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2016–17 in Scottish football

The 2016–17 season was the 120th season of competitive football in Scotland. The domestic season began on 16 July 2016, with the first round of the 2016–17 Scottish League Cup.[1] The 2016–17 Scottish Professional Football League season commenced on 6 August.[1]

Football in Scotland
Season2016–17
Men's football
PremiershipCeltic
ChampionshipHibernian
League OneLivingston
League TwoArbroath
Scottish CupCeltic
League CupCeltic
Challenge CupDundee United
Youth CupCeltic
2015–16 Scotland 2017–18

Contents

Transfer dealsEdit

League competitionsEdit

Scottish PremiershipEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation[a]
1 Celtic (C) 38 34 4 0 106 25 +81 106 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round[b]
2 Aberdeen 38 24 4 10 74 35 +39 76 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
3 Rangers 38 19 10 9 56 44 +12 67 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 St Johnstone 38 17 7 14 50 46 +4 58
5 Heart of Midlothian 38 12 10 16 55 52 +3 46
6 Partick Thistle 38 10 12 16 38 54 −16 42
7 Ross County 38 11 13 14 48 58 −10 46
8 Kilmarnock 38 9 14 15 36 56 −20 41
9 Motherwell 38 10 8 20 46 69 −23 38
10 Dundee 38 10 7 21 38 62 −24 37
11 Hamilton Academical (O) 38 7 14 17 37 56 −19 35 Qualification for the Premiership play-off final
12 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (R) 38 7 13 18 44 71 −27 34 Relegation to the Scottish Championship
Source: Scottish Premiership, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-off (only if deciding champion, UEFA competitions qualification and second stage group allocation).[2]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
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. ^ Since the winners of the 2016–17 Scottish Cup, Celtic, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the Scottish cup winners (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the second-placed team and the spot awarded to the second-placed team was passed to the fourth-placed team.

Scottish ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hibernian (C, P) 36 19 14 3 59 25 +34 71 Promotion to Scottish Premiership
2 Falkirk 36 16 12 8 58 40 +18 60 Qualification to Premiership play-off semi-finals
3 Dundee United 36 15 12 9 50 42 +8 57 Qualification to Premiership play-off quarter-finals
4 Greenock Morton 36 13 13 10 44 41 +3 52
5 Dunfermline Athletic 36 12 12 12 46 43 +3 48
6 Queen of the South 36 11 10 15 46 52 −6 43
7 St Mirren 36 9 12 15 52 56 −4 39
8 Dumbarton 36 9 12 15 46 56 −10 39
9 Raith Rovers (R) 36 10 9 17 35 52 −17 39 Qualification to Championship play-offs
10 Ayr United (R) 36 7 12 17 33 62 −29 33 Relegation to Scottish League One
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Scottish League OneEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Livingston (C, P) 36 26 3 7 80 32 +48 81 Promotion to Scottish Championship
2 Alloa Athletic 36 17 11 8 69 44 +25 62 Qualification to Championship play-offs
3 Airdrieonians 36 16 4 16 61 66 −5 52
4 Brechin City (O, P) 36 15 5 16 43 49 −6 50
5 East Fife 36 12 10 14 41 44 −3 46
6 Queen's Park 36 12 10 14 37 51 −14 46
7 Stranraer 36 12 8 16 46 50 −4 44
8 Albion Rovers 36 11 9 16 41 48 −7 42
9 Peterhead (R) 36 10 10 16 44 59 −15 40 Qualification to League One play-offs
10 Stenhousemuir (R) 36 11 6 19 45 64 −19 39 Relegation to Scottish League Two
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Scottish League TwoEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Arbroath (C, P) 36 18 12 6 63 36 +27 66 Promotion to 2017–18 Scottish League One
2 Forfar Athletic (O, P) 36 18 10 8 69 49 +20 64 Qualification to League One play-offs
3 Annan Athletic 36 18 4 14 61 58 +3 58
4 Montrose 36 14 10 12 44 53 −9 52
5 Elgin City 36 14 9 13 67 47 +20 51
6 Stirling Albion 36 12 11 13 50 59 −9 47
7 Edinburgh City 36 11 10 15 38 45 −7 43
8 Berwick Rangers 36 10 10 16 50 65 −15 40
9 Clyde 36 10 8 18 49 64 −15 38
10 Cowdenbeath (O) 36 9 8 19 40 55 −15 35 Qualification to League Two play-off finals
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

Non-league footballEdit

Highland Football League Lowland Football League
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Buckie Thistle (C) 34 82
2 Cove Rangers 34 82
3 Brora Rangers 34 81
4 Formartine United 34 73
5 Fraserburgh 34 63
6 Forres Mechanics 34 58
7 Turriff United 34 58
8 Wick Academy 34 53
9 Inverurie Loco Works 34 50
10 Keith 34 47
11 Clachnacuddin 34 41
12 Lossiemouth 34 38
13 Nairn County 34 34
14 Huntly 34 34
15 Deveronvale 34 30
16 Rothes 34 26
17 Fort William 34 11
18 Strathspey Thistle 34 9
Source: Highland Football League
(C) Champion.
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 East Kilbride (C) 30 75
2 East Stirlingshire 30 68
3 Spartans 30 56
4 Stirling University 30 53
5 Dalbeattie Star 30 47
6 Cumbernauld Colts 30 47
7 BSC Glasgow 30 42
8 Whitehill Welfare 30 40
9 Gretna 2008 30 40
10 Gala Fairydean Rovers 30 40
11 Edinburgh University 30 37
12 Civil Service Strollers 30 37
13 Vale of Leithen 30 37
14 Hawick Royal Albert 30 25
15 Selkirk 30 23
16 Preston Athletic (R) 30 16
Source: BBC Sport
(C) Champion;
(R) Relegated.

SPFL Development LeagueEdit


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Ross County (C) 32 20 6 6 63 40 +23 66 League winners
2 Hamilton Academical 32 19 7 6 72 39 +33 64
3 Celtic 32 19 6 7 61 26 +35 63
4 Hibernian 32 19 4 9 67 43 +24 61
5 Motherwell 32 17 6 9 66 39 +27 57
6 Rangers 32 15 6 11 53 47 +6 51
7 Falkirk 32 14 7 11 57 52 +5 49
8 Partick Thistle 32 15 3 14 61 64 −3 48
9 Aberdeen 32 14 4 14 56 58 −2 46
10 Dunfermline Athletic 32 13 5 14 45 53 −8 44
11 Heart of Midlothian 32 12 7 13 48 46 +2 43
12 Kilmarnock 32 9 5 18 51 68 −17 32
13 St Mirren 32 9 4 19 46 70 −24 31
14 Dundee United 32 7 9 16 49 66 −17 30
15 Dundee 32 7 7 18 32 57 −25 28
16 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 32 7 6 19 32 66 −34 27
17 St Johnstone 32 5 10 17 34 59 −25 25
Updated to match(es) played on 5 May 2017. Source: SPFL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion.

HonoursEdit

Cup honoursEdit

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2016–17 Scottish Cup Celtic 2–1 Aberdeen BBC Sport
2016–17 League Cup Celtic 3–0 Aberdeen BBC Sport
2016–17 Challenge Cup Dundee United 2–1 St Mirren BBC Sport
2016–17 Youth Cup Celtic 3–0 Rangers BBC Sport
2016–17 Junior Cup Glenafton Athletic 2–1 Auchinleck Talbot BBC Sport

Non-league honoursEdit

SeniorEdit

Competition Winner
Highland League Buckie Thistle
Lowland League East Kilbride
East of Scotland League Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
South of Scotland League Edusport Academy

JuniorEdit

West Region
Division Winner
2016–17 Super League Premier Division Glenafton Athletic
Super League First Division Girvan
Ayrshire District League Darvel Juniors
Central District League First Division Cambuslang Rangers
Central District League Second Division Glasgow Perthshire
East Region
Division Winner
2016–17 Superleague Kelty Hearts
Premier League Sauchie Juniors
North Division Kirriemuir Thistle
South Division Dunbar United
North Region
Division Winner
2016–17 Superleague Banks O'Dee
First Division (West) Spey Valley United
First Division (East) Ellon United

Individual honoursEdit

PFA Scotland awardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Scott Sinclair Celtic
Young Player of the Year Kieran Tierney Celtic
Manager of the Year Brendan Rodgers Celtic
Championship Player John McGinn Hibernian
League One Player Liam Buchanan Livingston
League Two Player Shane Sutherland Elgin City

SFWA awardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year Scott Sinclair Celtic
Young Player of the Year Kieran Tierney Celtic
Manager of the Year Brendan Rodgers Celtic

Scottish clubs in EuropeEdit

Celtic, Aberdeen, Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian qualified for European competition.[3][4]

CelticEdit

UEFA Champions League

AberdeenEdit

UEFA Europa League

Heart of MidlothianEdit

UEFA Europa League

HibernianEdit

UEFA Europa League

Scotland national teamEdit

Women's footballEdit

Scottish Women's Premier LeagueEdit

SWPL 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Glasgow City (C) 20 19 0 1 73 9 +64 57 2017–18 Champions League
2 Hibernian (Q) 20 16 1 3 71 16 +55 49
3 Celtic 20 12 0 8 47 30 +17 36
4 Rangers 20 9 0 11 32 52 −20 27
5 Stirling University 20 8 1 11 27 45 −18 25
6 Spartans 20 7 1 12 23 49 −26 22
7 Aberdeen 20 5 1 14 17 43 −26 16
8 Forfar Farmington (R) 20 2 0 18 12 58 −46 6 2017 SWPL 2
Updated to match(es) played on 23 October 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.

SWPL2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hamilton Academical 20 16 0 4 84 24 +60 48 2017 SWPL 1
2 Heart of Midlothian 20 14 4 2 68 16 +52 46
3 Glasgow Girls 20 15 1 4 56 19 +37 46
4 Hutchison Vale[a] 20 9 4 7 52 39 +13 31
5 Jeanfield Swifts 20 9 1 10 67 42 +25 28
6 Buchan 19 5 3 11 42 55 −13 18
7 Inverness City (R) 20 2 1 17 22 104 −82 7 2017 SWFL 1
8 Queen's Park (R) 19 2 0 17 18 110 −92 6
Updated to match(es) played on 23 October 2016. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hutchison Vale were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Heart of Midlothian on 21 August 2016. The result was reversed and Hearts were awarded a 3-0 win.[5]

League and Cup honoursEdit

Division Winner
SWPL 1 Glasgow City[6]
SWPL 2
SWFL 1 North East Fife
SWFL 1 South Motherwell
SWFL 2 North Granite City
SWFL 2 South West Renfrew
SWFL 2 Central Partick Thistle
SWFL 2 East Dundee United
Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
Scottish Women's Cup Hibernian 1–1 a.e.t. (6–5 pen) Glasgow City BBC Sport
Scottish Women's Premier League Cup Hibernian 2–1 Glasgow City BBC Sport
SWFL First Division Cup
SWFL Second Division Cup

Individual honoursEdit

Jane Ross and Caroline Weir were both nominated for the (English) PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year award.[7]

SWPL awardsEdit

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year
Player of the Year
Manager of the Year
Young Player of the Year

UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

Glasgow CityEdit

HibernianEdit

Scotland women's national teamEdit

The Scotland women's national football team qualified for a major tournament for the first time.[8][9] A loss by Finland against Portugal confirmed that Scotland would finish qualifying as one of the six best runners-up, guaranteeing a place in UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[8][9]

DeathsEdit

  • 3 July: Jimmy Frizzell, 79, Greenock Morton inside forward.[10]
  • July: David Nicol, 80, Falkirk, Stirling Albion and Cowdenbeath wing half.[11]
  • 8 July: Jackie McInally, 79, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Hamilton Academical forward.[12]
  • 21 July: Dick Donnelly, 74, East Fife and Brechin City goalkeeper, journalist and Radio Tay sports broadcaster.[13]
  • 5 August: Joe Davis, 75, Third Lanark and Hibernian defender.[14]
  • 20 August: Rab Stewart, 54, Dunfermline Athletic, Motherwell, Falkirk and Queen of the South forward.[15]
  • 5 September: Max Murray, 80, Queen's Park, Rangers, Third Lanark and Clyde forward.[16]
  • 13 September: Matt Gray, 80, Third Lanark forward.[17]
  • 16 September: Donald Cameron, 77, Ayr United chairman (2005–08).[18]
  • 19 September: Donnie Fraser, Inverness Caledonian Thistle director (2015–16).[19]
  • 20 September: Alan Cousin, 78, Dundee, Hibernian and Falkirk forward.[20]
  • 1 October: David Herd, 82, Scotland forward.[21]
  • 2 October: Jimmy McIntosh, 80, Falkirk wing-half; Forres Mechanics player/manager.[22]
  • 10 October: Gerry Gow, 64, Scotland under-23 midfielder.[23]
  • 10 October: Eddie O'Hara, 80, Falkirk and Morton winger.[24]
  • 16 October: George Peebles, 80, Dunfermline Athletic and Stirling Albion winger; Stirling Albion manager.[25]
  • 19 October: George McKimmie, 65, Dunfermline Athletic forward.[26]
  • 7 November: Eric Murray, 74, Kilmarnock and St Mirren wing half.[27]
  • 8 November: Ian Cowan, 71, Falkirk, Partick Thistle and Dunfermline Athletic forward.[28][29]
  • 16 November: Daniel Prodan, 44, Rangers defender.[30]
  • 25 November: Jim Gillespie, 69, Raith Rovers and Dunfermline Athletic winger.[31]
  • 26 November: David Provan, 75, Rangers, St Mirren and Scotland defender; Albion Rovers manager.[32]
  • 6 December: Dave MacLaren, 82, Dundee goalkeeper.[33]
  • 10 December: Tommy McCulloch, 82, Clyde and Hamilton goalkeeper.[34]
  • 11 December: Charlie McNeil, 53, Stirling Albion winger.[35]
  • 18 January: John Little, 86, Queen's Park, Rangers, Morton and Scotland defender.,[36]
  • 27 January: Billy Simpson, 87, Rangers, Stirling Albion and Partick Thistle forward.[37]
  • 18 February: Roger Hynd, 75, Rangers defender and Motherwell manager.[38]
  • 22 February: Paul Morrison, 42, Arbroath midfielder.[39]
  • 27 February: Alex Young, 80, Hearts and Scotland forward.[40]
  • 2 March: Tommy Gemmell, 73, Celtic, Dundee and Scotland full-back; Dundee and Albion Rovers manager.[41]
  • 22 March: Ken Currie, 91, Heart of Midlothian, Third Lanark, Raith Rovers, Dunfermline Athletic and Stranraer inside forward.[42]
  • 1 April: Stuart Markland, 69, Berwick Rangers, Dundee United and Montrose defender.[43]
  • 21 April: Ugo Ehiogu, 44, Rangers defender.[44]
  • 2 May: Cammy Duncan, 51, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Ayr United and Albion Rovers goalkeeper.[45]
  • 6 May: Tommy Henaughan, 86, Queen's Park, Kilmarnock and Morton forward.[46]
  • 18 May: Eric Stevenson, 74, Hibernian and Ayr United winger.[47]
  • 19 May: Tommy Ross, 70, Ross County forward.[48]
  • 26 May: Derek Neilson, 58, Brechin City and Berwick Rangers goalkeeper.[49][50]
  • 18 June: Albert Franks, 81, Rangers, Morton and Queen of the South wing half.[51]
  • 27 June: Stéphane Paille, 52, Hearts midfielder.[52]
  • 28 June: John Higgins, 87, Hibernian and St Mirren defender.[53]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Key dates". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Premiership 2016/2017 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ Borthwick, Jamie (23 May 2016). "Who could Celtic, Hibernian, Aberdeen and Hearts face in Europe?". STV Sport. STV. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs await European draws". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 June 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  5. ^ "SWF Statement – SWPL 2 league standings (11/10/2016)". Scottish Women's Football. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Glasgow City: Each women's SPL title more special - Leanne Ross". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ "PFA awards: Jane Ross and Caroline Weir nominated for players' player of year". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Scotland's women secure qualification to first major tournament". STV Sport. STV. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Euro 2017: Scotland's women qualify for first major tournament". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Jimmy Frizzell: Former Oldham Athletic and Manchester City manager dies". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  11. ^ David Nicol 1936-2016
  12. ^ Obituary: Jackie McInally, footballer
  13. ^ Tributes paid to broadcast legend Dick Donnelly
  14. ^ "Death Notices & Obituaries". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  15. ^ Robert Stewart
  16. ^ "Max Murray". www.rangers.co.uk. Rangers FC. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Obituary - Matt Gray, footballer who became Scotland's most expensive signing". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Donald Cameron 1939-2016". Ayr United FC. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  19. ^ "Donnie Fraser". Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  20. ^ Masson, James (20 September 2016). "Tributes after Dundee legend Alan Cousin dies aged 78". Evening Telegraph. DC Thomson. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  21. ^ "David Herd: Ex-Manchester United and Arsenal striker dies, aged 82". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  22. ^ White, Michael. "Obituary - Jimmy McIntosh, footballer. An appreciation". The Herald. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  23. ^ "Bristol City legend Gerry Gow dies after losing battle with cancer". Bristol Post. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  24. ^ Maclean, Ian (16 October 2016). "Bairns mourn passing of another 1957 Falkirk cup hero". Falkirk Herald. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  25. ^ "George Peebles". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  26. ^ "George McKimmie". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  27. ^ "Eric Murray 1941-2016". Kilmarnock FC. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  28. ^ "Ian Cowan 1944–2016". Falkirk FC. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  29. ^ "Ian Cowan : Obituary". The Falkirk Herald. Johnston Press plc. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  30. ^ "Romanian defender Daniel Prodan mourned". www.uefa.com. UEFA. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  31. ^ "Jim Gillespie". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  32. ^ "Davie Provan". Rangers.co.uk. Rangers FC. 26 November 2016.
  33. ^ "Remembering Dave MacLaren". Plymouth Argyle FC. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  34. ^ "Tommy McCulloch". Clyde FC. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  35. ^ "Charlie McNeil". Stirling Albion F.C. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  36. ^ "Johnny Little". Rangers.co.uk. Rangers Football Club. 18 January 2017.
  37. ^ "Linfield and Rangers goalscoring legend Billy Simpson dies". Belfast Telegraph. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  38. ^ "A tribute to Roger Hynd". Birmingham City FC. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  39. ^ Former footballer and firefighter loses battle with cancer
  40. ^ "Alex Young: Former Hearts, Everton and Scotland forward dies, aged 80". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  41. ^ "Celtic: Tributes for late Lisbon Lion Tommy Gemmell". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  42. ^ "Ken Currie". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  43. ^ "Stuart Markland". Berwick Rangers FC. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  44. ^ "Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  45. ^ MacDonald, Kenny (2 May 2017). "Good Friend And Team-Mate". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  46. ^ "Tommy Henaughen". kilmarnockfc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  47. ^ Hardie, David (18 May 2017). "Former Hibs winger Eric Stevenson dies aged 74". Edinburgh News. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  48. ^ "Scorer of fastest hat-trick Tommy Ross dies". BBC News. BBC. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  49. ^ "Derek Neilson". Brechin City FC. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  50. ^ "Derek Neilson". Berwick Rangers FC. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  51. ^ Vallance, Matt (23 June 2017). "Obituary - Albert John Franks, Rangers footballer and policeman". The Herald. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  52. ^ L'ancien footballeur Stéphane Paille est décédé (in French)
  53. ^ "Hibs' European Cup player John Higgins dies aged 87". Edinburgh Evening News. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.