Scottish Premiership

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Scottish Premiership
Association Scottish Football Association
First edition 2013/14
hierarchy 1st League
Teams 12 teams
master Celtic Glasgow
Record champions Scottish Premiership:
Celtic Glasgow  (7)
Glasgow Rangers  (54)
Current season 2019/20
Qualification for Champions League
Europa League
Championship (II)

The Scottish Premiership (sponsored name Ladbrokes Premiership ) has been the top football league in Scotland and a division of the Scottish Professional Football League since 2013 . It was founded in July 2013 as the successor to the Scottish Premier League . The record champions of the Scottish Premiership are Celtic Glasgow , which won all seven events. The record champions of the Scottish championship are the Glasgow Rangers (most recently in 2011 ) with a total of 54 titles, followed by the reigning champions Celtic Glasgow with 51 championships.

Competition mode

The twelve teams in the league play 38 game days per season: After 33 game days, in which all teams compete against each other three times, the league is divided into two groups with the six best and worst teams. Now the teams of the respective groups play against each other once either for the championship (group of the six best teams) or against relegation (group of the six bad teams). After these five more match days, the season is over. Thus, at the end of the season, for example, the seventh placed can have more points than the sixth placed.

The first in the group with the six best clubs is the Scottish champions . The bottom of the table in the group with the six bad clubs is relegated and is replaced by the master of the Scottish Championship , provided that he meets certain economic criteria (e.g. full profitability) and requirements for his stadium (purely seated stadium, etc.). The bottom of the table plays in playoffs with the second to fourth placed from the championship for his place in the Premiership.

Members of the Scottish Premiership

Location of the clubs of the Scottish Premiership 2019/20

The following twelve teams will play in the Scottish Premiership in the 2019/20 season .


Aberdeen FC Celtic Glasgow Hamilton Academical Heart of Midlothian Hibernian Edinburgh FC Kilmarnock
Pittodrie Stadium Celtic Park New Douglas Park Tynecastle Park Easter Road Rugby park
Places: 20,866 Places: 60,411 Seats: 5,510 Places: 20,099 Places: 20,421 Places: 8,023
Inside Pittodrie Stadium.  - - 109557.jpg Celtic Park3.jpg New Douglas Park - 1.jpg Tynecastle Stadium 2007.jpg Easter Road 2010.JPG Rugby Park.jpg
Livingston FC Motherwell FC Glasgow Rangers Ross County St. Johnstone FC FC St. Mirren
Tony Macaroni Arena Fir Park Ibrox Stadium Victoria Park McDiarmid Park The Paisley 2021 Stadium
Places: 17,889 Places: 8,716 Places: 50,817 Places: 8,000 Places: 6.541 Places: 10,696
Almondvale Stadium, Livingston.jpg Fir Park, Motherwell.  - - 219204.jpg Ibrox Inside.jpg Victoria park 2.jpg McDiarmid Park.jpg StMirren (2) .jpg


season Scottish Champion  (total / SPC) Top scorer Player election of
the footballer of the year
Journalists' election
for Footballer of the Year
2013/14 Celtic Glasgow  (45/1) Kris Commons 27 (Celtic Glasgow) Kris Commons (Celtic Glasgow) Kris Commons (Celtic Glasgow)
2014/15 Celtic Glasgow  (46/2) Adam Rooney 18 (Aberdeen FC) Stefan Johansen (Celtic Glasgow) Craig Gordon (Celtic Glasgow)
2015/16 Celtic Glasgow  (47/3) Leigh Griffiths 31 (Celtic Glasgow) Leigh Griffiths (Celtic Glasgow) Leigh Griffiths (Celtic Glasgow)
2016/17 Celtic Glasgow  (48/4) Liam Boyce 23 (Ross County) Scott Sinclair (Celtic Glasgow) Scott Sinclair (Celtic Glasgow)
2017/18 Celtic Glasgow  (49/5) Kris Boyd 18 (Kilmarnock FC) Scott Brown (Celtic Glasgow) Scott Brown (Celtic Glasgow)
2018/19 Celtic Glasgow  (50/6) Alfredo Morelos 18 (Glasgow Rangers) James Forrest (Celtic Glasgow) James Forrest (Celtic Glasgow)
2019/20 * Celtic Glasgow  (51/7) Odsonne Édouard 22 (Celtic Glasgow)
*The 2019/20 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and championship leaders Celtic Glasgow were declared champions.

UEFA five-year ranking

Placement in the UEFA five-year ranking ( previous year's ranking in brackets ). The abbreviations CL and EL after the country coefficients indicate the number of representatives in the 2019/20 season of the Champions League and the Europa League .

  • 18. +1( 19 ) Cyprus ( league , cup ) - coefficient: 24.925 - CL: 1, EL: 3Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus 
  • 19. +6( 25 ) Serbia ( league , cup ) - coefficient: 22,250 - CL: 1, EL: 3SerbiaSerbia 
  • 20. +6( 26 ) Scotland ( league , cup ) - coefficient: 22,125 - CL: 1, EL: 3ScotlandScotland 
  • 21. +6( 27 ) Belarus ( league , cup ) - coefficient: 21.875 - CL: 1, EL: 3BelarusBelarus 
  • 22. ± 0( 22 ) Sweden ( league , cup ) - coefficient: 20,900 - CL: 1, EL: 3SwedenSweden 

Status: end of the European Cup season 2018/19

Audience numbers

In the regular 2017/18 season (excluding playoffs), the average attendance was 15,896 people per game. Celtic Glasgow (57,588) and the Glasgow Rangers (49,254) had the highest average attendance figures. In terms of audience interest, there is a huge gap between the two big clubs in the league and the rest.

season cut Games total
2013/14 10.183 228 2,331,965
2014/15 8,806 228 2,007,768
2015/16 9,644 228 2,237,437
2016/17 13,969 228 3,184,955
2017/18 15,932 228 3,632,642
2018/19 15,973 228 3,641,850
2019/20 15,317 179 * 2,741,726
*The 2019/20 season was terminated prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic .


Since the 2013/14 season, coaches and players have received the Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards during the season .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. SPFL: New Scottish league brands unveiled BBC Sport (English)
  2. UEFA rankings for club competitions. In: UEFA. Retrieved July 14, 2019 .
  3. Premiership 2017/2018 - spectators. Retrieved January 20, 2019 .