SCOTTISH LEAGUE TICKETS
SFL was linked as title sponsor for the 1985–86 season.
As the sponsor changed over the years, the league was alternately called the Fine Fare League, the B&Q League, the Bell Scottish Football League and finally the Irn-Bru Scottish Football League.
The SFL also organized two knockout cup competitions: the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Challenge Cup.
Organized football in Scotland began in 1873 with the formation of the Scottish Football Association.
Over the next 15 years or so, clubs will play friendlies, Scottish Cup matches and local cups.
The Football League, originally comprising clubs from the North West and Midlands of England, was formed in 1888.
This was in response to the professionalization of football in England in 1885, with regular league matches replacing the haphazard organization of friendlies.
Many Scottish players, known as Scottish Professors, moved to English league clubs to earn relatively high salaries.
This prompted Scottish clubs to consider creating their own league.
In March 1890, Renton's secretary wrote to thirteen other clubs inviting them to discuss organizing a league.
All clubs accepted the invitation except Queen's Park and Clyde.
Amateur club Queen's Park, which was the oldest organized club in Scotland and played a key role in the development of football, was against the league because it would lead to professionalism and eliminate many smaller clubs.
These concerns turned out to be well founded, as six of the founding members would leave the league before 1900.
The Scottish Football League was opened on April 30, 1890.
The first season of the competition, 1890–91, began with 11 clubs participating as St Bernard's were not elected.
The original eleven clubs included Abercorn, Cambuslang, Celtic, Coulers, Dumbarton, Heart of Midlothian, Rangers, Renton, St Mirren, Third Lanark.
Renton was expelled after five games of the 1890–91 season for a game against St. Bernard's, found guilty of concealed professionalism.
Renton brought a case against the SFA in the Court of Session and won, which meant that their membership of the SFA and SFL was reinstated.