Hamilton Academical F.C.

Hamilton Academical Football Club, often known as Hamilton Accies, or The Accies, is a Scottish football club from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire who currently compete in the Scottish Championship, having been relegated from the 2020–21 Scottish Premiership. They were established in 1874 from the school football team at Hamilton Academy and remain the only professional club in British football to have originated from a school team. Hamilton have won the Scottish Challenge Cup twice and have finished runners-up in the Scottish Cup twice. The club currently play their home games at New Douglas Park.

Hamilton Academical
Full nameHamilton Academical Football Club
Nickname(s)The Accies
Founded1874; 147 years ago (1874)
GroundNew Douglas Park,
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
Capacity6,018[1]
ChairmanAllan Maitland[2]
Head coachStuart Taylor
LeagueScottish Championship
2020–21Scottish Premiership, 12th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Stuart Taylor has been manager since August 2021.


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