Belfast's Big Two

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Previously known as "The Big Two Derby"
Glentoran v Linfield 21.2.14.jpg
Linfield play Glentoran at The Oval in 2014
Locale Belfast, Northern Ireland
Teams Glentoran
Linfield
First contested 1 October 1887
Linfield 3–1 Glentoran
King's Field, Ballymacarrett
Friendly match
Most recent meeting 7 April 2015
Glentoran 1–2 Linfield
The Oval
NIFL Premiership
Next meeting 2015–16 season
Statistics
Number of meetings 415 (competitive)
Most wins Linfield (194)
All-time series Linfield – 194
Glentoran – 120
Draws – 101
Largest victory Linfield 8–0 Glentoran
Ulsterville Avenue
Irish League
(21 November 1891)

Previously known as Belfast's Big Two, also referred to simply as the Big Two, is the name given to the Northern Irish association football derby between Belfast clubs, Linfield and Glentoran. The derby is also previously referred to as the Belfast derby.[1] They are the two most successful and previously the most supported clubs in Northern Irish Football. They traditionally face each other on Boxing Day each year[2] which used to attract the largest Irish Premiership attendance of the season.[3] They regularly play each other in the league and have contested more cup finals together than any other two clubs.[4] They also make up two of the three clubs that have appeared in every season of the Irish League since its inception in 1890 - the other club being Cliftonville.

Although both clubs are successful, Linfield lead Glentoran in terms of league titles won with Linfield's 51[5] to Glentoran's 23.[6]

History[edit]

The term "Belfast's Big Two" did not always refer to Linfield and Glentoran. Up until 1949 to 2013, the big two were considered to be Linfield and Belfast Celtic as they had traditionally been the most successful teams in Northern Irish football given that they have been funded by the IFA for majority of the clubs existence. Given the traditional political following of both clubs (Linfield, like Glentoran, with a mainly unionist following, and Belfast Celtic with a mainly nationalist following), sectarian violence between supporters of both clubs was common. This culminated with a riot on 26 December 1948 at Windsor Park that saw three Celtic players injured by Linfield supporters, including striker Jimmy Jones who sustained a broken leg.[7] As a result, Belfast Celtic left the Irish League at the end of the season and Glentoran became Linfield's biggest rivals.[8]

Both teams are predominantly Protestant, however Glentoran has fielded Catholic players and had Catholic fans for much of its history. Linfield fielded relatively few Catholic players prior to the 1980s,[9] which led to an accusation that the club held a policy of not signing Catholic players – similar to Scottish team, Rangers.[10] However, the existence of such a policy has been disputed by some, including well-known local journalist Malcolm Brodie.[11] Support is traditionally split geographically with Linfield based in the south of the city and Glentoran in the east. Although both based in Belfast, they are separated by the River Lagan and are in two different counties. Linfield is based in County Antrim and Glentoran is based in County Down, although Glentoran and other County Down-based sides compete in the County Antrim Shield.

The first game of which there is any record between Linfield and Glentoran took place on 1 October 1887. A friendly match played at King's Field, Westbourne in Ballymacarrett was won 3–1 by Linfield (then known as Linfield Athletic), with goalscorers Torrans (2) and Vance, and Glentoran's goalscorer unknown. The two teams played each other competitively for the first time in the inaugural Irish League season, with Linfield winning 7–0 at Musgrave Park on 18 October 1890, and 6–0 at Ulsterville Avenue on 21 March 1891. The first game at The Oval took place on 8 October 1892, and the first game at Windsor Park on 2 September 1905. Linfield previously played at a ground in Ulsterville Avenue, Belfast, before moving to Windsor Park, which is situated within walking distance of their old ground. Also the home of the Northern Ireland national football team, they have played at Windsor Park ever since.

In 1941, during World War II, The Oval - including terraces, offices, kits and club records - was destroyed in a bombing raid on the nearby Harland & Wolff Shipyard. Glentoran approached Distillery to play at Grosvenor Park, which they did until The Oval was rebuilt in 1949, with help from other Irish League clubs, most notably Distillery and Cliftonville. Glentoran considered leaving senior football to become a junior club, but after being lent kits from Distillery and Crusaders they continued to compete at Grosvenor. Out of 14 league games at Grosvenor Park however, they were only victorious over Linfield on one occasion.[12]

Since Belfast Celtic folded in 1949, the intensity of the Big Two rivalry has increased due to the fact that Glentoran has been the only club that has generated a support base similar in size to Linfield's, and because a number of Belfast Celtic fans started to support Glentoran due to the dissolution of their club.[13] In the 1985 Irish Cup final at the Oval, Glentoran supporters released a cockerel (Glentoran's club emblem), and a pig that had been painted blue onto the pitch to insult fans of Linfield.[2] In 2005, Linfield fans broke through a gate in perimeter fencing onto the pitch of The Oval and threw missiles at Glentoran fans in the main stand.[14] The BBC and Ulster Television were ordered to give police footage they had filmed of the game after 9 fans were charged with the violence. 9 police officers and 2 Glentoran fans were injured in the violence.[15]

Both sides share rivalries with North Belfast clubs Cliftonville and Crusaders. The two however are less successful than the previously known "Big Two" and see each other as their main rivals, contesting the North Belfast derby. They also both traditionally shared a rivalry with Lisburn Distillery, but since Distillery's relocation from Grosvenor Park to Lisburn, and their downturn in on-pitch fortunes, the rivalry has ebbed.

Although Linfield and Glentoran traditionally play a derby game on Boxing Day, in 2009 the traditional fixture was removed from the fixture list until 2011 by the Irish Football Association due to crowd trouble at Windsor Park.[16] This came after a constant history of hooliganism at "Big Two" matches which included fans breaking down security barriers.[17]

Trophy dominance[edit]

The rivals have been the two most successful clubs in Northern Irish football. They have won more league titles, Irish Cups, League Cups and County Antrim Shields than any other clubs. Linfield lead the way in all four tallies, with Glentoran coming second. Almost half of the 134 Irish Cup competitions to date have been won by one of the two clubs, with at least one of the clubs reaching the final in 87 of them, being victorious 63 times. The two clubs have met in 15 of those finals – making it the most common final. Linfield have won eight of the meetings to Glentoran's seven. The most recent meeting between the two clubs in the final occurred in 2006, when Linfield won 2–1 to lift the Cup for the 37th time. Together, the two clubs have also won over half of the League Cup competitions to date. Roughly two thirds of all Irish League titles have been won by one of the Big Two. Of the 113 league seasons completed to date, the title has been won by one of the two clubs on 74 occasions.

Statistics[edit]

As of the end of the 2013–14 season
Winner League Irish Cup League Cup Co. Antrim Shield Total
Linfield 51 42 9 43 145
Glentoran 23 21 7 27 78
Total 74 63 16 70 223
Competitions 113 134 28 126 401
Big Two win % 65.5% 47% 57.1% 55.6% 55.6%

Head-to-head record[edit]

Overall[edit]

Statistics apply to competitive games in all competitions (wartime league results not included). Wins include those after extra time and/or penalty shoot-outs.

As of 7 April 2015
Result League Irish Cup League Cup Co. Antrim Shield Setanta Cup Gold Cup Ulster Cup City Cup Floodlit Cup Belfast Charity Cup North-South Cup Charity Shield Total
Linfield wins 115 25 8 16 6 12 5 2 1 2 1 1 194
Glentoran wins 72 17 6 11 0 7 2 3 2 0 0 0 120
Draws 71 14 2 3 2 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 101
Total 258 56 16 30 8 21 10 8 3 2 2 1 415

League only[edit]

Statistics apply to league matches only (wartime results not included)

As of 7 April 2015
Result Windsor Park The Oval Ulsterville Avenue Grosvenor Park Musgrave Park Total
Linfield wins 57 47 7 2 2 115
Glentoran wins 26 43 3 0 0 72
Draws 31 35 5 0 0 71
Total 114 125 15 2 2 258

Results[edit]

League results[edit]

All time results taken from Irish Football Club Project and various other sources.[18][19] Attendance figures from nifootballleague.com.[20]

Glentoran v. Linfield Linfield v. Glentoran
Season
Division
Date
Venue
Score
Attendance
Date
Venue
Score
Attendance
1890–91 Irish League 18 October 1890 Musgrave Park
0 – 7
21 March 1891 Ulsterville Avenue
6 – 0
1891–92 Irish League 3 October 1891
1 – 7
21 November 1891
8 – 0
1892–93 Irish League 8 October 1892 The Oval
1 – 2
3 September 1892
5 – 0
1893–94 Irish League ?
1 – 3
?
0 – 1
1894–95 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
3 – 0
1895–96 Irish League ?
2 – 3
?
2 – 2
1896–97 Irish League ?
1 – 0
?
2 – 2
1897–98 Irish League ?
2 – 4
?
2 – 1
1898–99 Irish League ?
1 – 2
?
0 – 1
1899–1900 Irish League ?
4 – 4
?
2 – 0
1900–01 Irish League ?
0 – 0
?
1 – 3
1901–02 Irish League ?
0 – 2
?
5 – 1
1902–03 Irish League ?
0 – 1
?
1 – 1
1903–04 Irish League ?
1 – 1
?
0 – 0
1904–05 Irish League ?
1 – 0
?
2 – 2
1905–06 Irish League ?
1 – 2
2 September 1905 Windsor Park
1 – 0
1906–07 Irish League ?
0 – 2
?
1 – 1
1907–08 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
2 – 3
1908–09 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
4 – 1
1909–10 Irish League ?
4 – 0
?
2 – 1
1910–11 Irish League ?
3 – 0
?
2 – 2
1911–12 Irish League ?
1 – 0
?
2 – 1
1912–13 Irish League ?
0 – 0
?
2 – 4
1913–14 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
4 – 2
1914–15 Irish League ?
1 – 1
?
3 – 0
1915–16 Belfast & District League ?
0 – 0
?
0 – 0
1916–17 Belfast & District League ?
4 – 0
?
2 – 2
1917–18 Belfast & District League ? The Oval
0 – 0
?
2 – 0
1918–19 Belfast & District League ?
1 – 0
?
0 – 2
1919–20 Irish League ?
2 – 0
?
1 – 0
1920–21 Irish League 11 December 1920
1 – 0
15 January 1921
2 – 3
1921–22 Irish League ?
0 – 0
?
1 – 0
1922–23 Irish League ?
1 – 2
?
1 – 1
1923–24 Irish League ?
2 – 1
?
1 – 2
1924–25 Irish League 24 January 1925
4 – 0
1 November 1924
2 – 1
1925–26 Irish League ?
3 – 2
?
0 – 1
1926–27 Irish League ?
3 – 1
?
0 – 1
1927–28 Irish League ?
1 – 5
?
6 – 1
1928–29 Irish League ?
2 – 1
?
4 – 3
1929–30 Irish League 7 September 1929
3 – 3
21 December 1929
3 – 1
1930–31 Irish League ?
1 – 1
? Windsor Park
0 – 2
1931–32 Irish League ?
0 – 1
?
4 – 3
1932–33 Irish League ?
1 – 5
?
4 – 2
1933–34 Irish League ?
0 – 3
?
0 – 1
1934–35 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
1 – 0
1935–36 Irish League ?
1 – 2
?
0 – 1
1936–37 Irish League ?
2 – 3
?
5 – 1
1937–38 Irish League ?
2 – 0
?
5 – 2
1938–39 Irish League ?
3 – 2
?
2 – 1
1939–40 Irish League ?
3 – 2
?
1 – 2
1940–41 Northern Regional League ?
1 – 2
?
1 – 4
?
3 – 1
?
3 – 3
1941–42 Northern Regional League ? Grosvenor Park
0 – 3
?
3 – 7
?
3 – 4
?
3 – 3
1942–43 Northern Regional League ?
2 – 1
?
4 – 3
?
1 – 3
?
5 – 3
1943–44 Northern Regional League ?
2 – 2
?
4 – 1
?
1 – 3
?
5 – 5
1944–45 Northern Regional League ?
1 – 2
?
3 – 3
?
1 – 5
?
9 – 2
1945–46 Northern Regional League ?
0 – 3
?
5 – 0
?
1 – 7
?
4 – 2
1946–47 Northern Regional League 11 January 1947
1 – 2
7 December 1946
4 – 2
12 April 1947
2 – 4
1 March 1947
2 – 3
1947–48 Irish League 17 January 1948
0 – 2
15 November 1947
1 – 1
1948–49 Irish League ?
1 – 4
?
2 – 0
1949–50 Irish League ? The Oval
2 – 3
? Windsor Park
1 – 1
1950–51 Irish League ?
1 – 1
?
2 – 1
1951–52 Irish League ?
4 – 3
?
1 – 0
1952–53 Irish League 14 March 1953
3 – 1
25 December 1952
1 – 1
1953–54 Irish League ?
0 – 2
?
3 – 2
1954–55 Irish League ?
1 – 2
?
3 – 0
1955–56 Irish League ?
1 – 1
?
1 – 0
1956–57 Irish League ?
1 – 3
?
2 – 2
1957–58 Irish League ?
0 – 2
?
3 – 1
1958–59 Irish League ?
2 – 1
?
4 – 2
1959–60 Irish League ?
7 – 3
?
3 – 2
1960–61 Irish League ?
0 – 1
?
3 – 2
1961–62 Irish League 17 February 1962
1 – 1
20 January 1962
3 – 1
1962–63 Irish League ?
1 – 1
?
1 – 1
1963–64 Irish League ?
3 – 2
?
1 – 8
1964–65 Irish League ?
1 – 1
?
4 – 1
1965–66 Irish League ?
2 – 0
?
1 – 2
1966–67 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
1 – 1
1967–68 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
3 – 1
1968–69 Irish League ?
2 – 1
?
1 – 3
1969–70 Irish League ?
2 – 2
?
0 – 2
1970–71 Irish League ?
0 – 3
?
1 – 1
1971–72 Irish League ?
4 – 0
?
2 – 2
1972–73 Irish League ?
0 – 2
?
0 – 1
1973–74 Irish League 25 December 1973
3 – 2
4 April 1974
5 – 1
1974–75 Irish League ? The Oval
1 – 0
? Windsor Park
4 – 1
1975–76 Irish League ?
3 – 1
?
1 – 2
1976–77 Irish League ?
2 – 0
?
3 – 0
1977–78 Irish League ?
2 – 3
?
1 – 2
1978–79 Irish League ?
1 – 1
?
2 – 1
1979–80 Irish League ?
1 – 2
?
5 – 0
1980–81 Irish League ?
2 – 1
?
1 – 1
1981–82 Irish League ?
1 – 2
?
1 – 2
1982–83 Irish League ?
3 – 0
?
2 – 2
1983–84 Irish League 3 March 1984
4 – 1
26 November 1983
3 – 0
1984–85 Irish League ?
2 – 3
?
3 – 1
1985–86 Irish League ?
2 – 3
?
2 – 1
1986–87 Irish League 22 November 1986
3 – 1
29 November 1986
1 – 0
1987–88 Irish League 16 April 1988
0 – 1
2 February 1988
0 – 2
1988–89 Irish League 7 January 1989
2 – 3
22 April 1989
1 – 2
1989–90 Irish League ?
3 – 2
?
1 – 3
1990–91 Irish League 10 April 1991
1 – 0
26 December 1990
1 – 1
1991–92 Irish League ?
3 – 3
?
0 – 0
1992–93 Irish League ?
1 – 2
?
2 – 0
1993–94 Irish League ?
0 – 2
?
2 – 0
1994–95 Irish League 29 April 1995
2 – 2
26 December 1994
1 – 1
1995–96 Irish League 26 December 1995 The Oval
0 – 3
4 November 1995 Windsor Park
0 – 4
20 April 1996
3 – 0
17 February 1996
2 – 0
1996–97 Irish League 9 November 1996
1 – 1
26 December 1996
0 – 0
15 February 1997
0 – 2
19 April 1997
0 – 0
1997–98 Irish League 30 August 1997
0 – 3
1 November 1997
3 – 0
26 December 1997
1 – 1
7 March 1998
2 – 0
1998–99 Irish League 5 December 1998
1 – 2
3 October 1998
1 – 1
6 March 1999
0 – 1
26 December 1998
1 – 1
1999–2000 Irish League 31 August 1999
1 – 0
30 October 1999
2 – 0
26 December 1999
1 – 1
18 March 2000
1 – 2
2000–01 Irish League 28 October 2000
0 – 1
12 September 2000
0 – 0
10 May 2001
2 – 0
26 December 2000
2 – 0
2001–02 Irish League 1 September 2001
1 – 0
17 November 2001
0 – 0
26 December 2001
3 – 3
16 March 2002
2 – 2
2002–03 Irish League 12 October 2002
3 – 2
26 December 2002
1 – 1
22 January 2003
0 – 0
29 April 2003
1 – 1
2003–04 Irish Premier League 26 December 2003
1 – 3
24 March 2004
2 – 1
2004–05 Irish Premier League 22 April 2005
3 – 2
26 December 2004
1 – 1
2005–06 Irish Premier League 26 December 2005
1 – 4
15 April 2006
0 – 0
2006–07 Irish Premier League 14 April 2007
1 – 2
26 December 2007
1 – 1
2007–08 Irish Premier League 26 December 2007
1 – 0
12 April 2008
0 – 0
2008–09 IFA Premiership 4 March 2009 The Oval
2 – 0
6,108 26 December 2008 Windsor Park
3 – 0
9,500
10 April 2009
1 – 1
16 March 2009
1 – 0
4,264
2009–10 IFA Premiership 18 August 2009
2 – 2
6,105 17 October 2009
2 – 1
4,604
26 January 2010
2 – 2
6 April 2010
3 – 1
4,385
2010–11 IFA Premiership 27 September 2010
0 – 0
3,425 18 November 2010
2 – 1
5,177
16 April 2011
1 – 2
19 April 2011
3 – 2
2011–12 IFA Premiership 9 November 2011
2 – 0
2,428 27 August 2011
0 – 1
3,526
26 December 2011
1 – 0
5,300 28 April 2012
0 – 2
2,167
2012–13 IFA Premiership 1 September 2012
1 – 1
2,991 26 December 2012
2 – 1
5,458
16 February 2013
1 – 1
2 April 2013
1 – 0
1,801
2013–14 NIFL Premiership 26 December 2013
1 – 2
5,389 30 August 2013
0 – 0
2,736
21 February 2014
0 – 1
2,016 22 April 2014
0 – 2
2,467
2014–15 NIFL Premiership 13 August 2014
2 – 3
4,316 15 November 2014
2 – 2
3,670
7 April 2015
1 – 2
26 December 2014
2 – 1
6,538

Cup results[edit]

Season Date Competition Round Stadium Home team Result Away team Attendance
1891–92 21 November 1891 Irish Cup Quarter-final Ulsterville Avenue Linfield
6 – 0
Glentoran
23 April 1892 Belfast Charity Cup Quarter-final Ulsterville Avenue Linfield
4 – 0
Glentoran
1892–93 22 April 1893 Belfast Charity Cup Semi-final Ballynafeigh Park Linfield
1 – 0
Glentoran
1898–99 18 March 1899 Irish Cup Final Solitude Linfield
1 – 01
Glentoran 7,000
1902–03 ? Irish Cup Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
1 – 2
Linfield
1906–07 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
1912–13 29 March 1913 Irish Cup Final Celtic Park Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran 20,000
1913–14 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
3 – 2
Glentoran
28 March 1914 Irish Cup Final Grosvenor Park Glentoran
3 – 1
Linfield 20,000
1915–16 25 March 1916 Irish Cup Final Celtic Park Linfield
1 – 1
Glentoran
1 April 1916 Final replay Grosvenor Park Linfield
1 – 0
Glentoran
1916–17 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
3 – 0
Glentoran
1917–18 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Glentoran
2 – 0
Linfield
1918–19 29 March 1919 Irish Cup Final Celtic Park Linfield
1 – 1
Glentoran 18,000
5 April 1919 Final replay Grosvenor Park Linfield
0 – 0
Glentoran
7 April 1919 Final replay Solitude Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
1920–21 4 September 1920 Gold Cup Group Stage The Oval Linfield
0 – 1
Glentoran
9 October 1920 The Oval Glentoran
0 – 1
Linfield
22 January 1921 County Antrim Shield Semi-final Solitude Glentoran
0 – 0
Linfield
3 February 1921 Semi-final replay Solitude Glentoran
1 – 0
Linfield
31 March 1921 City Cup Group stage Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 0
Glentoran
2 April 1921 The Oval Glentoran
3 – 0
Linfield
1922–23 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
4 – 1
Glentoran
31 March 1923 Irish Cup Final Solitude Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
1924–25 4 April 1925 City Cup Group stage Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 2
Glentoran
1925–26 ? Irish Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 2
Glentoran
? Quarter-final replay The Oval Glentoran
2 – 2
Linfield
? Quarter-final replay Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 2
Glentoran
1928–29 ? City Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
1929–30 12 February 1930 Irish Cup Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
9 April 1930 County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
3 – 1
Glentoran
1930–31 ? Irish Cup Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
5 – 1
Glentoran
1931–32 26 March 1932 Irish Cup Final Celtic Park Glentoran
2 – 1
Linfield
1934–35 ? Irish Cup Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
4 – 2
Linfield
1936–37 ? Irish Cup Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
0 – 0
Linfield
? Quarter-final replay Windsor Park Linfield
6 – 1
Glentoran
1939–40 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Glentoran
4 – 0
Linfield
1941–42 18 April 1942 Irish Cup Final Celtic Park Linfield
3 – 1
Glentoran
1944–45 14 April 1945 Irish Cup Final Celtic Park Linfield
4 – 2
Glentoran 20,000
1945–46 ? Irish Cup Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
1946–47 21 August 1946 Substitute Gold Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
14 September 1946 Grosvenor Park Glentoran
0 – 2
Linfield
1947–48 2 September 1947 Gold Cup Second Round Grosvenor Park Glentoran
3 – 1
Linfield
18 October 1947 City Cup Group Stage Grosvenor Park Glentoran
3 – 1
Linfield
31 December 1947 Group Stage playoff Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 3
Glentoran
14 April 1948 County Antrim Shield Semi-final Grosvenor Park Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield
20 April 1948 Semi-final replay Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
1948–49 22 January 1949 Irish Cup First Round Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 2
Glentoran
1949–50 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Glentoran
2 – 0
Linfield
11 February 1950 Irish Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 0
Glentoran
1950–51 20 September 1950 Gold Cup Final Solitude Linfield
5 – 1
Glentoran
10 January 1951 Ulster Cup Final Grosvenor Park Glentoran
2 – 1
Linfield
7 April 1951 Irish Cup Semi-final The Oval Glentoran
3 – 1
Linfield
1951–52 15 March 1952 Irish Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 0
Glentoran
2 April 1952 Quarter-final replay The Oval Glentoran
2 – 2
Linfield
9 April 1952 Quarter-final replay Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 0
Glentoran
17 April 1952 Quarter-final replay The Oval Glentoran
1 – 0
Linfield
1952–53 13 September 1952 City Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 1
Glentoran
28 March 1953 Irish Cup Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
1956–57 ? Irish Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 2
Glentoran
? Semi-final replay The Oval Glentoran
1 – 2
Linfield
1960–61 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
? Gold Cup Final Solitude Glentoran
4 – 2
Linfield
1961–62 9 September 1961 City Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
1 – 2
Linfield
14 November 1961 Ulster Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
5 December 1961 Gold Cup Final Grosvenor Park Linfield
4 – 0
Glentoran
30 January 1962 North-South Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 0
Glentoran
5 February 1962 Final replay Grosvenor Park Linfield
7 – 1
Glentoran
12 May 1962 County Antrim Shield Final Solitude Linfield
5 – 0
Glentoran
1963–64 15 January 1964 Gold Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 2
Glentoran
12 February 1964 Final replay Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 2
Glentoran
? County Antrim Shield Semi-final Solitude Glentoran
5 – 1
Linfield
1965–66 23 April 1966 Irish Cup Final The Oval Glentoran
2 – 0
Linfield 20,000
1966–67 ? Irish Cup Semi-final The Oval Glentoran
1 – 0
Linfield
1967–68 ? Ulster Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 2
Glentoran
? County Antrim Shield Final ? Glentoran
3 – 3
Linfield
? Final replay ? Glentoran
3 – 0
Linfield
1968–69 ? Ulster Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield
? Gold Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 0
Glentoran 20,000
? Final replay The Oval Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
1970–71 22 August 1970 Ulster Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
1 – 2
Linfield
17 March 1971 Gold Cup Final The Oval Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran 15,000
1972–73 28 April 1973 Irish Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
3 – 2
Linfield 12,000
1975–76 ? Irish Cup Semi-final  ? Glentoran
0 – 2
Linfield
1976–77 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
3 – 1
Glentoran
23 November 1976 Gold Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
5 – 1
Linfield 10,000
5 February 1977 Irish Cup First Round The Oval Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield
8 February 1977 First Round replay Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 0
Glentoran
1977–78 25 February 1978 Irish Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
4 – 3
Glentoran
1978–79 ? Ulster Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 0
Glentoran
1979–80 23 February 1980 Irish Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
4 – 0
Glentoran
1980–81 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
4 – 1
Glentoran
1982–83 ? Ulster Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
5 – 2
Glentoran
? County Antrim Shield Final ? Linfield
4 – 1
Glentoran
22 September 1982 Gold Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
2 – 0
Linfield
30 April 1983 Irish Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield 12,000
7 May 1983 Final replay The Oval Glentoran
2 – 1
Linfield 8,000
1983–84 24 September 1983 Ulster Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 3
Glentoran
18 October 1983 Gold Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 1
Glentoran
29 October 1983 Ulster Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield
1984–85 9 October 1984 Gold Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 1
Glentoran
4 May 1985 Irish Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield 12,000
11 May 1985 Final replay Windsor Park Glentoran
1 – 0
Linfield 12,000
1986–87 25 April 1987 Gold Cup Final The Oval Glentoran
3 – 2
Linfield
1987–88 28 October 1987 Gold Cup Semi-final The Oval Linfield
1 – 1 (5 – 4 pens)
Glentoran
19 April 1988 County Antrim Chalice Second Round Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 2
Glentoran
1988–89 30 November 1988 Irish League Cup Final The Oval Glentoran
2 – 1
Linfield 10,000
11 March 1989 Irish Cup Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
0 – 3
Linfield
1989–90 ? County Antrim Shield Final ? Glentoran
0 – 0 (6 - 5 pens)
Linfield
24 October 1989 Irish League Cup Second Round Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 4
Glentoran
7 March 1990 Floodlit Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
4 – 2
Linfield
? Irish Cup Semi-final  ? Glentoran
2 – 0
Linfield
1993–94 23 November 1993 Floodlit Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 2 (aet)
Glentoran
? Irish League Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
1994–95 20 August 1994 Ulster Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
0 – 1
Linfield
1995–96 16 August 1995 Irish League Cup Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
0 – 1
Linfield
28 November 1995 Gold Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 2 (4 – 3 pens)
Glentoran
6 February 1996 Floodlit Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Glentoran
2 – 1
Linfield
1997–98 9 September 1997 Irish League Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 0
Glentoran
4 April 1998 Irish Cup Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 2
Glentoran
1998–99 4 May 1999 Irish League Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran 6,500
1999–2000 30 November 1999 Gold Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
4 – 2
Linfield
8 April 2000 Irish Cup Semi-final  ? Glentoran
3 – 2
Linfield
2000–01 5 August 2000 Charity Shield Final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
30 January 2001 County Antrim Shield Final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran
5 May 2001 Irish Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
1 – 0 (aet)
Linfield 14,190
2001–02 9 October 2001 Irish League Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 1
Glentoran
27 November 2001 Final Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 1
Glentoran 6,200
26 February 2002 County Antrim Shield Final The Oval Glentoran
2 – 0
Linfield
2002–03 24 September 2002 Irish League Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield
3 December 2002 Final Windsor Park Glentoran
2 – 0
Linfield 5,700
24 February 2003 County Antrim Shield Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 1
Glentoran
2003–04 4 February 2004 County Antrim Shield Semi-final The Oval Glentoran
0 – 1
Linfield
6 March 2004 Irish Cup Quarter-final Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 1
Glentoran
2004–05 9 November 2004 Irish League Cup Final Windsor Park Glentoran
2 – 1 (aet)
Linfield 6,000
12 February 2005 Irish Cup Sixth Round The Oval Glentoran
1 – 1
Linfield
15 February 2005 Sixth Round replay Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 3
Glentoran
19 April 2005 Setanta Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 2
Glentoran
17 May 2005 The Oval Glentoran
2 – 4
Linfield
2005–06 10 December 2005 Irish League Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
3 – 0
Glentoran 6,845
24 January 2006 County Antrim Shield Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 0
Glentoran
28 February 2006 Setanta Sports Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
3 – 3
Linfield
3 April 2006 Windsor Park Linfield
6 – 0
Glentoran
6 May 2006 Irish Cup Final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 1
Glentoran 12,500
2006–07 6 November 2006 Irish League Cup Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
0 – 0 (3 – 4 pens)
Glentoran
4 March 2007 Setanta Sports Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 1
Glentoran
16 April 2007 The Oval Glentoran
1 – 2
Linfield
2007–08 7 April 2008 Setanta Sports Cup Group Stage The Oval Glentoran
1 – 3
Linfield
2008–09 15 September 2008 Setanta Sports Cup Group Stage Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 4
Glentoran
2009–10 20 September 2009 County Antrim Shield Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
1 – 2
Linfield
5 December 2009 Irish League Cup Quarter-final 1st leg The Oval Glentoran
0 – 1
Linfield
15 December 2009 Quarter-final 2nd leg Windsor Park Linfield
1 – 2
Glentoran
6 March 2010 Irish Cup Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
1 – 3
Linfield
2010–11 30 November 2010 County Antrim Shield Final Windsor Park Glentoran
3 – 1
Linfield
9 April 2011 Irish Cup Semi-final Windsor Park Linfield
2 – 0
Glentoran
2012–13 1 October 2012 County Antrim Shield Quarter-final The Oval Glentoran
2 – 3
Linfield
2013–14 8 October 2013 NI Football League Cup Third Round The Oval Glentoran
0 – 0 (2 – 4 pens)
Linfield
  • 1 Match ended early after Glentoran players refused to continue claiming a Linfield player punched a shot clear from the goal-line and no penalty had been awarded

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