Orion F.C.

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Orion
Full name Orion Football Club
Founded 1885
Dissolved 1903
Ground Cattofield
Aberdeen

Orion Football Club were a Scottish football team who played in the city of Aberdeen between 1885 and 1903. They were one of the three clubs who merged on 14 April 1903 to form the current Aberdeen F.C.; the other two being Aberdeen and Victoria United.[1]

Orion won two Northern League championships, in 1897 and 1899.[2]

They also won the Rhodesia Cup, 1898–99 (contested between the three senior Aberdeen clubs: Aberdeen, Orion and Victoria United).[3]

In 1885, Bon Accord were mistakenly invited to compete in the Scottish Cup instead of Orion, and went on to lose 36–0, a world record football score.[4]

Playing colours[edit]

The club's colours were:[5]

  • Pink Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Pink Socks

Scottish Cup Record[edit]

1886–87[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 11 September Arbroath A 0–20

1887–88[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 6 September Arbroath A 0–18

1889–90[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 7 September Victoria United H 3–1
R2 28 September Aberdeen A 1–2

1890–91[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 6 September Aberdeen H 1–5

1893–94[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 25 November Leith Athletic H 2–11

1894–95[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 24 November Dundee A 1–5 3,000

1896–97[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 24 January Falkirk A 0–2

1897–98[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 8 January Dundee Wanderers A 2–3 5,000

1898–99[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 14 January Kilmarnock H 0–2 5,000

1899–1900[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 13 January Forres Mechanics A 1–1 1,000
R1 R 20 January Forres Mechanics H 4–1 2,000
R2 27 January Kilmarnock A 1–10 3,000

1900–01[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 23 January Ayr A 2–2 2,000
R1 R 23 January Ayr H 1–3 1,000

1902–03[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Orion Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 24 January Nithsdale Wanderers A 0–1 500

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.afc.co.uk
  2. ^ "Northern Football League 1891–1920". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  3. ^ http://scottish-football-historical-archive.com/northernleague.htm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Fraser Clyne (2003). "The 36–0 team". Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. 
  5. ^ Aberdeen – Historical Scottish Football Kits