The 2001–02 Scottish Premier League was won by Celtic.
As league champions, Celtic qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Runners-up Rangers and third-placed Livingston (in the Scottish top flight for the first time) qualified for the UEFA Cup, as did fourth-placed Aberdeen, who took the final UEFA Cup place due to Rangers beating Celtic in the Scottish Cup final.
Henrik Larsson was the top scorer with 29 goals for Celtic.
Promotion and relegation from 2000–01
|P||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Celtic||38||33||4||1||94||18||+76||103||2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|2||Rangers||38||25||10||3||82||27||+55||85||2002–03 UEFA Cup First round|
|3||Livingston||38||16||10||12||50||47||+3||58||2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round|
|4||Aberdeen||38||16||7||15||51||49||+2||55||2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round|
|5||Heart of Midlothian||38||14||6||18||52||57||–5||48|
|12||St Johnstone||38||5||6||27||24||62||–38||21||Relegated to 2002–03 First Division|
The average attendances for SPL clubs during the 2001–02 season are shown below:
|Heart of Midlothian||12,080|
|August||Martin O'Neill (Celtic)||Marvin Andrews (Livingston)||Stephen Hughes (Rangers)|
|September||Jim Leishman (Livingston)||Stiliyan Petrov (Celtic)||Peter MacDonald (St Johnstone)|
|October||Dick Advocaat (Rangers)||Gavin Rae (Dundee)||Ian Murray (Hibernian)|
|November||Jim Leishman (Livingston)||Robert Douglas (Celtic)||Kevin McNaughton (Aberdeen)|
|December||Craig Levein (Heart of Midlothian)||Ricardo Fuller (Heart of Midlothian)||Stephen Murray (Kilmarnock)|
|January||Alex Smith (Dundee United)||Lorenzo Amoruso (Rangers)||James McFadden (Motherwell)|
|February||Alex McLeish (Rangers)||Barry Ferguson (Rangers)||Kevin McNaughton (Aberdeen)|
|March||Jimmy Calderwood (Dunfermline Athletic)||Garry O'Connor (Hibernian)||Stephen Crainey (Celtic)|
|April||Martin O'Neill (Celtic)||John Hartson (Celtic)||Stuart Duff (Dundee United)|