Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Inter City League

 

Formed in 1899 by Celtic, Queen's Park, Rangers and Third Lanark of the Glasgow League plus Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian, this was one of several 'supplementary leagues' that operated at this time. 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 league continued in 1904-05 with Airdrieonians, Dundee, Falkirk, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian and St Mirren and 1905-06 with Aberdeen, Airdrieonians, Dundee and St Mirren before disbanding.

 

Thanks to Stuart Robertson for the additional results and final tables 1899-1904, Stewart Davidson and Graham Deans.

 

 

 

 

Champions

1899-00 Celtic

1900-01 Third Lanark

1901-02 Heart of Midlothian

1902-03 Heart of Midlothian

1903-04  unfinished

1904-05  unfinished

1905-06 Dundee

1906-1908 no competition

1908-09  unfinished

 

1899-1900

Celtic

Hearts

Hibs

Q P

Rangers

T Lanark

Celtic

X

May 7

5-0

Mar 3

4-1

Jan 20

3-2

Apr 16

2-1

May 5

1-1

Heart of Midlothian

Apr 21

3-2

X

Jan 1

3-3

Apr 28

4-1

Apr 7

4-1

Mar 3

1-3

Hibernian

Dec 29

1-0

Apr 16

0-0

X

Mar 31

5-0

Apr 14

0-1

Mar 10

2-2

Queen’s

Park

Mar 24

1-3

Feb 17

1-0

Dec 9

0-1

X

May 5

1-2

Apr 21

0-0

Rangers

Mar 31

1-2

Dec 30

3-1

Jan 2

3-0

Mar 3

1-3

X

Mar 24

4-1

Third

Lanark

Mar 17

4-4

Mar 31

2-0

Apr 28

1-0

May 2

4-0

Apr 25

4-4

X

 

 

 

 1899-1900

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Celtic

Third Lanark

Rangers

Hibernian

Heart of Midlothian

Queen’s Park

10

10

10

10

10

10

6

4

5

3

3

2

2

5

1

3

2

1

2

1

4

4

5

7

26

22

21

13

16

9

15

16

18

14

21

23

14

13

11

9

8

5

1900-01

Celtic

Hearts

Hibs

QP

Rangers

T Lanark

Celtic

X

Jan 2

3-2

Apr 25

1-2

Mar 2

3-0

Apr 13

1-0

Apr 20

0-2

Heart of Midlothian

Feb 23

3-2

X

May 15

0-1

May 11

4-0

Apr 27

1-1

Apr 15

3-4

Hibernian

May 4

1-0

Jan 1

3-1

X

Apr 6

3-0

Apr 15

1-0

Mar 16

0-2

Queen’s

Park

Apr 30

0-5

May 7

1-0

May 14

1-2

X

Apr 20

1-3

Apr 24

0-3

Rangers

Apr 8

4-3

Mar 2

2-2

Jan 2

2-1

Mar 9

2-2

X

Jan 19

0-2

Third

Lanark

May 18

1-1

Apr 8

1-3

May 11

4-0

Apr 13

3-1

Mar 23

1-4

X

 

 

 

 1900-01

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Third Lanark

Hibernian

Rangers

Celtic

Heart of Midlothian

Queen’s Park

10

10

10

10

10

10

7

7

4

4

3

1

1

0

3

1

2

1

2

3

3

5

5

8

23

14

18

19

19

6

12

11

15

15

18

28

15

14

11

9

8

3

 

 

 

 

1901-02

Celtic

Hearts

Hibs

QP

Rangers

T Lanark

Celtic

X

Mar 31

2-3

Jan 18

0-0

See notes

May 9

2-0

Mar 15

2-0

Heart of Midlothian

Apr 21

4-2

X

May 10

3-2

See notes

Dec 28

2-2

Apr 12

4-1

Hibernian

Jan 4

0-1

May 15

2-3

X

Apr 5

2-1

Apr 21

1-0

May 3

1-0

Queen’s

Park

Apr 19

1-3

May 3

1-2

See notes

X

May 10

1-1

Mar 22

1-2

Rangers

Mar 1

0-5

Apr 19

0-2

May 7

1-1

See notes

X

Mar 8

2-2

Third

Lanark

Mar 29

1-3

Apr 26

1-1

Apr 19

0-2

See notes

Mar 31

5-2

X

Notes:

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

Rangers v Hearts on 19 April was played at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh.

Rangers v Hibernian on 7 May was  played at Catkin Park, Glasgow.

 

 

 1901-02

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Heart of Midlothian

Celtic

Hibernian

Third Lanark

Rangers

Queen’s Park

10

10

10

10

10

10

8

7

5

3

0

0

2

1

2

2

5

2

0

2

3

5

5

8

24

20

12

12

8

5

13

9

5

18

21

10

18

15

12

8

5

2

1902-03

Celtic

Dundee

Hearts

Hibs

Partick

QP

Rangers

St Mirren

T Lanark

Celtic

X

May 2

2-2

Mar 28

2-1

Dundee

X

Mar 14

1-2

Mar 28

2-2

Apr 13

3-0

May 11

0-2

Apr 11

0-1

Apr 22

1-1

Heart of Midlothian

Apr 20

3-0

May 13

1-2

X

Feb 14

4-1

Mar 14

4-2

Mar 28

2-0

Mar 21

2-0

Hibernian

Apr 11

2-1

Jan 17

0-0

X

Feb 28

0-0

May 12

0-1

Partick

Thistle

Apr 25

3-0

Mar 7

0-0

X

Apr 4

2-0

Apr 13

0-3

Queen’s

Park

May 2

2-3

Mar 21

3-2

X

Apr 25

0-2

Rangers

Apr 13

2-2

Jan 31

4-4

Mar 28

5-2

May 9

4-1

X

May 2

0-0

St. Mirren

Apr 4

0-0

Mar 7

3-2

Mar 21

4-0

X

Mar 14

0-0

Third

Lanark

Apr 18

3-0

May 9

1-0

X

Notes:

Hibernian v Third Lanark result was 0-1, but there is currently no record of the date or venue available although it was probably on May 12

Teams played each other once only

 

 

 

 1902-03

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Heart of Midlothian

St Mirren

Third Lanark

Rangers

Hibernian

Dundee

Partick Thistle

Celtic

Queen’s Park

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

5

4

4

3

3

2

2

1

1

2

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

0

1

1

1

2

2

3

4

4

7

19

11

8

17

9

11

7

7

11

9

4

3

15

10

10

16

16

23

12

11

11

9

9

7

6

5

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903-04

Celtic

Dundee

Hearts

Hibs

Partick

QP

Rangers

St Mirren

T Lanark

Celtic

X

Apr 4

0-0

Apr 30

2-0

Dundee

X

Apr 11

1-0

May 14

3-2

Apr 9

3-2

Apr 2

3-1

Apr 16

0-1

Heart of

Midlothian

X

May 7

1-1

Mar 26

4-0

Apr 16

1-0

Mar 19

1-0

Apr 23

2-1

Apr 9

3-2

Hibernian

X

Mar 5

1-0

Apr 18

3-0

Mar 26

2-1

Partick

Thistle

Apr 2

1-1

X

Apr 30

2-2

Queen’s

Park

X

Mar 12

2-0

Apr 2

Rangers

Apr 23

1-1

X

Apr 4

1-2

May 10

4-1

St. Mirren

May 14

2-1

Mar 19

6-0

Apr 4

2-1

X

Third

Lanark

Apr 26

2-1

May 12

0-1

X

Notes: Competition was not completed.

Teams played each other once only

 

 

 

 1903-04

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Heart of Midlothian

Hibernian

St Mirren

Dundee

Queen’s Park

Third Lanark

Celtic

Rangers

Partick Thistle

7

7

6

6

5

5

2

8

7

5

3

4

4

2

2

1

1

0

1

3

0

0

1

0

1

1

3

1

1

2

2

2

3

0

6

4

12

10

14

11

5

6

2

8

7

5

6

7

8

4

9

0

17

19

11

9

8

8

5

4

3

3

3

1904-05

Airdrieonians

Dundee

Heart of Midlothian

Hibernian

St Mirren

Airdrieonians

X

8 Apr

2-2

1 Apr

3-1

 

15 Apr

1-0

Dundee

18 Feb

3-0

X

10 Apr

3-0

1 May

2-0

3 Jan

3-0

Heart of Midlothian

X

18 Mar

1-1

21 Jan

3-3

Hibernian

8 May

0-1

11 Mar

2-1

X

 

St Mirren

22 Apr

1-2

4 Feb

3-0

24 Apr

2-0

X

 

Dundee v Hibernian abandoned due to thunderstorm, 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

 

 

 

 

 

1905-06

Aberdeen

Airdrieonians

Dundee

St Mirren

Aberdeen

X

 

7 Apr

1-1

1 Jan

0-1

Airdrieonians

NOT

PLAYED

X

 

 

Dundee

 

12 May

3-1

X

2 Jan

5-1

St Mirren

 

9 Apr

2-0

 

X

 

Teams played each other once only

 

 

 1905-06

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

Dundee

St Mirren

Aberdeen

Airdrieonians

3

3

2

2

2

2

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

2

9

4

1

1

3

5

2

5

5

4

1

0

 

 

 

 

1908-09

Aberdeen

Airdrieonians

Dundee

Aberdeen

X

 

 

 

Airdrieonians

 

X

 

 

Dundee

 

5 Oct

3-1

X

 

 

 

 

 

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