Dundee United Football Club is a Scottish football club based in Dundee. They currently feature in the Scottish Premier League.
Dundee United were established in 1909 by the Irish Catholic community in Dundee. They were originally named Dundee Hibernian and played their first game against Hibernian of Edinburgh on August 18,1909. The next year they got entry to the Scottish Football League and in October 23, 1923 had their name altered to Dundee United by a group of Dundee businessmen who tookover the club.
Dundee United gained promotion to the First Division for the first time in the 1924-1925 season but inside two seasons they got relegated. They continued to languish in the lower divisions in Scotland and then returned to the First Division in 1959 after 28 years.
Dundee United then established themselves as a top divison regular and also featured in European competitions. From the 1970s Dundee United started gaining success and enjoyed their best ever spell in history. They won their first ever Scottish Cup in 1973-1974 and finished third in the league in 1977-1978 and 1978-1979.
Dundee United then won the Scottish League Cup in 1979-1980 and wn the Scottish Premier Division title for the first time in their history in the 1982-1983 season. The following season they featured in the European Cup and reached the semi-finals. They became the first Scottish club to reach the final of the UEFA Cup in 1986-1987.
Since the mid-1990s though Dundee United have not be as successful as they were during the 1970s and the 1980s. They won the Scottish Cup in 1994 but got relegated at the end of the 1994-1995 season. However, they bounced back.
Dundee United reached the final of the League Cup in 1997-1998 and also the final of the Scottish Cup in 2004-2005.
Dundee United play their home matches at the Tannadice Park that can accomodate 14,209 spectators. They bear the nicknames “The Terrors”.