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British League Cup

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British League Cup

The British League Cup was a competition that was set up in 1902 to raise money for the disaster at Ibrox Stadium, in which 25 people were killed and 517 injured. Teams that participated in this competition were the winners and runner-ups of the Scottish and English football leagues. It was a predecessor to the Empire Exhibition Trophy, Coronation Cup and Anglo-Scottish Cup.

The competition took place in Glasgow with the semi finals in Ibrox Stadium (where the disaster took place) and also a replay between Rangers and Everton which took place at Celtic Park. The final took place in Cathkin Park, in which Celtic won 3–2 against Rangers after extra time.

Participating teams



30 April 1902
Celtic 5 – 1 Sunderland
Annan Goal (o.g.) (o.g.)
Marshall Goal
Campbell Goal Goal
McDermott Goal
Ferguson Goal
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 4,000

1 May 1902
Everton 1 – 1 Rangers
Young Goal Hamilton Goal
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 8,000


3 May 1902
Rangers 3 – 2 Everton
Speedie Goal
Hamilton Goal
Walker Goal
Dilly Goal
Brearly Goal


17 June 1902
Celtic 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Rangers
Quinn Goal Goal Goal Hamilton Goal
Speedie Goal
Cathkin Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 12,000


  • Scottish Football History – British League Cup
  • Scottish Football Historical Archive – British League Cup
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