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Northern Ireland Players in the SPFL run Cup Finals

Scottish League Cup
The following Northern Ireland internationals have appeared in the Scottish League Cup since 1946/47 under the various sponsorships of Bell's, Skol, Coca-Cola, CIS/Co-operative Insurance, "Scottish Communities" (government),  QTS, Utilita Energy, Betfred...


Player

Club

Winner

Finalist

Ball, Dominic
Boyce, Liam
Campbell, Billy
Carson, Trevor
Craigan, Stephen
Davis, Steven
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-.
Lafferty, Kyle
Lennon, Neil
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McCann, Ali
McClelland, John
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McCourt, Pat
McGinn, Niall
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McKay, Billy
Murdock, Colin
Nicholl, Jimmy
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-
O'Boyle, George
O'Neill, Michael
Paton, Paul
Peacock, Bertie
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Rogan, Anton
Shiels, Dean
Simpson, Billy
Sproule, Ivan...
Tully, Charlie
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Wilson, Sammy
Aberdeen
Ross County
Dundee
Motherwell
Motherwell
Rangers
-
-
Rangers
Celtic
-
St Johnstone
Rangers
-
Celtic
Aberdeen
-
Inverness CT
Hibernian
Rangers
-
-
St Johnstone
Hibernian
Dundee Utd
Celtic
-
Celtic
Kilmarnock
Rangers
Hibernian
Celtic
-
Dundee
-
15/16
-
-
-
07/08*
09/10
10/11(1)
10/11
00/01
05/06
20/21
83/84
84/85
-
13/14
-
-
-
83/84
86/87
87/88
-
-
-
56/57
57/58
-
11/12
-
06/07
56/57
57/58
-
18/19
-
67/68
17/18
04/05
08/09
-
-
08/09
02/03
-
-
82/83
-
10/11(s)
16/17(s)
18/19
13/14
03/04
-
-
-
98/99
93/94
14/15
-
-
90/91
-
57/58(1)
-
-
-
67/68

  • (s) came on as substitute
  • (1) goals scored
  • * scored in penalty shoot-out 

Managers: 

  • Stephen Robinson (Motherwell) Runner-Up 2017/18
  • Danny Lennon (St Mirren) Winner 2012/13
  • Neil Lennon (Celtic) Winner 2019/20;  Runner-Up 2010/11, 2011/12
  • Jimmy Nicholl (Raith Rovers) Winner 1994/95
  • Martin O'Neill (Celtic) Winner 2000/01, Runner-Up 2002/03
  • Kenny Shiels (Kilmarnock) Winner 2011/12
  • Brendan Rodgers (Celtic) Winner 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19


Records:

  • Most Wins: 3 Jimmy Nicholl, Steven Davis
  • Most Final Appearances: 4 Steven Davis
  • Most Goals: Billy Simpson, Steven Davis
  • Most Players in a Final: 1957/58 (Bertie Peacock, Charlie Tully (Celtic) vs Billy Simpson (Rangers)); 2010/11 (Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty (Rangers) vs Pat McCourt (sub) (Celtic))
  • Most Recent Winner: Ali McCann (St Johnstone vs Livingston) 2020/21
  • Most Recent Finalist: Ali McCann (St Johnstone vs Livingston) 2020/21


Scottish League Challenge Cup
Founded in 1990/91 as the "Centenary Cup" for non-Premier Division (now Premiership) clubs. Sponsored variously by B&Q, Bell's, ALBA, Ramsdens, Petrofac Training, Irn-Bru, Tunnock’s and the SPFL Trust.

The competition welcomed clubs from outside the Scottish League in 2010/11 when two clubs from the Highland League entered. The scope for additional entrants has continued to evolve, with leading “non-league” clubs, Premiership Under-20 sides and representatives from Northern Ireland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and England’s National League.


Player

Club

Winner

Finalist

Ball, Dominic
Flynn, Johnny
Griffin, Danny
Hazley, Matthew
McGovern, Michael
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Roy, Ally
Shiels, Dean
Smyth, Marc
Rangers
Ross Co.
St Johnstone
Airdrie Utd
Ross Co.
Falkirk
Queen/South
Rangers
Airdrie Utd
15/16
10/11
-
08/09(s)
10/11
11/12
-
15/16
08/09
-
-
96/97
-
-
-
21/22(1)
13/14(u)
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Records:

  • Most Wins: Michael McGovern
  • Most Players in a Final: 2008/09 (Matthew Hazley and Marc Smyth (Airdrie United vs Ross County)) and 2010/11 (Michael McGovern and Johnny Flynn (Ross County vs Queen of the South))
  • Most Players in a Final: 2008/09 (Matthew Hazley and Marc Smyth (Airdrie United vs Ross County)) and 2010/11 (Michael McGovern and Johnny Flynn (Ross County vs Queen of the South))

Scottish League Spring Cup:
Arranged to bulk-out the season for the 14 team Scottish First and Second Division teams following the creation of the Premier Division in 1975. It proved unpopular with fans and clubs alike and lasted just one season, but may be considered a predecessor to the Challenge Cup...

Player

Club

Winner

Finalist

McKenzie, Roddy

Airdrieonians

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75/76


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