Glasgow University F.C.

Glasgow University Football Club are a Scottish football team that represents the University of Glasgow. Having played previously in the Caledonian Amateur Football League, from the 2020–21 season, their first team will play in the newly formed West of Scotland Football League.[1]

Glasgow University
Full nameGlasgow University Football Club
Founded1877
GroundExcelsior Stadium, Airdrie
Capacity10,101 (all seated)
ChairmanDonnie Ferguson
ManagerPhil Storrier
LeagueWest of Scotland League Conference A
2020–21West of Scotland League Conference A (season abandoned)

They are based at the Garscube Sports Complex in Glasgow,[2] The first team play out of Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, which they share with Airdrieonians.

They can participate in the Scottish Cup, as they are members of the Scottish Football Association. They lost in the first round to Brechin City in 2004–05,[3] Buckie Thistle in 2007–08.[3] and Vale of Leithen in 2008–09. Their participation in the 2004–05 competition was their first since 1995,[4] when they lost 1–0 to Spartans in the first round. They also qualified for the 1975–76 competition, losing to Albion Rovers in a second round replay.[5] Previously, on 28 January 1960, Glasgow University were routed 15–0 by Cup-holders St Mirren at their Love Street ground in a first-round tie, American-born striker Gerry Baker scoring ten of the goals.

The 2010–11 competition saw Glasgow University qualify for the Scottish Cup second round for the first time since their 1975–76 defeat to Albion Rovers, after a 1–0 victory at Garscube Sports Complex against Burntisland Shipyard. In season 2015–16, Glasgow University were drawn away to Lowland League side Cumbernauld Colts in the first round of the competition, with Cumbernauld Colts winning 3–0 in front of a healthy crowd at Broadwood Stadium. In the 2016–17 competition, Glasgow University lost 8–2 to Junior champions Bonnyrigg Rose in a home tie staged at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.

University player William Beveridge made three international appearances for Scotland from 1879 to 1880.[6]

In addition to its main teams which are for current students of the university, there is also a club for graduates, Westerlands AFC, (founded in 1967 named after the institution's former sports grounds in Anniesland), who also play at Garscube and compete in the Caledonian AFL along with the Glasgow students' team.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pirie, Mark (15 April 2020). ""Lanarkshire juniors exodus confirmed as ALL clubs revealed as part of West of Scotland League". Daily Record. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ Glasgow University midfielder Chris O'Day dreaming of Celtic tie, Daily Record, 27 September 2008.
  3. ^ a b [1], Scottish Football Association.
  4. ^ Campbell to study cup opponents, The Scotsman, 20 October 2004.
  5. ^ University side make progress by degrees, The Times, 20 November 2004.
  6. ^ "William Beveridge". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  7. ^ Teams, Westerlands Amateur Football Club (Pitchero)

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