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Raith Rovers Football Club
Stark's Park
Pratt Street
Kirkcaldy
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Raith Rovers F.C. is a professional football team from Kirkcaldy which was founded in 1883, playing originally at Robbie's Park. They are not connected with the team of the same name that merged with Cowdenbeath in 1882. The Rovers, as the club is know to its fans, play its home fixtures now at Stark's Park with a capacity of 10,104. In 1902 Raith was elected to the Scottish League and in 1907, the club incorporated into a limited company; the Raith Rovers Football and Athletic Company Ltd. The clubs best league finish came in 1921-22 when they finished third in the top division behind the Old Firm. Not long after this, the team survived a scare when the team was shipwrecked on the way to a friendly in the Canary Islands. Luckily the team managed to disembark safely. In 1937/38 forward Haywood scored 47 goals as Raith set a British League Record with 142 goals in just 34 league games in the process of winning the Second Division championship; this record still stands as of 2008. The most notable achievement in the team's history is surely in 1994-95 when they won the Scottish League Cup, beating Celtic 6-5 on penalties. Raith were promoted to the Scottish Premiership in the same year for a brief spell in top flight.


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