Dundee FC photo taken before the very first game against Rangers at West Craigie Park.
Dundee Football Club were born when Our Boys and East End Club amalgamated in the year 1893. The photo above shows the Dundee fc team before their very first league game against Rangers at West Craigie Park, a game which ended in a credible 3-3 draw.
(BACK ROW,Left to Right)Adam Marshal (trainer), Mr Sandy Spalding, Willie Thomson, Mr David McEwan, Mr Tom Shaw, James Brown, Bill Ferrier, Mr James McIntosh, Bill McKie, Mr J Black (referee), Dave Craig, Sandy Keillor, Mr James Petrie (President), (MIDDLE ROW)-Bill Longair, Bob Petrie.(FRONT)-John Craik, Sandy Dundas and Sandy Gilligan.
The game was played in front of a crowd of 5,000 mostly Dundee followers.
The scorers for Dundee were Gilligan, Keillor and Dundas, Jimmy Dundas went on to score 30 goals in all competitions that season 12 of which were in the league.
Dundee's first decade in the league saw them finish runners up 3 times and in 1910 they won the Scottish Cup when John "Sailor" Hunter scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Clyde.