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1928 - 2020

Edinburgh City AFC


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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

page.




 


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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.






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


Edinburgh City Football Club  1928 - 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Designed and hosted by Dunitoorsell