Aberdeenshire Cup

Fraserburgh lifting Aberdeenshire Cup 2012-13.jpg

The Aberdeenshire Cup is a Scottish football tournament for all senior clubs affiliated to the Aberdeenshire and District Football Association (ADFA), being clubs from the historic counties of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire. The Aberdeenshire Cup is currently sponsored by the Evening Express newspaper.

Aberdeen F.C. are the most successful team in the competition, having won it a record thirty-five times. The current champions are Formartine United after beating Cove Rangers 1–0 at Balmoor, Peterhead.

The competition was first held in 1887 and was organised by the ADFA which formed the same year.[1] The first members were Aberdeen, Orion, Caledonian, Aberdeen Athletic, Aberdeen Rovers, Aberdeen Rangers, Bon Accord, Black Diamond, Turriff Our Boys, Albert, Rosebery, Britannia, Granite City, Aberdeen City Wanderers and Balmoral. Dr Maitland Moir, honorary president, presented the ADFA with a cup which ultimately became the property of Aberdeen after their second win in 1889.[2] After this the ADFA bought a new trophy which was first presented after the final in 1890.[3][4] The whereabouts of the original trophy is currently unknown.

This page was last edited on 3 March 2018, at 01:32 (UTC).
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