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2011–12 in Scottish football

OverviewEdit

To be announced

Transfer dealsEdit

League competitionsEdit

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 30 3 5 84 21 +63 93 Qualification for the Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Rangers 38 26 5 7 77 28 +49 73 Liquidated, reformed and admitted to the Third Division[a]
3 Motherwell 38 18 8 12 49 44 +5 62 Qualification for the Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Dundee United 38 16 11 11 62 50 +12 59 Qualification for the Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Heart of Midlothian 38 15 7 16 45 43 +2 52 Qualification for the Europa League Play-off round[b]
6 St Johnstone 38 14 8 16 43 50 −7 50 Qualification for the Europa League Second qualifying round[b]
7 Kilmarnock 38 11 14 13 44 61 −17 47
8 St Mirren 38 9 16 13 39 51 −12 43
9 Aberdeen 38 9 14 15 36 44 −8 41
10 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 10 9 19 42 60 −18 39
11 Hibernian 38 8 9 21 40 67 −27 33
12 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25 Relegation to the First Division
Source: SPFL Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Rangers were deducted 10 points for entering administration.[1] As Rangers did not exit administration by 31 March, they were ineligible to compete in Europe in the 2012–13 season. Rangers were unable to agree a CVA with their creditors and the club's holding company entered proceedings to be liquidated.[2] After being reformed in a new corporate structure, Rangers were admitted into the 2012–13 Scottish Third Division in time for the start of the season.[3]
  2. ^ a b Hearts qualified for the Europa League as 2011–12 Scottish Cup winners. Since they finished fifth in the league, the sixth-placed team, St Johnstone, also qualified for the Europa League.

Scottish First DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Ross County (C) 36 22 13 1 72 32 +40 79 Promotion to the Premier League
2 Dundee (P) 36 15 10 11 53 43 +10 55[a]
3 Falkirk 36 13 13 10 53 48 +5 52
4 Hamilton Academical 36 14 7 15 55 56 −1 49
5 Livingston 36 13 9 14 56 54 +2 48
6 Partick Thistle 36 12 11 13 50 39 +11 47
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 11 14 46 49 −3 44
8 Greenock Morton 36 10 12 14 40 55 −15 42
9 Ayr United (R) 36 9 11 16 44 67 −23 38 Qualification for the First Division Play-offs
10 Queen of the South (R) 36 7 11 18 38 64 −26 32 Relegation to the Second Division
Source: SPFL Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Rangers were liquidated prior to the 2012–13 season. Dundee were chosen to take their place, gaining promotion to the SPL.[4]

Scottish Second DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Cowdenbeath (C, P) 36 20 11 5 68 29 +39 71 Promotion to the First Division
2 Arbroath 36 17 12 7 76 51 +25 63 Qualification for the First Division Play-offs
3 Dumbarton (O, P) 36 17 7 12 61 61 0 58[a]
4 Airdrie United (P) 36 14 10 12 68 60 +8 52[b]
5 Stenhousemuir 36 15 6 15 54 49 +5 51
6 East Fife 36 14 6 16 55 57 −2 48
7 Forfar Athletic 36 11 9 16 59 72 −13 42
8 Brechin City 36 10 11 15 47 62 −15 41
9 Albion Rovers (O) 36 10 7 19 43 66 −23 37 Qualification for Second Division Play-offs
10 Stirling Albion (R) 36 9 7 20 46 70 −24 34 Relegation to the Third Division
Source: SPFL Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Dumbarton won the First Division play-off final, and were promoted to the First Division.
  2. ^ Airdrie United lost the final of the First Division playoffs to Dumbarton. However following the demotion of Rangers to the third division prior to the beginning of the 2012-13 season, Dundee were promoted from the First Division to the SPL, and Airdrie United were promoted to the First Division to take their place. Stranraer were promoted from the Third to the Second Division to take the place of Airdrie United

Scottish Third DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Alloa Athletic (C, P) 36 23 8 5 70 39 +31 77 Promotion to the Second Division
2 Queen's Park 36 19 6 11 70 48 +22 63 Qualification for the Second Division Play-offs
3 Stranraer (P) 36 17 7 12 77 57 +20 58[a]
4 Elgin City 36 16 9 11 68 60 +8 57
5 Peterhead 36 15 6 15 51 53 −2 51
6 Annan Athletic 36 13 10 13 53 53 0 49
7 Berwick Rangers 36 12 12 12 61 58 +3 48
8 Montrose 36 11 5 20 58 75 −17 38
9 Clyde 36 8 11 17 35 50 −15 35
10 East Stirlingshire 36 6 6 24 38 88 −50 24
Source: SPFL Archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Stranraer advanced to the final of the Second Division play-offs but were defeated by Albion Rovers, who retained their place in the Second Division. However, following the demotion of Rangers to the Third Division, Dundee were promoted from the First Division to the SPL, Airdrie United promoted from the Second to the First Division, and Stranraer were promoted from the Third to the Second Division.

Scottish Premier Under-19 LeagueEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Celtic (C) 22 18 3 1 66 18 +48 57
2 Heart of Midlothian 22 16 1 5 45 27 +18 49
3 Hibernian 22 14 2 6 49 30 +19 44
4 Aberdeen 22 11 6 5 42 23 +19 39
5 Rangers 22 11 4 7 42 28 +14 37
6 Motherwell 22 10 6 6 44 37 +7 36
7 Kilmarnock 22 8 0 14 40 51 −11 24
8 St Johnstone 22 7 3 12 33 45 −12 24
9 St Mirren 22 6 5 11 27 34 −7 23
10 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 22 6 1 15 22 47 −25 19
11 Dundee United 22 4 2 16 30 56 −26 14
12 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 22 3 3 16 23 67 −44 12
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 2012. Source: Scotprem
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Team, which his senior will place 12th in Scottish Premier League at the end of this season, will be relegated from Scottish Premier Under-19 League and his place will be for youth team of new SPL club.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

HonoursEdit

Cup honoursEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2011–12 Scottish Cup Heart of Midlothian 5 – 1 Hibernian Report
2011–12 League Cup Kilmarnock 1 – 0 Celtic Report
2011–12 Challenge Cup Falkirk 1 – 0 Hamilton Academical Report
2011–12 Youth Cup Celtic 8 – 0 Queen of the South Report[permanent dead link]
2011–12 Junior Cup Shotts Bon Accord 2 – 1 Auchinleck Talbot Report

Non-league honoursEdit

SeniorEdit

Competition Winner
2011–12 Highland League Forres Mechanics
East of Scotland League Stirling University
South of Scotland League Dalbeattie Star

JuniorEdit

West Region

Division Winner
2011-12 Premier Division Irvine Meadow XI
Division One Glenafton Athletic
Ayrshire League Maybole
Central League Division One Glasgow Perthshire
Central League Division Two Carluke Rovers

East Region

Division Winner
2011-12 Superleague Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Premier League Sauchie Juniors
North Division Dundee Violet
Central Division Jeanfield Swifts
South Division Dalkeith Thistle

North Region

Division Winner
2011-12 Superleague Hermes
Division One Inverness City
Division Two Portgordon Victoria

Individual honoursEdit

PFA Scotland awardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Charlie Mulgrew Celtic
Young Player of the Year James Forrest Celtic
Manager of the Year Derek Adams Ross County
First Division Player Farid El Alagui Falkirk
Second Division Player Jon Robertson Cowdenbeath
Third Division Player Stevie May Alloa Athletic on loan from St Johnstone

SFWA awardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year Charlie Mulgrew Celtic
Young Player of the Year James Forrest Celtic
Manager of the Year Neil Lennon Celtic

Scottish clubs in EuropeEdit

SummaryEdit

Club Competitions Started round Final round Coef. Top Scorer
Rangers UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Third qualifying round 1.0   Carlos Bocanegra, 1
  Nikica Jelavić, 1
  Juan Manuel Ortiz, 1
UEFA Europa League Play-off round Play-off round
Celtic UEFA Europa League Play-off round Group Stage[1] 7.0   Gary Hooper, 2
  Anthony Stokes, 2
Heart of Midlothian UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round Play-off round 2.0   Ryan Stevenson, 2
Dundee United UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Second qualifying round 1.0   Jon Daly, 1
  David Goodwillie, 1
  Keith Watson, 1
Total 11.0
Average 2.750
  • Current UEFA coefficients: Ranking (No. 25)
  • ^ Celtic were reinstated taking Sion's place in Group I as the Swiss side fielded ineligible players during their tie.[5] Celtic were awarded both of the matches as a 3–0 forfeit, resulting in a boost to their coefficient from 0.5 to 2.0.[6]

RangersEdit

2011–12 UEFA Champions League
2011–12 UEFA Europa League

CelticEdit

2011–12 UEFA Europa League

Sion defeated Celtic in the initial two-legged tie by an aggregate score of 3–1.[7] Celtic had played both games under protest to UEFA after Sion fielded five ineligible players over the two games. Sion were forced to forfeit both ties against Celtic after UEFA found them guilty of the charge, with UEFA awarding Celtic 3–0 wins in both legs.[8]

Heart of MidlothianEdit

2011–12 UEFA Europa League

Dundee UnitedEdit

2011–12 UEFA Europa League

National teamsEdit

Scotland national teamEdit

Scotland Under-21 teamEdit

Women's footballEdit

League and Cup honoursEdit

Division Winner
2011 Scottish Women's Premier League Glasgow City
SWFL First Division Aberdeen
SWFL Second Division North Buchan
SWFL Second Division West Kilwinning Sports Club
SWFL Second Division East Forfar Farmington Ladies
Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2011 Scottish Women's Cup Glasgow City 3 – 0 Hibernian Report
Scottish Women's Premier League Cup Hibernian 5 – 2 Spartans Report
Scottish Women's Football League Cup Aberdeen 2 – 1 Toryglen

Individual honoursEdit

SWF awardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Shannon Lynn[9] Hibernian
International Player of the Year Megan Sneddon Celtic
Manager of the Year Eddie Wolecki-Black Glasgow City
Premier Division Player of the Year Emma Lyons Falkirk
First Division Player Caroline Weir Hibernian 2000
Second Division Player Sam McManus Kilwinning Sports Club

Scotland women's national teamEdit

Glasgow CityEdit

2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rangers Football Club enters administration". BBC. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ Rangers to re-form after creditors' deal is rejected www.bbc.co.uk, June 12th 2012
  3. ^ "What does administration mean for Rangers?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  4. ^ Rangers: Dundee invited to take place in SPL - BBC Sport, 16 July 2012
  5. ^ "Celtic may get Europa League reprieve after protest against Sion". The Guardian. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Celtic reinstatement gives Scotland minor European coefficient boost". STV. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  7. ^ "FC Sion 3 - 1 Celtic (agg 3 - 1)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Celtic get Europa League lifeline after Sion expelled". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Shannon's Sun shine". The Scottish Sun. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Former Celtic player Willie Fernie dies aged 82". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Scotland and Wolves star Frank Munro dies age 63". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Tributes paid to Windsor legend John Parke". Belfast Telegraph. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Bernie Gallacher RIP". www.avfc.co.uk. Aston Villa FC. 30 August 2011. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Derek Dunlop Grierson". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Arbroath footballer played for five English clubs". Arbroath Herald. 3 December 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Ex-Hearts and Hibs player dies". Edinburgh Evening News. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Scottish FA and Motherwell shocked by death of Bill Dickie". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  18. ^ "Queens mourn passing of prolific scorer Black". The Scotsman. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Jackie Neilson – 1929-2012". www.saintmirren.net. St Mirren F.C. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2015.