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Football records in Scotland

Football in Scotland is a popular professional sport. Founded in 1873,[1] Scotland has the second oldest national football association in the world. The national cup competition, the Scottish Cup, was started in the 1873–74 season. Its trophy is the oldest national sporting trophy in the world.[2] A Scottish football league system was first instituted in 1890, with the creation of the Scottish Football League. A second national cup competition, the Scottish League Cup, was created in the 1946–47 season. This page details the team and individual records set in these competitions.

League competitions

Team records

Titles
  • Most top-flight league titles: 54, Rangers[3]
  • Most consecutive league titles: 9, (joint record)[3]
Top-flight appearances
  • Most appearances: 117 seasons, Celtic (1890–present)[4]
Largest victories
Streaks
  • Longest top flight unbeaten run: 62 games, Celtic (20 November 1915 – 21 April 1917)[6][7]
  • Most consecutive top flight wins: 25, Celtic (2003–04)
  • Unbeaten league season:
Attendances
  • Highest attendance: 118,567 - Rangers v Celtic at Ibrox Park, 2 January 1939

Individual

Goals
Appearances
Goalkeepers

Scottish Cup

Team records

Attendances

Individual

Scottish League Cup

Team records

Attendances


Transfers

Record transfer fees paid

# Player From To Fee Date
1 Tore André Flo Chelsea Rangers £12,500,000 23 November 2000 [16]
2 Neil Lennon Leicester City Celtic £6,500,000 8 December 2000
Michael Ball Everton Rangers £6,500,000[17] 20 August 2001 [18]
4 Chris Sutton Chelsea Celtic £6,000,000 11 July 2000
John Hartson Coventry City Celtic £6,000,000 2 August 2001
6 Mikel Arteta Barcelona Rangers £5,800,000 29 June 2002
7 Eyal Berkovic West Ham Celtic £5,750,000 8 July 1999
8 Andrei Kanchelskis Fiorentina Rangers £5,500,000 15 July 1998
9 Lorenzo Amoruso Fiorentina Rangers £5,000,000 29 May 1997
Arthur Numan PSV Eindhoven Rangers £5,000,000 18 May 1998
Giovanni van Bronckhorst Feyenoord Rangers £5,000,000 6 July 1998

Record transfer fees received

# Player From To Fee Date
1 Victor Wanyama Celtic Southampton £12,500,000 11 July 2013
2 Fraser Forster Celtic Southampton £10,000,000 9 August 2014
3 Aiden McGeady Celtic Spartak Moscow £9,500,000 1 August 2010
4 Craig Gordon Hearts Sunderland £9,000,000 8 August 2007
Alan Hutton Rangers Tottenham Hotspur £9,000,000 30 January 2008 [19]
6 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Rangers Arsenal £8,500,000 20 June 2001 [20]
7 Jean-Alain Boumsong Rangers Newcastle United £8,000,000 1 January 2005 [21]
Stilian Petrov Celtic Aston Villa £8,000,000 30 August 2006
9 Carlos Cuéllar Rangers Aston Villa £7,800,000 12 August 2008 [22]
10 Barry Ferguson Rangers Blackburn Rovers £7,500,000 29 August 2003 [23]


Most successful clubs by titles

Team Domestic European Total
League titles Scottish Cup League Cup Champions League Cup Winner's Cup Europa League Super Cup
Rangers 54 33 27 - 1 - - 115
Celtic 45 36 14 1 - - - 96
Aberdeen 4 7 6 - 1 - 1 19
Heart of Midlothian 4 8 4 - - - - 16
Queen's Park - 10 - - - - - 10
Hibernian 4 2 3 - - - - 9
Kilmarnock 1 3 1 - - - - 5
Dundee United 1 2 2 - - - - 5
Dundee 1 1 3 - - - - 5
Motherwell 1 2 1 - - - - 4
St. Mirren - 3 1 - - - - 4
East Fife - 1 3 - - - - 4
Dumbarton 2 1 - - - - - 3
Third Lanark 1 2 - - - - - 3
Clyde - 3 - - - - - 3
Falkirk - 2 - - - - - 2
Dunfermline Athletic - 2 - - - - - 2
Partick Thistle - 1 1 - - - - 2
Greenock Morton - 1 - - - - - 1
Airdrieonians - 1 - - - - - 1
St. Bernard's - 1 - - - - - 1
Raith Rovers - - 1 - - - - 1
Livingston - - 1 - - - - 1

References

  1. ^ "Scottish FA > About". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Cup > History & Archives". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d Stokkermans, Karel (23 December 2013). "Trivia on Winning Domestic Championships". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (21 November 2013). "Coventric!". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Stokkermans, Karel (19 December 2013). "Double Digits Domestical". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Stokkermans, Karel (23 December 2013). "Unbeaten". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Brown, Alan (29 October 2001). "Celtic FC's series of 62 matches unbeaten in Division One". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Brown, Alan; Robertson, Forrest; Ross, David (20 March 2009). "Scotland - All-Time Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Kilani, Imed (16 March 2012). "Top Division Scoring Records". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Rota, Davide (20 January 2012). "List of League Appearances Records". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Zachiarassen, Sondre (4 November 2011). "Scoring Streaks". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fraser Forster: Celtic clean sheet record a team effort". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ross, James M. (25 July 2013). "Scotland - List of Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e Stokkermans, Karel (28 November 2013). "Domestic Cups Trivia". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d e Ross, James M. (20 June 2013). "Scotland - List of League Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Flo goes to Rangers". BBC Sport. 23 November 2000. 
  17. ^ Conflicting reports as to how much Rangers actually paid, £4m up front with a further £2.5m in installments
  18. ^ "Gers sign Rapid's Jelavic for £4m". BBC News. 20 August 2010. 
  19. ^ "Spurs complete signing of Hutton". BBC Sport. 30 January 2008. 
  20. ^ "Arsenal sign Van Bronckhorst" BBC Sport. 20 June 2001.
  21. ^ "Magpies complete Boumsong signing" BBC Sport. 2 January 2005.
  22. ^ "Cuellar seals £7.8m move to Villa" BBC Sport. 12 August 2008.
  23. ^ "Rovers sign Ferguson" BBC Sport. 29 August 2003.

External links

  • "League Records". Statto.com. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
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