The Club

Welcome to the Edinburgh Academical Football Club

The Edinburgh Academical Football Club, formed in 1857, is the oldest rugby club in Scotland and the second oldest in the World. The Club’s name omits the word rugby as it predates the division between the Association and Rugby codes of football, which took place in the 1860s.

EAFC became an open club in the early 1970s and continues to have a reputation for being one of the friendliest and most sociable clubs in Edinburgh.


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