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.

St Johnstone were relegated, and Scottish First Division winners Partick Thistle were promoted.

Henrik Larsson was the top scorer with 29 goals for Celtic.

Promotion and relegation from 2000–01

Promoted from First Division to Premier League

Relegated from Premier League to First Division

League table

PTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Celtic3833419418+761032002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2Rangers38251038227+55852002–03 UEFA Cup First round
3Livingston381610125047+3582002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
4Aberdeen38167155149+2552002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round
5Heart of Midlothian38146185257–548
6Dunfermline Athletic38129174164–2345
7Kilmarnock381310154454–1049
8Dundee United381210163859–2146
9Dundee38128184155–1444
10Hibernian381011175156–541
11Motherwell38117204969–2040
12St Johnstone3856272462–3821Relegated to 2002–03 First Division

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Top scorers

RankPlayerClubGoals
1Sweden Henrik LarssonCeltic29
2Wales John HartsonCeltic19
3Norway Tore André FloRangers18
4Scotland Robbie WintersAberdeen13
5Argentina Juan SaraDundee11
Georgia (country) Shota ArveladzeRangers
7Northern Ireland Stuart ElliotMotherwell10
Scotland James McFaddenMotherwell
9Scotland Garry O'ConnorHibernian9
Canada Kevin McKennaHeart of Midlothian
11Scotland Darren MackieAberdeen8
Morocco Hicham ZeroualiAberdeen

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Attendances

The average attendances for SPL clubs during the 2001–02 season are shown below:

TeamAverage
Celtic58,511
Rangers47,879
Aberdeen14,035
Heart of Midlothian12,080
Hibernian11,587
Dundee United8,007
Dundee7,958
Kilmarnock7,621
Livingston7,477
Dunfermline Athletic6,363
Motherwell5,878
St Johnstone4,580

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Monthly awards

MonthManagerPlayerYoung Player
AugustNorthern Ireland Martin O'Neill (Celtic)Trinidad and Tobago Marvin Andrews (Livingston)Scotland Stephen Hughes (Rangers)
SeptemberScotland Jim Leishman (Livingston)Bulgaria Stiliyan Petrov (Celtic)Scotland Peter MacDonald (St Johnstone)
OctoberNetherlands Dick Advocaat (Rangers)Scotland Gavin Rae (Dundee)Scotland Ian Murray (Hibernian)
NovemberScotland Jim Leishman (Livingston)Scotland Robert Douglas (Celtic)Scotland Kevin McNaughton (Aberdeen)
DecemberScotland Craig Levein (Heart of Midlothian)Jamaica Ricardo Fuller (Heart of Midlothian)Scotland Stephen Murray (Kilmarnock)
JanuaryScotland Alex Smith (Dundee United)Italy Lorenzo Amoruso (Rangers)Scotland James McFadden (Motherwell)
FebruaryScotland Alex McLeish (Rangers)Scotland Barry Ferguson (Rangers)Scotland Kevin McNaughton (Aberdeen)
MarchScotland Jimmy Calderwood (Dunfermline Athletic)Scotland Garry O'Connor (Hibernian)Scotland Stephen Crainey (Celtic)
AprilNorthern Ireland Martin O'Neill (Celtic)Wales John Hartson (Celtic)Scotland Stuart Duff (Dundee United)