St. Mirren

Founded In
1877
Location
Paisley, Scotland

St. Mirren

About St. Mirren

St. Mirren Football Club was first established in Paisley in 1877 by the members of a gentleman's club. Nicknamed The Saints, the club is named after Saint Mirin, the Patron Saint of the town. Over the years, St. Mirren have enjoyed some major success in cup competitions but have never won the Scottish league title.

The 1979-80 season saw the team produce one of its best ever seasons, including a 3rd place finish in the league; their highest ever in the top flight. In addition, the club beat Bristol City to win the Anglo-Scottish Cup. In doing so, they became the only Scottish winners in the six-year history of the competition.

St. Mirren have enjoyed significant success at domestic level. In total, the team have lifted the Scottish Cup on three occasions, with those wins coming in the 1925-26, 1958-59 and 1986-87 seasons. Their opponents in the cup finals were Celtic, Aberdeen and Dundee United, respectively. In 2012-13, the team lifted the Scottish League Cup for the first time, beating Hearts in the final. In addition, they have won the regional Renfrewshire Cup 54 times; more than any other team. St. Mirren have competed in the UEFA Cup four different times, but have never made it beyond the second round of the competition.

Some of the most notable footballers to have played for the team throughout its history include Hugh Murray, who holds the record for appearances; David McCrae, who is the club's record goalscorer and Iain Munro, who had two spells with the club and became a full Scotland international, earning 7 caps.

St. Mirren Park has been the club's home since the ground's opening in 2009. Sometimes referred to as Greenhill Road, it is able to hold a total of 8,023 spectators and is regularly used by the Scotland under-21 team.