Our History

1928 - 2018

Edinburgh City Football Club ltd

 

First Year In League 2 Secured in 7th Place with 43 Points

 

Edinburgh is Black and White

Edinburgh City Football Club, was founded in 1928. The club aimed to become the Edinburgh

equivalent of the Glasgow club Queen's Park,

 

The Edinburgh City FC decided that they wanted to have a social club as part of and to support thier

Team so Edinburgh City Football Club was incorporated in Scotland on 5th September 1932 and the

Social Club part was born.

 

The football team ceased activity completely in 1955, when the local council refused to renew its

lease on its home ground, City Park.

 

The Edinburgh City Football Club Ltd (which included the Social Club), had continued throughout the

abeyance of its football team, gave their approval in 1986 for Postal United to use the

Edinburgh City name and to have a football team again..

 

December 2015 a group of 25 members raised a special resolution to wynd up the club for personal

gain and split the money, this vote was made at the AGM. The correct end to this farce was that they

were 25% of the vote short and the club will know continue with its hard work.

 

The Edinburgh City Football Club is now in its 89th year and all the committee's are continually

working hard so the club with all its Sporting Sections and over 20 football team's can continue

for at least another 89 Years.

 

Our club rooms are at 74 Lochend Road South, our facilities include a Bar/ Function Room

A Pool & Darts Area

Our Bar/function room can be booked for Parties by any Member.

 

We are at the moment waiting on our new Club Building is completed as part of the new

Meadowbank Developement.

 

The future is looking good, with the sucsess of our Senior Team winning the Lowland Laugue

(2014-15) and (2015-2016) and winning promotion into the 2nd Division, getting the chance to have

an purpose built Club House in the new Meadowbank Developement and the start of the new

Edinburgh City Football Club Academy, the future looks rosie.

 

 

More on Football

 

Edinburgh City Football Club is a semi-professional senior Scottishfootball club, which played in the

East of Scotland Football League. but now play in the Scottish Lowland League, The club is based at

Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh. Edinburgh City was first formed in 1928 as an amateur club.

It participated in the Scottish Football League in the 1930s and 1940s, but stopped playing in

the 1950s. A new club adopted the Edinburgh City name in 1986. The new club applied to join the

Scottish Football League in 2002 and 2008, but failed to win election. The club aimed to become

the Edinburgh equivalent of the Glasgow club Queen's Park, and joined the Scottish Football League

as an amateur club in 1931.

The club won election to the league, where they replaced Clydebank, ahead of Nithsdale

Wanderers by 25 votes to 7.

The result meant that the city would have to sustain five league clubs, as Edinburgh City joined Hearts,

Hibs, Leith and St Bernard's. This appeared to be difficult, given that Edinburgh had less than half the

population of Greater Glasgow, which had six league clubs (Celtic, Rangers, Partick Thistle, Clyde,

Queen's Park and Third Lanark). The decision contradicted a league sub-committee, which had

recommended that the league be reduced in numbers due to there being too many clubs in the

Second Division which could not hope to compete with those in the First Division. As an amateur club,

Edinburgh City merely added to that number.

The club were very unsuccessful in the league, as on average it won fewer than one game in six.

This record that they finished bottom of the league table in six of the eight seasons between 1931 and

1939. It also conceded more than 110 goals in seven of those seasons.

They achieved a famous Scottish Cup upset victory, however, when they defeated Hibs 3–2 at

Easter Road in the first round of the 1937–38 Scottish Cup. Hibs player Arthur Milne missed a

penalty kick with five minutes left to play. In the next round, Edinburgh City lost 9–2 at Raith Rovers

on 9 February 1938.

The club played in the Lothian Amateur League during the Second World War and was only

admitted to the C Division in 1946. After three more years of struggle, the club left the Scottish

Football League in 1949. It switched to junior status and played in the Edinburgh & District Junior

League. The club ceased activity completely in 1955, when the local council refused to renew its

lease on its home ground, City Park.

A club called Postal United was founded in 1966. asked Edinburgh City Football Club Ltd,

which had continued trading throughout the abeyance of the football team, gave their approval in 1986

for Postal United to use the Edinburgh City name.

The club has regularly participated in the Scottish Cup since the mid-1990s, when it became a full

member of the Scottish Football Association. In season 1997–98 they defeated SFL club East

Stirlingshire, before losing 7–2 to Dunfermline Athletic, then of the Premier Division. Edinburgh

City have since played Scottish Cup ties against Buckie Thistle, Cowdenbeath, Ayr United, Stirling

Albion and East Stirlingshire.

The club applied to join the Scottish Football League in 2002, after Airdrieonians had gone bankrupt,

but Gretna won the vote instead. Following Gretna's liquidation in 2008, Edinburgh City again applied,

but this time lost out to Annan Athletic.

The club won the East of Scotland Football League title for the first time in season 2005–06.

They have won the King Cup three times, the League Cup twice and the East of Scotland

Qualifying Cup twice (including one King Cup and one Qualifying Cup won as Postal United).

In the season os 2014-15 Edinburgh City FC won the Scottish Sun Lowland League with a Record

of being unbeaten at the time of taking the Title, this secured a place in the playoffs with the winner

of the Scottish Highland League which was Broara Rangers, unfortunatly Broara won on penalties but

got beaten in the playoffs for the second division by Montrose. City will endevour to retain the Lowland

league Trophy for 2015-16 with a chance again to gain promotion to the Second Division.

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Honours

 

SPFL League 2 play off winners 2016

Scottish Lowland Football League Champions 2014-15 and 2015-16

East of Scotland League Champions 2006

Scottish Qualifying Cup (South) 1947

East of Scotland (City) Cup 1948

Alex Jack Cup 1990, 1992

East of Scotland League Cup 1992, 2002, 2013

East of Scotland League First Division Champions 1996

Scottish Cup 3rd Round 1998, 2012 and 2014

King Cup 1999, 2000

Image Printers East of Scotland Qualifying Cup 2003, 2012

Scottish Lowland League

 

Champions 2014-15

 

Champions 2015-16

 

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