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The Texaco Cup was an association football competition that involved clubs from England, Ireland and Scotland which had not qualified for European competitions. Irish clubs withdrew from the competition after 1971-72 due to political pressure,[1] and in 1973-74 and 1974-75 competed in a separate Texaco (All-Ireland) Cup.[2] The tournament was sponsored by American petroleum giant Texaco, who owned and operated service stations in the United Kingdom and Ireland at the time. In the first two season sixteen clubs (six from England, six from Scotland and four from Ireland) entered. Attendances for many sides were comparable to those for European matches and Scottish clubs fared well against their English counterparts. However, from 1973 onwards, English sides dominated, causing all-English fixtures which spectators found unattractive and stayed away.

The cup became the Anglo-Scottish Cup from 1975 after the withdrawal of Texaco's sponsorship.


Season Winners Runners-up Aggregate score
1970–71 England Wolverhampton Wanderers Scotland Heart of Midlothian 3–2
1971–72 England Derby County Scotland Airdrieonians 2–1
1972–73 England Ipswich Town England Norwich City 4–2
1973–74 England Newcastle United England Burnley 2–1
1974–75 England Newcastle United England Southampton 3–1

NB Finals played over two legs except in 1973–74, aggregate score given.

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Simple English

The Texaco Cup was an association football competition in England.


Finals played over two legs except 1973-74, aggregate score given.

1971Wolverhampton Wanderers3-2Heart of Midlothian
1972Derby County2-1Airdrieonians
1973Ipswich Town4-2Norwich City
1974Newcastle United2-1BurnleyPortadown5-3Bohemian
1975Newcastle United3-1SouthamptonWaterford1-0Linfield


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