Formed 1874. Wound up 1896.
Founder member of Scottish Division Two 1893. Failed re-election 1894
1877-1891 a b
Very little is known about this Glasgow club although their early formation suggests that they were one of the pioneers of the game in Western Scotland. They played at Hyde Park in the industrial Springburn district of the city (also home to rivals Cowlairs FC) and their colours were first registered with the Scottish FA as scarlet and royal blue two inch hooped jerseys. The following season the team adopted halved tops in light and dark blue.
Northern became founder members of the Scottish Alliance in 1891 and joined the Scottish League two seasons later when the Alliance was incorporated as the new Second Division. They finished in equal eighth position (out of ten), level on points with Greenock Morton and failed to be re-elected (the bottom three clubs had to apply at this time). They returned to the Scottish Alliance but resigned part way through the 1896-97 season and the club was wound up.
- (a) The Scottish Football League - Past Members IV (Norman Nichol 1994)
- (b) Alick Milne