1996–97 Scottish First Division

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Scottish First Division
Season1996–97
ChampionsSt Johnstone
PromotedSt Johnstone
RelegatedEast Fife, Clydebank
Goals scored471
Average goals/game2.62
Top goalscorerRoderick Grant (19)[1]
Biggest home winDundee 6–0 East Fife
Partick Thistle 6–0 East Fife
Biggest away winEast Fife 1–7 Dundee

The 1996–97 Scottish First Division season began on 12 August 1996.

Overview[edit]

The 1996–97 Scottish First Division season ended in success for St Johnstone who won the title by twenty points from nearest rivals Airdrieonians.

Promotion and relegation from 1995–96[edit]

Promoted from First Division to Premier Division

Relegated from Premier Division to First Division

Promoted from Second Division to First Division

Relegated from First Division to Second Division

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 St Johnstone (C, P) 36 24 8 4 74 23 +51 80 Premier Division
2 Airdrieonians 36 15 15 6 56 34 +22 60 Scottish Premier Division Playoff
3 Dundee 36 15 13 8 47 33 +14 58
4 St Mirren 36 17 7 12 48 41 +7 58
5 Falkirk 36 15 9 12 42 39 +3 54
6 Partick Thistle 36 12 12 12 49 48 +1 48
7 Stirling Albion 36 12 10 14 54 61 −7 46
8 Morton 36 12 9 15 42 41 +1 45
9 Clydebank (R) 36 7 7 22 31 59 −28 28 Second Division
10 East Fife (R) 36 2 8 26 28 92 −64 14
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Football League - Top goalscorers per division". Scottish-football-historical-archive.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2012-04-23.

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