Fast facts – Motherwell

  • Motherwell defeated Dundee 4-0 in the 1952 Scottish Cup Final in front of a crowd of 136, 274; a Scottish record attendance for a match not involving either of the Old Firm
  • Dundee defeated Motherwell 5-1 in the League Cup semi-final earlier the same season on the way to winning the trophy
  • Dundee 1910 Scottish Cup winning goal scorer John ‘Sailor’ Hunter managed The Steelmen from 1911 until 1946, leading them to the Scottish League championship in 1931/32
  • Motherwell are currently 191st in the UEFA club co-efficient
  • Since Phil O’Donnell’s death in 2007, only one player, his nephew David Clarkson has worn the number 10 shirt.
  • The Motherwell Supporters Association first handed out their Player of the Year in April 1956. The first winner of the award was Andy Paton, who received a silver cup from Sailor Hunter at a dinner dance in Overton Miners Welfare. Paton was further honoured in 2007 when he was declared the “Greatest Ever” Motherwell player.
  • Motherwell have won the Lanarkashire Cup on 40 occasions, the last in 2013/14
  • Motherwell won the Lord Provost of Glasgow’s Charity Cup in 1952 which was a Scottish ‘Super Cup’ between the League Champions Hibernian and Scottish Cup winners Motherwell
  • Motherwell manager Mark McGhee is in his second spell in charge at Fir Park, his first between 2007-2009
  • Motherwell finished bottom of the SPL in 2002/03 but were saved from relegation when First Division winners Falkirk’s ground failed to meet top flight criteria