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The 2003–04 season was the 107th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Football in Scotland
Season2003–04
2002–03 Scotland 2004–05
2003–04 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Celtic
First Division champions
Inverness CT
Second Division champions
Airdrie United
Third Division champions
Stranraer
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Livingston
Challenge Cup winners
Inverness CT
Junior Cup winners
Carnoustie Panmure
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Dundee, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers
Scotland national team
UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying

Contents

League CompetitionsEdit

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

The 2003–04 Scottish Premier League season was won by Celtic with 98 points, 17 points ahead of closest challengers Rangers. Both Rangers and Celtic therefore gained the two UEFA Champions League places and Hearts got the UEFA Cup place having finished third. Partick Thistle were relegated to the Scottish First Division, this however was decided by a tribunal as at the time Inverness's stadium did not meet the criteria for the SPL, as with Falkirk the previous season, however unlike Falkirk the SPL decided that Inverness were allowed to share a ground with Aberdeen.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic 38 31 5 2 105 25 80 98 UEFA Champions League 2004-05 Group stage
2 Rangers 38 25 6 7 76 33 43 81 UEFA Champions League 2004-05 Third qualifying round
3 Heart of Midlothian 38 19 11 8 56 40 16 68 UEFA Cup 2004-05 First round
4 Dunfermline Athletic 38 14 11 13 45 52 −7 53
5 Dundee United 38 13 10 15 47 60 −13 49
6 Motherwell 38 12 10 16 42 49 −7 46
7 Dundee 38 12 10 16 48 57 −9 46
8 Hibernian 38 11 11 16 41 60 −19 44 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2004 second round
9 Livingston 38 10 13 15 48 57 −9 43
10 Kilmarnock 38 12 6 20 51 74 −23 42
11 Aberdeen 38 9 7 22 39 63 −24 34
12 Partick Thistle 38 6 8 24 39 67 −28 26 Relegated to First Division 2004-05

Scottish First DivisionEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Inverness CT 36 21 7 8 67 33 34 70
Promoted to 2004–05 Scottish Premier League
2 Clyde 36 20 9 7 64 40 24 69
3 St Johnstone 36 15 12 9 59 45 13 57
4 Falkirk 36 15 10 11 43 37 6 55
5 Queen of the South 36 15 9 12 46 48 −2 54
6 Ross County 36 12 13 11 49 41 8 49
7 St Mirren 36 9 14 13 39 46 −7 41
8 Raith Rovers 36 8 10 18 37 57 −20 34
9 Ayr United 36 6 13 17 37 58 −21 31
Relegated to Second Division 2004-05
10 Brechin City 36 6 9 21 37 73 −36 27

Scottish Second DivisionEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Airdrie United 36 20 10 6 64 36 28 70
Promoted To First Division 2004-05
2 Hamilton Academical 36 18 8 10 70 47 28 62
3 Dumbarton 36 18 6 12 56 41 15 60
4 Greenock Morton 36 16 11 9 66 58 8 59
5 Berwick Rangers 36 14 6 16 61 67 −6 48
6 Forfar Athletic 36 12 11 13 49 57 −8 47
7 Alloa Athletic 36 12 8 16 55 55 0 44
8 Arbroath 36 11 10 15 41 57 −26 43
9 East Fife 36 11 8 17 38 45 −7 41
Relegated to Third Division 2004-05
10 Stenhousemuir 36 7 4 25 28 65 −37 25

Scottish Third DivisionEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Stranraer 36 24 7 5 87 30 57 79 Promoted to Second Division 2004-05
2 Stirling Albion 36 23 8 5 78 27 51 77
3 Gretna 36 20 8 8 59 39 20 68
4 Peterhead 36 18 7 11 67 37 30 61
5 Cowdenbeath 36 15 10 11 46 39 7 55
6 Montrose 36 12 12 12 52 63 −11 48
7 Queen's Park 36 10 11 15 41 53 −12 41
8 Albion Rovers 36 12 4 20 66 75 −9 40
9 Elgin City 36 6 7 23 48 93 −45 25
10 East Stirlingshire 36 2 2 32 30 118 −88 8

Other honoursEdit

Scottish clubs in EuropeEdit

SummaryEdit

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Rangers UEFA Champions League Group stage 5.50
Celtic UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup
Group stage
Quarter-finals
17.00
Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup Second round 5.00
Dundee UEFA Cup First round 2.00

Average coefficient - 7.375

RangersEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Rangers scorer(s) Report
Champions League Third qualifying round
13 August Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   FC Copenhagen 1–1 Peter Løvenkrands BBC Sport
27 August Parken Stadium, Copenhagen (A)   FC Copenhagen 2–1 Mikel Arteta (pen.), Shota Arveladze BBC Sport
Champions League Group stage
16 September Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   VfB Stuttgart 2–1 Christian Nerlinger, Peter Løvenkrands BBC Sport
1 October Olympic Stadium (A)   Panathinaikos 1–1 Emerson Moisés Costa BBC Sport
22 October Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   Manchester United 0–1 BBC Sport
4 November Old Trafford, Manchester (A)   Manchester United 0–3 BBC Sport
26 November Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion, Stuttgart (A)   VfB Stuttgart 0–1 BBC Sport
9 December Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   Panathinaikos 1–3 Michael Mols BBC Sport

CelticEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Celtic scorer(s) Report
Champions League Second qualifying round
30 July S.Dariaus ir S.Girėno Stadium, Kaunas (A)   FBK Kaunas 4–0 Henrik Larsson, Chris Sutton, Shaun Maloney,
Liam Miller
BBC Sport
6 August Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   FBK Kaunas 1–0 Darius Gvildys (o.g.) BBC Sport
Champions League Third qualifying round
13 August Hidegkuti Nándor, Budapest (A)   MTK Hungária FC 4–0 Henrik Larsson, Didier Agathe, Stilian Petrov,
Chris Sutton
BBC Sport
27 August Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   MTK Hungária FC 1–0 Chris Sutton BBC Sport
Champions League Group stage
17 September Olympic Stadium, Munich (A)   Bayern Munich 1–2 Alan Thompson BBC Sport
30 September Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   Lyon 2–0 Liam Miller, Chris Sutton BBC Sport
21 October Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Anderlecht (A)   Anderlecht 0–1 BBC Sport
5 November Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   Anderlecht 3–1 Henrik Larsson, Liam Miller, Chris Sutton BBC Sport
25 November Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   Bayern Munich 0–0 BBC Sport
10 December Stade de Gerland, Lyon (A)   Lyon 2–3 John Hartson, Chris Sutton BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Third round
26 February Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   FK Teplice 3–0 Henrik Larsson (2), Chris Sutton BBC Sport
3 March Na Stínadlech, Teplice (A)   FK Teplice 0–1 BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Fourth round
10 March Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   FC Barcelona 1–0 Alan Thompson BBC Sport
24 March Nou Camp, Barcelona (A)   FC Barcelona 0–0 BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Quarter-final
8 April Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   Villarreal 1–1 Henrik Larsson BBC Sport
14 April Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal (A)   Villarreal 0–2 BBC Sport

HeartsEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Hearts scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup First round
24 September Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh (H)   NK Željezničar 2–0 Mark de Vries, Andrew Webster BBC Sport
15 October Grbavica Stadium, Sarajevo (A)   NK Željezničar 0–0 BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Second round
6 November Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux (A)   Girondins de Bordeaux 1–0 Mark de Vries BBC Sport
6 November Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh (H)   Girondins de Bordeaux 0–2 BBC Sport

DundeeEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Dundee scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup Qualifying round
14 August Loro Borici stadium, Albania (A)   Vllaznia 2–0 Steve Lovell, Nacho Novo BBC Sport
28 August Dens Park, Dundee (H)   Vllaznia 4–0 Nacho Novo (2), Juan Sara, Gavin Rae BBC Sport
UEFA Cup First round
24 September Dens Park, Dundee (H)   Perugia 1–2 Lee Wilkie BBC Sport
15 October Stadio Renato Curi, Perugia (A)   Perugia 0–1 BBC Sport

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s) Report
20 August Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo (A)   Norway 0–0 Friendly BBC Sport
6 September Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Faroe Islands 3–1 ECQG5 Neil McCann, Paul Dickov, James McFadden BBC Sport
10 September Westfalenstadion, Dortmund (A)   Germany 1–2 ECQG5 Neil McCann BBC Sport
11 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Lithuania 1–0 ECQG5 Darren Fletcher BBC Sport
15 November Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Netherlands 1–0 ECQPO James McFadden BBC Sport
19 November Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (A)   Netherlands 0–6 ECQPO BBC Sport
31 March Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Romania 1–2 Friendly James McFadden BBC Sport
28 April Parken Stadium, Copenhagen (A)   Denmark 0–1 Friendly BBC Sport
27 May A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (A)   Estonia 1–0 Friendly James McFadden BBC Sport
30 May Easter Road, Edinburgh (H)   Trinidad and Tobago 4–1 Friendly Darren Fletcher, Gary Holt, Gary Caldwell, Nigel Quashie BBC Sport

Key:

  • (A) = Away match
  • (H) = Home match
  • ECQG5 = European Championship Qualifying - Group 5
  • EFQPO = European Championship Qualifying - Play-off

DeathsEdit

  • 1 February: Ally MacLeod, 72, Scotland national team manager (1977–78).[4]
  • 12 February: Leonard Dudman, 70, Falkirk and Forfar Athletic winger.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d The score of the Scottish team is shown first.
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.
  4. ^ "Ally MacLeod dies". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 February 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014.