Broughty Athletic JFC are a Scottish football club based in Broughty Ferry, a suburb of the city of Dundee. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, who now play in the East Region Super League.
Formed in 1920 as Broughty Ex-Servicemen, the club was retitled Broughty Athletic in 1951. Around the same time, they moved to Claypotts Park, directly opposite the medieval Claypotts Castle. In 1989 the ground was renamed Whitton Park, in memory of player and club official Eddie Whitton, who had died on 5 June 1989. The SJFA restructured its leagues prior to the 2006-07 season, and “The Fed”, as the club is known, found themselves in the twelve-team East Region, North Division.
In seasons 2007–08 and 2008–09, the club narrowly missed out on promotion, finishing second top of the Scottish Junior Football Association’s North Division in both seasons.
2009–10 – Promotion to the twelve-team Premier League was finally achieved.
2010/11 – The club maintained Premier Division status by finishing eighth.
2011/12 – Their stay in the Premier League was extended when they finished in ninth place.
2012/13 – The club finished bottom but stayed up due to a league reconstruction.
2013/14 – The club finished seventh place, their last time to be spent in the Premier League.
2014/15 – Promotion to the Super League was finally achieved following a dramatic two-legged play-off and penalty shoot-out against Armadale Thistle.
2015/16 – The clubs first season in the Super League saw them finish a respectable tenth place.
2016/17 – The club finished as high as seventh place in the league and were crowned winners of the GA Engineering Cup following a 5-1 win over Tayport.
2017/18 – This season saw no silverware at the club and a tenth-placed position in the very last East Region Super League.
2018/19 – The club finished as runners-up in the newly reconstructed North Super League and completed a domestic cup double by winning both the DJ Laing East Region Cup and the Signature Signs Cup. The club also played their last games on the grass turf at Whitton Park as a new 3G synthetic surface was laid for the start of the new 2019/20 season ahead.
2019/20 – The club were sitting in 2nd position when the season was brought to an early end and declared null & void in March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The club were still in the Scottish Junior Cup quarter-finals forcing a replay against Darvel Juniors following a 2-2 draw.