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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=EngvarB |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Hibernian Football Club ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}), commonly known as Hibs, are a Scottish professional football club based in Leith in the north of Edinburgh. It is one of two Scottish Professional Football League clubs in the city, the other being their Edinburgh derby rivals Hearts. Hibernian was founded in 1875 by Irish immigrants,<ref name ="Origins">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> but support for the club is now based on geography rather than ethnicity or religion.<ref name = "forgotten Irish"/><ref name = "jambo experience">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name = "campbell history">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name = "Jewel"/> The Irish heritage of Hibernian is still reflected, however, in its name, colours and badge.<ref name ="Origins"/>

The name of the club is usually shortened to Hibs.<ref name="nicknameone">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The team are also called The Hibees<ref name="nicknameone"/> (pronounced {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}) and The Cabbage,<ref name="nicknametwo">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> a 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,<ref name="easterroad">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> when the club joined the Scottish Football League.<ref name = "crampsey"/> Hibernian have played in the second tier of the Scottish football league system, known as the Scottish Championship, since being relegated in 2014.

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.<ref name = "Bobby Johnstone"/> The club have won the Scottish Cup twice, in 1887 and 1902; but have lost ten Scottish Cup Finals since, most recently in 2013.<ref name = "Cup of woe">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name ="2001 Cup Final">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name= "2012 Cup Final">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name = "2013 cup final"/> The last major trophy won by the club was the 2006–07 Scottish League Cup, when Kilmarnock were beaten 5–1 in the final.<ref name="2007 League Cup">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> This was the third time Hibs had won the League Cup, also winning in 1972–73 and 1991–92.


Hibernian F.C. sections
Intro  History  Colours and badge  Stadium  Rivalry  Supporters and culture  Ownership and finances  Current squad and staff  Noted players  Noted managers  Achievements  Records  See also  Notes  References  External links  

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