Falkirk F.C.

association football club in Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Football Club is a Scottish professional football club currently playing in the Scottish Premier League.

Falkirk F.C.
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Full nameFalkirk Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bairns
Founded1876
GroundFalkirk Stadium,
Falkirk, Scotland
Capacity8,000
ChairmanMartin Ritchie
ManagerEddie May
LeagueScottish Premier League
2008/09Scottish Premier League, 10th

StadiumEdit

In the club's early years, a wide number of pitches and stadia were used. In 1885, the site of Brockville Park in Falkirk was leased, and there the club remained until the last day of the 2002-03 season. Due to Brockville's central location in the town, and the SPL's stringent stadium requirements, the dilapidated Brockville site, home of Falkirk for over 100 years, was no longer suitable for the club's ambitions. For season 2003-04, the club groundshared with Stenhousemuir at Ochilview stadium on the outskirts of the town. At the start of 2004-05 they moved into their new purpose built stadium which meets SPL criteria. The ground currently consists of two stands with a third due to start in the coming months.

The old Brockville ground was demolished in 2003/2004 and the land is now home to a branch of the Morrisons supermarket, which has several items of Falkirk F.C. memorabilia on site, including a turnstile from the old ground.

Current squadEdit

As of 9 July 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Austria Robert Olejnik
2 DF   Scotland Darren Barr (captain)
3 DF   Scotland Tam Scobbie
4 DF   Scotland Marc Twaddle
5 DF   Scotland Jackie McNamara
6 DF   Scotland Brian McLean
8 MF   Scotland Burton O'Brien
9 FW   England Carl Finnigan
10 MF   Scotland Scott Arfield
11 MF   Scotland Ryan Flynn (on loan from Liverpool)
12 FW   Scotland Mark Stewart
14 DF   Scotland Chris Mitchell
15 FW   Scotland Kevin Moffat
16 FW   Scotland Dayne Robertson
18 DF   Scotland Brian Allison
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   Scotland Sean Lynch
21 FW   Scotland Alex MacDonald (on loan from Burnley)
22 FW   Slovenia Danijel Marčeta (on loan from FK Partizan)
23 MF   Portugal Vítor Lima
24 FW   Iceland Kjartan Finnbogason (on loan from Sandefjord Fotball)
25 DF   Northern Ireland Dermot McCaffrey
29 GK   Canada Josh Wagenaar
31 GK   Scotland Michael Andrews
35 MF   Scotland Stewart Murdoch
36 DF   Scotland Paul Sludden
37 DF   Scotland Lee Bullen
38 MF   Scotland Craig McLeish
39 DF   Scotland Keiran Stallard
56 DF   Sweden Erik Schultz-Eklund
- MF   England Sean Fraser

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