Musselburgh Athletic F.C.

Musselburgh Athletic Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of Musselburgh, East Lothian. Formed in 1934, they have played under different names including Musselburgh Bruntonians, Musselburgh Juniors and Musselburgh Fern since 1898. Nicknamed "the Burgh", they play their home games at Olivebank Stadium, in the Fisherrow area of the town. The club's strips are the blue and white colours of Musselburgh with their town's badge displayed on their chests.

Musselburgh Athletic
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Full nameMusselburgh Athletic Football Club
Nickname(s)The Burgh
Founded1934
GroundOlivebank Stadium
Market Street
Musselburgh
Capacity2,500 (200 covered)
PresidentKarl Cleghorn
ManagerKevin Milne
LeagueEast of Scotland League Premier Division
2020–21East of Scotland League Premier Division (season abandoned)
WebsiteClub website

The team currently plays in the East of Scotland League Premier Division, having moved from the SJFA East Region Premier League in 2018.[1] In 2019 the club won the South & East of Scotland Cup-Winners Shield which allowed them to take part in the Scottish Cup for the first time in 2020–21.

In seasons 2010–11 and 2014–15 they reached the final of the Scottish Junior Cup, both times narrowly losing 2–1 to Ayrshire team Auchinleck Talbot.

Current squadEdit

As of 14 November 2020[2]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SCO Paul Grant
2 DF   SCO Callum Donaldson
3 DF   SCO Jordan Orru
4 MF   SCO Jackie Myles
5 DF   SCO John McManus
6 MF   SCO Declan O'Kane
7 DF   SCO Michael Moffat
8 MF   SCO Josh Jeffries
9 MF   SCO Conor Thomson
10 FW   SCO Mathu King (captain)
11 MF   SCO Bradley Whyte
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 DF   SCO Liam Reid
14 DF   SCO Bradley Donaldson
15 DF   SCO Lewis White
16 MF   SCO Ethan Wynne
17 FW   SCO Dean Ballantyne
18 MF   SCO Liam Gregory
19 FW   SCO Darren Downie
20 FW   SCO Nathan Evans
21 GK   SCO Jack Stewart
23 DF   SCO Brian Martin
GK   SCO Ryan McGurk

HonoursEdit

Major HonoursEdit

Scottish Junior Cup

East Region Premier League

  • Winners: 2008–09, 2017–18

Other HonoursEdit

  • South & East of Scotland Cup-Winners Shield: 2019–20
  • Alex Jack Cup: 2019–20
  • East Region League Division 1 Championship: 1970–71
  • East Region League Division 2 Championship: 2000–01
  • Dalmeny Cup: 1908–09, 1911–12
  • East Lothian Cup: 1911–12
  • Simpson Shield: 1911–12, 1914–15
  • Marshall Cup: 1914–15
  • Musselburgh Cup: 1935–36
  • East of Scotland Cup: 1936–37
  • St Michael Cup: 1936–37, 1937–38, 1966–67, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Thistle Cup: 1972–73
  • Brown Cup: 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Lothian League Cup: 2005–06

GalleryEdit

 
A panoramic view of Olivebank Stadium

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (7 June 2018). "East of Scotland League vote signals exodus of 25 junior clubs". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Musselburgh Athletic squad 2020/2021 (1st team) - Musselburgh Athletic". www.musselburghathletic.co.uk. Retrieved 6 November 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 55°56′31″N 3°03′53″W / 55.941817°N 3.064826°W / 55.941817; -3.064826