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The 1982 Scottish Cup Final was played on 22 May 1982 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Aberdeen and Rangers contested the match; the final of the 107th Scottish Cup. Aberdeen won 4–1, after extra time goals from McGhee, Strachan and Cooper. This marked the first cup win for a team outwith the Old Firm for over 10 years. That team also being Aberdeen in 1970.

1982 Scottish Cup Final
Event1981–82 Scottish Cup
After extra time
Date22 May 1982
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeBrian McGinlay



John MacDonald opened the scoring for Rangers after 15 minutes with a diving header from six yards out after a cross from the right hand side. Aberdeen equalized in the 32nd minute when Alex McLeish curled the ball into the net with his right foot from the left edge of the penalty area after the ball had been cleared from a corner. The match went to extra-time and in the 3rd minute Mark McGhee scored with a header after a cross from the right. Gordon Strachan put Aberdeen 3-1 in front with a tap into an empty net after a cross from the left. Neale Cooper got the fourth a final goal for Aberdeen when he ran clear in on goal and despite a challenge from the Rangers goalkeeper Jim Stewart the ball broke free with Cooper shooting into the empty net.

Match detailsEdit

Aberdeen4 – 1 (a.e.t.)Rangers
Alex McLeish   32'
Mark McGhee   93'
Gordon Strachan   103'
Neale Cooper   110'
Report (page 15) John MacDonald   15'
Attendance: 53,788
GK 1   Jim Leighton
DF   Stuart Kennedy
DF 5   Alex McLeish
DF 6   Willie Miller
DF   Doug Rougvie
MF 7   Gordon Strachan
MF 8   Neale Cooper
MF   Neil Simpson
MF   John McMaster   ?'
FW   John Hewitt   ?'
FW 9   Mark McGhee
MF 12   Dougie Bell   ?'
FW 14   Eric Black   ?'
  Alex Ferguson
GK   Jim Stewart
DF   Sandy Jardine   ?'
DF   John McClelland
DF   Colin Jackson
DF   Ally Dawson
MF   Bobby Russell
MF   Alex Miller
MF   Jim Bett
MF   Davie Cooper
FW   Gordon Dalziel   ?'
FW 11   John MacDonald
FW   Colin McAdam   ?'
MF   Tommy McLean   ?'
  John Greig


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