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The 1983 Scottish Cup Final was played on 21 May 1983 at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 108th Scottish Cup. Aberdeen and Rangers contested the match, Aberdeen won the match 1–0, thanks to Eric Black's extra time goal. Aberdeen had already won the Cup Winners' Cup ten days earlier, making the Scottish Cup their second trophy of the season.[1]

1983 Scottish Cup Final
Event1982–83 Scottish Cup
Date21 May 1983
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeDavid Syme


Match detailsEdit

Aberdeen1 – 0 (a.e.t.)Rangers
Eric Black   116' Report (page 17)
Attendance: 62,970
Referee: David Syme
GK   Jim Leighton
DF   Doug Rougvie   ?'
DF   Alex McLeish
DF   Willie Miller
DF   John McMaster
MF   Gordon Strachan
MF   Neale Cooper
MF   Neil Simpson
MF   Peter Weir   ?'
FW   Eric Black
FW   Mark McGhee
MF   Andy Watson   ?'
FW   John Hewitt   ?'
  Alex Ferguson
GK   Peter McCloy
DF   Ally Dawson
DF   Dave McPherson
DF   Craig Paterson
DF   John McClelland
MF   Bobby Russell
MF   Dave MacKinnon
MF   Jim Bett
MF   Davie Cooper   1'
FW   Sandy Clark
FW   John MacDonald   2'
MF   Billy Davies   1'
FW   Gordon Dalziel   2'
  John Greig

Road to the finalEdit

Aberdeen Round Rangers
Home team Score Away team Aberdeen scorer(s) Home team Score Away team Rangers scorer(s)
Aberdeen 1 – 0 Celtic Peter Weir   65' Semi-finals Rangers 1 – 1 St Mirren unknown
Replay Rangers 1 – 0 (a.e.t.) St Mirren unknown

Media CoverageEdit

In Scotland the Scottish Cup Final was shown live on BBC One Scotland on their Sportscene programme and also on STV and Grampian Television on Scotsport. Live radio commentary was on BBC Radio Scotland[2]


See alsoEdit