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The 1986 Scottish Cup Final was played on 10 May 1986 at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 111th Scottish Cup. The previous winners were Celtic, who had beaten Dundee United in the 1985 final, but they were knocked out by Hibernian at the quarter-final stage. The Final was contested by Aberdeen and Heart of Midlothian. Aberdeen won the match 3–0, with goals from John Hewitt and Billy Stark.[1]

1986 Scottish Cup Final
Event1985–86 Scottish Cup
Date10 May 1986
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeHugh Alexander

Match detailsEdit

Aberdeen3 – 0Heart of Midlothian
Hewitt   5'   49'
Stark   75'
Attendance: 62,841
Referee: Hugh Alexander
GK   Jim Leighton
DF   Stewart McKimmie
DF   Alex McLeish
DF   Willie Miller
DF   Tommy McQueen
MF   Jim Bett
MF   Neale Cooper
MF   John McMaster   ?'
MF   Peter Weir
FW   John Hewitt   ?'
FW   Frank McDougall
MF   Billy Stark   ?'
FW   Joe Miller   ?'
  Alex Ferguson
Heart of Midlothian:
GK   Henry Smith
DF   Walter Kidd
DF   Sandy Jardine
DF   Craig Levein
DF   Brian Whittaker
MF   Gary Mackay
MF   Neil Berry
MF   Kenny Black
FW   John Colquhoun
FW   Sandy Clark
FW   John Robertson
DF   George Cowie
MF   Billy MacKay
  Alex MacDonald

Road to the finalEdit

Aberdeen Round Heart of Midlothian
Home team Score Away team Aberdeen scorer(s) Home team Score Away team Hearts scorer(s)
Aberdeen 4 – 1 Montrose Stark  , McLeish  , W. Miller  , McDougall   Round Three[2] Hearts 3 – 2 Rangers Colin McAdam  
Gary Mackay  
John Robertson  
Arbroath 0 – 1 Aberdeen J. Miller   Round Four Hamilton Academical 1 – 2 Hearts John Robertson  
Gary Mackay  
Dundee 2 – 2 Aberdeen Hewitt     Quarter-finals Hearts 4 – 1 St Mirren John Colquhoun  
John Robertson   (pen.)  
Kenny Black  
Aberdeen 2 – 1 Dundee Black  , Weir   Replay
Aberdeen 3 – 0 Hibernian Billy Stark   20'
Eric Black   35'
Joe Miller   81'
Semi-finals Hearts 1 – 0 Dundee United John Colquhoun   13'


  1. ^ "Scottish Cup: 1986 revisited". Aberdeen F.C. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ Premier Division teams received a bye to the third round.