Glasgow Cup

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Glasgow Cup
Founded 1887
Region Glasgow
Number of teams 5
Current champions Rangers

The Glasgow Cup is a knockout football tournament open to teams from Glasgow. It was competed for annually by senior Glasgow clubs from 1887 until 1989. It is now competed for between the youth teams of Celtic, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and Rangers.

It was dominated by the City rivals, Rangers and Celtic, who have won the competition 47 times and 31 times respectively. The advent of European football tournaments led to the Glasgow Cup becoming less valued, and the tournament did not take place at all or was not finished several times in its later years.

History[edit]

The Glasgow Football Association Cup used to be seen as an important competition, on a par with the League or the Scottish Cup. It was contested by the senior clubs in the Glasgow area, with the winners receiving a globular silver trophy. The competition was dominated by the old rivals of Celtic and Rangers, but the others, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and the now defunct Third Lanark all enjoyed relative success.

The competition's status diminished after World War II, with European competition seeming more attractive and important. The competition was normally played early in the season, until 1960. After the demise of the Charity Cup, the fixtures would be put in any available space with the final being played at the end of the season. After 1971 the Glasgow Cup was not played until it was re-introduced for the 1974–75 season, but it was generally seen as unappealing, and was even left incomplete on occasion, otherwise the final was often held over until the beginning of the following season. In the event of a Celtic v Rangers final both would still usually put out full-strength first teams. This remained the case up to 1986 when a crowd of over 40,000 saw Rangers take the trophy with a 3–2 win over Scottish Champions Celtic, courtesy of an Ally McCoist hat-trick, to give manager Graeme Souness his first trophy days after taking charge. After that it essentially became a reserve team tournament.

Rangers retained the trophy the following season in another old rivals final; only 15,000 were there to watch what were effectively two reserve teams. The following season's contest was never completed. Officially there were no suitable dates available to fit ties in; the competition had become irrelevant. In 1988 the competition was abandoned, and the final competition was played out in 1989 with Partick Thistle becoming the final winners of the competition in its original format. The Glasgow Cup has subsequently been relaunched as an Under-17 tournament competed for by the youth teams of Celtic, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and Rangers.[1]

Finals[edit]

Key[edit]

(R) Replay
(SR) Second Replay

Results[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up
1888 Cambuslang 3–1 Rangers
1889 Queen's Park 8–0 Partick Thistle
1890 Queen's Park 3–2 Celtic
1891 Celtic 4–0 Third Lanark
1892 Celtic 7–1 Clyde
1893 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1894 Rangers 1–0 Cowlairs
1895 Celtic 2–0 Rangers
1896 Celtic 6–3 Queen's Park
1897 Rangers 1–1 Celtic
1897 (R) Rangers 2–1 Celtic
1898 Rangers 4–0 Queen's Park
1899 Queen's Park 1–0 Rangers
1900 Rangers 1–1 Celtic
1900 (R) Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1901 Rangers 3–1 Partick Thistle
1902 Rangers 2–2 Celtic
1902 (R) Rangers walkover Celtic
1903 Third Lanark 3–0 Celtic
1904 Third Lanark 1–1 Celtic
1904 (R) Third Lanark 1–0 Celtic
1905 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1906 Celtic 3–0 Third Lanark
1907 Celtic 3–2 Third Lanark
1908 Celtic 2–2 Rangers
1908 (R) Celtic 0–0 Rangers
1908 (SR) Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1909 Third Lanark 1–1 Celtic
1909 (R) Third Lanark 2–2 Celtic
1909 (SR) Third Lanark 4–0 Celtic
1910 Celtic 1–0 Rangers
1911 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1912 Rangers 1–0 Partick Thistle
1913 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1914 Rangers 3–0 Third Lanark
1915 Clyde 1–1 Partick Thistle
1915 (R) Clyde 1–0 Partick Thistle
1916 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1917 Celtic 3–1 Clyde
1918 Rangers 4–1 Partick Thistle
1919 Rangers 2–0 Celtic
1920 Celtic 1–0 Partick Thistle
1921 Celtic 1–0 Clyde
1922 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1923 Rangers 0–0 Clyde
1923 (R) Rangers 1–0 Clyde
1924 Rangers 3–1 Third Lanark
1925 Rangers 4–1 Celtic
1926 Clyde 2–1 Celtic
1927 Celtic 1–0 Rangers
1928 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1929 Celtic 2–0 Queen's Park
1930 Rangers 0–0 Celtic
1930 (R) Rangers 4–0 Celtic
1931 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1932 Rangers 3–0 Queen's Park
1933 Rangers 1–0 Partick Thistle
1934 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1935 Partick Thistle 1–0 Rangers
1936 Rangers 2–0 Celtic
1937 Rangers 2–2 Partick Thistle
1937 (R) Rangers 6–1 Partick Thistle
1938 Rangers 2–1 Third Lanark
1939 Celtic 3–0 Clyde
1940 Rangers 3–1 Queen's Park
1941 Celtic 1–0 Rangers
1942 Rangers 6–0 Clyde
1943 Rangers 5–2 Third Lanark
1944 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1945 Rangers 3–2 Celtic
1946 Queen's Park 2–0 Clyde
1947 Clyde 2–1 Third Lanark
1948 Rangers 4–1 Third Lanark
1949 Celtic 3–1 Third Lanark
1950 Rangers 2–1 Clyde
1951 Partick Thistle 1–1 Celtic
1951 (R) Partick Thistle 3–2 Celtic
1952 Clyde 2–1 Celtic
1953 Partick Thistle 3–1 Rangers
1954 Rangers 3–0 Third Lanark
1955 Partick Thistle 2–0 Rangers
1956 Celtic 1–1 Rangers
1956 (R) Celtic 5–3 Rangers
1957 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1958 Rangers 1–1 Third Lanark
1958 (R) Rangers 4–2 Third Lanark
1959 Clyde 0–0 Rangers
1959 (R) Clyde 1–0 Rangers
1960 Rangers 2–1 Partick Thistle
1961 Partick Thistle 2–0 Celtic
1962 Celtic 1–1 Third Lanark
1962 (R) Celtic 3–2 Third Lanark
1963 Third Lanark 2–1 Celtic
1964 Celtic 2–0 Clyde
1965 Celtic 5–0 Queen's Park
1966 Not completed
1967 Celtic 4–0 Partick Thistle
1968 Celtic 8–0 Clyde
1969 Rangers 3–2 Partick Thistle
1970 Celtic 3–1 Rangers
1971 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1972 No competition
1973 No competition
1974 No competition
1975 Rangers 2–2 Celtic (shared)
1976 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1977 No competition
1978 Not completed
1979 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1980 Not completed
1981 Partick Thistle 1–0 Celtic
1982 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1983 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1984 No competition
1985 Rangers 5–0 Queen's Park
1986 Rangers 3–2 Celtic
1987 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1988 Not completed
1989 Partick Thistle 2–0 Clyde
1990–
2007
No competition
2008 Celtic[2] 3–1 Rangers[3]
2009 Rangers[4] 2–1 Celtic[5]
2010 Rangers[6] 2–1 Celtic
2011 Celtic[7] 1–0 Rangers
2012 Rangers[8] 1–1 (Rangers won 4–2 on penalties) Celtic
2013 Rangers[9] 3–2 Celtic
2014 Celtic[10] 1–0 Rangers

Performance by club[edit]

Club Wins Last win Runners-up Last final lost
Rangers 48[11] 2013 21 2014
Celtic 32[12] 2014 31 2013
Partick Thistle 7 1989 11 1969
Clyde 5 1959 15 1989
Third Lanark 4 1963 13 1962
Queen's Park 4 1946 7 1985
Cambuslang 1 1888
Cowlairs 1 1894

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Firm take youth talent seriously". TEAMtalk.com. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Young Celts outclass Rangers to lift Glasgow Cup". Celtic FC. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "Gers Youngsters Lose Final". Rangers FC. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008. 
  4. ^ "Glasgow Cup Victory for under 17's". Rangers FC. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Glasgow Cup Final: Match Report". Celtic FC. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Kerno's Kids are bosses of the firm". Rangers FC. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Celtic Under-17s lift the Glasgow Cup". Celtic FC. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Gers Win Glasgow Cup". Rangers FC. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Unrest at Celtic v Rangers U17s Glasgow Cup Final". BBC. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Coach's praise for Celtic's Glasgow Cup winners". Celtic. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Includes one shared (1985) with Celtic
  12. ^ Includes one shared (1985) with Rangers

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