1959 Scottish Cup Final

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1959 Scottish Cup Final
Event 1958–59 Scottish Cup
Date 25 April 1959[1]
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow[1]
Attendance 108,591

The 1959 Scottish Cup Final was an association football match between St Mirren F.C. and Aberdeen F.C. on 25 April 1959 at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. It was 73rd staging of the final of the Scottish Cup, Scotland's most prestigious cup competition. It was Aberdeen's fifth appearance in the final of the competition whilst St Mirren were competing the fourth time.

Route to the final[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round East Fife 2–1
Second round Arbroath 3–0
Third round St Johnstone 2–1
Quarter-final Kilmarnock 3–1
Semi-final Third Lanark 1–1
Semi-final replay Third Lanark 1–0


Aberdeen entered the competition in the first round. They began their campaign against Second Division side East Fife at Pittodrie Stadium. The match ended in a 2−1 win for Aberdeen. In the second round Aberdeen faced another Second Division club, Arbroath, also at home with Aberdeen winning 3−0. In the quarter-final the club was drawn against St Johnstone of Perth who also competed in the Second Division. Aberdeen won 2−1 away at Muirton Park to progress to the quarter-final stage. The opposition was Kilmarnock who were beaten 3−1. In the semi-finals Aberdeen faced Third Lanark at the neutral venue of Ibrox Park in Glasgow which resulted in a 1−1 draw. It took a 1−0 win in a replay for Aberdeen to progress to the final for the fifth time in the club's history.[2]

St Mirren[edit]

Round Opposition Score
Second round Peebles Rovers 10–0
Third round Motherwell 3–2
Quarter-final Dunfermline Athletic 2–1
Semi-final Celtic 4–0

St Mirren entered the competition in the second round. They began their campaign against non-league club Peebles Rovers which resulted in a 10−0 thrashing by the Paisley club. St Mirren then faced Motherwell of the First Division with St Mirren winning 3−2. The club then faced fellow First Division club Dunfermline Athletic at home in the quarter-final, producing a 2−1 win to progress to the semi-final stage. Celtic were the opposition faced in the semi-final with St Mirren winning 4−0 at Hampden Park to reach the Scottish Cup Final for a fourth time.[2]

Match details[edit]

St Mirren 3 − 1 Aberdeen
Bryceland Goal 43'
Miller Goal 65'
Baker Goal 76'
Baird Goal 89'
Attendance: 108,591
Referee: Jim Mowat


St Mirren:
GK Scotland Dave Walker
RB Scotland David Lapsley
LB Scotland John Wilson
RH Scotland Jackie Neilson
CH Scotland Jackie McGugan
LH Scotland Tommy Leishman
RW Scotland Jim Rodger
IR Scotland Tommy Bryceland
CF United States Gerry Baker
IL Scotland Tommy Gemmell
LW Scotland Ally Miller
Scotland Willie Reid
GK Scotland Fred Martin
RB Scotland Dave Caldwell
LB Scotland Jimmy Hogg
RH Scotland Ken Brownlee
CH Scotland Jim Clunie
LH Scotland Archie Glen
RW Scotland Dickie Ewen
IR Scotland Norrie Davidson
CF Scotland Hugh Baird
IL Scotland Bobby Wishart
LW England Jack Hather
Scotland Davie Shaw


  1. ^ a b c d Scottish Cup - Fixtures and Results, scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  2. ^ a b c Scotland - Cup Results 1873/74-1877/78 and 1889/90-1995/96, rsssf.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18.

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