1972–73 Scottish Cup

The 1972–73 Scottish Cup was the 88th staging of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The Cup was won by Rangers who defeated Celtic in the final.

1972–73 Scottish Cup
CountryScotland
ChampionsRangers
Runners-upCeltic

First round

Home team Score Away team
Babcock & Wilcox 0 – 2 Berwick Rangers
Brechin City 0 – 0 Clydebank
East Stirlingshire 1 – 0 Ross County
Ferranti Thistle 3 – 1 Duns
Montrose 2 – 0 Albion Rovers

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Clydebank 1 – 2 Brechin City

Second round

Home team Score Away team
Queen of the South 2 – 0 Forfar Athletic
Alloa Athletic 0 – 2 Berwick Rangers
Brechin City 0 – 0 East Stirlingshire
Brora Rangers 0 – 4 Hamilton Academical
Ferranti Thistle 2 – 2 Elgin City
Inverness Thistle 2 – 1 Queen’s Park
Stenhousemuir 0 – 0 Raith Rovers
Vale of Leithen 0 – 3 Montrose

Replays

Home team Score Away team
East Stirlingshire 1 – 2 Brechin City
Elgin City 2 – 1 Ferranti Thistle
Raith Rovers 3 – 0 Stenhousemuir

Third round

Home team Score Away team
Ayr United 3 – 0 Inverness Thistle
Berwick Rangers 1 – 3 Falkirk
Brechin City 2 – 4 Aberdeen
Celtic 4 – 1 East Fife
Clyde 1 – 1 Montrose
Dumbarton 4 – 1 Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 3 Dundee
Elgin City 0 – 1 Hamilton Academical
Hearts 0 – 0 Airdrieonians
Hibernian 2 – 0 Greenock Morton
Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Queen of the South
Motherwell 2 – 1 Raith Rovers
Rangers 1 – 0 Dundee United
St Mirren 0 – 1 Partick Thistle
Stirling Albion 3 – 3 Arbroath
Stranraer 1 – 1 St Johnstone

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Airdrieonians 3 – 1 Hearts
Arbroath 0 – 1 Stirling Albion
Montrose 4 – 2 Clyde
St Johnstone 1 – 2 Stranraer

Fourth round

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 3 – 1 Falkirk
Ayr United 2 – 1 Stirling Albion
Dumbarton 2 – 2 Partick Thistle
Kilmarnock 0 – 1 Airdrieonians
Montrose 2 – 2 Hamilton Academical
Motherwell 0 – 4 Celtic
Rangers 1 – 1 Hibernian
Stranraer 2 – 9 Dundee

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Hamilton Academical 0 – 1 Montrose
Hibernian 1 – 2 Rangers
Partick Thistle 3 – 1 Dumbarton

Quarter-finals

Home team Score Away team
Celtic 0 – 0 Aberdeen
Montrose 1 – 4 Dundee
Partick Thistle 1 – 5 Ayr United
Rangers 2 – 0 Airdrieonians

Replays

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 0 – 1 Celtic

Semi-finals

Rangers2 – 0Ayr United
Celtic0 – 0Dundee

Replays

Celtic3 – 0 (a.e.t.)Dundee

Final

Rangers3 – 2Celtic
Alfie Conn Goal
Tom Forsyth Goal
Derek Parlane Goal
Report Goal (pen.) George Connelly
Goal Kenny Dalglish

Teams

RANGERS:
GK Scotland Peter McCloy
DF Scotland Sandy Jardine
DF Scotland John Greig
DF Scotland Tom Forsyth
DF Scotland Willie Mathieson
MF Scotland Tommy McLean
MF Scotland Alfie Conn
MF Scotland Alex MacDonald
MF Scotland Quinton Young
FW Scotland Derek Johnstone
FW Scotland Derek Parlane
Substitutes:
?
Manager:
Scotland Jock Wallace
CELTIC:
GK Scotland Ally Hunter
DF Scotland Danny McGrain
DF Scotland Billy McNeill
DF Scotland George Connelly
DF Scotland Jim Brogan Substituted off ?'
MF Scotland Jimmy Johnstone
MF Scotland David Hay
MF Scotland Bobby Murdoch
MF Scotland Tommy Callaghan
FW Scotland Kenny Dalglish
FW Scotland Dixie Deans
Substitutes:
MF Scotland Bobby Lennox Substituted in ?'
Manager:
Scotland Jock Stein

See also

1972–73 Rangers F.C. season

The 1972–73 season was the 93rd season of competitive football by Rangers.

Bobby Murdoch

Robert White Murdoch (17 August 1944 – 15 May 2001) was a Scottish professional footballer, who played for Celtic, Middlesbrough and Scotland. Murdoch was one of the Lisbon Lions, the Celtic team who won the European Cup in 1967. He later managed Middlesbrough.

David Stewart (footballer, born 1947)

David Steel Stewart (born Glasgow, 11 March 1947 – 13 November 2018) was a Scottish footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. After winning the Scottish Junior Cup with Kilsyth Rangers he was signed by Ally MacLeod's Ayr United for whom he played in two senior cup semi-finals. He then signed for Don Revie at Leeds United where he played when Leeds lost 2–0 to Bayern Munich in the 1975 European Cup Final. He signed for Ron Atkinson at West Bromwich Albion but didn't play for their first team. He then won promotion to the top flight of English football in his first season at John Toshack's Swansea City. Stewart saved a penalty in his one appearance for the Scotland national football team, a 1–0 defeat in East Germany in 1977.

Lou Macari

Luigi "Lou" Macari (born 7 June 1949) is a Scottish former footballer and manager. He began his playing career at Celtic where he was one of the Quality Street Gang, the outstanding reserve team that emerged in the late 1960s that also included Kenny Dalglish and Danny McGrain. He is best known for his time at Manchester United, where he played over 400 games. He helped them win promotion back to the First Division and then played in their FA Cup win of 1977. He then finished his playing career at Swindon Town.

He was the manager of Swindon, West Ham United, Birmingham City, Stoke City (two spells), Celtic and Huddersfield Town.

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