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Honours List

League Champions

First Division
1982/83
1989/90
1996/97
2008/09

Division Two
1923/24
1959/60
1962/63

League Runners-up

Division Two
1931/32

Second Division
1987/88

Scottish Cup Semi Finalists

1934
1968
1989
1991
1999
2007

2008
2011

League Cup Finalists

1969
1998

League Challenge Cup

Winners
2007/08

Finalists
1996/97

European Participation

1971/72 UEFA Cup - Defeated SV Hamburg and Vasas Budapest before losing to Zeljeznicar Sarajevo.
1999/00 UEFA Cup -Defeated VPS Vaasa before losing to AS Monaco.
2011/2012 Europa League - Lost to Eskisehirspor of Turkey

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Records

Record Attendances

Recreation Grounds: 12,000 v Clydebank, Division Two, 14 April 1923
Muirton Park: 29,972 v Dundee, Scottish Cup, 10 Feb 1951
McDiarmid Park: 10,545 v Dundee, SPL, 23 May 1999

First Scottish Football League Game

Saturday 19 August 1911 v Arthurlie, Scottish League Div Two, won 4-1 (gate receipts £40). Scorers: Stuart, Wilson, Colombo, Steven

Record Victories

Any match:
15-0 v Our Boys (Blairgowrie), Friendly, 21 December 1889
15-0 v Arbroath Wanderers, Friendly, 23 December 1893

Any competitive game:
13-0 v Tulloch, Perthshire Cup, 17 September 1887

Any Cup game: as above v Tulloch

Scottish Cup:
6-0 v Forfar Athletic, 9 January 1993

League Cup:
9-0 Albion Rovers, 9 March 1946

Any League game:
10-1 v Brechin City, Eastern League, 6 December 1919

Scottish League:
7-0 v Albion Rovers, Division 2, 29 August 1931
7-0 v Partick Thistle, Division 1, 1 April 1939
7-0 v Alloa Athletic, Division 2, 11 October 1947
7-0 v Alloa Athletic, Division 2, 19 December 1953
7-0 v Brechin City, Division 2, 1 December 1962

Record Defeats

Any match:
1-18 v Thistle, Friendly, 1 January 1886

Any competitive game:
1-11 v Montrose, Northern League, 1 April 1893

Any Cup game:
1-10 v Third Lanark, Scottish Cup, 24 January 1903

Scottish Cup:
As above v Third Lanark

League Cup:

1-9 v Rangers, 15 August 1964

Any League game:
As above v Montrose in Northern League

Scottish League:
0-8 v Rangers, Division 1, 13 October 1928

Most Capped Player

Nick Dasovic – 26 caps for Canada

Record Transfer Fee Received

£1,750,000 from Blackburn Rovers for Calum Davidson 1998

Record Transfer Fee Paid

£400,000 to Dundee for Billy Dodds in 1994

Most Apppearances

  1. Alan Main                  346 (and counting - new record created 11 April 2009)
  2. Drew Rutherford      345
  3. Charlie McFadyen   336

Most Goals

  1. John Brogan 140
  2. Ian Rodger 116
  3. Henry Hall 114

Most Goals in a Season

  1. Jimmy Benson, 44 goals in 1931-32
  2. John Brogan, 36 goals in 1982-83
  3. John Liddell, 35 in 1959-60; and Ian Rodger, 35 in 1953-54

Most Goals in a Game

Willie McIntosh, six goals v Albion Rovers (League Cup) 9 March 1946

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