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Airdrie United Football Club
60 St. Enoch Square
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Airdrie United F.C. was founded in 2002 upon the demise of Airdrieonians F.C. and is universally accepted as its successor. Airdrieonians F.C. was founded in 1878 as Excelsior Football Club, but changed to Airdrieonians in 1881. The club's most successful era was the 1920s, when it finished second in the Scottish League First Division (then the top flight) four years consecutively. During that decade the team also won the Scottish Cup in 1924. Airdrieonians appeared once again in the Scottish Cup final in 1992, this time losing to Rangers. Following this, the club began to face financial difficulties and stadium problems that would ultimately lead to the club going bankrupt ten years later. Airdrie United F.C. was founded immediately following the collapse of the former club and applied to replace Airdrieonians in the league. Unfortunately, the league had already accepted Gretna and Jim Ballantyne, the creator of Airdrie United F.C., had to change his approach by buying out Clydebank and relocating to Airdrie. In 2003-04 the new team won the Second Division (now the fourth tier) championship and also reached the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup.


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