2005 Scottish League Cup Final

2005 Scottish League Cup Final
Event2004–05 Scottish League Cup
Date20 March 2005
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeMike McCurry

The 2005 Scottish League Cup Final was played on 20 March 2005 at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 58th Scottish League Cup. The final was contested by Rangers and Motherwell. Rangers won the match 5–1, with goals from Maurice Ross, Fernando Ricksen, Nacho Novo and a double from Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

The match was popularly known as "The Cooper Final",[1] in honour of Davie Cooper, who was a prominent player for both clubs. Cooper had died almost 10 years to the day before the 2005 League Cup Final was played.

Match details[]

Rangers5 – 1Motherwell
Ross Goal 5'
Kyrgiakos Goal 9'86'
Ricksen Goal 33'
Novo Goal 48'
Report Partridge Goal 13'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,182
Referee: Mike McCurry
GK 25 Netherlands Ronald Waterreus
RB 21 Scotland Maurice Ross
CB 16 Greece Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 12 Scotland Robert Malcolm
LB 18 England Michael Ball
RM 2 Netherlands Fernando Ricksen (c)
CM 6 Scotland Barry Ferguson
CM 4 Belgium Thomas Buffel
LM 24 France Grégory Vignal Substituted off 79'
CF 9 Croatia Dado Pršo
CF 10 Spain Nacho Novo Substituted off 84'
GK 30 Scotland Graeme Smith
DF 15 Georgia (country) Zurab Khizanishvili
MF 8 Scotland Alex Rae Substituted in 79'
MF 26 Denmark Peter Løvenkrands
FW 19 Scotland Steven Thompson Substituted in 84'
Scotland Alex McLeish
GK 1 Scotland Gordon Marshall
RB 2 Scotland Martyn Corrigan
CB 5 Northern Ireland Stephen Craigan
CB 14 Wales David Partridge
LB 3 Scotland Steven Hammell
RM 17 Scotland Kevin McBride Substituted off 83'
CM 8 Scotland Scott Leitch (c)
CM 10 Scotland Phil O'Donnell
LM 18 Scotland Jim Paterson Substituted off 65'
CF 7 Australia Scott McDonald
CF 9 Republic of Ireland Richie Foran Substituted off 65'
GK 15 Scotland Barry John Corr
DF 19 Scotland Paul Quinn Substituted in 83'
DF 24 Scotland Marc Fitzpatrick Substituted in 65'
MF 21 Scotland Shaun Fagan
FW 12 Scotland David Clarkson Substituted in 65'
England Terry Butcher