2013–14 Scottish Premiership

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Scottish Premiership
Season2013–14
Dates2 August 2013 – 11 May 2014
ChampionsCeltic
1st Premiership title
45th Scottish title
RelegatedHibernian
Heart of Midlothian
Champions LeagueCeltic
Europa LeagueMotherwell
Aberdeen
St Johnstone
Matches played228
Goals scored626 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorerKris Commons (27 goals)
Biggest home winCeltic 6–0 Inverness CT
(27 April 2014)
Biggest away winMotherwell 0–5 Celtic
(6 December 2013)
Highest scoringKilmarnock 2–5 Celtic
(28 September 2013)
St Mirren 4–3 St Johnstone
(19 October 2013)
Inverness CT 3–4 Aberdeen
(21 December 2013)
Motherwell 4–3 Partick Thistle
(15 February 2014)
Celtic 5-2 Aberdeen
(3 May 2014)
Longest winning run15 games[1]
Celtic
Longest unbeaten run26 games[1]
Celtic
Longest winless run13 games[1]
Hibernian
Longest losing run6 games[1]
Hibernian
Highest attendance52,670[1]
Celtic 1–0 Partick Thistle
(1 January 2014)
Lowest attendance1,892[1]
St Johnstone 1–0 Motherwell
(25 February 2014)
Total attendance2,331,965[1]
Average attendance10,183 (Green Arrow Up Darker.svg312)[1]

The 2013–14 Scottish Premiership was the first season of the Scottish Premiership, the highest division of Scottish football.[2] The season began on 2 August 2013 and concluded on 11 May 2014.[3] This was the first season of the competition being part of the newly formed Scottish Professional Football League after the merger of the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League.[4] This season also featured the introduction of an end of season play-off between the 11th-placed team in the top flight and the teams placed 2nd–4th in the Scottish Championship, to determine whether a second team will be relegated from the league.[5]

Twelve teams contested the league. Partick Thistle (champions) were promoted from the 2012–13 First Division, replacing Dundee (relegated). Heart of Midlothian were deducted 15 points (one-third of the previous season's total) for entering administration during the close season.[6]

On 26 March, Celtic clinched their third title in a row and 45th in total after a 5–1 away win against Partick Thistle.[7][8] It is the earliest that the title has been won since the 1928–29 season, when Rangers won it on 16 March.[9][10][11]

Teams[edit]

Locations of the current Premiership teams in Scotland []

Dundee were relegated from the 2012–13 Scottish Premier League. Partick Thistle, who won the 2012–13 Scottish First Division, were promoted.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Aberdeen Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 21,421[12]
Celtic Celtic Park, Glasgow 60,355[13]
Dundee United Tannadice Park, Dundee 14,229[14]
Heart of Midlothian Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh 17,529[15]
Hibernian Easter Road, Edinburgh 20,421[16]
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Caledonian Stadium, Inverness 7,800[17]
Kilmarnock Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 18,128[18]
Motherwell Fir Park, Motherwell 13,677[19]
Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium, Glasgow 10,102[20]
Ross County Victoria Park, Dingwall 6,541[21]
St Johnstone McDiarmid Park, Perth 10,696[22]
St Mirren St Mirren Park, Paisley 8,023[23]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Aberdeen Derek McInnes Russell Anderson Adidas Team Recruitment
Celtic Neil Lennon Scott Brown Nike Magners
Dundee United Jackie McNamara Seán Dillon Nike Calor
Heart of Midlothian Gary Locke Danny Wilson Adidas Wonga.com
Hibernian Terry Butcher Liam Craig Nike[24] Crabbie's
Inverness CT John Hughes Richie Foran Erreà Orion Group
Kilmarnock Allan Johnston Manuel Pascali Killie 1869 QTS
Motherwell Stuart McCall Keith Lasley Puma Cash Converters
Partick Thistle Alan Archibald Sean Welsh Joma macb
Ross County Derek Adams Richard Brittain Diadora Stanley CRC Evans Offshore
St Johnstone Tommy Wright Dave Mackay Joma GS Brown Construction
St Mirren Danny Lennon Jim Goodwin Diadora Blacks Outdoor Retail

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
St Johnstone Steve Lomas Signed by Millwall 6 June 2013[25] Pre-season Tommy Wright 10 June 2013[26]
Kilmarnock Kenny Shiels Sacked 11 June 2013[27] Pre-season Allan Johnston 25 June 2013[28]
Hibernian Pat Fenlon Resigned 1 November 2013[29] 7th Terry Butcher 12 November 2013[30]
Inverness CT Terry Butcher Signed by Hibernian 12 November 2013[30] 2nd John Hughes 4 December 2013[31]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 31 6 1 102 25 +77 99 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 22 4 12 64 60 +4 70 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
3 Aberdeen 38 20 8 10 53 38 +15 68 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Dundee United 38 16 10 12 65 50 +15 58
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 16 9 13 44 44 0 57
6 St Johnstone 38 15 8 15 48 42 +6 53 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round[a]
7 Ross County 38 11 7 20 44 62 −18 40
8 St Mirren 38 10 9 19 39 58 −19 39
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 6 21 45 66 −21 39
10 Partick Thistle 38 8 14 16 46 65 −19 38
11 Hibernian (R) 38 8 11 19 31 51 −20 35 Scottish Premiership play-offs
12 Heart of Midlothian (R) 38 10 8 20 45 65 −20 23[b] Relegation to 2014–15 Scottish Championship
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: ESPN
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b St Johnstone, as winners of the 2013–14 Scottish Cup, qualify to second qualifying round of Europa League.
  2. ^ Heart of Midlothian were deducted 15 points for entering administration

Results[edit]

Matches 1–22[edit]

Teams play each other twice, once at home, once away.

Home \ Away[1] ABE CEL DUN HOM HIB INV KIL MOT PAR ROS STJ STM
Aberdeen 0–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Celtic 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0
Dundee United 1–2 0–1 4–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 1–0 4–0 4–0
Heart of Midlothian 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–4 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2
Hibernian 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3–4 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–0
Kilmarnock 0–1 2–5 1–4 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1
Motherwell 1–3 0–5 0–4 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 3–0
Partick Thistle 0–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–5 3–3 0–1 0–3
Ross County 1–0 1–4 2–4 2–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–3 1–0 3–0
St Johnstone 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0
St Mirren 1–1 0–4 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 4–3

Source: BBC Sport
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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Matches 23–33[edit]

Teams play every other team once (either at home or away).

Home \ Away[1] ABE CEL DUN HOM HIB INV KIL MOT PAR ROS STJ STM
Aberdeen 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0
Celtic 5–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–0
Dundee United 0–2 2–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 3–2
Heart of Midlothian 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–1
Hibernian 0–2 0–4 1–3 3–3 2–1 2–3
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–2
Kilmarnock 0–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–2
Motherwell 2–2 4–1 1–2 4–3 2–1
Partick Thistle 3–1 1–5 1–1 2–4 3–1 1–1
Ross County 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1
St Johnstone 3–3 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1
St Mirren 0–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–1

Source: BBC Sport
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Matches 34–38[edit]

After 33 matches, the league splits into two sections of six teams each, with teams playing every other team in their section once (either at home or away). The exact matches are determined upon the league table at the time of the split.

Season statistics[edit]

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster set a new Scottish league record for length of time played without conceding a goal, which had been previously set by Bobby Clark in 1970–71.[32] Forster's streak ended at 1,256 minutes.[33]