Hibernian Football Club, commonly known as Hibs, are a Scottish professional football club based in Leith in the north of Edinburgh, that will play in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, having been promoted by winning the 2016–17 Scottish Championship. It is one of three SPFL clubs in the city, the others being their Edinburgh derby rivals Hearts and Edinburgh City. Hibernian was founded in 1875 by Irish immigrants, but support for the club is now based on geography rather than ethnicity or religion. The Irish heritage of Hibernian is still reflected, however, in its name, colours and badge.
The name of the club is usually shortened to Hibs. The team are also called The Hibees and The Cabbage, a shortening of the rhyming slang for Hibs of "Cabbage and Ribs", by fans of the club, who are themselves also known as Hibbies. Home matches are played at the Easter Road stadium, in use since 1893, when the club joined the Scottish Football League.
Hibernian have won the Scottish league championship four times, most recently in 1952.