1996 Scottish Cup Final

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1996 Scottish Cup Final
Event 1995–96 Scottish Cup
Date 18 May 1996
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Hugh Dallas
Attendance 37,730

The 1996 Scottish Cup Final sponsored by Tennents was played on May 18, 1996, at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 111th Scottish Cup. Rangers and Hearts contested the match, Rangers won the match 5–1, thanks to a Gordon Durie hat-trick and a Brian Laudrup brace.

Match summary[edit]

In the first half Laudrup put Rangers ahead with a low right foot shot into the left corner of the net after a high pass through from Gordon Durie. The second goal came in the fiftieth minute when Laudrup hit a low left footed cross in from the right which Heart's goalkeeper Gilles Rousset allowed to slip through his hands and under his legs and into the net at the near post. Durie then put Rangers three nil up after he volleyed home with the outside of his right foot after a left wing cross by Laudrup. Colquhoun then pulled a goal back for Hearts with eleven minutes remaining with a low shot before Durie restored Rangers three goal lead a minute later with a right foot shot over the goalkeeper from a Laudrup pass. Durie then completed his hat-trick with a header again from a Laudrup cross from the right.[1] Because of his two goals and overall performance, the final has since become known as the Laudrup Final.[2]

Match details[edit]

18 May 1996
Rangers 5 – 1 Heart of Midlothian
Laudrup Goal 37'50'
Durie Goal 66'80'85'
Report Colquhoun Goal 79'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 37,730
Referee: Hugh Dallas
GK Scotland Andy Goram
DF Scotland Alex Cleland
DF Scotland David Robertson
DF Scotland Richard Gough (c)
DF Scotland Alan McLaren
DF Scotland John Brown
MF England Paul Gascoigne
MF Scotland Ian Ferguson Substituted off 45'
MF Scotland Stuart McCall
FW Scotland Gordon Durie
FW Denmark Brian Laudrup
DF Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Gordan Petrić
MF Scotland Ian Durrant Substituted in 45'
FW Denmark Erik Bo Andersen
Scotland Walter Smith
GK France Gilles Rousset
DF Scotland Dave McPherson
DF Scotland Allan McManus
DF Italy Pasquale Bruno Substituted off 58'
DF Scotland Paul Ritchie
DF England Neil Pointon
MF Scotland Gary Locke Substituted off 8'
MF Scotland Gary Mackay
MF Scotland Steve Fulton
FW Scotland Allan Johnston
FW Scotland John Colquhoun
GK Scotland Myles Hogarth
FW Scotland John Robertson Substituted in 58'
FW Scotland Alan Lawrence Substituted in 8'
Scotland Jim Jefferies


  1. ^ "Laudrup shatters Hearts". The Independent. 19 May 1996. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rangers legend Brian Laudrup ready to return for Scottish Cup final". Scottish Daily Record. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2011.