21 February 2009

The Falkirk Connection

Founded: 1876
Grounds: Hope Street; Randyford Park; Blinkbonny Park; 1885, Brockville; 2003, Ochilview Park (groundshare with Stenhousemuir); 2004, Falkirk Stadium (Westfield).

League History:
Joined Scottish League 1902. Second Division (II) 1902/03-1904/05; First Division (I) 1905/06-1934/35; Second Division (II) 1935/36; First Division (I) 1936/37-1938/39; A Division (I) 1946/47-1950/51; B Division (II) 1951/52; A Division (I) 1952/53-1955/56; First Division (I) 1956/57-1958/59; Second Division (II) 1959/60-1960/61; First Division (I) 1961/62-1968/69; Second Division (II) 1969/70; First Division (I) 1970/71-1973/74; Second Division (II) 1974/75; Division One (II) 1976/77-1977/78; Division Two (III) 1978/79-1979/80; Division One (II) 1980/81-1985/86; Premier Division (I) 1986/87-1987/88; Division One (II) 1988/89-1990/91; Premier Division (I) 1991/92-1992/93; Division One (II) 1993/94; Premier Division (I) 1994/95-1995/96; Division One (II) 1996/97-2004/05; SPL (I) 2005/06-2009/10; Division One (II) 2010/11-2011/12; Championship (II) 2012/13-date.

Club Honours:
Scottish Cup Winners (2) 1912/13, 1956/57, Runners-Up 1996/97, 2008/09, 2014/15.
Scottish Challenge Cup Winners (4) 1993/94, 1997/98, 2004/05, 2011/12.
Scottish League Runners-Up (2) 1907/08, 1909/10.
Scottish League Division One Champions (II) (4) 1990/91, 1993/94, 2002/03 (not promoted due to ground issues), 2004/05.
Scottish League Second Division Champions (II) (3) 1935/36, 1969/70, 1974/75 (not promoted due to league re-structure).
Scottish League Division Two Champions (III) (1) 1974/75.

European Record:
UEFA Europa League entrants (1) 2009/10.

Players Capped by the Irish FA while at Falkirk:
.............. Falkirk... League .....Caps
Player........ Career** . App/Gls at FFC Total
Gallagher P. .1926-1931 . 131/23 .. 1 .. (11)
Gowdy J. .... 1920-1927*. 114/10 .. 4 ... (6)
McKinney V. . 1964-1966 .. 62/ 8 .. 1 ... (1)
Moore W. .... 1920-1923 . 117/ 5 .. 1 ... (1)
Wilson S. ... 1963-1964 .. 60/28 .. 6 .. (12)
Holden D. ... 2006-2009 .. 48/ 2 .. 0 ....(0) NI Select (2007)
Lowry T. .... 1959-1963 .. 81/ 0 ...0.....(0) 1 B Cap (1960)
McCaffrey D.. 2008-2009 ... 2/ 0 ...0.....(0) 8 U21 Caps (2006-08)
* Two spells
** 1926-1931 equates to 1926/27-1931/32

Players capped by the Irish FA before or after playing for Falkirk:
Convery J. .. 2001 loan ... 3/ 0 ............ 4 U21 Caps (2000)
Cowan T. .... 1925 ....... 12/ 0 .. 0 ... (1)
Flynn J. .... 2012-date ...................,. U21
Mannus A. ....2009 trial .. 0/ 0 .. 0 .. (still active)
Martin C. ... 1929 ....... ??/?? .. 0 ... (1) (also FAI)
McGovern M. ..2011-date
McKnight A. . 1991 trial .. 0/ 0 .. 0 .. (10)
McLean B. ... 2009-2010 ...67/ 3 ...... (1)
Weir N. ..... 1929-1931 ... 7/ 0 .. 0 ... (1) (also FAI)

Willie Cunningham was Falkirk manager from 1968-1972.
Scott Gibb has won youth caps while with Falkirk and was a member of the 2007 Milk Cup squad.


Links:
Official Site
One F In Falkirk
Bairns Mad
Falkirk Historian

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