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Stenhousemuir

Formed 1884

Founder member of the re-formed Scottish Division Two 1921

Kit History

stenhousemuir 1883

1883-1886 a

stenhousemuir 1888

1888-1891 a

1891-1900 a

stenhousemuir 1900

1900-1901 a

1901-1902 a

1911-1912 b

1912-1913 a

stenhousemuir 1920

1920-1921 a

1925-1926 a

1927-1928 a

stenhousemuir 1927-29 away kit

1927-1929 away

stenhousemuir 1930-31

1930-1931 k

1932-1935 a

stenhousemuir 1936

1936-1947 a c

stenhousemuir 1948

1948-1956 a c

1956-1959 a

stenhousemuir 1959

1959-1964 a

1963-1964 a k

Cold weather kit from 1959

1964-1969 a

stenhousemuir 1969

1969-1980 a j

stenhousemuir fc 1980-81

1980-1982 a

Bukta
stenhousemuir fc 1981-82

1981-1982 late a

Coffer Sports
stenhousemuir fc 1982-83

1982-March 1983 a j

Coffer Sports
stenhousemuir fc 1983 april

Apr-May 1983 a

Coffer Sports
stenhousemuir fc 1983-84

Aug-Dec 1983 a j

Dec 83-Feb 84 a

Coffer Sports
stenhousemuir fc 1984 march

March 1984 a

Bukta
stenhousemuir fc 1984 april

Apr-May 1984 a

stenhousemuir fc 1984

Aug-Dec 1984 a f j

Bukta
stenhousemuir fc 1985 january

Jan-May 1985 a

Umbro
stenhousemuir 1985

1985-1986 a g

Spall

1986-1987 a g j

Spall
stenhousemuir 1987-88

1987-1988 j

Spall
stenhousemuir 1988-89

1988-1989 j

Spall
stenhousemuir fc 1990-91

1989-1991 j

Ribero
stenhousemuir 1992

1991-1993 e j

Umbro
stenhousemuir 1993

1993-1995 e j

Umbro
stenhousemuir 1994

1995-1996 e j

Mizuno
stenhousemuir 1996-98

1996-1998 j

New Balance

1998-1999 e j

Patrick
stenhousemuir 1997-1998

1999-2000 e j

Secca
stenhousemuir 2000

2000-2001 e j

Secca

2001-2002 e j

Branded Group
stenhousemuir fc 2002-03

2002-2003 j l

Branded Group

2003-2004 e

Branded Group
stenhousemuir 2004

2004-2005 e

Errea
stenhousemuir 2005

2005-2006 e

TFG Sports
stenhousemuir 2006

2006-2007 d e

Lotto
Stenhousemuir 2007-08 kit

2007-2008 d

Adidas
stenhousemuir 2008-09

2008-2009 h i

Hummel
stenhousemuir 2009-10

2009-2010 d

Hummel
stenhousemuir fc 2010-11 home kit

2010-2011 j

Hummel
stenhousemuir fc 2011-12 home kit

2011-2012 d

CIC (Own Brand)
stenhousemuir fc 2012-13 home kit

2012-2013 d

CIC (Own Brand)
stenhousemuir 2013-14 home kit

2013-2015 d

Prostar
stenhousemuir fc 2015-16 kit

2015-2017 d

Mitre
stenhousemuir 2017-18

2017-2018

 

Background

stenhousemuir 1954-55Stenhousemuir is a small town in Scotland’s central belt, an area that is teeming with football clubs. Formed in 1884 by a group of young men who broke away from a junior side called Heather Rangers, the club moved into Ochilview Park in 1890. They became known as “The Warriors” in the late 1880s but the reason for this is now lost.

They joined the Midland Central League in 1893 and enjoyed some success in the early years of the twentieth century, winning the Qualifying Cup twice (1901, 1902) and reaching the semi-final of the Scottish FA Cup in 1903. In 1909 they joined the old Central League where they competed until it was suspended in 1915.

After the war ended former members of the Scottish Second Division reformed the Central League as a rival competition to the Scottish League with Stenhousemuir among them. In 1921 this competition was incorporated as the new Scottish Second Division. The Warriors managed to finish in fourth place in 1924 and then three times in succession (1931-1934) but otherwise had an undistinguished career.

In 1928 a new stand was built after the old wooden structure was destroyed by fire. Shortly before it was finished, it was realised that the architect had omitted to include access stairways and these had to be hastily improvised.

In 1946, Stenhousemuir were placed in Division “B” (the new name for the old Second Division). They narrowly missed out on promotion in 1959 and 1961 but they usually finished near the foot of the table. stenhousemuir fc crest 1984When the league was restructured in 1975 with the creation of the Premier Division, Stenhousemuir were placed in the new Second Division (third tier). In 1996 the club won their first senior trophy (excluding the nine Stirlingshire Cups they have won over the years), beating Dundee United on penalties for victory in the League Challenge Cup.

stenhousemuir fc crest 1985To mark the club's centenary in 1984 a rather curious crest was adopted. More a patch than a badge, it included the name of their sponsor, Hogan Sports who supplied their kit at the time. This was worn for the first two months of 1984 and reappeared at the start of the following season and was worn until the end of December 1984.

The centenary badge seems to have inspired the board to make more of an effort and in 1985 a stenhousemuir fc crest 1991novel cypher appeared for the first time. This remained until 1991 when an heraldic crest was adopted. This does not seem to have won favour and lasted just two seasons before a very smart new badge was introduced. This revived the previous cypher but now in a much more elegant cursive script.

stenhousemuir fc crest 1993Stenhousemuir languished in Division Two until 1998 when they were relegated to the Third Division (fourth tier). The following season they won their first ever promotion but in 2004 they were back in the basement. In 2009 they were promoted once more.

In November 2009 Stenhousemuir became the first football club in Scotland to become a Community Interest Company (CIC). No doubt the board took note of the tribulations of their near-neighbours (and now tenants at Ochilview), East Stirlingshire, who had been driven to the point of extinction by their previous chairman. CIC status prevents the club being taken over by people who do not have the interests of the club at heart and protects it from asset stripping. The Supporters' Trust now hold the largest shareholding but profits are not paid to shareholders and directors receive no salaries. The new status allows the club to apply for grants to provide community facilities. The change was reflected in the redesigned crest.

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