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The Scottish Football League First Division was the second tier in the
Scottish football league systemThe Scottish football league system is a series of generally connected league system, leagues for Scottish football clubs. In senior football in Scotland there is one national league, the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), which has four ...
between 1975 and 2013.


History

The First Division was introduced in 1975–76 to replace the old Scottish Football League Division Two, as the top flight of the
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was renamed from Division One to Premier Division. In 1998, the Premier Division clubs broke away from the Scottish Football League to form the
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. The First Division remained the second tier of the Scottish league system, but was now the top tier of the Scottish Football League. In July 2013, the Scottish Football League and Scottish Premier League merged to form the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). The SPFL named its second tier as the
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, which effectively replaced the First Division.


Competition

From 1994 until 2013, the First Division consisted of ten teams. From 1998, only the winner of the First Division was promoted to the
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and the second bottom club went into an end of season play-off with the second, third and fourth placed clubs in the Second Division. The ten teams in the First Division played each other four times with three points for a victory and one point each for a drawn game.


Winners of the First Division


See also

* Sports league attendances *
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References


External links


SFL First Division Official SiteScottish Football League First Division clubs' locations
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1975 establishments in Scotland 2013 disestablishments in Scotland