2001–02 in Scottish football

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2001–02 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Celtic
First Division champions
Partick Thistle
Second Division champions
Queen of the South
Third Division champions
Brechin City
Scottish Cup winners
Rangers
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
Airdrieonians
Junior Cup winners
Linlithgow Rose
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Rangers
Scotland national team
2002 World Cup qualification

The 2001–02 season was the 105th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Key events[edit]

Celtic, domestic treble winners a year earlier, retain their Premier League title.[2]

After failing to win anything the previous season, Rangers won the FA Cup and League Cup under their new manager Alex McLeish.[3]

Airdrieonians, who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League as First Division runners-up, went out of business of 1 May with debts of nearly £3million.[4] Later that month, however, a new club representing the town of Airdrie - Airdrie United - was formed, with ambitions of gaining Scottish league status for the 2002-03 season.[5]

Livingston, in the Premier League for the first time, finished third and qualified for the UEFA Cup. Livingston, who were known as Meadowbank Thistle until relocating from Edinburgh to Livingston in 1995 and played their first season in their new location as a Third Division club.[6]

Falkirk avoided relegation from the First Division and Stenhousemuir avoided relegation from the Second as a result of the league losing a member. The vacant place in the Third Division was occupied by Gretna, who until then had played in the English non-league system.[7]

Despite Gretna beating Airdrie United to the vacant league place, Airdrie United still gained a league place for the 2002-03 season - in the Second Division - as they bought out the debt-ridden club Clydebank.[8]

Queen of the South won the Second Division league title for the first time in 51 years since they won the Division B league title in season 1950-51. These are the only two occasions when the Dumfries club has won a league title. [9]

League Competitions[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

The 2001–02 Scottish Premier League was won by Celtic. Rangers finished second and therefore qualified for a UEFA Champions League place alongside Celtic. Livingston, in their debut season in Scotland's top division, qualified for the UEFA Cup along with Aberdeen. St. Johnstone were relegated to the First Division.

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic 38 33 4 1 94 18 +76 103 UEFA Champions League 2002–03 Third qualifying round
2 Rangers 38 25 10 3 82 27 +55 85 UEFA Cup 2002–03 First round
3 Livingston 38 16 10 12 50 47 +3 58 UEFA Cup 2002–03 Qualifying round
4 Aberdeen 38 16 7 15 51 49 +2 55 UEFA Cup 2002–03 Qualifying round
5 Heart of Midlothian 38 14 6 18 52 57 −5 48
6 Dunfermline Athletic 38 12 9 17 41 64 −23 45
7 Kilmarnock 38 13 10 15 44 54 −10 49
8 Dundee United 38 12 10 16 38 59 −21 46
9 Dundee 38 12 8 18 41 55 −14 44
10 Hibernian 38 10 11 17 51 56 −5 41
11 Motherwell 38 11 7 20 49 69 −20 40
12 St. Johnstone 38 5 6 27 24 62 −38 21 Relegated to First Division 2002-03

Scottish First Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle 36 19 9 8 61 38 23 66 Promoted to Scottish Premier League 2002-03
2 Airdrieonians 36 15 11 10 59 40 19 56 Went into liquidation and resigned from the league
3 Ayr United 36 13 13 10 53 44 9 52
4 Ross County 36 14 10 12 51 43 8 52
5 Clyde 36 13 10 13 51 56 −5 49
6 Inverness CT 36 13 9 14 60 51 9 48
7 Arbroath 36 14 6 16 42 59 −17 48
8 St. Mirren 36 11 12 13 43 53 −10 45
9 Falkirk 36 10 9 17 49 73 −24 39 Reprieved from relegation
10 Raith Rovers 36 8 11 17 50 62 −12 35
Relegated to Second Division 2002-03

Scottish Second Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Queen of the South 36 20 7 9 64 42 22 67
Promoted To First Division 2002-03
2 Alloa Athletic 36 15 14 7 55 33 22 59
3 Forfar Athletic 36 15 8 13 51 47 4 53
4 Clydebank 36 14 9 13 44 45 −1 51 League place purchased by Airdrie United;
reformed in Central League Division Two
5 Hamilton Academical 36 13 9 14 49 44 5 48
6 Berwick Rangers 36 12 11 13 44 52 −8 47
7 Stranraer 36 10 15 11 48 51 −3 45
8 Cowdenbeath 36 11 11 14 49 51 −2 44
9 Stenhousemuir 36 8 12 16 33 57 −24 36 Reprieved from relegation
10 Greenock Morton 36 7 14 15 48 63 −15 35
Relegated to Third Division 2002-03

Scottish Third Division[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Brechin City 36 22 7 7 67 38 29 73 Promoted to Second Division 2002-03
2 Dumbarton 36 18 7 11 59 48 11 61
3 Albion Rovers 36 22 11 9 51 32 19 59
4 Peterhead 36 17 5 14 63 52 11 56
5 Montrose 36 16 7 13 43 39 4 55
6 Elgin City 36 13 8 15 45 47 −2 47
7 East Stirlingshire 36 12 4 20 51 58 −7 40
8 East Fife 36 11 7 18 39 56 −32 40
9 Stirling Albion 36 9 10 17 45 68 −23 37
10 Queen's Park 36 9 8 19 38 53 −15 35

Other honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Report
Scottish Cup 2001–02 Rangers 3 – 2 Celtic Wikipedia article
League Cup 2001–02 Rangers 4 – 0 Ayr United Wikipedia article
Challenge Cup 2001–02 Airdrieonians 2 – 1 Alloa Athletic Wikipedia article
Youth Cup Rangers 4 – 2 Ayr United
Junior Cup Linlithgow Rose 1 – 0 Auchinleck Talbot

Individual honours[edit]

SPFA awards[edit]

Award Player Team
Players' Player of the Year Italy Lorenzo Amoruso Rangers
Young Player of the Year Scotland Kevin McNaughton Aberdeen

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Player Team
Footballer of the Year Scotland Paul Lambert Celtic
Young Player of the Year Scotland James McFadden Motherwell
Manager of the Year Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill Celtic

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Club Competition(s) Final round Coef.
Celtic UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup
Group stage
Third round
10.00
Rangers UEFA Champions League
UEFA Cup
Third qualifying round
Fourth round
11.50
Kilmarnock UEFA Cup First round 3.00
Hibernian UEFA Cup First round 2.00

Average coefficient - 6.625

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[10] Competition Scotland scorer(s) Report
1 September Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Croatia 0–0 WCQG6 BBC Sport
5 September Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels (A)  Belgium 0–2 WCQG6 BBC Sport
6 October Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Latvia 2–1 WCQG6 Dougie Freedman, David Weir BBC Sport
27 March Stade de France, Saint-Denis (A)  France 0–5 Friendly BBC Sport
17 April Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H)  Nigeria 1–2 Friendly Christian Dailly BBC Sport
16 May Asiad Main Stadium, Busan (A)  South Korea 1–4 Friendly Scott Dobie BBC Sport
20 May Mongkok Stadium, Hong Kong (N)  South Africa 0–2 Friendly BBC Sport

Key:

  • (H) = Home match
  • (A) = Away match
  • WCQG6 = World Cup Qualifying - Group 6

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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