1990–91 Scottish Premier Division

The 1990–91 Scottish Premier Division season was won by Rangers, two points ahead of Aberdeen. Rangers had seemed on course for a comfortable victory in the championship, but a loss of form around the time of manager Graeme Souness leaving the club allowed a surging Aberdeen to take the lead in the championship after 35 games.[1] Rangers won a league deciding match against Aberdeen in the final game of the season at Ibrox.[1] Mark Hateley scored twice in a 2–0 victory for Rangers, giving them their third successive league championship.[1] Due to a league expansion from 10 to 12 teams, no clubs were relegated.[2]

Scottish Premier Division
Season1990–91
ChampionsRangers
European CupRangers
UEFA CupAberdeen
Celtic
Cup Winners' CupMotherwell
Matches played180
Goals scored447 (2.48 per match)
Top goalscorerRepublic of Ireland Tommy Coyne (Celtic, 18)

ClubsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of clubs in the 1991–92 Scottish Premier Division
Team Location Stadium
Aberdeen Aberdeen Pittodrie Stadium
Celtic Parkhead, Glasgow Celtic Park
Dundee United Dundee Tannadice Park
Dunfermline Athletic Dunfermline East End Park
Heart of Midlothian Gorgie, Edinburgh Tynecastle Park
Hibernian Leith, Edinburgh Easter Road
Motherwell Motherwell Fir Park
Rangers Ibrox, Glasgow Ibrox Park
St Johnstone Perth McDiarmid Park
St Mirren Paisley Love Street

ManagersEdit

Team Manager
Aberdeen   Alex Smith and   Jocky Scott (co-managers)
Celtic   Billy McNeill
Dundee United   Jim McLean
Dunfermline Athletic   Iain Munro
Heart of Midlothian   Joe Jordan
Hibernian   Alex Miller
Motherwell   Tommy McLean
Rangers   Walter Smith
St Johnstone   Alex Totten
St Mirren   Tony Fitzpatrick

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming manager Date of appointment
Dunfermline Athletic   Jim Leishman 31 May 1990 Resigned   Iain Munro 27 July 1990
Heart of Midlothian   Alex MacDonald 9 September 1990 Sacked   Joe Jordan 10 September 1990
Rangers   Graeme Souness 16 April 1991 Signed by Liverpool   Walter Smith 19 April 1991

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 36 24 7 5 62 23 +39 55 1991–92 European Cup First round
2 Aberdeen 36 22 9 5 62 27 +35 53 1991–92 UEFA Cup First round
3 Celtic 36 17 7 12 52 38 +14 41
4 Dundee United 36 17 7 12 41 29 +12 41
5 Heart of Midlothian 36 14 7 15 48 55 −7 35
6 Motherwell 36 12 9 15 51 50 +1 33 1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
7 St Johnstone 36 11 9 16 41 54 −13 31
8 Dunfermline Athletic 36 8 11 17 38 61 −23 27
9 Hibernian 36 6 13 17 24 51 −27 25
10 St Mirren 36 5 9 22 28 59 −31 19
Source: Statto.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c McDaid, David (20 May 2008). "SPL title battle hangs in balance". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Scottish Premier Division 1991-1992 Table". statto.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

See alsoEdit