Eastern F.C.

Eastern Football Club was a 19th-century football club based in Glasgow, Scotland. They were one of the founder members of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and one of the sixteen teams to participate in the inaugural season of the Scottish Cup.

Full nameEastern Football Club
GroundBarrowfield Park, Glasgow
Springfield Park, Glasgow


Eastern were formed in 1873 and were one of the eight clubs that agreed to form the SFA in March that year.[1] Eastern participated in Scottish Cup tournaments between 1873–74 and 1885–86, reaching the quarter-finals on two occasions.[2]

A member of Eastern FC, James McIntyre was selected to referee the first Scottish Cup final between Queen's Park and Clydesdale on 21 March 1874.[3]

During its relatively short time, Eastern provided Scotland with some of its early international players, with John Hunter, Peter Andrews and Sandy Kennedy representing Scotland on a number of occasions.[4]

The club was dissolved in 1885.


The club played in royal blue and scarlet shirts with white shorts, before changing to navy shirts and white shorts in 1877.


The club played at Barrowfield Park during the 1870s before moving to Springfield Park in the 1880s.


  1. ^ "Brief History of the Scottish Football Association". Scottish Football Association. Archived from the original on 1 July 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  2. ^ Scottish F.A. Cup 1873–2017: The Complete Results. Cleethorpes: Soccer Books. 2017. pp. 3–44. ISBN 978-1-86223-366-9.
  3. ^ Potter, David; Jones, Phil H. (2016). The History of the Scottish Cup: The Story of Every Season 1873–2016. Worthing: Pitch Publishing. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-78531-214-4.
  4. ^ "Scotland football record with players from Glasgow Eastern". London Hearts. Retrieved 25 March 2010.