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 runners-up of the Scottish and English football leagues. It was a predecessor to the Empire Exhibition Trophy, Coronation Cup and Anglo-Scottish Cup. It succeeded the old World Championship matches between English and Scottish top clubs, as football became more widespread in the world and England-Scotland club matches could no longer be billed as World Championships.

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.[1]

Participating teams

Results

Semi-Final

Celtic 5 – 1 Sunderland
Annan  (o.g.)
Marshall
Campbell
McDermott
Ferguson
Attendance: 4,000

Everton 1 – 1 Rangers
Young Hamilton
Attendance: 8,000

Replay

Rangers 3 – 2 Everton
Speedie
Hamilton
Walker
Dilly
Brearly

Final

Celtic 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Rangers
Quinn Hamilton
Speedie
Attendance: 12,000

References

  1. "British League Cup 1902". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 25 January 2018.


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