Football in the Fifties

The 1950s was a watershed for Scottish football. As huge post war crowds continued to grace Scottish football grounds, the domestic game was as popular as ever and the British International Championships remained a priority at international level. This decade, however, was the beginning of a brave new adventure as Scotland competed at the World Cup Finals for the first time, and Scottish clubs, led by Hibernian FC took the first tentative steps in European club competition.

The 1950s was the era of the ‘Famous Five’ (Hibernian FC), the ‘Iron Curtain’ defence (Rangers FC), the ‘Terrible Trio’ (Hearts FC) the ‘Ancel Babes’ (Motherwell FC).and the ‘Magnificent Magyars’ (Hungary). Each would make a significant contribution to the Scottish game.

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Rangers Exhibition