Scottish Second Division 1986/87
|Scottish Second Division 1986/87|
|Gates||774 (ø 2.84 per game)|
( Ayr United )
|← Second Division 1985/86|
|^ First Division 1986/87|
The Scottish Football League Second Division was played in 1986/87 for the twelfth time after the introduction of the Premier Division as the third highest Scottish league . In addition, it was the twelfth event as the third highest division of men's football in Scotland under the name Second Division . In the 1986/87 season, 14 clubs competed against each other in a total of 39 game days. Each team played three times against each other team. In the event of a tie, the goal difference counted .
The championship won Meadowbank Thistle , which at the same time secured participation in the First Division season 1987/88 . In addition to Thistle , the runner-up Raith Rovers also rose. Scorer with 26 goals was John Sludden of Ayr United .
|4th||Ayr United (A)||39||22nd||8th||9||70:49||+21||52:26|
|5.||St. Johnstone FC||39||16||13||10||59:49||+10||45:33|
|6th||Alloa Athletic (A)||39||17th||7th||15th||48:50||−2||41:37|
|9.||FC Queen's Park||39||9||19th||11||48:49||−1||37:41|
|13.||East Stirlingshire FC||39||6th||11||22nd||33:56||−23||23:55|
Placement criteria: 1st points - 2nd goal difference - 3rd goals scored - 4th direct comparison (points, goal difference, goals scored)
|Promoted to the First Division|
|At the end of the 1985/86 season|
|(A)||Relegated from the First Division|
- Scottish Football League & Scottish Premier League Top goalscorers per division. (No longer available online.) Scottish-football-historical-archive.com, archived from the original on September 27, 2012 ; accessed on January 26, 2015 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.