Scottish First Division top-scorers' 1890-1915

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Scottish First Division top-scorers' 1890-1915

Post by kjell » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 pm


I am trying to sort out an overview of the top-scorers of the different League around Britain. For the Scottish First Division there are some differences between sources. Are one source assumed to be more correct, or official?

The differences:
1892-93: John James Campbell (Celtic) and Alex "Sandy" McMahon (Celtic) - 11 goals;
** Some sources have Campbell alone as top-scorer with 15 goals.
1893-94: Alex "Sandy" McMahon (Celtic) - 16 goals;
** Some sources have McMahon down with 18 goals;
1895-96: Allan Martin (Celtic) - 19 goals;
** Some sources have Martin down with 18 goals;
1896-97: William Taylor (Hearts) - 12 goals;
** Some sources have Celtic's Alex King also on 12 goals;
1898-99: Robert Cumming Hamilton (Glasgow Rangers) - 25 goals;
** Some sources have Hamilton on 21 goals;
1899-00: Robert Cumming Hamilton (Glasgow Rangers) and William Michael (Hearts) - 15 goals;
** Some sources have Hamilton alone on top with 17 goals;
1902-03: David Reid (Hibernian) - 14 goals;
** Some sources have Reid on 15 goals;
1907-08: John Simpson (Falkirk) - 32 goals;
** Some sources have Simpson down with 33 goals;
1908-09: John Bryson "Sailor" Hunter (Dundee) - 29 goals;
** Some sources have Hunter on 28 goals;

Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered!!


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Re: Scottish First Division top-scorers' 1890-1915

Post by Alan Brown » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:38 am

This is a bit of a tricky one to answer Kjell! A lot of the time newspapers would have credited different players for goals scored, but I think if you use the figures from the complete records books then they will be the most accurate. Hope this helps.

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