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Alloa Athletic Football Club
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Alloa Athletic F.C. is based in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, which is mainland Scotland's smallest county. The team was formed in 1878 and became members of the Scottish FA in 1883. Alloa is nicknamed 'The Wasps' due to its black and gold hooped kit. Originally formed as Clackmannan County, the club changed its name in 1879 to Alloa Association Football Club, displaying the initials 'AAFC' on the club's badge. This was misinterpreted by some as standing for Alloa Athletic Football Club and this stuck even though it was unofficial. It was not until 1997 that the club actually officially registered themselves as Alloa Athletic. Alloa joined the league in 1921 as members of the Second Division, winning the division title in its first year. Unfortunately, they were relegated back down to the second division the following year. The Wasps have spent most of their time outside of the top flight of Scottish Football, winning the Second Division Championship in 1921/22 and the Third Division Championship in 1997/98. The team also won the Scottish Challenge Cup in 1999/2000 and were runners up in 2001/02. Alloa Athletic plays at the Recreation Park in Alloa which has a capacity of 3,100 and has undergone a number of improvements in recent years.


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