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Strathclyde F.C.

Strathclyde
Full name Strathclyde Football Club
Nickname(s) Strathies
Founded 1894
Dissolved 1965
Ground Springfield Park
Glasgow
League Glasgow Junior League
1895–1927
Scottish Intermediate League
1927–31
Central Junior League
1931–65

Strathclyde Football Club was a Scottish football club based in Glasgow, who played in Scottish Junior Football Association competitions from 1894 until they went out of business in 1965. They won the Scottish Junior Cup on three occasions.

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HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1894 by followers of former Scottish Football League club Thistle in the Dalmarnock district of Glasgow.[1] They spent their early years playing at Beechwood Park[2] located off Strathclyde Street,[1] hence the name choice for the team (the ground is not to be confused with the stadium of that name which was home to Leith Athletic F.C. in the same era). In 1919 the club eventually moved to Springfield Park[3] situated towards Parkhead, becoming near-neighbours of Celtic as well as fellow strong Junior clubs Bridgeton Waverley and Parkhead F.C., neither of which survived into the late 20th century.[1][4][5]

Strathclyde won the Scottish Junior Cup for the first time in 1896–97 and went on to win twice more in 1906–07 and 1925–26. They went out of business in 1965.

Springfield Park was later taken over by Celtic but never developed, and the site of the ground became part of the Athletes' Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Former playersEdit

See: Category:Strathclyde F.C. players

Former players of the club include Archie Baird and Willie Waddell, who both went on to be capped at full international level for Scotland.[6]

HonoursEdit

  • Scottish Junior Cup winners: 1896–97, 1906–07, 1925–26
  • Glasgow Junior League winners: 1896–97, 1922–23
  • Glasgow Junior League Cup winners: 1921–22, 1922–23
  • Central League Cup winners: 1940–41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Junior Football". Parkhead History. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Scotland Football Club Directory 1829-2009". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sporting venues around Parkhead". Parkhead History. Retrieved 3 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "View around Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow, facing south-east, 1952 (showing three grounds: Parkhead left centre, Waverley mid centre, Strathclyde bottom centre)". RCAHMS - Britain from Above. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "View around Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow, facing east, 1952 (showing three grounds: Parkhead upper centre, Waverley mid right, Strathclyde bottom left)". RCAHMS - Britain from Above. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Webster, Jack (7 October 1989). "First reunion of the 1938 stalwarts". The Herald (Glasgow). Google News Archive. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

Coordinates: 55°50′48″N 4°12′07″W / 55.846621°N 4.201832°W / 55.846621; -4.201832

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