European Football

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UEFA Cup 

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UEFA Cup Winners Cup

St. Mirren first competed in European competition in season 1980-81 having qualified for the UEFA Cup by finishing third in the previous seasons Premier League.

 
First opponents were IF Elfsborg of Sweden. Saints opened up their European account with a 2-1 victory. 
Doug Somner has the honour of claiming Saints first ever European goal. 


Saints have competed on a further three occasions and provided some memorable nights for the supporters. 
Their first three competing seasons, 1980-1, 1983-4 and 1985-6 were in the UEFA Cup, entry gained by finishing high in the Premier Division. 


Season 1987-88 saw Saints enter the Cup Winners Cup competition for the first time courtesy of them winning the Scottish Cup the previous season.