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Motherwell Football Club

LC control no.no2005094437
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingMotherwell Football Club
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Variant(s)Motherwell FC
Motherwell F.C.
MFC (Motherwell Football Club)
Steelmen (Soccer team)
Beginning date1886
Associated countryGreat Britain Scotland
LocatedMotherwell (Scotland)
Field of activitySoccer
Found inBarnstaple, Graham. 'Well again!: the official history of Motherwell Football Club, 1886-2004, 2004.
'Well worth the wait : the story of Motherwell's epic cup triumph, 1991.
Its website, viewed 24 Sept. 2014: home p. (Motherwell FC; Motherwell Football Club; Motherwell F.C. [in logo]) history p. (the Steelmen)
Wikipedia, viewed 24 Sept. 2014 (Motherwell F.C.; Motherwell Football Club; Scottish professional football club based in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire; founded 17 May 1886 when representatives of the two main Motherwell works teams, Glencairn FC and Alpha FC, decided to merge the two teams; up until 1895 the club had played at a few different venues; a new ground, on a plot of land leased from Lord Hamilton on the Dalzell estate, was named Fir Park and has remained as the club's home for over one hundred years; nicknames: Well, The Steelmen, The Dossers)
Football Crests website, viewed 24 Sept. 2014 (Motherwell F.C.; founded 1886; club's nickname is 'The Steelmen', a reference to the famous (now defunct) Motherwell Ravenscraig Steelworks; another, unofficial, nickname is 'The Dossers' which could be a reference to the steel workers who used to sleep during the nightshift at the steelworks)
Associated languageeng