Scottish Women's Cup

Last updated
SWF Scottish Cup
Founded1970
RegionFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Number of teams67
Current champions Hibernian
Most successful club(s) Glasgow City
Hibernian
(8 titles each)
Website Official site
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 Scottish Women's Cup

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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Format

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. [1] 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.

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List of winners

The finals of the cup have been: [2]

YearWinnerRunner UpResultRef
1970/71 Stewarton Thistle Aberdeen Prima Donnas42 [3]
1971/72Edinburgh DynamosCambuslang Hooverettes53 [3]
1972/73Westthorn UnitedEdinburgh Dynamos73
1973/74 Motherwell Westthorn United10
1974/75unknown
1975/76unknownDundee Strikers
1976/77unknownDundee Strikers
1977/78Dundee StrikersWhitehill93
1978/79unknown
1979/80 Motherwell unknown
1980/81 Motherwell Edinburgh Dynamos20
1981/82unknown
1982/83Whitehillunknown
1983/84Allanton LadiesWhitehill Ladies
1984/85Wishaw LadiesEdinburgh Dynamos4–3
1985/86Inveralmond Thistleunknown
1986/87Inveralmond Thistleunknown
1987/88Inveralmond Thistle played Whitehill Ladies
1988/89unknown
1989/90unknown
1990/91Cumbernauld UnitedInveralmond Thistle4–1
1991/92Cumbernauld United played Inveralmond Thistle
1992/93 Hutchison Vale unknown
1994 Hutchison Vale Cumbernauld United
1995Cove RangersCumbernauld United
1996Cove Rangers Aberdeen 5–1 [4]
1997Cove RangersAyr United5–4 [5]
1998Cumbernauld UnitedGiulianos3–1 [6]
1999Cumbernauld UnitedAyr United1–0 [5]
2000StenhousemuirClyde9–0 [7]
2001 FC Kilmarnock Ayr United3–3 a.e.t. (3-2 pen) [8]
2002 FC Kilmarnock Glasgow City 5–0
2003 Hibernian FC Kilmarnock 2–2 a.e.t. (5–4 pen)
2004 Glasgow City Queen's Park3–0
2005 Hibernian Cove Rangers8–0
2006 Glasgow City Aberdeen 5–1
2007 Hibernian Glasgow City 5–1
2008 Hibernian Celtic 3–1 a.e.t. [9]
2009 Glasgow City Rangers 5–0
2010 Hibernian Rangers 2–1 [10]
2011 Glasgow City Hibernian 3–0 [11]
2012 Glasgow City Forfar Farmington 1–0
2013 Glasgow City Hibernian 1–0
2014 Glasgow City Spartans 5–0
2015 Glasgow City Hibernian 3–0 [12]
2016 Hibernian Glasgow City 1–1 a.e.t. (6–5 pen) [13]
2017 Hibernian Glasgow City 3–0 [14]
2018 Hibernian Motherwell 8–0 [15]

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