2001–02 Scottish Premier League

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Scottish Premier League
Season 2001–02
Champions Celtic
Relegated St. Johnstone
Champions League Celtic
UEFA Cup Rangers
Livingston
Aberdeen
Top goalscorer Henrik Larsson (29)

The 2001–02 Scottish Premier League was won by Celtic.

As league champions, Celtic qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Runners-up Rangers and third-placed Livingston (in the Scottish top flight for the first time) qualified for the UEFA Cup, as did fourth-placed Aberdeen, who took the final UEFA Cup place due to Rangers beating Celtic in the Scottish Cup final.

St. Johnstone were relegated, and Scottish First Division winners Partick Thistle were promoted.

Henrik Larsson was the top scorer with 29 goals for Celtic.

Promotion and relegation from 2000–01[edit]

Promoted from First Division to Premier League

Relegated from Premier League to First Division

League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic 38 33 4 1 94 18 +76 103 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Rangers 38 25 10 3 82 27 +55 85 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round
3 Livingston 38 16 10 12 50 47 +3 58 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
4 Aberdeen 38 16 7 15 51 49 +2 55 2002–03 UEFA Cup 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 2002–03 First Division

Source: SPL official website

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Sweden Henrik Larsson Celtic 29
2 Wales John Hartson Celtic 19
3 Norway Tore André Flo Rangers 18
4 Scotland Robbie Winters Aberdeen 13
5 Argentina Juan Sara Dundee 11
Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze Rangers
7 Northern Ireland Stuart Elliot Motherwell 10
Scotland James McFadden Motherwell
9 Scotland Garry O'Connor Hibernian 9
Canada Kevin McKenna Heart of Midlothian
11 Scotland Darren Mackie Aberdeen 8
Morocco Hicham Zerouali Aberdeen

Source: SPL official website

Attendances[edit]

The average attendances for SPL clubs during the 2001–02 season are shown below:

Team Average
Celtic 58,511
Rangers 47,879
Aberdeen 14,035
Heart of Midlothian 12,080
Hibernian 11,587
Dundee United 8,007
Dundee 7,958
Kilmarnock 7,621
Livingston 7,477
Dunfermline Athletic 6,363
Motherwell 5,878
St. Johnstone 4,580

Source: SPL official website

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager Player Young Player
August Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill (Celtic) Trinidad and Tobago Marvin Andrews (Livingston) Scotland Stephen Hughes (Rangers)
September Scotland Jim Leishman (Livingston) Bulgaria Stiliyan Petrov (Celtic) Scotland Peter MacDonald (St. Johnstone)
October Netherlands Dick Advocaat (Rangers) Scotland Gavin Rae (Dundee) Scotland Ian Murray (Hibernian)
November Scotland Jim Leishman (Livingston) Scotland Robert Douglas (Celtic) Scotland Kevin McNaughton (Aberdeen)
December Scotland Craig Levein (Heart of Midlothian) Jamaica Ricardo Fuller (Heart of Midlothian) Scotland Stephen Murray (Kilmarnock)
January Scotland Alex Smith (Dundee United) Italy Lorenzo Amoruso (Rangers) Scotland James McFadden (Motherwell)
February Scotland Alex McLeish (Rangers) Scotland Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Scotland Kevin McNaughton (Aberdeen)
March Scotland Jimmy Calderwood (Dunfermline Athletic) Scotland Garry O'Connor (Hibernian) Scotland Stephen Crainey (Celtic)
April Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill (Celtic) Wales John Hartson (Celtic) Scotland Stuart Duff (Dundee United)