Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

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The Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup was a tournament open to clubs from in and around Glasgow. Vale of Leven were invited to participate in the inaugural contest, but declined the invitation. In the early years entry appears to have been restricted to four invited teams, invitations being made by the Glasgow Charity Cup Committee at their discretion.

 

It was dominated by Rangers and Celtic, with 31 and 28 victories each respectively. In the latter years of the tournament, it ceased being a knockout tournament and became a one-off contest between a Glasgow Select and a team invited from the English League.

 

 

Winners

 

1876-77 Queen's Park

1877-78 Queen's Park

1878-79 Rangers

1879-80 Queen's Park

1880-81 Queen's Park

1881-82 Vale of Leven

1882-83 Queen's Park

1883-84 Queen's Park

1884-85 Queen's Park

1885-86 Renton

1886-87 Renton

1887-88 Renton

1888-89 Renton

1889-90 3rd Lanark RV

1890-91 Renton

1891-92 Celtic

1892-93 Rangers

1893-94 Celtic

1894-95 Celtic

1895-96 Celtic

1896-97 Rangers

1897-98 3rd Lanark RV

1898-99 Celtic

1899-00 Rangers

1900-01 3rd Lanark RV

1901-02 Hibernian

1902-03 Celtic

1903-04 Rangers

1904-05 Celtic

1905-06 Rangers

 

1906-07 Rangers

1907-08 Celtic

1908-09 Rangers

1909-10 Clyde

1910-11 Rangers

1911-12 Celtic

1912-13 Celtic

1913-14 Celtic

1914-15 Celtic

1915-16 Celtic

1916-17 Celtic

1917-18 Celtic

1918-19 Rangers

1919-20 Celtic

1920-21 Celtic

1921-22 Rangers

1922-23 Rangers

1923-24 Celtic

1924-25 Rangers

1925-26 Celtic

1926-27 Partick Thistle

1927-28 Rangers

1928-29 Rangers

1929-30 Rangers

1930-31 Rangers

1931-32 Rangers

1932-33 Rangers

1933-34 Rangers

1934-35 Partick Thistle

1935-36 Celtic

 

1936-37 Celtic

1937-38 Celtic

1938-39 Rangers

1939-40 Clyde

1940-41 Rangers

1941-42 Rangers

1942-43 Celtic

1943-44 Rangers

1944-45 Rangers

1945-46 Rangers

1946-47 Rangers

1947-48 Rangers

1948-49 Partick Thistle

1949-50 Celtic

1950-51 Rangers

1951-52 Clyde / Third Lanark

1952-53 Celtic

1953-54 Third Lanark

1954-55 Rangers

1955-56 Third Lanark

1956-57 Rangers

1957-58 Clyde

1958-59 Celtic

1959-60 Rangers

1960-61 Celtic / Clyde

1961-62 no competition

1962-63 Manchester United

1963-64 Manchester United

1964-65 Glasgow Select

1965-66 Chelsea

1966-67 Glasgow Select / Leeds United

 

 

 

1876-77 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

21 Apr Queen's Park v 3rd Lanark RV 3-0

Vale of Leven bye

Vale subsequently withdrew from the competition on 17 April 1877 after crowd disturances at their previous matches in Glasgow and Rangers as Scottish Cup finalists took their place

 

Final at Hampden Park

28 Apr Queen's Park v Rangers 4-0

 

 

 

 

1877-78 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

The original draw was as follows

First round

Queen's Park v Rangers

3rd Lanark RV v Vale of Leven

 

According to the Secretary's Report to the Scottish FA, it was noted that 'owing to various circumstances, the programme proposed by the Committee was not fully carried out.'

 

3rd Lanark RV played Rangers instead, but did so under protest, before also withdrawing from the competition. Vale of Leven refused to play Rangers, but went straight through to the final anyway.

 

First round

6 Apr 3rd Lanark RV v Rangers 2-1 at Hampden Park, Thirds later scratched

Vale of Leven v Rangers not played Vale progressed to the Final

 

Final at Hampden Park

4 May Queen's Park v Vale of Leven 1-0

 

 

 

 

1878-79 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May 3rd Lanark RV v Rangers 1-4 at Hampden Park

10 May Vale of Leven v Queen's Park 4-0 at Glasgow Green

 

Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow

20 May Rangers v Vale of Leven 2-1

 

 

 

1879-80 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

10 Apr Rangers v Dumbarton 3-1

24 Apr Queen's Park v Vale of Leven 4-0

 

Final

8 May Queen's Park v Rangers 1-1 at Hampden Park

12 May Queen's Park v Rangers 2-1 at Kinning Park

 

 

 

 

1880-81 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

16 Apr Rangers v Dumbarton 8-0

23 Apr Vale of Leven v Queen's Park 0-3

 

Final

30 Apr Queen's Park v Rangers 1-1 at Hampden Park

7 May Queen's Park v Rangers 3-1 at Kinning Park

 

 

 

 

1881-82 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

8 Apr Rangers v Dumbarton 2-2

29 Apr Rangers v Dumbarton 0-4

17 Apr Queen's Park v Vale of Leven 2-2

6 May Queen's Park v Vale of Leven 0-2

 

Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow

20 May Vale of Leven v Dumbarton 2-2

5 Jun Vale of Leven v Dumbarton 1-0

 

 

 

1882-83 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

28 Apr Queen's Park v Dumbarton 2-1

5 May Rangers v Vale of Leven 3-2

 

Final

19 May Queen's Park v Rangers 4-1

 

All matches were played at Hampden Park, Glasgow

 

 

 

 

 

 

1883-84 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

5 Apr 3rd Lanark RV v Vale of Leven 7-0

 

Semi-final

12 Apr Queen's Park v Rangers 2-1

19 Apr 3rd Lanark RV v Dumbarton 1-0

 

Final

26 Apr 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 1-1 at Cathkin Park

3 May Queen's Park v 3rd Lanark RV 8-0 at Titwood Park

 

 

1884-85 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

11 Apr Rangers v Dumbarton 2-2

18 Apr Rangers v Dumbarton 1-1

2 May Rangers v Dumbarton 0-2

25 Apr Queen's Park v Renton 3-2

 

Final

9 May Queen's Park v Dumbarton 1-0

 

All matches were played at Hampden Park

 

1885-86 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

16 Apr Vale of Leven v Rangers 1-0 at Cathkin Park

Rest byes

 

Semi-final

1 May Queen's Park v Renton 2-5

8 May Vale of Leven v Dumbarton 1-0 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

15 May Renton v Vale of Leven 3-1

 

 

 

 

 

1886-87 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

6 Apr Rangers v Cambuslang 4-2

16 Apr Queen's Park v Dumbarton 3-0

 

Semi-final

4 May Rangers v Renton 1-1

14 May Rangers v Renton 1-1

18 May Rangers v Renton 1-2

7 May Queen's Park v Vale of Leven 2-3

 

Final

21 May Renton v Vale of Leven 1-0

 

All matches were played at Hampden Park

 

 

 

 

1887-88 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

14 Apr Rangers v Vale of Leven 3-3

23 Apr Rangers v Vale of Leven 5-3

19 Apr Queen's Park v Renton 2-2

2 May Queen's Park v Renton 0-2

 

Semi-final

4 May Cambuslang v Dumbarton 1-1 Dumbarton refused to play extra time in order to catch a train

9 May Dumbarton v Cambuslang 0-3

5 May Rangers v Renton 1-5

 

Final

12 May Renton v Cambuslang 4-0

 

All matches were played at Hampden Park

 

 

 

1888-89 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

4 May Renton v Celtic 5-2

11 May 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 3-3

18 May 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 1-3

 

Final

25 May Queen's Park v Renton 2-2

28 May Renton v Queen's Park 3-1

 

All matches were played at Hampden Park

 

 

 

1889-90 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

12 Apr Queen's Park v Renton 2-0

19 Apr 3rd Lanark RV v Celtic 2-0

 

Final

26 Apr 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 2-1

 

All matches were played at Hampden Park

 

 

 

 

 

1890-91 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

11 Apr Northern v Airdrieonians 3-1

18 Apr Queen's Park v Partick Thistle 2-1

 

Final

25 Apr Queen's Park v Northern 1-1

2 May Queen's Park v Northern 9-1

 

All matches were played at Hampden Park

 

Due to a disagreement with the Charity Cup committee concerning possible dates for fixtures, the Scottish League had ordered Celtic, Rangers and 3rd Lanark RV not to compete in the tournament for this season.

 

 

 

1891-92 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Celtic v Dumbarton 3-1 at Ibrox Park

14 May Queen's Park v Rangers 3-3

23 May Rangers v Queen's Park 3-3

28 May Rangers v Queen's Park 7-1 at Celtic Park

 

Final at Celtic Park

1 Jun Celtic v Rangers 2-0

 

1892-93 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

13 May Celtic v Dumbarton 0-0 at Cathkin Park

17 May Celtic v Dumbarton 3-1 at Cathkin Park

20 May Rangers v 3rd Lanark RV 3-2

 

Final at Celtic Park

27 May Celtic v Rangers 5-0

 

 

 

 

1893-94 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

28 Apr Rangers v Queen's Park 0-2 at Cathkin Park

5 May 3rd Lanark RV v Celtic 3-3 aet, 90 mins 1-1 at Hampden Park

9 May 3rd Lanark RV v Celtic 0-2 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Ibrox Park

14 May Celtic v Queen's Park 2-1

 

 

 

 

1894-95 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

14 May Queen's Park v Celtic 0-1

18 May 3rd Lanark RV v Rangers 0-4 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Cathkin Park

25 May Celtic v Rangers 4-0

 

1895-96 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 2-3 at Celtic Park

9 May Celtic v Rangers 6-1 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Ibrox Park

16 May Celtic v Queen's Park 2-1

 

 

 

 

1896-97 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

8 May 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 3-1 at Ibrox Park

11 May Rangers v Celtic4- 1 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

15 May Rangers v 3rd Lanark RV 6-1

 

 

1897-98 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

4 May Queen's Park v 3rd Lanark RV 1-3

7 May Rangers v Celtic 2-0 at Cathkin Park

 

Final at Cathkin Park

14 May 3rd Lanark RV v Rangers 1-0

1898-99 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

20 May Celtic v Queen's Park 4-0 at Cathkin Park

22 May 3rd Lanark RV v Rangers 1-4 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

27 May Celtic v Rangers 2-0

 

1899-1900 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

8 May Celtic v Queen's Park 3-2 at Cathkin Park. The referee mistakenly signalled the end of the match after 81 mins. Although he immediately realised his mistake and told the players to remain on the field, the crowd had already invaded the pitch

9 May Celtic v Queen's Park 6-1 at Cathkin Park

10 May 3rd Lanark RV v Rangers 0-2 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

12 May Rangers v Celtic 5-1

 

 

 

1900-01 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Rangers v Celtic 0-0

3 May Celtic v Rangers 1-0

4 May 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 1-0

 

Final

9 May 3rd Lanark RV v Celtic 0-0

23 May 3rd Lanark RV v Celtic 3-0

 

All matches were played at Gilmorehill, site of the International Exhibition

 

1901-02 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

17 May Morton v Queen's Park 3-2

17 May Hibernian v Rangers 1-0 at Cathkin Park

19 May Celtic v Heart of Midlothian 3-1

24 May 3rd Lanark RV v St Mirren 3-2

 

Semi-final

27 May Celtic v 3rd Lanark RV 5-0 at Hampden Park

27 May Hibernian v Morton 3-0 at Tynecastle Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

31 May Hibernian v Celtic 6-2

 

 

 

1902-03 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

13 May 3rd Lanark RV v Queen's Park 2-0

16 May Rangers v St Mirren 0-1

Rest byes

 

Semi-final

16 May Celtic v Hibernian 0-0 at Cathkin Park

21 May Celtic v Hibernian 5-0 at Cathkin Park

20 May 3rd Lanark RV v St Mirren 0-2

 

Final at Cathkin Park

23 May Celtic v St Mirren 5-2

 

 

 

1903-04 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

7 May Rangers v Third Lanark 1-0 at Hampden Park

9 May Celtic v Queen's Park 2-1 at Cathkin Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

14 May Rangers v Celtic 5-2

1904-05 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

15 May Partick Thistle v Rangers 5-0

 

Semi-final

17 May Celtic v Queen's Park 3-0 at Cathkin Park

20 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 1-1 at Hampden Park

24 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 1-1, 0-7 on corners

 

Final at Ibrox Park

27 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 2-0

 

 

 

1905-06 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 2-0

 

Semi-final

5 May Third Lanark v Queen's Park 3-3, 3-4 on corners

5 May Celtic v Rangers 3-5

 

Final at Hampden Park

12 May Rangers v Queen's Park 3-2

1906-7 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

10 Apr Rangers 3, Partick Thistle 3-0

17 Apr Clyde v Third Lanark 0-1

 

Semi-final

4 May Rangers v Third Lanark 1-0.

14 May Celtic v Queen's Park 6-2 at Cathkin Park

 

Final at Ibrox Park

18 May Rangers v Celtic 1-0

 

 

 

1907-08 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Rangers v Third Lanark 1-1 at Hampden Park

6 May Rangers v Third Lanark 3-1 at Hampden Park

2 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 2

 

Semi-final

9 May Rangers v Queen's Park 1-3

9 May Celtic v Clyde 2-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

30 May Celtic v Queen's Park 3-0

 

 

 

1908-09 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Clyde v Queen's Park 2-0 at Cathkin Park

1 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 3-1

 

Semi-final

8 May Third Lanark v Rangers 2-3

8 May Celtic v Clyde 2-1

 

Final at Celtic Park

15 May Rangers v Celtic 4-2

 

 

 

1909-10 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Third Lanark v Celtic 1-0

4 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 0-1

 

Semi-final

7 May Third Lanark v Queen’s Park 2-0

7 May Clyde v Rangers 1-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

14 May Clyde v Third Lanark 1-1, 8-3 on corners

1910-11 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 2-1

3 May Rangers v Clyde 3-2

 

Semi-final

6 May Celtic v Third Lanark 5-2

6 May Queen's Park v Rangers 0-1

 

Final at Hampden Park

10 May Rangers v Celtic 2-1

 

 

 

1911-12 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Partick Thistle v Celtic 0-0 aet, 2-5 or 3-8 on corners, at Ibrox Park

4 May Rangers v Third Lanark 1-0 at Celtic Park

 

Semi-final

4 May Celtic v Queen's Park 2-1 at Cathkin Park

8 May Clyde v Rangers 2-1 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

11 May Celtic v Clyde 0-0, 8-3 on corners

 

 

 

1912-13 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Queen's Park Third Lanark 1-2

3 May Celtic v Clyde 1-0

 

Semi-final

6 May Third Lanark v Celtic 1-2

3 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 3-1

 

Final at Celtic Park

10 May Celtic v Rangers 3-2

 

 

 

1913-14 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Rangers v Clyde 2-1 at Celtic Park

2 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 2-1 at Hampden Park

 

Semi-final

9 May Third Lanark v Rangers 1-1, 4-3 corners

9 May Queen's Park v Celtic 0-3

 

Final at Hampden Park

12 May Celtic v Third Lanark 6-0

1914-15 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Queen's Park v Celtic 1-2

1 May Third Lanark v Clyde 1-0

 

Semi-final

4 May Third Lanark v Rangers 0-3

5 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 1-1, 4-3 on corners

 

Final at Ibrox Park

8 May Celtic v Rangers 3-2

1915-16 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Queen's Park v Third Lanark 2-1

3 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 3-1

 

Semi-final

6 May Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 4-0 at Ibrox Park

6 May Celtic v Rangers 3-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

13 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 2-0

 

 

 

1916-17 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

5 May Queen's Park v Clyde 1-0 at Celtic Park

5 May Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 3-1

 

Semi-final

12 May Queen's Park v Partick Thistle 4-1 at Cathkin Park

12 May Celtic v Rangers 2-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

19 May Celtic v Queen's Park 1-0

 

 

 

1917-18 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

11 May Queen's Park v Clyde 1-3

11 May Partick Thistle v Rangers 2-0 at Celtic Park

 

Semi-final

18 May Clyde v Partick Thistle 0-4

18 May Celtic v Third Lanark 2-1 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

25 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 2-0

1918-19 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

17 May Rangers v Third Lanark 3-0 at Hampden Park

17 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 2-2, 7-8 on corners

 

Semi-final

24 May Queen's Park v Celtic 3-1

24 May Rangers v Clyde 2-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

31 May Rangers v Queen's Park 2-1

 

 

 

1919-20 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

4 May Queen's Park v Third Lanark 2-0

5 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 4-0

 

Semi-final

8 May Queen's Park v Clyde 3-1

8 May Rangers v Celtic 1-2

 

Final at Hampden Park

15 May Celtic v Queen's Park 1-0

 

1920-21 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Rangers v Queen's Park 5-0

4 May Clyde v Third Lanark 3-1

 

Semi-final

7 May Rangers v Clyde 2-0 at Hampden Park

7 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 2-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

14 May Celtic v Rangers 2-0

 

 

 

1921-22 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Partick Thistle v Celtic 3-3 aet, 6-8 on corners

3 May Third Lanark v Clyde 3-2

 

Semi-final

6 May Queen's Park v Third Lanark 2-0 at Ibrox Park

6 May Rangers v Celtic 0-0, 10-6 on corners, at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

13 May Rangers v Queen's Park 3-1

1922-23 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Celtic v Clyde 1-1 aet, 5-4 on corners, at Firhill Park

2 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 3-3, PT won on toss of a coin

 

Semi-final

5 May Queen's Park v Partick Thistle 1-1, 7-6 on corners

5 May Celtic v Rangers 0-1 aet

 

Final at Ibrox Park

12 May Rangers v Queen's Park 4-0

1923-24 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Rangers v Clyde 3-0 at Celtic Park

3 May Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 4-1 at Hampden Park

 

Semi-final

6 May Queen's Park v Celtic 0-2

7 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 1-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

10 May Celtic v Rangers 2-1

 

 

 

1924-25 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Rangers v Third Lanark 4-1

2 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 1-2

 

Semi-final

5 May Clyde v Queen's Park 2-1 at Firhill Park

9 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 2-1 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Ibrox Park

16 May Rangers v Clyde 1-0

 

 

 

1925-26 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Rangers v Clyde 3-4

1 May Partick Thistle v Celtic 1-2

 

Semi-final

8 May Third Lanark v Celtic 0-2

8 May Queen's Park v Clyde 3-0

 

Final at Ibrox Park

15 May Celtic v Queen's Park 2-1

1926-27 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Rangers v Queen's Park 8-1

4 May Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 1-1, 3-0 on corners

 

Semi-final

7 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 4-1 at Ibrox Park

7 May Celtic v Rangers 1-4

 

Final at Hampden Park

14 May Partick Thistle v Rangers 6-3

 

 

 

1927-28 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 1-2

3 May Third Lanark v Clyde 3-1

 

Semi-final

5 May Celtic v Rangers 0-2

6 May Queen's Park v Third Lanark 3-0 at Firhill Park

 

Final at Celtic Park

12 May Rangers v Queen's Park 3-1

1928-29 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

4 May Queen's Park v Celtic 5-6 aet

4 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 2-1

 

Semi-final

7 May Rangers v Third Lanark 2-1 at Firhill Park

8 May Celtic v Clyde 3-1 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Firhill Park

11 May Rangers v Celtic 4-2

 

 

 

1929-30 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Queen's Park v Celtic 1-4

3 May Partick Thistle v Rangers 1-2

 

Semi-final

6 May Celtic v Clyde 1-0

7 May Rangers v Third Lanark 5-1

 

Final at Hampden Park

10 May Rangers v Celtic 2-2 aet, Rangers won on the toss of a coin

1930-31 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Rangers v Celtic 2-2, 3-1 on corners, at Hampden Park

2 May Third Lanark v Clyde 2-2 aet, 0-4 on corners, at Ibrox Park

 

Semi-final

5 May Queen's Park v Clyde 2-0

6 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 1-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

9 May Rangers v Queen's Park 2-1

 

 

 

1931-32 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Partick Thistle v Celtic 1-2

5 May Clyde v Third Lanark 1-1 aet, 0-1 on corners, at Hampden Park

 

Semi-final

7 May Rangers v Queen's Park 3-1

7 May Celtic v Third Lanark 1-2

 

Final at Hampden Park

14 May Rangers v Third Lanark 6-1

1932-33 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Celtic v Clyde 3-1

3 May Rangers v Third Lanark 3-1 aet

 

Semi-final

6 May Queen's Park v Celtic 3-2 aet

6 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 2-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

13 May Rangers v Queen's Park 1-0

 

 

 

1933-34 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 4-2

2 May Celtic v Clyde 2-1

 

Semi-final

5 May Celtic v Third Lanark 4-1 at Hampden Park

5 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 1-1, 7-4 on corners

 

Final at Hampden Park

12 May Rangers v Celtic 1-0

1934-35 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

4 May Rangers v Third Lanark 3-1

4 May Queen's Park v Clyde 1-1, 3-2 on corners

 

Semi-final

6 May Celtic v Queen's Park 1-4

6 May Partick Thistle v Rangers 1-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

11 May Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 2-1

 

 

 

1935-36 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 2-2, 6-4 on corners

2 May Rangers v Third Lanark 1-0

 

Semi-final

5 May Rangers v Clyde 1-0 at Cathkin Park

5 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 1-0 at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

9 May Celtic v Rangers 4-2

1936-37 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Rangers v Queen's Park 0-3

1 May Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 2-1

 

Semi-final

8 May Queen's Park v Partick Thistle 1-1, 5-4 on corners

8 May Celtic v Clyde 3-1

 

Final at Hampden Park

15 May Celtic v Queen's Park 4-3

 

 

 

1937-38 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Rangers v Clyde 4-1

4 May Queen's Park v Celtic 2-3

 

Semi-final

7 May Rangers v Third Lanark 1-0

7 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 3-2

 

Final at Hampden Park

14 May Celtic v Rangers 2-0

1938-39 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 0-1

2 May Celtic v Clyde 2-3

 

Semi-final

6 May Rangers v Queen's Park 2-1

6 May Third Lanark v Clyde 4-2

 

Final at Hampden Park

13 May Rangers v Third Lanark 0-0, 7-4 on corners

 

 

 

1939-40 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

18 May Celtic Third Lanark 3-2

21 May Clyde v Partick Thistle 1-2

 

Semi-final

22 May Rangers v Celtic 5-1

25 May Queen's Park v Clyde 2-2, 8-11 on corners

 

Final at Hampden Park

29 May Rangers v Clyde 1-1, 7-2 on corners

1940-41 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

20 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 7-5

21 May Queen's Park v Celtic 2-5

 

Semi-final

24 May Rangers v Third Lanark 3-1

24 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 1-2

 

Final at Hampden Park

31 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 3-0

 

 

 

1941-42 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

Original ballot

First round

Rangers v Queen's Park

Celtic v Partick Thistle

 

Semi-final

Clyde v Third Lanark

Celtic or Partick Thistle v Rangers or Queen's Park

 

Due to the postponement of the Southern League Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers until May the competition was redrawn

First round

25 Apr Celtic v Third Lanark 2-0

25 Apr Queen's Park v Rangers 0-1

 

Semi-final

12 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 2-2, 0-6 on corners

13 May Rangers v Celtic 2-1 (at Hampden)

 

Final at Hampden Park

16 May Rangers v Clyde 2-1

 

 

 

1942-43 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Celtic v Queen's Park 3-0

1 May Rangers v Clyde 1-2

 

Semi-final

15 May Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 2-3

15 May Celtic v Clyde 3-1

 

Final at Hampden Park

22 May Celtic v Third Lanark 3-0

 

 

 

1943-44 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

15 Apr Queen's Park v Celtic 1-4

15 Apr Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 4-2

 

Semi-final

13 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 3-0

13 May Celtic v Clyde 1-4

 

Final at Hampden Park

27 May Rangers v Clyde 2-1

1944-45 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 Apr Celtic v Third Lanark 5-0

28 Apr Rangers v Queen's Park 1-0

 

Semi-final

5 May Rangers v Clyde 4-0

5 May Partick Thistle v Celtic 1-1, 2-9 on corners

 

Final at Hampden Park

21 May Rangers v Celtic 2-1

 

 

 

1945-46 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 0-1

6 May Rangers v Queen's Park 4-1

 

Semi-final

8 May Clyde v Third Lanark 3-1

13 May Celtic v Rangers 1-3

 

Final at Hampden Park

8 June Rangers v Third Lanark 2-0

1946-47 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

23 Apr Clyde v Partick Thistle 1-4

30 Apr Queen's Park v Celtic 0-0, 1-6 on corners

 

Semi-final

5 May Celtic v Third Lanark 1-1, 7-2 on corners

7 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 4-0

 

Final at Ibrox Park

14 May Rangers v Celtic 1-0

 

 

 

1947-48 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Queen's Park v Third Lanark 0-4

1 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 4-1

 

Semi-final

4 May Celtic v Third Lanark 1-0

5 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 3-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

8 May Rangers v Celtic 2-0

1948-49 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

22 Apr Celtic v Queen's Park 0-0 aet, Celtic won on toss of a coin

30 Apr Partick Thistle v Clyde 3-1

 

Semi-final

2 May Celtic v Third Lanark 2-0 at Hampden Park

4 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 0-1

 

Final at Hampden Park

7 May Partick Thistle v Celtic 2-1

 

 

 

1949-50 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

29 Apr Celtic v Clyde 1-0

1 May Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 4-0

 

Semi-final

3 May Celtic v Third Lanark 1-0 at Hampden Park

3 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 4-0

 

Final at Hampden Park

6 May Celtic v Rangers 3-2

1950-51 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

23 Apr Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 1-1 PT won on toss of a coin

2 May Rangers v Celtic 2-1 at Hampden Park

 

Semi-final

4 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 1-0 at Celtic Park

5 May Third Lanark v Rangers 1-1 Rangers won on toss of a coin, at Hampden Park

 

Final at Hampden Park

7 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 2-0

 

 

 

1951-52 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 4-3

3 May Celtic v Clyde 0-0 Clyde won on toss of a coin

 

Semi-final

6 May Queen's Park v Clyde 4-6

7 May Rangers v Third Lanark 0-1

 

Final at Hampden Park

10 May Third Lanark v Clyde 2-2

 

Each club retained the trophy for six months

 

 

 

1952-53 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

27 Apr Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 2-2 QP won on toss of a coin

28 Apr Celtic v Clyde 4-0

 

Semi-final

2 May Celtic v Third Lanark 1-1 Celtic won on toss of a coin

3 May Rangers v Queen's Park 1-1 QP won on toss of a coin

 

Final at Hampden Park

9 May Celtic v Queen's Park 3-1

 

 

 

1953-54 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

28 Apr Third Lanark v Clyde 2-2 Thirds won on the toss of a coin

1 May Rangers v Celtic 1-0 at Hampden Park

 

Semi-final

3 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 1-1 Thirds won on the toss of a coin

3 May Queen's Park v Rangers 0-3

 

Final at Hampden Park

7 May Third Lanark v Rangers 1-0

1954-55 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

3 May Rangers v Third Lanark 3-1

3 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 1-2

 

Semi-final

7 May Queen's Park v Clyde 1-1 QP won on toss of a coin

7 May Celtic v Rangers 0-1

 

Final at Hampden Park

9 May Rangers v Queen's Park 3-1

 

 

 

1955-56 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

4 May Celtic v Clyde 4-1

5 May Rangers v Third Lanark 1-1 Thirds won on the toss of a coin

 

Semi-final

8 May Queen's Park v Partick Thistle 0-2

9 May Celtic v Third Lanark 0-0 Thirds won on the toss of a coin

 

Final at Hampden Park

12 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 4-2 (at Hampden)

1956-57 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

1 May Rangers v Celtic 1-0

1 May Partick Thistle v Third Lanark 1-1 Thirds won on the toss of a coin

 

Semi-final

4 May Queen's Park v Third Lanark 4-1

4 May Rangers v Clyde 2-0

 

Final at Ibrox Park

6 May Rangers v Queen's Park 2-1

 

 

 

1957-58 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Queen's Park v Third Lanark 3-1

3 May Celtic v Partick Thistle 1-0

 

Semi-final

8 May Clyde v Queen's Park 4-0

8 May Rangers v Celtic 1-1 Rangers won on toss of a coin

 

Final at Hampden Park

12 May Clyde v Rangers 4-0

1958-59 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

28 Apr Third Lanark v Clyde 1-3

30 Apr Partick Thistle v Queen's Park 3-1

 

Semi-final

2 May Rangers v Celtic 1-1 Celtic won on toss of a coin

2 May Partick Thistle v Clyde 1-3

 

Final at Hampden Park

9 May Celtic v Clyde 5-0

 

 

 

1959-60 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

2 May Third Lanark v Queen's Park 3-0

7 May Celtic v Clyde 3-3 Celtic won on toss of a coin

 

Semi-final

9 May Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 2-3

9 May Rangers v Celtic 1-1 Rangers won on toss of a coin

 

Final at Hampden Park

11 May Rangers v Partick Thistle 2-0

1960-61 Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup

First round

24 Apr Third Lanark v Partick Thistle 5-2

25 Apr Rangersv Clyde 3-4

 

Semi-final

1 May Celtic v Queen's Park 3-3 Celtic won on toss of a coin

1 May Third Lanark v Clyde 1-2

 

Final at Hampden Park

9 May Celtic v Clyde 1-1

 

Each club retained the trophy for six months and subsequently the competition was no longer competed for

 

Between 1962 and 1966 the trophy was competed for by a Glasgow Select and an invited English club, all the matches being played at Hampden Park

 

8 Aug 1962 Manchester United v Glasgow Select 4-2

7 Aug 1963 Glasgow Select v Manchester United 2-1

5 Aug 1964 Glasgow Select v Tottenham Hotspur 4-3

11 Aug 1965 Chelsea v Glasgow Select 3-0

10 Aug 1966 Glasgow Select v Leeds United 1-1

 

A match was planned for August 1967 against Arsenal but bad weather and difficulty in finding alternative dates meant it was never played