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St. Mirren Football Club
St. Mirren Park
Paisley
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St Mirren F.C. was originally formed in Paisley in 1875 as a cricket club. In 1877 the players decided to switch to Association Football and join the local league. In 1883 the team won the first of its 49 Renfrewshire Cup wins to date. In 1890 St Mirren joined the Scottish Football League as founder members. During this first season, the team played a game against Morton at night using patented oil lamps for floodlighting. In 1893 the team achieved its best league finish to date, third place. This feat was repeated in the Scottish Premier Division in 1979-80. The Saints, as the team is nicknamed, reached their first Scottish Cup final in 1908 but were soundly beaten 5-1 by Celtic. They had to wait until 1926 for the first of three Scottish Cup victories, following this wins in 1959 and 1987. The team recently returned to top flight football, after winning the Scottish First Division championship in 2005-06. The Saints also won the Scottish Challenge Cup during that season. St Mirren plays its home fixtures at the 10,866 capacity St Mirren Park. St Mirren Park has been the clubs home since 1894 and has undergone substantial redevelopment in recent years.

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