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Partick Thistle Football Club
Firhill Park
Glasgow
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Tel: +44 (0) 141 579 1971
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Partick Thistle F.C. was founded in 1876 in the burgh of Partick, which was at that time administratively separate to Glasgow until incorporation into the city in 1912. The team resides at Maryhill now and has not in fact played in Partick since 1908. In 1909 the club moved to Firhill Stadium in Maryhill and has been there ever since. Firhill Stadium has a capacity of 10,887. The Jags, as the team is known, joined the Scottish Football League Second Division as founder members in 1893 and won the second division title in 1897. After a few years of promotion followed by relegation, they settled in the top flight from 1902 until 1970. Relegation was short lived but the writing was on the wall, Partick's days as a top flight club were numbered. Since 1982 the team has spent the majority of its time in the second tier of Scottish League football, with occasional visits to the first and third tiers. The club's greatest achievements came in cup competitions, beating Rangers 1-0 in 1921 to take the Scottish Cup and beating Celtic 4-1 in 1971 to win the Scottish League Cup. The Scottish Cup also provided the team's record win, 16-0 against Royal Albert in 1931.


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