2010–11 in Scottish football

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Football in Scotland
Season 2010-11
2009-10 Scotland 2011-12
2010–11 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Rangers
First Division champions
Dunfermline Athletic
Second Division champions
Livingston
Third Division champions
Arbroath
Scottish Cup winners
Celtic
League Cup winners
Rangers
Challenge Cup winners
Ross County
Youth Cup winners
Celtic
Teams in Europe
Dundee United, Celtic, Hibernian, Motherwell, Rangers
Scotland national team
Euro 2012 qualifying

The 2010–11 season was the 114th season of competitive football in Scotland. [1]

Overview[edit]

Referee strike[edit]

Transfer deals[edit]

League Competitions[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 38 30 3 5 88 29 +59 93 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Celtic 38 29 5 4 85 22 +63 92 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
3 Heart of Midlothian 38 18 9 11 53 45 +8 63 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
4 Dundee United 38 17 10 11 55 50 +5 61 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
5 Kilmarnock 38 13 10 15 53 55 −2 49
6 Motherwell 38 13 7 18 40 57 −17 46
7 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 14 11 13 51 44 +7 53
8 St Johnstone 38 11 11 16 23 43 −20 44
9 Aberdeen 38 11 5 22 39 59 −20 38
10 Hibernian 38 10 7 21 39 61 −22 37
11 St Mirren 38 8 9 21 33 57 −24 33
12 Hamilton Academical (R) 38 5 11 22 24 59 −35 26 Relegation to 2011–12 Scottish First Division

Updated to games played on 15 May 2011 (UTC).
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Celtic, the winners of the 2010–11 Scottish Cup qualified for the Play-off round.
b)Hearts, the third-placed team of the 2010–11 Scottish Premier League, will enter the second qualifying round. However, should Celtic win the 2010–11 Scottish Cup, Hearts will be moved up to enter the third qualifying round. The Second qualifying round spot would be taken by the cup runners-up (if Celtic qualify for the Champions League), or the fourth-placed team of the league otherwise.
(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.

Scottish First Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dunfermline Athletic (C) (P) 36 20 10 6 66 31 +35 70 Promotion to 2011–12 Scottish Premier League
2 Raith Rovers 36 17 9 10 47 35 +12 60
3 Falkirk 36 17 7 12 57 41 +16 58
4 Queen of the South 36 14 7 15 54 53 +1 49
5 Partick Thistle 36 12 11 13 44 39 +5 47
6 Dundee 36 19 12 5 54 34 +20 044*
7 Greenock Morton 36 11 10 15 39 43 −4 43
8 Ross County 36 9 14 13 30 34 −4 41
9 Cowdenbeath (R) 36 9 8 19 41 72 −31 35 Qualification to Scottish First Division Playoffs
10 Stirling Albion (R) 36 4 8 24 32 82 −50 20 Relegation to Scottish Second Division

Updated to games played on 7 May.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Dundee were deducted 25 points for entering administration. The deduction was temporarily lifted pending an appeal by the club, however the appeal failed and the deduction was reinstated.[4]
(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.

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Livingston (C) (P) 36 25 7 4 79 33 +46 82 Promotion to 2011–12 Scottish First Division
2 Ayr United (P) 36 18 5 13 62 55 +7 59 Qualification to promotion play-offs
3 Forfar Athletic 36 17 8 11 50 48 +2 59
4 Brechin City 36 15 12 9 63 45 +18 57
5 East Fife 36 14 10 12 77 60 +17 52
6 Airdrie United 36 13 9 14 52 60 −8 48
7 Dumbarton 36 11 7 18 52 70 −18 40
8 Stenhousemuir 36 10 8 18 46 59 −13 38
9 Alloa Athletic (R) 36 9 9 18 49 71 −22 36 Qualification to Scottish Second Division Playoffs
10 Peterhead (R) 36 5 11 20 47 76 −29 26 Relegation to Scottish Third Division

Updated to games played on 22 May 2011.
Source: ESPN soccernet
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.

Scottish Third Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arbroath (C) (P) 36 20 6 10 80 61 +19 66 Promotion to 2011–12 Scottish Second Division
2 Albion Rovers (P) 36 17 10 9 56 40 +16 61 Qualification to promotion play-offs
3 Queen's Park 36 18 5 13 57 43 +14 59
4 Annan Athletic 36 16 11 9 58 45 +13 59
5 Stranraer 36 15 12 9 72 57 +15 57
6 Berwick Rangers 36 12 13 11 62 56 +6 49
7 Elgin City 36 13 6 17 53 63 −10 45
8 Montrose 36 10 7 19 47 61 −14 37
9 East Stirlingshire 36 10 4 22 33 62 −29 34
10 Clyde 36 8 8 20 37 67 −30 32

Updated to games played on 22 May 2011.
Source: ESPN soccernet
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.

Scottish Premier Under-19 League[edit]

Honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2010–11 Scottish Cup Celtic 3 – 0 Motherwell BBC Sport
2010–11 League Cup Rangers 2 – 1 Celtic BBC Sport
2010–11 Challenge Cup Ross County 2 – 0 Queen of the South BBC Sport
2010–11 Youth Cup Celtic 2 – 1 Rangers BBC Sport
2010–11 Junior Cup Auchinleck Talbot 2 – 1
(after extra time)
Musselburgh Athletic BBC Sport

Non-league honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

Competition Winner
2010–11 Highland League Buckie Thistle
East of Scotland League Spartans
South of Scotland League Threave Rovers

Junior[edit]

West Region

Division Winner
2010–11 Premier Division Irvine Meadow
Division One Ashfield
Ayrshire League Ardrossan Winton Rovers
Central League Division One Kilsyth Rangers
Central League Division Two Yoker Athletic

East Region

Division Winner
2010–11 Superleague Bo'ness United
Premier League St. Andrews United
North Division Downfield
Central Division Oakley United
South Division Sauchie Juniors

North Region

Division Winner
2010–11 Superleague Culter
Division One Inverness City
Division Two Parkvale

Individual honours[edit]

PFA Scotland awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Emilio Izaguirre Celtic
Young Player of the Year David Goodwillie Dundee United
Manager of the Year John McGlynn Raith Rovers
First Division Player John Baird Raith Rovers
Second Division Player Rory McAllister Brechin City
Third Division Player Gavin Swankie Arbroath

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year Emilio Izaguirre Celtic
Young Player of the Year David Goodwillie Dundee United
Manager of the Year Mixu Paatelainen Kilmarnock

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competitions Final round Coef. Top Scorer
Rangers UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Group Stage
Round of 16
12.0 United States Maurice Edu, 2
Celtic UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Third qualifying round
Play-off round
2.0 Mexico Efraín Juárez, 2
Dundee United UEFA Europa League Play-off round 0.5 Republic of Ireland Jon Daly, 1
Hibernian UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 0.0 Netherlands Edwin de Graaf, 2
Motherwell UEFA Europa League Play-off round 3.5 Scotland Jamie Murphy, 3
Total 18.0
Average 3.6
  • All teams had been eliminated.
  • Current UEFA coefficients: Ranking

Rangers[edit]

2010-11 UEFA Champions League

2010-11 UEFA Europa League

Celtic[edit]

2010-11 UEFA Champions League

2010-11 UEFA Europa League

Celtic Park, Glasgow (H) Netherlands Utrecht 2–0 Juarez, Samaras BBC Sport
26 August Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht (A) Netherlands Utrecht 0–4 BBC Sport

Dundee United[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[5] Dundee United scorers Report
UEFA Europa League play-off round
19 August Tannadice Park, Dundee (H) Greece AEK Athens 0–1 BBC Sport
26 August Karaiskakis Stadium, Pireus (N) Greece AEK Athens 1–1 Daly BBC Sport

Hibernian[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[5] Hibernian scorers Report
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
29 July Ljudski vrt, Maribor (A) Slovenia Maribor 0–3 BBC Sport
5 August Easter Road, Edinburgh (H) Slovenia Maribor 2–3 de Graaf (2) BBC Sport

Motherwell[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[5] Motherwell scorers Report
UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
15 July Fir Park, Motherwell (H) Iceland Breiðablik 1–0 Forbes BBC Sport
22 July Kópavogsvöllur, Kópavogur (A) Iceland Breiðablik 1–0 Murphy BBC Sport
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
29 July Color Line Stadion, Ålesund (A) Norway Aalesunds 1–1 Murphy BBC Sport
5 August Fir Park, Motherwell (H) Norway Aalesunds 3–0 Murphy, Sutton, Page BBC Sport
UEFA Europa League play-off round
19 August TRE-FOR Park, Odense (A) Denmark Odense 1–2 Hateley BBC Sport
26 August Fir Park, Motherwell (H) Denmark Odense 0–1 BBC Sport

National teams[edit]

Scotland national team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[6] Competition Scotland scorers Report
11 August 2010 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm (A)  Sweden 0–3 Friendly BBC Sport
3 September 2010 S.Darius and S.Girėnas Stadium, Kaunas (A)  Lithuania 0–0 Euro 2012 Q BBC Sport
7 September 2010 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Liechtenstein 2–1 Euro 2012 Q Miller, McManus BBC Sport
8 October 2010 AXA Arena, Prague (A)  Czech Republic 0–1 Euro 2012 Q BBC Sport
12 October 2010 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Spain 2–3 Euro 2012 Q Naismith, Pique (o.g.) BBC Sport
16 November 2010 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen (H)  Faroe Islands 3–0 Friendly Wilson, Commons, Mackie BBC Sport
9 February 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin (N)  Northern Ireland 3–0 2011 Nations Cup Miller, McArthur, Commons BBC Sport
27 March 2011 Emirates Stadium, London (N)  Brazil 0–2 Friendly BBC Sport
25 May 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin (N)  Wales 3–1 2011 Nations Cup Morrison, Miller, Berra BBC Sport
29 May 2011 Aviva Stadium, Dublin (A)  Republic of Ireland 0–1 2011 Nations Cup BBC Sport
10 August 2011 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)  Denmark 2–1 Friendly Kvist (o.g.), Snodgrass BBC Sport

Scotland Under-21 team[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score[6] Competition Scotland scorers Report
11 August 2010 New St. Mirren Park, Paisley (H) Sweden Sweden 1–1 Friendly Wotherspoon Scottish FA
3 September 2010 Haradzki Stadium, Barysaw (A) Belarus Belarus 1–1 2011 Under-21 Championship Q Maguire Scottish FA
7 September 2010 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen (H) Austria Austria 2–1 2011 Under-21 Championship Q Bannan, Maguire Scottish FA
7 October 2010 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík (A) Iceland Iceland 1–2 2011 Under-21 Championship Q Murphy Scottish FA
11 October 2010 Easter Road, Edinburgh (H) Iceland Iceland 1–2 2011 Under-21 Championship Q Maguire Scottish FA
17 November 2010 Firhill Stadium, Glasgow (H) Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 3–1 Friendly Griffiths, Hanlon, Ross Scottish FA
10 August 2011 St. Mirren Park, Paisley (H) Norway Norway 3-0 Friendly Scottish FA

Deaths[edit]

2010[edit]

  • 2 September – Jackie Sinclair, 67, winger for Dunfermline Athletic, Stenhousemuir, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday and Chesterfield. Won one cap for Scotland.[7]
  • 30 October – John Benson, 67, Arbroath born right-back for Manchester City, Torquay United, Bournemouth, Exeter City and Norwich City, manager of Bournemouth, Manchester City, Burnley and Wigan Athletic.[8]
  • 10 November – Jim Farry, 56, Secretary of the Scottish Football League (1979–1990) and Chief Executive of the Scottish Football Association (1990–1999).[9]
  • 18 November – Jim Cruickshank, 69, goalkeeper who made more than 500 appearances for Hearts, also played for Queen's Park and Dumbarton.[10]
  • 28 December – Avi Cohen, 54, Israeli defender who played for Rangers.[11]

2011[edit]

  • 27 January - Svein Mathisen, 58, Norwegian player who made three appearances for Hibernian in 1978.[12]
  • 12 April - Ronnie Coyle, 46, defender for Raith Rovers, Celtic, Ayr United, Clyde, East Fife and Queen's Park.[13]
  • 30 April - Eddie Turnbull, 88, Hibernian and Scotland player; manager of Queen's Park, Aberdeen and Hibernian.
  • 15 May - Ernie Walker, 83, Secretary of the Scottish Football Association from 1977 to 1990.[14]
  • 30 May - Eddie Morrison, 63, forward for Kilmarnock and Greenock Morton, managed Kilmarnock from 1984 to 1988.[15]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scottishfootballleague.com/stats/records/league-championship/league-tables/2010-11-to-2010-11/201011/
  2. ^ "Raith Rovers 1–0 Dundee". BBC Sport. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ayr United go down, Stirling Albion secure title". BBC Sport. 1 May 2010. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dundee fail to overturn 25-point penalty". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 17 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c The score of the Scottish team is shown first.
  6. ^ a b Scotland's score is shown first.
  7. ^ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2010/09/02/fairs-cup-legend-sinclair-loses-cancer-battle-72703-27186427/ Fairs Cup legend Sinclair loses cancer battle, Newcastle Chronicle (3 September 2010). Retrieved on 3 September 2010.
  8. ^ http://www.wigan.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=219115
  9. ^ Williams, Martin (11 November 2010). "Former SFA chief Jim Farry dies at 56". The Herald. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gordon joins Cruickshank tributes". Yahoo Sports. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ex-Rangers star Avi Cohen dies following motorbike crash". STV. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  12. ^ http://www.vg.no/sport/fotball/norsk/artikkel.php?artid=10037844
  13. ^ "Ronnie Coyle". Raith Rovers FC. 13 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Former Scottish FA secretary Ernie Walker dies". BBC Sport. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  15. ^ Herald Scotland obituary