Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle Football Club is a professional association football club, that was founded in Partick, Glasgow, in 1876. The team retain the original name 'Partick Thistle' despite the fact that they have not played there since 1908, and are now based in the Firhill area of Glasgow. They are official members of the Scottish Football League, and play in the First Division, which is the second tier of football in Scotland. However, after being crowned First Division champions in April 2013, the team was promoted to the Scottish Premier League for the 2013-14 season, much to the delight of its passionate, dedicated and faithful group of fans and followers. Since the 1930's, the team club have sported vivid red and yellow team colours.
The teams first match at what they refer to as their 'spiritual home' (Firhill), was held on September 18th 1909 - Partick Thistle v Dumbarton Harp. Partick Thistle FC notoriously won the match, 3-1, however the first goal of that match, and therefore the first goal ever scored on Firhill, was unfortunately by the opposing team!
While not generally a very successful team, Partick Thistle have won some proud victories, including their triumphs at the Scottish Cup in 1921 and the Scottish League Cup in 1971, in between which they also won three League Cup Finals, one Summer Cup, as well as various. Glasgow Charity Cups.