Scottish League One

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Scottish League One
Ladbrokes League 1
Country Scotland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2013
Number of teams 10
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to Scottish Championship
Relegation to Scottish League Two
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Cup, Scottish Challenge Cup
League cup(s) Scottish League Cup
Current champions Dunfermline Athletic (1st title)
(2015–16)
Most championships Dunfermline Athletic, Greenock Morton, Rangers (1 title)
TV partners BBC Alba
Website www.spfl.co.uk/league-one/
Current season

The Scottish League One, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ladbrokes League One,[1] is the third tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, established in July 2013.[2] The league consists of 10 teams who play each other four times each, twice at home and twice away. The team that finishes in first place gains automatic promotion to the Scottish Championship, and the team that finishes in 10th place will be relegated to the Scottish League Two. Teams finishing second, third, fourth and the club finishing ninth in the Scottish Championship will be entered into the play-offs.

Teams and stadiums for 2016–17[edit]

Listed below are all the teams competing in the 2016–17 Scottish League One season, with details of their home stadium.

Team Location Stadium Capacity References
Airdrieonians Airdrie Excelsior Stadium 10,101 [3]
Albion Rovers Coatbridge Cliftonhill 1,238 [4]
Alloa Athletic Alloa Indodrill Stadium 3,100 [5]
Brechin City Brechin Glebe Park 3,960 [6]
East Fife Methil Bayview Stadium 1,980 [7]
Livingston Livingston Tony Macaroni Arena 9,521 [8]
Peterhead Peterhead Balmoor 3,150 [9]
Queen's Park Glasgow Hampden Park 51,866 [10]
Stenhousemuir Stenhousemuir Ochilview Park 3,746 [11]
Stranraer Stranraer Stair Park 6,250 [12]

History[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Top scorer
Player Goals
2013–14 Rangers Dunfermline Athletic Michael Moffat (Ayr United) 26
2014–15 Greenock Morton Stranraer Declan McManus (Greenock Morton) 20
2015–16 Dunfermline Athletic Ayr United Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic)
Rory McAllister (Peterhead)
22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPFL names Ladbrokes as sponsor in £4m deal". BBC News. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "SPFL: New Scottish league brands unveiled". BBC Sport. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Airdrieonians Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Albion Rovers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alloa Athletic Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Brechin City Football Club". Scottish Football Ground Guide. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "East Fife Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Livingstone Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Peterhead Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Queens Park Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Stenhousemuir Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Stranraer Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.