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Hibernian Football Club
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Hibernian F.C. is based in Leith, North Edinburgh. The club was founded in 1875 by members of the Irish immigrant community, hence using the name 'Hibernian' which is the Roman name for the Irish. The team quickly became fully integrated into the Edinburgh community and rapidly established itself as a successful Scottish football club. Nicknamed 'Hibs', the team plays currently at Easter Road, where it has been since 1891. The current stadium holds 17,500. Hibernian F.C. made its first Scottish Cup Final appearance in 1887, beating Dumbarton in the final. In that year Hibs also beat English FA Cup winners Preston North End in a match billed by the respective Football Associations as the 'World Decider'. The club has appeared in eleven Scottish Cup finals, but only won twice, the other time being in 1902. They have a better record in the Scottish League Cup, where they have three victories from nine finals. All three Scottish League Cup victories have come since 1972. Hibs first won the Scottish League Championship in 1903 and has won the title on a total of four occasions, the most successful period being from 1948 to 1952, when the team won three championships.


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