Raith Rovers – Fast Facts

  • Raith Rovers were founded in 1883 and take their name from many entities in the region
  • Raith moved to Stark’s Park in 1891 after they were forced to leave their original ground Robbie’s Park which was to become part of a new public park, Beveridge Park
  • Dundee’s first visit to Stark’s Park was in Raith’s first top flight season when on January 7th 1911 the home side beat the Scottish Cup holders 2-1
  • The oldest surviving footage of a Scottish Football match is a game between Dundee and Raith Rovers at Dens in 1911
  • Dundee last faced Raith in a pre season friendly in July 2015 when goals from debutants Kane Hemmings and Julian Etxabeguren gave The Dee a 2-1 win
  • Dundee’s last competitive visit to Kirkcaldy was in their SPFL Championship winning season when on January 2nd 2014, an injury time brace from Jim McAlister gave The Dee a 2-0
  • Dundee won the First Division at Starks Park in 1998 when an Eddie Annand header equalised for The Dee after Paul Hartley had given Rovers the lead
  • Dundee last faced Raith in the League Cup three years ago at Dens when goals from Greg Stewart, Paul McGinn, Peter McDonald and Martin Boyle sent The Dark Blues into the 3rd round with a 4-0 win
  • Dundee Hall of Fame inductees Doug Cowie, Bobby Wilson, Jocky Scott, Gordon Wallace and Barry Smith have all managed Raith Rovers
  • Raith vice-captain Kyle Benedictus was a Dee-Fiant hero under new Rovers manager Barry Smith in 2010/11