9th July 1867

Queen’s Park FC is founded

Queen’s Park FC, also known as The Spiders, was founded at a meeting held at 3 Eglinton Terrace, Glasgow, at half past eight on the evening of 9 July 1867. Its home ground is at Hampden Park, and the club has a policy of not paying its players: it believes they should play for the love of playing.

Queen’s Park is the oldest association football club in Scotland and provided all of the team members for Scotland’s first international match, when it played England in 1872. In later years, it counted Alex Ferguson and Andy Roxborough among its players. They went on to manage Manchester United and the Scottish national side respectively.



Other events that occured in July

FREE Scotland history newsletter

Don't miss our weekly update on Scotland's fascinating history. We promise never to sell your data to anyone else, and there's a super-easy unsubscribe link on the bottom of each email so you can leave whenever you want.