Association football is the most popular sport in Scotland. Scotland has the second oldest national Football Association in the world (behind England's FA), and the trophy for the national cup, the Scottish Cup, is the oldest sporting trophy in the world.
Scottish football club Rangers F.C. have won a world record 54 league titles.
Scotland and Scottish football clubs hold many records for football attendances;
The highest ever attendance for a UEFA competition match was in the 1969-70 European Cup semi-final at Hampden Park, Scotland's national stadium. A record 136,505 people attended that Cup semi-final played between Celtic and Leeds United The attendance of 149,415 for the Scotland vs. England match of 1937 at Hampden Park is also a European record. The attendance of 146,433 for the 1937 Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park is a European record for a club match. Rangers' record attendance of 118,567 is a British record for a league match.
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Professional football in Scotland is split into four leagues. The winners of the league move up into the league above it, and those who finish last in the league move down into the league below it. The leagues are: