1999–2000 Scottish First Division

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Scottish First Division
Season 1999–2000
Champions St Mirren
Promoted St Mirren
Dunfermline Athletic
Relegated Airdrieonians
Clydebank
Top goalscorer Mark Yardley (19)
Biggest home win St Mirren 8-0 Clydebank, 11.03.2000
Falkirk 8-0 Airdrieonians, 18.03.2000
Biggest away win Raith Rovers 0-6 St Mirren, 14.08.1999
Average attendance 2877

The 1999-00 Scottish First Division was won by St Mirren, finishing as one of two promoted teams. As the Scottish Premier League was being expanded to twelve teams Dunfermline Athletic were to be joined by Falkirk in a three team playoff against Aberdeen with the top two placed teams entering the Scottish Premier League. However, this didn't occur as Falkirk's Brockville Stadium didn't meet the then SPL requirements for having a 10,000 all-seater stadium. Clydebank finished bottom and were relegated to the Scottish Second Division.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Airdrieonians Ayr United Clydebank Dunfermline Athletic
Excelsior Stadium Somerset Park Cappielow Park, Greenock[1] East End Park
Capacity: 10,101[2] Capacity: 10,185[3] Capacity: 11,612[4] Capacity: 11,480[5]
Newbroomfield.PNG SomersetPark.JPG Cappielow.JPG East End Park from Norrie McCathie stand.jpg
Falkirk
Club from the Highland council area
Greenock Morton
Cappielow Park Brockville Park
Capacity: 7,500[6] Capacity: 11,612[7]
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Inverness Caledonian Thistle Livingston Raith Rovers St Mirren
Caledonian Stadium Almondvale Stadium Stark's Park Love Street
Capacity: 6,280[8] Capacity: 10,112[9] Capacity: 9,031[10] Capacity: 10,900[11]
Caledonianstadium.jpg Almondvale Stadium, Livingston.jpg San Starko.JPG Mainstand.JPG

Table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 St Mirren 36 23 7 6 75 39 36 76 Promoted to 2000–01 Scottish Premier League
2 Dunfermline Athletic 36 20 11 5 66 33 33 71
3 Falkirk 36 20 8 8 67 40 27 68
4 Livingston 36 19 7 10 60 45 15 64
5 Raith Rovers 36 17 8 11 55 40 15 59
6 Inverness CT 36 13 10 13 60 55 5 49
7 Ayr United 36 10 8 18 42 52 -10 38
8 Morton 36 10 6 20 45 61 -16 36
9 Airdrieonians 36 7 8 21 29 69 -40 29
10 Clydebank 36 1 7 28 17 82 -65 10 Relegated to Second Division 2000-01

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals
Scotland Mark Yardley St Mirren 19
Scotland Stevie Crawford Dunfermline Athletic 16
Scotland Barry Lavety St Mirren 16
Scotland Brian McPhee Livingston 15
Scotland David Bingham Livingston 15
South Africa Glynn Hurst Ayr United 14
Scotland Scott Crabbe Falkirk 14
Scotland Barry Wilson Inverness CT 12
Scotland Craig Dargo Raith Rovers 12
Scotland David Nicholls Falkirk 11

Attendances[edit]

The average attendances for Scottish First Division clubs for season 1999/00 are shown below:

Club Average
Dunfermline Athletic 4,959
St Mirren 4,946
Livingston 3,974
Falkirk 3,344
Raith Rovers 3,165
Inverness CT 2,282
Ayr United 2,180
Airdrieonians 1,857
Greenock Morton 1,356
Clydebank 712

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clydebank groundshared with Morton for the duration of this season.
  2. ^ "Airdrieonians Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ayr United Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Greenock Morton Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dunfermline Athletic Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "SFA prompts venue fury". BBC. Retrieved 7 February 2018. 
  7. ^ "Greenock Morton Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Livingston Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Raith Rovers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "St Mirren Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.