1998–99 Scottish First Division

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Scottish First Division
Season 1998–99
Champions Hibernian
Promoted Hibernian
Relegated Hamilton Academical
Stranraer
Top goalscorer Glynn Hurst (18)[1]
Biggest home win Ayr United 7-1 Stranraer, 19.09.1998
Biggest away win St Mirren 1-5 Airdrieonians, 12.12.1998
St Mirren 1-5 Morton, 10.04.1999

The 1998–99 Scottish First Division was won by Hibernian who bounced straight back up to the Scottish Premier League after relegation the previous season and finished an amazing 23 points ahead of nearest challengers Falkirk. Hamilton Academical and Stranraer were relegated to the Second Division. In the case of Stranraer, they didn't manage to compete well enough in this division following on from their promotion a year earlier.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Airdrieonians Ayr United Clydebank Falkirk
Excelsior Stadium Somerset Park Boghead Park, Dumbarton[2] Brockville Park
Capacity: 10,101[3] Capacity: 10,185[4] Capacity: 2,500[5] Capacity: 7,500[6]
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Greenock Morton Hamilton Academical
Cappielow Park Cliftonhill, Coatbridge[7]
Capacity: 11,612[8] Capacity: 1,238[9]
Cappielow.JPG Cliftonhill Park Football Ground, Coatbridge.jpg
Hibernian Raith Rovers St Mirren Stranraer
Easter Road Stark's Park Love Street Stair Park
Capacity: 16,531[10] Capacity: 9,031[11] Capacity: 10,900[12] Capacity: 4,178[13]
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Table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hibernian 36 28 5 3 84 33 51 89
Promoted to 1999–2000 Scottish Premier League
2 Falkirk 36 20 6 10 60 38 22 66
3 Ayr United 36 19 5 12 66 42 24 62
4 Airdrieonians 36 18 5 13 42 43 -1 59
5 St Mirren 36 14 10 12 42 43 -1 52
6 Morton 36 14 7 15 45 41 4 49
7 Clydebank 36 11 13 12 36 38 -2 46
8 Raith Rovers 36 8 11 17 37 57 -20 35
9 Hamilton Academical 36 6 10 20 30 62 -32 28
Relegated to Second Division 1999-2000
10 Stranraer 36 5 2 29 29 74 -45 17

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. 
  2. ^ Clydebank had been playing at Boghead Park since 1996 after their Kilbowie Park ground was sold.
  3. ^ "Airdrieonians Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ayr United Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Boghead Park, former home to Dumbarton". footballgroundmap.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "SFA prompts venue fury". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2018. 
  7. ^ Hamilton Academical groundshared at Albion Rovers' Cliftonhill stadium while their new stadium New Douglas Park was being built
  8. ^ "Greenock Morton Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Albion Rovers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hibernian Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Raith Rovers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "St Mirren Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Stranraer Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.