Dundee United's traditional rivals are Dundee, with whom they compete in the Dundee derby. The fixture was lacking a competitive element for a number of years until Dundee's return to the top flight of the Scottish game. A unique element of the rivalry lies in the fact that both clubs' stadiums are located within 100 yards of one another.
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In addition, other players have played for both clubs without moving directly between them. A list of all players to have played at least one first-team game for both clubs is displayed below.
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The two clubs even had a combined hooligan 'firm', known as the Dundee Utility, which was formed to stand up to the larger firms of the Old Firm and Edinburgh clubs.
United also share a rivalry with St Johnstone due to the relatively close proximity of Dundee and Perth, known as the Tayside derby. The most notable meeting between the two sides was in the 2014 Scottish Cup Final, when Saints came out on top after a 2–0 victory at Celtic Park in the Tangerines' tenth final appearance.
The club launched its official Hall of Fame in 2008, with seven inaugural members. A further six players were inducted in January 2009 and seven more in January 2010. Since then six players have been inducted each year.
Hibernian 0-0 Dundee Utd Hibernian win 4-2 on penalties
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United's 10th appearance in the Scottish Cup final came in 2014, but the team lost 2–0 to St Johnstone at Celtic Park. The Tangerines reached the League Cup final the following year, but lost to Celtic in the final.
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Previously, the lion had been represented on a simpler shield design. Although this "classic" version had been used as the club crest on the cover of the matchday programme as early as 1956, it had never appeared on the players' strip prior to 1983. Since 1959, various other designs had been worn on the shirts, incorporating either the lion rampant or the letters DUFC, often on a circular badge.
In spite of their rivalry, the two sides previously contemplated ground-sharing as part of the SFA's unsuccessful bid to host Euro 2008. Perhaps one of their most notable meetings was in the 1980 Scottish League Cup Final played at Dens Park when United won 3–0 to claim their second League Cup in successive seasons.
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Dundee United's home ground throughout their history has been Tannadice Park, located on Tannadice Street in the Clepington area of the city. It is situated a mere 170 yards (160 m) away from Dens Park, home of rivals Dundee; The club has only ever played one home fixture at another venue. This was a League Cup tie against Rangers in March 1947, when despite snow rendering Tannadice Park unplayable, the match was able to go ahead across the road at Dens Park.
The club has played in tangerine kits since the 1960s and have played at the present ground, Tannadice Park, since their foundation in 1909. United were founder members of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) in 1998 and were ever-present in the competition until it was abolished in 2013 to make way for the new Scottish Premiership which is the top division of the current SPFL structure.
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In domestic head-to-head matches, the teams have played each other 166 times, Dundee United winning 78 compared to Dundee's 48 wins. A total of 40 matches have ended in a stalemate. Dundee United have won more league, Scottish Cup and League Cup matches.
Fixtures from 1925 to the present day featuring League games, Scottish Cup and League Cup matches. Friendlies, testimonials and other non-competitive games are not included. Dundee wins are coloured in blue, United wins in tangerine and draws are grey. Note that United played in white until 1969 but tangerine is used throughout for ease.
Inverness CT 1-1 Dundee Utd Dundee United win 4-1 on penalties
The Dundee derby is a football match between Dundee and Dundee United. The clubs are based yards apart in the city of Dundee, the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Arbroath 1-1 Dundee Utd Dundee United win 5-3 on penalties
In European competition, Dundee United have played in more tournaments and in more games, competing in 26 tournaments to Dundee's 7 and in 78 more matches. Neither side has won a trophy, although United were runners-up in the 1986–87 UEFA Cup and both sides have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup once.
In the Scottish Cup, Dundee have competed in 108 Tournaments, they were cup winners in 1910 as well as runners up in 1925, 1952, 1964 and 2003. Dundee United have competed in 88 Tournaments, they were cup winners in 1994 and 2010 as well as runners up in 1974, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2005 and 2014.
Fourteen players have signed for Dundee United directly from Dundee with seven making the opposite journey from Tannadice to Dens Park. Only players who have played at least one first team game for both clubs are currently included.
The two grounds are the closest League grounds in Britain and with it has led a unique rivalry, though one often deemed more amicable than most, similar to the Merseyside derby, Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan, and the Derby della Lanterna of Genoa with many families split down the middle in support.
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Dundee however have competed in more seasons of top flight football, 93 in total to United's 58 but United maintain a better points to game average in the top tier. Both clubs have won the Scottish Championship once, Dundee in 1962 and United in 1983.
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United have had a number of official kit suppliers, including Adidas, Hummel and, from June 2009, Nike.
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Another intense fixture is that of the New Firm derby between United and North-East rivals Aberdeen F.C.. The match itself became one of fierce competition due to the domestic and European success the two sides achieved in the late 1970s and 1980s under the stewardship of United's Jim McLean and Aberdeen's Alex Ferguson. Despite the relative lack of trophies in the years ahead, the derby has endured and continues to be one of the most eagerly awaited fixtures of the Scottish season.
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Tannadice is currently an all-seater with a capacity of 14,223. The Main Stand, built in 1962, was the first cantilever to be constructed at a Scottish football ground. For long periods of its history, only a small proportion of the ground contained seated accommodation. In the late 1980s the ground had 2,252 seats out of a total capacity of 22,310.
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Dundee United Football Club is a Scottish professional football club based in the city of Dundee. Formed in 1909, originally as Dundee Hibernian, the club changed to the present name in 1923. United are nicknamed The Terrors or The Tangerines and the supporters are known as Arabs.
The club were also successful in Europe, reaching the European Cup semi-finals in 1984 and the 1987 UEFA Cup Final., the latter featuring another elimination of Barcelona. Despite losing to IFK Gothenburg in the final, the club won a FIFA Fair Play Award. McLean retired as manager in 1993, but remained as club chairman.