East of Scotland Shield
|No. of teams||Varied (currently 2)|
|Heart of Midlothian|
The East of Scotland Shield is a Scottish football trophy awarded by the East of Scotland Football Association. The only older cup competition in Scottish football is the Scottish Cup. The tournament is the third-oldest in world football still competed for annually, after the FA Cup and the Scottish Cup. The next oldest tournament in world football is the Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup; the next oldest tournament in Scottish football is the Renfrewshire Cup.
The competition was initially known as the Edinburgh F.A. Cup. Hibernian won the Cup outright by winning it in three successive years from 1879 to 1881, which meant that it was renamed the East of Scotland Shield. It played a significant part in establishing Hibernian ("Hibs") and Heart of Midlothian ("Hearts") as the predominant football clubs in Edinburgh, as the 1878 Edinburgh Cup went to four replays and built interest in the two newly formed clubs.
The competition was a knockout tournament for football clubs based in Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Besides Hearts and Hibs, these clubs included Alloa Athletic, Armadale, Bathgate, Berwick Rangers, Bo'ness, Bonnyrigg Rose, Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh University, Leith Athletic, Lochgelly United, Meadowbank Thistle and St Bernard's.
Hearts and Hibs, traditionally the strongest clubs in the area, contested most of the finals. Declining attendances meant that the competition was no longer contested after 1989–90 as an adult-level cup. It continued as a youth tournament and was revived in 2004 as an annual one-off match between Hearts and Hibs youth teams, acting as a fundraiser for the East of Scotland Football Association.
A second trophy was commissioned in 1882 to the replace the original. The centrepiece of the Shield depicted a scene from the England v Scotland match at the Oval in 1875 that was published by Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News that year (and again in 1879). The only difference was they flipped the goal so it was on the right.
The following list is incomplete.
|Edinburgh Football Association Cup|||
|1875–76||Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers||6–0||Thistle||Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers win the first 'Edinburgh Cup'|
|1876–77||Thistle||w/o||Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers||Thistle won the Cup after Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers failed to show up.|
|1877–78||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian||After 4th replay|
|1878–79||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1879–80||Hibernian||5–0||Dunfermline||Match was replayed after Dunfermline protested the result of the first game (6–3 to Hibernian).|
|1880–81||Hibernian||1–0||St Bernard's||After replay; Hibernian won the Cup outright and the competition was renamed.|
|1882–83||Edinburgh University||w/o||Hibernian||The final was scratched and University were awarded the Shield after Hibernian could not raise a team for the appointed date due to player illness.|
|1886–87||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won the Edinburgh and Scottish Cup double.|
|1888–89||Heart of Midlothian||5–2||Leith Athletic|
|East of Scotland Shield|||
|1889–90||Heart of Midlothian||2–0||Leith Athletic|
|1890–91||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Armadale|
|1891–92||Heart of Midlothian||2–0||St Bernard's|
|1892–93||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||St Bernard's|
|1893–94||Heart of Midlothian||4–2||Leith Athletic||The 1st round result between Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian was disputed.|
|1897–98||Heart of Midlothian||2–0||Leith Athletic||After replay|
|1898–99||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1899–00||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1900–01||Leith Athletic||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1901–02||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1903–04||Heart of Midlothian||7–2||St Bernard's|
|1904–05||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian||After 2nd replay|
|1905–06||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian||After replay; Hibernian had beaten Heart of Midlothian at the first attempt but the match was declared null and void because Hibernian fielded an ineligible player.|
|1906–07||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Leith Athletic|
|1908–09||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1909–10||Heart of Midlothian||1–1||St Bernard's||Heart of Midlothian won 11–2 on corner kicks.|
|1910–11||Hibernian||3–0||Leith Athletic||After replay|
|1913–14||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1914–15||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1915–17||No competition due to World War I.|
|1917–18||Hibernian||5 – 1 agg||Heart of Midlothian||Competition played over two matches between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. Hibernian won 4–0 at Easter Road and the match at Tynecastle was drawn 1–1.|
|1918–19||Heart of Midlothian||3 – 1 agg||Hibernian||Competition played over two matches between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. Heart of Midlothian won the first game 2–1 at Tynecastle and the second game 1–0, also at Tynecastle.|
|1919–20||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian||After replay|
|1920–21||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||St Bernard's|
|1922–23||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1923–24||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1925–26||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1926–27||Heart of Midlothian||5–1||Hibernian|
|1927–28||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1928–29||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1929–30||Heart of Midlothian||1–1||Hibernian||After replay. Heart of Midlothian won 9–5 on corner kicks.|
|1930–31||Heart of Midlothian||5–4||Hibernian|
|1931–32||Heart of Midlothian||5–1||St Bernard's|
|1932–33||Heart of Midlothian||4–0||Hibernian|
|1933–34||Heart of Midlothian||4–0||Hibernian|
|1934–35||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1935–36||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||St Bernard's||After replay|
|1936–37||Heart of Midlothian||6–2||Hibernian|
|1937–38||Hibernian||4–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1938–39||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1939–40||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1940–41||No competition held||Heart of Midlothian withdrew.|
|1941–42||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1942–43||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1943–44||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1944–45||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1945–46||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1946–47||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1947–48||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1948–49||Heart of Midlothian||6–0||Edinburgh City|
|1949–50||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1951–52||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1952–53||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1953–54||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian|
|1954–55||Heart of Midlothian||4–3||Hibernian|
|1955–56||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1956–57||Heart of Midlothian||1–2||Hibernian|
|1957–58||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Hibernian|
|1958–59||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1959–60||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1960–61||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|
|1961–62||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian|
|1962–63||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1963–64||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Hibernian|
|1964–65||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian|
|1965–66||Heart of Midlothian||4–2||Hibernian|
|1966–67||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|1967–68||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian||After replay|
|1968–69||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1969–70||Heart of Midlothian||3–2||Hibernian|
|1970–71||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1971–72||Competition was uncompleted||Final not played.|
|1972–73||Heart of Midlothian||2-1||Berwick Rangers|
|1973–74||Heart of Midlothian||3–0||Berwick Rangers||Hibernian did not enter.|
|1974–75||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1975–76||Heart of Midlothian||8–0||Meadowbank Thistle||Hibernian did not enter.|
|1976–77||Hibernian||1–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1978–79||No competition held|
|1979–80||Hibernian||2–2||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won on penalties.|
|1980–81||Berwick Rangers||? – ?||?|
|1981–82||Heart of Midlothian||5–0||Meadowbank Thistle||Played at Tynecastle on 20 January 1982. Meadowbank beat Berwick on penalties in the semi-final after a 1-1 draw.|
|1982–83||Hibernian||2–2||Berwick Rangers||Hibernian won on penalties.|
|1983–84||Berwick Rangers||2–1||Meadowbank Thistle||Final played at Shielfield Park on 15 May 1984. Meadowbank beat Hibernian on penalties in the semi-final.|
|1984–85||No competition held|
|1985–86||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|
|1986–87||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|
|1987–88||Heart of Midlothian||5–1||Hibernian|
|1988–89||Heart of Midlothian||3–3||Hibernian||Heart of Midlothian won 4–3 on penalties|
|1989–90||Heart of Midlothian||0–0||Hibernian||Heart of Midlothian won on penalties|
|1990–2000||?||?||?||Played intermittently between Hibs and Hearts at reserve, youth or schoolboy level: results of some matches unknown.|
|1991–92||Hibernian||0–0||Heart of Midlothian||Reserve XIs Hibernian won on penalties|
|1992–93||Heart of Midlothian||1–0||Hibernian||Reserve XIs|
|1993–94||Hibs||?||Hearts||Reserve XIs Final played on 4th May 1994 result unknown|
|1994–95||Heart of Midlothian||1–1||Hibernian||Reserve XIs Heart of Midlothian won on penalties|
|1997–98||Heart of Midlothian||0–0||Hibernian||Reserve XIs Heart of Midlothian won 3-1 on penalties|
|2001–02||Heart of Midlothian||3-1||Hibernian||U21s played at Easter Road crowd 595. First year of revived competition, now played as a one-off match between de facto youth teams of Hibs and Hearts. Annually, the clubs reach an informal gentlemen's agreement regarding the specific age conditions for the fixture.|
|2002–03||Heart of Midlothian||2-0||Hibernian||U21s played at Easter Road crowd 200|
|2003–04||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian|
|2004–05||Hibernian||3–1||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2005–06||Hibernian||4–2||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2006–07||Hibernian||3–2||Heart of Midlothian|| The match was held-over due to scheduling issues, and ultimately played toward the end of the 2007–08 season.|
|2007–08||No competition. After being again held-over (as with playing the 2006–07 edition during 2007–08), the Shield was put back on schedule by declaring the 2007–08 edition unplayed – and holding the 2008–09 edition in its correct season.|
|2008–09||Hibernian||1–1||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won on penalties|
|2009–10||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian||Match played between under-17 age group teams.|
|2010–11||Hibernian||2–1||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2011–12||Hibernian||2–2||Heart of Midlothian||Hibernian won 5–4 on penalties|
|2012–13||Hibernian||3–0||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2013–14||Hibernian||2–0||Heart of Midlothian|||
|2014–15||Heart of Midlothian||3–1||Hibernian||Played in October 2015.|
|2015–16||Heart of Midlothian||2–1||Hibernian|||
List of winners
As senior competition (to 1990):
- Hibernian: 49 wins
- Heart of Midlothian: 48 wins
- Berwick Rangers: 2 wins
- Mossend Swifts: 2 wins
- 3rd Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers / St Bernard's: 2 wins
- Leith Athletic: 1 win
- Bo'ness: 1 win
- Edinburgh University: 1 win
- Thistle: 1 win
As Non First XI competition (since 1990, Mixture of Reserve, U21, U18 and Youth results. Record incomplete):
- Reports: Hibernian U19 3 Hearts U19 2[permanent dead link], Hibernian FC
- Mackay, John. (1990). Hibernian: The Complete Story, Edinburgh: Sportsprint Publishing. ISBN 0-85976-321-8
- 1874–1884 Archived 25 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Heart of Midlothian FC
- The First Great Edinburgh Derby – The Five Games for 1878 EFA Cup www.londonhearts.com
- "Who is that man on top of the Scottish Cup?". Scottish Sporting History. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- "Edinburgh Shield/East of Scotland Shield 1881-2016". RSSSF. 15 July 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- "EoSS Finals". Edinburgh Evening News. Play up Liverpool. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- "East Of Scotland Shield". Scottish League.net. 21 February 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- Note this is a different club from Dunfermline Athletic, who were formed in 1885.
- London Hearts Archived 4 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- London Hearts Archived 4 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Hibernian Retain the 'East of Scotland Shield' Archived 14 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine www.hibernian-mad.co.uk
- Reports: Hearts 'A' 2 Hibernian 'A' 4[permanent dead link] Hibernian official site
- Reports: Hibernian U19 3 Hearts U19 2[permanent dead link] Hibernian official site
- Hibs: Green-and-whites put stamp on Shield with spot-kick joy, Edinburgh Evening News, 21 May 2009.
- "Game On for Pitch Removal". Hibernian FC. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
- Brown, Thomas (5 May 2011). "Hibs claim Shield for seventh year running". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
- "Easter Road youngsters take Shield". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- Brown, Thomas (1 June 2013). "Hibs rout Hearts 3-0 to win EoS Shield". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- Stephens, John (5 May 2014). "Perfect ten for Hibs in East of Scotland Shield". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- "HIBS UNDER-18s DEFEATED IN EAST OF SCOTLAND SHIELD FINAL". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
- "Hibs 1, Hearts 2: Wee Jambos retain East of Scotland Shield". Retrieved 20 April 2018.
- Lugton, Alan (1999). The Making of Hibernian 1. John Donald Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-85976-509-1.
- Mackay, John (1990). Hibernian: The Complete Story. Sportsprint Publishing. ISBN 0-85976-321-8.