Hibernian

Hibernian Football Club (/hɪˈbɜːrniən/), commonly known as Hibs, is a Scottish professional football club based in Leith in the north of Edinburgh. Hibs play in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), having been promoted by winning the Scottish Championship in 2017. It is one of three SPFL clubs in the city, the others being their Edinburgh derby rivals Hearts and Edinburgh City. Hibernian was founded in 1875 by Irish immigrants, but support for the club is now based on geography rather than ethnicity or religion. The Irish heritage of Hibernian is still reflected, however, in its name, colours and badge.

The name of the club is usually shortened to HibsThe team are also called The Hibees (pronounced /ˈhbz/) and The Cabbagea shortening of the rhyming slang for Hibs of “Cabbage and Ribs”, by fans of the club, who are themselves also known as Hibbies. Home matches are played at the Easter Road stadium, in use since 1893, when the club joined the Scottish Football League.

Hibernian have won the Scottish league championship four times, most recently in 1952. Three of those four championships were won between 1948 and 1952, when the club had the services of The Famous Five, a notable forward line.  The club have won the Scottish Cup three times, in 1887, 1902 and 2016, with the latter victory ending a notorious drought. Hibs have also won the Scottish League Cup three times, in 1972, 1991 and 2007.

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