Killie History Seasons 1960-61 to
"The Glory Days"
Killie started the decade of the 60's coming off their most successful
season ever (thus far!), as they finished "double runners-up". in
season 1959-60. (The
1960-61 Scottish League Cup
1960-61 Killie lose 2-0 to
Rangers in the Scottish League Cup final. (right).
Killie also finish Scottish Division 1
runners up for the second consecutive season.
Willie Tonner wins
the "Scotland Footballer of the Year"
1961-62 New Killie emblem
created. Out with the hoops and in with the soon to be famous Blue &
1962-63 Scottish League Cup
1962-63 Killie lose 1-0 to
Hearts in the Scottish League Cup final.
The game is remembered by many for
referee Tiny Wharton decision to disallow a "perfectly good"
headed goal in the final seconds from
This remains to this day as the only major Scottish honour that Killie
have failed to capture.
Killie go on to finish as Scottish Division 1 runners up. This now marks
the 3rd time in 4 seasons, that Killie have finished second best!
1963-64 Killie again finish
runners up in the Scottish First Division. Killie also qualify to play
in Europe for the first time.
European Fairs Cities Cup
1964-65 Kilmarnock win
the Scottish League Championship,
after previously finishing runners
up four of the five prior seasons.
The title goes down to final match where Killie had to beat Hearts by 2
goals to nil, and did exactly that! For more on that unforgettable day
Killie also beat in their first ever Euro
tie Eintracht Frankfurt 5-4
after being 0-4 down (0-3 from the away
leg) in the European Fairs Cup.
Willie Waddell resigns as manager (goto 1950-2005
McDonald (pictured below left) takes over as manager.
1964-65 Scottish League
Champions Kilmarnock FC
For more info on the 1964-65 Killie Championship
Killie In Europe Here
1965-66 Killie are knocked
out of the European Cup by Real Madrid 7-3, after a creditable 2-2 draw
at Rugby Park. Killie finish 3rd in the first division.
gets his first of 3 Scotland caps in his debut Vs Finland
European Fairs Cities Semi-Final
1966-67 This was Killie's
best ever season in Europe reaching the
semi-final of the Fair Cities
Cup after defeating Royal Antwerp of Belgium 8-2 on aggregate with goals
from McInally, Queen, McLean and Watson. The Killie team of Ferguson,
King, McFadzean, O'Connor,
McLean, Queen, Murray, C
Watson, McIlroy beat La Gantoise of Ghent 3-1 on aggregate, Carl
Bertleson being the only change over the two legs.
The quarter final saw
Killie being paired with Lokomotiv Leipzig of Germany after losing 1-0
in the first leg, Goals from McFadzean and McIlroy set us up for a
semi final against Leeds United.
1967-68 Killie finish 7th
in the first division.
McDonald resigns as manager in March 1968
Walter McCrae (pictured below left) takes over. Jackie McInally is sold to Motherwell &
Davie Sneddon departs to Raith Rovers.
Leader Aleksei Kosygin comes to Rugby Park
During the summer of 1968
Killie's floodlight system was upgraded to accommodate live TV
broadcasts, including the pylon being erected next to the East
Killie finish 4th in the first division and qualify for Europe
for a 4th time.
Kilmarnock play their
100 year history
Centenary Match on April 12th 1969 against Eintracht Frankfurt and
Gerry Queen is sold at the end of the season to Crystal Place.
In April 1969 after Killie had
hosted Celtic our 1964-65 Championship flag went missing, only to be
found days later in a Queen St Station locker. The above picture shows
the flag being re-hoisted at its rightful home (remember the old Johnnie
Walker Half-Time scoreboard ?)
69-70 Scottish Cup Semi-Final
1969-70 Kilmarnock finish
6th in the first division, and reach the Scottish Cup Semi Finals, and
knock out Zurich & Slavia Sofia in the European Fairs Cup. Killie full
back Billy Dickson plays for Scotland in April 1970 against England and
marks Geoff Hurst out of the game in 0-0 draw (Killie's Tommy McLean is
on the bench also !!). It will be 18 years before a Killie star dons the
dark blue jersey again for Scotland in a non-goalkeeping position!
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Here Manager History
Here Programme History
Rugby Park History Here
Killie in Europe Here Squad Pic's