Thursday 24th August 2017

TBC UEFA Europa League Play-Off 2nd Leg 00:00 BT Sport 2

Friday 25th August 2017

Tottenham Hotspur U23 v Man Utd U23 Premier League 2 19:00 MUTV
Liverpool U18 v Newcastle United U18 U18 Premier League 19:00 LFCTV
Real Sociedad v Villarreal La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Mix
Bangor City v Prestatyn Town Welsh Premier League 19:30 S4C
FC Cologne v Hamburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 2
Bristol City v Aston Villa Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
PSG v St Etienne Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport ESPN
Real Betis v Celta Vigo La Liga 21:00 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 26th August 2017

New York Red Bulls v New York City FC MLS 00:00 Sky Sports Football
AFC Bournemouth v Man City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Halifax Town v Guiseley AFC National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Genoa v Juventus (joins match in progress) Serie A 17:00 BT Sport Extra 1
Alaves v Barcelona La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Mix
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Man Utd v Leicester City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 3
Girona v Malaga La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Red Button - Sky Sports Football
Levante v Deportivo La Coruna La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Red Button
Roma v Inter Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Las Palmas v Atletico Madrid La Liga 21:15 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 27th August 2017

Orlando City v Vancouver Whitecaps MLS 00:30 Sky Sports Football
Dundee v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
West Brom v Stoke City Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Extra - Sky Sports Ultra HD
RB Leipzig v SC Freiburg Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport Extra 1
Ross County v Rangers Scottish Premiership 15:00 BT Sport 1
Liverpool v Arsenal Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Angers v Lille Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport ESPN
Torino v Sassuolo Serie A 17:00 BT Sport 3
Hannover 96 v Schalke 04 Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 1
Eibar v Athletic Bilbao La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Football
Espanyol v Leganes La Liga 17:15 Sky Sports Red Button
Getafe v Sevilla La Liga 19:15 Sky Sports Football
AC Milan v Cagliari Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1
Palmeiras v Sao Paulo Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A 20:00 BT Sport 3
Monaco v Marseille Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 2
Real Madrid v Valencia La Liga 21:15 Sky Sports Football
Montreal Impact v Toronto FC MLS 21:30 Sky Sports Football

Monday 28th August 2017

LA Galaxy v San Jose Earthquakes MLS 00:00 Sky Sports Football
Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers MLS 02:30 Sky Sports Football
Kaiserslautern v Eintracht Braunschweig Bundesliga 2 19:30 BT Sport 3
AFC Fylde v Barrow National League 19:45 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Thursday 31st August 2017

France v Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Friday 1st September 2017

Nigeria v Cameroon FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 BT Sport 1
Kazakhstan v Montenegro FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Malta v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Lithuania v Scotland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football
San Marino v Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Bradford City v Bristol Rovers League One 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Man Utd Legends v Barcelona Legends Friendly 15:00 MUTV
Georgia v Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Tranmere Rovers v Dover Athletic National League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Wales v Austria FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football - S4C

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town League One 12:15 Sky Sports Football
Portsmouth v Rotherham United League One 14:30 Sky Sports Football
Netherlands v Bulgaria FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
Greece v Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Monday 4th September 2017

Armenia v Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports Football
England v Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Scotland v Malta FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Northern Ireland v Czech Republic FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Moldova v Wales FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC - S4C
Republic of Ireland v Serbia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Friday 8th September 2017

Derby County v Hull City Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Hamilton Academical v Celtic Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 9th September 2017

Man City v Liverpool Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Stoke City v Man Utd Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 10th September 2017

Burnley v Crystal Palace Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Swansea City v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 11th September 2017

West Ham v Huddersfield Town Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 15th September 2017

Partick Thistle v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 16th September 2017

Crystal Palace v Southampton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Barnsley v Aston Villa Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 17th September 2017

Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Man Utd v Everton Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 19th September 2017

Partick Thistle v Rangers Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Dundee v Celtic Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 21st September 2017

Motherwell v Aberdeen Betfred Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Friday 22nd September 2017

Forest Green Rovers v Swindon Town League Two 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Rangers v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:00 Sky Sports TBC
West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Aberystwyth Town v Bangor City Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C
Leicester City v Liverpool Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 24th September 2017

Motherwell v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:15 BT Sport 1
Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United Championship 13:15 Sky Sports Football
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 25th September 2017

Arsenal v West Brom Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 29th September 2017

QPR v Fulham Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Hamilton Academical v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 30th September 2017

Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Chelsea v Man City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Reading v Norwich City Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 1st October 2017

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United Championship 12:15 Sky Sports Football
Everton v Burnley Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Newcastle United v Liverpool Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient National League 19:45 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Thursday 5th October 2017

England v Slovenia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 ITV
Scotland v Slovakia FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC
Northern Ireland v Germany FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Friday 6th October 2017

Georgia v Wales FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports TBC - S4C
Republic of Ireland v Moldova FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Saturday 7th October 2017

Wrexham v Eastleigh National League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 8th October 2017

Lithuania v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 ITV
Slovenia v Scotland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 17:00 Sky Sports TBC
Norway v Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC

Monday 9th October 2017

Wales v Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier 19:45 Sky Sports TBC - S4C

Friday 13th October 2017

St Johnstone v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 14th October 2017

Liverpool v Man Utd Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Watford v Arsenal Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 15th October 2017

Southampton v Newcastle United Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 16th October 2017

Leicester City v West Brom Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 20th October 2017

West Ham v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 21st October 2017

Rangers v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Southampton v West Brom Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Everton v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 23rd October 2017

Chelsea v Watford Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Hibernian v Hearts Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Saturday 28th October 2017

Hearts v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Man Utd v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 29th October 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leicester City v Everton Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 30th October 2017

Burnley v Newcastle United Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 4th November 2017

St Johnstone v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Stoke City v Leicester City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
West Ham v Liverpool Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 5th November 2017

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Man City v Arsenal Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Chelsea v Man Utd Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 18th November 2017

Ross County v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Man Utd v Newcastle United Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 19th November 2017

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Watford v West Ham Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 20th November 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 24th November 2017

Dundee v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
West Ham v Leicester City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 25th November 2017

Southampton v Everton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 26th November 2017

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports TBC
Huddersfield Town v Man City Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Watford v Man Utd Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Everton v West Ham Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Scotland was one of the earliest modern footballing nations. In terms of structure, professional teams and governing bodies.

 

Scottish football clubs started to be formed towards the end of 1860 and 1970’s. Queen Park was Scotland first football club, it was founded in 1867and is currently the oldest club in Scotland. Queen Park are still operating in today game and play in the Scottish third division.

 

The Scottish League was introduced in the year 1890.The teams who completed in this league were Abercorn, Cambuslang, Celtic, Cowlairs, Dumbarton, Glasgow Rangers, Hearts of Midlothian, Renton, St Mirren, Third Lanark and Vale of Leven. However Queens Park were not initially allowed to play in this league due to the fact they were an amateur side.

 

Scottish Football enjoyed something of a golden age after the Second World War. With attendance number booming and Scottish clubs achieving success in the newly instigated European Competitions.

 

The biggest success was when Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967. Also Ranger won the 1972 European Cup Winners Cup.

 

For most of its history Scottish football has a two tier division structure with First and Second Division between which clubs were promoted and relegated at the end of each season.

 

This lasted until 1975 when it was decided by governing body to revamp the league format. It was decided to split teams into a three divisional structure:

 

  • Premier Division
  • First Division
  • Second Division

 

This set-up continued until the 1994-1995 season when a fourth division was introduced.

 

The Scottish clubs who were at the top of the Scottish game decided to split from the Scottish football league and create a Scottish Premier League. The main reason for this was to retain more of the revenue generated by the game.

 

In 2013 the Scottish Premiership was established, following the merger between the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League to create the Scottish Professional Football League or for short SPFL.

 

 Scottish Championship

 

The Scottish Championship is the second tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. It is often referred to as the Ladbrokes Championship through sponsorship deal with one of the biggest bookies in the UK.

 

 

 

The Winners of the Championship are directly promoted to the Scottish Premiership. The teams who finish 2nd, 3rd and 4th will battle it out in the two-legged play-offs. The 3rd-placed team plays the 4th team and whoever wins that game will then play the team who finished second in the league. The winner of that tie then plays against team who finished 11th in the division above. If the Championship team manages to win that game they will have earned their place in Scottish top flight.

 

Attendance

 

The highest attendance to be recorded in the Scottish Championship was in 23 of April 2016 when Ranger played Alloa the total attendance for the game was in the region of 50,349 thousand. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

 

The lowest recorded attendance in the championship was during Cowdenbeath versus Greenock Morton game where only 318 fans attended the match. It was played on the 25th of March 2014 and the final result ended in a 3 nil win to Cowdenbeath.

 

Out of all the teams who currently play in the Scottish Championship, Hibs have the biggest support base with 226,674 supporters but only 15% of that number go to live games. Dumbarton has the smallest group of supporters in the league with 17,543 and 4% of them attend a live games.

 

Capacity

 

Of the ten stadiums currently in the Scottish Championship capacities are very similar with the biggest difference is the one between Hibs and Dumbarton.

 

Ayr United, Somerset Park- 10,185

Dumbarton, Dumbarton Football Stadium- 2,020

Dundee United, Tannadice Park- 14,223

Dunfermline, East End Park- 11,480

Falkirk,Falkirk Stadium- 7,937

Greenock Morton, Cappielow Park- 11,589

Hibernian, Easter Road- 20,421

Queen of South,Palmerston Par- 8,690

Raith Rovers,Starks Park- 8,867

St Mirren, Paisley 2021 Stadium – 8,023

 

 

Broadcasting Rights

 

The biggest coverage for the championship was in 2014/2015 season when championship had three of the biggest teams playing in the division they were Rangers, Hearts and Hibs. During that season it was consider to have higher viewers than league above it. With both Sky and BT covering larger share of matches than they would normally.

 

Sky and BT Sports are the two main broadcasters in Scotland. Both have the live rights for all of the four divisions in Scotland until the summer of 2020. The deal is reported to be worth a £15 million per season and this is meant to be shared between the 42 members clubs.

 

 

Also BBC Scotland has a separate deal to broadcast highlights of SPFL matches as well as provide live radio coverage. This deal reported worth to Scottish Football is worth around £1 million a year.

 

Finance

 

Due to deals being different every year prize money can fluctuate from season to season. But roughly for winning the championship a team can expect to receive just over £500,000.

 

The total market value for the Scottish Championship is estimated at £35.08 million.

 

The football club who has the biggest share and henceforth is regarded the richest team in the league are Hibs, who have a total market value of about £7million.

 

The team who are consider to be smallest when it comes to how rich they are is Dumbarton which have a total of about £1.85 million.

 

Record Transfer

 

The record transfer in the Championship came in January transfer window in the year 2015 when Brentford signed Lewis Mcleod from Rangers for a fee in region of £1.09 million.

 

Dundee spent the most on signing a player when they signed Leigh Griffiths from Livingston for a fee of £149, 000 thousand.

 

Players Records

 

In Championship current form the player to have scored the most goals since 2013 is Jason Cummings who’s plays for Hibs and he has managed to score 54 goals. Also he is currently top goal scorer this season with 16 goals.

 

Scottish League 1

 

The Scottish League 1 is the third tier of Scottish football. Through Sponsorship deals it is sometimes referred to as Ladbrokes League One. The Scottish League One was formed in the year 2013.

 

The format of League One is the team who finishes at the top will automatically be promoted to the Championship.  The teams who finish in 2nd place, 3rd place and fourth will go into the play-offs. Third versus fourth will play in a two legged games and the winner of that will face the team from above, who finished in 9th placed. If the League One team manages to successful win, then they have earned their place in the Championship.

 

 

Attendance

 

The highest attendance to be recorded for League 1 was during Dunfermline versus Peterhead game when over 6,236 fans attended the match. The lowest attendance in League 1 occurred when only 210 fans went to watch  Albion Rovers versus Brechin City.

 

Out of all the teams currently playing in League 1 East Fife have the biggest fan base with 9,029 fans. However for attendance East Fife only get 602 fans for their home games. The smallest fans base in the League are Albion Rovers who only have 645 supporters but for attendance half of them attend home games.

 

Capacity

 

Airdrieonians, Excelsior Stadium- 10,101

Albion Rovers, Cliftonhill- 1,238

Alloa Athletic, Indodrill Stadium- 3,100

Brechin City, Glebe Park- 4,083

East Fife, Bayview Stadium- 1,980

Livingston,Tony Macaroni Arena-  8,716

Peterhead, Balmoor- 3,150

Queens Park, Hampden Park- 51,866

Stenhousemuir, Ochilview Park- 3,746

Stranraer, Stair Park- 4,178

 

In regards to stadium capacity all teams have similar capacity. The only exception is Queens Park who are an amateur teams and share their ground with Scottish Football Association free of charge.

 

Broadcasting Rights

 

Sky and BT Sports are the two main broadcasters in Scotland. Both have the live rights for all of the four divisions in Scotland until the summer of 2020. The deal is reported to be worth a £15 million per season and this is meant to be shared between the 42 members clubs.

 

Also BBC Scotland has a separate deal to broadcast highlights of SPFL matches as well as provide live radio coverage. This deal reported worth to Scottish Football is worth around £1 million a year.

 

For teams in this division their main income from broadcasting deals will come from League Cup. This is due to the revamp of the competition having  a summer group stage before the knockout rounds and the fact BT have the right to 13 live games. With BT Sport paying out £150,000 per match it shows.

 

Finance

 

Due to deals being different every year prize money can fluctuate from season to season. But roughly for winning the League 1 title a team can expect to receive just over £105,500.

 

The total market value for this division is estimated at £6.46 million.

 

The club to have the biggest share of the market is Livingston, who are valued at £1.47 million. Henceforth they are considered to be the richest team within the league.

 

The team to have the lowest share of the market is Stenhousemuir, who are valued at £170,000 grand. Henceforth they are considered to be the club with the smallest budget within the league.

 

 

Record Transfer

 

The biggest transfer received in League 1 was during the season 2010/2011when Middlesbrough bought Andy Halliday from Livingston for a total of £191,000.

 

In terms of Clubs spending money on transfer in this league they tend not to happen, the reason for this Clubs have limited budgets and to get the most value they go for loans, free agents or developing their own talent.

 

Players Records

 

Rory McAllister is the record holder for scoring the most goals in the League 1 with 45 goals. He is currently top goal scorer this season with 15 goals.

 

Scottish League 2

 

The Scottish League Two, is also known as the Ladbrokes League Two and is the fourth tier of the Scottish Professional Football League.

 

The winners of this League are automatically promoted to the Scottish League One, swapping with the team at the bottom of League One. The teams who finish in 2nd place, 3rd place and fourth will go into the play-offs. Third versus fourth will play in a two legged games and the winner of that will face the team from above, who finished in 9th placed. If the League Two  team manages to successful win, then they have earned their place in the League One.

 

For the team who finish bottom of League Two will enter a lay-off against the winner of a play-off between the winner of the Highland and Lowland Leagues. This format was introduced in 2014/2015 season. The winner of this game will either be promoted or remain in League 2.

 

Attendance

The highest attendance to be recorded in League 2 was during Arbroath versus Montrose where 1,731 fans attend the game. The lowest attendance in this League happened in the Annan Athletic versus Cowdenbeath, where only 241 fans watched the game.

 

Out of all the teams competing in League 2, Edinburgh City have the biggest fans base with 6,517 supporters. However for attendance for homes games they get on average a 407 fans.

Berwick Rangers have the smallest group of fans within in this division with 515 supporters. Surprisingly Berwick Rangers have a high number for attendance for home game with almost a full attendance with every home game.

 

Capacity

 

Annan Athletic, Galabank- 2,504

Arbroath, Gayfield Park- 6,600

Berwick Rangers,  Shielfield Park- 4,099

Clyde, Broadwood Stadium- 8,086

Cowdenbeath, Central Park- 4,309

Edinburgh City, Meadowbank Stadium- 5,000

Elgin City, Borough Briggs- 4,520

Montrose,Links Park- 4,936

Stirling Albion, Forthbank Stadium- 3,808

When you look at the Capacity of these teams you see there are not a lot of difference between them. The biggest difference within this league  is between Clyde and Annan.

Broadcasting Rights

 

Sky and BT Sports are the two main broadcasters in Scotland. Both have the live rights for all of the four divisions in Scotland until the summer of 2020. The deal is reported to be worth a £15 million per season and this is meant to be shared between the 42 members clubs.

 

Also BBC Scotland has a separate deal to broadcast highlights of SPFL matches as well as provide live radio coverage. This deal reported worth to Scottish Football is worth around £1 million a year.

 

For teams in this division their main income from broadcasting deals will come from League Cup. This is due to the revamp of the competition having  a summer group stage before the knockout rounds and the fact BT have the right to 13 live games. With BT Sport paying out £150,000 per match it shows.

 

Finance

 

Due to deals being different every year prize money can fluctuate from season to season. But roughly for winning the League 2 title a team can expect to receive just over £56,970.

 

The total market value for this division is estimated to be £3.45 million.

 

Clyde have the biggest market share with £765,000 resulting in them being the richest team in the league. The team with the least market share is Forfar Athletic who are valued at £43,000.

 

Transfer Records

 

The biggest transfer to be received in this league happened in 2012/2013 season when Southampton bought midfielder Steven Davis from Rangers for about £850,000.

 

The biggest transfer being spent on a player happened in 2012/2013 season when Rangers bought winger David Templeton from Hearts for a fee I region of £842,000.

 

Players Records

 

Craig Gunn hold the recorded for scoring the most goals in League 2 with a total of 55 goals. He played for Elgin City. The player currently at the top of the scoring charts is Dougie Gair with 10 goals.