2014–15 Scottish Championship

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Scottish Championship
Scottish Championship.svg
Season 2014–15
Champions Heart of Midlothian
Promoted Heart of Midlothian
Matches played 151
Goals scored 437 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Jason Cummings
(13 goals)
Biggest home win Hearts 10–0 Cowdenbeath
(28 February 2015)
Biggest away win Cowdenbeath 0–5 Queen of the South (21 January 2015)
Highest scoring Hearts 10–0 Cowdenbeath
(28 February 2015)
Longest winning run 9 games[1]
Heart of Midlothian
Longest unbeaten run 20 games[1]
Heart of Midlothian
Longest winless run 12 games[1]
Alloa Athletic
Longest losing run 5 games[1]
Cowdenbeath
Livingston
Highest attendance 43,683[2]
Rangers 1–2 Heart of Midlothian
(10 August 2014)
Lowest attendance 549[2]
Cowdenbeath 0–3 Alloa Athletic
(23 August 2014)
Average attendance 7,532[2]
All statistics correct as of 31 March 2015.

The 2014–15 Scottish Championship is the 20th season in the current format of 10 teams in the second tier of Scottish football.

Heart of Midlothian won the title on 22 March 2015 and secured their return to the Scottish Premiership with a record seven matches remaining, after Rangers defeated city rivals Hibernian 2–0.[3]

Teams[edit]

Rangers were promoted as 2013–14 Scottish League One champions, whilst Heart of Midlothian were relegated from the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership. Hibernian finished 11th in the Premiership and were eventually relegated after a play-off against Hamilton Academical, losing a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw on aggregate over two legs.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Stadia by capacity and locations[edit]

Alloa Athletic Cowdenbeath Dumbarton Falkirk
Recreation Park Central Park Dumbarton Football Stadium Falkirk Stadium
Capacity: 3,100[4] Capacity: 4,309[5] Capacity: 2,020[6] Capacity: 8,750[7]
Recreation Park - geograph.org.uk - 189030.jpg Central Park stand - geograph-477764.jpg Strathclyde Homes Stadium - Home Of Dumbarton FC - geograph.org.uk - 2586794.jpg Falkirk Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 397119.jpg
Rangers Heart of Midlothian
Ibrox Stadium Tynecastle Stadium
Capacity: 50,947[8] Capacity: 17,529[9]
Ibrox Inside.jpg Tynecastle Stadium 2007.jpg
Raith Rovers Queen of the South Livingston Hibernian
Stark's Park Palmerston Park Almondvale Stadium Easter Road
Capacity: 8,473[10] Capacity: 8,690[11] Capacity: 9,865[12] Capacity: 20,421[13]
San Starko.JPG Palmerston Park main stand.JPG Almondvale Stadium, Livingston.jpg Easter Road 2010.JPG

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alloa Athletic Scotland Danny Lennon Pendle Marshall Construction
Cowdenbeath Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl Uhlsport Subsea Pressure Controls
Dumbarton Scotland Ian Murray Joma Baxter Ramsay
Falkirk Scotland Peter Houston Puma Central Demolition
Heart of Midlothian Scotland Robbie Neilson Adidas Foundation of Hearts (A)
Hibernian England Alan Stubbs Nike Marathonbet
Livingston Scotland John McGlynn Joma Energy Assets
Queen of the South Scotland James Fowler Joma Southwest Mechanical Services
Raith Rovers Scotland Grant Murray Puma valmcdermid.com (H, front of shirt), Keytech Electronic Systems (H, back of shirt), D&G Autocare (A)
Rangers Scotland Stuart McCall Puma 32Red

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Heart of Midlothian (C, P) 34 28 3 3 92 23 +69 87 Promotion to the 2015-16 Scottish Premiership
2 Rangers 34 19 8 7 65 35 +30 65 Qualification to the semi-finals of the promotion play-offs
3 Hibernian 34 19 7 8 63 31 +32 64 Qualification to the quarter-finals of the promotion play-offs
4 Queen of the South 34 16 9 9 56 39 +17 57
5 Falkirk 34 14 10 10 46 43 +3 52
6 Raith 34 12 6 16 40 59 −19 42
7 Dumbarton 34 9 6 19 33 75 −42 33
8 Cowdenbeath 34 7 4 23 30 81 −51 25
9 Alloa Athletic 34 5 9 20 30 52 −22 24 Qualification to the relegation play-off
10 Livingston[a] 34 6 8 20 36 53 −17 21 Relegation to the 2015-16 Scottish League One
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2015. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Livingston were deducted 5 points due to failure of tax payments.

Results[edit]

Teams play each other four times in this league. In the first half of the season each team plays every other team twice (home and away) and then do the same in the second half of the season, for a total of 36 games.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Rank Scorer Club Goals[14]
1 Scotland Jason Cummings Hibernian 16
2 Scotland Derek Lyle Queen of the South 15
3 Scotland Gavin Reilly Queen of the South 13
Scotland Liam Buchanan Alloa Athletic
5 Scotland James Keatings Heart of Midlothian 11
Sweden Osman Sow Heart of Midlothian
Scotland Jamie Walker Heart of Midlothian
Scotland Jordan White Livingston
Republic of the Congo Dominique Malonga Hibernian
10 Netherlands Genero Zeefuik Heart of Midlothian 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2014–15 Scottish Championship statistics". Statto. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "2014–15 Scottish Championship statistics". ESPN. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hibernian 0-2 Rangers". BBC Sport. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alloa Athletic Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cowdenbeath Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dumbarton Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Falkirk Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rangers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Heart of Midlothian Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Raith Rovers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Queen of the South Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Livingston Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hibernian Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Scottish Championship Top Scorers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 January 2015.