2000–01 in Scottish football

The 2000–01 season was the 104th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Football in Scotland
Season2000–01
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2000–01 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Celtic
First Division champions
Livingston
Second Division champions
Partick Thistle
Third Division champions
Hamilton Academical
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Celtic
Challenge Cup winners
Airdrieonians
Junior Cup winners
Renfrew
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts, Rangers
Scotland national team
2002 World Cup qualification

League CompetitionsEdit

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

The 2000–01 Scottish Premier League was won by Celtic, 15 points clear of Rangers who finished second. Both teams earned a place in the UEFA Champions League. Hibernian and Kilmarnock finished third and fourth and both therefore earned UEFA Cup berths. St Mirren were relegated in their first season in the top-flight since the 1991–92 season.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation[a]
1 Celtic 38 31 4 3 90 29 +61 97 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
2 Rangers 38 26 4 8 76 36 +40 82 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
3 Hibernian 38 18 12 8 57 35 +22 66 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
4 Kilmarnock 38 15 9 14 44 53 −9 54 Qualification for the UEFA Cup qualifying round[b]
5 Heart of Midlothian 38 14 10 14 56 50 +6 52
6 Dundee 38 13 8 17 51 49 +2 47 Qualification for the UEFA Intertoto Cup first round[c]
7 Aberdeen 38 11 12 15 45 52 −7 45
8 Motherwell 38 12 7 19 42 56 −14 43
9 Dunfermline Athletic 38 11 9 18 34 54 −20 42
10 St Johnstone 38 9 13 16 40 56 −16 40
11 Dundee United 38 9 8 21 38 63 −25 35
12 St Mirren 38 8 6 24 32 72 −40 30 Relegation to the First Division
Source: Scottish Professional Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams played each other three times (33 matches), before the league split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six) for the last five matches.
  2. ^ As both finalists of the 2000–01 Scottish Cup, Celtic and Hibernian, qualified for European competition via their league position, the cup berth for 2001–02 UEFA Cup was passed to the next-placed team in the league, fourth-placed Kilmarnock.
  3. ^ Dundee qualified for the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup as the highest-placed team to apply for a place in the competition.

Scottish First DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Livingston 36 23 7 6 72 31 +41 76 Promoted to 2001–02 Scottish Premier League
2 Ayr United 36 19 12 5 73 41 +32 69
3 Falkirk 36 16 8 12 57 59 −2 56
4 Inverness CT 36 14 12 10 71 54 +17 54
5 Clyde 36 11 14 11 44 46 −2 47
6 Ross County 36 11 10 15 48 52 −4 43
7 Raith Rovers 36 10 8 18 41 55 −14 38
8 Airdrieonians 36 8 14 14 49 67 −18 38
9 Greenock Morton 36 9 8 19 34 61 −27 35 Relegated to Second Division 2001-02
10 Alloa Athletic 36 7 11 18 38 61 −23 32
Source: "2000-2001 First Division - SPFL Archive". SPFL. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

Scottish Second DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle 36 22 9 5 66 32 +34 75 Promoted to First Division 2001–02
2 Arbroath 36 15 13 8 54 38 +16 58
3 Berwick Rangers 36 14 12 10 51 44 +7 54
4 Stranraer 36 15 9 12 51 50 +1 54
5 Clydebank 36 12 11 13 42 43 −1 47
6 Queen of the South 36 13 7 16 52 59 −7 46
7 Stenhousemuir 36 12 6 18 45 63 −18 42
8 Forfar Athletic 36 10 10 16 48 52 −4 40
9 Queens Park 36 10 10 16 28 40 −12 40 Relegated to Third Division 2001–02
10 Stirling Albion 36 5 17 14 34 50 −16 32
Source: "2000-2001 Second Division - SPFL Archive". SPFL. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

Scottish Third DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hamilton Academical 36 22 10 4 75 41 +34 76 Promoted to Second Division 2001–02
2 Cowdenbeath 36 23 7 6 58 31 +27 76
3 Brechin City 36 22 6 8 71 36 +35 72
4 East Fife 36 15 8 13 49 46 +3 53
5 Peterhead 36 13 10 13 46 46 0 49
6 Dumbarton 36 13 6 17 46 49 −3 45
7 Albion Rovers 36 12 9 15 38 43 −5 45
8 East Stirlingshire 36 10 7 19 37 69 −32 37
9 Montrose 36 6 8 22 31 65 −34 26
10 Elgin City 36 5 7 24 29 65 −36 22
Source: "2000-2001 Third Division - SPFL Archive". SPFL (in Malay). Retrieved 29 April 2021.

Other honoursEdit

Cup honoursEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Report
Scottish Cup 2000–01 Celtic 3 – 0 Hibernian Wikipedia article
League Cup 2000–01 Celtic 3 – 0 Kilmarnock BBC Sport
Challenge Cup 2000–01 Airdrieonians 2 – 2
(3 – 2 pen.)
Livingston BBC Sport
Youth Cup Aberdeen 2 – 0 Celtic
Junior Cup Renfrew 0 – 0
(6 – 5 pen.)
Carnoustie Panmure BBC Sport

Individual honoursEdit

SPFA awardsEdit

Award Winner Club
Players' Player of the Year   Henrik Larsson Celtic
Young Player of the Year   Stiliyan Petrov Celtic

SWFA awardsEdit

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year   Henrik Larsson Celtic
Manager of the Year   Martin O'Neill Celtic

Scottish clubs in EuropeEdit

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Rangers UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup
Group stage
Third round
12.50
Celtic UEFA Cup Second round 5.00
Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup First round 4.00
Aberdeen UEFA Cup Qualifying round 1.00

Average coefficient - 5.625

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s) Report
2 September Skonto stadions, Riga (A)   Latvia 1–0 WCQG6 Neil McCann BBC Sport
7 October Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (A)   San Marino 2–0 WCQG6 Matt Elliott, Don Hutchison BBC Sport
11 October Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb (A)   Croatia 1–1 WCQG6 Kevin Gallacher BBC Sport
15 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Australia 0–2 Friendly BBC Sport
24 March Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Belgium 2–2 WCQG6 Billy Dodds (2) BBC Sport
28 March Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   San Marino 4–0 WCQG6 Colin Hendry (2), Billy Dodds, Colin Cameron BBC Sport
25 April Zawisza Bydgoszcz stadium, Bydgoszcz (A)   Poland 1–1 Friendly Scott Booth (pen.) BBC Sport

Key:

  • (A) = Away match
  • (H) = Home match
  • WCQG6 = World Cup Qualifying - Group 6

External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.