Wilson Cup (football)

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Wilson Cup (football)
Sport Football (soccer)
Founded 1906
No. of teams Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) and Hibernian (Hibs)
Country Scotland
Most recent
Hibernian (1946)

The Wilson Cup was a football trophy donated by Robert Wilson, who was the editor of the Edinburgh Evening News and a director of Heart of Midlothian. The cup was played annually between Edinburgh derby rivals Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian. It was either played on 1 January, the beginning of the season or at the end.

The competition ran from the 1905–06 season to the 1945-46 season, Hearts winning 21 times and Hibs 14.

On a few occasions the game was played as part of a 'double header', also counting for the East of Scotland Shield. In May 1919 the 2nd leg of the Shield counted as the Wilson Cup final replay. In May 1920 the Shield replay counted as the final of the Wilson Cup and in 1921 it counted as the semi-final of the Shield as well.

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