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Livingston Football Club is a professional Scottish football club based in the town of Livingston. The club currently competes in the Scottish Premiership, which is the top tier of the Scottish football pyramid.
Livingston currently plays their home matches at the Toni Macaroni Arena, which has been the club’s home since 1995. Also known as the Almondvale Stadium, the ground has a maximum capacity of 9,512 and is one of a number of grounds in Scotland that uses an artificial pitch.
Livingston have won plenty of honours over the years, with the highlight of their time to date coming when they won the 2003/04 Scottish League Cup. Having beaten both Dundee United and Aberdeen en route to the final, they then went on to defeat Hibernian 2-0 at Hampden Park, just weeks after the club’s players found out the club would be entering administration. Livingston have also won the Scottish Challenge Cup, which came in the following season in 2014/15 as they beat Alloa Athletic 4-0, as well as the 1973/74 Scottish Qualifying Cup.
When it comes to league titles, the highest honour Livingston have won is the second tier that they won in the 2000/01 campaign. They have won the third tier of Scottish football four times too, first winning it in 1986/87 before winning it again in 1998/99. The Lions won it for the third time in 2010/11 by a stunning 23-point margin, before their most recent third tier title in 2016/17. In addition, they have two fourth tier titles to their name, coming in the 1995/96 and 2009/10 seasons.
Livingston Football Club was founded in 1943, initially being known as Ferranti Thistile, which was the club’s name until 1974. At this stage they changed their name to Meadowbank Thistle after being voted into the Scottish Football League. They stuck with this name until 1995, when the club were forced to move to the town of Livingston due to financial difficulties, resulting in their current day name being chosen.
Livingston enjoyed success early on in their history, winning the fourth tier title at the first time of asking in the 1995/96 season. The Lions went on to win the third tier title in their third season at that level, before then winning promotion to the top flight as champions of the second tier within two seasons. In total, the club went from the fourth tier to the top tier within six seasons, being promoted as league champions on each occasion and even finished in third place behind only Celtic and Rangers in their first season in the top flight in 2001/02, qualifying for the following year’s UEFA Cup in the process.
Their rise through the leagues peaked in the 2003/04 season when they won the Scottish League Cup for the first time in the club’s history, while they also reached the Scottish Cup semi-finals in the same campaign. However, their rise to the top proved to be short-lived as they once again encountered financial difficulties, leading to their relegation at the end of the 2005/06 season. The club’s issues at that time led to six players leaving the club with immediate effect the week before their League Cup final.