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Football Club are a Scottish professional football club, who
currently play in the Scottish Football League First Division. The
club was founded as Morton Football Club in 1874, making it one of
the oldest senior Scottish clubs. Morton were renamed as Greenock
Morton in 1994 to celebrate the links with its home town of
Greenock. The club has a traditional local rivalry with St. Mirren.
Morton won the Scottish Cup in 1922, and achieved their highest
league finish in 1916-17, finishing as runners-up to champions
Celtic. Morton Football Club was established in 1874. In the early
1870's the popularity of football was growing, with many clubs
being established around Scotland. At the club's inaugural meeting,
the first recorded words were "that this club be called Morton
Football Club." The true reason for the name 'Morton' remains
unclear, though the general consensus is that the club was named
after the 'Morton Terrace', a row of houses next to the original
playing field, where some of the players lived. The name would be
altered in 1994 to read 'Greenock Morton Football Club', to
celebrate the club's links with its hometown. Morton were one of
the founding members of the old Second Division, formed in 1893.
They finished 8th in their first season. Morton first gained
promotion to the old First Division in 1899-1900, and finished 4th
in their first season there. Morton's greatest success came when
they defeated Rangers 10 in the 1922 Scottish Cup Final. Jimmy
Gourlay scored the winning goal, direct from a free kick in the
11th minute. Straight after the match Morton boarded a train for
Hartlepool to play the local side in a pre-arranged friendly match.
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