28 Mar

7-2

 

14 Mar

6-2

3rd Lanark RV

28 Mar

1-4

21 Mar

4-1

6 Apr

1-3

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Rangers

6

4

1

1

22

11

9

Celtic

6

3

1

2

12

11

7

3rd Lanark RV

6

3

0

3

12

15

6

Queen’s Park

6

1

0

5

8

17

2

 

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Glasgow League

 

 

Celt

Clyde

QP

Rang

3LRV

Celtic

 

16 Jan

2-0

3 May

0-4

1 May

1-1

18 Apr

3-1

Clyde

20 Mar

0-8

 

21 Nov

5-0

8 May

0-7

2 Jan

2-2

Queen’s Park

17 Apr

2-0

3 Apr

3-1

 

27 Feb

1-1

11 Apr

4-2

Rangers

2 Jan

3-0

28 Apr

4-0

10 Apr

0-3

 

12 May

4-1

3rd Lanark RV

27 Mar

0-1

13 Mar

7-2

16 Nov

1-6

4 May

4-3

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Queen’s Park

8

6

1

1

23

10

13

Rangers

8

4

2

2

23

10

10

Celtic

8

4

1

3

15

11

9

3rd Lanark RV

8

2

1

5

18

25

5

Clyde

8

1

1

6

10

33

3

 

 

 

 

1897-98 Glasgow League

 

 

Celt

Clyde

QP

Rang

3LRV

Celtic

 

9 Apr

3-0

23 Apr

3-4

20 Apr

3-2

19 Mar

4-3

Clyde

27 Apr

3-1

 

12 Feb

0-4

4 Apr

3-2

26 Mar

3-1

Queen’s Park

19 Feb

4-2

19 Mar

4-3

 

27 Apr

2-4

18 Apr

1-1

Rangers

30 Apr

4-3

29 Jan

5-3

16 Apr

2-0

 

23 Apr

3-1

3rd Lanark RV

25 Apr

2-2

16 Apr

4-1

30 Apr

2-4

13 Apr

0-5

 

 

12 Feb Clyde v Queen’s Park abandoned 10 minutes from time after the referee took ill and was unable to continue, however the result stood

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Rangers

8

6

0

2

27

15

12

Queen’s Park

8

5

1

2

23

17

11

Celtic

8

3

1

4

21

22

7

Clyde

8

3

0

5

16

24

6

3rd Lanark RV

8

1

2

5

14

23

4

 

 

 

 

 

1898-99 Glasgow League

 

 

Celt

Clyde

PT

QP

Rang

3LRV

Celtic

 

3 Jan

2-1

26 Apr

3-0

21 Jan

2-2

6 May

4-1

3 Apr

2-1

Clyde

11 Feb

2-5

 

21 Jan

3-4

18 Mar

1-2

8 Apr

1-3

4 Mar

5-2

Partick Thistle

29 Apr

1-3

11 Mar

5-1

 

1 Apr

1-3

3 Jan

2-8

8 Apr

0-3

Queen’s Park

10 May

1-5

6 May

0-1

3 May

4-0

 

15 May

3-4

15 Apr

2-0

Rangers

13 May

1-1

9 May

4-1

18 Mar

4-1

29 Apr

1-1

 

11 Mar

0-0

3rd Lanark RV

18 Mar

2-3

29 Apr

3-1

13 May

1-0

7 Jan

2-1

21 Jan

1-2

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Celtic

10

8

2

0

30

12

18

Rangers

10

6

3

1

28

15

15

Queen’s Park

10

4

2

4

19

17

10

3rd Lanark RV

10

4

1

5

15

16

9

Clyde

10

2

0

8

17

30

4

Partick Thistle

10

2

0

8

14

33

4

 

 

 

 

 

1899-1900 Inter-City League

 

 

Celt

Heart

Hib

QP

Rang

3LRV

Celtic

 

7 May

5-0

3 Mar

4-1

20 Jan

3-2

16 Apr

2-1

5 May

1-1

Heart of Midlothian

21 Apr

3-2

 

1 Jan

3-3

28 Apr

4-1

7 Apr

4-1

3 Mar

1-3

Hibernian

29 Dec

1-0

16 Apr

0-0

 

31 Mar

5-0

14 Apr

0-1

10 Mar

2-2

Queen’s Park

24 Mar

1-3

17 Feb

1-0

9 Dec

0-1

 

5 May

1-2

21 Apr

0-0

Rangers

31 Mar

1-2

30 Dec

3-1

2 Jan

3-0

3 Mar

1-3

 

24 Mar

4-1

3rd Lanark RV

17 Mar

4-4

31 Mar

2-0

28 Apr

1-0

2 May

4-0

25 Apr

4-4

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Celtic

10

6

2

2

26

15

14

3rd Lanark RV

10

4

5

1

22

16

13

Rangers

10

5

1

4

21

18

11

Hibernian

10

3

3

4

13

14

9

Heart of Midlothian

10

3

2

5

16

21

8

Queen’s Park

10

2

1

7

9

23

5

 

 

 

 

1900-01 Inter-City League

 

 

Celt

Heart

Hib

QP

Rang

3LRV

Celtic

 

2 Jan

3-2

24 Apr

1-2

2 Mar

3-0

13 Apr

1-0

20 Apr

0-2

Heart of Midlothian

23 Feb

3-2

 

15 May

0-1

11 May

4-0

27 Apr

1-1

15 Apr

3-4

Hibernian

4 May

1-0

1 Jan

3-1

 

6 Apr

3-0

15 Apr

1-0

16 Mar

0-2

Queen’s Park

30 Apr

0-5

7 May

1-0

14 May

1-2

 

20 Apr

1-3

24 Apr

0-3

Rangers

8 Apr

4-3

2 Mar

2-2

2 Jan

2-1

9 Mar

2-2

 

19 Jan

0-2

3rd Lanark RV

18 May

1-1

8 Apr

1-3

11 May

4-0

13 Apr

3-1

23 Mar

1-4

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Celtic

10

6

2

2

26

15

14

3rd Lanark RV

10

4

5

1

22

16

13

Rangers

10

5

1

4

21

18

11

Hibernian

10

3

3

4

13

14

9

Heart of Midlothian

10

3

2

5

16

21

8

Queen’s Park

10

2

1

7

9

23

5

 

 

 

 

1901-02 Inter-City League

 

 

Celt

Heart

Hib

QP

Rang

3LRV

Celtic

 

31 Mar

2-3

18 Jan

0-0

NOT

PLAYED

9 May

2-0

15 Mar

2-0

Heart of Midlothian

21 Apr

4-2

 

10 May

3-2

NOT

PLAYED

28 Dec

2-2

12 Apr

4-1

Hibernian

4 Jan

0-1

15  May

2-3

 

5 Apr

2-1

21 Apr

1-0

3 May

1-0

Queen’s Park

 19 Apr

1-3

3 May

1-2

NOT

PLAYED

 

10 May

1-1

22 Mar

1-2

Rangers

1 Mar

0-5

19 Apr

0-2

7 May

1-1

NOT

PLAYED

 

8 Mar

2-2

3rd Lanark RV

29 Mar

1-3

26 Apr

1-1

19 Apr

0-2

NOT

PLAYED

31 Mar

5-2

 

 

Queen’s Park only played the other clubs once with double points awarded for a win or a draw

19 Apr Rangers v Hearts was played at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh

7 May Rangers v Hibernian played at Catkin Park, Glasgow

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

10

8

2

0

24

13

18

Celtic

10

7

1

2

20

9

15

Hibernian

10

5

2

3

12

5

12

3rd Lanark RV

10

3

2

5

12

18

8

Rangers

10

0

5

5

8

21

5

Queen’s Park

10

0

2

8

5

10

2

 

 

 

 

1902-03 Inter-City League

 

 

Celt

Dund

Heart

Hib

PT

QP

Rang

StM

3LRV

Celtic

 

2 May

2-2

 

 

 

28 Mar

2-1

 

 

 

Dundee

 

 

 

14 Mar

1-2

28 Mar

2-2

13 Apr

3-0

11 May

0-2

11 Apr

0-1

22 Apr

1-1

Heart of Midlothian

20 Apr

3-0

13 May

1-2

 

 

14 Feb

4-1

14 Mar

4-2

 

28 Mar

2-0

21 Mar

2-0

Hibernian

11 Apr

2-1

 

17 Jan

0-0

 

 

 

 

28 Feb

0-0

? May

0-1

Partick Thistle

25 Apr

3-0

 

 

7 Mar

0-0

 

 

4 Apr

2-0

13 Apr

0-3

 

Queen’s Park

 

 

 

2 May

2-3

21 Mar

3-2

 

 

 

25 Apr

0-2

Rangers

13 Apr

2-2

 

31 Jan

4-4

28 Mar

5-2

 

9 May

4-1

 

 

2 May

0-0

St Mirren

4 Apr

0-0

 

 

 

 

7 Mar

3-2

21 Mar

4-0

 

14 Mar

0-0

3rd Lanark RV

18 Apr

3-0

 

 

 

9 May

1-0

 

 

 

 

 

Teams played each other once only

 

Hibernian v Third Lanark result was 0-1, although there is currently no record of the date or venue available it was after 11 May

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

8

5

2

1

19

9

12

St Mirren

8

4

3

1

11

4

11

3rd Lanark RV

8

4

3

1

8

3

11

Rangers

8

3

3

2

17

15

9

Hibernian

8

3

3

2

9

10

9

Dundee

8

2

3

3

11

10

7

Partick Thistle

8

2

2

4

7

16

6

Celtic

8

1

3

4

7

16

5

Queen’s Park

8

1

0

7

11

23

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903-04 Inter-City League

 

 

Celt

Dund

Heart

Hib

PT

QP

Rang

StM

TL

Celtic

 

 

 

4 Apr

0-0

 

 

30 Apr

2-0

 

 

Dundee

 

 

11 Apr

1-0

14 May

3-2

9 Apr

3-2

 

2 Apr

3-1

 

16 Apr

0-1

Heart of Midlothian

 

 

 

7 May

1-1

26 Mar

4-0

16 Apr

1-0

19 Mar

1-0

23 Apr

2-1

9 Apr

3-2

Hibernian

 

 

 

 

 

5 Mar

1-0

18 Apr

3-0

26 Mar

2-1

 

Partick Thistle

 

 

 

2 Apr

1-1

 

30 Apr

2-2

 

 

 

Queen’s Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Mar

2-0

 

 

Rangers

 

 

 

 

23 Apr

1-1

 

 

4 Apr

1-2

10 May

4-1

St. Mirren

 

14 May

2-1

 

 

19 Mar

6-0

 

 

 

 

Third Lanark

 

 

 

 

26 Apr

2-1

12 May

0-1

 

 

 

 

Teams played each other once only

 

14 May Dundee fielded two teams

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Heart of Midlothian

7

5

1

1

12

5

11

Hibernian

7

3

3

1

10

6

9

Dundee

6

4

0

2

11

8

8

St Mirren

5

3

0

2

12

6

6

Queen’s Park

5

2

1

2

5

4

5

Third Lanark

5

2

0

3

6

9

4

Celtic

2

1

1

0

2

0

3

Rangers

8

1

1

6

7

15

3

Partick Thistle

7

0

3

4

7

19

3

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

 

 

1904-05 Inter-City League

 

 

Aird

Dund

Heart

Hib

StM

Airdrieonians

 

8 Apr

2-2

1 Apr

3-1

 

15 Apr

1-0

Dundee

18 Feb

3-0

 

10 Apr

3-0

1 May

2-0

3 Jan

3-0

Heart of Midlothian

 

 

 

18 Mar

1-1

21 Jan

3-3

Hibernian

8 May

0-1

11 Mar

2-1

 

 

 

St Mirren

22 Apr

1-2

4 Feb

3-0

 

24 Apr

2-0

 

 

Dundee v Hibernian was originally abandoned due to a thunderstorm and replayed on 1 May

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dundee

7

4

1

2

14

7

9

Airdrieonians

6

4

1

1

9

7

9

St Mirren

6

2

1

3

9

9

5

Hibernian

5

1

1

3

3

7

3

Heart of Midlothian

4

0

2

2

5

10

2

 

Competition unfinished

 

 

 

 

1904-05 Glasgow League

 

 

Celt

PT

QP

Rang

TL

Celtic

 

15 Apr

3-3

1 May

0-1

13 May

0-2

29 Apr

2-1

Partick Thistle

1 Apr

2-1

 

25 Mar

0-1

4 Mar

1-0

24 Apr

1-2

Queen’s Park

22 Apr

2-2

29 Apr

2-0

 

8 May

0-2

15 May

1-3

Rangers

6 May

1-2

22 Apr

3-4

24 Apr

3-2

 

3 May

0-0

Third Lanark

10 May

2-0

13 May

3-0

6 May

2-0

19 Apr

1-4

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Third Lanark

8

5

1

2

14

8

11

Rangers

8

4

1

3

15

10

9

Partick Thistle

8

3

1

4

11

15

7

Queen’s Park

8

3

1

4

9

12

7

Celtic

8

2

2

4

10

14

6

 

 

 

 

1905-06 Inter-City League

 

 

Aber

Aird

Dund

StM

Aberdeen

 

 

7 Apr

1-1

1 Jan

0-1

Airdrieonians

NOT

PLAYED

 

 

 

Dundee

 

12 May

3-1

 

2 Jan

5-1

St Mirren

 

9 Apr

2-0

 

 

 

Teams played each other once only

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Dundee

3

2

1

0

9

3

5

St Mirren

3

2

0

1

4

5

4

Aberdeen

2

0

1

1

1

2

1

Airdrieonians

2

0

0

2

1

5

0

 

 

 

 

 

1905-06 Glasgow League

 

 

Celt

Clyde

PT

QP

Rang

TL

Celtic

 

 

 

28 Apr

2-0

31 Mar

0-3

7 May

0-1

Clyde

17 Mar

1-0

 

12 May

0-2

 

14 Apr

0-0

4 Apr

0-1

Partick Thistle

9 Apr

2-8

 

 

 

 

 

Queen’s  Park

 

11 Apr

2-3

21 Apr

2-0

 

1 May

0-3

 

Rangers

 

 

16 Apr

1-0

 

 

21 Mar

0-2

Third Lanark

 

 

23 Apr

0-1

16 Apr

1-0

 

 

 

Teams played each other once only

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Third Lanark

5

4

0

1

5

1

8

Rangers

5

3

1

1

7

2

7

Clyde

5

2

1

2

4

5

5

Celtic

5

2

0

3

10

7

4

Partick Thistle

5

2

0

3

5

11

4

Queen’s Park

5

1

0

4

4

9

2