Hamilton Academical FC

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Hamilton Academical are a football club from Hamilton, Scotland. They were established in 1874 from Hamilton Academy. Known locally as "The Accies" the team won promotion from SFL Division 2 to SFL Division 1 in the 2003-04 season. They were beaten finalist in this year's (2005) Bell's Cup.


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Current Strips


Current Squad

  • Manager: Billy Reid
  • Goalkeepers: Raymond Jellema, David McEwan
  • Defenders: Stuart Balmer, Sandy Hodge, Mark McLaughlin, Paul McMullan, John Robertson, Tony Stevenson, Steven Thomson
  • Midfielders: Brown Ferguson, Derek Fleming, Lee Hardy, Stuart Irons, Scott MacKenzie (On loan from Falkirk), James McArthur, Alex Neil, Marvyn Wilson
  • Strikers: Sean Buckley, Brian Carrigan, Mark Gilhaney, Adriano Gonzalez, Ian Harty, Graeme Jones, Pat Keogh, Paul McLeod, Andy Sim, Scott Tunbridge

Transfers this season



Club Information

  • Hamilton Academical Football Club Ltd
  • Address: New Douglas Park, Cadzow Avenue, Hamilton, ML3 0FT, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1698 368650
  • Fax: +44 (0)1698 285422
  • Website: www.acciesfc.co.uk
  • Main Sponsor: Cullen Packaging
  • Home Shirt Sponsor: South Lanarkshire Building & DIY Supplies Ltd.
  • Away Shirt Sponsor: Hawkhead Carpets & Furnishings Ltd. and soccerloans
  • Chairman: Ronnie MacDonald
  • Vice-Chairman: Les Gray
  • Chief Executive: George Fairley
  • Directors: Ken Blake, Brian Cairney, Denis Gowans, Arthur Lynch, Ron McKinnon, Scott Struthers
  • Hon Life Presidents: Dr Jan W. Stepek, Dr Sandy Wilson
  • Manager: Billy Reid
  • Player/Coach: Stuart Balmer
  • Sports Therapist: Avril Downs
  • Youth Development Manager: John Bean
  • Community Development Manager: Tony Andrew
  • Commercial Manager: Derek McQuade
  • Safety Officers: Denis Gowans, Scott Struthers
  • Programme Editor: Scott Struthers
  • Club Mascot: Hammy the Hamster


  • New Douglas Park
  • Capacity: 5,396 (all seated)


Club Records

Famous Players

Scottish Player of the Year Awards

Scottish Programme of the Year Awards

  • National Winners: 1974-75, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1981-82
  • First Division Winners: 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1987-88 (with Clydebank)
  • Second Division Winners: 1973-74, 1974-75, 2001-02

Famous Fans


  • Hamilton Academical Who's Who: 1946/47-1996/97 by Peter McLeish
  • Paperback (August 1997)
  • Publisher: Soccerdata
  • ISBN: 1899468803

External links




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