The FC Livingston ( officially: Livingston Football Club ) - founded in 1943 - is a professional football club based in Livingston, Scotland.
The club is originally from Edinburgh was founded in 1943 as Ferranti Thistle. When it was in 1974 elected to the league, the name had to be changed because the name Ferranti promotional material was used. As the team played in the Meadowbank Stadium, called henceforth Meadowbank Thistle. The team was relocated to the newly founded town of Livingston in 1995, changed the club name, the colors and crest. The neukreierte club won the 1995/96 Third Division and within the next five years, the Second Division and the First Division were both finished in first place.
Livingston's first season was 1995/96, crowned by winning the Scottish Division Three. Three years later, the team also won the Division Two and 2000/01 Division One and came only six years after the founding club in the Premier League before. Again, it was an immediate success, finishing in third place, which being eligible for participation in the UEFA Cup. Livingston won the first national trophy in 2003/ 04, as the Livi Lions won the Scottish League Cup against Hibernian with a 2-0 at Hampden Park.
On 11 February 2006 Paul Lambert as manager resigned after 12 losses in a row, as Livingston was already Table. He was replaced by former player John Robertson.
Despite good performances Livingston ultimately rose from in May 2006. After poor performances John Robertson was released on 15 April 2007. He was succeeded on 22 May 2007, the former Hibs assistant coach Mark Proctor.
Under the sixth place 2006/2007 and a seventh place in the following season Livi sniffed the 08/ 09 season, the first time the rise. The young hungry team with his new star Leigh Griffiths proved ultimately, however, as too inconstant and the success was overshadowed by the financial problems of the club. These financial problems culminated on 5 August 2009 finally in the relegation of the club in the Third Division.
- Scottish League Cup: 2004