History comes to life today in Scotland and England as 4 teams battle it out to win their respective national football tournament.
The Scottish Cup was first held in 1873. The trophy presented to the winner of the competition is the oldest in association football and the oldest national trophy in the world. The first team to win the Scottish cup was Queen’s Park in March 1874.
The first ever Scottish cup game was won by Kilmarnock, who beat opposition Renton 2 – 0.
The most successful club in this competition is Celtic, who have won the worlds oldest trophy 36 times.
The Football Association Challenge Cup ( commonly known as the FA cup ) is the oldest association football tournament in the world. The inaugural tournament was held in 1971.
Arsenal were the winners of the 1971 tournament.
Arsenal and Manchester United are joint leaders of the record number of tournament wins. Both sides have 11 FA Cup wins to their name.