Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock Football Club, commonly known as Killie, is a Scottish football team based in the town of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. The current manager of the club is Gary Locke, having taken over permanently in April 2015. Kilmarnock FC currently competes in the Scottish Premiership which is the highest competition in Scottish football. The club has won many honours since its formation in 1869, most recently the 2011โ€“12 Scottish League Cup after a 1โ€“0 win over Celtic at Hampden Park.

The club have qualified for European competitions on nine occasions, their best performance coming in the 1966โ€“67 Fairs Cup when they progressed to the semi-finals, eventually being eliminated by Leeds United. The club is also one of only a few Scottish clubs to have played in all three European competitions (European Cup, Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup).

Killie is the oldest football club in the Scottish Premiership, and are also the oldest professional club in the country. Home matches are played at Rugby Park, an 18,128 capacity all seater stadium situated in the town itself. Kilmarnock took part in the first ever official match in the Scottish Cup against the now defunct Renton in 1873.