List of Scotland international footballers

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Scotland (in blue) in action against The Netherlands at UEFA Euro 1996

The Scotland national football team is the joint-oldest international football team, having played in the first official international match, a goalless draw on 30 November 1872 against England. [1] Since then, the team has established a long-standing rivalry with England, particularly in the annual British Home Championship, which Scotland won 24 times outright and shared a further 17 times. [2] The team has enjoyed less success in continental and global competition. Even though Scotland has participated in eight FIFA World Cup and two UEFA European Championship final tournaments, [3] the team has never progressed beyond the first round of any major tournament. [3]

Scotland national football team Mens association football team representing Scotland

The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It competes in the three major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League and the UEFA European Championship. Scotland, as a country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete in the Olympic Games. The majority of Scotland's home matches are played at the national stadium, Hampden Park.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

England national football team Mens association football team representing England

The England national football team represents England in senior men's international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football in England. It competes in the three major international tournaments; the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. England, as a country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete at the Olympic Games.

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Kenny Dalglish, the only man to have won more than 100 caps for Scotland, was the only Scottish player named in the FIFA 100. [4] Denis Law, who shares with Dalglish the record for the most goals scored for the national team, is the only Scottish player to have won the European Footballer of the Year award. [5]

Kenny Dalglish Scottish association football player and manager

Sir Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish is a Scottish former football player and manager. He made over three hundred appearances for both Celtic and Liverpool and earned over one hundred caps for the Scotland national team. Dalglish won the Ballon d'Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 and 1983. In 2009, FourFourTwo named Dalglish the greatest striker in post-war British football, and in 2006, he topped a Liverpool fans' poll of "100 Players Who Shook the Kop". He has been inducted into both the Scottish and English Football Halls of Fame.

FIFA 100

The FIFA 100 is a list of the world-renowned Brazilian striker Pelé's choice of the "greatest living footballers". Unveiled on 4 March 2004 at a gala ceremony in London, England, the FIFA 100 marked part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body of football.

Denis Law Scottish footballer

Denis Law is a Scottish former footballer who played as a forward. His career as a football player began at Second Division Huddersfield Town in 1956. After four years at Huddersfield, he was signed by Manchester City for an estimated transfer fee of £55,000, which set a new British record. Law spent one year there before Torino bought him for £110,000, this time setting a new record fee for a transfer involving a British player. Although he played well in Italy, he found it difficult to settle there and signed for Manchester United in 1962, setting another British record transfer fee of £115,000.

This list includes all players with 25 or more appearances for the national team. When a player reaches that landmark, they are presented with a commemorative medal. [6] The Scottish Football Association also maintains a roll of honour for players who have won at least 50 caps. [7] This distinction was launched in March 1998, when 11 players had already achieved that mark. [7]

Scottish Football Association governing body of association football in Scotland

The Scottish Football Association is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the Scottish Football Union, which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s.

List of players

Key
*Still active for the national team
Caps Appearances
WCAppearances at FIFA World Cups
ECAppearances at UEFA European Championships
PosPositions
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward
As of 23:19, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Darren Fletcher became Scotland's youngest captain for nearly 120 years when he led the team against Estonia in 2004 Darren Fletcher vs Everton (cropped).jpg
Darren Fletcher became Scotland's youngest captain for nearly 120 years when he led the team against Estonia in 2004
Stuart McCall (in blue), pictured playing for Scotland against The Netherlands during UEFA Euro 1996 Mccall scotland.jpg
Stuart McCall (in blue), pictured playing for Scotland against The Netherlands during UEFA Euro 1996
Ally McCoist scored 19 times for Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame Ally McCoist 1994.jpg
Ally McCoist scored 19 times for Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame
John Wark won 29 caps and represented Scotland in the 1982 FIFA World Cup John Wark.jpg
John Wark won 29 caps and represented Scotland in the 1982 FIFA World Cup
PlayerRefPosCapsGoalsFirst capLast capWCECOther roles
Kenny Dalglish [8] FW1023019711986 1974
1978
1982
Captain
Jim Leighton [9] GK910198219981982
1986
1990
1998
1996 Captain
Darren Fletcher [10] MF80520032017Captain
Alex McLeish [11] DF770198019931982
1986
1990
Captain
Manager
Paul McStay [12] MF769198319971986
1990
1992 Captain
Tom Boyd [13] DF7211990200119981992
1996
Captain
Kenny Miller [14] FW691820012013Captain
David Weir [15] DF691199820101998Captain
Christian Dailly [16] DF676199720081998Captain
Willie Miller [17] DF651197519891982
1986
Captain
Danny McGrain [18] DF620197319821974
1982
Captain
Richard Gough [19] DF616198319931986
1990
1992Captain
Ally McCoist [20] FW61191985199819901992
1996
Captain
John Collins [21] MF581219881999 1990
1998
1996
Roy Aitken [22] MF57119791991 1986
1990
Captain
Gary McAllister [23] MF5751990199919901992
1996
Captain
Scott Brown [24] MF55420052017Captain
Gary Caldwell [25] DF55220022013Captain
Denis Law [26] FW5530195819741974Captain
Maurice Malpas [27] DF550198419921986
1990
1992Captain
Billy Bremner [28] MF543196519751974Captain
Craig Gordon * [29] GK54020032018
Graeme Souness [30] MF544197419861978
1982
1986
Captain
George Young [31] DF54019461957Captain
Kevin Gallacher [32] FW5391988200119981992
1996
Captain
Alan Rough [33] GK530197619861978
1982
1986
Joe Jordan [34] FW5211197319821974
1978
1982
Colin Hendry [35] DF5131993200119981996Captain
Asa Hartford [36] MF505197219821978
1982
Captain
Alan Hutton [37] DF50020072016
Gordon Strachan [38] MF505198019921982
1986
Captain
Manager
Steven Naismith * [39] FW49920072018
Bobby Evans [40] DF48019481960 1954
1958
Captain
James McFadden [41] FW481520022010
Shaun Maloney [42] MF47720052016
Craig Burley [43] MF4631995200319981996Captain
James Morrison [44] MF46320082017Captain
Gary Naysmith [45] DF46120002009
Barry Ferguson [46] MF45319982009Captain
John Greig [47] DF44319641975Captain
Gordon Durie [48] FW437198719981990
1998
1992
1996
Archie Gemmill [49] MF438197119811978Captain
Andy Goram [50] GK430198519981986
1990
1992
1996
Charlie Mulgrew * [51] DF43320122019Captain
Allan McGregor [52] GK42020072018
Christophe Berra [53] DF41420082017
Graham Alexander [54] DF40020022009
Eric Caldow [55] DF404195719631958Captain
Paul Lambert [56] MF401199520031998Captain
Stuart McCall [57] MF4011990199819901992
1996
Stewart McKimmie [58] DF4011989199619901992
1996
Sandy Jardine [59] DF381197019791974
1978
Captain
Mo Johnston [60] FW3814198419911990
Lawrie Reilly [61] FW382219481957
Colin Calderwood [62] DF3611995199919981996
Willie Donachie [63] DF350197219781974
1978
David Narey [64] DF351197719881982
1986
Jim Baxter [65] MF34319601967Captain
Martin Buchan [66] DF340197219781974
1978
Captain
Steven Fletcher * [67] FW331020082018
Jackie McNamara [68] DF330199620051998Captain
Frank Gray [69] DF321197619831982
James McArthur [70] MF32420102017
Steven Pressley [71] DF32020002006Captain
Andrew Robertson * [72] DF32320142019Captain
Bobby Collins [73] MF3110195019651958
James Forrest * [74] MF31520112019
David Marshall * [75] GK31020042019
Alan Morton [76] FW31519201932Captain
Steven Whittaker [77] DF31020092016
Brian McClair [78] FW302198619931992
Gordon McQueen [79] DF305197419811974
1978
Captain
Billy Steel [80] FW301219471953
Ikechi Anya [81] MF29320132017
Grant Hanley [82] MF29120112018
Willie Henderson [83] FW29519621971
Billy Liddell [84] FW29819421955
Russell Martin [85] FW29020112017
Billy McKinlay [86] MF2941993199819981996
Billy McNeill [87] DF29319611972Captain
Bobby Walker [88] FW29819001913
John Wark [89] MF297197919841982
Bill Brown [90] GK280195819651958
Colin Cameron [91] MF28219992004
Darren Jackson [92] FW2841995199819981996
Ronnie McKinnon [93] DF28119651971
Pat Nevin [94] FW285198619961992
John Robertson [95] MF288197819831978
1982
Neil Sullivan [96] GK280199720031998
Andy Webster [97] DF28120032013
Steve Archibald [98] FW274198019861982
1986
Barry Bannan * [99] MF27020102017
David Hay [100] MF270197019741974Captain
Dave McPherson [101] DF2701989199319901992
Steve Nicol [102] DF270198419911986
Robert Snodgrass * [103] MF27720112019
Charlie Adam [104] MF26020072015
Jim Bett [105] MF261198219901986
1990
Billy Dodds [106] FW26719962001
Scot Gemmill [107] MF2611995200319981996
Alan Hansen [108] DF260197919871982
Don Hutchison [109] FW26619992003
Neil McCann [110] MF26319982005
Stephen McManus [111] DF26220062010Captain
Jimmy Cowan [112] GK25019481952
Sammy Cox [113] DF25019481954Captain
Stevie Crawford [114] FW25419952004
Tommy Docherty [115] DF251195119591954
1958
Captain
Manager
Paul Hartley [116] MF25120052010

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  8. Kenny Dalglish at the Scottish Football Association
  9. Jim Leighton at the Scottish Football Association
  10. Darren Fletcher at the Scottish Football Association
  11. Alex McLeish at the Scottish Football Association
  12. Paul McStay at the Scottish Football Association
  13. Thomas Boyd at the Scottish Football Association
  14. Kenny Miller at the Scottish Football Association
  15. David Weir at the Scottish Football Association
  16. Christian Dailly at the Scottish Football Association
  17. Willie Miller at the Scottish Football Association
  18. Danny McGrain at the Scottish Football Association
  19. Richard Gough at the Scottish Football Association
  20. Ally McCoist at the Scottish Football Association
  21. John Collins at the Scottish Football Association
  22. Roy Aitken at the Scottish Football Association
  23. Gary McAllister at the Scottish Football Association
  24. Scott Brown at the Scottish Football Association
  25. Gary Caldwell at the Scottish Football Association
  26. Denis Law at the Scottish Football Association
  27. Maurice Malpas at the Scottish Football Association
  28. Billy Bremner at the Scottish Football Association
  29. Craig Gordon at the Scottish Football Association
  30. Graeme Souness at the Scottish Football Association
  31. George Young at the Scottish Football Association
  32. Kevin Gallacher at the Scottish Football Association
  33. Alan Rough at the Scottish Football Association
  34. Joe Jordan at the Scottish Football Association
  35. Colin Hendry at the Scottish Football Association
  36. Asa Hartford at the Scottish Football Association
  37. Alan Hutton at the Scottish Football Association
  38. Gordon Strachan at the Scottish Football Association
  39. Steven Naismith at the Scottish Football Association
  40. Bobby Evans at the Scottish Football Association
  41. James McFadden at the Scottish Football Association
  42. Shaun Maloney at the Scottish Football Association
  43. Craig Burley at the Scottish Football Association
  44. James Morrison at the Scottish Football Association
  45. Gary Naysmith at the Scottish Football Association
  46. Barry Ferguson at the Scottish Football Association
  47. John Greig at the Scottish Football Association
  48. Gordon Durie at the Scottish Football Association
  49. Archie Gemmill at the Scottish Football Association
  50. Andy Goram at the Scottish Football Association
  51. Charlie Mulgrew at the Scottish Football Association
  52. Allan McGregor at the Scottish Football Association
  53. Christophe Berra at the Scottish Football Association
  54. Graham Alexander at the Scottish Football Association
  55. Eric Caldow at the Scottish Football Association
  56. Paul Lambert at the Scottish Football Association
  57. Stuart McCall at the Scottish Football Association
  58. Stewart McKimmie at the Scottish Football Association
  59. Sandy Jardine at the Scottish Football Association
  60. Mo Johnston at the Scottish Football Association
  61. Lawrie Reilly at the Scottish Football Association
  62. Colin Calderwood at the Scottish Football Association
  63. Willie Donachie at the Scottish Football Association
  64. Dave Narey at the Scottish Football Association
  65. Jim Baxter at the Scottish Football Association
  66. Martin Buchan at the Scottish Football Association
  67. Steven Fletcher at the Scottish Football Association
  68. Jackie McNamara at the Scottish Football Association
  69. Frank Gray at the Scottish Football Association
  70. James McArthur at the Scottish Football Association
  71. Steven Pressley at the Scottish Football Association
  72. Andy Robertson at the Scottish Football Association
  73. Bobby Collins at the Scottish Football Association
  74. James Forrest at the Scottish Football Association
  75. David Marshall at the Scottish Football Association
  76. Alan Morton at the Scottish Football Association
  77. Steven Whittaker at the Scottish Football Association
  78. Brian McClair at the Scottish Football Association
  79. Gordon McQueen at the Scottish Football Association
  80. Billy Steel at the Scottish Football Association
  81. Ikechi Anya at the Scottish Football Association
  82. Grant Hanley at the Scottish Football Association
  83. Willie Henderson at the Scottish Football Association
  84. Billy Liddell at the Scottish Football Association
  85. Russell Martin at the Scottish Football Association
  86. Billy McKinlay at the Scottish Football Association
  87. Billy McNeill at the Scottish Football Association
  88. Robert Walker at the Scottish Football Association
  89. John Wark at the Scottish Football Association
  90. Bill Brown at the Scottish Football Association
  91. Colin Cameron at the Scottish Football Association
  92. Darren Jackson at the Scottish Football Association
  93. Ronnie McKinnon at the Scottish Football Association
  94. Pat Nevin at the Scottish Football Association
  95. John N Robertson at the Scottish Football Association
  96. Neil Sullivan at the Scottish Football Association
  97. Andy Webster at the Scottish Football Association
  98. Steve Archibald at the Scottish Football Association
  99. Barry Bannan at the Scottish Football Association
  100. David Hay at the Scottish Football Association
  101. Dave McPherson at the Scottish Football Association
  102. Steve Nicol at the Scottish Football Association
  103. Robert Snodgrass at the Scottish Football Association
  104. Charles Adam at the Scottish Football Association
  105. Jim Bett at the Scottish Football Association
  106. Billy Dodds at the Scottish Football Association
  107. Scot Gemmill at the Scottish Football Association
  108. Alan Hansen at the Scottish Football Association
  109. Don Hutchison at the Scottish Football Association
  110. Neil McCann at the Scottish Football Association
  111. Stephen McManus at the Scottish Football Association
  112. Jimmy Cowan at the Scottish Football Association
  113. Sammy Cox at the Scottish Football Association
  114. Stephen Crawford at the Scottish Football Association
  115. Tommy Docherty at the Scottish Football Association
  116. Paul Hartley at the Scottish Football Association