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Scottish Junior Cup
Founded 1886
Region  Scotland (Scottish Junior Football Association)
Number of teams 163
Current champions Auchinleck Talbot
Soccerball current event.svg Scottish Junior Cup 2008-09

The Scottish Junior Cup is a competition organised by the Scottish Junior Football Association. As of the 2006–07 season, 163 teams were registered to take part in the competition.

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Cup history

The Cup has been competed for since the 1886–87 season, when Fairfield Govan became the first winners of the competition. The SJFA purchased an exact replica in 2007, to replace the original which was showing its age.

The record attendance for a Junior Cup Final is 77,650 for the 1951 final between Petershill and Irvine Meadow XI.

From 2006–07 season the Winners of the Junior Cup Final will gain qualification to the First Round of the following season's Scottish Cup for senior football clubs.

Sponsorship

The cup's long-term sponsor, the OVD Demerara Rum company, who, as of 2006, had an eighteen year-long association with the competition, withdrew their backing before the start of the 2006–07 competition. Unlike most other sponsored contests whose names change often, OVD had become so ingrained into the Scottish Junior Cup that it was often simply referred to as the "OVD Junior Cup". The Scottish Junior Football Association announced in 2006 that they would provide the sponsorship and prize money themselves, meaning the cup will be known simply as the Scottish Junior Cup. A new sponsor was found during the 2006–07 competition for the Semi-Finals and Final - Scottish Citylink, a long distance coach operator. The competition is now sponsored by Emirates Airline, a deal announced in 2009.

Winners

External links

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