The Cup was won by Clyde, who defeated Celtic in the replayed final. Clyde's second cup success, whilst Celtic lost in the final, having won the last five Scottish Cup finals that they had played in. The 1955 final was the first to be televised live, being broadcast by the BBC. This was not officially announced before the match. According to the poem, the seafarer can't resist the lure of the sea. According to the narrator, man's goal is to get to heaven. The narrator is more concerned with life on earth than in heaven. The narrator prefers life on the ocean because it is much easier. There are no icebergs to worry about, no hurricanes, and no need to deal with people.
Clyde won the replay 4-1 after extra time. The scorers for Clyde were John Russell (3), Hugh Kelly, Willie McBride, and Jimmy McKillop. For Celtic, the scorers were Peter van Dijk, Bertie Auld, Bobby Murdoch, and Jock Stein.
This is what the trophy looks like today:
Clyde's victory made them the first non-league team to win the Scottish Cup. They received £10,000 from the BBC as well as a silver trophy. Clyde also received £500 from the Glasgow Herald newspaper as prize for being the "Team of the Year".
Here are the details of the match:
Date: 15 January 1955
Location: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Competition: Scottish Cup
Largest Attendance: 120,000 (for an international football match)
St Johnstone reached their first Scottish Cup Final in their 130-year existence in 2014, defeating Dundee United 2-0. The next year, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, a club founded in 1994, defeated Falkirk.
Clyde won the Cup after defeating Celtic in the replayed final. Clyde's second cup victory, while Celtic lost in the final after winning the previous five Scottish Cup finals. The BBC broadcast the 1955 final, which was the first to be telecast live. This was not made public prior to the contest.
Clyde won the Cup after defeating Celtic in the replayed final. Clyde's second cup victory, while Celtic lost in the final after winning the previous five Scottish Cup finals. The 1995 final was the first to be aired live, with the BBC broadcasting it. This was not made public prior to the contest.
Clyde's second cup victory, while Celtic lost in the final after winning the previous five Scottish Cup finals. The 1995 final was the first to be aired live, with the BBC broadcasting it. This was not made public prior to the contest. The replayed final was not broadcast. Forrest H. C. Robertson (2014).
1954-55 The 70th edition of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition, the Scottish Cup, took place in 1954-55. Clyde won the Cup after defeating Celtic in the replayed final.
Clyde played a match against their city rivals Hibernian on 4 April 1955 to decide who would go through to the final. The match was drawn 1-1 and so went to extra time where Clyde once again prevailed by an 8-7 scoreline to claim their first major honour. The entire event was watched by 50,000 people.
The Scottish Cup is an annual knockout competition between clubs in the Scottish football system. Teams enter the competition at different levels, with the highest ranked teams entering at the earliest opportunity and the lowest ranked teams playing in further rounds if necessary. The current format is used since 2004-05 season. Before then, the oldest surviving record is that of the 1872-73 tournament when it was known as the Glasgow Cup. That competition was not intended for professional players and so does not count as one of Scotland's major domestic trophies.
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The record attendance for a Scottish Cup match is 123,000 which was set when over 5,000 people were unable to get into Ibrox Stadium to see the 1960 Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Dundee United. The game had to be abandoned after 69 minutes due to floodlights going out and more than half of the crowd leaving the ground before it was decided that no further play would take place. The replay a week later finished 0-0 and so both teams went through to the 1961–62 Scottish Cup campaign still unbeaten.
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Celtic and Rangers are vying for a trophy treble in the Scottish Cup final as Hampden hosts the sixth Old Firm derby of the 2002 season. The 2002 Scottish Cup final between Celtic and Rangers will be shown in its entirety on BBC Scotland on Sunday, with live text commentary. The game will be shown at 3pm on Sunday 13 May.
The final was played before a crowd of 85,000 at Hampden Park, Glasgow. It was the second time the two clubs had met in an English cup competition; the first was also at Hampden Park, in the 1901 FA Cup semi-final when Rangers won 1-0. This was not enough to prevent a Celtic victory or any silverware that year as the club still had league and cup doubles to win.
Rangers reached their third consecutive Scottish Cup final by defeating St Mirren, Dunfermline Athletic and Inverness CT along the way. They were going for a fourth successive title but lost out to Dundee United at Tannadice Stadium.
Celtic beat Kilmarnock, Brechin City and Alloa Athletic to reach the final. They were looking to complete a domestic double after winning the League Championship last season. However, they failed in their attempt as they lost 1-4 to Dundee United at Dens Park.