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Formation

St Mirren Football Club was formed in 1877, playing their first football match on the 6th October 1877 at their home ground at Shortroods.

The club was formed by members of the St Mirren Cricket Club, who also participated in Rugby Football.
The cricket club had been formed in 1875 and also played their home matches at Shortroods.
The first Association Football match played by St Mirren included six members of the cricket team in their number.

The first Saints line up was: - J. Adam, J. Fisher, J. Stewart, J. Goold, W. Reid, J. Shearer, J. Paterson, J. Galbraith, F. Muir, T. Graham and D. Drennan.
John Goold had the honour of scoring St.Mirren’s first goal in a 1-0 victory. 
They were to come back down to earth in the following weeks however as first Vale of Caldon visited Shortroods and inflicted Saints first defeat and then, on the 20th October, Saints travelled to Pollockshields in Glasgow to play Ailsa Reserves in their first away match. They were soundly defeated 7-1.

Since 1877, Saints have played a major part in the history of Scottish Football, being founder members of the Scottish Football league in 1890.
They have played the majority of their time in the top league with just 20 season outwith that elite level.
They have won three Scottish Cups, one League Cup, four second level league titles, the Scottish League Challenge Cup, Anglo Scottish Cup and numerous other trophies.
They have represented Scotland in European competition on four occasions during the 1980's.

Within the pages of this site, you will find details of every major triumph and more than a few disasters, that have all combined to make St Mirren FC what it is today.