Motherwell F.C.

association football club in Motherwell, Scotland

The Motherwell Football & Athletic Club Ltd. is a Scottish football club based in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. Motherwell currently play in the Scottish Premier League; their home stadium is Fir Park. The current manager is Stephen Robinson.

Motherwell F.C.
Motherwell FC crest.svg
Full nameMotherwell Football & Athletic Club
Founded1886
GroundFir Park,
Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
Capacity13,742
ManagerStephen Robinson
LeagueScottish Premiership
2018/19Scottish Premiership, 8th
Current season

Fir ParkEdit

Motherwell won the Scottish First Division in 1931-32, and this is the only time they have finished top of the first tier. They have won the Scottish Cup twice and the Scottish League Cup once.

The capacity at Fir Park is 13,742. It is all-seated. The average attendance for the 2010-11 season was 5,660.[1] The club's record attendance for a home match is 35,632, against Rangers in a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay on March 12, 1952.

The highest transfer fee paid by the club was that to Everton for John Spencer in 1999 (GPB 500,000) and the highest received was that for Phil O'Donnell for his move to Celtic in 1994 (GBP 1,750,000). O'Donnell later played for Motherwell for a second time but died after collapsing on the pitch in a game against Dundee United on December 29, 2007.[2]

Motherwell are also one of the teams that play in the Lanarkshire derby. They are the biggest of the teams.

HonoursEdit

  • Scottish Cup (2): 1952, 1991
  • Milk Cup (1): 1983
  • Scottish League Cup (1): 1950
  • First Division (1): 1931-32

Promotion titles:

  • First Division: 1981-82, 1984-85 (below the SPL)
  • Second Division: 1953-54, 1968-69, 1981-82, 1984-85

Current squadEdit

As of 26 October 2018[3]

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   Northern Ireland Trevor Carson
2 DF   Scotland Richard Tait
3 DF   Scotland Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
4 MF   [[|Ireland]] Carl McHugh
5 DF   Scotland Tom Aldred (on loan from Bury)
6 DF   England Peter Hartley (captain)
7 MF   Scotland Chris Cadden
8 MF   Scotland Allan Campbell
9 FW   England Curtis Main
11 MF   England Elliott Frear
12 FW   England Ryan Bowman
13 GK   Scotland Rohan Ferguson
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   England Liam Grimshaw
15 MF   England Andy Rose
16 FW   England George Newell
17 MF   Burundi Gaël Bigirimana
18 DF   [[|Ireland]] Charles Dunne
19 FW   [[|Ireland]] Conor Sammon (on loan from Hearts)
20 GK   England Mark Gillespie
21 DF   England Christian Mbulu
22 DF   Northern Ireland Liam Donnelly
23 MF   Spain Alex Rodriguez
24 FW   England Danny Johnson
27 FW   England Craig Tanner

ManagersEdit

SponsorshipEdit

Motherwell are currently sponsored by Cash Converters.[4] They replaced Commsworld. They were also sponsored by JAXX, a German betting company[5] and Zoom Airlines, a company owned by chairman John Boyle.[6] One of the previous sponsors, from 2002-04, were a local company called The Untouchables.[7] Previously the club had a long association with Motorola, but this ended after 11 years in 2002 as the sponsor started to reduce its manufacturing operations in Scotland. This had followed another long association with local car dealer Ian Skelly, who had sponsored the club since 1984.

The club have had a lot of different kit manufacturers since the 1970s. Puma are the 2011-12 season kit providers, taking over from Bukta, who had previously filled this role from 2007. Major manufacturers Adidas, Admiral, Hummel, Patrick, Pony, Umbro and Zara, have all been kit providers for Motherwell.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Motherwell Statistics 2010/11 Archived 2006-05-09 at the Wayback Machine - ESPN Soccernet
  2. "Statement on Phil O'Donnell". Retrieved 2007-12-29.[permanent dead link]
  3. "2018/19 squad numbers revealed". Motherwell F.C>. Archived from the original on 2018-06-26. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  4. "'Well sign deal with Cash Converters". Motherwell F.C. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  5. Tesseras, Lucy. "Motherwell signs sponsorship deal with JAXX". www.mad.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-24.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Well fly with new sponsor". - bbc.co.uk, May 3, 2004
  7. "Motherwell secure shirt deal". - bbc.co.uk, June 18, 2002

Other websitesEdit