1986–87 Scottish Premier Division

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Scottish Premier Division
Season 1986–87
Champions Rangers
Relegated Clydebank
Hamilton Academical
European Cup Rangers
UEFA Cup Celtic
Dundee United
Aberdeen
Cup Winners' Cup St Mirren
Matches played 264
Goals scored 670 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorer Brian McClair (35)
Biggest home win Heart of Midlothian 7 Hamilton Academical
Biggest away win Clydebank 0–5 Aberdeen

The 1986–87 Scottish Premier Division season was won by Rangers, six points ahead of Celtic. Clydebank and Hamilton Academical were relegated.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 44 31 7 6 85 23 +62 69 1987–88 European Cup First round
2 Celtic 44 27 9 8 90 41 +49 63 1987–88 UEFA Cup First round
3 Dundee United 44 24 12 8 85 34 +51 60
4 Aberdeen 44 21 16 7 63 29 +34 58
5 Heart of Midlothian 44 21 14 9 64 43 +21 56
6 Dundee 44 18 12 14 74 57 +17 48
7 St Mirren 44 12 12 20 36 51 −15 36 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
8 Motherwell 44 11 12 21 43 64 −21 34
9 Hibernian 44 10 13 21 44 70 −26 33
10 Falkirk 44 8 10 26 31 70 −39 26
11 Clydebank (R) 44 6 12 26 35 93 −58 24 Relegation to First Division
12 Hamilton Academical (R) 44 6 9 29 39 93 −54 21

Source: Statto
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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