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Falkirk F.C.
Full name Falkirk Football Club
Nickname(s) The Bairns
Founded 1876
Ground Falkirk Stadium,
Falkirk, Scotland
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Martin Ritchie
Manager Eddie May
League Scottish Premier League
2008/09 Scottish Premier League, 10th

Falkirk Football Club is a Scottish professional football club currently playing in the Scottish Premier League.


In the club's early years, a wide number of pitches and stadia were used. In 1885, the site of Brockville Park in Falkirk was leased, and there the club remained until the last day of the 2002-03 season. Due to Brockville's central location in the town, and the SPL's stringent stadium requirements, the dilapidated Brockville site, home of Falkirk for over 100 years, was no longer suitable for the club's ambitions. For season 2003-04, the club groundshared with Stenhousemuir at Ochilview stadium on the outskirts of the town. At the start of 2004-05 they moved into their new purpose built stadium which meets SPL criteria. The ground currently consists of two stands with a third due to start in the coming months.

The old Brockville ground was demolished in 2003/2004 and the land is now home to a branch of the Morrisons supermarket, which has several items of Falkirk F.C. memorabilia on site, including a turnstile from the old ground.

Current squad

As of 9 July 2009

No. Position Player
1 Austria GK Robert Olejnik
2 Scotland DF Darren Barr (captain)
3 Scotland DF Tam Scobbie
4 Scotland DF Marc Twaddle
5 Scotland DF Jackie McNamara
6 Scotland DF Brian McLean
8 Scotland MF Burton O'Brien
9 England FW Carl Finnigan
10 Scotland MF Scott Arfield
11 Scotland MF Ryan Flynn (on loan from Liverpool)
12 Scotland FW Mark Stewart
14 Scotland DF Chris Mitchell
15 Scotland FW Kevin Moffat
16 Scotland FW Dayne Robertson
18 Scotland DF Brian Allison
No. Position Player
19 Scotland MF Sean Lynch
21 Scotland FW Alex MacDonald (on loan from Burnley)
22 Slovenia FW Danijel Marčeta (on loan from FK Partizan)
23 Portugal MF Vítor Lima
24 Iceland FW Kjartan Finnbogason (on loan from Sandefjord Fotball)
25 Northern Ireland DF Dermot McCaffrey
29 Canada GK Josh Wagenaar
31 Scotland GK Michael Andrews
35 Scotland MF Stewart Murdoch
36 Scotland DF Paul Sludden
37 Scotland DF Lee Bullen
38 Scotland MF Craig McLeish
39 Scotland DF Keiran Stallard
56 Sweden DF Erik Schultz-Eklund
- England MF Sean Fraser

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