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List of Chairmen

List of Chairmen The complete list by year of election

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League Cup Tables

League Cup Tables Currently showing 2016-2017 to 2023-2024
Shoot out winners earn 2 points, shoot out losers 1 point

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James McPake 2022-

James McPake 2022- Following the departure of John Hughes, John McPake was appointed as First Team Manager on 24 May 2022.

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John Hughes 2021-2022

John Hughes 2021-2022 John Hughes was announced as the Dunfermline manager in November 2021. The 57 year old succeeded Peter Grant but resigned after Dunfermline`s relegation to Scottish League One.

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Peter Grant 2021

Peter Grant 2021 Peter Grant was Dunfermline manager from 28th May 2021 until 31st October 2021.

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Stevie Crawford 2019-2021

Stevie Crawford 2019-2021 On the departure of Allan Johnston and Sandy Clark in January 2019, Stevie Crawford was appointed Head Coach

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Allan Johnston 2015-2019

Allan Johnston 2015-2019 On 8th May 2015 the Board of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club were delighted to announce the appointment of Allan Johnston as First Team Manager. He signed an initial one year contract, with an extension option.

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John Potter 2012-2015

John Potter 2012-2015 When John Potter took over the managerial role from Jim Jefferies he had just celebrated his 36th birthday. When Dunfermline did not make the Championship play offs he returned to his coaching role at the club.

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Jim Jefferies 2012-2014

Jim Jefferies 2012-2014 Jim Jefferies was the 28th different person to hold the position of manager of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club. This is only counting once for those that have held it twice (William Knight, Jim Leishman) and excludes caretaker managers.

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Jim McIntyre 2007-2012

Jim McIntyre 2007-2012 Jim McIntyre`s reign as Dunfermline Athletic came to an end on 16th March 2012.

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Stephen Kenny 2006-2007

Stephen Kenny 2006-2007 Successor to Jim Leishman was Stephen Kenny. Stephen left Derry City to come to East End Park. An Irishman with a fantastic record of turning the fortunes of clubs around in his own country.

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Jim Leishman 2006-2007

Jim Leishman 2006-2007 The dismissal of David Hay saw Leish step into the breach once again and he helped the Pars avoid relegation in 2004/05 before taking the club to the CIS Cup Final in March 2006.

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Davie Hay 2004-2005

Davie Hay 2004-2005 Hay`s tenure saw him in charge for 42 first team league and Cup games, only eight of which were won and a further twelve drawn thus making him one of the least successful managers in Dunfermline`s history.

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Jimmy Calderwood 1999-2004

Jimmy Calderwood 1999-2004 Jimmy Calderwood was born in Glasgow in February 1955 but earned the title of "foreign coach" since all his prior managerial experience was in Holland.

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Dick Campbell 1999

Dick Campbell 1999 The club was still in the SPL when a disillusioned Bert Paton resigned on 4th January 1999. Dick took over, initially as caretaker, and guided the Pars to a run of just one league defeat in six matches, and that was against Rangers

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Bert Paton 1993-1999

Bert Paton 1993-1999 The appointment of Bert Paton was a masterstroke; already a legend at East End Park thanks to a sublime playing career, his coaching experience and eye for talent made him the ideal choice for the task in hand.

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Jocky Scott 1991-1993

Jocky Scott 1991-1993 Coming in the aftermatch of the tempestuous Iain Munro era, the board of directors must have hoped that the appointment of Jocky Scott would pour oil on troubled waters at East End Park.

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Iain Munro 1990-1991

Iain Munro 1990-1991 Believing, rightly or wrongly, that he had contributed to Leishman`s departure, Munro bore the brunt of the fans` anger. The decision to do away with relegation gave the season an unsatisfactory conclusion, especially as Munro, under pressure to reduce the wage bill, used it to experiment with team selection.

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Jim Leishman 1983-1990

Jim Leishman 1983-1990 Although there were 39 other applicants for the job, Jim`s passion and commitment led to his appointment on a permanent basis, the first part-time manager of the club since the war and the youngest in Dunfermline`s history.

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Tom Forsyth 1980-1982

Tom Forsyth 1980-1982 The resignation of Pat Stanton early in 1982/83 gave the Board the opportunity to replace him with a seasoned campaigner capable of exploiting a potentially good squad of players.

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Pat Stanton 1980-1982

Long-serving physio Jimmy Stevenson went so far as to claim that Stanton was Dunfermline`s worst manager ever and that it was the only time he saw cliques allowed to form in the dressing room.

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Harry Melrose 1975-1980

Harry Melrose 1975-1980 The failure to qualify for the inaugural Premier League was a body blow to a club already suffering severe financial problems and, as crowds dwindled even further, Harry could do little to halt the decline as the Pars slid almost helplessly into the Second Division.

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George Miller 1972-1975

After taking over at East End on 25th February 1972, Miller helped the team gain ten points from as many matches but it prove to be too little, too late.

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David Cook 2022-

David Cook 2022- David Cook was appointed Chairman of DAFC in 2022.
DAFC became a limited company in 1919, and the role of Chairman has been filled by the individuals listed below.

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Alex Wright 1970-1972

Alex Wright 1970-1972 Alex Wright became manager of Dunfermline Athletic just as the club was about to suffer a terrible financial crisis that very nearly brought it to its knees. In what was one of the most difficult periods of the club`s history,

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George Farm 1967-1970

George Farm remains one of only two Dunfermline managers to bring a national trophy to East End Park during an illustrious career in the game that came to a sadly premature end.

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Ross McArthur 2016-2022

Ross McArthur 2016-2022 After a highly distinguished career in the Financial Sector, Ross McArthur led the successful attempt of PARS United CIC to bring Dunfermline out of Administration in 2013.

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Willie Cunningham 1964-1967

When Stein left in the spring of 1964, Willie was seen as the ideal replacement, a decision that was entirely vindicated over the next three seasons. In his first full season, the Pars should have won the league title.

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Bob Garmony 2013-2016

Bob Garmony 2013-2016 Bob Garmory, Bob Purvis and Jim Thomson, all of the Purvis Group were instrumental in getting Dunfermline Athletic out of administration

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Jock Stein 1960-1964

Jock Stein 1960-1964 Without question, Jock Stein remains the greatest and most influential manager in Dunfermline`s history, a man who transformed a small provincial club of little merit into one of the most feared and respected outfits in Europe.

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Andy Dickson 1955-1960

If there is one manager in Dunfermline`s history who genuinely rose through the ranks it is Andy Dickson, a local lad who began as a ball boy before embarking on an incredible journey that took him from groundsman to manager in the space of six years.

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Bobby Ancell 1951-1955

After spending 1948/49 with Aberdeen he was approached by Dunfermline with regard to their vacant managerial position. He turned the offer down and but when Dunfermline turned to him again, this time in 1952, he accepted the job.

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Webber Lees 1948-1951

The first manager to guide Dunfermline Athletic to a major final at Hampden Park, William Webber Lees ultimately fell foul of the boardroom machinations that bedevilled the club in the years following the Second World War.

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Bobby Calder 1947-1948

Born in Rutherglen, Glasgow, Bobby Calder was perhaps unique in that he made the unusual transition from referee to manager.

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Willie McAndrew 1947

McAndrew took over at Dunfermline on 13th February 1947 on a salary of £500 per annum plus the free tenancy of a house in Shamrock Street. His six-month tenure saw him oversee only twelve matches, eight of them defeats, the lowest number of any manager in the club`s history

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Sandy Archibald 1939-1946

Formally appointed on 16th October 1939, he was paid £4 per week for administrative work as well as looking after the team, which was preparing to take part in the eastern section of the Emergency League.

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Peter Wilson 1938-1939

Prior to the appointment of Jim McIntyre, the only other player/manager in the Athletic`s history was former Scottish international Peter Wilson back in season 1938/39.

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David Taylor 1936-1938

A 4-0 defeat by Airdrie at the end of February ended all hope of promotion and, as the team slipped down the table, Taylor surprised the board by tendering his resignation on 10th April 1938.

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William Knight 1930-1936

In 1930, with the club back in the Second Division, Willie Knight returned for a second spell in charge when Paterson resigned following wholesale boardroom changes.

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Sandy Paterson 1925-1930

In the summer of 1925, Sandy Paterson stunned supporters of Cowdenbeath by resigning in order to take over as manager of local rivals Dunfermline.

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William Knight 1922-1925

It was perhaps appropriate that on Monday, 13th March 1922 William Knight became the first ever manager of Dunfermline Athletic, his family having been prominent in the formation of the club back in 1885.

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John Yorkston 1999-2013

John Yorkston 1999-2013 A life long Pars fan John was appointed chairman on 11 June 1999, just after their relegation from the SPL, and at various times board positions on league and association bodies in addition to his club role.

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Roy Woodrow 1991-1999

Roy Woodrow 1991-1999 Roy Woodrow joined the Board in 1986 and was chairman during which time the club reached fifth place in the then Premier League and also managed two league cup semi-finals.

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Mel Rennie 1986-1991

Mel Rennie 1986-1991 An avid supporter of the Pars, and a good friend of chairman Leonard Jack, Mr Rennie joined the Board as a director in 1971.

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Jimmy Watters 1982-1986

Chairman during the centenary celebrations and the person who appointed Jim Leishman manager in October 1983

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John Yellowley 1971-1982

John Yellowley 1971-1982 John became Chairman of the Club following the sudden death of Leonard Jack and held that position until 1982 when Jimmy Watters took over at the helm.

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Leonard Jack 1970-1971

Leonard Jack 1970-1971

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Andrew Watson 1963-1970

Andrew Watson 1963-1970

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David Thomson 1957-1963

Dunfermline Athletic`s Glory Days in the 1960s would never have happened without the foresight and ambition of David Thomson. He transformed the club both on and off the field during his time as chairman.

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Match Reports

[ THIS PART OF OUR WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED ]

The Trust`s long-term objective is to include a report of every first team match played by DAFC, and we appreciate the help being given to us by DC Thomson & Co Ltd.

The initial reports uploaded so far can be found HERE. Considerable work is needed to develop this record of DAFC matches, and anybody wishing to assist should contact the Trust .

Match Reports stretching back to 1997 are hosted on DAFC official website

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