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Hibernian Football Club is a professional Scottish football club based in the city of Edinburgh. The club currently competes in the Scottish Premiership, which is the top division of the Scottish football pyramid.
Hibernian currently plays their home matches at Easter Road, which has been the club’s home since 1893. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 20,421, making it the fifth-largest football stadium in Scotland and the largest in the city of Edinburgh.
Hibernian’s biggest rivals are Hearts, against whom they compete in the Edinburgh Derby.
Hibernian have won each of the major honours in Scottish football on numerous occasions during the club’s history. They have won the first tier of Scottish football four times to date, with their first success in the league coming all the way back in the 1902/03 season. Hibs were forced to wait 45 years for their next league crown in what was to become a successful period for the club, as they pipped Rangers to the 1947/48 title by two points. They then went on to win back-to-back league titles a few years later, first winning the 1950/51 title by 10 points before retaining it in 1951/52, this time four points ahead of Rangers. The club have also won the second-tier title six times in their history, with the most recent success coming in 2016/17.
In addition to their league titles, Hibs have also won each of the domestic cups in Scotland three times apiece. Their first success in the Scottish Cup came in 1887 when they beat Dumbarton 2-1, with the second coming in 1902 after they defeated Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead. Hibs fans were made to wait 114 years for their next Scottish Cup victory, which came after a dramatic 3-2 win over Rangers at Hampden Park. Their first Scottish League Cup came in 1972, with Celtic finishing as runners-up after a 2-1 loss. They won the competition again in 1991 after beating Dunfermline in the final, before winning their third in 2007 with a 5-1 thrashing of Kilmarnock.
Hibernian Football Club was founded on 6 August 1875 by Irishmen living in Edinburgh and, despite initial resistance due to their Irish roots, were able to compete in Scottish football during the 1880s. They won their first Scottish Cup during the decade before being voted into the Scottish Football League in 1893, though they had to win the Scottish second tier league title twice before being voted into the top division.
Hibs enjoyed their golden era in the seven seasons that came after the Second World War, during which they won the Scottish Division A title three times, as well as being runners-up in both the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. The club also never finished below third in the table during this time and were known for their “Famous Five” — a forward line featuring Gordon Smith, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, Eddie Turnbull and Willie Ormond. Hibs have predominantly been a top flight club for the majority of their history but have spent time in the second tier, leading to them winning four titles at that level of football.