Scotland national football team 1872–1914 results

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The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international association football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It is the joint-oldest national football team in the world, alongside England, Scotland's opponents in what is now recognised as the world's first international football match, which took place at Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow in November 1872. [1] Prior to this, a series of matches had been played between teams representing the two countries, but the Scottish team was drawn almost entirely from players based in and around London and these games are now not regarded as full international matches. [2] The lack of involvement by players from Scottish clubs in these matches led to some controversy, which was resolved when The Football Association arranged to send a team to play in Glasgow, where the English players took on a Scotland team composed entirely of players from the Queen's Park club. [1]

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 constituent 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.

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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.

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Between 1872 and 1914, when competitive football was interrupted by the First World War, Scotland played 113 international matches, resulting in 70 victories, 23 draws and 20 defeats. This total does not include a match in 1902 which was declared void after a disaster at Ibrox Park in which 25 spectators died. Scotland played an annual friendly against England each year until 1883, and added a regular game against Wales in 1876. These two teams remained Scotland's only opponents until the British Home Championship was instituted in 1884, consisting of a round-robin tournament between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. [3] Of the 31 tournaments staged prior to the war, Scotland won 10 outright and 6 jointly. [3] Scotland's 110 defeat of Ireland in 1901 is the national team's biggest win, [4] and the 6–1 victory over England at Kennington Oval in 1881 remains the team's biggest win away to fierce rivals England. [5] Scotland's games with England during this period drew extremely large crowds, with five matches prior to the First World War attracting crowds of over 100,000 spectators. The compilers of the World Football Elo Ratings retrospectively consider Scotland to have been ranked at number 1 during much of the early period of international football. [6]

1902 Ibrox disaster

The 1902 Ibrox disaster was the collapse of a stand at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland which led to the deaths of 25 and injuries to more than 500 supporters during an international association football match between Scotland and England on 5 April 1902.

Exhibition game sporting event wherein the result has no external impact

An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are often used to help coaches and managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of a league season or tournament. If the players usually play in different teams in other leagues, exhibition games offer an opportunity for the players to learn to work with each other. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team.

Wales national football team mens association football team representing Wales

The Wales national football team represents Wales in international football. It is controlled by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the governing body for football in Wales and the third-oldest national football association in the world.

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Results

Scotland's score is shown first in each case.

DateVenueOpponentsScoreCompetitionScotland scorersAtt.Ref.
30 November 1872 Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly 3,000 [7]
8 March 1873 Kennington Oval, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly Henry Renny-Tailyour, William Gibb 3,000 [7]
7 March 1874 Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly Frederick Anderson, Angus MacKinnon 7,000 [7]
6 March 1875 Kennington Oval, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly Henry McNeil, Peter Andrews 2,000 [7]
4 March 1876 Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly Billy MacKinnon, Henry McNeil, Thomas Highet 15,000 [7]
25 March 1876 Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly John Ferguson, Jimmy Lang, Billy MacKinnon, Henry McNeil 17,000 [7]
3 March 1877 Kennington Oval, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly John Ferguson (2), James Richmond 2,000 [7]
5 March 1877 Acton Park, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly Own goal, Charles Campbell 4,000 [7]
2 March 1878 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly John McDougall (3), John McGregor, Henry McNeil (2), Billy MacKinnon 10,000 [7]
23 March 1878 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly Peter Campbell (2), Jerry Weir (2), John Ferguson (2), John Baird, James Watson, Jimmy Lang 6,000 [7]
5 April 1879 Kennington Oval, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly Billy MacKinnon (2), John McDougall, John Smith 4,500 [7]
7 April 1879 Acton Park, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly John Smith (2), Peter Campbell 2,000 [7]
13 March 1880 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly George Ker (3), John Baird, John Kay 12,000 [7]
27 March 1880 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly David Davidson, William Beveridge, Joseph Lindsay, J. McAdam, John Campbell 2,000 [7]
12 March 1881 Kennington Oval, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly John Smith (3), George Ker (2), David Hill 8,500 [5]
14 March 1881 Acton Park, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly George Ker (2), Henry McNeil, two own goals 1,500 [5]
11 March 1882 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly George Ker (2), William Harrower, John Kay, Robert McPherson 10,000 [5]
25 March 1882 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly Eadie Fraser (2), John Kay, George Ker, James McAulay 5,000 [5]
10 March 1883 Bramall Lane, Sheffield (A)Flag of England.svg  England Friendly John Smith (2), Eadie Fraser 7,000 [5]
12 March 1883 Acton Park, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales Friendly John Smith, Eadie Fraser, William Anderson 2,000 [5]
26 January 1884 Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship James Gossland (2), William Harrower (2), John Goudie 2,000 [5]
15 March 1884 Cathkin Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship John Smith 10,000 [5]
29 March 1884 Cathkin Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship John Kay (2), Joseph Lindsay, Francis Shaw 5,000 [5]
14 March 1885 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Alexander Higgins (3), Alexander Barbour, W. Lamont, William Turner, John Marshall, Robert Calderwood 6,000 [5]
21 March 1885 Kennington Oval, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Joseph Lindsay 8,000 [5]
23 March 1885 Acton Park, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Joseph Lindsay (3), Robert Calderwood (2), William Anderson (2), David Allan 4,000 [5]
20 March 1886 Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Charles Heggie (4), John Lambie, James Gourlay, Michael Dunbar 3,000 [5]
27 March 1886 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship George Somerville 11,000 [5]
10 April 1886 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Bob McCormick, James McCall, David Allan, William Harrower 5,500 [5]
19 February 1887 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship William Watt, Tom Jenkinson, William Johnstone, James Lowe 1,000 [5]
19 March 1887 Leamington Road, Blackburn (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship James McCall, Leitch Keir, James Allan 12,000 [5]
21 March 1887 Acton Park, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship William Robertson, James Allan 2,000 [5]
10 March 1888 Hibernian Park, Edinburgh (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Alex Latta (2), William Paul, Neil Munro, Willie Groves 8,000 [5]
17 March 1888 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 10,000 [5]
24 March 1888 Solitude Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland 10–2 British Home Championship William Dickson (4), Geordie Dewar, Thomas Breckenridge, Allan Stewart, Neil McCallum, Ralph Aitken, own goal 5,000 [5]
9 March 1889 Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Willie Groves (3), Frank Watt (2), David Black, Tom McInnes 6,000 [5]
13 April 1889 Kennington Oval, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Neil Munro, Jimmy Oswald, James McLaren 10,000 [5]
15 April 1889 The Racecourse, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship 6,000 [5]
22 March 1890 Underwood Park, Paisley (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship William Paul (4), Hughie Wilson 7,500 [5]
29 March 1890 Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Gilbert Rankin (2), Tom Wylie, John McPherson 5,000 [5]
5 April 1890 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship John McPherson 26,379 [5]
21 March 1891 The Racecourse, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Bob Boyd (2), James Logan, Robert Buchanan 4,000 [8]
28 March 1891 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship James Low, Tom Waddell 8,000 [8]
4 April 1891 Ewood Park, Blackburn (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Frank Watt 31,000 [8]
19 March 1892 Solitude Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Alexander Keillor, William Lambie, James Ellis 10,500 [8]
26 March 1892 Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship James Hamilton (2), John McPherson (2), Davie Baird, William Thomson 600 [8]
2 April 1892 Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Jack Bell 20,000 [8]
18 March 1893 The Racecourse, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Jake Madden (4), John Barker (3), William Lambie 4,500 [8]
25 March 1893 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship William Sellar (2), James Kelly, James Hamilton, own goal 12,000 [8]
1 April 1893 Athletic Ground, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship William Sellar (2)16,000 [8]
24 March 1894 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Davidson Berry, John Barker, Thomas Chambers, David Alexander, John Johnstone 10,000 [8]
31 March 1894 Solitude Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship John Taylor, own goal 6,000 [8]
7 April 1894 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship William Lambie, Sandy McMahon 45,017 [8]
23 March 1895 The Racecourse, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Jake Madden, John Divers 4,000 [8]
30 March 1895 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship John Walker (2), William Lambie 15,000 [8]
6 April 1895 Goodison Park, Liverpool (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 42,500 [8]
21 March 1896 Carolina Port, Dundee (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Robert Neil (2), Alexander Keillor, Daniel Paton 11,700 [8]
28 March 1896 Solitude Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Robert Smyth McColl (2), Patrick Murray 8,000 [8]
4 April 1896 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship William Lambie, Jack Bell 56,500 [8]
20 March 1897 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship John Ritchie, John Walker 5,000 [8]
27 March 1897 Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship John McPherson (2), Neil Gibson, Robert Smyth McColl, Alexander King 15,000 [8]
3 April 1897 Crystal Palace, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Tommy Hyslop, Jimmy Millar 35,000 [8]
19 March 1898 Fir Park, Motherwell (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship James Gillespie (3), James McKie (2)3,500 [8]
26 March 1898 Solitude Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Thomas Robertson, Robert Smyth McColl, William Stewart 5,000 [8]
2 April 1898 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Jimmy Millar 40,000 [8]
18 March 1899 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Robert Smyth McColl (3), John Campbell (2), Henry Marshall 12,000 [8]
25 March 1899 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Robert Smyth McColl (3), John Campbell (2), Robert Hamilton (2), Jack Bell, Alex Christie 12,000 [8]
8 April 1899 Villa Park, Birmingham (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Robert Hamilton 25,590 [8]
3 February 1900 Pittodrie, Aberdeen (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Davie Wilson (2), Jack Bell, Alexander Smith, Robert Hamilton 12,500 [8]
3 March 1900 Solitude Ground, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Alexander Smith, John Campbell (2)6,000 [8]
7 April 1900 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Robert Smyth McColl (3), Jack Bell 63,000 [8]
23 February 1901 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland 110 British Home Championship Sandy McMahon (4), Robert Hamilton (4), John Campbell (2), Davie Russell 15,000 [4]
2 March 1901 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship John Robertson 5,000 [4]
30 March 1901 Crystal Palace, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship John Campbell, Robert Hamilton 18,520 [4]
1 March 1902 Grosvenor Park, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Robert Hamilton (3), Robert Walker, Albert Buick 15,000 [4]
15 March 1902 Cappielow Park, Greenock (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship John Robertson, Albert Buick, Alec Smith, Robert Walker, John Campbell 5,284 [4]
3 May 1902 Villa Park, Birmingham (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Bobby Templeton, Ronald Orr 15,000 [A] [4]
9 March 1903 Arms Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Finlay Speedie 11,000 [4]
21 March 1903 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship 17,000 [4]
4 April 1903 Bramall Lane, Sheffield (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Finlay Speedie, Robert Walker 32,000 [4]
12 March 1904 Dens Park, Dundee (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Robert Walker 12,000 [4]
26 March 1904 Dalymount Park, Dublin (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Robert Hamilton 1,000 [4]
9 April 1904 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 45,000 [4]
6 March 1905 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship John Robertson 6,000 [4]
18 March 1905 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Charles Thomson (2 pens.), Bobby Walker, Jimmy Quinn 35,000 [4]
1 April 1905 Crystal Palace, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 32,000 [4]
3 March 1906 Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship 25,000 [4]
17 March 1906 Dalymount Park, Dublin (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Thomas Fitchie 8,000 [4]
7 April 1906 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship James Howie (2)102,741 [4]
4 March 1907 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship 7,715 [4]
16 March 1907 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Frank O'Rourke, Robert Walker, Charles Thomson (pen.)26,000 [4]
6 April 1907 St James' Park, Newcastle (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Own goal 35,829 [4]
7 March 1908 Dens Park, Dundee (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Alex Bennett, Willie Lennie 18,000 [4]
14 March 1908 Dalymount Park, Dublin (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Jimmy Quinn (4), James Galt 10,000 [4]
4 April 1908 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Andrew Wilson 121,452 [4]
1 March 1909 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Robert Walker, Harold Paul 6,000 [4]
15 March 1909 Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship James McMenemy (2), Sandy MacFarlane, Alexander Thomson, Harold Paul 24,000 [4]
3 April 1909 Crystal Palace, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 27,000 [4]
5 March 1910 Rugby Park, Kilmarnock (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Archie Devine 22,000 [4]
19 March 1910 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship 17,000 [4]
2 April 1910 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Jimmy McMenemy, Jimmy Quinn 106,205 [4]
6 March 1911 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Robert Hamilton (2)14,000 [9]
18 March 1911 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship William Reid, James McMenemy 32,000 [9]
1 April 1911 Goodison Park, Liverpool (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Alexander Higgins 38,000 [9]
2 March 1912 Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship James Quinn 32,000 [9]
16 March 1912 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Walter Aitkenhead (2), William Reid, Bobby Walker 12,000 [9]
23 March 1912 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Andrew Wilson 127,307 [9]
3 March 1913 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales 1913 British Home Championship 8,000 [9]
15 March 1913 Dalymount Park, Dublin (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship William Reid, Alex Bennett 12,000 [9]
5 April 1913 Stamford Bridge, Chelsea (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 52,500 [9]
28 February 1914 Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship 10,000 [9]
14 March 1914 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Joseph Donnachie 31,000 [9]
14 April 1914 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Charles Thomson, James McMenemy, William Reid 105,000 [9]
Notes

Record by opponent

OpponentPWDLGFGAGD%W
Flag of England.svg  England 431812138575+10041.86
Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland 31263212827+101083.87
Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales 39278412835+93069.23
Totals113712319341137+204062.83

British Home Championship record by season

YearPlacing [3]
188384 1st
188485 1st
188586 1st (joint)
188687 1st
188788 2nd
188889 1st
188990 1st (joint)
189091 2nd
189192 2nd
189293 2nd
189394 1st
189495 2nd (joint)
189596 1st
189697 1st
189798 2nd
189899 2nd
18991900 1st
190001 2nd
190102 1st
190203 1st (joint)
190304 3rd (joint)
190405 3rd (joint)
190506 1st (joint)
190607 3rd
190708 1st (joint)
190809 3rd
190910 1st
191011 2nd
191112 1st (joint)
191213 2nd (joint)
191314 2nd

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