A brief history of our club;
|Fraserburgh Football Club was formed in 1910 and play at Bellslea Park. Prior to 1910 they played as a select side made up of the best players from the local amateur league. In 1909 there was a campaign in the town to form a team to play as Fraserburgh Football Club. The campaign was successful and they decided to play on the ground used by a team called Bellsleys FC. The name was changed to Bellslea to coincide with a hotel across the road called The Bellslea Hotel which is now a car showroom. Fraserburgh’s first ever match was an away tie in the Qualifying Cup against deadly rivals Peterhead. Fraserburgh were victorious by 3 goals to 1. In their very first season they went on to win the Aberdeenshire Cup, defeating Buckie Thistle at Pittodrie Stadium.They were granted admission into the Highland League in 1921 and up until that time they competed in the Aberdeenshire Cup and Scottish Cup. They play in the Highland League, which is comprised of 15 teams.
It is a semi-professional league and unlike some other countries the winners do not get promotion to the Scottish League. Four teams every season Qualify for the Scottish Cup from the Highland League. This is done by playing in the Scottish Qualifying Cup (North) with the four semi-finalists gaining entry.
The town of Fraserburgh, known locally as “the Broch”, has a population of roughly 15,000 “Brochers”.
The team colours are Black and White Stripes and this is because in the late 1890’s a local Fish Merchant had connections in Newcastle and the first kit was borrowed from Newcastle United FC and the tradition was kept. This was further enhanced when after the Second World War when clothes were rationed the Broch found themselves without a strip. Newcastle United were approached and Fraserburgh were kitted out in the strips worn by Newcastle the previous season.
Probably the most famous game in the history of the club came on January 31st 1959 when “Broch ” defeated Dundee 1-0 at the Bellslea Park in the Scottish Cup. Dundee at the time were one of the top teams in the country and it is still regarded as one of the biggest shocks in the Scottish game.
However, the game most fondly remembered by Broch fans was the 10-0 victory away to Peterhead in the Highland League Cup on August 14th 1974. Many an argument between the rival supporters has been ended with two simple words “ten nil”.