Hibernian Football Club, commonly known as Hibs, is a professional football club based in the Leith area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The club plays in the Scottish Premiership, the top tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, finishing 4th in the 2017–18 season.
The club was founded in 1875 by members of Edinburgh's Irish community, and named after the Roman word for Ireland. Nowadays, whilst the Irish heritage of Hibernian is still reflected in the name, colours and badge, support for the club is now based more on geography than ethnicity or religion. Home matches are played at Easter Road Stadium, which has been in use since 1893 when the club joined the Scottish Football League. Their local rivals are Heart of Midlothian, with whom they contest the Edinburgh derby.
The name of the club is regularly shortened to Hibs, with the team also being known as The Hibees and supporters known as Hibbies. A less frequently used nickname is The Cabbage, derived from the shortened rhyming slang for Hibs, which is "Cabbage and Ribs".
Hibernian have won the Scottish league championship four times, most recently in 1952.