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.
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.
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.
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.
Between the resumption of international football after the First World War in 1920 and the start of the Second World War in 1939, Scotland played 75 international matches, resulting in 46 victories, 12 draws and 17 defeats. Each year Scotland played in the British Home Championship, a round-robin tournament also involving England, Wales and Ireland.Of the 20 tournaments played during this period, Scotland won 7 outright and 4 jointly. One of Scotland's most famous victories came in 1928, when the Wembley Wizards defeated their rivals England 5–1. The team drew large crowds, with the home matches against England in 1931, 1933 and 1937 all setting world record attendances. The match in April 1937 recorded an official attendance of 149,415, which still stands as the record attendance for a European international match.
The British Home Championship was an annual football competition contested between the United Kingdom's four national teams: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Starting during the 1883–84 season, it is the oldest international football tournament and it was contested until the 1983–84 season, when it was abolished after 100 years.
A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.
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.
Scotland started to play matches against opposition from beyond the British Isles between the wars, playing ad-hoc friendly matches against Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. The first FIFA World Cup was played in 1930, but none of the Home Nations, including Scotland, participated in the tournament before the Second World War. This was because their associations had been excluded from FIFA due to a disagreement regarding the status of amateur players.The four associations, including Scotland, returned to the FIFA fold after the Second World War.
The British Isles are a group of islands in the North Atlantic off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and over six thousand smaller isles. They have a total area of about 315,159 km2 and a combined population of just under 70 million, and include two sovereign states, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The islands of Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey, and Sark, and their neighbouring smaller islands, are sometimes also taken to be part of the British Isles, even though, as islands off the coast of France, they do not form part of the archipelago.
The Austria national football team is the association football team that represents Austria in international competition and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association . Austria has qualified for seven FIFA World Cups, most recently in 1998. The country played in the UEFA European Championship for the first time in 2008, when it co-hosted the event with Switzerland, and most recently qualified in 2016.
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1920 to 1992. The team was controlled by the Czechoslovak Football Association, and the team qualified for eight World Cups and three European Championships. It had two runner-up finishes in World Cups, in 1934 and 1962, and won the European Championship in the 1976 tournament.
Scotland's score is shown first in each case.
|26 February 1920||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||1–1||British Home Championship||Cairns||16,000|
|13 March 1920||Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)||3–0||British Home Championship||Wilson, Morton, Cunningham||39,757|
|10 April 1920||Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield (A)||4–5||British Home Championship||Miller (2), Donaldson, Wilson||35,000|
|12 February 1921||Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen (H)||2–1||British Home Championship||Wilson (2)||20,824|
|26 February 1921||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||2–0||British Home Championship||Wilson, Cassidy||40,000|
|9 April 1921||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–0||British Home Championship||Wilson, Morton, Cunningham||100,000|
|4 February 1922||Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)||1–2||British Home Championship||Archibald||10,000|
|4 March 1922||Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)||2–1||British Home Championship||Wilson (2)||40,000|
|8 April 1922||Villa Park, Birmingham (A)||1–0||British Home Championship||Wilson||33,646|
|3 March 1923||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||1–0||British Home Championship||Wilson||30,000|
|17 March 1923||Love Street, Paisley (H)||2–0||British Home Championship||Wilson (2)||25,000|
|14 April 1923||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–2||British Home Championship||Cunningham, Wilson||71,000|
|16 February 1924||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||0–2||British Home Championship||26,000|
|1 March 1924||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||2–0||British Home Championship||Cunningham, Morris||30,000|
|12 April 1924||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||1–1||British Home Championship||Taylor (own goal)||37,250|
|14 February 1925||Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (H)||3–1||British Home Championship||Meiklejohn, H. Gallacher (2)||25,000|
|28 February 1925||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||3–0||British Home Championship||Meiklejohn, H. Gallacher, Dunn||41,000|
|4 April 1925||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher (2)||92,000|
|31 October 1925||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||3–0||British Home Championship||Duncan, McLean, Clunas||25,000|
|27 February 1926||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||4–0||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher (3), Cunningham||30,000|
|17 April 1926||Old Trafford, Manchester (A)||1–0||British Home Championship||Jackson||49,000|
|30 October 1926||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||3–0||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher, Jackson (2)||40,500|
|26 February 1927||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||2–0||British Home Championship||Morton (2)||40,000|
|2 April 1927||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–2||British Home Championship||Morton||111,214|
|29 October 1927||Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)||2–2||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher, Hutton||16,000|
|25 February 1928||Firhill Park, Glasgow (H)||0–1||British Home Championship||55,000|
|31 March 1928||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||5–1||British Home Championship||Jackson (2), James (3)||80,868|
|27 October 1928||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||4–2||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher (3), Dunn||55,000|
|23 February 1929||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||7–3||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher (4), Jackson (2), James||35,000|
|13 April 1929||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–0||British Home Championship||Cheyne||110,512|
|26 May 1929||Brann Stadion, Bergen (A)||7–3||Friendly||Rankin, Craig, Cheyne (3), Nisbet (2)||4,000|
|1 June 1929||Grunewaldstadion, Berlin (A)||1–1||Friendly||Imrie||40,000|
|4 June 1929||Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam (A)||2–0||Friendly||Fleming, Rankin||24,000|
|26 October 1929||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||4–2||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher (2), James, Gibson||25,000|
|22 February 1930||Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)||3–1||British Home Championship||H. Gallacher (2), Stevenson||30,000|
|5 April 1930||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||2–5||British Home Championship||Fleming (2)||87,375|
|18 May 1930||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes (A)||2–0||Friendly||H. Gallacher (2)||25,000|
|25 October 1930||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||1–1||British Home Championship||Battles||15,000|
|21 February 1931||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||0–0||British Home Championship||27,000|
|28 March 1931||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||British Home Championship||Stevenson, McGrory||129,810|
|16 May 1931||Hohe Warte Stadium, Vienna (A)||0–5||Friendly||40,000|
|20 May 1931||Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome (A)||0–3||Friendly||25,000|
|24 May 1931||Stade de Charmilles, Geneva (A)||3–2||Friendly||Easson, Boyd, Love||20,000|
|19 September 1931||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||3–1||British Home Championship||Stevenson, McGrory, McPhail||40,000|
|31 October 1931||Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)||3–2||British Home Championship||Stevenson, Thomson, McGrory||10,860|
|9 April 1932||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||0–3||British Home Championship||Thomas Waring, Bobby Barclay, Samuel Crooks||92,180|
|8 May 1932||Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes (A)||3–1||Friendly||Dewar (3)||8,000|
|17 September 1932||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||4–0||British Home Championship||King, McPhail (2), McGrory||40,000|
|26 October 1932||Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (H)||2–5||British Home Championship||Dewar, Duncan||31,000|
|1 April 1933||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–1||British Home Championship||McGrory (2)||134,170|
|16 September 1933||Celtic Park, Glasgow (H)||1–2||British Home Championship||McPhail||27,135|
|4 October 1933||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||2–3||British Home Championship||MacFadyen, Duncan||40,000|
|29 November 1933||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–2||Friendly||Meiklejohn, MacFadyen||62,000|
|14 April 1934||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||0–3||British Home Championship||92,363|
|20 October 1934||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||1–2||British Home Championship||P. Gallacher||39,752|
|21 November 1934||Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen (H)||3–2||British Home Championship||Duncan, Napier (2)||26,334|
|6 April 1935||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||British Home Championship||Duncan (2)||129,693|
|5 October 1935||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||1–1||British Home Championship||Dally Duncan||35,004|
|13 November 1935||Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (H)||2–1||British Home Championship||Walker, Duncan||30,000|
|4 April 1936||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||1–1||British Home Championship||Walker||93,267|
|14 October 1936||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||Friendly||Delaney (2)||50,000|
|31 October 1936||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||3–1||British Home Championship||Napier, Munro, McCulloch||45,000|
|2 December 1936||Dens Park, Dundee (H)||1–2||British Home Championship||Walker||23,858|
|17 April 1937||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–1||British Home Championship||O'Donnell, McPhail (2)||149,415|
|9 May 1937||Praterstadion, Vienna (A)||1–1||Friendly||O'Donnell||63,000|
|15 May 1937||Stadion Sparta-Letna, Prague (A)||3–1||Friendly||Simpson, McPhail, Gillick||35,000|
|30 October 1937||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||1–2||British Home Championship||Massie||41,800|
|10 November 1937||Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen (H)||1–1||British Home Championship||Smith||21,878|
|8 December 1937||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||5–0||Friendly||Black, McCulloch (2), Buchanan, Kinnear||41,000|
|9 April 1938||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||1–0||British Home Championship||Walker||93,267|
|21 May 1938||Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam (A)||3–1||Friendly||Black, Murphy, Walker||50,000|
|8 October 1938||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||2–0||British Home Championship||Delaney, Walker||40,000|
|9 November 1938||Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (H)||3–2||British Home Championship||Delaney, Walker (2)||34,800|
|7 December 1938||Ibrox Park, Glasgow (H)||3–1||Friendly||Walker, Black, Gillick||23,000|
|15 April 1939||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–2||British Home Championship||Dougal||149,269|
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149,415. Scotland v England, 1937 - All-time record gate for a European international match.