1994–95 in Scottish football

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1994–95 in Scottish football
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Premier Division champions
Rangers
Division One champions
Raith Rovers
Division Two champions
Greenock Morton
Division Three champions
Forfar Athletic
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Raith Rovers
Challenge Cup winners
Airdrieonians
Junior Cup winners
Camelon Juniors
Teams in Europe
Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Motherwell, Rangers
Scotland national team
UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying, Kirin Cup

The 1994–95 season was the 98th season of competitive football in Scotland. This season seen the re-introduction of the Scottish 3rd division, after an absence of 26 years, and also the introduction of three points for a win being awarded instead of just two. [1]

Notable events[edit]

  • Raith Rovers winning the first Scottish League Cup of their history with a shock win over Celtic in the final.
  • Celtic winning the FA Cup to end their six-year trophy drought.
  • Rangers winning the Scottish Premier Division title for the seventh year running - their 45th top division title overall.
  • Brian Laudrup, the Danish international forward, joining Rangers at the start of the season for £2.3million.
  • Duncan Ferguson ending his unsuccessful 18-month spell at Rangers and signing for Everton in December after two months on loan at the English club.
  • French international defender Basile Boli joining Rangers from Marseille in the pre-season for £2million and returning to his homeland with AS Monaco at the end of the season after picking up a league title medal.
  • At the same time as signing Basile Boli, Rangers paid a further £2million for Hearts defender Alan McLaren.
  • Legendary former Rangers, Motherwell and Scotland winger Davie Cooper dying suddenly in March at the age of 39 while on the books of Clydebank, where he was due to retire as a player at the end of the season and become the club's first team coach.
  • Celtic spending the season playing their home games at national stadium Hampden Park while Parkhead was being rebuilt as an all-seater stadium.
  • Forfar Athletic becoming the very first champions of the Scottish Third Division.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers 36 20 9 7 60 35 25 69
2 Motherwell 36 14 12 10 50 50 0 54
3 Hibernian 36 12 17 7 49 37 12 53
4 Celtic 36 11 18 7 39 33 6 51
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 36 9 9 18 40 56 −16 36

Champions: Rangers
Relegated: Dundee United

Scottish League Division One[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Raith Rovers 36 19 12 5 54 32 22 69
2 Dunfermline Athletic 36 18 14 4 63 32 31 68
3 Dundee 36 20 8 8 65 36 29 68
4 Airdrieonians 36 17 10 9 50 33 17 61
5 St. Johnstone 36 14 14 8 59 39 20 56
6 Hamilton Academical 36 14 7 15 42 48 −6 49
7 St. Mirren 36 8 12 16 34 50 −16 36
8 Clydebank 36 8 11 17 33 47 −14 35
9 Ayr United 36 6 11 19 31 58 −27 29
10 Stranraer 36 4 5 27 25 81 −56 17

Promoted: Raith Rovers
Relegated: Ayr United, Stranraer

Scottish League Division Two[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Greenock Morton 36 18 10 8 55 33 22 64
2 Dumbarton 36 17 9 10 57 35 22 60
3 Stirling Albion 36 17 7 12 54 43 11 58
4 Stenhousemuir 36 14 14 8 46 39 7 56
5 Berwick Rangers 36 15 10 11 52 46 6 55
6 Clyde 36 14 10 12 53 48 5 52
7 Queen of the South 36 11 11 14 46 51 −5 44
8 East Fife 36 11 10 15 48 56 −8 43
9 Meadowbank Thistle 36 11 5 20 32 54 −22 35
10 Brechin City 36 6 6 24 22 60 −38 24

Promoted: Greenock Morton, Dumbarton
Relegated: Meadowbank Thistle, Brechin City

Scottish League Division Three[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Forfar Athletic 36 25 5 6 67 33 34 80
2 Montrose 36 20 7 9 69 32 37 67
3 Ross County 36 18 6 12 59 44 15 60
4 East Stirlingshire 36 18 5 13 61 50 11 59
5 Alloa Athletic 36 15 9 12 50 45 5 54
6 Inverness CT 36 12 9 15 48 61 −13 45
7 Arbroath 36 13 5 18 51 62 −11 44
8 Queen's Park 36 12 6 18 46 57 −11 42
9 Cowdenbeath 36 11 7 18 48 60 −12 40
10 Albion Rovers 36 5 3 28 27 82 −55 18

Promoted: Forfar Athletic, Montrose

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up
Scottish Cup 1994–95 Celtic 1 – 0 Airdrieonians
League Cup 1994–95 Raith Rovers 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(6 – 5 pen.)
Celtic
Challenge Cup 1994–95 Airdrieonians 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Dundee
Youth Cup Rangers 2 – 0 St. Johnstone
Junior Cup Camelon Juniors 2 – 0 Whitburn

Individual honours[edit]

SPFA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Players' Player of the Year Denmark Brian Laudrup Rangers
Young Player of the Year Scotland Charlie Miller Rangers

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Club
Footballer of the Year Denmark Brian Laudrup Rangers
Manager of the year Scotland Walter Smith Rangers

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Rangers UEFA Champions League Qualifying round 0.00
Dundee United UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round 2.00
Motherwell UEFA Cup First round 2.00
Aberdeen UEFA Cup Preliminary round 1.00

Average coefficient - 1.250

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[2] Competition Scotland scorer(s)
7 September 1994 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (A) Finland Finland 2–0 ECQG8 Duncan Shearer, John Collins
12 October 1994 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 5–1 ECQG8 John Collins (2), Scott Booth, Billy McKinlay
16 November 1994 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H) Russia Russia 1–1 ECQG8 Scott Booth
18 December 1994 Olympic Stadium, Athens (A) Greece Greece 0–1 ECQG8
29 March 1995 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (A) Russia Russia 0–0 ECQG8
26 April 1995 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (A) San Marino San Marino 2–0 ECQG8 John Collins, Colin Calderwood
21 May 1995 Big Arch Stadium, Hiroshima (A) Japan Japan 0–0 Kirin Cup
24 May 1995 Toyama Park Stadium, Toyama (A) Ecuador Ecuador 2–1 Kirin Cup John Robertson, Stevie Crawford
7 June 1995 Svangaskarð, Toftir (A) Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 2–0 ECQG8 Billy McKinlay, John McGinlay

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • ECQG8 = European Championship qualifying - Group 8

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]