Inverness Citadel F.C.

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Inverness Citadel
Full name Inverness Citadel Football Club
Nickname(s) the del
Founded 1883


Reformed = 2010
Ground Bught Park Park

Inverness Citadel Football Club was a football club from Inverness, Scotland. Formed in 1883, they were members of the Highland Football League from 1893 to 1935, before closing down in 1937. Inverness Citadel reformed in 2010 as a 5 a side team. Playing in local tournaments in Inverness; in 2012 they joined the Inverness and District Football Association. Playing wellfair football 11 a side under manager Brian Usher; in 2014 the I.D.F.A. went to amateur status. Now under player manager Kenny Jackson. By 2015 Citadel were promoted from division 2 to division 1 but were relegated. Now with Kenny Jackson still in charge Inverness Citadel are well funded and starting in division 2 again for 2018 season.


Inverness Citadel was formed in the mid-1880s and were initial members of the Highland Football League when it was formed in 1893,[1] their traditional colours were maroon shirts with white shorts and maroon socks and their home ground was at Shore Street Park.[2] They were league champions on only one occasion, in 1909,[3] although they regularly participated in the North Caledonian Football League as well, winning it five times.[4] The side became the first Highland League side to defeat a Scottish Football League side in the Scottish Cup when in the 1921–22 season they beat Clackmannan 5–3 in the first round.[5]

Citadel withdrew from the Highland League in 1935 due to financial problems, but initially attempted to continue in football, the club committee, however, voted to wind up the club in 1937 due to "the apathy of the supporters".[6] Original colours. Maroon and white. New home colours. White and blue tops blue shorts with a red trim and red socks. Away colours. Orange and black


  1. ^ Highland Football League. "History". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Scottish Football Historical Archive. "All-time Scottish Football Club Directory". Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Highland Football League. "League Champions by date". Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Scottish Football Historical Archive. "North Caledonian Football League". Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Abbin, Dinant (2 May 2007). "Scotland – Cup Results 1873/74-1877/78 and 1889/90-1995/96". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  6. ^ "Citadel F.C. is finished". Aberdeen Journal. 23 July 1937. Retrieved 2 September 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).