Dundalk Football Club is a professional association football club in Dundalk, Ireland. Dundalk compete in the League of Ireland Premier Division, the top tier of Irish football, and are the League Champions and FAI Cup holders, having won the Double in 2018. Founded in 1903 as the works-team of the Great Northern Railway, they entered the League in 1926 and became the first club outside of Dublin to win the title in 1932–33. They have subsequently won honours in each of the last nine decades to become the second most successful club in the League's history, and the most successful in the Premier Division era.
Dundalk first entered European competition as League Champions in 1963–64, and played their 70th European match in the 2019–20 Champions League. They became the first Irish club to win an away match in Europe in 1963–64, and were also the first Irish club to win points in the Group Stages of European competition in 2016. They are now the highest ranked Irish side in European football as measured by UEFA club coefficients.
The club's traditional colours of white shirts with black shorts and trim were adopted in 1940, leading to the nickname "The Lilywhites".
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