Friday 24th November 2017

Melbourne City v Perth Glory Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Liverpool U18 v Sunderland U18 U18 Premier League 19:00 LFCTV
Hannover 96 v VFB Stuttgart Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3
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
Tenerife v Rayo Vallecano La Liga 2 20:00 FreeSports

Saturday 25th November 2017

Wellington Phoenix v Central Coast Mariners Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 2
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Chester v Dagenham & Redbridge National League 12:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Barnsley v Leeds United Championship 12:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Liverpool v Chelsea Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Sheffield United v Birmingham City Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayern Munich Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 2
FC Groningen v Feyenoord Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Cagliari v Inter Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 2

Sunday 26th November 2017

Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 2
Ajax v Roda JC Eredivisie 11:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Southampton v Everton Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Excelsior v PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Genk v Standard Liege Belgian Jupiler League 13:30 FreeSports
AC Milan v Torino Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 3
Genoa v Roma Serie A 14:00 BT Sport Extra 1
Hamburg v Hoffenheim Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport ESPN
Motherwell v Celtic Betfred Cup Final 15:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Huddersfield Town v Man City Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Marseille v Guingamp Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport Extra 2
Glasgow City v Hibernian Ladies Women's Scottish Cup Final 16:10 BBC ALBA
FC Cologne v Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport ESPN
Lazio v Fiorentina Serie A 17:00 BT Sport 3
Juventus v Crotone Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Monaco v PSG Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 1

Monday 27th November 2017

Fortuna Dusseldorf v Dynamo Dresden Bundesliga 2 19:30 BT Sport 3
QPR v Brentford Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Atalanta v Benevento Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Liverpool U23 v Sparta Prague U23 Premier League International Cup 19:00 LFCTV
England Women v Kazakhstan Women FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Qualifier 19:05 BBC Two
Watford v Man Utd Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Bordeaux v St Etienne Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Nantes v Monaco Ligue 1 18:00 BT Sport 3
Rangers v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Everton v West Ham Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
PSG v Troyes Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3

Thursday 30th November 2017

Toronto FC v Columbus Crew MLS Conference Final 2nd Leg 00:30 Sky Sports Football

Friday 1st December 2017

Seattle Sounders v Houston Dynamo MLS Conference Final 2nd Leg 03:30 Sky Sports Football
Adelaide United v Sydney FC Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Roma v SPAL Serie A 17:30 BT Sport 2
SC Freiburg v Hamburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3
Leeds United v Aston Villa Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Dijon FCO v Bordeaux Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport ESPN
Napoli v Juventus Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 2
AFC Fylde v Wigan Athletic FA Cup Second Round 19:55 BBC Two

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 2
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Chelsea v Newcastle United Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Hertha Berlin v Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 2
Wolfsburg v Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 2
Bristol City v Middlesbrough Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Arsenal v Man Utd Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
FC Twente v Ajax Eredivisie 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Schalke 04 v FC Cologne Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 3
Feyenoord v Vitesse Arnhem Eredivisie 19:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Torino v Atalanta Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 3
Benevento v AC Milan Serie A 11:30 BT Sport 2
Aberdeen v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
AFC Bournemouth v Southampton Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
PSV Eindhoven v Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Inter Milan v Chievo Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 3
Man City v West Ham Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Caen v Lyon Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport 3
TBC NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup Final 17:00 BT Sport ESPN
Sampdoria v Lazio Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1
Montpellier v Marseille Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 2

Monday 4th December 2017

Crotone v Udinese Serie A 18:00 BT Sport 3
Birmingham City v Wolves Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Verona v Genoa Serie A 20:00 BT Sport 3

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Chelsea U19 v Atletico Madrid U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 13:05 BT Sport 3
Bayern Munich U19 v PSG U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 17:00 BT Sport 3
Benfica v FC Basel UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Man Utd v CSKA Moscow UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Bayern Munich v PSG UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Celtic v Anderlecht UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Roma v FK Qarabag UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Barcelona v Sporting CP UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Olympiakos v Juventus UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Feyenoord U19 v Napoli U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 14:00 BT Sport 3
Real Madrid U19 v Borussia Dortmund U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 17:00 BT Sport 3
Maribor v Sevilla UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Liverpool v Spartak Moscow UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Feyenoord v Napoli UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Shakhtar Donetsk v Man City UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
RB Leipzig v Besiktas UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
FC Porto v Monaco UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Tottenham Hotspur v APOEL UEFA Champions League Group Stage 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 7th December 2017

Apollon Limassol v Everton UEFA Europa League Group Stage 18:00 BT Sport TBC
Arsenal v BATE Borisov UEFA Europa League Group Stage 20:05 BT Sport TBC

Friday 8th December 2017

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 1
VFB Stuttgart v Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 2
Dundee v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1
Sheffield United v Bristol City Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Bordeaux v Strasbourg Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport 3
TBC NCAA Championship Men's College Cup Semi-Final 23:00 BT Sport ESPN

Saturday 9th December 2017

TBC NCAA Championship Men's College Cup Semi-Final 01:45 BT Sport ESPN
Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 1
Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 1
Man Utd U18 v Liverpool U18 U18 Premier League 11:00 LFCTV - MUTV
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets Hyundai A-League 11:00 BT Sport 2
West Ham v Chelsea Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Macclesfield Town v Wrexham National League 12:30 BT Sport 1
Bala Town v The New Saints Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Newcastle United v Leicester City Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
AZ Alkmaar v Heracles Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Juventus v Inter Milan Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3

Sunday 10th December 2017

Melbourne City v Central Coast Mariners Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 3
Chievo v Roma Serie A 11:30 BT Sport ESPN
Southampton v Arsenal Premier League 12:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Hibernian v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
FC Utrecht v Feyenoord Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Napoli v Fiorentina Serie A 14:00 BT Sport 1
Liverpool v Everton Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Ajax v PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 15:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Nantes v Nice Ligue 1 16:00 BT Sport 1
Airdrieonians v Raith Rovers Scottish League One 16:10 BBC ALBA
Man Utd v Man City Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
FC Augsburg v Hertha Berlin Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 3
Chelsea Ladies v Man City Women FA Women's Super League 18:30 BT Sport 1
TBC NCAA Championship Men's College Cup Final 19:00 BT Sport ESPN
AC Milan v Bologna Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 3
Marseille v St Etienne Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 2

Monday 11th December 2017

Genoa v Atalanta Serie A 18:00 BT Sport 3
Reading v Cardiff City Championship 20:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Lazio v Torino Serie A 20:00 BT Sport 3

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 2
TBC Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport ESPN
TBC Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 2
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
TBC Coupe de la Ligue Last-16 20:00 BT Sport 3

Wednesday 13th December 2017

FC Groningen v PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Hoffenheim v VFB Stuttgart Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 3
TBC Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3
Hibernian v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Feyenoord v SC Heerenveen Eredivisie 19:45 Sky Sports Red Button
West Ham v Arsenal Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
TBC Coupe de la Ligue Last-16 20:00 BT Sport ESPN

Thursday 14th December 2017

Ajax v Excelsior Eredivisie 19:45 Sky Sports Red Button

Friday 15th December 2017

Sydney FC v Melbourne City Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Borussia Monchengladbach v Hamburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football
TBC Ligue 1 19:45 BT Sport 3

Saturday 16th December 2017

Aberdeen v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Leicester City v Crystal Palace Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Cefn Druids v Bangor City Welsh Premier League 17:15 S4C
Man City v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Cardiff City v Hull City Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
PSV Eindhoven v ADO Den Haag Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button

Sunday 17th December 2017

Sparta Rotterdam v Feyenoord Eredivisie 11:30 Sky Sports Red Button
Hearts v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
AZ Alkmaar v Ajax Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Red Button
West Brom v Man Utd Premier League 14:15 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool Premier League 16:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 18th December 2017

Everton v Swansea City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Leicester City v Man City Carabao Cup Quarter-Final 19:45 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Bristol City v Man Utd Carabao Cup Quarter-Final 20:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event

Friday 22nd December 2017

Arsenal v Liverpool Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 23rd December 2017

Real Madrid v Barcelona La Liga 12:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Kilmarnock v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Everton v Chelsea Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Aston Villa v Sheffield United Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
PSV Eindhoven v Vitesse Arnhem Eredivisie 18:45 Sky Sports Red Button
Leicester City v Man Utd Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Sunday 24th December 2017

Ajax v Willem II Eredivisie 13:30 Sky Sports Football
Feyenoord v Roda JC Eredivisie 15:45 Sky Sports Football

Tuesday 26th December 2017

Dundee v Celtic Scottish Premiership 12:30 BT Sport 1
Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Burton Albion v Leeds United Championship 15:00 Sky Sports Football
Liverpool v Swansea City Premier League 17:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Brentford v Aston Villa Championship 19:30 Sky Sports Football

Wednesday 27th December 2017

Hearts v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football
Newcastle United v Man City Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Thursday 28th December 2017

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 29th December 2017

St Mirren v Dundee United Scottish Championship 19:45 BT Sport 1
Cardiff City v Preston North End Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 30th December 2017

Celtic v Rangers Scottish Premiership 12:00 Sky Sports Football - Sky Sports Main Event
Man Utd v Southampton Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Bristol City v Wolves Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 31st December 2017

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

Monday 1st January 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion v AFC Bournemouth Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leeds United v Nottingham Forest Championship 15:00 Sky Sports Football
Everton v Man Utd Premier League 17:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Morton v St Mirren Scottish Championship 15:00 BBC ALBA
Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Arsenal v Chelsea Premier League 19:45 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Friday 12th January 2018

Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday Championship 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Saturday 13th January 2018

Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa Championship 17:30 Sky Sports Football
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 14th January 2018

AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal Premier League 13:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Liverpool v Man City Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 15th January 2018

Man Utd v Stoke City Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Saturday 20th January 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Man City v Newcastle United Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Sunday 21st January 2018

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 16:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Monday 22nd January 2018

Swansea City v Liverpool Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool Premier League 20:00 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Tottenham Hotspur v Man Utd 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.