Cliftonville Football & Athletic Club (the Reds) is a Northern Irish football team playing in the IFA Premiership. Founded on 20 September 1879 by John McCredy McAlery in the north Belfast district of Cliftonville, it is the oldest football club in Ireland and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2004. Since 1890, the club has played at Solitude.
Cliftonville has won the Irish League championship three times in total -1906, 1910 &1978 - and the Irish Cup eight times, most recently in 1979.
Cliftonville are the founding fathers and oldest football club in Ireland.