Edinburgh City Football Club
Promotion into the SPFL Division 2
1928 - 2018
Edinburgh City was founded in 1928. 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.
They achieved a famous Scottish Cup victory when they defeated Hibernian 3–2 at Easter Road in the first round of the 1937-38 competition but lost to Raith Rovers in the next round.
The club played in the Lothian Amateur League during the Second World War and were only admitted to the C Division in 1946. After three more years of struggle, the club left the Scottish Football League in 1949.
The club switched to junior status and played in the Edinburgh & District Junior League. The 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 (Head Quarters, Club Rooms & Social Club), 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 and became our Edinburgh City fc team once more.
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 the 1997–98 Scottish Cup they defeated SFL club, East Stirlingshire, before losing to Premier League opposition Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park. In 2012-13 they defeated SFL club Montrose 3-1 at Links Parks before Queen of the South defeated ''the citizens'' 2-0 at Meadowbank in the next round.
The club applied to join the Scottish Football League in 2002, after Airdrieonians had gone bankrupt but lost out to a successful Gretna FC application and applied again following Gretna's liquidation in 2008 which Annan Athletic FC were elected.
The club won the East of Scotland Football League Premier Division title for the first time in the 2005-06 season.
In 2013 Edinburgh City resigned from the East of Scotland League to join the newly formed Scottish Lowland Football League which was set up to institute a football pyramid system with the winners of both the lowland and highland league vying for a place in the Scottish Football League. City won the Scottish Lowland Football League in the 2014-15 season and were beaten on penalties and the right to play Montrose by the Highland League Champions Brora Rangers after the two legged tie ended level, City again won the Lowland League in 2015-16 and played Cove Rangers, The first game City won 3-0 away from home and drew 1-1 at Meadowbank, City then hosted East Stirlingshire at Meadowbank in the 1st leg of the play off final and drew 1-1, City won the 2nd leg 1-0 and secured Scottish footballing history and a place in the Scottish Professional Football League.
Edinburgh City also have a fantastic youth section ranging from children as young as five years old through to our U19s team who play in the various youth leagues within the Edinburgh area. Our U20s team play in the East of Scotland League where their home games are also based at Ainslie Park.
2018 – 19 SPFL League 2 - ????????? Managed by Jimmy McDonough
2017-18 SPFL League 2 - 2st season finished in 9th place, Managed by Jimmy McDonough
2016-17 SPFL League 2 - 1st season finished in 7th place, Managed by Gary Jardine
2015-16 SPFL League 2 playoff winners 2016, Managed by Gary Jardine
2015-16 Scottish Lowland Football League Champions, Managed by Gary Jardine
2014-15 Scottish Lowland Football League Champions, Managed by Gary Jardine
2014 - Scottish Cup 3rd Round 1998, 2012 and 2014, Managed by Gary Jardine
2013 - East of Scotland League Cup 1992, 2002, 2013, Managed by Gary Jardine
2012 - Image Printers East of Scotland Qualifying Cup, Managed by Gary Jardine
2012 - Scottish Cup 3rd Round 1998, 2012 and 2014, Managed by Gary Jardine
2006 - East of Scotland League Champions
2005- East of Scotland League Champions
2003 - Image Printers East of Scotland Qualifying Cup 2003, 2012
2002 - East of Scotland League Cup 1992, 2002, 2013
2000 - King Cup 1999, 2000
1999 - King Cup 1999, 2000
1998 - Scottish Cup 3rd Round 1998, 2012 and 2014
1996 - East of Scotland League First Division Champions 1996
1992 - Alex Jack Cup 1990, 1992
1992 - East of Scotland League Cup 1992, 2002, 2013
1990 - Alex Jack Cup 1990, 1992
1948 - East of Scotland (City) Cup 1948
1947- Scottish Qualifying Cup (South) 1947
1937 - 38 Scottish Cup victory when they defeated Hibernian 3–2 at Easter Road in the first round.
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