2014–15 Scottish Championship

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Scottish Championship
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Season 2014–15
Matches played 55
Goals scored 168 (3.05 per match)
Top goalscorer Jason Cummings
(11 goals)
Biggest home win Hearts 10–0 Cowdenbeath
(28 February 2015)
Biggest away win Dumbarton 0–4 Queen of the South
(16 August 2014)
Raith Rovers 0–4 Heart of Midlothian
(23 August 2014)
Raith Rovers 0–4 Rangers
(12 September 2014)
Livingston 0–4 Hibernian
(18 October 2014)
Highest scoring Hearts 10–0 Cowdenbeath
(28 February 2015)
Longest winning run 9 games[1]
Heart of Midlothian
Longest unbeaten run 17 games[1]
Heart of Midlothian
Longest winless run 7 games[1]
Cowdenbeath
Longest losing run 5 games[1]
Alloa Athletic
Highest attendance 43,683[1]
Rangers 1–2 Heart of Midlothian
(10 August 2014)
Lowest attendance 549[1]
Cowdenbeath 0–3 Alloa Athletic
(23 August 2014)
Average attendance 7,639[1]

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

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]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alloa Athletic Alloa Recreation Park 3,100[2]
Cowdenbeath Cowdenbeath Central Park 4,309[3]
Dumbarton Dumbarton Dumbarton Football Stadium 2,020[4]
Falkirk Falkirk Falkirk Stadium 8,750[5]
Heart of Midlothian Edinburgh Tynecastle Stadium 17,529[6]
Hibernian Edinburgh Easter Road 20,421[7]
Livingston Livingston Almondvale Stadium 9,865[8]
Queen of the South Dumfries Palmerston Park 8,690[9]
Raith Rovers Kirkcaldy Stark's Park 8,473[10]
Rangers Glasgow Ibrox Stadium 50,987[11]

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 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 Kenny McDowall (caretaker) Puma 32Red

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Heart of Midlothian 26 22 3 1 74 17 +57 69 Promotion to the 2015–16 Scottish Premiership
2 Hibernian 26 14 7 5 51 23 +28 49 Qualification to Scottish Premiership play-offs Semi-final
3 Rangers 23 14 3 6 45 24 +21 45 Qualification to Scottish Premiership play-offs Quarter-final
4 Queen of the South 25 11 7 7 42 29 +13 40
5 Falkirk 26 10 10 6 39 35 +4 40
6 Raith Rovers 25 9 6 10 29 42 −13 33
7 Dumbarton 26 6 6 14 27 59 −32 24
8 Alloa Athletic 25 4 6 15 19 37 −18 18
9 Cowdenbeath 24 5 3 16 21 66 −45 18 Qualification to Scottish Championship play-offs
10 Livingston 26 4 5 17 25 40 −15 0121 Relegation to 2015–16 Scottish League One

Updated to games played on 28 February 2015.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Livingston were deducted 5 points due to failure of tax payments.
(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.

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 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Rank Scorer Club Goals[12]
1 Scotland Jason Cummings Hibernian 11
Scotland Derek Lyle Queen of the South 11
Scotland Gavin Reilly Queen of the South 11
2 Scotland James Keatings Heart of Midlothian 10
Republic of the Congo Dominique Malonga Hibernian 10
3 Sweden Osman Sow Heart of Midlothian 9
Scotland Jamie Walker Heart of Midlothian 9
Scotland Jordan White Livingston 9
Scotland Rory Loy Falkirk 9
4 Scotland Liam Buchanan Alloa Athletic 8
Netherlands Genero Zeefuik Heart of Midlothian 8

References[edit]

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