List of winners of the Scottish Championship and predecessors

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A national second tier of Scottish league football was established in season 1893–94, as Division Two. Until the 1921–22 season, promotion was not automatic but decided by Scottish Football League clubs on a ballot basis, thus some champion teams were able to retain the title. In the 1946–47 season it became known as the B Division before being changed back to Division Two for season 1956–57.

The second tier became known as the First Division in season 1975–76, when the top division (Division One) became the Premier Division, although its status within the Scottish football league system league system changed in 1998–99 when clubs from the top tier (Premier Division) broke away to form the Scottish Premier League. The First Division was still the second tier in the Scottish league system, but was the top level of the Scottish Football League rather than the second. The Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League merged in 2013 to form the Scottish Professional Football League, with the second tier becoming known as the Scottish Championship.

Scottish League Division Two (1893–1946)[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up
1893–94 Hibernian Cowlairs
1894–95 Hibernian (2) Motherwell
1895–96 Abercorn Leith Athletic
1896–97 Partick Thistle Leith Athletic
1897–98 Kilmarnock Port Glasgow Athletic
1898–99 Kilmarnock (2) Leith Athletic
1899–00 Partick Thistle (2) Morton
1900–01 St Bernard's Airdrieonians
1901–02 Port Glasgow Athletic Partick Thistle
1902–03 Airdrieonians Motherwell
1903–04 Hamilton Academical Clyde
1904–05 Clyde Falkirk
1905–06 Leith Athletic Clyde
1906–07 St Bernard's (2) Vale of Leven
1907–08 Raith Rovers Dumbarton
1908–09 Abercorn (2) Raith Rovers
1909–10[A] Leith Athletic (2) and
Raith Rovers (2)
1910–11 Dumbarton Ayr United
1911–12 Ayr United Abercorn
1912–13 Ayr United (2) Dunfermline Athletic
1913–14 Cowdenbeath Albion Rovers
1914–15 Cowdenbeath (2) Leith Athletic
1915–1921 Second tier suspended due to World War I
1921–22 Alloa Athletic Cowdenbeath
1922–23 Queen's Park Clydebank
1923–24 St. Johnstone Cowdenbeath
1924–25 Dundee United Clydebank
1925–26 Dunfermline Athletic Clyde
1926–27 Bo'ness United Raith Rovers
1927–28 Ayr United (3) Third Lanark
1928–29 Dundee United (2) Morton
1929–30 Leith Athletic (3) East Fife
1930–31 Third Lanark Dundee United
1931–32 East Stirlingshire St. Johnstone
1932–33 Hibernian (3) Queen of the South
1933–34 Albion Rovers Dunfermline Athletic
1934–35 Third Lanark (2) Arbroath
1935–36 Falkirk St. Mirren
1936–37 Ayr United (4) Morton
1937–38 Raith Rovers (3) Albion Rovers
1938–39 Cowdenbeath (3) Alloa Athletic
1939–1946 League suspended due to World War II
A Before 1915 clubs finishing on equal points would play-off for the title. In 1909–10 Leith Athletic and Raith Rovers both finished with 33 points but decided not to play-off for the title and were therefore declared joint Champions.[1]

Scottish League B Division (1946–1956)[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Top scorer[2]
Player Goals
1946–47 Dundee Airdrieonians Bobby Flavell (Airdrieonians) 38
1947–48 East Fife Albion Rovers Henry Morris (East Fife) 39
1948–49 Raith Rovers (4) Stirling Albion Willie Penman (Raith Rovers) 35
1949–50 Morton Airdrieonians Neil Mochan (Morton) 24
1950–51 Queen of the South Stirling Albion Peter McKay (Dundee United) 31
1951–52 Clyde (2) Falkirk Billy McPhail (Clyde) 36
1952–53 Stirling Albion Hamilton Academical James Cunningham (Alloa Athletic) 26
1953–54 Motherwell Kilmarnock James Inglis (Cowdenbeath)
Ian Roger (St. Johnstone)
29
1954–55 Airdrieonians (2) Dunfermline Athletic Hugh Baird (Airdrieonians) 34
1955–56 Queen's Park (2) Ayr United Peter Price (Ayr United) 41

Scottish League Division Two (1956–1975)[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Top scorer[2]
Player Goals
1956–57 Clyde (3) Third Lanark Basil Keogh (Clyde) 36
1957–58 Stirling Albion (2) Dunfermline Athletic Peter Price (Ayr United) 45
1958–59 Ayr United (5) Arbroath David Easson (Arbroath) 45
1959–60 St. Johnstone (2) Dundee United John Liddell (St. Johnstone) 26
1960–61 Stirling Albion (3) Falkirk David Campbell (Stenhousemuir) 30
1961–62 Clyde (4) Queen of the South Peter Smith (Alloa Athletic) 30
1962–63 St. Johnstone (3) East Stirlingshire Allan McGraw (Morton) 29
1963–64 Morton (2) Clyde Allan McGraw (Morton) 51
1964–65 Stirling Albion (4) Hamilton Academical William Forsyth (Hamilton Academical) 33
1965–66 Ayr United (6) Airdrieonians Tommy Murray (Airdrieonians) 33
1966–67 Morton (3) Raith Rovers Joseph Mason (Morton) 34
1967–68 St. Mirren Arbroath Dennis Bruce (Arbroath) 32
1968–69 Motherwell (2) Ayr United John Deans (Motherwell) 30
1969–70 Falkirk (2) Cowdenbeath John Dickson (Cowdenbeath) 31
1970–71 Partick Thistle (3) East Fife Jimmy Jack (Arbroath)
Kenny Wilson (Dumbarton)
28
1971–72 Dumbarton Arbroath Kenny Wilson (Dumbarton) 38
1972–73 Clyde (5) Dunfermline Athletic Brian Third (Montrose) 28
1973–74 Airdrieonians (3) Kilmarnock Ian Fleming (Kilmarnock) 32
1974–75 Falkirk (3) Queen of the South Ian Reid (Queen of the South) 27

Scottish League First Division (1975–2013)[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Top scorer[2]
Player Goals
1975–76 Partick Thistle (4) Kilmarnock John Bourke (Dumbarton)
John Whiteford (Falkirk)
17
1976–77 St. Mirren (2) Clydebank Billy Pirie (Dundee) 36
1977–78 Morton (4) Heart of Midlothian Billy Pirie (Dundee) 35
1978–79 Dundee (2) Kilmarnock Blair Millar (Clydebank) 28
1979–80 Heart of Midlothian Airdrieonians John Brogan (St. Johnstone)
Sandy Clark (Airdrieonians)
22
1980–81 Hibernian (4) Dundee Ally McCoist (St. Johnstone) 22
1981–82 Motherwell (3) Kilmarnock Blair Millar (Clydebank) 20
1982–83 St. Johnstone (4) Heart of Midlothian Bobby Williamson (Clydebank) 23
1983–84 Morton (5) Dumbarton Derek Frye (Clyde)
John McNeil (Morton)
17
1984–85 Motherwell (4) Clydebank Gerry McCoy (Falkirk) 22
1985–86 Hamilton Academical (2) Falkirk Ken Eadie (Brechin City) 22
1986–87 Morton (6) Dunfermline Athletic Rowan Alexander (Morton) 23
1987–88 Hamilton Academical (3) Meadowbank Thistle Gordon Dalziel (Raith Rovers) 25
1988–89 Dunfermline Athletic (2) Falkirk Kenny MacDonald (Airdrieonians) 22
1989–90 St. Johnstone (5) Airdrieonians Ken Eadie (Clydebank) 21
1990–91 Falkirk (4) Airdrieonians Gordon Dalziel (Raith Rovers) 25
1991–92 Dundee (3) Partick Thistle Gordon Dalziel (Raith Rovers) 26
1992–93 Raith Rovers (5) Kilmarnock Gordon Dalziel (Raith Rovers) 33
1993–94 Falkirk (5) Dunfermline Athletic Peter Duffield (Hamilton Academical) 19
1994–95 Raith Rovers (6) Dunfermline Athletic Peter Duffield (Hamilton Academical) 20
1995–96 Dunfermline Athletic (3) Dundee United George O'Boyle (St. Johnstone) 21
1996–97 St. Johnstone (6) Airdrieonians Roddy Grant (St. Johnstone) 19
1997–98 Dundee (4) Falkirk James Grady (Dundee) 15
1998–99 Hibernian (5) Falkirk Glynn Hurst (Ayr United) 18
1999–00 St. Mirren (3) Dunfermline Athletic Barry Lavety (St. Mirren) 16
2000–01 Livingston Ayr United Dennis Wyness (Inverness Caledonian Thistle) 24
2001–02 Partick Thistle (5) Airdrieonians Owen Coyle (Airdrieonians) 23
2002–03 Falkirk (6) Clyde Owen Coyle (Falkirk) 20
2003–04 Inverness Caledonian Thistle Clyde Ian Harty (Clyde) 15
2004–05 Falkirk (7) St. Mirren Darryl Duffy (Falkirk) 17
2005–06 St. Mirren (4) St. Johnstone Bryan Prunty (Airdrie United)
Jason Scotland (St. Johnstone)
15
2006–07 Gretna St. Johnstone Colin McMenamin (Gretna) 20
2007–08 Hamilton Academical (4) Dundee Richard Offiong (Hamilton Academical) 19
2008–09 St. Johnstone (7) Partick Thistle Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) 24
2009–10 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (2) Dundee Adam Rooney (Inverness Caledonian Thistle) 24
2010–11 Dunfermline Athletic (4) Raith Rovers Mark Stewart (Falkirk)
Kris Doolan (Partick Thistle)
15
2011–12 Ross County Dundee Colin McMenamin (Ross County) 19
2012–13 Partick Thistle (6) Greenock Morton Stevie May (Hamilton Academical) 25

Scottish Championship (2013–)[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Top scorer
Player Goals
2013–14 Dundee (5) Hamilton Academical Rory Loy (Falkirk) 20

Total titles won[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up
Falkirk 7 7
St. Johnstone 7 3
Ayr United 6 4
Raith Rovers 6 4
Morton 6 3
Partick Thistle 6 3
Clyde 5 6
Dundee 5 4
Hibernian 5
Dunfermline Athletic 4 9
Hamilton Academical 4 3
Motherwell 4 2
Stirling Albion 4 2
St. Mirren 4 2
Airdrieonians 3 9
Leith Athletic 3 4
Cowdenbeath 3 3
Kilmarnock 2 6
Dumbarton 2 2
Dundee United 2 2
Third Lanark 2 2
Abercorn 2 1
Queen's Park 2
St Bernard's 2
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2
Albion Rovers 1 3
Queen of the South 1 3
East Fife 1 2
Heart of Midlothian 1 2
Alloa Athletic 1 1
East Stirlingshire 1 1
Port Glasgow Athletic 1 1
Bo'ness United 1
Gretna 1
Livingston 1
Ross County 1
Arbroath 4
Clydebank 4
Cowlairs 1
Meadowbank Thistle 1
Vale of Leven 1

References[edit]

Specific

  1. ^ "Scottish Football League Division Two Champions 1894–1922". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Scottish Football League & Scottish Premier League Top goalscorers per division". Scottish Football History. Archived from the original on 23 September 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 

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