Hibs in the Scottish Cup – Since 1902


Apologies in advance to Hibs fans, but I’m sure it will still make interesting reading for you.

Hibs face Ayr United in the Scottish Cup quarter-final tomorrow, as they continue what will be their 98th attempt at winning the Scottish Cup since their last success in 1902.  25 different clubs have eliminated them from the cup since that last victory, including tomorrow’s opponents Ayr, who beat them last year.  Their most frequent conquerors have been Rangers and Aberdeen, who have both knocked Hibs out 13 times since that 1902 victory.  Hibs have played in 8 finals since 1902, without winning any of them.

To properly look at the graph, you’ll probably have to click on it twice to enlarge it.  It should be “zoomable”.  The graph shows the performance of Hibs in the Scottish Cup since they last won it in 1902.  The bottom of the bars represent the round where Hibs entered, while the the top of the bars represent the stage where they were eliminated.  The names of the earlier rounds have changed a few times in the intervening period, so I have simply named them “Last 64”, “Last 32” and “Last 16” for simplicity.  The badges included are those of the clubs who eliminated Hibs (Armadale FC didn’t appear to have a badge, so I’ve put their name in instead).

This is the first time I’ve really delved into the world of infographics, and I am not a graphic designer or anything of the sort, so apologies for the rather “rustic” look of the axes and badges.  I also have a badge free version if anyone would rather see that.


EDIT: The 2012 final has now been added.

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