Scottish Football In 2017 In Numbers

Celtic’s domination of Scottish football has been the big talking in Scotland 2017
Here, we take a closer look at some of the other key numbers and talking points in Scottish football this year.

3 – clubs who fell victim to online fraudsters. Hamilton, Hearts and Annan each loss substantial amounts of money in online fraud scams, with Accies believed to have lost in excess of £900,000.
4 – ‘home’ games played by Hearts at BT Murrayfield this season, after building work on the new Tynecastle stand was delayed before it was finally opened controversially against Partick Thistle in November despite queries over safety.

7 – the number of managers to lose their jobs, while Lee Clark was appointed by Bury to make it eight managerial changes in the year. Mark Warburton, Mark McGhee, Paul Hartley, Ian Cathro, Jim McIntyre, Lee McCulloch and Pedro Caixinha were all either sacked or resigned during 2017.

8 – Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge at Celtic Park ended with a domestic treble, with his players clinching the league title at the start of April, with a massive eight games left. It was their sixth straight title and 48th in total.
15 – the number of games in charge of Rangers – over two spells – on a temporary basis for Graeme Murty. He was finally appointed on a short-term contract in December after a drawn-out process following the departure of Caixinha.

69 – it technically started in 2016, but Celtic’s mammoth unbeaten run in the domestic game finally came to an end at Tynecastle in December after a record 69 matches.