Cup Finals

Below is a list of major competitive cup finals played in by United.



Saturday, May 17th, 2014
vs. St Johnstone
Celtic Park
(Lost 0 - 2)

Huge disappointment for the largest ever gathering of Arabs as United slumped to a 2-0 defeat to this seasons bogey team, St. John ...
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Saturday, May 15th, 2010
vs. Ross County
Hampden Park
(Won 3 - 0)

28000 Arabs watched on as United enjoyed Scottish Cup glory for the second time in their history, running out convincing 3-0 winne ...
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Saturday, May 28th, 2005
vs. Celtic
Hampden Park
(Lost 0 - 1)

Gordon Chisholm’s side were given a major boost prior to kick-off when Paul Ritchie was declared fit to play, and the Scotland int ...
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Saturday, May 21st, 1994
vs. Rangers
Hampden Park
(Won 1 - 0)

The Tannadice men finally dumped their Scottish Cup Final Hoodoo and also wrecked Rangers back to back treble hopes. The fact that ...
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Saturday, May 18th, 1991
vs. Motherwell
Hampden Park
(Lost 3 - 4)

The family Cup final was the label affixed to this Cup final with brother Tommy leading his side into battle against brother Jim a ...
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Saturday, May 14th, 1988
vs. Celtic
Hampden Park
(Lost 1 - 2)

The adage that lightning doesn't strike twice was disproved in our fifth Scottish Cup final appearance! Only three years have pass ...
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Saturday, May 16th, 1987
vs. St Mirren
Hampden Park
(Lost 0 - 1)

Our fourth Cup Final appearance in 13 years ended as all the previous ones - in defeat, but this was perhaps the bitterest pill of ...
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Saturday, May 18th, 1985
vs. Celtic
Hampden Park
(Lost 1 - 2)

A milestone was reached in Scottish football in 1985 when Hampden Park hosted the 100th Scottish Cup Final. Although the first fin ...
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Tuesday, May 12th, 1981
vs. Rangers
Hampden Park
(Lost 1 - 4)

United played in what was their only replayed Scottish Cup Final and what a disappointing night it turned out to be. United had go ...
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Saturday, May 9th, 1981
vs. Rangers
Hampden Park
(Drew 0 - 0)

United returned to Hampden Park for the clubs second ever Scottish Cup Final, and their second Final of the season having won the ...
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Saturday, May 4th, 1974
vs. Celtic
Hampden Park
(Lost 0 - 3)

United faced Celtic (fresh from completing 9 in a row league title wins) at Hampden Park in what was the Tannadice mens first ever ...
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Sunday, March 15th, 2015
vs. Celtic
Hampden Park
(Lost 0 - 2)

Nadir Ciftci was suspended after a second yellow card in the Semi Final win over Aberdeen which meant a first start since returnin ...
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Sunday, March 16th, 2008
vs. Rangers
Hampden Park
(Lost 2 - 3 on pens)

Dundee United were cruelly denied a famous victory after losing to Rangers in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the CIS Cup final at ...
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Sunday, November 30th, 1997
vs. Celtic
Ibrox
(Lost 0 - 3)

An afternoon best forgotten as we lost out for the second week running. Few suspected Celtic could repeat the emphatic victory of ...
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Sunday, October 28th, 1984
vs. Rangers
Hampden Park
(Lost 0 - 1)

It would be understating the case to say that the outcome of our latest cup demise at the hands of the Ibrox side was a disappoint ...
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Saturday, November 28th, 1981
vs. Rangers
Hampden Park
(Lost 1 - 2)

After winning the competition the previous two seasons, United travelled to the national stadium aiming to become only the second ...
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Saturday, December 6th, 1980
vs. Dundee
Dens Park
(Won 3 - 0)

An historic occasion in the City of Dundee's footballing history with Dens Park the venue for the Bell's League Cup Final as Unite ...
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Wednesday, December 12th, 1979
vs. Aberdeen
Dens Park
(Won 3 - 0)

United made two changes from the side that earned a draw in the first match at Hampden. Fleming and Kirkwood replaced Phillip and ...
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Saturday, December 8th, 1979
vs. Aberdeen
Hampden Park
(Drew 0 - 0)

The New Firm pairing defied awful underfoot conditions to entertain a sparsely occupied Hampden Park in the League Cup final. This ...
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Wednesday, May 20th, 1987
vs. IFK Gothenburg
Tannadice Park
(Drew 1 - 1)

The gala occasion of a European Final turned out to be a disappointment from our point of view in terms of result, but not as a sp ...
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Wednesday, May 6th, 1987
vs. IFK Gothenburg
Ullevi Stadium
(Lost 0 - 1)

Part one of the most important match in the Club's history ended, on the whole, satisfactorily. The Swedes, who have such an aweso ...
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Sunday, November 5th, 1995
vs. Stenhousemuir
McDiarmid Park
(Lost 4 - 5 on pens)

Both recent acquisitions were stripped for this Final with Ray McKinnon taking Jim Bett's place, whilst Jamie McQuilken was on the ...
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Saturday, May 4th, 1940
vs. Rangers
Hampden Park
(Lost 0 - 1)

The first appearance for thirty years of a Dundee club in a major final prompted a considerable number of Dundee supporters to tra ...
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Saturday, December 27th, 1913
vs. Albion Rovers
Tynecastle Park
(Lost 0 - 3)

The destination of the Qualifying Cup is at last settled. Albion Rovers had a surprisingly big victory over Dundee Hibs at Tynecas ...
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Saturday, December 20th, 1913
vs. Albion Rovers
Easter Road
(Drew 1 - 1)

Played at Easter Road in Leith, the gate drawings for the game were £90. Prentice was the goal scorer for Albion and ...
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Saturday, December 13th, 1913
vs. Albion Rovers
Tynecastle Park
(Drew 1 - 1)

The Qualifying Cup Final between Dundee Hibernian and Albion Rovers at Tynecastle furnished the usual medley of battle-scarred vet ...
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Saturday, December 20th, 1941
vs. Aberdeen
Pittodrie
(Lost 2 - 6)

The North-Eastern Cup final at Pittodrie, Aberdeen and a forces representative match in Glasgow supplemented the Southern League p ...
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Saturday, December 13th, 1941
vs. Aberdeen
Tannadice Park
(Won 4 - 1)

Twice the Dons have been soundly whipped at Tannadice this season, surely their bogy ground. Dundee United's 4-1 lead in Saturday' ...
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Saturday, May 23rd, 1942
vs. Aberdeen
Pittodrie
(Lost 1 - 3)

Aberdeen won the North-Eastern League Cup by defeating Dundee United by three goals to one after extra time in the second of the h ...
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Saturday, May 16th, 1942
vs. Aberdeen
Tannadice Park
(Won 4 - 3)

The first stage of the North-East League Cup final attracted just under 10,000 spectators at Dundee, where United beat Aberdeen 4- ...
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