World Cup 2010: The oldest trophy in the world

Interview by Ben Miller | 21 June 2010
A photo of a siler football trophy against a black background

Richard McBrearty, Curator, Scottish Football Museum:

"This is the Scottish Cup - the oldest national football trophy in the world. It is one of the crown jewels in the museum's collection and would be my favourite item.

"It actually leaves the museum for about 30 minutes each year, on Cup Final day. It is presented to the winning team in front of the spectators and is later swapped for a replica trophy, after the lap of honour, when the winning team comes back into the dressing room area. The winning team actually take a replica of the original trophy onto the coach when they leave the stadium.

"It is one of my more unusual jobs working for the museum - to ensure that the trophies are swapped over outside the winning team dressing room."

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