The Scottish Cup is the oldest football competition in the world, and it has a rich and storied history. Here are 10 fascinating facts about the Scottish Cup that you need to know:

  1. The Scottish Cup was first played in 1873, making it one of the oldest football competitions in the world.
  2. The original trophy, the Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup, was made of solid silver and was so heavy that two men had to carry it.
  3. Rangers Football Club has won the Scottish Cup the most times, with a total of 35 victories.
  4. In 2013, the Scottish Cup final was held outside Scotland for the first time, at Hampden Park in London, England.
  5. The largest ever Scottish Cup victory was in 1885 when Arbroath beat Bon Accord 36-0.
  6. Queen’s Park FC was the first team to win the Scottish Cup, and they went on to win the competition a total of 10 times.
  7. The Scottish Cup is open to all football clubs in Scotland, from amateur to professional levels.
  8. The fastest goal scored in a Scottish Cup final was in 2017 when Celtic’s Callum McGregor scored after just 100 seconds.
  9. In 1909, the Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Rangers had to be abandoned after a riot broke out.
  10. The Scottish Cup has been won by non-Scottish clubs on two occasions: Cardiff City in 1927 and English side Tottenham Hotspur in 1921.
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