Senior Football Clubs
in the East Kilbride area

Although there are no senior football clubs (that's soccer clubs for our North American friends!) based in East Kilbride, there are plenty clubs playing within very easy travelling distance of the town.

Rangers and Celtic

Top of the list have to be Rangers, who play at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, and Celtic, based at Parkhead in Glasgow.

It's an unusual season when one or both of these clubs is not challenging for the Scottish Championship and the Scottish Cups.

Both clubs are also regular contenders in Europe and both have been European winners in the past.

Rangers and Celtic are up with the best clubs in the United Kingdom and Europe.

It is also possible to hold shares on both of these clubs.

Other Glasgow Football Clubs

Queens Park

Queens Park is the gentleman's football team. Established in a time when sporting etiquette was all important and people played football for the love of it, Queens Park is Scotland's oldest football club, formed in 1867, and remains an amateur football club while playing in the Scottish professional leagues. Home for Queen Park Football Club is Hampden Park, Scotland's national football stadium. In the first Scotland England international in 1872, Queens Park players provided the entire Scottish team and that same year Queens Park played in the first ever English Football Association Cup. On two occasions Queens Park reached the finals of that competition, in 1884 and 1885.

Partick Thistle

Partick Thistle are the team for the north and west of the City of Glasgow, playing at Firhill Park in the Maryhill area of the city.

Lanarkshire Clubs

Hamilton Accies

Hamilton Accies are possibly the closest senior club to the East Kilbride area, playing in the nearby town of Hamilton.


Motherwell are based just the other side of the River Clyde from Hamilton and are a very competitive club, perhaps currently most notorious for beating Celtic on the last day of the season to give Rangers the league championship! Motherwell play at Fir Park, Motherwell.

Airdrie United

Airdrie United play in the town of Airdrie

Albion Rovers

Albion Rovers play at Cliftonhill Stadium in the town of Coatbridge.


Originally a Glasgow club, playing at Shawfield Stadium, Clyde today play at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld.



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