2013–14 Scottish Championship

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Scottish Championship
Scottish Championship.svg
Season 2013–14
Champions Dundee
Promoted Dundee
Hamilton Academical
Relegated Greenock Morton
Matches played 170
Goals scored 476 (2.8 per match)
Top goalscorer Rory Loy (20 goals)
Biggest home win Hamilton Academical 10-2 Greenock Morton
(3 May 2014)
Biggest away win Greenock Morton 1–5 Livingston
(23 November 2013)
Alloa Athletic 1–5 Dumbarton
(18 January 2014)
Highest scoring Hamilton Academical 10-2 Greenock Morton
(3 May 2014)
Highest attendance 10,718
Dundee 2-1 Dumbarton
(3 May 2014)
Lowest attendance 318
Cowdenbeath 3-0 Greenock Morton
(25 March 2014)

The 2013–14 Scottish Championship was the 19th season in the current format of 10 teams in the second-tier of Scottish football. This was the first season of the competition being part of the newly formed Scottish Professional Football League after the merger of the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League.[1]

Dundee won the title.[2]

Average attendance[3][edit]

1 Dundee FC 4.738

2 Falkirk FC 3.114

3 Queen of the South FC 1.724

4 Greenock Morton FC 1.686

5 Raith Rovers FC 1.659

6 Hamilton Academical FC 1.436

7 Livingston FC 1.157

8 Dumbarton FC 938

9 Alloa Athletic FC 876

10 Cowdenbeath FC 623

Teams[edit]

Queen of the South were promoted as 2012–13 Scottish Second Division champions, with Alloa Athletic promoted after defeating Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 on aggregate in the play-off final.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alloa Athletic Alloa Recreation Park 3,100[4]
Cowdenbeath Cowdenbeath Central Park 4,309[5]
Dumbarton Dumbarton Dumbarton Football Stadium 2,020[6]
Dundee Dundee Dens Park 11,506[7]
Falkirk Falkirk Falkirk Stadium 8,750[8]
Greenock Morton Greenock Cappielow Park 11,589[9]
Hamilton Academical Hamilton New Douglas Park 6,078[10]
Livingston Livingston Almondvale Stadium 9,865[11]
Queen of the South Dumfries Palmerston Park 7,620[12]
Raith Rovers Kirkcaldy Stark's Park 8,473[13]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alloa Athletic Scotland Barry Smith Pendle Marshall Construction
Cowdenbeath Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl Uhlsport Subsea Pressure Controls
Dumbarton Scotland Ian Murray 1872 (Club own brand) Bet Butler
Dundee Scotland Paul Hartley Puma Kilmac Energy
Falkirk Scotland Gary Holt Puma Central Demolition
Greenock Morton Northern Ireland Kenny Shiels Puma Millions Chews
Hamilton Academical Scotland Alex Neil Nike M&H Logistics (H), Life Skills Centres (A)
Livingston Scotland John McGlynn Adidas Energy Assets Group
Queen of the South Scotland Jim McIntyre Joma Southwest Mechanical Services
Raith Rovers Scotland Grant Murray Puma O'Connell's Bar & Diner (H), Livesport.co.uk (A)

League table[edit]

It was a close race for the championship, which offered automatic promotion to the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership. Dundee went into the final day in first place, but Hamilton Academical and Falkirk also had a chance of winning the championship.[14]


Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Dundee (C) (P) 36 21 6 9 54 26 +28 69 Promotion to the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership
2 Hamilton Academical (P) 36 19 10 7 68 41 +27 67 Qualification to Scottish Premiership play-offs
3 Falkirk 36 19 9 8 59 33 +26 66
4 Queen of the South 36 16 7 13 53 39 +14 55
5 Dumbarton 36 15 6 15 65 64 +1 51
6 Livingston 36 13 7 16 51 56 −5 46
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 9 16 48 61 −13 42
8 Alloa Athletic 36 11 7 18 34 51 −17 40
9 Cowdenbeath (O) 36 11 7 18 50 72 −22 40 Scottish Championship play-offs
10 Greenock Morton (R) 36 6 8 22 32 71 −39 26 Relegation to 2014–15 Scottish League One

Updated to games played on 18 May 2014.
Source: SPFL
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.

Season statistics[edit]