Edinburgh Derby

Edinburgh Derby

The Edinburgh derby is an informal title given to any football match played between Scottish clubs Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) and Hibernian (Hibs), the two professional clubs based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The two clubs have a fierce rivalry that dates back to the clubs being founded in the mid-1870s, which makes it one of the longest running rivalries in world football. The first match between the clubs was played on the Meadows on Christmas Day 1875.

The matches are normally played at either Easter Road or Tynecastle. It is currently played three or four times a year in the Scottish Premier League, depending on whether both teams finish in the same half of the table after the league splits near the end of the season.

The teams sometimes also play against one another in cup tournaments such as the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup. The clubs have met twice in Scottish Cup Finals, in 1896 and in 2012. The 1896 Scottish Cup Final was the only Scottish Cup Final played outside Glasgow, and was won 3–1 by Hearts; while the 2012 Scottish Cup Final was won 5–1 by Hearts.

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