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Peterhead Football Club
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Football was being played in Peterhead as far back as the 1870's. However, in 1890 a group of enthusiastic men decided it was time to form a proper club playing under Scottish Football Association rules. A year later and Peterhead F.C. had become a reality. In 1900 the team joined the Aberdeenshire Football Association and tasted league football for the first time. Peterhead remained in the Aberdeenshire League until the 1930's when it joined the Highland League. In 1946-47 the club won the Highland League title for the first of five occasions. In 1962-63 'The Blue Toon' won its first Highland League Cup final, a feat which the team repeated on a further four occasions. During its time in the Highland League, Peterhead developed a long standing rivalry with Fraserburgh F.C. In 2000, Peterhead joined the Scottish Football League for the first time in its history. In the 2000-01 season the team finished in a highly respectable fifth place. The Blue Toon continued to improve each year and finished second in 2004-05, earning promotion to the Scottish Football League Second Division, where they have stayed since. The team currently plays at Balmoor in Peterhead, which has a capacity of 4,000.


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