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Motherwell Football Club
Fir Park
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Motherwell F.C. was founded in 1886 following a charity game when two sides based in factories in the Motherwell district were invited to field a select side against a similar side from Glasgow. Talks after the game led to the formal merger of Glencairn F.C. and Alpha F.C., and so Motherwell F.C. was born. The club turned professional in 1893 and were admitted to the new Scottish League Second Division in that same year. In 1896, the club moved to its current site at Fir Park after the land had been gifted from the estate of Baron John Glencairn Carter Hamilton of Dalzell, the owner of the factory that had spawned Glencairn F.C. in 1877. The 1930s were a successful period in the club's history, winning its only Scottish League championship to date in 1932. Motherwell also appeared in three Scottish Cup Finals in the 1930s, but lost on all three occasions. Further success came in the 1950s, with the club capturing the Scottish League Cup in 1950 and finally succeeding at the fourth attempt in winning the Scottish Cup in 1952. Since then the club has had something of a rollercoaster ride with relegation and promotion, but did manage a second Scottish Cup win in 1991.


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