1920 Scottish Cup Winners
1923 Willie Culley (pictured
right) plays his last
games for Killie , he finishes his career with 159 goals in 317
He remains to this day as Killie's all time goal scorer.
1928-29 Season Ticket
Spence (manager) &
McCulloch (Chairman) with the 1929 Scottish Cup
1929 April 6th, Kilmarnock
defeat Rangers 2-0, to win the Scottish Cup
for the second time, at Hampden front of 114,708 fans. It will be 68
years before Killie lift the cup again
at the end of the 1996-97 season.
1928-29 Scottish Cup Winners Kilmarnock FC
1932-33 Scottish Cup Runners
Up Kilmarnock FC
1932 Killie are Scottish Cup
1937-38 Scottish Cup Runners
Up Kilmarnock FC
Scottish Cup Final
1937 Killie replace manager Hugh
Spence with former Celtic great Jimmy McGrory.
1938 Killie are Scottish Cup
Mar 1938 Benny Thomson Scores the Winner Vs
1939-45 2nd World War. Thomson
(above & left) is the only Killie player "lost" during the war.
Rugby Park is used as a
munitions dump by the Army during the war, and was rebuilt by the army
after the war.
1944 Rugby Park During WW II
1945 Killie name Tommy Smith to managed Killie, (as McGrory went to
Parkhead to become Celtic manager.) He is manager from 1945-47,
and resigned due to ill-health, and also the pressure of building a team
from scratch after WW II.
1947 Kilmarnock relegated to the second division, and Tom Mather
(right) is named manager 1947- 48. Tom made little impact with Killie.
1948 -50 Alex Hastings, become
the next Killie boss, he was a former Scottish international that had won the
English League while with Sunderland as a player. Alex became the 3rd
straight "dud" and lasted only 2 years between 1948-50.
Hastings is replaced by
in May of 1950
Killie finish the decade of the 40's as proud club floundering in
post-war Scotland, in the middle half of the "B" division. Not to worry
here comes the 50's!