Motherwell FC

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Motherwell FC
Club crest of Motherwell FC
Basic data
Surname Motherwell Football Club
Seat Motherwell , Scotland
founding May 17, 1886
president James McMahon
First soccer team
Head coach Steve Robinson
Venue Fir Park
Places 13,742
league Scottish Premiership
2019/20 3rd place (quotient regulation)

The FC Motherwell (officially: Motherwell Football Club ) - also known as The Steelmen or The Well - is a traditional football club from Scotland . The club plays its home games at Fir Park in Motherwell in North Lanarkshire . The team is currently playing in the Scottish Premiership .


Motherwell FC was founded on May 17, 1886 through the merger of the two corporate football clubs Glencairn and Alpha. In 1893 the team joined the newly formed Scottish Football League Second Division and defeated Hamilton Academical 4-1 in their first game . In 1895 Motherwell moved to the newly built Fir Park Stadium .

In 1912, FC Motherwell changed its shirt colors: the colors "claret" and "amber" ( red Bordeaux and amber ) became the club's trademark. After the First World War , the club had its strongest period under coach John 'Sailor' Hunter . The club reached the final of the Scottish Cup in 1931, 1933 and 1939 and won the championship in 1931/32. Willie MacFadyen scored 52 goals for Motherwell FC this championship season, which is still a Scottish record today.

In 1950 and under the leadership of George Stevenson , Motherwell defeated Hibernian Edinburgh in the Scottish League Cup final 3-0 after goals from Archie Kelly, Willie Watters and Jim Forrest. In the same season they also reached the final of the Scottish FA Cup , but lost here against Celtic Glasgow . Just two years later, Motherwell was back in the Cup final, this time defeating Dundee 4-0 after goals from Wilson Humphries, Archie Kelly, Willie Redpath and Jimmy Watson.

1955 took Bobby Ancell as coach and formed a team than the Ancell Babes became known, with players like Charlie Aitken, Ian St John and Pat Quinn.

In 1968 Motherwell had to move into the third division ( Scottish Second Division ), but fought for immediate promotion the next season. In the years that followed, the team was trained by Willie McLean, Roger Hynd, Ally McLeod, David Hay, Jock Wallace and Bobby Watson. It was not until Tommy McLean , who took over the coaching post in 1984, that the team made it to the Scottish Premier Division in the first season .

In 1991 Motherwell again won the Scottish FA Cup. In the final they defeated Dundee United 4-3 after goals from Phil O'Donnell , Stevie Kirk, Iain Ferguson and Ian Angus.

The 2002/03 season ended the club on the last place in the table, which would have meant relegation. However, since the stadium of the potential promoter FC Falkirk did not meet the requirements of the Premiere League, Falkirk was denied promotion and Motherwell was able to keep the class at the green table.

In the 2004/05 season Motherwell reached a final in the Scottish League Cup after more than 50 years. Here they had to admit defeat to Glasgow Rangers 1: 5.

On the last day of the 2004/05 season Motherwell beat leaders Celtic and thus ensured the Rangers title win.

A tragedy befell the club on December 29, 2007, when captain Phil O'Donnell collapsed on the pitch against Dundee United and died on the way to the hospital.

Squad season 2020/21

(As of August 16, 2020)

No. position Surname
1 Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland TW Trevor Carson
2 EnglandEngland FROM Liam Grimshaw
3 IrelandIreland FROM Jake Carroll
4th ScotlandScotland FROM Ricki Lamie
5 EnglandEngland FROM Nathan McGinley
6th ScotlandScotland MF Allan Campbell
7th ScotlandScotland MF Mark O'Hara
8th ScotlandScotland MF David Turnbull
9 ScotlandScotland ST Jordan White
11 ScotlandScotland ST Jake Hastie
12 ScotlandScotland TW Scott Fox
14th EnglandEngland ST Jermaine Hylton
15th ScotlandScotland FROM Barry Maguire
16 UgandaUganda FROM Bevis Mugabi
17th NetherlandsNetherlands MF Sherwin Seedorf
No. position Surname
18th IrelandIreland FROM Charles Dunne
19th ScotlandScotland MF Liam Polworth
20th ScotlandScotland MF Jamie Semple
21st Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland MF Harry Robinson
22nd Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland FROM Liam Donnelly
23 ScotlandScotland TW Peter Morrison
28 ScotlandScotland FROM David Devine
25th ScotlandScotland ST Ross MacIver
26th ScotlandScotland MF Dean Cornelius
27 ScotlandScotland FROM Yusuf Hussain
29 EnglandEngland ST Callum Lang
31 ScotlandScotland FROM Declan Gallagher
32 ScotlandScotland ST Tony Watt
33 ScotlandScotland MF Stephen O'Donnell
99 EnglandEngland ST Chris Long

Club records

Well-known former players




Web links

Commons : Motherwell FC  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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