2018–19 in Scottish football

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Football in Scotland
Season 2018–19
2017–18 Scotland 2019–20
2018–19 in Scottish football
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Premiership champions
Championship champions
League 1 champions
League 2 champions
Scottish Cup winners
League Cup winners
Challenge Cup winners
Youth Cup winners
Teams in Europe
Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers, Hibernian
Scotland national team
2018–19 UEFA Nations League C
UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying

The 2018–19 season is the 122nd season of competitive football in Scotland.

Transfer deals[edit]

League competitions[edit]

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation[a]
1 Heart of Midlothian 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Qualification for the Champions League first qualifying round
2 Hibernian 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Aberdeen 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
4 Rangers 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
5 Kilmarnock 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
6 Livingston 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
7 St Johnstone 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
8 Celtic 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
9 Hamilton Academical 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
10 St Mirren 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
11 Dundee 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3 0 Qualification for the Premiership play-off final
12 Motherwell 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0 Relegation to the Scottish Championship
Updated to match(es) played on 25 August 2018. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-off (only if deciding champion, UEFA competitions qualification and second stage group allocation).
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams play each other three times (33 matches), before the league is split into two groups (the top six and the bottom six).

Scottish Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Ayr United 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Promotion to the Scottish Premiership
2 Greenock Morton 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 Qualification for the Premiership play-off semi-finals
3 Dundee United 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6 Qualification for the Premiership play-off quarter-finals
4 Ross County 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
6 Queen of the South 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
7 Partick Thistle 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
8 Dunfermline Athletic 3 1 0 2 5 9 −4 3
9 Alloa Athletic 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1 Qualification for the Championship play-offs
10 Falkirk 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0 Relegation to Scottish League One
Updated to match(es) played on 25 August 2018. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Points in head-to-head matches; 5) Goal difference in hth matches; 6). Goals scored in hth matches; 7). Play-off (only for deciding promotion, play-off participation and relegation).[1]

Scottish League One[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Arbroath 4 3 1 0 11 2 +9 10 Promotion to the Scottish Championship
2 Raith Rovers 4 2 2 0 9 6 +3 8 Qualification to Championship play-offs
3 Forfar Athletic 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
4 Airdrieonians 4 2 0 2 8 7 +1 6
5 Brechin City 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 6
6 Montrose 4 2 0 2 3 7 −4 6
7 Stranraer 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
8 Dumbarton 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
9 Stenhousemuir 4 1 0 3 2 6 −4 3 Qualification to League One play-offs
10 East Fife 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6 1 Relegation to Scottish League Two
Updated to match(es) played on 25 August 2018. Source: SPFL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Scottish League Two[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Peterhead 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 10 Promotion to Scottish League One
2 Annan Athletic 4 3 1 0 9 3 +6 10 Qualification to League One play-offs
3 Edinburgh City 4 3 0 1 9 2 +7 9
4 Elgin City 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7
5 Queen's Park 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7
6 Clyde 4 2 0 2 5 3 +2 6
7 Cowdenbeath 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3
8 Berwick Rangers 4 1 0 3 1 8 −7 3
9 Stirling Albion 4 0 0 4 1 9 −8 0
10 Albion Rovers 4 0 0 4 0 11 −11 0 Qualification to League Two play-off finals
Updated to match(es) played on 25 August 2018. Source: SPFL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Non-league football[edit]

Highland Football League Lowland Football League
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Fraserburgh 6 15
2 Formartine United 6 15
3 Cove Rangers 5 15
4 Brora Rangers 6 15
5 Inverurie Loco Works 6 13
6 Forres Mechanics 5 12
7 Turriff United 6 10
8 Rothes 6 9
9 Wick Academy 6 9
10 Huntly 6 9
11 Deveronvale 6 9
12 Keith 5 9
13 Buckie Thistle 6 6
14 Nairn County 5 6
15 Clachnacuddin 5 3
16 Strathspey Thistle 6 0
17 Lossiemouth 6 0
18 Fort William 6 −9
Updated to match(es) played on 25 August 2018.
Source: Highland Football League BBC Sport
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 East Kilbride 5 15
2 Civil Service Strollers 6 13
3 Spartans 5 11
4 Cumbernauld Colts 5 9
5 East Stirlingshire 5 8
6 Kelty Hearts 4 7
7 Gretna 2008 5 7
8 Vale of Leithen 5 7
9 Edusport Academy 3 5
10 Edinburgh University 5 5
11 BSC Glasgow 5 5
12 Stirling University 4 5
13 Dalbeattie Star 6 5
14 Gala Fairydean Rovers 5 3
15 Whitehill Welfare 5 0
16 Selkirk 3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 25 August 2018.
Source: SLFL BBC Sport

SPFL Reserve League[edit]

In 2018, the Development League was abolished and replaced by a reserve team competition.[3]

Honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
2018–19 Scottish Cup
2018–19 League Cup
2018–19 Challenge Cup
2018–19 Youth Cup
2018–19 Junior Cup

Non-league honours[edit]

Senior[edit]

Competition Winner
Highland League
Lowland League
East of Scotland League
South of Scotland League

Junior[edit]

West Region
Division Winner
West Premiership
West Championship
West League One
West League Two
East Region
Division Winner
East Superleague
East Premier League North
East Premier League South
North Region
Division Winner
North Superleague
North Division One
North Division Two

Individual honours[edit]

PFA Scotland awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year
Young Player of the Year
Manager of the Year
Championship Player
League One Player
League Two Player

SFWA awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Footballer of the Year
Young Player of the Year
Manager of the Year

Scottish clubs in Europe[edit]

Celtic[edit]

UEFA Champions League

Celtic started in the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, and were drawn against Armenian club Alashkert.[4]

UEFA Europa League

Having lost in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, Celtic dropped into the play-off round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[5]

Aberdeen[edit]

UEFA Europa League

Having finished second in the 2017–18 Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen started in the second qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League.[6]

Rangers[edit]

UEFA Europa League

Rangers started in the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, where they were drawn to play Macedonian club Shkupi.[6]

Hibernian[edit]

UEFA Europa League

Hibernian started in the first qualifying round of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, and were paired with Faroese club Runavík.[6]

Scotland national team[edit]

Women's football[edit]

League and Cup honours[edit]

Division Winner
2018 SWPL 1
2018 SWPL 2
2018 SWFL First Division (North)
2018 SWFL First Division (South)
2018 SWFL Second Division (West)
2018 SWFL Second Division (Central)
2018 SWFL Second Division (East)
Competition Winner Score Runner-up Match report
Scottish Women's Cup
Scottish Women's Premier League Cup Hibernian 9–0 Celtic BBC Sport
SWFL First Division Cup
SWFL Second Division Cup

Individual honours[edit]

SWPL awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
Players' Player of the Year
Player of the Year
Manager of the Year
Young Player of the Year

Scottish Women's Premier League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hibernian 14 12 2 0 52 10 +42 38 2019–20 Champions League
2 Glasgow City 14 12 2 0 47 6 +41 38
3 Celtic 14 7 2 5 27 17 +10 23
4 Forfar Farmington 14 7 0 7 18 25 −7 21
5 Rangers 14 6 0 8 22 27 −5 18
6 Stirling University 14 3 2 9 11 35 −24 11
7 Hamilton Academical 14 2 1 11 6 36 −30 7
8 Spartans 14 1 3 10 8 35 −27 6 2019 SWPL 2
Updated to match(es) played on 12 Aug 2018. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

UEFA Women's Champions League[edit]

Glasgow City[edit]

Glasgow City entered the Champions League in the qualifying round.[8]

Scotland women's national team[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 8 July: Alan Gilzean, 79, Dundee and Scotland forward.[9]
  • 14 July: Davie McParland, 83, Partick Thistle winger; Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and Hamilton Academical manager; Celtic assistant manager.[10]
  • 21 July: Allan Ball, 75, Queen of the South goalkeeper.[11]
  • c.23 July: Jimmy Copeland, 76, Kilmarnock, Dumbarton, Montrose and Clyde forward.[12]
  • 10 August: Alan Hercher, 52, Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Championship 2017/2018 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Player Eligibility - Fort William FC". Highland Football League. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Reserve Leagues for season 2018/19". SPFL. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Celtic start Champions League qualifying quest against Alashkert of Armenia". BBC Sport. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "AEK Athens 2–1 Celtic". BBC Sport. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c "Aberdeen face Burnley as Rangers take on Shkupi and Hibs draw Runavik". BBC Sport. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "Scotland to play Portugal in October friendly after Israel Nations League tie". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  8. ^ "Glasgow City drawn with Anderlecht & Gornik Leczna in Champions League". BBC Sport. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Alan Gilzean: Former Tottenham & Dundee striker dies aged 79". BBC Sport. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  10. ^ Cameron, Neil (15 July 2018). "Davie McParland: The legend and gentleman of Partick Thistle". Evening Times. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Allan Ball: Queen of the South great dies aged 75". BBC Sport. 21 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018. 
  12. ^ Jimmy Copeland
  13. ^ "Tribute to Alan Hercher". Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.