Clachnacuddin F.C.

Clachnacuddin Football Club is a part-time senior professional football club from the city of Inverness who currently play in the Scottish Highland Football League.

Clachnacuddin
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Full nameClachnacuddin Football Club
Nickname(s)The Lilywhites, Clach
Founded1885
GroundGrant Street Park, Inverness; Canal Park, Inverness (Temporary Groundshare)
Capacity3,000 (154 seated)
ChairmanAlex Chisholm
ManagerJordan Macdonald
LeagueHighland League
2019–20Highland League, 15th of 17

Clachnacuddin have won the most Highland Football League championships in the competition's history: a total of 18. Their home ground is Grant Street Park in the city's Merkinch area.[1] They also have a youth system, with many teams ranging from the primary squads to the under 19s.

The club operated a reserve team in the North Caledonian Football League but withdrew for the start of the 2014–15 season.

They were founded in 1885 and are nicknamed "The Lilywhites" (due to their white strip) or "Clach". Their name is an English approximation of a Scots Gaelic name meaning "the stone of the tub", referring to a city landmark in Inverness.

As a senior team with a compliant stadium, they are entitled to enter the Scottish Cup.

StadiumEdit

Clachnacuddin have played at Grant Street Park in the Merkinch area of Inverness since the ground opened in 1886. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 3,000 spectators.

On 23 May 1988 a major fire destroyed Grant Street’s wooden grandstand with vandalism blamed.[2]

On the morning of Christmas Eve 2019, a fire broke out in the kit room due to an electrical fault in a tumble drier.[3] As a result, Clachnacuddin's home game against Formartine United was called off. Following this incident, Clach were put into a temporary groundshare with Highland RFC at Canal Park, in the Bught area of Inverness.[1]

Coordinates: 57°29′8.7″N 4°14′16.4″W / 57.485750°N 4.237889°W / 57.485750; -4.237889

First team squadEdit

As of 14 October 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SCO Dougie MacLennan
DF   SCO Michael Finnis
DF   SCO Ross MacKillop
DF   NIR Sean Webb
MF   SCO James Beeston
MF   SCO Martin Callum
MF   SCO Chiedu Ikeme
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SCO Blair Lawrie
MF   SCO John MacAskill
MF   SCO Ryan Mackintosh
MF   SCO Struan McArthur
MF   SCO Paul Smith
MF   SCO Alasdair Gillies

HonoursEdit

Highland Football League:[4]

  • Champions: 1894–95, 1896–97, 1897–98, 1900–01, 1902–03, 1903–04, 1904–05, 1905–06, 1907–08, 1911–12, 1920–21, 1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1938–39, 1947–48, 1974–75, 2003–04

Highland League Cup[4]

  • Winners: 1947–48, 1950–51, 1981–82, 2003–04, 2013–14

North of Scotland Cup:[5]

  • Winners: 1894–95, 1895–96, 1897–98, 1899–1900, 1902–03, 1903–04, 1905–06, 1906–07, 1919–20, 1920–21, 1922–23, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1964–65, 1979–80, 1992–93, 2001–02

Inverness Cup:[6]

  • Winners: 1897–98, 1900–01 1903–04, 1904–05, 1906–07, 1909–10, 1919–20, 1921–22, 1923–24, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1936–37, 1951–52, 1952–53

Scottish Qualifying Cup (North):[7][8]

  • Winners: 1934–35, 1938–39, 1947–48, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1998–99

Bells Cup:[9]

  • Winners: 1977–78

Inverness Charity Cup:[10]

  • Winners: 1896–97, 1897–98, 1903–04, 1904–05, 1920–21, 1927–28, 1932–33, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1947–48, 1948–49

Elginshire Charity Cup:[11]

  • Winners: 1896–97, 1897–98, 1899–00, 1905–06

Inverness Sports Bed Cup:[10]

  • Winners: 1937–38

Club recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Clachnacuddin: The fire-hit football club longing to return home, BBC Scotland News, 31 January 2020
  2. ^ "Fire Destroys Stand - Inverness Clachnacuddin FC". Clachnacuddin.com. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Clachnacuddin fire: 'Significant' blaze at Highland League club's stadium". 24 December 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b Scottish Highland League, Scottish Football Historical Archive, 2 January 2021
  5. ^ http://www.scottish-football-historical-archive.co.nf/senior-nopq.htm
  6. ^ http://www.scottish-football-historical-archive.co.nf/senior-c.htm
  7. ^ http://scottish-football-historical-archive.co.uk/scottish.htm
  8. ^ Scotland - List of Qualifying Cup Finals, RSSSF, 15 December 2004
  9. ^ Bells Cup, Scottish Football Historical Archive, 4 June 2020
  10. ^ a b Inverness Charity Cup, Scottish Football Historical Archive, 6 July 2020
  11. ^ Elginshire Charity Cup, Scottish Football Historical Archive, 14 July 2020

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