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Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:24 pm
by Cinneide
Partick Thistle became a limited company after a committee meeting in April 1903.

Is there an online resource that details when other clubs became limited companies? I'm particularly interested to know about the other First Division clubs - Hibernian, Dundee, Rangers, Heart of Midlothian, Celtic, St Mirren, Third Lanark, Kilmarnock, Port Glasgow Athletic, and Morton.

Thanks.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:58 pm
by Scottish
Kilmarnock 1906, Rangers I think 1899, as that's the company that's being liquidated.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:57 am
by Cinneide
Thanks David

A quick Google reveals the following info:

Hibernian 1903
Rangers 1899
Heart of Midlothian 1903
Celtic 1897
Third Lanark 1903
Partick Thistle 1903
Kilmarnock 1906
Morton 1896

Still looking for info on Dundee, St Mirren & Port Glasgow Athletic. I assume that Queen's Park never became a limited company?

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:09 am
by sureitsza

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:06 pm
by Skyline Drifter
Queen of the South were formed in 1919 and incorporated as a Limited Company in 1922.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:33 pm
by LEATHERSTOCKING
Queen`s Park became a limited liability company by guarantee in June 1903 when the club was dissolved.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:30 am
by Cinneide
Thanks all.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:52 am
by Gorgiewave
Not what was asked, but I read today that Nottingham Forest became a Limited Company in 1982, the last English League club to do so.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:51 am
by LEATHERSTOCKING
That used to be one of these facts trotted out in books and magazines for years - Which is the only league club not a limited company? - often in the same page as - Which is the only amateur club in league football?

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:40 pm
by LLD
Meadowbank Thistle Football Club became Meadowbank Thistle Football Club Ltd in 1993.
The company subsequently changed it's name to the current Livingston Football Club Ltd in 2002, obviously quite some time after the team on the park.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:09 pm
by stuthejag
The Daily Record 30th September 1921 reported.

Among the companies registered in Scotland this week is the Dykehead FC (Limited), Rosehall Road, Dykehead, Stepps. The Capital is £2000 in £1 shares.

Re: Football clubs becoming limited companies

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:28 pm
by Gordon Baird
1919 for Dunfermline Athletic.