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The 2004–05 season was the 108th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Football in Scotland
Season2004–05
2003–04 Scotland 2005–06
2004–05 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Rangers
First Division champions
Falkirk
Second Division champions
Brechin City
Third Division champions
Gretna
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
Falkirk
Junior Cup winners
Tayport
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Dunfermline Athletic, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Rangers
Scotland national team
2006 World Cup qualification

Contents

Major transfer dealsEdit

2004Edit

2005Edit

League CompetitionsEdit

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

The 2004–05 Scottish Premier League season saw Rangers win the title after a last day win over Hibernian as Celtic were beaten by two late Motherwell goals from Scott McDonald, a win would have been enough for Celtic to retain their title regardless of Rangers' result. Dundee, also on the last day of the season, were relegated to the Scottish First Division after a draw with Livingston. Rangers and Celtic both qualified for the UEFA Champions League while Hibernian, in manager Tony Mowbray's first season in charge, went into the UEFA Cup. Inverness Caledonian Thistle, in their first season in the top flight, finished in 8th place.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers 38 29 6 3 78 22 56 93 UEFA Champions League 2005–06 Third qualifying round
2 Celtic 38 30 2 6 85 35 50 92 UEFA Champions League 2005–06 Second qualifying round
3 Hibernian 38 18 7 13 64 57 7 61 UEFA Cup 2005–06 First round
4 Aberdeen 38 18 7 13 44 39 5 61
5 Heart of Midlothian 38 13 11 14 43 41 2 50
6 Motherwell 38 13 9 16 46 49 −3 48
7 Kilmarnock 38 15 4 19 49 55 −6 49
8 Inverness CT 38 11 11 16 41 47 −6 44
9 Dundee United 38 8 12 18 41 59 −18 36
10 Livingston 38 9 8 21 34 61 −27 35
11 Dunfermline Athletic 38 8 10 20 34 60 −26 34
12 Dundee 38 8 9 21 37 71 −34 33 Relegated to First Division 2005–06

Scottish First DivisionEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Falkirk 36 22 9 5 66 30 36 75 Promoted to 2005–06 Scottish Premier League
2 St Mirren 36 15 15 6 41 23 18 60
3 Clyde 36 16 12 8 35 29 6 60
4 Queen of the South 36 14 9 13 36 38 −2 51
5 Airdrie United 36 14 8 14 44 48 −4 50
6 Ross County 36 13 8 15 40 37 3 47
7 Hamilton Academical 36 12 11 13 35 36 −1 47
8 St Johnstone 36 12 10 14 38 39 −1 46
9 Partick Thistle 36 10 9 17 38 52 −14 39
Relegated to Second Division 2005–06
10 Raith Rovers 36 3 7 26 26 67 −41 16

Scottish Second DivisionEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Brechin City 36 22 6 8 81 43 38 72
Promoted to First Division 2005–06
2 Stranraer 36 18 9 9 48 41 7 63
3 Greenock Morton 36 18 8 10 60 37 23 62
4 Stirling Albion 36 14 9 13 56 55 1 51
5 Forfar Athletic 36 13 8 15 51 45 6 47
6 Alloa Athletic 36 12 10 14 66 68 −2 46
7 Dumbarton 36 11 9 16 43 53 −10 42
8 Ayr United 36 11 9 16 39 54 −15 42
9 Arbroath 36 10 8 18 49 73 −24 38
Relegated to Third Division 2005-06
10 Berwick Rangers 36 8 10 18 40 64 −24 34

Scottish Third DivisionEdit

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Gretna 36 32 2 2 130 29 101 98 Promoted to Second Division 2005-06
2 Peterhead 36 23 9 4 81 38 43 78
3 Cowdenbeath 36 14 9 13 54 61 −7 51
4 Queen's Park 36 13 9 14 51 50 1 48
5 Montrose 36 13 7 16 47 53 −6 46
6 Elgin City 36 12 7 17 39 61 −22 43
7 Stenhousemuir 36 10 12 14 58 58 0 42
8 East Fife 36 10 8 18 40 56 −16 38
9 Albion Rovers 36 8 10 18 40 78 −38 34
10 East Stirlingshire 36 5 7 24 32 88 −56 22

Other honoursEdit

Scottish clubs in EuropeEdit

SummaryEdit

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Celtic UEFA Champions League Group stage 7.00
Rangers UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup
Third qualifying round
Group stage
6.50
Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup Group stage 5.00
Dunfermline Athletic UEFA Cup Second qualifying round 0.50
Hibernian UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round N/A

Average coefficient - 4.750

CelticEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Celtic scorer(s) Report
Champions League Group stage
14 September Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   FC Barcelona 1–3 Chris Sutton BBC Sport
29 September San Siro, Milan (A)   A.C. Milan 1–3 Stanislav Varga BBC Sport
20 October Shakhtar Stadium, Donetsk (A)   Shakhtar Donetsk 0–3 BBC Sport
2 November Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0 Alan Thompson BBC Sport
24 November 2004 Nou Camp, Barcelona (A)   FC Barcelona 1–1 John Hartson BBC Sport
7 December Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)   A.C. Milan 0–0 BBC Sport

RangersEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Rangers scorer(s) Report
Champions League Third qualifying round
10 August Dynamo Stadium, Moscow (A)   CSKA Moscow 1–2 Nacho Novo BBC Sport
25 August Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   CSKA Moscow 1–1 Steven Thompson BBC Sport
UEFA Cup First round
16 September Estádio dos Barreiros, Madeira (A)   Marítimo 0–1 BBC Sport
30 September Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   Marítimo 1–0
(4 – 2 pen.)
Dado Pršo BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Group stage
21 October Stadio Amica, Wronki, Poland (A)   Amica Wronki 5–0 Peter Løvenkrands, Nacho Novo, Fernando Ricksen,
Shota Arveladze (pen.), Steven Thompson
BBC Sport
25 November Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   Grazer AK 3–0 Nacho Novo, Shota Arveladze, Hamed Namouchi BBC Sport
2 December Alkmaarder Hout, Alkmaar (A)   AZ Alkmaar 0–1 BBC Sport
15 December Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow (H)   Auxerre 0–2 BBC Sport

HeartsEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Hearts scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup First round
16 September Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (H)   Sporting Braga 3–1 Andrew Webster, Paul Hartley, Patrick Kisnorbo BBC Sport
30 September Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (A)   Sporting Braga 2–2 Mark de Vries (2) BBC Sport
UEFA Cup Group stage
21 October Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (A)   Feyenoord 0–3 BBC Sport
4 November Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (H)   Schalke 04 0–1 BBC Sport
25 November St. Jakob-Park, Basel (A)   FC Basel 2–1 Dennis Wyness, Robbie Neilson BBC Sport
16 December Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (H)   Ferencvaros 0–1 BBC Sport

Dunfermline AthleticEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Dunfermline scorer(s) Report
UEFA Cup Second qualifying round
12 August Kaplakriki, Hafnarfjörður (A)   Hafnarfjarðar 2–2 Craig Brewster, Andrius Skerla BBC Sport
26 August McDiarmid Park, Perth (H)   Hafnarfjarðar 1–2 Gary Dempsey BBC Sport

HibernianEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Hibernian scorer(s) Report
UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
3 July Easter Road, Edinburgh (H)   FK Vėtra 1–1 Garry O'Connor BBC Sport
10 July Vėtra Stadium, Vilnius (A)   FK Vetra 0–1 BBC Sport

Scotland national teamEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score[3] Competition Scotland scorer(s) Report
18 August Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Hungary 0–3 Friendly BBC Sport
3 September Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia (A)   Spain 1–1[4] Friendly Rubén Baraja (o.g.) / James McFadden[5] BBC Sport
8 September Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Slovenia 0–0 WCQ5 BBC Sport
9 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Norway 0–1 WCQ5 BBC Sport
13 October Republican Stadium, Chişinău (A)   Moldova 1–1 WCQ5 Steven Thompson BBC Sport
17 November Easter Road, Edinburgh (H)   Sweden 1–4 Friendly James McFadden BBC Sport
26 March San Siro, Milan (A)   Italy 0–2 WCQ5 BBC Sport
4 June Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Moldova 2–0 WCQ5 Christian Dailly, James McFadden BBC Sport
8 June Dinamo Stadium, Minsk (A)   Belarus 0–0 WCQ5 BBC Sport

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQ5 = World Cup Qualifying - Group 5

DeathsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e The score of the Scottish team is shown first.
  3. ^ Scotland's score is shown first.
  4. ^ Game abandoned after 59 minutes.
  5. ^ Scottish FA credit Scotland goal to James McFadden [1] Archived 20 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine whereas other sources, BBC Sport, RSSSF and Sporting Life credit goal as a Rubén Baraja own goal
  6. ^ "Gordon Smith dies". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2004. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Death of Hearts hero of 1956, keeper Willie Duff". The Scotsman. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  8. ^ Glanville, Brian (7 December 2004). "Bill Brown". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 December 2014.