1968–69 Scottish Cup

The 1968–69 Scottish Cup was the 84th staging of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The Cup was won by Celtic who defeated Rangers in the final.

1968–69 Scottish Cup
CountryScotland
ChampionsCeltic
Runners-upRangers

Preliminary round 1

Home team Score Away team
Alloa Athletic 6 – 1 Ross County
Brechin City 1 – 1 Montrose
Cowdenbeath 1 – 0 Clydebank
Forfar Athletic 1 – 2 Nairn County
St Cuthbert Wanderers 1 – 0 Civil Service Strollers

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Montrose 3 – 2 Brechin City

Preliminary round 2

Home team Score Away team
Alloa Athletic 0 – 0 East Stirlingshire
Dumbarton 3 – 2 Vale of Leithen
Glasgow University 5 – 2 St Cuthbert Wanderers
Hamilton Academical 0 – 2 Cowdenbeath
Montrose 6 – 1 Fraserburgh
Nairn County 0 – 2 Berwick Rangers
Stenhousemuir 1 – 0 Albion Rovers
Stranraer 2 – 0 Elgin City

Replays

Home team Score Away team
East Stirlingshire 2 – 1 Alloa Athletic

First round

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 3 – 0 Berwick Rangers
Ayr United 1 – 0 Queen of the South
Dumbarton 0 – 1 St Mirren
Dundee 1 – 2 Hearts
Dundee United 2 – 1 Queen’s Park
East Stirlingshire 2 – 0 Stirling Albion
Falkirk 1 – 2 Greenock Morton
Kilmarnock 6 – 0 Glasgow University
Montrose 1 – 0 Cowdenbeath
Motherwell 1 – 1 Clyde
Partick Thistle 3 – 3 Celtic
Raith Rovers 0 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic
Rangers 1 – 0 Hibernian
St Johnstone 3 – 2 Arbroath
Stenhousemuir 0 – 3 Airdrieonians
Stranraer 3 – 1 East Fife

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Celtic 8 – 1 Partick Thistle
Clyde 2 – 1 Motherwell

Second round

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 2 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic
Rangers 2 – 0 Hearts
Airdrieonians 1 – 1 St Mirren
Clyde 0 – 0 Celtic
Dundee United 6 – 2 Ayr United
East Stirlingshire 1 – 1 St Johnstone
Montrose 1 – 1 Kilmarnock
Stranraer 1 – 3 Greenock Morton

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 2 Aberdeen
Celtic 3 – 0 Clyde
St Johnstone 3 – 0 East Stirlingshire
St Mirren 1 – 3 Airdrieonians
Kilmarnock 4 – 1 Montrose

Quarter-finals

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 0 – 0 Kilmarnock
Celtic 3 – 2 St Johnstone
Dundee United 2 – 3 Greenock Morton
Rangers 1 – 0 Airdrieonians

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Kilmarnock 0 – 3 Aberdeen

Semi-finals

Celtic4 – 1Greenock Morton
Rangers6 – 1Aberdeen
Andy Penman Goal 14' Goal 51'
Willie Henderson Goal 39'
Willie Johnston Goal 47' Goal 72' Goal 84'
Forrest Goal 45'

Final

Celtic4 – 0[1]Rangers
Stevie Chalmers Goal 76'
George Connelly Goal 45'
Bobby Lennox Goal 44'
Billy McNeill Goal 3'

Teams

CELTIC:
GK Scotland John Fallon
DF Scotland Jim Craig
DF Scotland Billy McNeill
DF Scotland Jim Brogan
DF Scotland Tommy Gemmell
MF Scotland George Connelly
MF Scotland Bobby Murdoch
MF Scotland Bertie Auld
MF Scotland Bobby Lennox
FW Scotland Stevie Chalmers
FW Scotland Willie Wallace
Manager:
Scotland Jock Stein
RANGERS:
GK Scotland Norrie Martin
DF Denmark Kai Johansen
DF Scotland John Greig
DF Scotland Ronnie McKinnon
DF Scotland Willie Mathieson
MF Scotland Willie Henderson
MF Scotland Dave Smith
MF Scotland Andy Penman
MF Sweden Örjan Persson
FW Scotland Willie Johnston
FW Scotland Alex Ferguson
Manager:
Scotland David White

The attendance of 132,870 is the biggest ever for an Old Firm match.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "1969 Scottish Cup Final match reports". The Celtic Wiki. 26 April 1969. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ McLean, David (18 May 2017). "Scotland's all-time record football attendances". The Scotsman. Retrieved 26 November 2017.

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1968–69 Rangers F.C. season

The 1968–69 season was the 89th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Ronnie Simpson

Ronald Campbell Simpson (11 October 1930 – 19 April 2004) was a Scottish football player and coach. He is mainly remembered for his time with Celtic, where he was the goalkeeper in the Lisbon Lions team that won the European Cup in 1967. Earlier in his career, Simpson had won the FA Cup twice with Newcastle United. He also played for Queen's Park, Third Lanark and Hibernian. Simpson represented Great Britain in the 1948 Olympics, but was not selected until 1967 for Scotland. His international debut was the famous 3–2 victory against England at Wembley.

Stevie Chalmers

Thomas Stephen Chalmers (26 December 1935 – 29 April 2019) was a Scottish footballer who played as a centre-forward and spent the majority of his career with Celtic. He is the club's fifth-highest goalscorer with 236 goals and is considered one of their greatest players. He is particularly known for scoring the winning goal in the 1967 European Cup Final against Inter Milan. Chalmers later played for Morton and Partick Thistle. He also represented Scotland five times in international matches.

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