Historical Football Kits

 

Ross County

Formed 1929

Elected to Scottish Division Three 1994

Kit History

1929-1930 b m

ross county 1930-32

1930-1932 m

ross county 1932?

1932-1933 m

Dates not confirmed
ross county 1933-34

1933-1934 m

ross county 1936?

c1936 m

Dates not confirmed
ross county 1938-39

1938-1939 m

ross county circa 1947

1946-1947 k m

1947-1949 m

1949-1950 b m

ross county 1950

1952-1953 m

1953-1954 b m

ross county 1955-56

1955-1956 m

ross county 1958-59

1958-1959 m

ross county 1963

1962-1965 b m

ross county 1965

1965-1966 b m

ross county 1966

1966-1968 b m

ross county 1970-71

1970-1971 m

ross county 1973-74

1973-1974 m

ross county mid 1970s

1974-1976 g m

ross county 1976-77

1976-1977 p

Admiral
ross county 1977-78

1977-1980 b m p

Admiral
ross county 1980-81

1980-1981 p

Admiral
ross county 1981-82

1981-1982 p

Litesome
ross county 1982-83

1982-1983

Litesome
ross county 1983-84

1983-1984 l m

Litesome
ross county 1984-85

1984-1985 j

Umbro
ross county fc 1984-87

1985-1987 j

Umbro
ross county 1987

1987-1990 h j n

Admiral
ross county fc 1990-92

1990-1991 j m

Ross County Collection
ross county fc 1991-92

1991-1992 l m q

Shorts/socks not confirmed
Admiral
ross county 1992-93

1992-1993 m

Activity
ross county 1994-95 kit

1993-1994 j m

Activity
ross county 1994-1995

1994-1995 1 a h j m

Activity
ross county 1994-95

1994-1995 2 j

Activity
ross county 1995-96

1995-1996 f j m

Victoria Collection
Ross County 1996-98

1996-1998 j q m

Avec

1998-2000 d m

Xara

2000-2002 a m o

Xara

2002-2004 a

Xara

2004-2005 a

Xara

2005-2006 a

Xara

2006-2007 a i

Crest Teamwear

2007-2008 c

Adidas
ross county 2008-09 home kit

2008-2009 a e

Adidas
ross county 2009-10 strip

2009-2010 e

Nike
ross county 2010-11 home kit

2010-2011 e

Nike
ross county 2011-12 home kit

2011-2012 e

Diadora
ross county fc 2012-13 home kit

2012-2013 e

Diadora
ross county fc 2013-14

2013-2014 e

Carbrini
ross county 2014-15 1st kit

2014-2015 e

Carbrini
ross county fc 2015-16 kit

2015-2016 e

Macron
ross county 2016-17 1st kit

2016-2017 e

 

Background

ross county 1929-30 team groupIn 1929 officials of the amateur side, Dingwall Victors decided to disband and form a new club that would represent the whole of Ross & Cromarty in the Highland League. Their ground was renamed Victoria Park (a nod to the predecessor club) and the new club adopted the Caberfeidh or Stag’s Head of the Seaforth Highlanders as their badge. To this day the club are known as “The Staggies.”

Ross County were admitted immediately to the Highland League and won the North of Scotland Cup in their first season. They had a largely undistinguished career although they did win ross county crest 1953the Highland League Cup in 1950.

The team adopted navy and white for the first time in 1953 and their new shirts were adorned with a stag's head crest.

In 1967 Ross County won the Highland League title for the first time, followed two years ross county crest 1982later by a second League Cup. The North of Scotland Cup was won again in 1970 and 1972.

No badge was worn in the 60s and 70s but in 1982 the stag's head reappeared, this time ross county crest 1983embroidered directly onto the shirts.

In 1987 the stag was dropped and replaced by a simple set of initials.

Their next league success did not arrive until 1991, the same season that the now familiar crest was adopted. This was followed by a Highland League and North of Scotland Cup double the following season. This gave the management the confidence to prepare an application to join the ross county crest 1987Scottish Football League in 1994 when restructuring created two vacancies in the new Third Division. Five clubs applied for the two places, three of them from the Highland League. Ross County’s chairman, Hector MacLennan and club secretary ross county crest 1991Donnie MacBean made their pitch to the League using cue cards worked out on the train while the competition had pipers and video presentations. Sincerity appears to have triumphed over presentation and the modest Ross County were elected along with near neighbours, Inverness Caledonian Thistle (a combined bid from the two leading Inverness clubs). The SFL had traditionally been loath to admit members from the north of Scotland: this election marked a change in attitude that would open the doors to Elgin City and Peterhead some six years later (albeit at the cost of severely weakening the Highland League).

The Staggies made an immediate impression on the new Third Division and in 1999 they won the championship followed by promotion to the First Division the following season. In 2007 Ross County were relegated back to the Second Division although they had some compensation, having won the League Challenge Cup in November 2006. The following season they bounced straight back up, wrapping up the divisional title on 5 April.

In 2010 the team finished fourth in the First Division and reached the Scottish FA Cup final for the first time in their history but were beaten by Dundee United. Two seasons later they won the SFL First Division and took their place in the SPL for the first time in the 2012-13 season.

Ross County are firmly committed to involving the community and representing the Highlands & Islands on the national stage.

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Sources

Photograph provided by Ross County FC Team Photos. Crests are the property of Ross County FC.