Northern Ireland - List of Gold Cup Winners


First played in 1911/12 after seven of the eight participating clubs left the Irish FA (only Linfield remained) and founded the New Irish FA. This new organisation introduced the Gold Cup. At the end of the season, the dissident clubs returned to the Irish FA and the tournament was not held 1912/13, but revived by the IFA in 1913/14. In the seasons 1915/16 to 1918/19 it was played in league format (with a playoff between the two teams topping the table in the first of these seasons).
1911/12 Belfast Celtic           2-0 Glentoran     
1912/13   not held     
1913/14 Distillery           0-0 3-2 Shelbourne   
1914/15 Shelbourne               1-0 Linfield
1915/16 Linfield                 2-0 Distillery              [playoff]
1916/17 Glentoran                    Distillery
1917/18 Linfield                     Glentoran
1918/19 Linfield                     Belfast Celtic
1919/20 Distillery               3-1 Glentoran      
1920/21 Linfield           
1921/22 Linfield           
1922/23 Cliftonville       
1923/24 Linfield                 1-0 Distillery    
1924/25 Distillery               2-0 Queen's Island
1925/26 Belfast Celtic           3-0 Cliftonville   
1926/27 Linfield                 3-2 Belfast Celtic       
1927/28 Linfield                 bt  Belfast Celtic       
1928/29 Linfield                 bt  Ards   
1929/30 Distillery         
1930/31 Linfield                 bt  Belfast Celtic      
1931/32 Coleraine                3-0 Ballymena United
1932/33 Cliftonville       
1933/34 Portadown                1-0 Glentoran 
1934/35 Belfast Celtic     
1935/36 Linfield                 3-0 Distillery    
1936/37 Linfield           
1937/38 Portadown          
1938/39 Belfast Celtic     
1939/40 Belfast Celtic     
1940/41 Belfast Celtic     
1941/42 Glentoran          
1942/43 Linfield           
1943/44 Belfast Celtic     
1944/45   not held     
1945/46 Belfast Celtic     
1946/47 Belfast Celtic     
1947/48 Belfast Celtic           2-0 Distillery      
1948/49 Linfield                 5-0 Glenavon
1949/50 Linfield                 3-2 Portadown
1950/51 Linfield                 5-1 Glentoran    
1951/52 Glentoran                2-1 Glenavon   
1952/53 Portadown                2-1 Linfield
1953/54 Ards                     2-1 Distillery       
1954/55 Glenavon                 3-2 Linfield
1955/56 Linfield                 3-0 Portadown
1956/57 Glenavon                 3-1 Derry City
1957/58 Linfield                 1-0 Glenavon
1958/59 Coleraine                1-0 Glentoran
1959/60 Linfield                 3-2 Portadown   
1960/61 Glentoran                4-2 Linfield
1961/62 Linfield                 4-0 Glentoran
1962/63 Glentoran                1-0 Coleraine
1963/64 Linfield             2-2 3-2 Glentoran
1964/65 Derry City               5-2 Crusaders
1965/66 Linfield                 6-0 Portadown
1966/67 Glentoran                5-2 Crusaders
1967/68 Linfield                 3-2 Ards
1968/69 Linfield             0-0 2-1 Glentoran
1969/70 Coleraine                1-0 Glentoran
1970/71 Linfield                 2-1 Glentoran
1971/72 Portadown                0-0 Ards                    [Portadown on pen]
1972/73 Linfield                 2-0 Portadown
1973/74 Ards                     4-1 Bangor
1974/75 Ballymena United         3-2 Glentoran
1975/76 Coleraine                2-1 Ballymena United 
1976/77 Glentoran                5-1 Linfield
1977/78 Glentoran                3-1 Glenavon
1978/79 Portadown                2-1 Cliftonville
1979/80 Linfield                 2-1 Ballymena United 
1980/81 Cliftonville             2-1 Linfield
1981/82 Linfield                 1-1 Ballymena United        [aet, Linfield on pen]
1982/83 Glentoran                2-0 Linfield
1983/84 Linfield                 3-1 Glentoran
1984/85 Linfield                 3-1 Glentoran
1985/86 Crusaders                3-1 Linfield
1986/87 Glentoran                3-2 Linfield
1987/88 Linfield                 3-0 Newry Town
1988/89 Linfield                 1-0 Portadown
1989/90 Linfield                 2-0 Portadown
1990/91 Glenavon                 2-1 Portadown
1991/92 Glentoran                1-0 Cliftonville
1992/93 Portadown                1-0 Cliftonville
1993/94 Distillery               4-3 Bangor                  [aet]
1994/95 Glentoran                1-1 Crusaders               [aet, Glentoran on pen]
1995/96 Crusaders                1-0 Linfield
1996/97 Linfield                 1-0 Glenavon
1997/98 Glenavon                 4-2 Coleraine
1998/99 Glentoran                3-1 Portadown
1999/00 Glentoran                4-2 Linfield
2000/01 Glentoran                4-3 Coleraine

NB: apparently not held since 2001.

Number of Wins (88)

34 Linfield 

14 Glentoran 

11 Belfast Celtic 

 6 Portadown 

 5 Distillery 

 4 Coleraine 
   Glenavon 

 3 Cliftonville 

 2 Ards 
   Crusaders 

 1 Ballymena United 
   Derry City 
   Shelbourne 


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