Football is the national sport of Scotland which is played on an amateur or professional basis and now reached up to the highest level of popularity. Though this country is not a very big one but has remarkable record history when it comes to international competitions. Most of its cities and towns have their professional teams and football clubs.
In this world, this country has the second oldest national Football Association. Many records have been made by Scottish football clubs for football attendances. In 1872, the Scottish Football Association (SFA) was formed with the support of eight clubs. After that, not only several football clubs have been formed but also several football associations as well in this country.
Currently, there is a wide range of football clubs in membership of Scottish Premier League, Scottish Football League, Scottish Highland League, East of Scotland League, South of Scotland League, Scottish Junior Football Association, etc.
Yet many clubs are not in any of above mentioned senior leagues but qualified to play for the Scottish Cup. The most popular clubs of the Scottish Premier League include Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Ross County, St. Johnstone, and St. Mirren.
UEFA competitions have been won by three Scottish clubs. Each of the Scottish football clubs is the best source of creating a transparent, positive, and character-building football atmosphere for the incoming players and teach them not only the life lesson of responsibility but also teamwork, persistence, leadership, empathy, and commitment.
There are three divisions in Scottish Football League (SFL) that is first, second and third divisions respectively. The highest SFL division is the first division which contains ten clubs. In which SFL promoted the top club and the bottom is relegated due to which the second last club switch to an end of play-off season with the clubs of second, third, and fourth place from the second division.
The SFL’s second division includes ten clubs each year. Its top club is encouraged to the first division and the second, third, and fourth-placed clubs to switch to a play-off with the club of 9th place in the first division. The lowest division of SFL is the third one which also contains ten clubs each year. The top club of this division was promoted to the second division with no relegation of the club from the third division.
Most of the Scottish football competitions are not open for all the clubs but for some specific clubs which are eligible for that specific competition only. Currently, several professional sites can offer you not only complete information about the Scottish football cups and competitions but also provide you complete know-how about all the most popular football clubs in Scotland.
You can choose your favorite Scottish football club and can get complete information about its players and plans.