2008–09 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
2008–09 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Walter Smith
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League 1st
P38 W26 D8 L4 F77 A28
Scottish Cup Winners
League Cup Runners-up
Champions League Second qualifying round
Top goalscorer League:
Kris Boyd (27)

All:
Kris Boyd (31)
Highest home attendance 50,403 vs Celtic
(27 December)
Lowest home attendance 27,588 vs Hamilton Academical
(8 March)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2008–09 season is the 128th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 49 competitive matches during the 2008-09 season. The season began disastrously as the club exited the UEFA Champions League and European football altogether, losing 2–1 on aggregate to Lithuanian side FBK Kaunas in the second qualifying round. The first leg at Ibrox finished goalless, but the return leg ended in defeat for Rangers after an 87th-minute header from Linas Pilibaitis. The financial consequences of the failures to qualify for the Champions League were revealed when the club posted a loss of £3.9m for the six months to December 2008, and in March decided to offer staff the option of voluntary redundancy as a way of cutting costs.[1] There was also mounting pressure on the manager to reduce the first team squad from 28 players to a more manageable figure. The player excess was eased slightly with the departures of Chris Burke, Jean-Claude Darcheville and a couple out on loan deals but the increased debt meant that the club needed to find a cash injection. This resulted in the attempted sale of Kris Boyd to Birmingham City which fell through due to the players wage demands.[2]

In the first Old Firm game of the season, Rangers won 4–2, with Pedro Mendes scoring his first goal for the club, and Kenny Miller scoring a double against his former employers. But the team's league form stuttered thereafter. Despite a run of five wins from six matches following the Old Firm victory, the side trailed Celtic by seven points in the league at the turn of the year. For the first few months of 2009 both sides dropped and gained points on the other and Rangers briefly took over top spot of the Scottish Premier League on 21 February after a win against Kilmarnock. The spell as league leaders lasted less than a fortnight. A defeat and a draw, both at home, to Inverness and Hearts respectively, saw Smith's side sit second in the table, one point behind Celtic, at the split. The fourth Old Firm league meeting of the season finished with a 1-0 win to Rangers, thanks to a Steven Davis strike. This meant that, with three league games remaining, Rangers were two points ahead of Celtic. Further twists and turns followed, both Old Firm sides drew their matches against Hibernian at Easter Road, and so Rangers were ahead by two points with one round of matches remaining. Smith's side just needed a win against Dundee United to guarantee the club's 52nd league title. That is exactly what they got, goals from Kyle Lafferty, Pedro Mendes and Kris Boyd sealed a 3-0 win and the club's first league championship in four seasons.[3]

The club played in the finals of both of the domestic cup competitions for the second season running. The 2009 Scottish League Cup Final was reached by defeating Partick Thistle, Hamilton and Falkirk en route but the final ended in a 2–0 defeat at the hands of Old Firm rivals Celtic. The match was Walter Smith's first ever Old Firm final and was marred by a Kirk Broadfoot sending off deep into extra time for a foul on Aidan McGeady inside the penalty box. Celtic were subsequently awarded a penalty which McGeady himself converted.[4]

Rangers qualified for the 2009 Scottish Cup Final after beating St Mirren 3-0 in the semi-final. The second goal of the game was scored by Kris Boyd and was his 100th goal for Rangers. The team faced Falkirk at Hampden Park on 30 May 2009 in what was the club's 51st Scottish Cup Final appearance. A Nacho Novo strike in the first minute of the second half gave Rangers a 1-0 win and completed the domestic double.[5]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 27 1998 141 0 2013 Youth system
2 MF United States Maurice Edu 23 2008 16 2 2013 £2.6m
3 DF Scotland David Weir (captain) 39 2007 (Winter) 126 5 2010 Free
4 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar 27 2007 65 5 2011 £2.37m left on 12 August
4 MF Portugal Pedro Mendes 30 2008 42 4 2011 £3m
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 29 2006 108 2 2011 £0.45m
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 31 2005 (Winter) 431 61 2010 £4.5m
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 31 2005 108 2 2009 Free
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 24 2007 (Winter) 70 3 2011 £2m
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 25 2005 (Winter) 152 102 2010 £0.4m
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 30 2004 206 64 2010 £0.45m
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 23 2003 87 18 2012 Youth system
12 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 31 2007 66 7 2011 £2.25m
14 FW Scotland Steven Naismith 22 2008 42 5 2012 £1.9m
15 MF Scotland Alan Gow 26 2007 2 0 2010 Free
16 GK Scotland Graeme Smith 26 2007 1 0 2010 Free
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 25 2000 131 14 2009 Youth system left on 12 January
18 FW Scotland Kenny Miller 29 2008 76 24 2011 £2m
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 33 2007 59 16 2009 Free left on 1 January
20 MF United States DaMarcus Beasley 27 2007 33 5 2010 £0.7m
21 DF Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 24 2007 68 1 2010 Free
22 DF Scotland Andy Webster 27 2008 1 1 2011 £0.4m
23 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 35 2008 (Winter) 36 2 2009 Free
24 DF Algeria Madjid Bougherra 26 2008 39 1 2012 £2.5m
25 GK Scotland Neil Alexander 31 2008 (Winter) 29 0 2011 Free
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 23 2002 57 1 2010 Youth system
27 FW Northern Ireland Kyle Lafferty 21 2008 32 9 2013 £3.25m
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 24 2007 79 8 2012 £2m
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 31 2007 44 13 2010 £1.1m left on 1 September
31 MF Spain Aarón Ñíguez 20 2008 5 2 2010 Loan
35 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 24 2008 69 8 2012 £3m
37 FW Lithuania Andrius Velička 30 2008 11 5 2011 £1m
45 FW Scotland Rory Loy 21 2006 1 0 2011 £0.025m
53 MF Scotland John Fleck 17 2007 13 1 2011 Youth system
56 FW Northern Ireland Andrew Little 20 2006 1 0 2011 Youth system
  • Last updated: 24 May 2009
  • Source: Players transfer, Wikipedia players' articles,

Football Squads (for appearances, goals and player's number)

  • Ordered by position on pitch.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
22 DF Scotland Andy Webster 26 Wigan AthleticEngland Transfer Summer 2011 £0.45m [6]
18 FW Scotland Kenny Miller 28 Derby CountyEngland Transfer Summer 2011 £2m [7]
37 FW Lithuania Andrius Velička 29 VikingNorway Transfer Summer 2011 £1m [8]
27 FW Northern Ireland Kyle Lafferty 20 BurnleyEngland Transfer Summer 2013 £3.25m [9]
24 DF Algeria Madjid Bougherra 25 Charlton AthleticEngland Transfer Summer 2012 £2.5m [10]
31 MF Spain Aarón Ñíguez 19 ValenciaSpain Loan Summer 2010 n/a [11]
4 MF Portugal Pedro Mendes 29 PortsmouthEngland Transfer Summer 2011 £3m [12]
35 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 23 FulhamEngland Transfer Summer 2012 £3m [13]
2 MF United States Maurice Edu 22 Toronto FCCanada Transfer Summer 2013 £2.6m [14][15]

Last updated: 22 August 2008
Total spending: £17.8m

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
54 DF Scotland Nicholas Gallacher 18 Motherwell End of contract Summer n/a [16]
57 FW Ivory Coast Lacine Cherif 17 Kilmarnock End of contract Summer n/a [16]
55 MF Scotland Alistair Park 17 Hibernian End of contract Summer n/a [16]
50 DF England Michael Donald 19 Free agent End of contract Summer n/a [16]
31 GK Scotland Calum Reidford 21 Dunfermline Athletic End of contract Summer n/a [17]
41 DF Scotland Chris Smith 19 Greenock Morton End of contract Summer n/a [18]
52 MF Belgium Jeroen Van Den Broeck 19 AGOVVNetherlands End of contract Summer n/a [18]
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 24 ValenciennesFrance Transfer Summer £1m [19]
4 MF Belgium Thomas Buffel 27 Cercle BruggeBelgium Transfer Summer Free [20]
4 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar 26 Aston VillaEngland Transfer Summer £7.8m [21]
43 FW Scotland Steven Lennon 20 Partick Thistle Loan Summer n/a [22]
80 GK Scotland Mark Weir 16 Kilmarnock Loan Summer n/a [22]
22 DF Scotland Andy Webster 26 Bristol CityEngland Loan Summer n/a [23]
36 MF South Africa Dean Furman 20 Bradford CityEngland Loan Summer n/a [24]
42 DF Scotland Alan Lowing 20 Clyde Loan Summer n/a [25]
44 MF Scotland Paul Emslie 20 Clyde Loan Summer n/a [25]
41 GK Scotland Scott Gallacher 19 Cowdenbeath Loan Summer n/a [26]
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 31 Hull CityEngland Transfer Summer £3.5m [27]
15 MF Scotland Alan Gow 25 BlackpoolEngland Loan Summer n/a [28]
40 GK England Lee Robinson 22 St Johnstone Loan n/a n/a [29]
52 MF Scotland Andrew Shinnie 19 Dundee Loan n/a n/a [30]
55 DF Scotland Steven Kinniburgh 19 Queen of the South Loan n/a n/a [31]
45 FW Scotland Rory Loy 20 Dunfermline Athletic Loan n/a n/a [32]
48 DF Scotland William McLachlan 19 Airdrie United Loan n/a n/a
40 GK Scotland Lee Robinson 22 Queen of the South Loan n/a n/a [33]
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 33 ValenciennesFrance Transfer Winter Free [34]
47 DF Scotland Jordan McMillan 20 Hamilton Academical Loan Winter n/a [35]
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 25 Cardiff CityWales Transfer Winter Free [36]
54 MF Cyprus Georgios Efrem 19 Dundee Loan Winter n/a [37]
15 MF Scotland Alan Gow 26 Norwich CityEngland Loan Winter n/a [38]
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 23 BlackpoolEngland Loan Winter n/a [39]
49 DF Scotland Ross Harvey 19 Brechin City Loan n/a n/a [40]
55 DF Scotland Steven Kinniburgh 19 St Johnstone Loan n/a n/a [41]

Last updated: 31 March 2008
Total income: £12.3m

Squad statistics[edit]

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup Other
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 35 0 27 0 3 0 3 0 2 0
2 MF United States Maurice Edu 16 2 11+1 2 2+1 0 1 0 0 0
3 DF Scotland David Weir 47 2 36 2 5 0 4 0 2 0
4 MF Portugal Pedro Mendes 42 4 35 3 3 0 4 1 0 0
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 39 2 29 1 4 1 4 0 2 0
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 27 2 17+5 2 3 0 2 0 0 0
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 14 2 11 1 0 0 1 0 2 1
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 46 31 33+2 27 4+1 1 3+1 3 0+2 0
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 38 9 7+22 5 0+3 2 2+2 2 1+1 0
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 11 0 7+2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 20 0 10+2 0 2+2 0 1+1 0 2 0
14 FW Scotland Steven Naismith 11 0 1+6 0 2+1 0 1 0 0 0
15 MF Scotland Alan Gow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 GK Scotland Graeme Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW Scotland Kenny Miller 38 13 25+5 10 4+1 3 1 0 2 0
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 11 1 4+4 1 0 0 2 0 1 0
20 MF United States DaMarcus Beasley 12 0 6+4 0 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
21 DF Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 34 0 27 0 1 0 4 0 2 0
22 DF Scotland Andy Webster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 14 0 7+2 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 2 0
24 DF Algeria Madjid Bougherra 39 1 31 1 5 0 3 0 0 0
25 GK Scotland Neil Alexander 14 0 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 6 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW Northern Ireland Kyle Lafferty 32 9 11+14 6 2+1 2 2+1 1 0+1 0
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 31 3 19+5 2 4 1 1 0 2 0
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 2 1 1+1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Spain Aarón Ñíguez 5 2 0+3 0 1+1 2 0 0 0 0
35 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 43 7 34 6 4+1 1 4 0 0 0
37 FW Lithuania Andrius Velička 11 5 6+2 4 1 1 0 0 0+2 0
45 FW Scotland Rory Loy 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 MF Scotland John Fleck 10 1 7+1 1 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
56 FW Northern Ireland Andrew Little 1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0

Top Scorer[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
SPL
SC
SLC
E
Total
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 27 1 3 31
18 FW Scotland Kenny Miller 10 3 13
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 5 2 2 9
27 FW Northern Ireland Kyle Lafferty 6 2 1 9
35 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 5 1 1 7
37 FW Lithuania Andrius Velička 4 1 5
4 MF Portugal Pedro Mendes 3 1 4
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 2 1 3
3 DF Scotland David Weir 2 2
2 MF United States Maurice Edu 2 2
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 2 2
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 1 1 2
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 1 1 2
31 MF Spain Aarón Ñíguez 2 2
24 DF Algeria Madjid Bougherra 1 1
53 MF Scotland John Fleck 1 1
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 1 1
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 1 1

Last updated: 24 May 2009
Source: Match reports
Only competitive matches

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
YC Yellow card.svg
Yellow card.svgRed card.svg
RC Red card.svg
1 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 1
3 DF Scotland David Weir 5 1
4 MF Portugal Pedro Mendes 7
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 6 1 1
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 3
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 4
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 6
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 2
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 2
12 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 6
14 FW Scotland Steven Naismith 1
18 FW Scotland Kenny Miller 3
21 DF Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 4 1
23 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 4
24 DF Algeria Madjid Bougherra 8 1
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 2
27 FW Northern Ireland Kyle Lafferty 6
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 5
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 1 1
31 MF Spain Aarón Ñíguez 1
35 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 1
53 MF Scotland John Fleck 1

Last updated: 24 May 2009
Source: Match reports
Only competitive matches

Club[edit]

Matches[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
3 9 August 2008 Scottish Premier League 1 A Falkirk 1 – 0
4 16 August 2008 Scottish Premier League 2 H Heart of Midlothian 2 – 0
5 23 August 2009 Scottish Premier League 3 A Aberdeen 1 – 1
6 31 August 2008 Scottish Premier League 4 A Celtic 4 – 2
7 13 September 2008 Scottish Premier League 5 H Kilmarnock 2 – 1
8 21 September 2008 Scottish Premier League 6 H Motherwell 2 – 1
10 28 September 2008 Scottish Premier League 7 A Hibernian 3 – 0
11 5 October 2008 Scottish Premier League 8 A St Mirren 0 – 1
12 25 October 2008 Scottish Premier League 10 A Hamilton Academical 3 – 1
14 1 November 2008 Scottish Premier League 11 H Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5 – 0
15 4 November 2008[42] Scottish Premier League 9 H Dundee United 3 – 3
16 9 November 2008 Scottish Premier League 12 A Kilmarnock 4 – 0
17 12 November 2008 Scottish Premier League 13 A Motherwell 0 – 0
18 15 November 2008 Scottish Premier League 14 H St Mirren 2 – 1
19 22 November 2008 Scottish Premier League 15 H Aberdeen 2 – 0
20 29 November 2008 Scottish Premier League 16 A Heart of Midlothian 1 – 2
21 6 December 2008 Scottish Premier League 17 H Hamilton Academical 7 – 1
22 13 December 2008 Scottish Premier League 18 A Dundee United 2 – 2
23 20 December 2008 Scottish Premier League 19 H Hibernian 1 – 0
24 27 December 2008 Scottish Premier League 20 H Celtic 0 – 1
25 4 January 2009 Scottish Premier League 21 A Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 – 0
27 17 January 2009 Scottish Premier League 22 H Falkirk 3 – 1
28 24 January 2009 Scottish Premier League 23 A Aberdeen 0 – 0
30 31 January 2009 Scottish Premier League 24 H Dundee United 2 – 0
31 15 February 2009 Scottish Premier League 25 A Celtic 0 – 0
33 21 February 2009 Scottish Premier League 26 H Kilmarnock 3 – 1
34 28 February 2009 Scottish Premier League 27 A Hamilton Academical 1 – 0
35 4 March 2009 Scottish Premier League 28 H Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 – 1
38 21 March 2009 Scottish Premier League 29 H Heart of Midlothian 2 – 2
39 5 April 2009 Scottish Premier League 30 A Falkirk 1 – 0
40 8 April 2009[45] Scottish Premier League 31 A St Mirren 2 – 1
41 11 April 2009 Scottish Premier League 32 H Motherwell 3 – 1
42 19 April 2009 Scottish Premier League 33 A Hibernian 3 – 2
44 3 May 2009 Scottish Premier League 34 H Heart of Midlothian 2 – 0
45 9 May 2009 Scottish Premier League 35 H Celtic 1 – 0
46 13 May 2009 Scottish Premier League 36 A Hibernian 1 – 1
47 16 May 2009 Scottish Premier League 37 H Aberdeen 2 – 1
48 24 May 2009 Scottish Premier League 38 A Dundee United 3 – 0

Last updated: 24 May 2009
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

UEFA Champions League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 30 July 2008 Champions League QR2 H FBK KaunasLithuania 0 – 0
2 5 August 2008 Champions League QR2 A Lithuania FBK KaunasLithuania 1 – 2

Last updated: 5 August 2008
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Scottish Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
26 13 January 2009 Scottish Cup 4 A St Johnstone 2 – 0
32 18 February 2009[46] Scottish Cup 5 A Forfar Athletic 4 – 0
36 8 March 2009 Scottish Cup QF H Hamilton Academical 5 – 1
43 25 April 2009 Scottish Cup SF N St Mirren 3 – 0
49 30 May 2009 Scottish Cup F N Falkirk 1 – 0

Last updated: 30 May 2009
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

League Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
9 24 September 2008 League Cup 3 A Partick Thistle 2 – 1
13 28 October 2008 League Cup QF H Hamilton Academical 2 – 0
29 27 January 2009 League Cup SF N Falkirk 3 – 0
37 15 March 2009 League Cup F N Celtic 0 – 2

Last updated: 15 March 2009
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Friendlies[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 13 July 2008 Friendly A Germany Preußen MünsterGermany 1 – 0
2 16 July 2008 Friendly A Germany Sportfreunde Lotte 3 – 1
3 19 July 2009 Friendly A Germany Schalke 04Germany 0 – 1
4 22 July 2009 Friendly A Clyde 1 – 0
5 26 July 2009 Friendly A Raith Rovers 2 – 1
6 2 August 2009 Friendly H LiverpoolEngland 0 – 4
7 4 February 2009 Friendly H MilanItaly 2 – 2

Last updated: 24 May 2009
Source:[citation needed]
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 1st 9 August 24 May
Champions League Second Qualifying Round Second Qualifying Round 30 July 6 August
League Cup 3rd Round Runners-up 24 September 15 March
Scottish Cup 4th Round Winners 13 January 30 May

Source: Competitions

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 38 26 8 4 77 28 +49 86 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Celtic 38 24 10 4 80 33 +47 82 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Heart of Midlothian 38 16 11 11 40 37 +3 59 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
4 Aberdeen 38 14 11 13 41 40 +1 53 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round

Updated to games played on 24 May 2009.
Source: Wikipedia article
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) 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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 26 8 4 77 28  +49 86 15 2 2 44 15  +29 11 6 2 33 13  +20

Last updated: 24 May 2009.
Source: Wikipedia article

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A A H H A A H A H A A H H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A
Result W W D W W W W L D W W W D W W L W D W L W W D W D W W L W D W W W W W D W W

Last updated: 24 May 2009.
Source: Wikipedia article
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Blues end bid to sign Gers' Boyd". BBC Sport. 8 January 2009. 
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  42. ^ Original date was 18 October 2009 - postponed due to death of Dundee United Chairman Eddie Thompson
  43. ^ Boyd was officially credited with the goal but it was recorded as a Karipidis (Own goal) by media sources, see Boyd's page
  44. ^ Boyd gets gift of a goal for his tally, match referee awards Boyd the goal
  45. ^ Original date was 15 March 2009 - postponed due to Rangers involvement in the League Cup Final
  46. ^ Original date was 8 February 2009 - postponed due to a frozen and unplayable pitch