2014–15 Scottish Championship

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Scottish Championship
Scottish Championship.svg
Season 2014–15
Matches played 25
Goals scored 78 (3.12 per match)
Top goalscorer Jordan White (5 goals)
Biggest home win Livingston 4–0 Alloa Athletic
Biggest away win Dumbarton 0–4 Queen of the South
Raith Rovers 0–4 Hearts
Raith Rovers 0–4 Rangers
Highest scoring Rangers 4–2 Queen of the South
Longest winning run 4 games[1]
Hearts
Rangers
Longest unbeaten run 5 games[1]
Hearts
Longest winless run 5 games[1]
Cowdenbeath
Longest losing run 4 games[1]
Cowdenbeath
Highest attendance 43,683[1]
Rangers 1–2 Hearts
(10 August 2014)
Average attendance 7,244[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.

The 2014–15 season is the first season in Scottish football history in which the second tier clubs hold more Scottish titles combined than the first tier clubs. After the promotion of Rangers and the relegation of Hibernian and Hearts, the second tier clubs hold a combined total of 64 titles, while the first tier clubs have a total of 53.

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 7,620[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 Jim McIntyre 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 Ally McCoist Puma 32Red

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Heart of Midlothian 5 4 1 0 12 3 +9 13 Promotion to the 2015–16 Scottish Premiership
2 Rangers 5 4 0 1 15 5 +10 12 Qualification to Scottish Premiership play-offs
3 Raith Rovers 5 3 0 2 7 10 −3 9
4 Queen of the South 5 2 2 1 10 6 +4 8
5 Livingston 5 2 1 2 8 5 +3 7
6 Hibernian 5 2 0 3 7 8 −1 6
7 Alloa Athletic 5 2 0 3 5 8 −3 6
8 Falkirk 5 1 2 2 5 9 −4 5
9 Dumbarton 5 1 1 3 3 11 −8 4 Scottish Championship play-offs
10 Cowdenbeath 5 0 1 4 6 13 −7 1 Relegation to 2015–16 Scottish League One

Updated to games played on 13 September 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
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.

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 13 September 2014
Rank Scorer Club Goals[12]
1 Scotland Jordan White Livingston 5
2 Scotland Gavin Reilly Queen of the South 4
3 Scotland Nicky Clark Rangers 3
Scotland Ryan Conroy Raith Rovers 3
Scotland James Keatings Heart of Midlothian 3
Scotland Lewis Milne Cowdenbeath 3
7 12 players 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Scottish Championship Statistics - ESPN FC". ESPN. Retrieved 14 September 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 14 September 2014.