It is the second oldest competition in the history of association football after the FA Cup.
The Scottish Cup trophy is the oldest trophy in association football and is also the oldest national trophy in the world. It was first handed over to Queen's Park that was the winner of the final match of the inaugural tournament in 1874.
The Scottish Cup, also known as the William Hill Scottish Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual football knockout cup competition for Scottish men's football clubs. The current champion is Celtic, who won the tournament for the 39th time, beating Heart of Midlothian 2–1 at the 2019 finals. The competition first took place in 1873-1874. Participation is open to all 98 clubs with the membership of the Scottish Football Association, along with up to eight other clubs that are associate members.
The solid silver trophy has a height of 50 cm and weighs 2.25 kg. The original trophy is on display at Hampden Park at the Scottish Football Museum. It is taken outside once every year and presented to the winners. After the presentation ceremony, the trophy returns to the museum. The winners of the tournament are given a replica of the original trophy and it’s also used for promotional purposes.
Scottish Cup winners qualify to compete in the UEFA Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup).
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