Dundee

Founded In
1893
Location
Dundee, Scotland

Dundee

About Dundee

Dundee Football Club was first established in 1893. The club's biggest rivals are Dundee United and the teams' football grounds are located around 170 yards away from each other, making them the two closest football stadiums in Great Britain.

Like their neighbours, Dundee have enjoyed success over the years, with the team's golden era coming in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1961–62, under the management of Bob Shankly, the club was crowned champions of Scottish football for the first, and to date, only time. The following year brought about the team's best ever performance in a European competition, as Dundee reached the semi finals of the European Cup, before eventually being beaten by Italian giants AC Milan. In more recent times, the club has suffered multiple relegations to the second tier of Scottish football.

As well as their league win, Dundee won the Scottish Cup back in the 1909–10 season, overcoming Clyde in the final of the competition. The team have lifted the League Cup on three occasions, with their most recent win coming in 1973–74. In 2010, Dundee won their second Scottish Challenge Cup. The club has also enjoyed substantial success in some of Scottish football's less prestigious competitions, being crowned champions of the second tier a total of four times and lifting the regional Forfarshire Cup a record twenty-seven times.

Over the years, some of the best-known and most successful players to have played for Dundee include Billy Steel, Doug Cowie, Jocky Scott, Jim Duffy and Claudio Caniggia. All five players have been honoured in the club's Hall of Fame since the end of their playing careers.

Dundee play their home games at Dens Park. The ground has served as the club's home since 1899 and the stadium currently has a maximum capacity of 12,085. Dens Park's record attendance was set at 43,024 for a Scottish Cup match against Rangers back in 1953.   

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