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About GREENOCK MORTON
Morton won the Scottish Cup in 1922 and achieved their highest league finish in 1916–17, finishing runners-up to champions Celtic.
Morton hold the record for most promotions and relegations to the top flight, but have not competed in the top division of the Scottish football league system since 1988.
In 2014–15, Morton won their tenth all-division championship, winning
Scottish League One Championship on the final day.
Morton Football Club was founded in 1874.
In the early 1870s, football grew in popularity and many clubs were established throughout Scotland.
At the club's first meeting, the first words recorded were "to name this club Morton Football Club".
The true reason for the name "Morton" remains unclear, although the general consensus is that the club was named after "Morton Terrace", a row of houses next to the original playing field where some of the players lived.
In 1994 the name was changed to Greenock Morton Football Club to celebrate the club's links with its home town, although it is still almost universally referred to as "Morton".
Morton was a founding member of the old Second Division, formed in 1893 and finishing 8th in its first season.
Morton were promoted to the old First Division for the first time in 1899–1900 and finished 4th there in their first season.
Morton's greatest success came in a 1–0 defeat to Rangers in the 1922 Scottish Cup Final.
Jimmy Gourley scored the winning goal straight from a free kick in the 11th minute.
Immediately after the match, Morton took the train to Hartlepool to play the local team in a pre-planned friendly.
Celebrations were postponed until the following Wednesday when 10,000 local residents gathered at Cappielow Park to celebrate.