1963 British League Cup

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1963 British League Cup
Country Great Britain
Teams 16
Champions Celtic
Runners-up West Bromwich Albion
Matches played 16
Goals scored 40 (2.5 per match)

The 1963 British League Cup was the _th of the British League Cup, a cup competition for the teams competing in Britain. This was the fifth time that all of the teams came from the British Football League and would be the last time before the tournament expanded to include second division clubs. The competition was initially going to be held from January-March 1963 but due to the Big Freeze of 1963 that had occurred, the tournament had most of their matches delayed until late January and early February.

First round[edit | edit source]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Wrexham 1–3 Hearts 9 January 1963
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Sheffield Wednesday 29 January 1963
3 West Ham United 1–3 West Bromwich Albion 4 February 1963
4 Aberdeen 1–2 Middlesbrough 4 February 1963
5 Arsenal 1–2 Celtic 30 January 1963
6 Rangers 2–0 Linfield 4 February 1963
7 Kilmarnock 1–0 Blackpool 11 February 1963
8 Glentoran 2–3 Tottenham Hotspur 16 January 1963

Quarter Finals[edit | edit source]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 Kilmarnock 9 March 1963
2 West Bromwich Albion 3–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 March 1963
3 Rangers 1–0 Middlesbrough 9 March 1963
4 Celtic 2–0 Hearts 9 March 1963

Semi Finals[edit | edit source]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Date
1 Kilmarnock 0–3 West Bromwich Albion 16 March 1963
2 Celtic 2–0 Rangers 16 March 1963

Final[edit | edit source]

The final was played on the 20 April, at Wembley Stadium with Celtic who defeated West Bromwich Albion 1-0 in the final.

20 April
15:00 BST
West Bromwich Albion 0–1 Celtic
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 72,255
Referee: Ken Aston

External Links[edit | edit source]

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