2000 Scottish League Cup Final

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2000 Scottish League Cup Final
Event 1999–2000 Scottish League Cup
Date 19 March 2000
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Kenny Clark
Attendance 50,073

The 2000 Scottish League Cup Final was played on 19 March 2000 at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 53rd Scottish League Cup. The final was contested by Aberdeen and Celtic. Celtic won the match 2–0, thanks to goals from Vidar Riseth and Tommy Johnson.

This was the first League Cup final in many years to be played in March, as previous finals had taken place in November; this format continued until the 2016–17 season (coincidentally the same teams would also contest that final).

The match was something of a Scandinavian affair, with Aberdeen's Danish manager Ebbe Skovdahl selecting three Norwegian players (one of whom, Thomas Solberg, was dismissed); Celtic fielded another Norwegian (Riseth, who opened the scoring) plus a Swede and a Dane. The Glasgow club's famous Swedish striker of the time, Henrik Larsson, was absent recovering from a broken leg.

Match details[edit]

Aberdeen 0 – 2 Celtic
Report Riseth Goal 15'
Johnson Goal 58'
Attendance: 50,073
Referee: Kenny Clark


GK Scotland Jim Leighton (c)
RB Scotland Mark Perry
CB Scotland Russell Anderson
CB Norway Thomas Solberg Red card 61'
LB Scotland Jamie McAllister
RM Scotland Paul Bernard
CM Scotland Eoin Jess Substituted off 74'
CM Norway Cato Guntveit Substituted off 45'
LM Scotland Andy Dow
CF Morocco Hicham Zerouali Substituted off 53'
CF Norway Arild Stavrum
MF Morocco Rachid Belabed Substituted in 45'
MF Germany Andreas Mayer Substituted in 74'
FW Scotland Robbie Winters Substituted in 53'
Denmark Ebbe Skovdahl
GK Scotland Jonathan Gould
RB Scotland Jackie McNamara
CB Sweden Johan Mjällby
CB Scotland Tom Boyd (c)
LB France Stephane Mahe
RM Norway Vidar Riseth
CM Denmark Morten Wieghorst
CM Bulgaria Stiliyan Petrov
LM Slovakia Ľubomír Moravčík Substituted off 74'
CF England Tommy Johnson Substituted off 90'
CF Australia Mark Viduka
GK Scotland Stewart Kerr
DF England Alan Stubbs Substituted in 74'
MF Israel Eyal Berkovic Substituted in 90'
Scotland Kenny Dalglish