1975–76 Scottish First Division

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Scottish First Division
Season 1975–76
Champions Partick Thistle
Promoted Partick Thistle
Kilmarnock
Relegated Dunfermline Athletic
Clyde
Matches played 182
Goals scored 569 (3.13 per match)
Top goalscorer John Bourke, John Whiteford (17)
Biggest home win Clydebank 8–1 Arbroath, 03.01.1977
Biggest away win Falkirk 0–8 Dundee, 22.01.1977

The 1975–76 Scottish First Division season was the first season in which the Scottish First Division became the second tier of Scottish football and the number of teams was reduced from 20 to 14. The season was won by Partick Thistle, who were promoted along with Kilmarnock to the Premier Division. Dunfermline Athletic and Clyde were relegated to the Second Division.[1]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle (C) (P) 26 17 7 2 47 19 +28 41 Premier Division
2 Kilmarnock (P) 26 16 3 7 44 29 +15 35
3 Montrose 26 12 6 8 53 43 +10 30
4 Dumbarton 26 12 4 10 53 46 +7 28
5 Arbroath 26 11 4 11 41 39 +2 26
6 St Mirren 26 9 8 9 37 37 0 26
7 Falkirk 26 10 5 11 38 35 +3 25
8 Airdrieonians 26 7 11 8 44 41 +3 25
9 Hamilton Academical 26 7 10 9 37 37 0 24
10 Queen of the South 26 9 6 11 44 47 −3 24
11 Morton 26 7 9 10 31 40 −9 23
12 East Fife 26 8 7 11 39 53 −14 23
13 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 26 5 10 11 30 51 −21 20 Second Division
14 Clyde (R) 26 5 4 17 34 52 −18 14

Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Division One 1975-1976 Table". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Division One 1975-1976 Season Summary". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12.