1878–79 in Scottish football

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1878–79 in Scottish football
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Scottish Cup winners
Vale of Leven

The 1878–79 season was the sixth season of competitive football in Scotland. This season saw the introduction of the third regional competition with the inaugural playing of the Renfrewshire Cup.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Winner Score Runner-up
Vale of Leven 1 – 1[1] Rangers

County honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Ayrshire Cup Kilmarnock Athletic 2 – 1 * Kilmarnock Portland
Edinburgh FA Cup Hibernian 2 – 0 * Hearts
Renfrewshire Cup Thornliebank 2 – 0 dagger Arthurlie

* - replay
dagger - second replay

Other honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Glasgow Charity Cup Rangers 2 – 1 Vale of Leven

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2]
5 April 1879 Kennington Oval, London  England 4–5
7 April 1879 Acton Park, Wrexham  Wales 3–0


  1. ^ Rangers failed to appear for the replay and so the Cup was awarded to Vale of Leven.
  2. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

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