Dumbarton Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Dumbarton, Scotland. Founded in 1872, just after Queen’s Park (1867), Kilmarnock (1869) and Stranraer (1870), they play home games at the Dumbarton Football Stadium next to Dumbarton Castle.
The club were one of the most successful of the nineteenth century, winning the Scottish Football League in the first two seasons of the competition (the first jointly with Rangers). Since then, the club have spent the majority of their history outside the top flight, and last played at the top level in 1984–85. The club were the first team (and one of only two) to win at least one league title in each of the top four tiers in the Scottish football league system.