David Potter on Celtic’s Scottish Cup Final wins from 1954 to 1975

Celtic Historian David Potter takes us on a journey through all of Celtic Scottish Cup Final triumphs as we gear up for Saturday’s 2023 Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden. The story of Celtic’s glory in our favourite competition begins at Ibrox of all places, on 9 April 1892 and in our first instalment David told the story of the first eight Scottish Cup triumphs that Celtic enjoyed and you can catch up on those early Celtic triumphs HERE.

In the second instalment David covered Celtic’s eight Scottish Cup Final successes between 1914 and 1951 and again you can catch up HERE if you missed it yesterday.

And this morning Celtic’s successes in our favourite competition, the Scottish Cup takes us from the final success in the 1954 through to the triumph at the 1975 Scottish Cup Final. Here’s what happened at these finals and all of the other trophy winning days in the Scottish Cup in between…

CELTIC’S SCOTTISH CUP FINALS – Number 17…CELTIC 2-1 ABERDEEN – HAMPDEN, 24 APRIL 1954 – 40 years and two dreadful World Wars had passed since Celtic last won the Scottish League and Cup double, and this was the day that they did it again in dull Hampden weather against a strong Aberdeen who had earned the respect and affection of the Celtic support by beating Rangers 6-0 in the semi-final.

The game was tight and little was given away with the score 0-0 at half time. Then Celtic got a break with a lucky own goal, Aberdeen pulled one back when Paddy Buckley for once got the better of Jock Stein, before a piece of magic on the right saw Willie Fernie cross to Sean Fallon to tap in the goal that won the 17th Scottish Cup for Celtic.

The Celtic team was: Bonnar, Haughney and Meechan; Evans, Stein and Peacock; Higgins, Fernie, Fallon, Tully and Mochan.

Read all about Celtic ‘s next Scottish Cup Final win on the next page…

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I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

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