Scottish Premiership Table

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Scottish Premiership


Domestic Competition

The club that finishes at the top of the table after all clubs have played all their matches are crowned Scottish Premiership Champions.

The Scottish Premiership operates using a "split" format. Prior to the final five matches of the season, the table is split into the top six and bottom six clubs. Once the split occurs, a club cannot move between splits, meaning a club in the bottom six may finish with more points than a club in the top six.

A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Scottish Premiership and Scottish Championship:

  • The bottom placed Premiership club is relegated, and swaps places with the winner of the Scottish Championship.
  • The second-from-bottom placed Premiership club plays the Championship play-off winners, with the winner earning a spot in the Premiership the following season, and the loser playing in the Championship.
Scottish Premiership Champion
Relegation playoff
Relegated to the Championship

European Competition

UEFA coefficients are used to determine the number of clubs that qualify for the three major European Competitions: Champions League, Europa League and the Europa Conference League.

Scotland ranks eight for the 2021-22 season, granting the country two sides in the Champions League, one side in the Europa League, and two sides in the Europa Conference League.

  • Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    • Position 1
  • Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    • Position 2
  • Europa League (Third qualifying round)
    • Scottish Cup winner
  • Europa Conference League
    • Positions 3, 4

Clinched Champions League
Still alive for Champions League
Clinched Europa League
Still alive for Europa League
Clinched Europa Conference League
Still alive for Europa Conference League
Eliminated from Europe

Tie for any position

  1. Goal differential
  2. Goals scored
  3. A one game playoff if needed for a championship, relegation, or qualification to other competitions. Otherwise, the two teams are deemed tied for the same position.

Tiebreaking prodecures from

Updated: May 31, 2022 2:59am ET