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Greenock Morton Football Club
Cappielow Park
Greenock
Glasgow
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Greenock Morton F.C. was renamed from Morton F.C. in 1994 to highlight its links with its home town of Greenock. The club was originally established in 1874, making it one of the oldest surviving senior Scottish clubs. In 1886 the club became a limited company, officially known as Greenock Morton Football and Athletic Club. Nicknamed 'The Pride of the Clyde' and 'The Ton', the team joined the Scottish League Second Division as founder members in 1893-94. They won promotion to the First Division in 1900. Since the early part of the 20th century, Morton has played at Cappielow Park in Greenock, which currently holds 11,612. The club's traditional rivals are St Mirren. In 1922 Morton reached one of the pinnacles of the team's history when they got to the final of the Scottish Cup. Although the underdogs against the much fancied Rangers team, Morton won through thanks to a goal by George French. In recent years the club suffered a period of financial difficulty leading to a slide to the fourth tier of Scottish football for the first time in the club's history. Fortunately, the team has recovered from this to a large extent and returned to the Scottish League First Division in 2007.


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