1994–95 Scottish Premier Division

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Scottish Premier Division
Season 1994–95
Champions Rangers
Relegated Dundee United
Champions League Rangers
UEFA Cup Motherwell, Raith Rovers
Cup Winners' Cup Celtic
Goals scored 453
Average goals/game 2.52
Top goalscorer Tommy Coyne (16)
Biggest home win Dundee United 6–1 Motherwell (21 January)
Biggest away win Dundee United 0-3 Rangers (4 December)

The 1994–95 Scottish Premier Division season began on 13 August 1994 and was the first season of the new-look ten team league.

Overview[edit]

The 1994–95 Scottish Premier Division season ended in success for Rangers who won the title by fifteen points from nearest rivals Motherwell to clinch seven titles in a row. Dundee United were relegated to the First Division after finishing bottom with Aberdeen surviving the relegation playoff against Dunfermline Athletic. As champions, Rangers qualified for the Champions League while Motherwell were joined by League Cup winners Raith Rovers in qualifying for the UEFA Cup. Fourth-placed Celtic qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as Scottish Cup winners.[1]

The season began on 13 August with the first goal of the season scored by Hibernian's Billy Findlay as they won 5-0 at home to Dundee United. The regular league season ended on 13 May, with the relegation/promotion play-off following on the 21st and 25th.

Promotion and relegation from 1993–94[edit]

Promoted from First Division to Premier League

Relegated from Premier Division to First Division

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 36 20 9 7 60 35 +25 69 1995–96 UEFA Champions League Qualifying round
2 Motherwell 36 14 12 10 50 50 0 54 1995–96 UEFA Cup Preliminary round
3 Hibernian 36 12 17 7 49 37 +12 53
4 Celtic 36 11 18 7 39 33 +6 51 1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
5 Falkirk 36 12 12 12 48 47 +1 48
6 Heart of Midlothian 36 12 7 17 44 51 −7 43
7 Kilmarnock 36 11 10 15 40 48 −8 43
8 Partick Thistle 36 10 13 13 40 50 −10 43
9 Aberdeen 36 10 11 15 43 46 −3 41
10 Dundee United (R) 36 9 9 18 40 56 −16 36 Relegation to First Division

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.

Results[edit]

Matches 1-18[edit]

During matches 1-18 each team plays every other team twice (home and away).

Home \ Away[1] ABE CEL DUN FAL HOM HIB KIL MOT PAR RAN
Aberdeen 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Celtic 0–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–3
Dundee United 2–1 2–2 1–0 5–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–3
Falkirk 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 3–3 0–1 2–1 0–2
Heart of Midlothian 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1
Hibernian 2–2 0–2 5–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 2–1
Kilmarnock 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–2
Motherwell 0–1 1–1 1–1 5–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–1
Partick Thistle 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–2
Rangers 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0

Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Matches 19-36[edit]

During matches 19-36 each team plays every other team a further two times (home and away).

Home \ Away[1] ABE CEL DUN FAL HOM HIB KIL MOT PAR RAN
Aberdeen 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–1 2–0
Celtic 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 3–0
Dundee United 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 6–1 2–0 0–2
Falkirk 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–3 2–3
Heart of Midlothian 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–1
Hibernian 4–2 0–2 4–0 0–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1
Kilmarnock 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1
Motherwell 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–3
Partick Thistle 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 1–1
Rangers 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1

Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

Player Goals Team
Republic of Ireland Tommy Coyne 16 Motherwell
Scotland Billy Dodds 15 Aberdeen
England Mark Hateley 13 Rangers

Source:=http://www.rsssf.com/tabless/scot95.html RSSSF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Premier Division 1995/96". Soccerbot. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 

See also[edit]