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Dunfermline Athletic Football Club
East End Park
Dunfermline
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Commonly known just as Dunfermline, Dunfermline Athletic F.C. was founded in 1885 after a meeting at the 'Old Inn' pub. The football team had originally been founded as a part of the Dunfermline Cricket Club in 1874, but a dispute had caused the formation of a separate football team at the 1885 meeting. Dunfermline joined the Scottish League in the 1920s after the creation of a Second Division. They won the Second Division championship in 1925-26 and were promoted briefly to the top flight. They have had something of a roller coaster ride between the divisions ever since. The club won its first Scottish Cup final in 1961 and repeated this in 1968, having also been runner-up in 1965, 2004 and 2007. Dunfermline has never won the Scottish League Cup but has been runner-up on three occasions. The team has appeared in several European competitions, reaching the semi final of the European Cup Winners Cup in 1969 and the quarter final in 1962. Dunfermline also reached the quarter finals of the Inter City Fairs Cup in 1966. The current badge of the team was designed by a Dunfermline schoolteacher in 1957. It depicts the Malcolm Canmore Tower; Malcolm was King of Scotland between 1057 and 1093 and resided at Dunfermline


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