Results

Scotland Premiership 05/18 11:30 38 [1] Celtic v St Mirren [5] L 3-2
Scotland Premiership 05/15 18:45 37 [5] St Mirren v Hearts [3] D 2-2
Scotland Premiership 05/11 14:00 36 [5] St Mirren v Kilmarnock [4] L 0-1
Scotland Premiership 05/04 14:00 35 [6] Dundee v St Mirren [5] W 1-3
Scotland Premiership 04/28 11:30 34 [5] St Mirren v Rangers [2] L 1-2
Scotland Premiership 04/13 14:00 33 [1] Celtic v St Mirren [5] L 3-0
Scotland Premiership 04/06 14:00 32 [5] St Mirren v Hearts [3] L 1-2
Scotland Premiership 03/30 15:00 31 [8] Motherwell v St Mirren [5] D 1-1
Scotland Premiership 03/16 15:00 30 [5] Kilmarnock v St Mirren [4] L 5-2
Scotland Premiership 03/02 15:00 29 [5] St Mirren v Aberdeen [9] W 2-1
Scotland Premiership 02/27 20:00 28 [11] Ross County v St Mirren [5] D 1-1
Scotland Premiership 02/24 15:00 27 [5] St Mirren v St Johnstone [10] W 2-0

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 52 25 27
Wins 20 12 8
Draws 9 4 5
Losses 23 9 14
Goals for 63 34 29
Goals against 67 26 41
Clean sheets 18 11 7
Failed to score 19 8 11

Wikipedia - St Mirren F.C.

St Mirren Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in Paisley, Renfrewshire, that competes in the Scottish Premiership after winning the 2017–18 Scottish Championship. Founded in 1877, the team has two nicknames: The Buddies and The Saints.

St Mirren have won the Scottish Cup three times, in 1926, 1959 and 1987, and the Scottish League Cup in 2013. They have played in European competition four times: in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1987–88 and the UEFA Cup in 1980–81, 1983–84 and 1985–86. They are the only Scottish team to win the Anglo-Scottish Cup, beating Bristol City 5–1 over two legs in 1979–80.

The club's home ground since 2009 is St Mirren Park, an all-seater stadium on Greenhill Road, Paisley. It has a capacity of 7,937. The club's former home from 1894 until 2009 was also officially named St Mirren Park, but was more commonly known as Love Street.

History

St Mirren FC was originally a gentlemen's club which was formed in the second half of the 19th century and played, among other sports, cricket and rugby. The increasing popularity of football ensured that by 1877 the members had decided to play association football and 1877 is the football club's official foundation date.[] They are named after Saint Mirin, the founder of a church at the site of Paisley Abbey and Patron Saint of Paisley.[] There is also a street in Paisley named St Mirren Street. The team's first strip was scarlet and blue but, after one season, the club changed to the current black and white striped shirts, which have been worn every season bar one in the 1900s, when cream tops were used.[]

Chart of yearly table positions of St Mirren, 1890–2023

St Mirren played their first match on 6 October 1877, defeating Johnstone Britannia 1–0 at Shortroods. Two years later, the club moved to another ground named Thistle Park at Greenhills.[] St Mirren's first Scottish Cup match was on 4 September 1880, a 3–0 victory over Johnstone Athletic. The following year, St Mirren reached their first cup final but were beaten 3–1 by Thornliebank in the Renfrewshire Cup. In 1883, the scores were reversed with St Mirren winning the Renfrewshire Cup, 3–1 against Thornliebank.[] It was in 1883 that the club moved to its third home, that of West March (early maps indicate the area as West March rather than the commonly used Westmarch), defeating Queen's Park in the first game there. In 1885, St Mirren played their first match against Morton, resulting in a defeat.[]

The 1890 season was a historic season for St Mirren, as they became founder members of the Scottish Football League along with fellow Paisley club Abercorn. Of the eleven founder clubs, only five survive in the current league system.[] It was during the match against Morton at Cappielow in 1890 that St Mirren played one of the first night games under light from oil lamps. The club moved to Love Street in 1894 and the team reached their first Scottish Cup final in the 1907–08 season but were defeated 5–1 by Celtic. St Mirren went on to lift the trophy in 1926, 1959 and 1987.[]

Cigarette card published in 1909 depicting Robert Robertson

In 1922, St Mirren were invited to play in the Barcelona Cup invitational tournament to celebrate the inauguration of Les Corts, the then home of Barcelona. They won the tournament by beating Notts County in the final.[]

In the 1979–80 season, St Mirren achieved their equal highest-ever finish in the top-flight finishing third behind Aberdeen and Celtic. That season Saints also became the first and last Scottish club to win the Anglo-Scottish Cup, defeating Bristol City in a two-legged final. The following season, St Mirren competed in European competition for the first time and won their initial game 2–1 vs. IF Elfsborg in Sweden, followed by a 0–0 draw in the second leg. The next round saw them play French team Saint-Étienne. Although St Mirren's home leg ended up a 0–0 draw, Saint-Étienne pulled off a 2–0 victory in the second leg to put St Mirren out of the cup.[]

The club have been relegated from the Scottish Premier League twice (2000–01) and (2014–15) and the Premier Division of the Scottish Football League once (1991–92) having escaped relegation from the latter in 1991 after league re-construction.[] In 2001, St Mirren finished bottom of the Premier League despite losing only one of their final seven matches. The Saints however managed promotion after clinching the First Division title in 2005–06, a season which also saw St Mirren win the Scottish Challenge Cup, defeating Hamilton Academical 2–1 in the final at Airdrie United's ground, the Shyberry Excelsior Stadium, with goals from Simon Lappin and John Sutton.[]

In 2010, they reached the final of the Scottish League Cup where they were defeated 0–1 by Rangers despite having a two-man advantage. However, three days later, they recorded a famous win over Celtic, a match that The Buddies won 4–0 with doubles from Andy Dorman and Steven Thomson. In March 2013, St Mirren won the Scottish League Cup beating Heart of Midlothian 3–2 at Hampden to win their first cup since 1987.

In the 2010s the club drew praise for their youth development, bringing through several players from their academy (despite it not being listed among the 'elite' group assessed by the SFA in 2017) including Stevie Mallan, Jack Baird, Kyle Magennis, Jason Naismith, Kyle McAllister, Sean Kelly and full Scotland internationals Kenny McLean, Lewis Morgan and John McGinn.

St Mirren Football Club, based in Paisley, Scotland, is a professional soccer team that competes in the Scottish Premiership. Founded in 1877, the club has a rich history and a loyal fan base.

The team's home ground is the Simple Digital Arena, which has a capacity of over 8,000 spectators. St Mirren's traditional colors are black and white stripes, and their mascot is a lion named Paisley Panda.

St Mirren has a strong rivalry with fellow Scottish clubs such as Greenock Morton and Paisley rivals, St Johnstone. The team has won several domestic trophies throughout its history, including the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup.

Known for their attacking style of play and passionate supporters, St Mirren is a respected and competitive team in Scottish football. The club has produced talented players who have gone on to have successful careers in both domestic and international soccer.

Overall, St Mirren is a proud and historic soccer team that continues to strive for success on the pitch and make their fans proud.