1986–87 League of Ireland Premier Division

The 1986–87 League of Ireland Premier Division was the second season of the League of Ireland Premier Division. The Premier Division was made up of 12 teams.

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season1986–87
ChampionsShamrock Rovers
RelegatedHome Farm
Athlone Town
European CupShamrock Rovers
UEFA CupBohemians
UEFA Cup Winners' CupDundalk F.C.
Top goalscorerMick Byrne:12
(Shamrock Rovers) [1][2]

OverviewEdit

The Premier Division was contested by 12 teams and Shamrock Rovers F.C. won the championship. [2][3]

Final TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers (C) 22 18 3 1 51 16 +35 39 Qualification to 1987–88 European Cup
2 Dundalk 22 12 6 4 40 21 +19 30 Qualification to 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup[a]
3 Bohemians 22 11 7 4 32 23 +9 29 Qualification to 1987–88 UEFA Cup
4 Waterford United 22 12 4 6 42 24 +18 28
5 St Patrick's Athletic 22 7 9 6 22 21 +1 23
6 Galway United 22 8 6 8 25 25 0 22
7 Cork City 22 7 4 11 30 34 −4 18
8 Bray Wanderers 22 6 5 11 25 33 −8 17
9 Sligo Rovers 22 6 5 11 23 38 −15 17
10 Limerick City 22 7 3 12 24 38 −14 17
11 Home Farm (R) 22 6 1 15 24 48 −24 13 Relegation to League of Ireland First Division
12 Athlone Town (R) 22 3 5 14 18 35 −17 11
Source: www.rsssf.com
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Dundalk qualified for the 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup after reaching the 1986–87 FAI Cup final.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.
  3. ^ "(Republic of) Ireland League Tables". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2016.