|Number of teams||67|
|Most successful club(s)|| Glasgow City |
(8 titles each)
The Scottish Women's Football Scottish Cup, commonly known as the Scottish Women's Cup and currently as the SSE Scottish Women's Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the national knockout cup competition for women's football in Scotland. The competition is owned and managed by Scottish Women's Football (SWF), an affiliated body of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), and is open to all senior teams affiliated with the SWF. The competition was first held in 1971. Glasgow City and Hibernian are its most successful teams, having won it eight times each.
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Scottish Women's Football (SWF), formerly the Scottish Women’s Football Association (SWFA), is the governing body for women's association football in Scotland, and an affiliated national association of the Scottish Football Association (SFA). The SWFA was founded in 1972, when four teams met and decided to form an Association.
The competition consists of a preliminary round and then six rounds of which the last one is the final. The twelve teams from the Scottish Women's Premier League enter at the second round. Thus all other teams are drawn either in the preliminary round or the first round so that 40 teams play in the first round.The 20 winners plus the 12 Premier League teams then play the second round, the round of 32. All rounds are played over a single leg.
The Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) is the highest level of league competition in women's football in Scotland. The league consists of two divisions, SWPL 1 and SWPL 2, each with eight teams and is owned and managed by Scottish Women's Football. The league was formed in 2002 when the Premier Division of the Scottish Women's Football League (SWFL) broke away to form the SWPL. Initially operating as a single division of twelve teams, the current format was introduced in 2015 with the creation of SWPL 2.
The finals of the cup have been:
|1970/71||Stewarton Thistle||Aberdeen Prima Donnas||4–2|
|1971/72||Edinburgh Dynamos||Cambuslang Hooverettes||5–3|
|1972/73||Westthorn United||Edinburgh Dynamos||7–3|
|1983/84||Allanton Ladies||Whitehill Ladies|
|1984/85||Wishaw Ladies||Edinburgh Dynamos||4–3|
|1987/88||Inveralmond Thistle played Whitehill Ladies|
|1990/91||Cumbernauld United||Inveralmond Thistle||4–1|
|1991/92||Cumbernauld United played Inveralmond Thistle|
|1994||Hutchison Vale||Cumbernauld United|
|1995||Cove Rangers||Cumbernauld United|
|1997||Cove Rangers||Ayr United||5–4|
|1999||Cumbernauld United||Ayr United||1–0|
|2001||FC Kilmarnock||Ayr United||3–3 a.e.t. (3-2 pen)|
|2002||FC Kilmarnock||Glasgow City||5–0|
|2003||Hibernian||FC Kilmarnock||2–2 a.e.t. (5–4 pen)|
|2004||Glasgow City||Queen's Park||3–0|
|2012||Glasgow City||Forfar Farmington||1–0|
|2016||Hibernian||Glasgow City||1–1 a.e.t. (6–5 pen)|
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