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1993–94 in Scottish football

The 1993–94 season was the 97th season of competitive football in Scotland. This season saw several teams relegated from the 1st and 2nd divisions in preparation for the introduction of a 3rd division the following season. [1]

1993–94 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
Division One champions
Falkirk
Division Two champions
Stranraer
Scottish Cup winners
Dundee United
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
Falkirk
Junior Cup winners
Largs Thistle
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1994 World Cup qualification
1992–93 1994–95

Notable eventsEdit

  • The resignation of Scotland national football team manager Andy Roxburgh after seven years in charge, following their failure to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and the appointment of Craig Brown as his successor.
  • The dismissal of Liam Brady as Celtic manager in October after just over two years at the helm, and the appointment of Lou Macari as his successor.
  • Macari's dismissal as Celtic manager in June, after the end of the season, after just eight months in charge. He was succeeded by Kilmarnock's Tommy Burns.
  • Rangers paying a British record fee of £4million for Dundee United striker Duncan Ferguson before the start of the season.
  • Dundee United's shock 1–0 win over Rangers in the Scottish Cup final, which deprived Rangers of a second successive domestic treble.
  • Rangers signed Tottenham Hotspur striker Gordon Durie for £1.2million in November.
  • Rangers retained the Premier Division title (their sixth in succession) and the League Cup.
  • Further league reconstruction would be introduced for the 1994–1995 season resulting in four leagues of ten teams. This meant that there would be a new Scottish Third Division, so this season five teams were relegated from the first division and only one promoted (Stranraer) to the first division. The bottom eight teams of the old second division were 'relegated' to the new third division.

Scottish Premier DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 44 22 14 8 74 41 +33 58 1994–95 UEFA Champions League Qualifying round
2 Aberdeen 44 17 21 6 58 36 +22 55 1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round
3 Motherwell 44 20 14 10 58 43 +15 54
4 Celtic 44 15 20 9 51 38 +13 50
5 Hibernian 44 16 15 13 53 48 +5 47
6 Dundee United 44 11 20 13 47 48 −1 42 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
7 Heart of Midlothian 44 11 20 13 37 43 −6 42
8 Kilmarnock 44 12 16 16 36 45 −9 40
9 Partick Thistle 44 12 16 16 46 57 −11 40
10 St Johnstone (R) 44 10 20 14 35 47 −12 40 Relegation to First Division
11 Raith Rovers (R) 44 6 19 19 46 80 −34 31
12 Dundee (R) 44 8 13 23 42 57 −15 29
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: St Johnstone, Raith Rovers, Dundee

Scottish League Division OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Falkirk (C, P) 44 26 14 4 81 32 +49 66 Premier Division
2 Dunfermline Athletic 44 29 7 8 93 35 +58 65
3 Airdrieonians 44 20 14 10 58 38 +20 54
4 Hamilton Academical 44 19 12 13 66 54 +12 50
5 Clydebank 44 18 14 12 56 48 +8 50
6 St Mirren 44 21 8 15 42 48 −6 50
7 Ayr United 44 14 14 16 42 52 −10 42
8 Dumbarton (R) 44 11 14 19 48 59 −11 36 Second Division
9 Stirling Albion (R) 44 13 9 22 41 68 −27 35
10 Clyde (R) 44 10 12 22 35 58 −23 32
11 Morton (R) 44 6 17 21 44 75 −31 29
12 Brechin City (R) 44 6 7 31 30 81 −51 19
Source: RSSSF and statto[2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Promoted: Falkirk
Relegated: Dumbarton, Stirling Albion, Clyde, Morton, Brechin City

Scottish League Division TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Stranraer 39 23 10 6 63 35 +28 56 Promotion to the 1994–95 First Division
2 Berwick Rangers 39 18 12 9 75 46 +29 48
3 Stenhousemuir 39 19 9 11 62 44 +18 47
4 Meadowbank Thistle 39 17 13 9 62 48 +14 47
5 Queen of the South 39 17 9 13 69 48 +21 43
6 East Fife 39 15 11 13 58 52 +6 41
7 Alloa Athletic 39 12 17 10 41 39 +2 41 Relegation to the 1994–95 Third Division
8 Forfar Athletic 39 14 11 14 58 58 0 39
9 East Stirlingshire 39 13 11 15 54 57 −3 37
10 Montrose 39 14 8 17 56 61 −5 36
11 Queen's Park 39 12 10 17 52 76 −24 34
12 Arbroath 39 12 9 18 42 67 −25 33
13 Albion Rovers 39 7 10 22 37 66 −29 24
14 Cowdenbeath 39 6 8 25 40 72 −32 20

Promoted: Stranraer
Relegated: Alloa Athletic, Forfar Athletic, East Stirlingshire, Montrose, Queen's Park, Arbroath, Albion Rovers, Cowdenbeath

Other honoursEdit

Scottish clubs in EuropeEdit

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
8 September 1993 Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H)   Switzerland 1–1 WCQG1 John Collins
13 October 1993 Stadio Olimpico, Rome (A)   Italy 1–3 WCQG1 Kevin Gallacher
17 November 1993 Ta Quali Stadium, Valletta (A)   Malta 2–0 WCQG1 Billy McKinlay, Colin Hendry
23 March 1994 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Netherlands 0–1 Friendly
20 April 1994 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (A)   Austria 2–1 Friendly John McGinlay, Billy McKinlay
27 May 1994 Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht (A)   Netherlands 1–3 Friendly Duncan Shearer

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG1 = World Cup qualifying - Group 1

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Scottish Division One 1993-1994 Season Summary". statto.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.