1928 - 2020
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 1986 agreement.
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 become its senior team.
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 90th 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 90 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 calling or emailing the club, details on the contacts
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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.
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
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