Elgin City F.C.
|Full name||Elgin City Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||City or The Black and Whites|
|Ground||Borough Briggs, Elgin|
|Capacity||4,520 (478 seated)|
|League||Scottish League Two|
|2012–13||Scottish Third Division, 5th|
Elgin City Football Club (also known as City or The Black and Whites) are a part-time senior professional football club based in Elgin, Moray. They currently compete in the Scottish Professional Football League, League 2.
The club were formed in 1893 due to the amalgamation of two clubs from Moray. The club's first honour came in 1898 when they became the first club outside Inverness to win the North of Scotland Cup; however, they failed after that to record any success except the Elgin District Cup until 1924 when they again won the North of Scotland Cup. Since then they have won honours with relative frequency.
Elgin was founded in 1893 and originally played their football in the Highland Football League. The club was granted league status in 2000 when the SPL was expanded to twelve clubs leaving two places. Peterhead joined them in the Third Division from the Highland League. Since joining the SFL, Elgin have struggled with consistency, but in season 2003–04 they recaptured the North of Scotland Cup.
In December 2005, assistant manager Kenny Black saw a takeover bid thwarted at the eleventh hour. Many fans saw his bid as the best chance to move upward through the leagues, but a controversial sale of shares in the club meant Black's bid was defeated. David Robertson, manager at the time, also chose to leave the club. Former Lossiemouth manager Graham Tatters was subsequently named as Elgin's new chairman. Club captain at the time Jamie McKenzie was appointed caretaker manager and a run of good results was rewarded with the Manager of the Month award for December 2005, at the time he was the youngest serving manager in the UK. 
Early in 2006, former Aberdeen, Ross County and Scotland international, Brian Irvine was appointed manager. However, following a very poor start to the 2006–07 season, he left the club despite having forged a good relationship with the fans.
After a brief spell under interim manager Graham Tatters (during which they lost to Highland League Deveronvale in the Scottish Cup Third round), former Clachnacuddin manager Robbie Williamson was appointed in January 2007. Williamson quit on 20 December 2008, before a game with Berwick Rangers. He left the team bottom of the Third Division after just two wins from 15 matches.
On 23 January 2009, former player of Everton, Norwich City, Dundee, Dunfermline Athletic and Kilmarnock, Ross Jack was named as the club's new manager, signing a three-and-a-half-year-contract. He is a former player-manager of Montrose and former assistant coach at Ross County.
On 5 January 2013, Elgin City became the first club to take a point from Rangers at Ibrox in the season, with the game finishing 1–1.
- As of 21 July 2013
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- For recent transfers, see Elgin City transfers in 2012–13 season.
Highland League Champions: 1931/32, 1934/35, 1952/53, 1955/56, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1973/74, 1989/90, 1992/93* (15) *Later stripped of title.
Highland League Cup winners: 1959/60, 1966/67, 1982/83, 1990/91, 1997/98 (5).
Scottish Qualifying Cup (North) Winners: 1935/36, 1937/38, 1969/60, 1964/65, 1967/68, 1970/71, 1989/90 (7).
North of Scotland Cup Winners: 1898/99, 1923/24, 1936/37, 1954/55, 1955/56, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1970/71, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1982/83, 1988/89, 1989/90, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2003/04 (18).
Win: 18–1 v Brora Rangers on 6 February 1960 (North of Scotland Cup)
Most Scottish League Appearances: David Hind 205 (2001–2008)
Most Scottish League Goals In A Season: Martin Johnston 20 (2005–06)
Most Scottish League Goals: Martin Johnston 38 (2005–2007)
Most Highland League Appearances: Neil MacLennan 438 (1979–80, 1983–2000)
Most Highland League Goals In A Season: Matt Armstrong 52 From 30 Appearances (1947–48)
Most Highland League Goals: Gerry Graham (259) From 257 Appearances (1965–1974)
Record Goalscorer: Gerry Graham (371) (1965–1974)
Managers since entry to the SFL
- Alex Caldwell (24 February 2000–02)
- Harry McFadden (2002–03, caretaker)
- David Robertson (2003–05)
- Jamie McKenzie (2005–06, caretaker)
- Brian Irvine (2006)
- Graham Tatters (2006–07, caretaker)
- Robbie Williamson (2007–08)
- David McConnachie (2008–09, caretaker)
- Ross Jack (2009–present)
- "Elgin City v Rangers postponed on safety grounds". BBC Sport. 23 November 2012.
- "SFL chief David Longmuir promises investigation into Elgin City call off". sport.stv.tv. STV. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- "Highland delight as Elgin get the vote". BBC Sport. 30 June 2000. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Robertson & Black resign at Elgin". BBC Sport. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "McKenzie wins monthly award". BBC Sport. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Irvine takes over as Elgin boss". BBC Sport. 23 January 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Irvine set to step down at Elgin". BBC Sport. 12 December 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Williamson becomes Elgin manager". BBC Sport. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Elgin manager quits before match". BBC Sport. 20 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
- "New Elgin boss has heady ambition". BBC Sport. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Ross Jack". Flown From the Nest. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Jack leaves County coaching staff". BBC Sport. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
- "Rangers 1–1 Elgin City". BBC Sport. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- "Elgin City FC Squad". Soccerway (Global Sports Media). Retrieved 25 November 2011.