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Hibernian Football Club are a Scottish professional football club based in Leith, in the north of Edinburgh. They are one of two Scottish Premier League clubs in the city, the other being their rivals Hearts, who Hibernian play in the Edinburgh derby. The club was founded in 1875 by Irish Catholics, but this identity has been downplayed to the point where support for the club is based on location rather than ethnicity or religion. Hibernian's Irish heritage is still reflected, however, in the club's name, colours and badge.
The club's name is usually shortened to Hibs. The team are also called The Hibees (pronounced "high-bees") and The Cabbage, a shortening of the rhyming slang for Hibs of "Cabbage and Ribs", by the club's fans. Hibs supporters are known as Hibbies (singular: "Hibby").
Home matches are played at the Easter Road stadium, which is all-seated and has a capacity of 17,500. The club has played at Easter Road since 1893, having previously played at Hibernian Park. Hibernian have won the Scottish league championship four times, most recently in 1952. The club have won the Scottish Cup twice, but not since 1902, which is a notorious drought. The last appearance in a Scottish Cup final was in 2001, where the team lost 3-0 to Celtic. The last major trophy won by the club was the 2006-07 League Cup, when Kilmarnock were beaten 5-1 in the final.