Historical Football Kits

 

Stranraer

Formed 1870

Elected to Scottish Division “C” (South West) 1949

Kit History

stranraer 1877

1877-1879 a

1879-1882 a

1889-1890 a c

1890-1893 a

stranraer 1893

1893-1894 a

1899-1900 a c

stranraer 1900

1900-1901 a i

stranraer 1901

1901-1902 a c i

1908-1909 a i

stranraer 1901

1910 a

1927-1928 a

stranraer 1935

1935-1936 a d

1947-1948 a

1948-1955

stranraer 1955

1955-1961 a

1961-1963 a

1963-1973 a e

stranraer 1973

1973-1977 a

1977-1978 a

Bukta
stranraer 1978

1978-1981 a b

Bukta

1981-1982 a

Bukta
stranraer 1982

1982-1985 a

Umbro
stranraer 1985

1985-1987 a b h

Umbro

1987-1988 a h

Admiral

1988-1990 h j

Ribero

1990-1993 b j

New Olympic
stranraer 1993

1993-1996 b f

Not branded
stranraer 1996

1996-1997 g h j

Not branded
stranraer fc 1998-99

1997-1999 h j

Xara
stranraer 2000

1999-2001 b j

Icis

2001-2002 b

Icis
stranraer 2002

2002-2004 b

Nike

2004-2006 b

Nike
Stranraer 2007-08 kit

2006-2008 b

Nike
stranraer 2008-09 home kit

2008-2009 b

Stanno
stranraer fc 2009-10

2009-2010 b

Stanno
stranraer 2010-11 home kit

2010-2012 b

Stanno
stranraer fc 2012-13 home kit

2012-2013 b

Stanno
stranraer fc 2013-14 home kit

2013-2014 b

Stanno
stranraer fc 2014-15 1st kit

2014-2016 c

Stanno
stranraer 2016-17 1st kit

2016-2018 c

 

Background

stranraer 1889-90The market town and port of Stranraer is the main sea artery connecting Scotland with Ireland: situated in the far south-west of Scotland, it is one of the most remote and picturesque locations represented in the Scottish League.

The team was formed in 1870, which makes Stranraer one of the oldest clubs in Scotland, but they did not join the Scottish FA until 1877. Indeed, they were not SFA members between 1882-1899 and 1907-1910 and may have been inactive or playing at junior level during these periods. The club played friendlies and in the many cup competitions that proliferated in southern Scotland where small, dispersed communities made regular leagues difficult to organise. It was not until 1928 that Stranraer joined the Southern Counties League where they played until 1935. They then joined the Scottish Combination (1935-37) followed by the Scottish Alliance (1939-40).

When organised football resumed after the Second World War, the Blues became members of the South of Scotland League. They first came to national attention in 1948 when Rangers visited Stair Park for a Scottish FA Cup tie. Stranraer acquitted themselves very well indeed, being narrowly defeated 0-1. Two seasons later, Stranraer were invited to join Division “C.” This had been created in 1946 as a mainly reserve league stranraer fc crest 1955with one or two non-reserve sides: in 1949 the division was enlarged and split into two regional sections. In 1955 this level was abolished and Stranraer joined the expanded stranraer fc crest 1961Division “B” (second level).

Stranraer's first crest appeared at around this time, a simple cypher o a red shield. This was replaced in 1961 with a sailing ship, signifying the town's importance as a port. Like it's predecessor, this was red, the team's accent colour since the mid 50s' A variation appeared in the mid 1980s when gold was briefly adopted as a third colour.

The club remained a very modest outfit, finishing around the middle of the table until the reconstruction of 1975 took them down into the new Second Division (now the third tier). stranraer fc crest 1985Here they languished until 1994 when they won their first ever senior honour, the Second Division championship. The following season they finished last, 12 points adrift and returned to the bottom flight. History repeated itself in 1998 and 1999.

stranraer fc crest 1988A modern crest was designed in 1988 which featured the familiar sailing ship on a shield mounted on a roundel.

In 2003 the Blues were relegated to Division Three (tier four), won successive promotions in 2004 and 2005 to return to Division One (tier two). In a remarkable turn of events, the club then made the return journey, successive relegations taking them back into the basement in 2007.

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Sources

  • (a) Alick Milne
  • (b) SNSPix
  • (c) Brian McColl
  • (d) London Hearts
  • (e) relichtieplus
  • (f) Ayr United FC - Images of Sport (Duncan Carmichael 2002)
  • (g) Old Football Shirts
  • (h) Ralph Pomeroy
  • (i) These kits were not registered with the Scottish FA but are described in Stranraer FC - Centenary 1870-1970
  • (j) Donald Gellatly

Crests are the property of Stranraer FC.