They were founded in 1906 through the amalgamation of two local junior sides - Brechin Harp and Brechin Hearts - when a deputation from the Forfarshire Football Association met local sportsmen in the Temperance Hall in City Road, and after some persuasion, it was decided that a Senior club was advisable. The team was admitted to the Scottish league in 1923. Brechin currently play at Glebe Park, which has a capacity of 3,960 (1,519 seated) and is famous for the hedge that runs alongside one side of the pitch.
David Will, a former Chairman of the club, was one of the Vice-Presidents of FIFA.
Last year the club celebrated their centenary year and played a centenary match against Coca Cola Championship side Ipswich Town at Glebe Park.
Last season Brechin City made the Second Division Playoffs, where they lost 6-1 on aggregate to Airdrie United.
On 31st January 2008, Brechin City were thrown out of the Scottish Cup after fielding two inelgible players in their 2-1 fourth round replay win over Hamilton Academical. Hamilton took their place in the fifth round.
Brechin produced one of the finest displays Glebe Park has seen in many a year to thoroughly outplay their full-time opponents and gain pole position in division two into the bargain.
As of 3 October 2008.
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