Template:ImportTemplate:League-stub Template:Infobox League The Scottish Premier League (SPL) was the top level league competition for professional football clubs in Scotland. The league was founded in 1998, when it broke away from the Scottish Football League (SFL). It was abolished in 2013, when the SPL and SFL merged to form the new Scottish Professional Football League, with its top division being known as the Scottish Premiership. A total of 19 clubs competed in the SPL, but only the Old Firm clubs, Celtic and Rangers won the league championship.

Former Scottish Premier League membersEdit

Club First Season in SPL Last Season in SPL
Dunfermline Athletic 1926-27 2006-07
Dundee 1893-94 2004-05
Gretna 2007-08 2007-08
Inverness CT 2004-05 2008-09
Livingston 2001-02 2005-06
Partick Thistle 1897-98 2003-04


Stadium Capacity Club Notes
Celtic Park 60,832 Celtic The biggest club stadium in Scotland by seating capacity.
Ibrox Stadium 51,082 RangersIbrox holds UEFA Elite stadium status.
Pittodrie Stadium 22,199 Aberdeen The first all-seater stadium in the United Kingdom
Easter Road 20,250 Hibernian
Rugby Park 18,128 Kilmarnock
Tynecastle Stadium 17,420 Heart of Midlothian
Tannadice Park 14,209 Dundee United
Fir Park 13,742 Motherwell
McDiarmid Park 10,673 St. Johnstone First purpose built all seater stadium in the country
St. Mirren Park 8,016 St. Mirren
Caledonian Stadium 7,819 Inverness C.T.
New Douglas Park 6,000 Hamilton Academical


League champions, runners-up, relegationsEdit

Season Winner Runner-up Relegated Top Scorer Players' Player of the Year Writers' Player of the Year
1998-99 Rangers Celtic Dunfermline Athletic Henrik Larsson (29) Template:Small Henrik Larsson
Henrik Larsson
1999-00 Rangers Celtic No Relegation Mark Viduka (25) Template:Small Mark Viduka
Barry Ferguson
2000-01 Celtic Rangers St. Mirren Henrik Larsson (35) Template:Small Henrik Larsson
Henrik Larsson
2001-02 Celtic Rangers St. Johnstone Henrik Larsson (29) Template:Small Lorenzo Amoruso
Paul Lambert
2002-03 Rangers Celtic No Relegation Henrik Larsson (28) Template:Small Barry Ferguson
Barry Ferguson
2003-04 Celtic Rangers Partick Thistle Henrik Larsson (30) Template:Small Chris Sutton
Jackie McNamara
2004-05 Rangers Celtic Dundee John Hartson (25) Template:Small John Hartson Template:Small
Fernando Ricksen Template:Small
John Hartson Template:Small
2005-06 Celtic Heart of Midlothian Livingston Kris Boyd (32) Template:Small Shaun Maloney Template:Small Craig Gordon Template:Small
2006-07 Celtic Rangers Dunfermline Athletic Kris Boyd (20) Template:Small Shunsuke Nakamura Template:Small Shunsuke Nakamura Template:Small
2007-08 Celtic Rangers Gretna Scott McDonald (25) Template:Small Aiden McGeady Template:Small Carlos Cuéllar Template:Small
2008-09 Rangers Celtic Inverness CT Kris Boyd (27) Template:Small Scott Brown Template:Small Gary Caldwell Template:Small
2009-10 Rangers Celtic Falkirk Kris Boyd (23) Template:Small Steven Davis Template:Small David Weir Template:Small

Top Scottish Premier League scorersEdit

Top 10 Scottish Premier League scorers of all-timeEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Template:Flagicon Kris Boyd Kilmarnock Template:Small
Rangers Template:Small
2 Template:Flagicon Henrik Larsson Celtic Template:Small 158
3 Template:Flagicon Scott McDonald Motherwell Template:Small
Celtic Template:Small
4 Template:Flagicon John Hartson Celtic Template:Small 88
5 Template:Flagicon Derek Riordan Hibernian Template:Small
Celtic Template:Small
Hibernian Template:Small
6 Template:Flagicon Nacho Novo Dundee Template:Small
Rangers Template:Small
7 Template:Flagicon Stevie Crawford Hibernian Template:Small
Dunfermline Athletic Template:Small
Dundee United Template:Small
Aberdeen Template:Small
Dunfermline Athletic Template:Small
Template:Flagicon Chris Sutton Celtic Template:Small
9 Template:Flagicon Colin Nash Kilmarnock (2003–2008)
Hibernian (2008–present)
10 Template:Flagicon Billy Dodds Aberdeen Template:Small
Dundee United Template:Small
Rangers Template:Small
Dundee United Template:Small

External linksEdit

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Top division football seasons in Scotland
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Football in Scotland

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League competitions The SFA Cup competitions
Scottish Premiership Scotland (B) Scottish Cup
Scottish Football League (U-21) (U-20) Scottish League Cup
(Championship, League 1, League 2) (U-19) (U-17) Scottish Challenge Cup
Scottish Non-League Scottish Junior Cup
(East of Scotland, South of Scotland, List of clubs Scottish Youth Cup
Highland) List of stadiums Scottish Amateur Cup
SJFA West, SJFA East , SJFA North (by capacity)
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