1975–76 Scottish Premier Division

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Scottish Premier Division
Season 1975–76
Champions Rangers
Relegated Dundee
St Johnstone
European Cup Rangers
UEFA Cup Celtic
Hibernian
Cup Winners' Cup Heart of Midlothian
Matches played 180
Goals scored 501 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorer Kenny Dalglish (24)
Biggest home win Hibernian 5–0 St Johnstone
Biggest away win Ayr United 2–7 Celtic

The 1975–76 Scottish Premier Division season was won by Rangers, six points ahead of Celtic. Dundee and St Johnstone were relegated. This was the first season of the Premier Division, the highest level of Scottish football. The Scottish First Division, previously the top flight of Scottish football became the second flight.

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 36 23 8 5 60 24 +36 54 1976–77 European Cup First round
2 Celtic 36 21 6 9 71 42 +29 48 1976–77 UEFA Cup First round
3 Hibernian 36 18 7 11 55 43 +12 43
4 Motherwell 36 16 8 12 57 49 +8 40
5 Heart of Midlothian 36 13 9 14 39 45 −6 35 1976–77 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
6 Ayr United 36 14 5 17 46 59 −13 33
7 Aberdeen 36 11 10 15 49 50 −1 32
8 Dundee United 36 12 8 16 46 48 −2 32
9 Dundee (R) 36 11 10 15 49 62 −13 32 Relegation to First Division
10 St Johnstone (R) 36 3 5 28 29 79 −50 11

Source: Statto
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.

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