Hamilton Academical F.C.

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Hamilton Academical
Full nameHamilton Academical Football Club
Nickname(s)The Accies
Foondit1874; 150 years ago (1874)
GroundNew Douglas Park, Hamiltoun
Ground Capacity5,510[1]
ChairmanAllan Maitland[2]
ManagerJohn Rankin
LeagueScottish League One
2022–23Scottish Championship, 9t o 10 (relegated)
WabsteidClub wabsteid

Hamilton Academical is a fitbaw club frae Hamiltoun, Scotland. Thay war stairtit in 1874 frae Hamilton Academy. Kent locally as "The Accies" the team won promotion frae SFL Diveesion 2 tae SFL Diveesion 1 in the Diveesion Twa 2003-04 saison. The club haes played at New Douglas Park frae 2001 - aforehaund thay played at Douglas Park.

Club History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thay are kent as the 'Stains o the bed'. Hamilton Academical FC wis shaped at the end o 1874 bi the Rector an pupils o the local schuil, Hamilton Academy. Membership o the Scots Fitbaa League cam in November 1897 whan Renton wis garred resign. The club haes won til the Scots Cup Final twice in thair history, firstly in 1911 lossin tae Celtic FC an again in 1935, lossin tae Rangers this time. In 1971 Accies becam the first Breetish club tae recruit players frae ahint the airn curtain whan three Pols internationalists signed for the club amang muckle publicity. Success cam in the late 1980's whan promotion tae the Premier league wis achieved in 1986 an 1988, but baith spells in the tap division juist lastit for the ae saison. In 1991 an 1992 the club wan the B&Q Cup (nou kent as the Bell's Cup.) In 1994 new grund regulations seen the club lea' Douglas Park, thair hame syne 1888. The club wis garred share a grund wi Albion Rovers an Partick Thristle (2 spells) for the neist sieven year. A hantle publicised enforced relegation tae the Thrid at the end o saison 1999/2000 befell the club an aw. Tho fortuins haes syne chynged an in saison 2001/2002 the club finally returnt tae Hamilton efter sieven year on the road tae a stadium juist yairds frae the auld steid, an haes siccart a place in Diveesion Ane for saison 2004/05. Thay are nou considered ane o the better Diveesion Ane teams.

Which is aw strange considering no ane in Hamilton uses the wird "ken".

Current squad[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Goalkeepers: Bryn Halliwell, Tomas Cerny
  • Defenders: David Elebert, Brian Easton, James Gibson, Tom Parratt , Mark McLaughlin, Chris Swailes , Tony Stevenson,
  • Midfielders: Stuart Taylor, James McCarthy, Davie Winters, James McArthur, Marc McJimpsey, Alex Neil,
  • Strikers: Brian Wake, Dickie Offiong, Mark Gilhaney, Paul McLeod,

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club Records[eedit | eedit soorce]

Weel-Kent players[eedit | eedit soorce]

Scots Player o the Year Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1985-86 First Division Player o the Year: John Brogan
  • 1987-88 First Division Player o the Year: Alex Taylor
  • 1996-97 Seicont Division Player o the Year: Paul Ritchie

Scots Programme o the Year Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • National Winners: 1974-75, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1981-82
  • First Division Winners: 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1987-88 (wi Clydebank)
  • Seicont Division Winners: 1973-74, 1974-75, 2001-02

Weel-kent Fans[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Hamilton Academical Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Archived frae the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. "Contact « Hamilton Academical Football Club". www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 Januar 2018.

Beuks[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Hamilton Academical Who's Who: 1946/47-1996/97 bi Peter McLeish
  • Paperback (August 1997)
  • Publisher: Soccerdata
  • ISBN: 1899468803

Fremmit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]