Third Lanark A.C.

Third Lanark ( officially: Third Lanark Athletic Club ) was a Scottish football club based in Glasgow.


The club was founded in 1872 as a football team of the Third Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers under the name 3rd LRV FC ( Third Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Football Club ). As they separated from its military roots, the club was named Third Lanark.

After 1889, the victory was succeeded in the Scottish Cup, was one of the club in 1890 of the founding members of the Scottish Premier League. 1904 finished the season as Third Lanark table first and so was Scottish national champion. The following year, again succeeded in winning the Scottish Cup. In addition, the club won the Glasgow Cup several times.

In the following years the club was not very successful and often played only second-rate. 1936 succeeded once again moving into the cup final, they lost there but the Glasgow Rangers 0:1. 1960 managed to move into the final of the Scottish League Cup, but the title won Heart of Midlothian with a 2-1 success. 1963 came with the victory in the Glasgow Cup final success of the club's history. In the following years of mismanagement took hold and 1967, the club had to log in as the first club in Scottish football history, bankruptcy and was dissolved.

There are always rumors that the club could be revived by supporters.


Since 2007, succeeds an amateur club with the name Third Lanark Athletic Club, a team in the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL to keep. In the season 2011/12 the 1st Division of the League could be won. In addition, teams play in the Glasgow & District Youth Football League. In the 2013/14 season, for example, played a U19 team in the second division of this league.

In addition, the club is trying to regain the former venue Cathkin Park.


  • Scottish Cup: Champion: 1904
  • Winner: 1889, 1905
  • Runners-up: 1876, 1878, 1906, 1936
  • Finalist: 1960
  • Winner: 1903, 1904, 1909, 1963
  • Runners-up: 1891, 1906, 1907, 1914, 1924, 1938, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1958
  • Winner: 1890, 1898, 1901, 1952, 1954, 1956
  • Runners-up: 1884, 1897, 1910, 1914, 1932, 1939, 1943, 1946.

Known player

Known coach

  • William Agnew