1982 Scottish Cup Final

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1982 Scottish Cup Final
Event 1981–82 Scottish Cup
After extra time
Date 22 May 1982
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Brian McGinlay
Attendance 53,788

The 1982 Scottish Cup Final was played on 22 May 1982 at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Aberdeen and Rangers contested the match; the final of the 107th Scottish Cup. Aberdeen won 4–1, after extra time goals from McGhee, Strachan and Cooper. This marked the first cup win for a team outwith the Old Firm for over 10 years. That team also being Aberdeen in 1970.


John MacDonald opened the scoring for Rangers after 15 minutes with a diving header from six yards out after a cross from the right hand side. Aberdeen equalized in the 32nd minute when Alex McLeish curled the ball into the net with his right foot from the left edge of the penalty area after the ball had been cleared from a corner. The match went to extra-time and in the 3rd minute Mark McGhee scored with a header after a cross from the right. Gordon Strachan put Aberdeen 3-1 in front with a tap into an empty net after a cross from the left. Neale Cooper got the fourth a final goal for Aberdeen when he ran clear in on goal and despite a challenge from the Rangers goalkeeper Jim Stewart the ball broke free with Cooper shooting into the empty net.

Match details[edit]

Aberdeen 4 – 1 (a.e.t.) Rangers
Alex McLeish Goal 32'
Mark McGhee Goal 93'
Gordon Strachan Goal 103'
Neale Cooper Goal 110'
Report (page 15) John MacDonald Goal 15'
Attendance: 53,788
GK 1 Scotland Jim Leighton
DF Scotland Stuart Kennedy
DF 5 Scotland Alex McLeish
DF 6 Scotland Willie Miller
DF Scotland Doug Rougvie
MF 7 Scotland Gordon Strachan
MF 8 Scotland Neale Cooper
MF Scotland Neil Simpson
MF Scotland John McMaster Substituted off ?'
FW Scotland John Hewitt Substituted off ?'
FW 9 Scotland Mark McGhee
MF 12 Scotland Dougie Bell Substituted in ?'
FW 14 Scotland Eric Black Substituted in ?'
Scotland Alex Ferguson
GK Scotland Jim Stewart
DF Scotland Sandy Jardine Substituted off ?'
DF Northern Ireland John McClelland
DF Scotland Colin Jackson
DF Scotland Ally Dawson
MF Scotland Bobby Russell
MF Scotland Alex Miller
MF Scotland Jim Bett
MF Scotland Davie Cooper
FW Scotland Gordon Dalziel Substituted off ?'
FW 11 Scotland John MacDonald
FW Scotland Colin McAdam Substituted in ?'
MF Scotland Tommy McLean Substituted in ?'
Scotland John Greig


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