St. Johnstone F.C.
The FC St. Johnstone ( officially: St. Johnstone Football Club ) is a professional football club based in Perth, Scotland. He was named after the medieval name for Perth - " St. John's Toun, " according to the local church dedicated to John the Baptist - named. Since 2009, the club plays in the Scottish Premier League.
The club was founded in 1884 by players of a cricket club, which looked for a job after the season. Club members rented some land near the South Inch, also known as Recreation Ground, and was the first home of FC St. Johnstone. As the site was too small they switched to the other side of Perth and built since the Muirton Park, which the home should be for the next 65 years. It took a long time before they could show some real successes in the club's history. 1969 reached to the final of the Scottish League Cup final but lost against Celtic Glasgow 1-0. In the 1970/71 season they finished third behind Celtic and Aberdeen, but ahead of the Rangers. This 3rd place entitled to participate in the UEFA Cup 1971/72, where you could even throw the Hamburger SV from the competition, on the third round but not beyond came. 1996/97 could again ascend to the first league and remain there until 2002. The 1998/99 season you can probably be one of the most successful call for the club. The League you joined as third, reached the final of the League Cup and the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup. Due to the League placement you took 1999/ 00 once again participate in the UEFA Cup. But failed in the very first round at AS Monaco. After relegation in 2002 they played in the second league in Scotland.
2009 managed to rise again in the Scottish Premier League. Even before the last game you could secure the championship title of the First Division, as St. Johnstone won 3-1 against Greenock Morton, while second-placed Partick Thistle FC lost 0-1 against Airdrie United. After the rise of the club reached two consecutive time a digit place in the table and was able to finally qualify for the UEFA Europa League 2012/13.
- First Division champions (7): 1924, 1960, 1963, 1983, 1990, 1997, 2009
- Scottish League Challenge Cup Winners ( 1): 2008