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Alloa Athletic

Formed 1880

Elected to Scottish Division Two 1921

Kit History

alloa athletic 1878-82

1880-1882 v

clackmannan county fc 1878

1882-1890 a e v

alloa afc 1890

1890-1895 m

alloa afc 1895

1895-1897 a

alloa afc 1897

1897-1898 a

alloa athletic 1898

1898-1900 a m

alloa athletic 1900

1900-1908 a m

alloa afc 1908

1908-1914 m

1920-1927 m q

alloa afc 1927

1927-1929 m

alloa athletic 1927-29 away kit

1927-1929 away m

alloa afc 1930

1930-1931 m

1933-1939 b m

alloa afc 1939

1939-1940 m

alloa atletic 1945-46

1945-1946 u

alloa afc 1947

1947-1955 b l m

alloa afc 1955

1955-1956 m

1956-1958 m t

Some players wore hooped socks
alloa afc 1958

1958-1959 m

aloa athletic 1959-60

1959-1960 u

alloa afc 1960

1960-1962 m

alloa afc 1962

1962-1965 m

1965-1968 m

alloa afc 1968

1968-1972 m

1972-1973 m

alloa afc 1973-74

1973-1974 l

Dates tbc
alloa athletic 1974-75

1974-1975 s

alloa afc 1975

1975-1976 m


1976-1977 m l

alloa athletic 1977

early 1977-1978 m

alloa afc 1977-78

mid 1977-1981 m p u

alloa athletic 1981-82

1981-1982 p

alloa afc 1982

1982-1984 f k u

alloa athletic 1984-85

1984-1985 u

alloa afc 1985

1985-1986 b


1986-1987 l

alloa athletic 1987-88

1987-1988 p

alloa afc 1995

1988-1990 n p

alloa afc 1991

1990-1992 g h o p

alloa afc 1993

1992-1993 b p

alloa afc 1992

1993-1994 i p

alloa afc 1994-95

1994-1995 t

alloa athletic 1995-96

1995-1996 p

alloa athletic 1996

1996-1997 k


1997-1998 k p

alloa athletic 1998

1998-1999 k p

alloa athletic 1999

1999-2001 c k

alloa athletic 2001-02

2001-2002 j k


2002-2003 k

alloa athletic 2003

2003-2004 d

alloa athletic 2004

2004-2006 a k

alloa athletic 2006

2006-2008 a

alloa athletic 2008-09

2008-2010 a

alloa athletic 2010-11 home kit

2010-2012 a

alloa athletic fc 2012-13 home kit

2012-2013 a

alloa athletic 2013-14 home kit

2013-2015 a

alloa athletic 2015-16 kit

2015-2016 a

alloa athletic 2016-17 1st kit

2016-2017 a

alloa athletic 2017-18

2017-2018 a

alloa athletic 2018-19

2018-2019 a

alloa athletic 2019-20 1st kit

2019-2020 a

alloa athletic 2020-21

2020-2022 a

alloa athletic 2022-23

2022-2023 a



alloa athletic 1935-36

Although the official history claims that Alloa were formed as Clackmannan County in 1878, research by Stewart Mathers has established that this is untrue. Clackmannan County were formed on September 16 1879 at a meeting chaired by Henry Goodyear a teacher who became County's first captain. Alloa Football Club was constituted on August 6 1880 in McGechan's Hall by a dozen or so young men who elected James Rigg (who had previously played for Kings Park) as captain. The two teams played each other several times in 1880-81 and were clearly separate clubs.

Within a month or so Alloa extended their name to Alloa Association FC and had the letters AAFC embroidered on to their blue jerseys. When Dunfermline FC visited, their secretary, Mr JH Irvine, mistakenly took this to stand for Alloa Athletic FC. The committee rather liked this and the name stuck.

Alick Milne's research indicates that when the club registered with the SFA in 1883 it was as Alloa Athletic. However, when they joined the Scottish Football League in 1921 they registered as "Alloa". In 1997 the club applied to the Scottish Football League to formally adopt "Alloa Athletic ".

Alloa's colours have varied between orange and black and gold and black over the years. In modern times the main colour has been an attractive shade of deep amber.

Alloa competed in the Central League prior to World War One, when the competition was suspended. After the war ended the Scottish Football League refused to reinstate the old Second Division and some of the member clubs joined the reformed Central League instead. Since this competition was independent, members could attract players by paying higher wages than those allowed under the maximum wage rules that applied in the Scottish League, a threat to their interests that could not be ignored. In 1921 the Central League, with Alloa among them, was incorporated as the new Scottish Second Division.

They took the Second Division by storm, winning the championship by 13 clear points. This was the first alloa afc crest 1973season of automatic promotion and relegation so the Wasps immediately took their place in the Scottish First Division but they went down again the following season. In 1939, Alloa won promotion for the second time and were doing well before competition was suspended due to the outbreak of World War Two. When the alloa athletic crest 1985League resumed in 1946, the league was restructured into three divisions and Alloa were unfortunate to find themselves placed in Division B (the second tier). From then on Alloa rarely finished above mid-table and when the League was again restructured with the introduction of the Premier Division in 1975, they went into the third tier (still called Scottish Division Two).

The switch from the old hooped tops to plain alloa athletic crest 1987ones in 1972 was apparently a cost-saving measure and it was 27 years before anything like the traditional hoops would reappear.

The team started to wear a crest on a regular basis in 1985-86, taking its motif from aloa athletic crest 1988their traditional nickname of "The Wasps". Several versions were tried out before a rather elegant design was adopted that placed the club's name in full on a scroll below a shield. The background colour of these designs varied to match the shade the team's shirts.

In the late 1990s Alloa reached the First Division (now the second tier) but they could not sustain alloa athletic crest 1994themselves at this level and spent most of their time playing in the Second Division (third tier). They did, however, win their first major trophy, beating Inverness Caledonian Thistle on penalties after a 4-4 draw in the Challenge Cup final of 2000.

alloa athletic crest 2010In 2010 the club introduced a new crest with a rather jolly cartoon wasp as its centrepiece. Three years later they won through the play-offs to earn a place in the second tier of what became the Scottish Professional Football League. In 2016 they were relegated back into League One but two seasons later they were promoted back into the second tier via the play-offs.

The team struggled in the higher division and dropped back into League One after finishing last in 2021.

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