2011–12 in Scottish football

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Football in Scotland
Season 2011–12
2010–11 Scotland 2012–13
2011–12 in Scottish football
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Premier League champions
Celtic
First Division champions
Ross County
Second Division champions
Cowdenbeath
Third Division champions
Alloa Athletic
Scottish Cup winners
Heart of Midlothian
League Cup winners
Kilmarnock
Challenge Cup winners
Falkirk
Youth Cup winners
Celtic
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Dundee United,
Heart of Midlothian, Rangers
Scotland national team
Euro 2012 qualifying

The 2011–12 season is the 115th season of competitive football in Scotland.

Overview[edit]

To be announced

Transfer deals[edit]

League competitions[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 30 3 5 84 21 +63 93 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Rangers 38 26 5 7 77 28 +49 073 entered liquidation, reformed and admitted to SFL3 in time for start of Season 2012-13
3 Motherwell (Q) 38 18 8 12 49 44 +5 62 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Dundee United (Q) 38 16 11 11 62 50 +12 59 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Heart of Midlothian (Q) 38 15 7 16 46 43 +3 52 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 St Johnstone (Q) 38 14 8 16 42 38 +4 50 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
7 Kilmarnock 38 11 14 13 44 61 −17 47
8 St Mirren 38 9 16 13 39 51 −12 43
9 Aberdeen 38 9 14 15 36 44 −8 41
10 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 10 9 19 42 60 −18 39
11 Hibernian 38 8 9 21 40 67 −27 33
12 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25 Relegation to 2012–13 Scottish First Division

Source: Scot Prem
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Rangers were deducted 10 points for entering administration.[1] Qualification to play in a 2012–13 European competition dependent on award of UEFA license by 31 March 2012.[2]
(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.

Scottish First Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ross County (C) 36 22 13 1 72 32 +40 79 Promotion to 2012–13 Scottish Premier League
2 Dundee (P) 36 15 10 11 53 43 +10 55
3 Falkirk 36 13 13 10 53 48 +5 52
4 Hamilton Academical 36 14 7 15 55 56 −1 49
5 Livingston 36 13 9 14 56 54 +2 48
6 Partick Thistle 36 12 11 13 50 39 +11 47
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 11 14 46 49 −3 44
8 Greenock Morton 36 10 12 14 40 55 −15 42
9 Ayr United (R) 36 9 11 16 44 67 −23 38 Qualification to Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Queen of the South (R) 36 7 11 18 38 64 −26 32 Relegation to 2012–13 Scottish Second Division

Source: Scottish Football League
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.

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cowdenbeath (C) 36 20 11 5 68 29 +39 71 Promotion to 2012–13 Scottish First Division
2 Arbroath 36 17 12 7 76 51 +25 63 Qualification to Scottish First Division Play-offs
3 Dumbarton (P) 36 17 7 12 61 61 0 58
4 Airdrie United (P) 36 14 10 12 68 60 +8 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 15 6 15 54 49 +5 51
6 East Fife 36 14 6 16 55 57 −2 48
7 Forfar Athletic 36 11 9 16 59 72 −13 42
8 Brechin City 36 10 11 15 47 62 −15 41
9 Albion Rovers (O) 36 10 7 19 43 66 −23 37 Qualification to Scottish Second Division Play-offs
10 Stirling Albion (R) 36 9 7 20 46 70 −24 34 Relegation to 2012–13 Scottish Third Division

Source: Scottish Football League
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.

Scottish Third Division[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Alloa Athletic (C) 36 23 8 5 70 39 +31 77 Promotion to 2012–13 Scottish Second Division
2 Queen's Park 36 19 6 11 70 48 +22 63 Qualification to Scottish Second Division Play-offs
3 Stranraer (P) 36 17 7 12 77 57 +20 58
4 Elgin City 36 16 9 11 68 60 +8 57
5 Peterhead 36 15 6 15 51 53 −2 51
6 Annan Athletic 36 13 10 13 53 53 0 49
7 Berwick Rangers 36 12 12 12 61 58 +3 48
8 Montrose 36 11 5 20 58 75 −17 38
9 Clyde 36 8 11 17 35 50 −15 35
10 East Stirlingshire 36 6 6 24 38 88 −50 24

Source: Scottish Football League
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.

Scottish Premier Under-19 League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Celtic (C) 22 18 3 1 66 18 +48 57
2 Heart of Midlothian 22 16 1 5 45 27 +18 49
3 Hibernian 22 14 2 6 49 30 +19 44
4 Aberdeen 22 11 6 5 42 23 +19 39
5 Rangers 22 11 4 7 42 28 +14 37
6 Motherwell 22 10 6 6 44 37 +7 36
7 Kilmarnock 22 8 0 14 40 51 −11 24
8 St Johnstone 22 7 3 12 33 45 −12 24
9 St Mirren 22 6 5 11 27 34 −7 23
10 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 22 6 1 15 22 47 −25 19
11 Dundee United 22 4 2 16 30 56 −26 14
12 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 22 3 3 16 23 67 −44 12

Updated to games played on 4 May 2012.
Source: Scotprem
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.
Team, which his senior will place 12th in Scottish Premier League at the end of this season, will be relegated from Scottish Premier Under-19 League and his place will be for youth team of new SPL club.

Honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2011–12 Scottish Cup Heart of Midlothian 5 – 1 Hibernian Report
2011–12 League Cup Kilmarnock 1 – 0 Celtic Report
2011–12 Challenge Cup Falkirk 1 – 0 Hamilton Academical Report
2011–12 Youth Cup Celtic 8 – 0 Queen of the South Report
2011–12 Junior Cup Shotts Bon Accord 2 – 1 Auchinleck Talbot Report

Non-league honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

Competition Winner
2011–12 Highland League Forres Mechanics
East of Scotland League Stirling University
South of Scotland League Dalbeattie Star

Junior[edit]

West Region

Division Winner
2011-12 Premier Division Irvine Meadow XI
Division One Glenafton Athletic
Ayrshire League Maybole
Central League Division One Glasgow Perthshire
Central League Division Two Carluke Rovers

East Region

Division Winner
2011-12 Superleague Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Premier League Sauchie Juniors
North Division Dundee Violet
Central Division Jeanfield Swifts
South Division Dalkeith Thistle

North Region

Division Winner
2011-12 Superleague Hermes
Division One Inverness City
Division Two Portgordon Victoria

Individual honours[edit]

PFA Scotland awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Charlie Mulgrew Celtic
Young Player of the Year James Forrest Celtic
Manager of the Year Derek Adams Ross County
First Division Player Farid El Alagui Falkirk
Second Division Player Jon Robertson Cowdenbeath
Third Division Player Stevie May Alloa Athletic on loan from St Johnstone

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year Charlie Mulgrew Celtic
Young Player of the Year James Forrest Celtic
Manager of the Year Neil Lennon Celtic

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competitions Started round Final round Coef. Top Scorer
Rangers UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Third qualifying round 1.0 United States Carlos Bocanegra, 1
Croatia Nikica Jelavić, 1
Spain Juan Manuel Ortiz, 1
UEFA Europa League Play-off round Play-off round
Celtic UEFA Europa League Play-off round Group Stage[1] 7.0 England Gary Hooper, 2
Republic of Ireland Anthony Stokes, 2
Heart of Midlothian UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round Play-off round 2.0 Scotland Ryan Stevenson, 2
Dundee United UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Second qualifying round 1.0 Republic of Ireland Jon Daly, 1
Scotland David Goodwillie, 1
Scotland Keith Watson, 1
Total 11.0
Average 2.750
  • Current UEFA coefficients: Ranking (No. 25)
  • ^ Celtic were reinstated taking FC Sion's place in Group I as the Swiss side fielded ineligible players during their tie.[3] Celtic were awarded both of the matches as a 3-0 forfeit, resulting in a boost to their coefficient from 0.5 to 2.0.[4]

Rangers[edit]

2011–12 UEFA Champions League
2011–12 UEFA Europa League

Celtic[edit]

2011–12 UEFA Europa League

Sion defeated Celtic in the initial two-legged tie by an aggregate score of 3–1.[5] Celtic had played both games under protest to UEFA after Sion fielded five ineligible players over the two games. Sion were forced to forfeit both ties against Celtic after UEFA found them guilty of the charge with UEFA awarding Celtic 3–0 wins in both legs.[6]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

2011–12 UEFA Europa League

Dundee United[edit]

2011–12 UEFA Europa League

National teams[edit]

Scotland national team[edit]

Scotland Under-21 team[edit]

Women's football[edit]

League and Cup honours[edit]

Division Winner
2011 Scottish Women's Premier League Glasgow City
SWFL First Division Aberdeen
SWFL Second Division North Buchan
SWFL Second Division West Kilwinning Sports Club
SWFL Second Division East Forfar Farmington Ladies
Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2011 Scottish Women's Cup Glasgow City 3 – 0 Hibernian Report
Scottish Women's Premier League Cup Hibernian 5 – 2 Spartans Report
Scottish Women's Football League Cup Aberdeen 2 – 1 Toryglen

Individual honours[edit]

SWF awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year Shannon Lynn[7] Hibernian
International Player of the Year Megan Sneddon Celtic
Manager of the Year Eddie Wolecki-Black Glasgow City
Premier Division Player of the Year Emma Lyons Falkirk
First Division Player Caroline Weir Hibernian 2000
Second Division Player Sam McManus Kilwinning Sports Club

Scotland women's national team[edit]

Glasgow City[edit]

2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League

Deaths[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers Football Club enters administration". BBC. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rangers administrators strive to meet Uefa accounts date". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Celtic may get Europa League reprieve after protest against Sion". The Guardian. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Celtic reinstatement gives Scotland minor European coefficient boost". STV. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "FC Sion 3 - 1 Celtic (agg 3 - 1)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Celtic get Europa League lifeline after Sion expelled". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Shannon’s Sun shine". The Scottish Sun. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Former Celtic player Willie Fernie dies aged 82". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Scotland and Wolves star Frank Munro dies age 63". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tributes paid to Windsor legend John Parke". Belfast Telegraph. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bernie Gallacher RIP". www.avfc.co.uk. Aston Villa FC. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Derek Dunlop Grierson". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). 12 September 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Arbroath footballer played for five English clubs". Arbroath Herald. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Ex-Hearts and Hibs player dies". Edinburgh Evening News. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Scottish FA and Motherwell shocked by death of Bill Dickie". BBC Sport. BBC. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Queens mourn passing of prolific scorer Black". The Scotsman. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Jackie Neilson – 1929-2012". www.saintmirren.net. St. Mirren FC. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015.