Hearts of Midlothian Football club, commonly known as Hearts, was founded in 1874 in Edinburgh, making them the oldest club in Scotland’s capital.


The club has various nicknames, including the Jam Tarts and the Maroons. Heart’s crest is in the shape of a heart and features the club’s initials and Scottish flag colours above a maroon background. Hearts’ traditional home kit is a maroon shirt with white shorts and maroon socks.


The club play their football at the Tynecastle Stadium, which has been their home since 1886. The stadium has a capacity of 17,529.


Hearts have won the Scottish League on four occasions, most recently in the 1959-60 season. Due to the dominance of the Old Firm clubs, Rangers and Celtic, Hearts have finished as runners-up in the league on fourteen occasions. In 2006, Hearts became the first non-Old Firm team from Scotland to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.


Hearts have also won four Scottish League Cup titles and eight Scottish Cup titles. The club’s most recent honour was the 2012 Scottish Cup, where Hearts thrashed Hibernian 5-1 in the final.


Willie Bauld is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 183 goals. Gary Mackay holds the record for the most club appearances with 516.

Tommy Walker managed the club from 1951 to 1966 and took charge of 695 matches, more than any other manager in the clubs history. Notable former managers of the club include Joe Jordan, Craig Levein and George Burley.


Notable former players include Christophe Berra, Patrick Kisnorbo, Antti Niemi, Gary Naysmith, David Weir and goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who was sold for a club record fee of £9 million in 2007.