Formed in 1964, they are a member of the Scottish Junior Football Association, Western Region.
Club colours are maroon and blue, and the club's nickname is "United".
The club has a full youth academy with teams from the under-6 age group up to under-16 and is regarded by many as one of the best in West and Central Scotland. The academy plays its home games on the impressive 'HatTrix' astroturf park adjacent to the Guy's Meadow pitch, as well as on that pitch itself when weather permits.
The Club also has a successful five a side complex and social club.
The future internationalist Kenny Dalglish played for Cumbernauld United during season 1967-68.