1996–97 Scottish League Cup

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1996–97 Scottish League Cup
Country Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Heart of Midlothian

The 1996–97 Scottish League Cup was the 51st staging of Scotland's second most prestigious football knockout competition, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Coca-Cola Cup.

The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Heart of Midlothian 4–3 in the final, played at Celtic Park.

First round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Albion Rovers 4–0 Arbroath
Ayr United 5–2 Livingston
Brechin City 3–0 Montrose
Clyde 1–0 Inverness CT [aet]
Cowdenbeath 1–2 Forfar Athletic
East Stirlingshire 1–3 Alloa Athletic
Queen's Park 3–1 Ross County [aet]
Stranraer 2–0 Queen of the South

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Clyde 1–3 Celtic
Clydebank 0–3 Rangers
Heart of Midlothian (p)1–1 Stenhousemuir
Stranraer 1–2 Dunfermline Athletic
Airdrieonians 3–2 Raith Rovers
Brechin City 0–2 Hibernian
Dundee 2–1 Dumbarton
East Fife 1–5 St Johnstone
Falkirk 2–3 Albion Rovers
Kilmarnock 0–1 Ayr United
Morton (p)1–1 Hamilton Academical
Motherwell 0–0(p) Alloa Athletic
Partick Thistle 3–0 Forfar Athletic
Queen's Park 0–2 Aberdeen
St Mirren 4–0 Berwick Rangers
Stirling Albion 1–2 Dundee United

Third round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Alloa Athletic 1–5 Celtic
Dunfermline Athletic 3–1 St Mirren
Rangers 3–1 Ayr United
Albion Rovers 0–2 Hibernian
Dundee United 2–2(p) Dundee
Morton 3–7 Aberdeen
Partick Thistle 1–0 Airdrieonians
St Johnstone 1–3(a.e.t) Heart of Midlothian


Hearts 1–0 (a.e.t.) Celtic
Robertson Goal 110' Report
Attendance: 14,442

Dunfermline Athletic 2–0 Partick Thistle
Bingham Goal 60'
Britton Goal 79'
East End Park, Dunfermline
Attendance: 5,322

Dundee 2–1 Aberdeen
Paul Tosh Goal 35'
Jim Hamilton Goal 89'
Report Billy Dodds Goal 72' (pen.)
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 8,650

Rangers 4–0 Hibernian
Durie Goal 29'
van Vossen Goal 47'80'
Albertz Goal 89'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 45,104
Referee: Jim McCluskey


Dunfermline Athletic 1–6 Rangers
Moore Goal 61' Report Laudrup Goal 41'69'
McInnes Goal 56'
Andersen Goal 63'64'
Albertz Goal 82'
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 16,791

Hearts 3–1 Dundee
Beckford Goal 20'
Cameron Goal 30' (pen.)
Paille Goal 60'
Jim Hamilton Goal 73'
Easter Road, Edinburgh
Attendance: 15,653


Rangers 4–3 Hearts
McCoist Goal 11'27'
Gascoigne Goal 64'66'
Report Fulton Goal 44'
Robertson Goal 59'
Weir Goal 88'
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 48,559


  • Graham Hunter (1997). Martin Corteel, ed. The Official Rangers Supporters' Book. Carlton Books. ISBN 1-85613-460-1. 

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