Glasgow Cup

La Glasgow Cup était un tournoi de football ouvert aux équipes de Glasgow. Il était organisé chaque année à partir de 1887 jusqu’en 1988, bien que le dernier tournoi n’ait pas été effectué. Il est maintenant organisé pour les équipes de jeunes du Celtic, des Rangers, Clyde, Partick Thistle & Queens Park.

Les Rangers ont le plus grand nombre de victoires avec 44 contre 29 au Celtic. Les autres équipes participantes étaient Clyde FC, Partick Thistle FC, Queen’s Park FC, et Third Lanark FC.

L’avènement du football européen avec des compétitions comme la Coupe d’Europe et la Coupe UEFA a conduit la Glasgow Cup à devenir moins valorisée ; le tournoi n’a pas eu lieu du tout ou n’a pas été fini à plusieurs reprises dans ses dernières années.

– 1888 : Cambuslang 3 Rangers 1
– 1889 : Queen’s Park 8 Partick Thistle 0
– 1890 : Queen’s Park 3 Celtic 2
– 1891 : Celtic 4 Third Lanark 0
– 1892 : Celtic 7 Clyde 1
– 1893 : Rangers 3 Celtic 1
– 1894 : Rangers 1 Cowlairs 0
– 1895 : Celtic 2 Rangers 0
– 1896 : Celtic 6 Queen’s Park 3
– 1897 : Rangers 2 Celtic 1 (1-1 1er match)
– 1898 : Rangers 4 Queen’s Park 0
– 1899 : Queen’s Park 1 Rangers 0
– 1900 : Rangers 1 Celtic 0 (1-1 1er match)
– 1901 : Rangers 3 Partick Thistle 1
– 1902 : Rangers (forfait) Celtic (2-2 1er match)
– 1903 : Third Lanark 3 Celtic 0
– 1904 : Third Lanark 1 Celtic 0 (1-1 1er match)
– 1905 : Celtic 2 Rangers 1
– 1906 : Celtic 3 Third Lanark 0
– 1907 : Celtic 3 Third Lanark 2
– 1908 : Celtic 2 Rangers 1 (2-2, 0-0 1er match et 2nd match)
– 1909 : Third Lanark 4 Celtic 0 (1-1, 2-2 1er et 2nd match)
– 1910 : Celtic 1 Rangers 0
– 1911 : Rangers 3 Celtic 1
– 1912 : Rangers 1 Partick Thistle 0
– 1913 : Rangers 3 Celtic 1
– 1914 : Rangers 3 Third Lanark 0
– 1915 : Clyde 1 Partick Thistle 0 (1-1 1er match)
– 1916 : Celtic 2 Rangers 1
– 1917 : Celtic 3 Clyde 1
– 1918 : Rangers 4 Partick Thistle 1
– 1919 : Rangers 2 Celtic 0
– 1920 : Celtic 1 Partick Thistle 0
– 1921 : Celtic 1 Clyde 0
– 1922 : Rangers 1 Celtic 0
– 1923 : Rangers 1 Clyde 0 (0-0 1er match)
– 1924 : Rangers 3 Third Lanark 1
– 1925 : Rangers 4 Celtic 1
– 1926 : Clyde 2 Celtic 1
– 1927 : Celtic 1 Rangers 0
– 1928 : Celtic 2 Rangers 1
– 1929 : Celtic 2 Queen’s Park 0
– 1930 : Rangers 4 Celtic 0 (0-0 1er match)
– 1931 : Celtic 2 Rangers 1
– 1932 : Rangers 3 Queen’s Park 0
– 1933 : Rangers 1 Partick Thistle 0
– 1934 : Rangers 2 Clyde 0
– 1935 : Partick Thistle 1 Rangers 0
– 1936 : Rangers 2 Celtic 0
– 1937 : Rangers 6 Partick Thistle 1 (2-2 1er match)
– 1938 : Rangers 2 Third Lanark 1
– 1939 : Celtic 3 Clyde 0
– 1940 : Rangers 3 Queen’s Park 1
– 1941 : Celtic 1 Rangers 0
– 1942 : Rangers 6 Clyde 0
– 1943 : Rangers 5 Third Lanark 2
– 1944 : Rangers 2 Clyde 0
– 1945 : Rangers 3 Celtic 2
– 1946 : Queen’s Park 2 Clyde 0
– 1947 : Clyde 2 Third Lanark 1
– 1948 : Rangers 4 Third Lanark 1
– 1949 : Celtic 3 Third Lanark 1
– 1950 : Rangers 2 Clyde 1
– 1951 : Partick Thistle 3 Celtic 2 (1-1 1er match)
– 1952 : Clyde 2 Celtic 1
– 1953 : Partick Thistle 3 Rangers 1
– 1954 : Rangers 3 Third Lanark 0
– 1955 : Partick Thistle 2 Rangers 0
– 1956 : Celtic 5 Rangers 3 (1-1 1er match)
– 1957 : Rangers 2 Clyde 0
– 1958 : Rangers 4 Third Lanark 2 (1-1 1er match)
– 1959 : Clyde 1 Rangers 0 (0-0 1er match)
– 1960 : Rangers 2 Partick Thistle 1
– 1961 : Partick Thistle 2 Celtic 0
– 1962 : Celtic 3 Third Lanark 2 (1-1 1er match)
– 1963 : Third Lanark 2 Celtic 1
– 1964 : Celtic 2 Clyde 0
– 1965 : Celtic 5 Queen’s Park 0
– 1966 : ?
– 1967 : Celtic 4 Partick Thistle 0
– 1968 : Celtic 8 Clyde 0
– 1969 : Rangers 3 Partick Thistle 2
– 1970 : Celtic 3 Rangers 1
– 1971 : Rangers 2 Clyde 0
– 1972 : Pas de compétititon
– 1973 : Pas de compétititon
– 1974 : Pas de compétititon
– 1975 : Rangers 2 Celtic 2 (Pas de replay)
– 1976 : Rangers 3 Celtic 1
– 1977 : Pas de compétititon
– 1978 : ?
– 1979 : Rangers 3 Celtic 1
– 1980 : Rangers vs Celtic (non joué)
– 1981 : Partick Thistle 1 Celtic 0
– 1982 : Celtic 2 Rangers 1
– 1983 : Rangers 1 Celtic 0
– 1984 : Pas de compétition
– 1985 : Rangers 5 Queen’s Park 0
– 1986 : Rangers 3 Celtic 2
– 1987 : Rangers 1 Celtic 0
– 1988 : Pas de compétititon

Vainqueurs
– Rangers : 44
– Celtic : 29
– Partick Thistle : 6
– Clyde : 5
– Third Lanark, Queen’s Park : 4
– Cambuslang : 1

Finalistes
– Rangers : 62
– Celtic : 56
– Clyde : 19
– Third Lanark : 17
– Partick Thistle, Third Lanark : 17
– Queen’s Park : 11
– Cambuslang, Cowlairs : 1

P.-S.
Historique (en anglais) :

The Glasgow Football Association Cup was, in its time, an important competition and had the status of a 1st Class competition. It was contested as fiercely as the League or the Scottish Cup by member clubs who were senior clubs in the Glasgow area. To the winners went a magnificent globular silver trophy. Not surprisingly the competition was dominated by the two Glasgow giants, Rangers and Celtic, but the others, Partick Thistle, Clyde, Queen’s Park and the late Third Lanark had their day too. After the Second World War the Glasgow Cup diminished in status, mainly due to the more cosmopolitan fare provided by European Competitions. Traditionally the Glasgow Cup had always been played early in the season, with the Glasgow Merchant’s Charity Cup concluding the season after the completion of the Scottish League and Cup. After the demise of the Charity Cup in 1960, Glasgow Cup fixtures were fitted into the schedule at any convenient point with the Final being played at the end of the season if at all. After 1971 the Glasgow Cup went into a 3 year hiatus. It was resurrected for 1974-75 season but its appeal was limited and interest was luke-warm at best. Sometimes the competition would be left incomplete, otherwise the Final was often held over until the beginning of the following season. However, when it came to an Old Firm final, Rangers and Celtic would usually put out pretty much their full first teams. This was the case as late as 1986 when on the Friday evening before the Scottish Cup Final, a capacity crowd of over 40000 saw Rangers take the trophy with a 3-2 win over the Scottish Champions, Celtic, courtesy of an Ally McCoist hat-trick to give neo-phyte manager Graeme Souness his first trophy just days after taking charge. This was essentially the swan-song of the tournament as a 1st team tournament. Rangers retained the trophy the following season in another Old Firm final, this time at Parkhead, but only 15,000 were there to see what were effectively the reserve teams do battle. The following season’s contest was never completed ; officially there were no suitable dates available to fit ties in, but in reality the competition was long past it’s sell-by-date and as the days of the UEFA Champions’ League rapidly approached it had simply become irrelevant. In 1988 the competition as such wsa abandoned and it was relaunched as an Under-18 tournament.