|Fraserburgh Football Club
was formed in 1910 and play at Bellslea Park. Prior to 1910 they played as a
select side made up of the best players from the local amateur league. In
1909 there was a campaign in the town to form a team to play as Fraserburgh
Football Club. The campaign was successful and they decided to play on the
ground used by a team called Bellsleys FC. The name was changed to Bellslea
to coincide with a hotel across the road called The Bellslea Hotel which is
now a car showroom. Fraserburgh's first ever match was an away tie in the
Qualifying Cup against deadly rivals Peterhead. Fraserburgh were victorious
by 3 goals to 1. In their very first season they went on to win the
Aberdeenshire Cup, defeating Buckie Thistle at Pittodrie Stadium.
They were granted admission into the Highland
League in 1921 and up until that time they competed in the Aberdeenshire Cup
and Scottish Cup. They play in the Highland League, which is comprised of 15
It is a semi-professional league and
unlike some other countries the winners do not get promotion to the Scottish
League. Four teams every season Qualify for the Scottish Cup from the
Highland League. This is done by playing in the Scottish Qualifying Cup
(North) with the four semi-finalists gaining entry.
The town of Fraserburgh, known locally as
"the Broch", has a population of roughly 15,000 "Brochers".
The team colours are Black and White
Stripes and this is because in the late 1890's a local Fish Merchant had
connections in Newcastle and the kit for the select side was borrowed from Newcastle
United FC and the tradition was kept. This was further enhanced when after
the Second World War when clothes were rationed the Broch found themselves
without a strip. Newcastle United were approached and Fraserburgh were
kitted out in the strips worn by Newcastle United the previous season.
Probably the most famous game in the
history of the club came on January 31st 1959 when "Broch " defeated Dundee
1-0 at the Bellslea Park in the Scottish Cup. Dundee at the time were one of
the top teams in the country and it is still regarded as one of the biggest
shocks in the Scottish game.
However, the game most fondly remembered
by Broch fans was the 10-0 victory away to Peterhead in the Highland League
Cup on August 14th 1974. Many an argument between the rival supporters has
been ended with two simple words "ten nil".
Cup Winners - 1958-59,
1972-73, 1991-92, 1993-94,
Scottish Qualifying Cup (North) Winners
1957-58, 1995-96, 2006-07 Runners Up-
1958-59, 1968-69, 1987-88,
1990-91, 1997-98, 1999-2000.
Aberdeenshire Cup Winners
1910-11, 1937-38, 1955-56, 1963-64, 1972-73, 1975-76, 1996-97,
Runners Up- 1912-13, 1922-23, 1926-27,
1927-28, 1929-30, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1961-62, 1964-65, 1981-82, 1982-83,
1984-85, 2000-01, 2004-05.
Aberdeenshire Charity Cup Winners
1911-12, 1913-14, 1921-22,
Runners Up - 1910-11, 1922-23, 1923-24.
Aberdeenshire Shield Winners -
1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1999-2000,
1990-91, 2001-02, 2006-07
Fleming Shield Winners
Bells League Cup
1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1978-79.
1992-93, 1993-94, 2003-2004.
League Cup Winners - 1996-97,
Aberdeenshire League Champions - 1994-95, 1995-96,