Historical Football Kits

 

Annan Athletic

Formed 1942

Elected to Scottish Division Three 2008

Kit History

1942-1970

annan athletic 1970-72

1970-1972 d

annan athletic 1974

1974-1976 d

Umbro
annan athletic 1976

1976-1977 d

Litesome
annan athletic 1977

1977-1978 d

Umbro

1978-1981 d

Umbro

May1981-1982 d

Umbro
annan athletic 1982

1982-1983 d

1983-1984 d

1984-1985 d

annan athletic 1985-86

1985-April1986 c d

April1986-Nov1986 c d

Umbro
annan athletic 1986

Dec1986-1987 d

Umbro
annan athletic 1987

1987-1989 d

Umbro
annan athletic 1989

1989-1990 d

Umbro

1990-1991 d

1991-1992 d

Also sponsored by Euro Ales

1992-1993 d

New Olympic
annan athletic 1993

1993-1995 d

New Olympic
annan athletic 1995-96

1995-1996 d

annan athletic 1996

1996-1997 d

Aug-Sept 1997 d

annan athletic 1997

Oct 1997-1998 d

annan athletic 1998-99

Oct 1998-1999 d

annan athletic 1999-2000

1999-2000 d

annan athletic 2000-01

Aug-Dec 2000 d

annan athletic 2001-02

Jan 2001-2003 d

annan athletic 2002-03 alternate strip

2002-2003 alt d

Previous kit aso used
annan athletic 2003-04

2003-2004 d

annan athletic 2004-08 home kit

2004-2008 a

Vandanel
annan athletic home kit 2008-09

2008-2011 b

Stanno
annan athletic 2011-12 home kit

2011-2014 a

Stanno
annan athletic 2014-15 1st kit

2014-2017 a

 

Background

annan athleticAnnan Athletic was formed in 1942 and competed in the Dumfries & District Youth Welfare League until the end of the Second World War when this competition was replaced by the Dumfries & District Junior FA. The club continued to play at junior level until 1951 when the league was abandoned because of a lack of officials and it was decided to move up to senior grade. The secretary of the Scottish Junior FA, however, refused to release the club from membership and they did not compete in 1951-52.

In 1952 Annan were accepted as members of the Cumberland FA and joined the Carlisle & District League. A year later they moved out of their original ground, Mafeking Park and into Galabank Annan where they still play.

annan athletic crest 1978In 1977 the club committee decided to pursue their future career within Scotland and became members of the Scottish FA and joined the South of Scotland League. Over the next ten years Annan won every competition available to them and in 1987, they decided to enter their first team in the East of Scotland League, which offered a rather higher level of competition. Their reserves continued to play in the South Of Scotland League. After winning the First Division title and promotion to the Premier league at the first time of asking, Annan won the East of Scotland Premier League championship in 1990.

In 1999-2000, Annan made an unsuccessful application to joing the Scottish Football League when two vacancies were created, losing out to Elgin and Peterhead from the Highland League. They went on to win the East of Scotland Premier League and to retain the title the following season.

An unusual feature of Annan's kit between 1996 and 2008 was that, aside from the 1999-2000 season, they were unbranded.

On 3 June 2008 Gretna FC resigned from the SFL creating a vacancy in the Third Division. Five clubs submitted applications and after three ballots, Annan Athletic were elected at the League AGM one month later. In order to comply with SFL regulations, Annan were required to install floodlights before their opening fixture.

Curiously, Annan's gold and black colours are shared with two other clubs from Dunfries & Galloway that have competed in the SFL, Mid-Annandale and Solway Star (who also played in Annan) as well as with Annan RFC.

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Sources

Crests are the property of Annan Athletic FC.