Unauthorised copying or reuse of text, photographs or video footage from this site is strictly prohibited. After two consecutive successful seasons in 2nd Division, the club elected to join the 1st Division in 1909–10. BBC Scotland pundit Michael Stewart analyses a huge week approaching for Celtic after three games without a win. Unauthorised copying or reuse of text, photographs or video footage from this site is strictly prohibited. [11] This was the first time a Scottish team had qualified for a major European competition while playing outside the top league. Lost 2 - 5 against Raith Rovers on October 24th 2020. Raith Rovers also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup, the Scottish Cup & the Fife Cup A disastrous season came in 1962–63, when the club finished bottom of the First Division conceding 118 goals in 34 games. Three years later, the club made their first (and only) appearance in the Scottish Cup Final, losing 2–0 to Falkirk. On 2 May 2009, Raith secured the Second Division title with a 1–0 win at the home of Scottish football, Hampden Park, with a travelling support of over 1500. This is the official website of Raith Rovers Football Club. 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All original text and images on this site are the copyright of Raith Rovers F.C. [3] Raith (Scottish Gaelic: rath, "fort" or "fortified residence") as an area once stretched from south of Loch Gelly as far as Kirkcaldy[4] and the Battle of Raith was once theorised to have been fought here in 596 AD. After eliminating both the Faroese and Icelandic champions (Gøtu Ítróttarfelag and Íþróttabandalag Akraness respectively) in the first two rounds, the club finally succumbed to eventual UEFA Cup winners Bayern Munich. [20], The team is often mentioned in Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus novels, Rankin stating that Rebus is a supporter. A mixture of local success and ambition took the club into the senior leagues where they established themselves and thereby became the pre-eminent team in the town. For the 2001–02 season they were relegated to the Second Division for the first time since 1987. All original text and images on this site are the copyright of Raith Rovers F.C. [2] On 30 December 2005, Raith Rovers' future was secured after a £1.2 million community buy-out (The New Raith Rovers Limited consortium) (assisted by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown who later became Prime Minister, a fan and shareholder[13] of the club). Unauthorised copying or reuse of text, photographs or video footage from this site is strictly prohibited. Raith lost 3–2 to Celtic. Last updated on 27 May 202027 May 2020.From the section Raith Rovers. Division table. A disastrous season followed, despite Anelka resigning halfway through the season (replaced by Gordon Dalziel) and his signings either leaving, or having their contracts terminated, and Raith were relegated to the Second Division after finishing bottom of the First Division with just 16 points in the season. The players were able to safely disembark, being rescued by local fishermen. They continued on their way a few days later,[3] winning all four of their games on the islands, including one against Third Lanark, returning from a tour of South America.[9]. It was completed in time for the 1995–96 season, and Bayern Munich were invited to play a friendly in the first match in the redeveloped ground, with Raith securing a narrow 1–0 win. Won 6 - 2 against Dundee on October 16th 2020. The 1994 Scottish League Cup Final was played on 27 November 1994, at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow and was the final of the 49th Scottish League Cup competition. This heralded an era of success. (a former Raith player who had fought in World War I having enlisted in McCrae's Battalion, along with several teammates who died in the conflict). L Lost 0 - 3 against Raith Rovers on October 17th 2020. [22], The Raith Rovers anthem is Geordie Munro, with its prominent mention of Kirkcaldy.[23][24]. The same season, Raith were again promoted to the Premier Division after winning the First Division title. The modern Raith Rovers were founded in 1883 in the Scottish town of Kirkcaldy, playing at Robbie's Park. Former chairman Turnbull Hutton and director Mario Caira, who were part of West City retained their investment and were joined by major investor John Sim, a Thailand-based senior financial figure with liquidator KPMG. In an echo of what would happen four decades later, the club also went on to win the 2nd Division title. Although it lends its name to many entities in the region, Raith is not itself a settlement. L Lost 0 - 3 against Raith Rovers on October 17th 2020. The Reclaim the Rovers fans' campaign, which was launched in a bid to secure a local future for the club, also secured a place for a Supporters' Representative on the new-look board after raising £100,000 towards the final figure. Around this time, a then record crowd of 25,500 filled Stark's Park on a Wednesday afternoon for a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay against East Fife (The first game had attracted 19,000 to the old Bayview ground). Unauthorised copying or reuse of text, photographs or video footage from this site is strictly prohibited. The club's highest ever league position came in 1922, when it finished third behind champions Celtic and runners-up Rangers in Division One. The club was founded in 1883 and currently competes in the Scottish Championship as a member of the Scottish Professional Football League. In 1921 an innovation in training, previously unknown to the Scottish game, was introduced by directors following a visit to England: the use of a ball in training. Lost 1 - 3 against Dunfermline on October 17th 2020. Matches in which the team has not lost a goal. Raith then performed reasonably well in the 1st Division, hovering around the top four until the early 1980s. Match images reproduced with permission of the Scottish Professional Football League. Sportscene will show all of the day's Scottish Premiership goals every Saturday evening this season. [18] In June 2011, McDermid joined the board of directors. [3] The record still stands today. Drew 1 - 1 against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on October 24th 2020. Dylan Tait (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half. McNaught went on to make 657 senior football appearances (many as captain) for Rovers. Ross County's Roy MacGregor is wary of using furlough to renew contracts. [11] This was to start the most successful period in the club's history – which saw the team's first foray into the Scottish Premier Division (now the Premiership).[12]. Raith managed to avoid relegation in 1967–68, thanks to striker Gordon Wallace, who became the first player outwith the Old Firm to be voted SFWA Footballer of the Year. All original text and images on this site are the copyright of Raith Rovers F.C. Three years later, the club made their first (and only) appearance in the Scottish Cup Final, losing 2–0 to Falkirk. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. [10] Farm took Raith to promotion in 1966–67 before leaving for Fife rivals Dunfermline Athletic and was never able to repeat the formula when he returned in the season of 1971–72. Raith are to play in the Champions next season after they were crowned champions of League One. All original text and images on this site are the copyright of Raith Rovers F.C. Former chairman Turnbull Hutton and director Mario Caira, who were part of West City retained their investment and were joined by major investor John Sim, a Thailand-based senior financial figure with liquidator KPMG. ©2020. They lifted the trophy in front of almost 5000 the following week following a 0–0 draw with Arbroath.

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