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Forfar Athletic Football Club
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Forfar
Angus and Dundee
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Forfar Athletic F.C. was founded 1885 when the second team of Angus Athletic F.C. broke away to form a new team. Forfar's origins are rooted in the growth of Scottish football in the 1870's, when England and Scotland would meet in Internationals and Scotland would mostly gain the upper hand. This helped fuel the popularity of the game in Scotland and by the mid 1880s; most towns had at least one team. Forfar joined the Scottish Football League in 1921, entering the Second Division. The team played in the second tier from then until 1975 for all but one season, that of 1925-26 when it had been dropped to the third tier. Forfar have not won a major title, coming closest in the Scottish Cup in 1981-82 when they reached the semi final, they have reached the quarter final on a further four occasions. The club has reached the League Cup semi final only once, in 1977-78. They also reached the quarter final stage in 1981-82, making it quite a season in the cups for the team. In 1984 Forfar won the Second Division (by now third tier) title and in 1995 the club won the Third Division (fourth tier) title.


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