1993–94 in Scottish football

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1993–94 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
Division One champions
Falkirk
Division Two champions
Stranraer
Scottish Cup winners
Dundee United
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
Falkirk
Junior Cup winners
Largs Thistle
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers
Scotland national team
1994 World Cup qualification

The 1993–94 season was the 97th season of competitive football in Scotland. This season saw several teams relegated from the 1st and 2nd divisions in preparation for the introduction of a 3rd division the following season. [1]

Notable events[edit]

  • The resignation of Scotland national football team manager Andy Roxburgh after seven years in charge, following their failure to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and the appointment of Craig Brown as his successor.
  • The dismissal of Liam Brady as Celtic manager in October after just over two years at the helm, and the appointment of Lou Macari as his successor.
  • Macari's dismissal as Celtic manager in June, after the end of the season, after just eight months in charge. He was succeeded by Kilmarnock's Tommy Burns.
  • Rangers paying a British record fee of £4million for Dundee United striker Duncan Ferguson before the start of the season.
  • Dundee United's shock 1-0 win over Rangers in the Scottish Cup final, which deprived Rangers of a second successive domestic treble.
  • Rangers signed Tottenham Hotspur striker Gordon Durie for £1.2million in November.
  • Rangers retained the Premier Division title (their sixth in succession) and the League Cup.
  • Further league reconstruction would be introduced for the 1994-1995 season resulting in four leagues of ten teams. This meant that there would be a new Scottish Third Division, so this season five teams were relegated from the first division and only one promoted (Stranraer) to the first division. The bottom ten teams of the old second division were 'relegated' to the new third division.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 44 22 14 8 74 41 33 58
2 Aberdeen 44 17 21 6 58 36 22 55
3 Motherwell 44 20 14 10 58 43 15 54
4 Celtic 44 15 20 9 51 38 13 50
5 Hibernian 44 16 15 13 53 48 5 47
6 Dundee United 44 11 20 13 47 48 −1 42
7 Heart of Midlothian 44 11 20 13 37 43 −6 42
8 Kilmarnock 44 12 16 16 36 45 −9 40
9 Partick Thistle 44 12 16 16 46 57 −11 40
10 St. Johnstone 44 10 20 14 35 47 −12 40
11 Raith Rovers 44 6 19 19 46 80 −34 31
12 Dundee 44 8 13 23 42 57 −15 29

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: St. Johnstone, Raith Rovers, Dundee

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Falkirk 44 26 14 4 81 32 49 66
2 Dunfermline Athletic 44 29 7 8 93 35 58 65
3 Airdrieonians 44 20 14 10 58 38 20 54
4 Hamilton Academical 44 19 16 13 66 54 12 50
5 Clydebank 44 18 14 12 56 48 8 50
6 St. Mirren 44 21 8 15 61 55 6 50
7 Ayr United 44 14 14 16 42 52 −10 42
8 Dumbarton 44 11 14 19 48 59 −11 36
9 Stirling Albion 44 13 9 22 41 68 −27 35
10 Clyde 44 10 12 22 35 58 −23 32
11 Morton 44 6 17 21 44 75 −31 29
12 Brechin City 44 6 7 31 30 81 −51 19

Promoted: Falkirk
Relegated: Dumbarton, Stirling Albion, Clyde, Morton, Brechin City

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Stranraer 39 23 10 6 63 35 28 56
2 Berwick Rangers 39 18 12 9 75 46 29 48
3 Stenhousemuir 39 19 9 11 62 44 18 47
4 Meadowbank Thistle 39 17 13 9 62 48 14 47
5 Queen of the South 39 17 9 13 69 48 21 43
6 East Fife 39 15 11 13 58 52 6 41
7 Alloa Athletic 39 12 17 10 41 39 2 41
8 Forfar Athletic 39 14 11 14 58 58 0 39
9 East Stirlingshire 39 13 11 15 54 57 −3 37
10 Montrose 39 14 8 17 56 61 −5 36
11 Queen's Park 39 12 10 17 52 76 −24 34
12 Arbroath 39 12 9 18 42 67 −25 33
13 Albion Rovers 39 7 10 22 37 66 −29 24
14 Cowdenbeath 39 6 8 25 40 72 −32 20

Promoted: Stranraer
Relegated: Alloa Athletic, Forfar Athletic, East Stirlingshire, Montrose, Queen's Park, Arbroath, Albion Rovers, Cowdenbeath

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup Dundee United 1 – 0 Rangers
League Cup Rangers 2 – 1 Hibernian
Challenge Cup Falkirk 3 – 0 St. Mirren
Youth Cup Rangers 5 – 3 Airdrieonians
Junior Cup Largs Thistle 1 – 0 Glenafton Athletic

Individual honours[edit]

SPFA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Players' Player of the Year England Mark Hateley Rangers
Young Player of the Year Scotland Phil O'Donnell Motherwell

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year England Mark Hateley Rangers
Manager of the year Scotland Walter Smith Rangers

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Rangers UEFA Champions League First round 2.00
Aberdeen UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Second round 4.00
Celtic UEFA Cup Second round 5.00
Dundee United UEFA Cup First round 2.00
Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup First round 2.00

Average coefficient - 3.000

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
8 September 1993 Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H) Switzerland Switzerland 1–1 WCQG1 John Collins
13 October 1993 Stadio Olimpico, Rome (A) Italy Italy 1–3 WCQG1 Kevin Gallacher
17 November 1993 Ta Quali Stadium, Valletta (A) Malta Malta 2–0 WCQG1 Billy McKinlay, Colin Hendry
23 March 1994 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Netherlands Netherlands 0–1 Friendly
20 April 1994 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (A) Austria Austria 2–1 Friendly John McGinlay, Billy McKinlay
27 May 1994 Galgenwaard Stadion, Utrecht (A) Netherlands Netherlands 1–3 Friendly Duncan Shearer

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG1 = World Cup qualifying - Group 1

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]