List of St Johnstone F.C. seasons

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McDiarmid Park

St Johnstone Football Club is a Scottish professional association football club based in Perth. The club was officially formed in 1884 and the team played its first game in February 1885. St Johnstone first appeared in the Scottish Cup in the 1886–87 season and they joined the Scottish Football League in 1911–12. The club has had three home grounds, the current one since 1989 is McDiarmid Park.[1]

St Johnstone have won only one major honour which was the Scottish Cup with a 2–0 win against Dundee United in 2014.[2] Their highest placing in the league is third place (three times, most recently in 2013). St Johnstone have qualified for either the UEFA Cup or the Europa League in six seasons; these include four consecutive seasons from 2013 to 2016. They have reached two Scottish League Cup finals: 1969 and 1998, losing both.[3]

Including the 2016–17 season, the team have spent 46 seasons in the top tier of the Scottish football league system, 44 in the second and 4 in the third. The table summarises their seasons from 1886–87 in Scottish and European football. It highlights the club's achievements in senior first team competitions, lists their managers and, where known, the top goalscorer(s) in each season. Some seasons to 1921–22 and the wartime seasons 1915–19 and 1939–45, in which the club did not compete in top-level football (e.g., Scottish Football League, Scottish Cup), are excluded.

Key[edit]

Seasons[edit]

The table is correct to the end of the 2015-16 season. For information on the season in progress, see 2016–17 St Johnstone F.C. season.

Seasons in which the team were promoted have the league position in green. Seasons in which the team were relegated have the league position in red.[A][B]

Seasons of St Johnstone F.C.
Season Manager(s) Div P W D L F A Pts Pos Scottish Cup League Cup Europa League Name Goals
League Top scorer
1886–87[C] committee[D] R1
1887–88 committee R2
1888–89 committee R1
1889–90 committee R2
1890–91 committee R2
1895–96 committee R2
1900–01 committee R1
1902–03 committee R1
1903–04 committee R2
1904–05 committee R1
1906–07 committee R1
1907–08 committee R1
1908–09 committee R1
1911–12 committee D2[E] 22 10 4 8 29 27 24 5th R1
1912–13 committee D2 26 7 7 12 29 38 21 11th R3
1913–14 committee D2 22 9 5 8 48 38 23 5th
1914–15 committee D2 26 10 6 10 56 53 26 8th
1919–20[F] Peter Grant R2
1921–22 Jimmy Buchan D2 38 12 11 15 41 52 35 13th R1
1922–23 committee D2 38 19 12 7 60 39 48 3rd R1
1923–24 committee D2 38 22 12 4 79 33 56 1st R2
1924–25[G] David Taylor D1[H] 38 12 11 15 57 72 35 11th R1
1925–26 David Taylor D1 38 9 10 19 43 78 28 18th R3
1926–27 David Taylor D1 38 13 9 16 55 69 35 14th R1
1927–28 David Taylor D1 38 14 8 16 66 67 36 11th R1
1928–29 David Taylor D1 38 14 10 14 57 70 38 9th R2
1929–30 David Taylor D1 38 6 7 25 48 96 19 20th R2
1930–31 David Taylor D2 38 19 6 13 76 61 44 5th R2
1931–32 Tommy Muirhead D2 38 24 7 7 102 52 55 2nd R2
1932–33 Tommy Muirhead D1 38 17 10 11 70 55 44 5th R3
1933–34 Tommy Muirhead D1 38 17 6 15 74 53 40 9th SF
1934–35 Tommy Muirhead D1 38 18 10 10 66 46 46 5th R4
1935–36 Tommy Muirhead D1 38 15 7 16 70 81 37 7th R3
1936–37 David Rutherford D1 38 14 8 16 74 68 36 12th R2
1937–38 David Rutherford D1 38 16 7 15 78 81 39 8th R2
1938–39 David Rutherford D1 38 17 6 15 85 82 40 8th R1
1945–46 David Rutherford DB[I] 26 12 6 8 66 60 30 6th
1946–47 David Rutherford D2 26 9 4 13 45 47 22 9th R1 Grp
1947–48 Jimmy Crapnell D2 30 11 5 14 69 63 27 9th R2 Grp
1948–49 Jimmy Crapnell D2 30 14 4 12 58 51 32 6th R1 Grp
1949–50 Jimmy Crapnell D2 30 15 6 9 64 56 36 4th R2 Grp
1950–51 Jimmy Crapnell D2 30 14 5 11 68 53 33 5th R2 Grp
1951–52 Jimmy Crapnell D2 30 9 7 14 62 68 25 11th R2 QF
1952–53 Jimmy Crapnell D2 30 8 6 16 41 63 22 14th R2 QF
1953–54 Johnny Pattillo D2 30 14 3 13 80 71 31 6th R1 Grp
1954–55 Johnny Pattillo D2 30 15 2 13 60 51 32 7th R6 QF
1955–56 Johnny Pattillo D2 36 21 7 8 86 45 49 3rd R5 QF
1956–57 Johnny Pattillo D2 36 14 6 16 79 80 34 12th R5 Grp
1957–58 Johnny Pattillo D2 36 12 9 15 67 85 33 11th R2 Grp
1958–59 Bobby Brown D2 36 15 10 11 54 44 40 6th R3 Grp
1959–60 Bobby Brown D2 36 24 5 7 87 47 53 1st R1 Grp
1960–61 Bobby Brown D1 34 10 9 15 47 63 29 15th R1 Grp Matthew McVitie 08
1961–62 Bobby Brown D1 34 9 7 18 35 61 25 17th R2 SF Alex Ferguson 05
1962–63 Bobby Brown D2 36 25 5 6 83 37 55 1st R2 SF
1963–64 Bobby Brown D1 34 11 6 17 54 70 28 13th R2 PO
1964–65 Bobby Brown D1 34 9 11 14 57 62 29 13th R2 Grp
1965–66 Bobby Brown D1 34 9 8 17 58 81 26 14th R3 Grp
1966–67 Bobby Brown[J] D1 34 10 5 19 53 73 25 15th R2 Grp
1967–68 Willie Ormond D1 34 10 7 17 43 52 27 14th SF SF
1968–69 Willie Ormond D1 34 16 5 13 66 59 37 6th R3 Grp
1969–70 Willie Ormond D1 34 11 9 14 50 62 31 13th R1 RU Henry Hall 15
1970–71 Willie Ormond D1 34 19 6 9 59 44 44 3rd R3 Grp
1971–72 Willie Ormond D1 34 12 8 14 52 58 32 8th R3 QF 3QR
1972–73 Willie Ormond[J] D1 34 10 9 15 52 67 29 11th R3 QF
1973–74 Jackie Stewart D1 34 9 10 15 41 60 28 12th R4 R2
1974–75 Jackie Stewart D1 34 11 12 11 41 44 34 10th[K] R4 Grp
1975–76 Jackie Stewart PD[L] 36 3 5 28 29 79 11 10th R3 Grp Jim O'Rourke 08
1976–77 Jim Storrie D1[M] 39 8 13 18 42 64 29 11th R3 Grp Iain Anderson 08
1977–78 Jim Storrie D1 39 15 6 18 52 64 36 8th R4 R2 Derek O'Connor 19
1978–79 Alex Stuart D1 39 10 11 18 57 66 31 12th R3 R1 John Brogan 14
1979–80 Alex Stuart D1 39 12 10 17 57 74 34 11th R3 R3 John Brogan 22
1980–81 Alex Rennie D1 39 20 11 8 64 45 51 3rd R4 R1 Ally McCoist 22
1981–82 Alex Rennie D1 39 17 8 14 69 60 42 5th R4 Grp Jim Morton 17
1982–83 Alex Rennie D1 39 25 5 9 59 37 55 1st R4 Grp John Brogan 26
1983–84 Alex Rennie PD 36 10 3 23 36 81 23 9th R3 Grp John Brogan 09
1984–85 Alex Rennie D1 39 10 5 24 51 78 25 14th R3 QF Joe Reid 09
1985–86 Ian Gibson D2[N] 39 18 6 15 63 55 42 6th R3 R3 Willie Brown 11
1986–87 Ian Gibson D2 39 16 13 10 59 49 45 5th R3 R4 Willie Brown 25
1987–88 Alex Totten D2 39 25 9 5 74 24 59 2nd R3 R3 Willie Watters 19
1988–89 Alex Totten D1 39 14 12 13 51 42 40 6th SF R2 Steve Maskrey 12
1989–90[O] Alex Totten D1 39 25 8 6 81 39 58 1st R3 R2 Roddy Grant 19
1990–91 Alex Totten PD 36 11 9 16 41 54 31 7th SF R2 Harry Curran 09
1991–92 Alex Totten PD 44 13 10 21 52 73 36 8th R5 R3 Paul Wright 18
1992–93 John McClelland PD 44 10 20 14 52 66 40 6th R5 SF Paul Wright 14
1993–94 John McClelland
Paul Sturrock
PD 44 10 20 14 35 47 40 10th R5 R3 Paul Wright 07
1994–95 Paul Sturrock D1 36 14 14 8 59 39 56 5th R3 QF George O'Boyle 19
1995–96 Paul Sturrock D1 36 19 8 9 60 36 65 4th R5 R2 George O'Boyle 21
1996–97 Paul Sturrock D1 36 24 8 4 74 23 80 1st R3 R3 Roddy Grant 19
1997–98 Paul Sturrock PD 36 13 9 14 38 42 48 5th R5 R3 George O'Boyle 10
1998–99 Sandy Clark PL[P] 36 15 12 9 39 38 57 3rd SF RU Gary Bollan
Roddy Grant
Miguel Simão
4
1999–2000 Sandy Clark PL 36 10 12 14 36 44 42 5th R3 R3 1QR Nathan Lowndes 10
2000–01 Sandy Clark PL 38 9 13 16 40 56 40 10th R3 R3 Keigan Parker 10
2001–02 Sandy Clark
Billy Stark
PL 38 5 6 27 24 62 21 12th R3 R3 Paul Hartley 04
2002–03 Billy Stark D1 36 20 7 9 49 29 67 3rd R4 R3 Chris Hay 09
2003–04 Billy Stark D1 36 15 12 9 59 45 57 3rd R3 QF Mixu Paatelainen 11
2004–05 John Connolly
Owen Coyle
D1 36 12 10 14 38 39 46 8th R3 R1 Peter MacDonald 11
2005–06 Owen Coyle D1 36 18 12 6 59 34 66 2nd R3 R2 Jason Scotland 15
2006–07 Owen Coyle D1 36 19 8 9 65 42 65 2nd SF SF Jason Scotland 18
2007–08
Owen Coyle
Sandy Stewart
Derek McInnes
D1 36 15 13 8 60 45 58 3rd SF R2 Andy Jackson 14
2008–09
Derek McInnes D1 36 17 14 5 55 35 65 1st R4 R2 Steve Milne 14
2009–10
Derek McInnes PL 38 12 11 15 57 61 47 8th R5 SF Liam Craig 08
2010–11
Derek McInnes PL 38 11 11 16 23 43 44 8th R5 R3 Liam Craig 06
2011–12
Derek McInnes
Steve Lomas
PL 38 14 8 16 43 50 50 6th R3 R2 Francisco Sandaza 14
2012–13
Steve Lomas PL 38 14 14 10 45 44 56 3rd R5 QF 2QR Liam Craig
Murray Davidson
Nigel Hasselbaink
Rowan Vine
07
2013–14
Tommy Wright SP[Q] 38 15 8 15 48 42 53 6th Won SF 3QR Stevie May 20
2014–15
Tommy Wright SP 38 16 9 13 34 34 57 4th R5 QF 3QR Brian Graham
Michael O'Halloran
09
2015–16
Tommy Wright SP 38 16 8 14 58 55 56 4th R4 SF 1QR Steve MacLean 14
2016–17
Tommy Wright SP

Footnotes[edit]

A.  ^ Goal tallies are listed if known and are for the league competitions only. Divisions are not sorted alphabetically, but based on their placing in the Scottish football league system at that time.

B.  ^ In league matches, a win was worth 2 points until the 1993–94 season, after which it has been 3 points for a win.

C:  ^ St Johnstone's home ground from 1885 to 1924 was the Recreation Grounds, Perth.[4]

D:  ^ Prior to Peter Grant's appointment as team manager in 1919, the team was picked by committee – a practice in wide use at the time.

E:  ^ St Johnstone joined the (old) Second Division of the Scottish Football League in 1911–12 after Port Glasgow Athletic F.C. declined to apply for re-election.

F:  ^ Division Two was not played in 1919–20 and the club competed in the Scottish Cup only at top-level.

G:  ^ St Johnstone's home ground from 1924 to 1989 was Muirton Park.[5]

H:  ^ St Johnstone first qualified for the (old) First Division of the Scottish Football League in 1924–25 after winning the Second Division in 1923–24. Between 1890 and 1975, the old First Division was the highest tier in Scottish football.

I:  ^ In 1945–46, St Johnstone played in the Southern Football League (Scotland), a wartime regional league that defined the Scottish Football League structure when it recommenced in 1946–47. As St Johnstone were allocated to Division B of the regional league, the club having been inactive during the war, the team was effectively relegated to the Second Division between 1938–39 and 1946–47.

J:  ^ Bobby Brown and Willie Ormond both left St Johnstone to become manager of the Scottish national team.

K:  ^ The top-ten placed teams in 1974–75 formed the new Scottish Football League Premier Division (PD) for next season

L:  ^ The Scottish Football League Premier Division was, from 1975 until 1998, the top division of the Scottish Football League, replacing the old First Division.

M:  ^ The new Scottish Football League First Division was the second tier in the Scottish football league system between 1975 and 2013.

N:  ^ The Scottish Football League Second Division was the third tier of the Scottish football league system between 1975 and 2013.

O:  ^ St Johnstone's home ground since 1989 is McDiarmid Park which currently has an all-seated capacity of 10,696.[1]

P:  ^ The Scottish Premier Division was renamed the Scottish Premier League (PL) in 1998–99.

Q:  ^ The Scottish Premier League was renamed the Scottish Premiership (SP) in 2013–14.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "McDiarmid Park". St Johnstone FC. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "St Johnstone make Scottish Cup history as MacLean sinks Dundee United". The Observer. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Honours and records". St Johnstone FC. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "History – Recreation Ground". St Johnstone FC. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "History – Muirton Park". St Johnstone FC. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bannerman, Gordon (1991). Saints Alive! St Johnstone Football Club Five Years on a High. Sportsprint Publishing, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-85976-346-3. 
  • Blair, Alastair (2003). St Johnstone FC (Images of Sport). Tempus Publishing Limited. ISBN 0-7524-2183-2. 
  • Blair A, Doyle B (2015). Manifest Destiny: The History of St Johnstone F.C. Tempus Publishing Limited. 
  • Blair A, Doyle B (1997). Bristling with Possibilities: The History of St Johnstone F.C. Tempus Publishing Limited. 
  • Slater, Jim (1992). Who's Who of St Johnstone 1946 to 1992. St Johnstone FC. 

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