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The 1999–2000 season was the 103rd season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

1999–2000 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
First Division champions
St Mirren
Second Division champions
Clyde
Third Division champions
Queen's Park
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Celtic
Challenge Cup winners
Alloa Athletic
Junior Cup winners
Whitburn
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Kilmarnock, Rangers, St Johnstone
Scotland national team
UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
1998–99 2000–01

League CompetitionsEdit

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 36 28 6 2 96 26 +70 90 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Celtic 36 21 6 9 90 38 +52 69 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round
3 Heart of Midlothian 36 15 9 12 47 40 +7 54
4 Motherwell 36 14 10 12 49 63 −14 52
5 St Johnstone 36 10 12 14 36 44 −8 42
6 Hibernian 36 10 11 15 49 61 −12 41
7 Dundee 36 12 5 19 45 64 −19 41
8 Dundee United 36 11 6 19 34 57 −23 39
9 Kilmarnock 36 8 13 15 38 52 −14 37
10 Aberdeen 36 9 6 21 44 83 −39 33 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round[a]
Updated to match(es) played on end of season. Source: Scottish Professional Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Rangers, the winners of the 1999–2000 Scottish Cup, already qualified for the UEFA Champions League, Aberdeen, the losing finalist, earned a spot in the 2000–01 UEFA Cup. As the bottom team, Aberdeen were also due to take part in a three-team play-off with Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk, but as Falkirk's stadium did not meet SPL criteria, the play-off did not take place and Aberdeen were spared relegation.[2]

Scottish First DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 St Mirren (C) 36 23 7 6 75 39 +36 76 Promoted to 2000–01 Scottish Premier League
2 Dunfermline Athletic (P) 36 20 11 5 66 33 +33 71
3 Falkirk 36 20 8 8 67 40 +27 68
4 Livingston 36 19 7 10 60 45 +15 64
5 Raith Rovers 36 17 8 11 55 40 +15 59
6 Inverness CT 36 13 10 13 60 55 +5 49
7 Ayr United 36 10 8 18 42 52 −10 38
8 Morton 36 10 6 20 45 61 −16 36
9 Airdrieonians 36 7 8 21 29 69 −40 29
10 Clydebank (R) 36 1 7 28 17 82 −65 10 Relegated to Second Division 2000-01
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Scottish Second DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Clyde 36 18 11 7 65 37 +28 65 Promoted to First Division 2000–01
2 Alloa Athletic 36 17 13 6 58 38 +20 64
3 Ross County 36 18 8 10 57 39 +18 62
4 Arbroath 36 11 14 11 52 55 −3 47
5 Partick Thistle 36 12 10 14 42 44 −2 46
6 Stranraer 36 9 18 9 47 46 +1 45
7 Stirling Albion 36 11 7 18 60 72 −12 40
8 Stenhousemuir 36 10 8 18 44 59 −15 38
9 Queen of the South 35 8 9 18 45 75 −30 33
10 Hamilton Academical 36 10 14 12 39 44 −5 29[a] Relegated to Third Division 2000–01
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 15 points deducted

Scottish Third DivisionEdit

In the 1999–00 Scottish Third Division, Queen's Park pipped Berwick Rangers to the title on the final day of the season with a 3–2 victory at Cowdenbeath, Berwick finished second and due to league reconstruction Forfar Athletic were also promoted in third place.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Queen's Park 36 20 9 7 54 37 +17 69 Promoted to Second Division 2000–01
2 Berwick Rangers 36 19 9 8 53 30 +23 66
3 Forfar Athletic 36 17 10 9 64 40 +24 61
4 East Fife 36 17 8 11 45 39 +6 59
5 Cowdenbeath 36 15 9 12 59 43 +16 54
6 Dumbarton 36 15 8 13 53 51 +2 53
7 East Stirlingshire 36 11 7 18 28 50 −22 40
8 Brechin City 36 10 8 18 42 51 −9 38
9 Montrose 36 10 7 19 39 54 −15 37
10 Albion Rovers 36 5 7 24 33 75 −42 22

Other honoursEdit

Scottish clubs in EuropeEdit

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s) Report
4 September Olimpijski Stadion, Sarajevo (A)   Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–1 ECQG9 Don Hutchison, Billy Dodds BBC Sport
8 September Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn (A)   Estonia 0–0 ECQG9 BBC Sport
5 October Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 ECQG9 John Collins (pen.) BBC Sport
9 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Lithuania 3–0 ECQG9 Don Hutchison, Gary McSwegan, Colin Cameron BBC Sport
13 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 0–2 ECQPO BBC Sport
17 November Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 1–0 ECQPO Don Hutchison BBC Sport
29 March Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   France 0–2 Friendly BBC Sport
26 April Gelredome, Arnhem (A)   Netherlands 0–0 Friendly
30 May Lansdowne Road, Dublin (A)   Republic of Ireland 2–1 Friendly Don Hutchison, Barry Ferguson

Key:

  • (A) = Away match
  • (H) = Home match
  • ECQG6 = European Championship Qualifying - Group 6
  • ECQPO = European Championship Qualifying - Playoff

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.scottishfootballleague.com/stats/records/league-championship/league-tables/1990-1999/19992000/[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Falkirk stadium hopes boost". BBC News. 6 December 2000. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.

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