This article lists the results for the Scotland national football team between 1940 and 1959. Scotland did not play any official matches between 1940 and 1945 because competitive football was suspended for the duration of the Second World War. Several unofficial internationals, some known as Victory Internationals, were played during this time.
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.
The term Victory International or Victory Internationals refers to two series of international football matches played by the national football teams of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales at end of both the First and Second World Wars. The matches were organised to celebrate the Victory of the Allied Powers in both wars. The term specifically refers to those matches played after the conflicts were over, making them distinct from the wartime internationals which were played during the course of the wars.
Scotland's score is shown first in each case.
|23 January 1946||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–2||Friendly||Jimmy Delaney (2)||48,830|
|15 May 1946||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–1||Friendly||Billy Liddell (2), Jimmy Delaney||111,899|
|19 October 1946||Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)||1–3||British Home Championship||Willie Waddell||29,568|
|27 November 1946||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||0–0||British Home Championship||98,776|
|12 April 1947||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||1–1||British Home Championship||Andy McLaren||98,200|
|18 May 1947||Stade Heysel, Brussels (A)||1–2||Friendly||Billy Steel||51,161|
|24 May 1947||Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (A)||6–0||Friendly||Bobby Flavell (2), Billy Steel (2), Andy McLaren (2)||4,000|
|4 October 1947||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||0–2||British Home Championship||52,000|
|12 November 1947||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–2||British Home Championship||Andy McLaren||88,000|
|10 April 1948||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||0–2||British Home Championship||135,376|
|28 April 1948||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||Friendly||Bobby Combe, Davie Duncan||70,000|
|17 May 1948||Wankdorf Stadion, Bern (A)||1–2||Friendly||Leslie Johnston||30,000|
|23 May 1948||Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)||0–3||Friendly||46,032|
|23 October 1948||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||3–1||British Home Championship||Lawrie Reilly, Willie Waddell (2)||59,911|
|17 November 1948||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–2||British Home Championship||Billy Houliston (2), Jimmy Mason||93,000|
|9 April 1949||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||3–1||British Home Championship||Jimmy Mason, Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly||98,188|
|27 April 1949||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||Friendly||Billy Steel (2)||125,683|
|1 October 1949||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||8–2||British Home Championship||Henry Morris (3), Willie Waddell (2), Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly, Jimmy Mason||50,000|
|9 November 1949||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||British Home Championship||John McPhail, Alec Linwood||73,782|
|15 April 1950||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||0–1||British Home Championship||133,300|
|26 April 1950||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–1||Friendly||Willie Bauld, Bobby Campbell, Allan Brown||123,751|
|21 May 1950||Estádio Nacional, Lisbon (A)||2–2||Friendly||Willie Bauld, Allan Brown||68,000|
|27 May 1950||Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)||1–0||Friendly||Allan Brown||35,568|
|21 October 1950||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||3–1||British Home Championship||Lawrie Reilly (2), Billy Liddell||60,000|
|1 November 1950||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||6–1||British Home Championship||John McPhail (2), Billy Steel (4)||83,142|
|13 December 1950||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||0–1||Friendly||68,000|
|14 April 1951||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||3–2||British Home Championship||Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, Billy Liddell||98,000|
|12 May 1951||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–1||Friendly||Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly, Bobby Mitchell||75,690|
|16 May 1951||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–0||Friendly||Lawrie Reilly||75,394|
|20 May 1951||Stade Heysel, Brussels (A)||5–0||Friendly||George Hamilton (3), Jimmy Mason, Willie Waddell||55,135|
|27 May 1951||Praterstadion, Vienna (A)||0–4||Friendly||65,000|
|6 October 1951||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||3–0||British Home Championship||Tommy Orr, Bobby Johnstone (2)||56,946|
|14 November 1951||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||0–1||British Home Championship||71,272|
|5 April 1952||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–2||British Home Championship||Lawrie Reilly||134,504|
|30 April 1952||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||6–0||Friendly||Lawrie Reilly (3), Ian McMillan (2), Own goal||107,765|
|25 May 1952||Idrætsparken, Copenhagen (A)||2–1||Friendly||Willie Thornton, Lawrie Reilly||39,000|
|30 May 1952||Råsunda Stadion, Solna (A)||1–3||Friendly||Billy Liddell||32,122|
|18 October 1952||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||2–1||British Home Championship||Allan Brown, Billy Liddell||60,000|
|3 November 1952||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–1||British Home Championship||Lawrie Reilly||65,057|
|18 April 1953||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||2–2||British Home Championship||Lawrie Reilly (2)||97,000|
|6 May 1953||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–2||Friendly||Bobby Johnstone||83,800|
|3 October 1953||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||3–1||British Home Championship||Charlie Fleming (2), Jackie Henderson||58,248|
|4 November 1953||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–3||British Home Championship||Allan Brown, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly||71,378|
|3 April 1954||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–4||British Home Championship||Allan Brown, Willie Ormond||134,544|
|5 May 1954||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–0||Friendly||George Hamilton||25,897|
|19 May 1954||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)||1–1||Friendly||John Mackenzie||23,849|
|25 May 1954||Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (A)||2–1||Friendly||Willie Ormond, Bobby Johnstone||21,685|
|16 June 1954||Hardturm, Zurich (N)||0–1||World Cup||25,000|
|19 June 1954||St. Jakob Stadium, Basel (N)||0–7||World Cup||34,000|
|16 October 1954||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||1–0||British Home Championship||Paddy Buckley||53,000|
|3 November 1954||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–2||British Home Championship||Jimmy Davidson, Bobby Johnstone||46,200|
|8 December 1954||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–4||Friendly||Tommy Ring, Bobby Johnstone||113,146|
|2 April 1955||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||2–7||British Home Championship||Lawrie Reilly, Tommy Docherty||96,847|
|4 May 1955||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–0||Friendly||Tommy Gemmell, Billy Liddell, Lawrie Reilly||20,858|
|15 May 1955||Stadion JNA, Belgrade (A)||2–2||Friendly||Lawrie Reilly, Gordon Smith||20,000|
|19 May 1955||Praterstadion, Vienna (A)||4–1||Friendly||Archie Robertson, Gordon Smith, Billy Liddell, Lawrie Reilly||65,000|
|29 May 1955||Nepstadion, Budapest (A)||1–3||Friendly||Gordon Smith||102,000|
|8 October 1955||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||1–2||British Home Championship||Lawrie Reilly||48,000|
|9 November 1955||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||British Home Championship||Bobby Johnstone (2)||53,887|
|14 April 1956||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–1||British Home Championship||Graham Leggat||132,817|
|2 May 1956||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–1||Friendly||Alfie Conn, Sr.||80,509|
|20 October 1956||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||2–2||British Home Championship||Willie Fernie, Lawrie Reilly||60,000|
|7 November 1956||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–0||British Home Championship||Alex Scott||62,035|
|21 November 1956||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–0||Friendly||Jackie Mudie, Sammy Baird||55,500|
|6 April 1957||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||1–2||British Home Championship||Tommy Ring||97,520|
|8 May 1957||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||4–2||World Cup qualification||Jackie Mudie (3), John Hewie||88,890|
|19 May 1957||St. Jakob Stadium, Basel (A)||2–1||World Cup qualification||Jackie Mudie, Bobby Collins||48,000|
|22 May 1957||Neckarstadion, Stuttgart (A)||3–1||Friendly||Bobby Collins (2), Jackie Mudie||76,000|
|26 May 1957||Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid (A)||1–4||World Cup qualification||Gordon Smith||90,000|
|5 October 1957||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||1–1||British Home Championship||Graham Leggat||50,000|
|6 November 1957||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–2||World Cup qualification||Archie Robertson, Jackie Mudie, Alex Scott||58,811|
|13 November 1957||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–1||British Home Championship||Bobby Collins||42,918|
|19 April 1958||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||0–4||British Home Championship||127,874|
|7 May 1958||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–1||Friendly||Jackie Mudie||54,900|
|1 June 1958||Dziesieciolecia Stadion, Warsaw (A)||2–1||Friendly||Bobby Collins (2)||70,000|
|8 June 1958||Arosvallen, Västerås (N)||1–1||World Cup||Jimmy Murray||9,591|
|11 June 1958||Idrottsparken, Norrköping (N)||2–3||World Cup||Jackie Mudie, Bobby Collins||11,665|
|15 June 1958||Eyravallen, Örebro (N)||1–2||World Cup||Sammy Baird||13,554|
|18 October 1958||Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)||3–0||British Home Championship||Graham Leggat, Denis Law, Bobby Collins||59,162|
|5 November 1958||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||2–2||British Home Championship||David Herd, Bobby Collins||72,732|
|11 April 1959||Wembley Stadium, London (A)||0–1||British Home Championship||98,329|
|6 May 1959||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||3–2||Friendly||John White, Andy Weir, Graham Leggat||103,415|
|27 May 1959||Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam (A)||2–1||Friendly||Bobby Collins, Graham Leggat||55,000|
|3 June 1959||Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (A)||0–1||Friendly||30,000|
|3 October 1959||Windsor Park, Belfast (A)||4–0||British Home Championship||Graham Leggat, John Hewie, John White, George Mulhall||59,000|
|4 November 1959||Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)||1–1||British Home Championship||Graham Leggat||55,813|
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