The Rules of the Scottish Professional Football League - SPFL

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The Rules of the Scottish Professional Football League Contents

Rule Number

Page No.

Section A: General A1

Name

8

A2

Alterations to Rules

8

A3

Severability

8

A4-A18

Definitions and Interpretation

8-18

A19

Board and Chief Executive

18

A20

General Meetings

18-19

A21-A22

Designation of Rules by Numbering and Lettering

19

Section B: Membership of the League B1-B3

Relationship between Clubs and the League

20

B4-B6

Agreement on Compliance with Applicable Rules, Statutes and Regulations

20-21

B7

Commitment to National Teams

21

B8-B9

Scottish Cup and League Cup Competitions

21

B10-B12

Other Football Competitions

21

Section C: The League and other Competitions C1-C7

Membership of the Company, Divisional Membership, Promotion and Relegation

22

C8-C12.4

League Ranking at the End of a Season

22-24

1

C13

Season 2013/2014

24

C14-C18

Division One

24-25

C19-C21

Promotion and Relegation as between Divisions Two, Three and Four

25

C22-C28

Division One/Division Two Play-Off Competition

25-27

C29-C32

Division Two/Division Three and Division Three/Division Four Play-Off Competitions

27-29

C33

Pyramid Play-Off Competition

29

C34

Allocation of Points in League Matches

29

C35-C37

Determination of League etc. Position in Case of Equality of Points

29-30

C38-C41

Champion Clubs

30-31

C42-C43

Football and Competition Rules

31

C44-C45

League Cup Competition

31-32

C46-C48

Under 20 League

32

C49-C50

Other Competitions

32

C51-C52

UEFA Competitions

32

C53

Club Ceasing to Operate, Participate in and/or be a Member of the League

32-33

D1-D8

Membership Criteria

34-35

D9

Employee Contracts

36

D10-D11

Inducement to Breach Contracts

36

Section D: Clubs

Section E: Club Financial Arrangements E1-E16.3

Insolvency

37-39 2

E17-E19

Default in Player and Football Manager/Coaching Staff Remuneration

40

E20-E29

HMRC Obligations and Reporting

40-42

E30

Inspection of Financial Records

42

F1-F2

Registration and Eligibility

43

F3-F22.6

Compensation

43-46

F23-F35

Development Contribution

46-49

Section F: Players

Section G: Fixtures and Match Officials G1-G6

Fixtures

50

G7

Postponement and International Selection

50

G8

Match Officials

50

G9-G11

Kick-Off Times

50-51

G12

Half-Time Interval

51

G13

Duration of Matches

51

G14

Teams for League Matches and Play-Off Match