28 December 2009

Northern Ireland Players in the SPL (1998/99-2012/13)

The Scottish Football League Premier Division evolved into the Scottish Premier League (SPL) in 1998 following a similar model to the English Premier League, with the aim of allowing member clubs to take more control over TV rights and other revenue streams. It ran under the sponsored titles of the Bank of Scotland Premier League until 2007, then the Clydesdale Bank Premier League until 2013. The SPL was replaced by the Scottish Professional Football League Premiership when the two Scottish league re-amalgamated. As throughout the history of Scottish football, the SPL has been dominated by the Old Firm, Celtic and Rangers sharing all the titles between them.

The following Northern Ireland Full, B, Under-21 and representative players have featured in the SPL between the inaugural 1998/99 season and the final season in 2012/13.



Records:
Most appearances: Stephen Craigan (Motherwell & Partick Thistle) 342
Most goals: Andy Kirk (Hearts & Dunfermline) 42
Most titles: Neil Lennon (Celtic) 


Northern Ireland's SPL Managers:
Danny Lennon (St Mirren)
Neil Lennon (Celtic) 2 titles
Steve Lomas (St Johnstone)
Martin O'Neill (Celtic) 3 titles 
Kenny Shiels (Kilmarnock)

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