Progression of Scotland association football caps record

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This is a progressive list of association footballers who have held or co-held the record for international caps for the Scotland national football team. The record is held by Kenny Dalglish with 102 caps. Dalglish is the only player to have appeared 100 or more times for Scotland, meaning that he is the only Scottish member of the FIFA Century Club.

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Criteria

For the early decades, counts of caps were often considered unreliable. RSSSF and IFFHS have spent much effort trying to produce definitive lists of full international matches, and corresponding data on players' international caps and goals. Using this data, the following records can be retrospectively produced. At the time, these records may not have been recognised.

The list begins with Joseph Taylor and Billy MacKinnon, who both appeared in the first six official internationals played by Scotland. [1]

Record

Player Cap Date Opponent Score Notes
Taylor, Joseph Joseph Taylor 6 25 Mar 1876  Wales 4–0 Friendly [1]
MacKinnon, Billy Billy MacKinnon 6 25 Mar 1876  Wales 4–0 Friendly [1]
MacKinnon, Billy Billy MacKinnon 7 3 Mar 1877  England 3–1 Friendly [1]
MacKinnon, Billy Billy MacKinnon 8 2 Mar 1878  England 7–2 Friendly [1]
MacKinnon, Billy Billy MacKinnon 9 5 Apr 1879  England 4–5 Friendly [1]
McNeil, Henry Henry McNeil [a 1] 9 12 Mar 1881  England 6–1 Friendly [2]
McNeil, Henry Henry McNeil 10 14 Mar 1881  Wales 5–1 Friendly [2]
Campbell, Charles Charles Campbell 10 25 Mar 1882  Wales 5–0 Friendly [2]
Campbell, Charles Charles Campbell 11 15 Mar 1884  England 1–0 1884 British Home Championship [2]
Campbell, Charles Charles Campbell 12 21 Mar 1885  England 1–1 1885 British Home Championship [2]
Campbell, Charles Charles Campbell 13 27 Mar 1886  England 1–0 1886 British Home Championship [2]
Arnott, Walter Walter Arnott 13 2 Apr 1892  England 1–4 1892 British Home Championship [3]
Arnott, Walter Walter Arnott 14 1 Apr 1893  England 2–5 1893 British Home Championship [3]
Drummond, Jock Jock Drummond 14 21 Mar 1903  Ireland 0–2 1903 British Home Championship [4]
Robertson, John Tait John Tait Robertson 14 26 Mar 1904  Ireland 1–1 1904 British Home Championship [4]
Smith, Alex Alex Smith 14 26 Mar 1904  Ireland 1–1 1904 British Home Championship [4]
Robertson, John Tait John Tait Robertson 15 9 Apr 1904  England 0–1 1904 British Home Championship [4]
Robertson, John Tait John Tait Robertson 16 6 Mar 1905  Wales 1–1 1905 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 16 1 Apr 1905  England 0–1 1905 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 17 17 Mar 1906  Ireland 1–0 1906 British Home Championship [4]
Smith, Alex Alex Smith 17 7 Apr 1906  England 2–1 1906 British Home Championship [4]
Smith, Alex Alex Smith 18 4 Mar 1907  Wales 1–0 1907 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 18 16 Mar 1907  Ireland 3–0 1907 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 19 6 Apr 1907  England 1–1 1907 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 20 7 Mar 1908  Wales 2–1 1908 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 21 14 Mar 1908  Ireland 5–0 1908 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 22 4 Apr 1908  England 1–1 1908 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 23 1 Mar 1909  Wales 2–3 1909 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 24 3 Apr 1909  England 0–2 1909 British Home Championship [4]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 25 2 Mar 1912  Wales 1–0 1912 British Home Championship [5]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 26 16 Mar 1912  Ireland 4–1 1912 British Home Championship [5]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 27 23 Mar 1912  England 1–1 1912 British Home Championship [5]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 28 3 Mar 1913  Wales 0–0 1913 British Home Championship [5]
Walker, Bobby Bobby Walker 29 5 Apr 1913  England 0–1 1913 British Home Championship [5]
Morton, Alan Alan Morton 29 31 Oct 1931  Wales 3–2 1932 British Home Championship [6]
Morton, Alan Alan Morton 30 9 Apr 1932  England 0–3 1932 British Home Championship [6]
Morton, Alan Alan Morton 31 8 May 1932  France 3–1 Friendly [6]
Young, George George Young 31 5 Apr 1952  England 1–2 1952 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 32 30 Apr 1952  United States 6–0 Friendly [7]
Young, George George Young 33 25 May 1952  Denmark 2–1 Friendly [7]
Young, George George Young 34 30 May 1952  Sweden 1–3 Friendly [7]
Young, George George Young 35 18 Oct 1952  Wales 2–1 1953 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 36 5 Nov 1952  Northern Ireland 1–1 1953 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 37 18 Apr 1953  England 2–2 1953 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 38 6 May 1953  Sweden 1–2 Friendly [7]
Young, George George Young 39 3 Oct 1953  Northern Ireland 3–1 1954 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 40 4 Nov 1953  Wales 3–3 1954 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 41 16 Oct 1954  Wales 1–0 1955 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 42 3 Nov 1954  Northern Ireland 2–2 1955 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 43 4 May 1955  Portugal 3–0 Friendly [7]
Young, George George Young 44 15 May 1955  Yugoslavia 2–2 Friendly [7]
Young, George George Young 45 8 Oct 1955  Northern Ireland 1–2 1956 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 46 9 Nov 1955  Wales 2–0 1956 British Home Championship [7]
Young, George George Young 47 14 Apr 1956  England 1–1 1956 British Home Championship [8]
Young, George George Young 48 2 May 1956  Austria 1–1 Friendly [8]
Young, George George Young 49 20 Oct 1956  Wales 2–2 1957 British Home Championship [8]
Young, George George Young 50 7 Nov 1956  Northern Ireland 1–0 1957 British Home Championship [8]
Young, George George Young 51 21 Nov 1956  Yugoslavia 2–0 Friendly [8]
Young, George George Young 52 6 Apr 1957  England 1–2 1957 British Home Championship [8]
Young, George George Young 53 8 May 1957  Spain 4–2 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification [8]
Young, George George Young [a 2] [9] [10] 54 19 May 1957   Switzerland 2–1 1958 FIFA World Cup qualification [8]
Law, Denis Denis Law 54 11 May 1974  Northern Ireland 1–2 1974 British Home Championship [11]
Law, Denis Denis Law 55 14 Jun 1974  Zaire 2–0 1974 FIFA World Cup [11]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 55 3 Jun 1978  Peru 1–3 1978 FIFA World Cup [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 56 7 Jun 1978  Iran 1–1 1978 FIFA World Cup [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 57 11 Jun 1978  Netherlands 3–2 1978 FIFA World Cup [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 58 20 Sep 1978  Austria 2–3 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 59 25 Oct 1978  Norway 3–2 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 60 29 Nov 1978  Portugal 0–1 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 61 19 May 1979  Wales 0–3 1979 British Home Championship [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 62 22 May 1979  Northern Ireland 1–0 1979 British Home Championship [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 63 26 May 1979  England 1–3 1979 British Home Championship [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 64 2 Jun 1979  Argentina 1–3 Friendly [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 65 7 Jun 1979  Norway 4–0 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 66 12 Jun 1979  Peru 1–1 Friendly [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 67 17 Oct 1979  Austria 1–1 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 68 21 Nov 1979  Belgium 0–2 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 69 19 Dec 1979  Belgium 1–3 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 70 26 Mar 1980  Portugal 4–1 UEFA Euro 1980 qualifying [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 71 16 May 1980  Northern Ireland 0–1 1980 British Home Championship [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 72 21 May 1980  Wales 1–0 1980 British Home Championship [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 73 24 May 1980  England 0–2 1980 British Home Championship [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 74 28 May 1980  Poland 0–1 Friendly [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 75 31 May 1980  Hungary 1–3 Friendly [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 76 10 Sep 1980  Sweden 1–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 77 15 Oct 1980  Portugal 0–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification [12]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 78 25 Feb 1981  Israel 1–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 79 9 Sep 1981  Sweden 2–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 80 14 Oct 1981  Northern Ireland 0–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 81 18 Nov 1981  Portugal 1–2 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 82 24 Feb 1982  Spain 0–3 Friendly [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 83 23 Mar 1982  Netherlands 2–1 Friendly [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 84 28 Apr 1982  Northern Ireland 1–1 1982 British Home Championship [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 85 24 May 1982  Wales 1–0 1982 British Home Championship [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 86 29 May 1982  England 0–1 1982 British Home Championship [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 87 15 Jun 1982  New Zealand 5–2 1982 FIFA World Cup [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 88 18 Jun 1982  Brazil 1–4 1982 FIFA World Cup [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 89 15 Dec 1982  Belgium 2–3 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 90 30 Mar 1983   Switzerland 2–2 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 91 21 Sep 1983  Uruguay 2–0 Friendly [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 92 12 Oct 1983  Belgium 1–1 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 93 16 Nov 1983  East Germany 1–2 UEFA Euro 1984 qualifying [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 94 12 Sep 1984  Yugoslavia 6–1 Friendly [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 95 17 Oct 1984  Iceland 3–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 96 14 Nov 1984  Spain 3–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 97 27 Mar 1985  Wales 0–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 98 16 Oct 1985  East Germany 0–0 Friendly [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 99 20 Nov 1985  Australia 2–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA–OFC play-off) [13]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 100 26 Mar 1986  Romania 3–0 Friendly [14]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 101 10 Sep 1986  Bulgaria 0–0 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying [14]
Dalglish, Kenny Kenny Dalglish 102 12 Nov 1986  Luxembourg 3–0 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying [14]

Notes:

  1. His surname is also spelt "McNiel".
  2. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation gives Young a cap total of 54, because it includes his appearance as a substitute in the match played against Switzerland on 15 May 1946. The Scottish Football Association does not include this appearance in their records.

See also

References

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