1993–94 Scottish Premier Division

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Scottish Premier Division
Season 1993–94
Champions Rangers
Relegated St Johnstone
Raith Rovers
Dundee
Champions League Rangers
UEFA Cup Aberdeen
Motherwell
Cup Winners' Cup Dundee United
Goals scored 583
Average goals/game 2.65
Top goalscorer Mark Hateley (22)

The 1993–1994 Scottish Premier Division season began on 7 August 1993 and was the last season of the twelve-team league, with three teams relegated to make way for the ten-team league the following season.

Overview[edit]

The 1993–94 Scottish Premier Division season ended in success for Rangers who won the title by three points from nearest rivals Aberdeen to clinch six titles in a row. St Johnstone, Raith Rovers and Dundee were relegated to the First Division after finishing in the bottom three positions. As champions, Rangers qualified for the Champions League while Aberdeen were joined by third-placed Motherwell in qualifying for the UEFA Cup. Sixth-placed Dundee United qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup after winning the Scottish Cup for the first time.[1]

Clubs[edit]

Promotion and relegation from 1992–93[edit]

Promoted from First Division to Premier League

Relegated from Premier Division to First Division

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium
Aberdeen Aberdeen Pittodrie Stadium
Celtic Parkhead, Glasgow Celtic Park
Dundee Dundee Dens Park
Dundee United Dundee Tannadice Park
Heart of Midlothian Gorgie, Edinburgh Tynecastle Park
Hibernian Leith, Edinburgh Easter Road
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock Rugby Park
Motherwell Motherwell Fir Park
Partick Thistle Maryhill, Glasgow Firhill Stadium
Raith Rovers Kirkcaldy Stark's Park
Rangers Ibrox, Glasgow Ibrox Park
St Johnstone Perth McDiarmid Park

Managers[edit]

Team Manager
Aberdeen Scotland Willie Miller
Celtic Scotland Lou Macari
Dundee Scotland Jim Duffy
Dundee United Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivan Golac
Heart of Midlothian Scotland Sandy Clark
Hibernian Scotland Alex Miller
Kilmarnock Scotland Tommy Burns
Motherwell Scotland Tommy McLean
Partick Thistle Scotland John Lambie
Raith Rovers Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl
Rangers Scotland Walter Smith
St Johnstone Scotland Paul Sturrock

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Manner of departure Incoming manager Date of appointment
Dundee United Scotland Jim McLean July 1993 Resigned Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivan Golac July 1993
Dundee England Simon Stainrod August 1993 Sacked Scotland Jim Duffy August 1993
Celtic Republic of Ireland Liam Brady 6 October 1993 Resigned Scotland Lou Macari 27 October 1993
St Johnstone Northern Ireland John McClelland November 1993 Sacked Scotland Paul Sturrock November 1993

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 44 22 14 8 74 41 +33 58 1994–95 UEFA Champions League Qualifying round
2 Aberdeen 44 17 21 6 58 36 +22 55 1994–95 UEFA Cup Preliminary round
3 Motherwell 44 20 14 10 58 43 +15 54
4 Celtic 44 15 20 9 51 38 +13 50
5 Hibernian 44 16 15 13 53 48 +5 47
6 Dundee United 44 11 20 13 47 48 −1 42 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
7 Heart of Midlothian 44 11 20 13 37 43 −6 42
8 Kilmarnock 44 12 16 16 36 45 −9 40
9 Partick Thistle 44 12 16 16 46 57 −11 40
10 St Johnstone (R) 44 10 20 14 35 47 −12 40 Relegation to First Division
11 Raith Rovers (R) 44 6 19 19 46 80 −34 31
12 Dundee (R) 44 8 13 23 42 57 −15 29

Source: RSSSF
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Premier Division 1993/94". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

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