Dundee United F.C.

Dundee United Football Club, known locally as United, is a Scottish professional football club based in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 1909, originally as Dundee Hibernian,[2] the club changed to the present name in 1923.[3] United are nicknamed The Terrors[4] or The Tangerines and the supporters are known as Arabs.[5]

Dundee United
Full nameDundee United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Terrors, The Tangerines
Founded24 May 1909; 112 years ago (1909-05-24)
(as Dundee Hibernian)
GroundTannadice Park, Dundee
Capacity14,223[1]
ChairmanMark Ogren
Head coachTam Courts
LeagueScottish Premiership
2020–21Scottish Premiership, 9th of 12
WebsiteClub website

The club has played in tangerine kits since August 1969 and have played at the present ground, Tannadice Park, since their foundation in 1909. United were founding members of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) in 1998 and were ever-present in the competition until it was abolished in 2013 to make way for the SPFL structure. United were relegated by city rivals Dundee in 2016 to the Scottish Championship, the second tier of the SPFL, before being promoted back to the Scottish Premiership in 2020.

Domestically, the club has won the Scottish Premier Division on one occasion (1982–83), the Scottish Cup twice (1994 and 2010) and the Scottish League Cup twice (1979 and 1980). United appeared in European competition for the first time in the 1966–67 season, going on to appear in Europe in 14 successive seasons from 1976. They also reached the European Cup semi-finals in 1983–84 and the UEFA Cup final in 1987.

The club contests the Dundee derby with local rivals Dundee, the closest derby in Britain as Dens Park stadium is located virtually next door to Tannadice Park.[6]