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Scottish Championship
Scottish Championship.svg
Country Scotland Scotland
Confederation UEFA
Founded 2013
Number of teams 10
Promotion to Scottish Premiership
Relegation to Scottish League One
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Cup
Current champions Dundee United (2019–20)
TV Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Alba
Website Official website
Football current event 2020–21

The Scottish Championship, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ladbrokes Championship, is the second tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, the league competition for men's professional football clubs in Scotland. The Scottish Championship was established in July 2013, after the Scottish Professional Football League was formed by a merger of the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League.

Format

Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then goal difference, and then goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned league champion. If points are equal, the goal difference determines the winner. If this still does not result in a winner, the tied teams must take part in a playoff game at a neutral venue to determine the final placings.

Promotion and relegation

The champions are directly promoted to the Scottish Premiership, swapping places with the bottom club of the Premiership. The clubs finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th then enter the two-legged Premiership play-off. The 3rd-placed club plays the 4th-placed club, with the winner then playing the 2nd-placed club. The winner of that tie then plays against the 11th-placed Premiership club. If the Championship play-off winner prevails, the club is promoted, with the Premiership club being relegated, otherwise the Premiership club can retain its position in Premiership with the promotion failure of the Championship club.

The Championship play-off system is consistent to its Premiership counterpart, in which the bottom club of Championship is automatically relegated and the 9th-placed club undergoes a play-off with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed clubs from League One.

Personnel and kits (2018–19)

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alloa Athletic Flag of Republic Ireland Goodwin, JimJim Goodwin Scotland Graham, AndyAndy Graham Pendle The Energy Check
Ayr United Scotland McCall, IanIan McCall Scotland Docherty, RossRoss Docherty Adidas Bitcoin BCH
Dundee United Flag of Hungary Csaba László Scotland Scobbie, TamTam Scobbie Nike Utilita
Dunfermline Athletic Scotland Johnston, AllanAllan Johnston Flag of Republic Ireland Morris, CallumCallum Morris Joma SRJ Windows
Falkirk Scotland Hartley, PaulPaul Hartley Scotland Muirhead, AaronAaron Muirhead Puma Central Demolition
Greenock Morton Vacant TBC Vision Outsourcing Millions
Inverness CT Scotland Robertson, JohnJohn Robertson England Warren, GaryGary Warren Erreà McEwan Fraser Legal
Partick Thistle Scotland Archibald, AlanAlan Archibald Flag of Ghana Osman, AbdulAbdul Osman Joma Just Employment Law
Queen of the South Scotland Naysmith, GaryGary Naysmith TBC Macron J.B. Houston
Ross County Scotland Steven Ferguson and Scotland Kettlewell, StuartStuart Kettlewell England Davies, AndrewAndrew Davies Macron McEwan Fraser Legal

Stadiums

See also Scottish stadiums
Brechin City Dumbarton Dundee United Dunfermline Athletic Falkirk
Glebe Park Dumbarton Football Stadium Tannadice Park East End Park Falkirk Stadium
Capacity: 4,083 Capacity: 2,020 Capacity: 14,223 Capacity: 11,480 Capacity: 7,937
Glebe Park. - geograph.org.uk - 43596 Strathclyde Homes Stadium - Home Of Dumbarton FC - geograph.org.uk - 2586794 East Stand Tannadice East End Park from Norrie McCathie stand Falkirk Stadium - geograph.org.uk - 397119
Greenock Morton Inverness Livingston Queen of the South St Mirren
Cappielow Park Caledonian Stadium Almondvale Stadium Palmerston Park Paisley 2021 Stadium
Capacity: 11,589 Capacity: 7,512 Capacity: 8,716 Capacity: 8,690 Capacity: 8,023
Cappielow Caledonian Stadium Almondvale Stadium Palmerston Park main stand StMirren(2)

External links

Scottish Championship 2020-21

Alloa Athletic · Arbroath · Ayr United · Dundee · Dunfermline Athletic · Greenock Morton · Heart of Midlothian · Inverness Caledonian Thistle · Partick Thistle · Queen of the South

Second division football seasons in Scotland
Division Two

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Scottish Championship

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