Hibernian F.C.

Hibernian Football Club (/hɪˈbɜːrniən/), commonly known as Hibs, is a professional football club based in the Leith area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The club plays in the Scottish Premiership, the top tier of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). The club was founded in 1875 by members of Edinburgh's Irish community, and named after the Roman word for Ireland.[4] Nowadays, while the Irish heritage of Hibernian is still reflected in the name, colours and badge,[4] support for the club is now based more on geography than ethnicity or religion.[5][6][7][8] Their local rivals are Heart of Midlothian, with whom they contest the Edinburgh derby.

Hibernian
Full nameHibernian Football Club
Nickname(s)Hibs,[1] The Hibees,[1] The Cabbage[2]
Founded6 August 1875; 146 years ago (1875-08-06)
GroundEaster Road, Edinburgh
Capacity20,421[3]
ChairmanRon Gordon
Head coachJack Ross
LeagueScottish Premiership
2020–21Scottish Premiership, 3rd of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Home matches are played at Easter Road, which has been in use since 1893[9] when the club joined the Scottish Football League.[10] The name of the club is regularly shortened to Hibs,[1] with the team also being known as The Hibees[1] (pronounced /ˈhbz/) and supporters known as Hibbies. Another nickname is The Cabbage,[2] derived from the shortened rhyming slang for Hibs ("Cabbage and Ribs").

Hibernian have won the Scottish league championship four times, most recently in 1952. Three of those four championships were won between 1948 and 1952, when the club had the services of The Famous Five, a notable forward line.[11] The club have won the Scottish Cup three times, in 1887, 1902, and 2016, with the latter victory ending a notorious drought. Hibs have also won the Scottish League Cup three times, in 1972, 1991, and 2007. Hibernian reached the semi-final of the first ever European Cup in 1955–56, becoming the first British side to participate in European competition; they reached the same stage of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61.[12]