Dunfermline Athletic

Club History


Virtual Museum

The Trust`s long-term objective is to have a museum and display area at East End Park, where fans can view and enjoy DAFC`s rich heritage, and can carry out research into the club`s history.

Until then, this site will be used as a "Virtual Museum" to illustrate items from the club`s tangible heritage. At present, many of these can be seen by clicking on the following:-
DAFC Centenary Gifts in 1985
Heritage Trust Glassware
Heritage Trust Medals
Heritage Trust Pennants
Heritage Trust Plaques
Heritage Trust Plates
Heritage Trust Framed Prints
Heritage Trust Framed Shirts
Heritage Trust Trophies

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Cup Winners` Medals

Cup Winners` Medals Scottish BP Youth Cup Winners` Medal 1987/88, and Reserve League East Winners medals for 1986/87 and 1992/93.

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Honours

Honours Club and individuals roll of honour

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Dunfermline Athletic Timeline

Dunfermline Athletic Timeline Key Dates in the History of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club

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Players with over 200 appearances

Players with over 200 appearances List of players who have made over 200 appearances for Dunfermline Athletic

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Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognise some of DAFC`s greatest servants and heroes by including them for all time on a Roll of Honour. The first event was at the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline on 27 November 2004.

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The Story of East End Park

The Story of East End Park Nine panels showing the history of East End Park have been designed and installed by the Heritage Trust in and around the foyer at the main entrance to EEP.

These panels are part of a wider project that involves a total of 42 information panels being installed around the stadium, including 15 ("Record Breakers") in the concourse of the Norrie McCathie Stand.

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Pars in Europe

Pars in Europe The Complete Record - so far!
Forty two matches from 1961 to 1970, then two in 2004 against Icelandic team FH Hafnarfjordur and two more in 2007 against BK Hacken.

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Season 2017-2018

Season 2017-2018 The Pars made the promotion play-offs but unfortunately the play-off opponents were Dundee United and after a 0-0 draw at East End Park, the bogey struck again when despite being the better team, Dunfermline lost 2-1 at Tannadice.

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2015-2016 League One Champions

2015-2016 League One Champions Allan Johnston led Dunfermline back to the Championship with promotion assured from 26th March 2016

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Season 2015-2016

Season 2015-2016 League One Champions and celebrations our return to the Championship in March with five games to spare.

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Dissertation: Club, Community and Coal

The Heritage Trust was delighted to be able to help James Canavan with his dissertation for a Master's degree from De Montfort University in Leicester.

The full title is "Club, Community and Coal: A Case Study of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club in the 1980s", and can be read or downloaded by clicking the link below.

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Statistics

[ THIS PART OF OUR WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED ]

The Trust's objective is to make this website the site of choice for all statistical information relating to DAFC.

The information will either be hosted here, or will be linked to an authoritative external site. Considerable work is needed to achieve this objective, and anybody wishing to assist should contact the Trust .

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Players

Players [ THIS PART OF OUR WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED ]

The Heritage Trust aims to provide on this site a short profile of EVERY player who has appeared in the DAFC first team in a nationally sanctioned competition. This ambitious project has already begun and the initial information will shortly appear here.

If you would like to help, please contact the Trust.

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October 2013 - A New Beginning

October 2013 - A New Beginning Bob Garmory:- "We are at the start of a long journey, our place in Scottish football in our opinion is not in the third tier.

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March 2013 Club enters administration

March 2013 Club enters administration Dunfermline Athletic FC appoint PKF as Interim Managers

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2010-2011 First Division Champions

2010-2011 First Division Champions This season`s achievement is the third time that Dunfermline Athletic has won the Scottish First Division championship - the others were in season 1988-1989 and 1995-1996.

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Season 2010-2011

Season 2010-2011 Jim McIntyre`s team win the First Division Title

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Season 2008-2009

Season 2008-2009 Athletic finished third on 51 points with a goal difference of 8. They scored 65 goals in all competitions, with Andy Kirk top scorer with 16 goals.

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Season 2005-2006

Season 2005-2006 A total of 45 goals had been scored with Mark Burchill on 16 as top scorer.

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First Hall of Fame - November 2004

First Hall of Fame - November 2004 First inductees to the Hall of Fame were - Jimmy McConville JP, Jock Stein CBE, Willie Cunningham, George Farm, Ron Mailer, Jim MacLean, Roy Barry, Joe Nelson, Charlie Dickson

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Second Hall of Fame - October 2005

Second Hall of Fame - October 2005 Harry Melrose
Pat Gardner
Sam Hutchison
John Lunn
Alex Edwards
George Miller
Jim Leishman

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Third Hall of Fame - March 2007

Third Hall of Fame - March 2007 Jim Herriott
Bent Martin
George Peebles
Duncan Simpson, Programme Editor & Club Historian
Alex Smith
Eddie Connachan

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Fergie`s Hall of Fame - September 2007

Fergie`s Hall of Fame - September 2007 Alex Ferguson ranks fifth in the table of all time scorers for Dunfermline Athletic.

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Fifth Hall of Fame - October 2008

Fifth Hall of Fame - October 2008 Club honours Sixties legends Willie Callaghan, Bert Paton and Jim Thomson. Seventies favourites Jim Bowie and Hugh Whyte and Centenary Club Chairman Pete Campbell for services to the club.

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Sixth Hall of Fame - November 2009

Sixth Hall of Fame - November 2009 Kenny Thomson, Bobby Robertson, Norrie McCathie and John Watson inducted

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Seventh Hall of Fame - October 2010

Seventh Hall of Fame - October 2010 Cammy Fraser, Jackie Sinclair, Ian Westwater and Stevie Crawford were inducted into the Dunfermline Athletic Hall of Fame at a function held at Forresters Park Resort on Saturday 9th October 2010.

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Eighth Hall of Fame - November 2011

Eighth Hall of Fame - November 2011 2011 Inductees:- Andy Tod, Hamish French, Jackie McNamara, John Sweeney, Jackie Williamson, Dan McLindon, Dave Thomson and Tommy McDonald (posthumously).

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Ninth Hall of Fame - November 2012

Ninth Hall of Fame - November 2012 The Ninth Hall of Fame was held in the Kingdom Suite at East End Park on Saturday 10th November 2012.
Membership bestowed upon Andy Wilson, Bobby Skinner, Allan Evans, Istvan Kozma, Alex Mill.

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Tenth Hall of Fame - April 2019

Tenth Hall of Fame - April 2019 Tenth Hall of Fame - 27th April 2019
Stewart Petrie
Mo Hutton
Scott Thomson

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Season 2003-2004

Season 2003-2004 Scottish Cup Finalists, a return to Europe next season confirmed. The team had finished 4th with 53 points, they had scored 63 goals in all competitions with the top scorer being Stevie Crawford with 17 goals.

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Installation of artificial playing surface

Installation of artificial playing surface On 20th September 2003 Dunfermline opened their new surface park

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Eleventh Hall of Fame - April 2023

Eleventh Hall of Fame - April 2023 Ross Jack and Gary Mason were inducted at the Eleventh Hall of Fame held at the Glen Pavilion on 29th April 2023

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Season 2002-2003

Season 2002-2003 Dunfermline finished 5th with 46 points and Stevie Crawford bagged 23 goals to finish as the highest scoring Scot in the SPL.

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Season 2001-2002

Season 2001-2002 Dunfermline finished 6th with 45 points. Top scorer was Stevie Crawford with only 9 goals. Marco Ruitenbeek managed 11 shut outs. Barry Nicholson played 41 games with Andrius Skerla and Stevie Crawford both on 40.

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Season 2000-2001

Season 2000-2001 Dunfermline finished in 9th position as Jimmy Calderwood delivered on phase 1 and provided a season of improvement.

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Football in the new century

Football in the new century The Pars entered the new century in the old first division (now the Championship), but with Jimmy Calderwood at the helm there were good times ahead.

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Season 1999-2000

Season 1999-2000 Dick Campbell leaves, the Two Jimmies arrive and promotion achieved

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Football at the end of the twentieth century

Football at the end of the twentieth century Chris Wisharts potted history began with Football In The Glorious 60s

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Season 1997-1998

Season 1997-1998 The Pars finished 8th, as Hibs were relegated. Despite Athletics poor season, Andy Smith scored 26 goals - the top native Scottish goalscorer

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Season 1996-1997

Season 1996-1997 Paton`s Premier Pars. Dunfermline finishing 5th in the Bells Premier League.

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1995-96 First Division Champions

1995-96 First Division Champions The Pars `˜Helicopter` Saturday as Paton`s Aces lift the First Division title

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Season 1994-1995

Season 1994-1995 Dunfermline had only lost four games all season and had scored a total of 83 goals with Stewart Petrie top scorer with 21 goals. The Pars lost out to Aberdeen in Premier League play-off

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Season 1993-1994

Season 1993-1994 Bert Paton takes over as Manager with Dick Campbell his assistant.

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1991-1992 League Cup Finalists

1991-1992 League Cup Finalists This was an occasion more memorable than the match. Dunfermline back on a national final for the first time since 1968 and a whole new generation of Dunfermline supporters enjoyed the build up to this cup final.

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Season 1989-1990

Season 1989-1990 Istvan Kozma arrives, Dunfermline top of the SPL in November. Survival in the Premier League, Harry Melrose appointed General Manager, Ross Jack top native Scot scorer in SPL, with 21 goals. Iain Munro replaces Jim Leishman as manager

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Season 1988-1989

Season 1988-1989 Pars bounce back up as champions and with Ross Jack as top scorer with 18 goals and John Watson with 16,

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1987-1988 BP Youth Cup Winners

1987-1988 BP Youth Cup Winners In 1988 Dunfermline won the BP Youth Cup,

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Season 1986-1987

Season 1986-1987 Norrie McCathie had played in all 46 games as Dunfermline finally made it to the Scottish Premier League.

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Season 1985-1986

Season 1985-1986 Centenary season, Pars win Second Division title by two points from Queen of the South. 91 goals with John Watson scoring 31 goals. Ian Westwater had 21 shut outs

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Eastenders - for the record

Eastenders - for the record February 1986: The behind-the-scenes story of the other EastEnders by Leslie G Peters of The Courier.

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Season 1984-1985

Season 1984-1985 Great improvement but it was glorious failure for Dunfermline

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Season 1979-1980

Season 1979-1980 Dunfermline finish 10th place, Sandy McNaughton was top scorer with 19 goals, well in front of anyone else. Despite playing in a higher division, crowds were down to an average of around 2,600.

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Season 1978-1979

Season 1978-1979 Promotion at third time lucky for Pars. Mike Leonard with 24 goals was voted the Second Division Players` Player of the Year

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Season 1977-1978

Season 1977-1978 The Pars were condemned to yet another season in the basement.

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Season 1974-1975

Season 1974-1975 No SPL for Dunfermline. Jim Leishman incurs serious injury.

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Season 1973-1974

Season 1973-1974 Once again saved by goal difference. Captain Alex Kinninmonth and Ken Mackie appeared in all 46 matches. Ken Mackie was top scorer with 17 goals.

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Season 1972-1973

Season 1972-1973 The Highest Scoring Team In British Senior Soccer! Dunfermline win promotion back into the top division and in doing so, had scored 101 goals in all competitions. Graham Shaw led the way with 26 goals, Ken Mackie 24 and Dennis Nelson 15.

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1969/1970 Inter Cities Fairs Cup

1969/1970 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Memorabilia from the Inter Cities Fairs Cup ties against Girondins de Bordeaux, Gwardia Warsaw and Anderlecht

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1968/1969 European Cup Winners Cup

1968/1969 European Cup Winners Cup Memorabilia from European Cup Winners Cup ties against Apoel, Olympiakos and Slovan Bratislava

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Season 1968-1969

Season 1968-1969 A glorious run in Europe provided the highlight to the season, but it should not be ignored that the Club finished third in the League and qualified again for Europe.

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1968 North American Tour Memorabilia

1968 North American Tour Memorabilia In the summer of 68 Dunfermline as Scottish Cup holders played English Champions, Manchester City in a series of challenge matches across North America. The first of four matches was played in Toronto.

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1968 Scottish Cup Celebrations

1968 Scottish Cup Celebrations Images of the Scottish Cup returning to Dunfermline

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1968 Scottish Cup Winners

1968 Scottish Cup Winners Managed by George Farm and captained by Roy Barry, Dunfermline Athletic won the Scottish Cup for the second time in their history.

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Season 1966-1967

Season 1966-1967 Unusual but no qualification for Europe. After netting 29 goals this season Alex Ferguson left. As if that was not bad enough, Willie Cunningham announced, in June1967, that he was resigning.

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1966/1967 Inter Cities Fairs Cup

1966/1967 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Memorabilia from the Inter Cities Fairs Cup ties against FC Frigg and Dinamo Zagreb

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Season 1965-1966

Season 1965-1966 The team had to be content with a 4th place finish and no silverware. What should not be forgotten, though, was that 94 League goals had been scored and well over a hundred in all competitions.

Alex Ferguson scored 39 goals of his own with Bert Paton on 25,

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1965/1966 Inter Cities Fairs Cup

1965/1966 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Memorabilia from the Inter Cities Fairs Cup ties against Boldklub 1903, Spartak Brno and Real Zaragoza

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1965 Scottish Cup Finalists

1965 Scottish Cup Finalists The second Scottish Cup Final for Dunfermline Athletic came in 1965.

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Season 1964-1965

Season 1964-1965 After all 56 games The Pars had come so close to a treble and closer still to a League and Cup double.

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1964/1965 Inter Cities Fairs Cup

1964/1965 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Memorabilia from Inter Cities Fairs Cup ties against Orgryte, VFB Stuttgart, Athletico Bilbao

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The Stein Era

The Stein Era Jock Stein worked his magic on Dunfermline to win the Scottish Cup for the first time ever in 1961 and lead the club into European competition.

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Reflections from 1964

Reflections from 1964 Chris Wishart describes life as a Pars fan from 1964

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Season 1962-1963

Season 1962-1963 Dunfermline finished 8th in a season memorable for its European ties against Everton and Valencia

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1962/1963 Inter Cities Fairs Cup

1962/1963 Inter Cities Fairs Cup Memorabilia from the Inter Cities Fairs Cup ties against Everton and Valencia

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Season 1961-1962

Season 1961-1962 4th in the League, Scottish Cup Semi-Finalists and the Quarter-Finalists in the European Cup Winners Cup.

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1961/1962 European Cup Winners Cup

1961/1962 European Cup Winners Cup Memorabilia from the European Cup Winners Cup ties against St Patricks Athletic, Vardar Skopje and Ujpest Dozsa

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Season 1960-1961

Season 1960-1961 Jock Stein more than achieved his aim to make Dunfermline an established top rate club. They finished safely in 12th place, won the Scottish Cup and had European Football to look forward to.

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The route to Scottish Cup Success in 1961

The route to Scottish Cup Success in 1961 From the appointment of Jock Stein to lifting the Scottish Cup

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Building of the 1961 Cup Winning team

Building of the 1961 Cup Winning team Building the 1961 Cup winning team started ten years before in March 1951 when Ron Mailer joined the Club from Auchterarder Primrose.

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Season 1959-1960

Season 1959-1960 Dunfermline finished 13th, 7 points clear of second bottom club Stirling Albion. Top scorer was Charlie Dickson with a remarkable 29 goals. Jock Stein`s team were not only unbeaten but had won every game under his charge.

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Club Badge designed

Club Badge designed The crest depicts the Malcolm Canmore Tower. The tower was adopted by the town of Dunfermline to be used for the Burgh Arms and Pittencrieff Park is represented by the blue and black area behind the tower.

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The Road to Hampden 1949

The Road to Hampden 1949 Dunfermline reached their first national final when they played East Fife in the League Cup Final 1949-1950

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Origins of club nickname

Origins of club nickname It is clear that they started to be known as the Pars in the early 1900s but the exact reason for the nickname being adopted have never been fully known.

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History 1874-1959

History 1874-1959 In owing their existence to the game of cricket, Dunfermline Athletic are in the good company of clubs like former European Champions Aston Villa and AC Milan.

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