Scotland - Edinburgh Cup 1876-1881


Third oldest association football cup tournament in the world.

List of Finals

 
Season    Date          Winners                            Score Runners-Up                         Note
1875/76   11 Mar 1876   Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers     6-0 Thistle                            [*1]            
1876/77   24 Feb 1877   Thistle                              w/o Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers   [*2]
1877/78    9 Feb 1878   Heart of Midlothian                  0-0 Hibernian
          16 Feb 1878   Heart of Midlothian                  1-1 Hibernian
          23 Feb 1878   Heart of Midlothian                  1-1 Hibernian
           6 Apr 1878   Heart of Midlothian                  0-0 Hibernian
          20 Apr 1878   Heart of Midlothian                  3-2 Hibernian
1878/79    1 Mar 1879   Hibernian                            1-1 Heart of Midlothian                                 
          29 Mar 1879   Hibernian                            2-0 Heart of Midlothian  
1879/80    6 Mar 1880   Hibernian                            6-3 Dunfermline                        [*3]
          20 Mar 1880   Hibernian                            5-0 Dunfermline 
1880/81   19 Mar 1881   Hibernian                            4-4 Saint Bernard's 
           2 Apr 1881   Hibernian                            1-0 Saint Bernard's 

NB: after their third win in succession, Hibernian were awarded the trophy; the
    tournament was succeeded by the Edinburgh Shield for the 1881/82 season; it
    was renamed East of Scotland Shield in 1889.

Notes:
[*1] Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers defeated Hanover 2-0 in a first round replay
       on 11 Dec 1875 which probably was a semifinal; no other results are known
[*2] Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers did not show
[*3] annulled and replayed following protest by Dunfermline on crowd encroachment

Number of Wins (6; lost finals between square brackets).

 3 [ 1] Hibernian

 1 [ 2] Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers/Saint Bernard's 
 1 [ 1] Heart of Midlothian 
 1 [ 1] Thistle 

   [ 1] Dunfermline [not related to later club Dunfermline Athletic]

Note: Third Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers became Saint Bernard's in 1878

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