Scottish Premiership Team of the Season 2022/2023

The Scottish Premiership season has come to an end, with Celtic successfully defending their title and Dundee United suffering relegation in what proved to be another thrilling campaign in the top flight. The dominance of the Old Firm is evident in the 2022/23 Team of the Season, with 10 players from Glasgow’s two famous clubs making the best XI. Aberdeen also made an impression under the guidance of manager Barry Robson, securing a third-place finish and European football. Let’s take a closer look at the standout performers who made the best-rated XI for the 2022/23 season.

Goalkeeper: Kelle Roos (Aberdeen) – 6.84 rating

Aberdeen’s Kelle Roos emerged as the only non-Celtic or Rangers player in the Team of the Season, earning a rating of 6.84. Roos kept the most clean sheets after Joe Hart, tallying an impressive 71.4% save success rate, which was the best in the league.

Right-back: James Tavernier (Rangers) – 7.64 rating

James Tavernier, the captain of Rangers, once again proved his worth and claimed the title of the Scottish Premiership Player of the Season with a rating of 7.64. He led the league in key passes with 107, resulting in nine assists. Tavernier’s attacking prowess combined with his defensive contributions made him a standout performer.

Centre-back: Carl Starfelt (Celtic) – 7.21 rating

Carl Starfelt, the Swedish center-back, was the first of five Celtic representatives in the Team of the Season, earning a rating of 7.21. Starfelt showcased his passing ability with a success rate of 91.5% and averaged the highest number of passes per game (92.7) among all players in the team.

Centre-back: Connor Goldson (Rangers) – 7.14 rating

Connor Goldson partnered with Starfelt in central defense, impressing with his ball distribution. Goldson averaged 77.8 passes per game, ranking fourth in the league, with an accuracy of 89.2%. He also contributed to the team’s attacking threat with accurate long balls, earning a rating of 7.14.

Left-back: Borna Barisic (Rangers) – 7.29 rating

Completing the defensive lineup is Rangers left-back Borna Barisic, who registered nine assists, ranking joint-fourth in the league. Barisic’s contributions included creating big chances (12) and key passes (68), earning him a rating of 7.29.

Central midfield: Matt O’Riley (Celtic) – 7.20 rating

Matt O’Riley emerged as the second Celtic player in the Team of the Season, showcasing his creativity in midfield. With the second-most key passes (81) and the highest number of assists (12) in the league, O’Riley played a crucial role in Celtic’s success, earning a rating of 7.20.

Central midfield: Reo Hatate (Celtic) – 7.14 rating

Reo Hatate, the Japanese star, anchored the midfield for Celtic, contributing to 14 league goals with eight assists. His solid defensive work included a tackle success rate of 74.5%, earning him a rating of 7.14.

Central midfield: Malik Tillman (Rangers) – 7.29 rating

On-loan midfielder Malik Tillman showcased his potential during his spell at Rangers, scoring 10 goals and providing four assists.