Mirren Football Club was formed in 1877, playing their first football match on the 6th October 1877 at their home ground at
The club was formed by members of the St Mirren Cricket Club, who also participated in Rugby
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
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.