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The Glasgow Cup is a football tournament open to teams from Glasgow, Scotland. It was competed for annually by senior Glasgow clubs from 1887 until 1989. It is now competed for between the youth teams of Celtic, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and Rangers and has used both knockout and round robin formats to determine the finalists.

Glasgow Cup
Founded1887
RegionGlasgow
Number of teams5
Current championsCeltic (2019)

The cup was dominated by the city's Old Firm rivals, Rangers and Celtic, who won the competition 44 times and 29 times respectively (including one shared win) while it was a senior competition.[1] Only five times did the final not feature either Rangers or Celtic (1889, 1915, 1946, 1947 and 1989). The advent of European football led to the Glasgow Cup becoming less valued, and the tournament did not take place at all or was not finished several times in its later years. Since it was reinstated for youth teams, Rangers have won a further 13 editions, ahead of Celtic with 11 (following the 2019 final).[1]

The Glasgow Cup should not be confused with the Scottish Youth Cup, which is open to youth sections of clubs across Scotland since but has featured a Celtic v Rangers final nine times since its inception in 1983, often played within a few weeks of the Glasgow Cup final.

HistoryEdit

The Glasgow Football Association Cup was once seen as an important competition, on a par with the League or the Scottish Cup. It was contested by the senior clubs in the Glasgow area, with the winners receiving a globular silver trophy. The competition was dominated by the old rivals of Celtic and Rangers, but the others, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and the now defunct Third Lanark all enjoyed relative success.[2]

The competition's status diminished after World War II, with European competitions seeming more attractive and important, and the nationwide Scottish League Cup providing a new distraction for clubs and supporters and a rival for fixture dates. The competition was normally played early in the season, until 1960.[2] After the demise of the similar Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup, the Glasgow Cup fixtures would be put in any available space with the final being played at the end of the season.[2]

After 1971 the Glasgow Cup was not played until it was re-introduced for the 1974–75 season, but it was generally seen as unappealing, and was even left incomplete on occasion; otherwise the final was often held over until the beginning of the following season.[2] In the event of a Celtic v Rangers final, both would still usually put out full-strength first teams. This remained the case up to 1986 when a crowd of over 40,000 saw Rangers take the trophy with a 3–2 win over Scottish champions Celtic, courtesy of an Ally McCoist hat-trick, to give manager Graeme Souness his first trophy days after taking charge.[3] After that, it essentially became a reserve team tournament.[2] Rangers retained the trophy the following season in another old rivals final; only 15,000 were there to watch what were effectively two reserve teams. The following season's contest was never completed. Officially there were no suitable dates available to fit in ties; in reality, the competition had become irrelevant. In 1988 the competition was abandoned, and the final edition was played out in 1989 with Partick Thistle becoming the final winners of the competition in its original format.[2]

The Glasgow Cup was subsequently relaunched in 1990 as an Under-19 tournament competed for by the youth teams of Celtic, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Queen's Park and Rangers. It then became an Under-17 tournament in 2008, competed for by the same teams as previously (although Clyde, once based in Rutherglen on the city boundary, had since relocated to Cumbernauld some distance outside Glasgow).[2][4]

From the 2019 competition, the age limit was raised to Under-20,[2] with several players involved in the Celtic v Rangers final that year having already featured for the clubs' senior teams in domestic and European competitions;[5] the match itself, played at Celtic Park, did not involve any public ticket sales due to concerns regarding spectator disorder as had occurred in previous years.[6][7]

FinalsEdit

KeyEdit

(R) Replay
(SR) Second Replay

ResultsEdit

Year[1][8] Winners Score Runners-up
Senior competition
1887–88 Cambuslang 3–1 Rangers
1888–89 Queen's Park 8–0 Partick Thistle
1889–99 Queen's Park 3–2 Celtic
1890–91 Celtic 4–0 Third Lanark
1891–92 Celtic 7–1 Clyde
1892–93 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1893–94 Rangers 1–0 Cowlairs
1894–95 Celtic 2–0 Rangers
1895–96 Celtic 6–3 Queen's Park
1896–97 Rangers 1–1 Celtic
1896–97 (R) Rangers 2–1 Celtic
1897–98 Rangers 4–0 Queen's Park
1898–99 Queen's Park 1–0 Rangers
1899–1900 Rangers 1–1 Celtic
1899–1900(R) Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1900–01 Rangers 3–1 Partick Thistle
1901–02 Rangers 2–2[9] Celtic
1901–02(R) Rangers walkover Celtic
1902–03 Third Lanark 3–0 Celtic
1903–04 Third Lanark 1–1 Celtic
1903–04 (R) Third Lanark 1–0 Celtic
1904–05 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1905–06 Celtic 3–0 Third Lanark
1906–07 Celtic 3–2 Third Lanark
1907–08 Celtic 2–2 Rangers
1907–08 (R) Celtic 0–0 Rangers
1907–08 (SR) Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1908–09 Third Lanark 1–1 Celtic
1908–09 (R) Third Lanark 2–2 Celtic
1908–09 (SR) Third Lanark 4–0 Celtic
1909–10 Celtic 1–0 Rangers
1910–11 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1911–12 Rangers 1–0 Partick Thistle
1912–13 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1913–14 Rangers 3–0 Third Lanark
1914–15 Clyde 1–1 Partick Thistle
1914–15 (R) Clyde 1–0 Partick Thistle
1915–16 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1916–17 Celtic 3–1 Clyde
1917–18 Rangers 4–1 Partick Thistle
1918–19 Rangers 2–0 Celtic
1919–20 Celtic 1–0 Partick Thistle
1920–21 Celtic 1–0 Clyde
1921–22 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1922–23 Rangers 0–0 Clyde
1922–23 (R) Rangers 1–0 Clyde
1923–24 Rangers 3–1 Third Lanark
1924–25 Rangers 4–1 Celtic
1925–26 Clyde 2–1 Celtic
1926–27 Celtic 1–0 Rangers
1927–28 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1928–29 Celtic 2–0 Queen's Park
1929–30 Rangers 0–0 Celtic
1929–30 (R) Rangers 4–0 Celtic
1930–31 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1931–32 Rangers 3–0 Queen's Park
1932–33 Rangers 1–0 Partick Thistle
1933–34 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1934–35 Partick Thistle 1–0 Rangers
1935–36 Rangers 2–0 Celtic
1936–37 Rangers 2–2 Partick Thistle
1936–37 (R) Rangers 6–1 Partick Thistle
1937–38 Rangers 2–1 Third Lanark
1938–39 Celtic 3–0 Clyde
1939–40 Rangers 3–1 Queen's Park
1940–41 Celtic 1–0 Rangers
1941–42 Rangers 6–0 Clyde
1942–43 Rangers 5–2 Third Lanark
1943–44 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1944–45 Rangers 3–2 Celtic
1945–46 Queen's Park 2–0 Clyde
1946–47 Clyde 2–1 Third Lanark
1947–48 Rangers 4–1 Third Lanark
1948–49 Celtic 3–1 Third Lanark
1949–50 Rangers 2–1 Clyde
1950–51 Partick Thistle 1–1 Celtic
1950–51 (R) Partick Thistle 3–2 Celtic
1951–52 Clyde 2–1 Celtic
1952–53 Partick Thistle 3–1 Rangers
1953–54 Rangers 3–0 Third Lanark
1954–55 Partick Thistle 2–0 Rangers
1955–56 Celtic 1–1 Rangers
1955–56 (R) Celtic 5–3 Rangers
1956–57 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1957–58 Rangers 1–1 Third Lanark
1957–58 (R) Rangers 4–2 Third Lanark
1958–59 Clyde 0–0 Rangers
1958–59 (R) Clyde 1–0 Rangers
1959–60 Rangers 2–1 Partick Thistle
1960–61 Partick Thistle 2–0 Celtic
1961–62 Celtic 1–1 Third Lanark
1961–62 (R) Celtic 3–2 Third Lanark
1962–63 Third Lanark 2–1 Celtic
1963–64 Celtic 2–0 Clyde
1964–65 Celtic 5–0 Queen's Park
1965–66 Not completed
1966–67 Celtic 4–0 Partick Thistle
1967–68 Celtic 8–0 Clyde
1968–69 Rangers 3–2 Partick Thistle
1969–70 Celtic 3–1 Rangers
1970–71 Rangers 2–0 Clyde
1972 to 1974 No competition
1974–75 Rangers 2–2 Celtic (shared)[10]
1975–76 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1976–77 No competition
1977–78 Not completed
1978–79 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1979–80 Not completed
1980–81 Partick Thistle 1–0 Celtic
1981–82 Celtic 2–1 Rangers
1982–83 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1983–84 No competition
1984–85 Rangers 5–0 Queen's Park
1985–86 Rangers 3–2[3] Celtic
1986–87 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1987–88 Not completed
1988–89 Partick Thistle 2–0[11] Clyde
Under–19 competition
1989–90 Celtic 2–0 Rangers
1990–91 Celtic 3–2[12] Partick Thistle
1991–92 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1992–93 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1993–94 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
1994–95 Rangers 3–1 Celtic
1995–96 Rangers[13] 1–0 Celtic
1996–97 Celtic 5–0 Partick Thistle
1997–98 Celtic[14] 1–1
(3–0 pens.)
Rangers
1998–99 Rangers[15] 2–1 Celtic
1999–2000 Rangers 1–0 Celtic
2000–01 Not completed
2002, 2003 No competition
2003–04 Rangers 2–0 Celtic
2004–05 Not completed
2006, 2007 No competition
Under–17 competition
2007–08 Celtic[16] 3–1 Rangers[17]
2008–09 Rangers[18] 2–1 Celtic[19]
2009–10 Rangers[20] 2–1 Celtic
2010–11 Celtic[21] 1–0 Rangers
2011–12 Rangers[22] 1–1
(4–2 pens.)
Celtic
2012–13 Rangers[6] 3–2 Celtic
2013–14 Celtic[23][7] 1–0 Rangers
2014–15 Celtic[24] 2–0 Rangers
2015–16 Celtic[25] 4–0 Rangers
2016–17 Celtic[26] 2–1 Rangers
2017–18 Rangers[27] 3–0 Celtic
Under–20 competition
2018–19 Celtic[5] 3–2 Rangers

Performance by clubEdit

Senior competitionEdit

(93 finals played including one walkover win and one shared title)

Club[1] Wins Last win Runners-up Last final lost
Rangers 44[note 1] 1987 18 1982
Celtic 29[note 2] 1982 27[note 3] 1987
Partick Thistle 7 1989 11 1969
Clyde 5 1959 15 1989
Third Lanark 4 1963 13 1962
Queen's Park 4 1946 7 1985
Cambuslang 1 1888
Cowlairs 1 1894

Youth competitionEdit

(24 finals played)

As of 1 May 2019
Club[1] Wins Last win Runners-up Last final lost
Rangers youths 13[note 4] 2018 9 2019
Celtic youths 11[note 5] 2019 13 2018
Partick Thistle youths 2 1997

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Includes one walkover in 1902 and one title shared in 1975 with Celtic.
  2. ^ Includes one title shared in 1975 with Rangers.
  3. ^ Includes one walkover 'defeat' in 1902.
  4. ^ Includes eight titles won by Rangers U-19s and five titles won by Rangers U-17s.
  5. ^ Includes one title won by Celtic U-20s, four titles won by Celtic U-19s and six titles won by Celtic U-17s.

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ Cup joy night for Thistle, Glasgow Herald, 16 May 1989, via Partick Thistle History Archive
  12. ^ Celtic V. Partick Thistle 23/01/1991, Match programme, 23 April 1991, via Partick Thistle History Archive
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