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St. Johnstone Football Club
McDiarmid Park
Crieff Road
Perth
PH1 2SJ | map
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Member of St Johnstone Cricket Club began playing football in 1884, although the official meeting launching the club St Johnstone F.C. was not held until 1885. The name is derived from Saint Johns Toun (town) which is an ancient name for Perth. In 1910 the club became a limited company. The club leased a ground that became known as the Recreation Ground. St Johnstone stayed at this ground until 1924 when they moved to Muirton Park, which would be the club's home for the next 65 years. The Saints (as the team is known) now play at McDiarmid Park, which holds 10,673 spectators. The team joined the Scottish League Division Two in 1911, winning the Division Two title in 1925 and gaining promotion to the First Division. St Johnstone has spent much of its history sharing time between the top two divisions of the Scottish League, with just three years in the mid-eighties spent in the third tier. The team has never won the top tier championship, although they did manage a third place in both 1971 and 1999. The 1971 team was managed by Willie Ormond, who went on to manage Scotland. In 2007 the team lifted the Scottish Challenge Cup after beating Dunfermline 3-2 in the final.


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