Dunfermline Athletic F.C.

Dunfermline Athletic ( officially: Dunfermline Athletic Football Club ) - also known as The Pars - is a Scottish football club based in Dunfermline, the second largest city in the former coalfield Fife. The club wears his games at East End Park stadium.


As of 1874, some players played from Dunfermline Cricket Club regularly in winter football, so as to keep fit. Almost ten years later from a separate department and this was cleaved from the cricket club. It was the Dunfermline Athletic Football Club, wearing his original club name today. In 1909, the Central Football League was founded, those of the club in 1911 and 1912 won.

In the 1960s, Dunfermline enjoyed great success, especially the profits of the Scottish FA Cup in 1961 and 1968. Encouraged by the fact the club was able to draw attention to themselves on an international level. In Europe Cup Winners' Cup in 1968/69 we made ​​the semi-finals and was eliminated there by eventual winners Slovan Bratislava from Czechoslovakia. As a founding father of the former success of the team was the legendary coach Jock Stein.

As of the 2000 /01 season Dunfermline played back in the top flight, the Scottish Premier League. After seven seasons in the first division of the club was relegated in season 2006/ 07 from the second division. On the other hand much more successful was the occurrence in Scottish FA Cup, where they lost only in the final against Celtic Glasgow. Since Celtic but was already qualified for international matches, Dunfermline participated as a second division side in the UEFA Cup 2007/ 08. There, however, the club already retired in the second qualifying round against the Swedish representative BK Hacken. Since 4 December 2007, the Scot Jim McIntyre is coach of the club. As a coach, he led the Pars until the 5th Place and in the following year in third position in the First Division. In the season 2010/11 Dunfermline rose in the SPL to go directly to descend again in the next season. Early 2013 had to file for bankruptcy and financial reasons emit more of the best players in the club. This weakening could not absorb the club and rose through the play-offs, at the end of the 2012/13 season in the newly formed third division, the Scottish League One, from. In October 2013, took over after the completion of the insolvency proceedings, the Fangruppierung " Pars United", the club's management.


  • Scottish Cup Winners: 1961, 1968
  • Scottish First Division champions ( 3) - 1989, 1996, 2011
  • Scottish Second Division champion ( 2) - 1926, 1986
  • Scottish League Cup Runner ( 3): 1950, 1992, 2006
  • European Cup Winners' Cup: Semi-finals in 1968/69

Current squad - 2013/14 season

(As of November 17, 2013 )

Players and coaches

Coach Chronicle


  • William Knight (1922-1925)
  • Sandy Paterson (1925-1930)
  • William Knight (1930-1936)
  • David Taylor (1936-1938)
  • Peter Wilson (1938-1939)
  • Scotland Sandy Archibald (1939-1946)
  • William McAndrew (1947 )
  • Bobby Calder (1947-1948)
  • Sandy Terris (1948-1949)
  • Lee Webber (1949-1951)
  • Tom Younger (1951-1952)
  • Scotland Bobby Ancell (1952-1955)
  • Scotland Andy Dickson (1955-1960)
  • Scotland Jock Stein (1960-1964)
  • Northern Ireland Willie Cunningham (1964-1967)
  • Scotland Farm George (1967-1970)


  • Scotland Andy Stevenson (1970 )
  • Scotland George Miller (1972-1975)
  • Scotland Jimmy Thomson ( 1975)
  • Harry Scotland Melrose (1975-1980)
  • Scotland Pat Stanton (1980-1982)
  • Scotland Jimmy Thomson ( 1982)
  • Scotland Tom Forsyth (1982-1983)
  • Scotland Jim Leishman (1983-1990)
  • Scotland Iain Munro (1990-1991)
  • Scotland Jocky Scott (1991-1993)
  • Scotland Bert Paton (1993-1999)
  • Scotland Dick Campbell ( 1999)
  • Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl (1999)
  • Scotland Jimmy Calderwood (1999-2004)
  • Scotland David Hay (2004-2005)
  • Scotland Jim Leishman (2005-2006)
  • Ireland Stephen Kenny (2006-2007)
  • Scotland Jim McIntyre (2008-2012)
  • Scotland Jim Jefferies (2012 - )

Known player



  • Scotsman Jim Leishman


  • Hungarian István Kozma




As any football club, the Pars have their hymen and club songs. Best known are "Into the Valley," the former local punk band " The Skids ", which is played at home matches before kick-off, and the " Bluebell Polka" by Jimmy Shand, which is always true after the final whistle.


The traditionally greatest rivalries of Dunfermline Athletic made ​​to the neighbors Raith Rovers ( " Fife Derby " ) and Falkirk that is on the other side of the river Forth. Other rivalries exist with the likewise derived from Fife clubs Cowdenbeath and East Fife.