Scotland national football team 1940–59 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. 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. 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.

Scotland national football team 1920–39 results

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.

Scotland national football team 1940–59 results

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.


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.

Scotland national football team results (unofficial matches)

From 1870 to the present day, the Scotland national football team have played various matches that are not accorded the status of official (FIFA) internationals by the governing body, the Scottish Football Association. These include early matches against England prior to the first-ever official international in 1872, wartime fixtures between 1914–1919 and 1939–1946 when official competitions were suspended, overseas tour matches played by a Scotland XI of varying strength and status, and others as specified.

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.

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Results

Scotland's score is shown first in each case.

Match numberDateVenueOpponentsScoreCompetitionScotland scorersAtt.Ref.
18923 January 1946 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Friendly Jimmy Delaney (2)48,830 [1]
19015 May 1946 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Friendly Billy Liddell (2), Jimmy Delaney 111,899 [1]
19119 October 1946 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Willie Waddell 29,568 [1]
19227 November 1946 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship 98,776 [1]
19312 April 1947 Wembley Stadium, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Andy McLaren 98,200 [1]
19418 May 1947 Stade Heysel, Brussels (A)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Friendly Billy Steel 51,161 [1]
19524 May 1947 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (A)Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Friendly Bobby Flavell (2), Billy Steel (2), Andy McLaren (2)4,000 [1]
1964 October 1947 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship 52,000 [1]
19712 November 1947 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Andy McLaren 88,000 [1]
19810 April 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 135,376 [1]
19928 April 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Friendly Bobby Combe, Davie Duncan 70,000 [1]
20017 May 1948 Wankdorf Stadion, Bern (A)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Friendly Leslie Johnston 30,000 [1]
20123 May 1948 Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)Flag of France.svg  France Friendly 46,032 [1]
20223 October 1948 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly, Willie Waddell (2)59,911 [1]
20317 November 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship Billy Houliston (2), Jimmy Mason 93,000 [1]
2049 April 1949 Wembley Stadium, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Jimmy Mason, Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly 98,188 [1]
20527 April 1949 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of France.svg  France Friendly Billy Steel (2)125,683 [1]
2061 October 1949 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland British Home Championship [note 1] Henry Morris (3), Willie Waddell (2), Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly, Jimmy Mason 50,000 [1]
2079 November 1949 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship [note 1] John McPhail, Alec Linwood 73,782 [1]
20815 April 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship [note 1] 133,300 [1]
20926 April 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Friendly Willie Bauld, Bobby Campbell, Allan Brown 123,751 [1]
21021 May 1950 Estádio Nacional, Lisbon (A)Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Friendly Willie Bauld, Allan Brown 68,000 [1]
21127 May 1950 Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)Flag of France.svg  France Friendly Allan Brown 35,568 [1]
21221 October 1950 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly (2), Billy Liddell 60,000 [1]
2131 November 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship John McPhail (2), Billy Steel (4)83,142 [1]
21413 December 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Friendly 68,000 [1]
21514 April 1951 Wembley Stadium, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, Billy Liddell 98,000 [2]
21612 May 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Friendly Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly, Bobby Mitchell 75,690 [2]
21716 May 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of France.svg  France Friendly Lawrie Reilly 75,394 [2]
21820 May 1951 Stade Heysel, Brussels (A)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Friendly George Hamilton (3), Jimmy Mason, Willie Waddell 55,135 [2]
21927 May 1951 Praterstadion, Vienna (A)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Friendly 65,000 [2]
2206 October 1951 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship Tommy Orr, Bobby Johnstone (2)56,946 [2]
22114 November 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship 71,272 [2]
2225 April 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly 134,504 [2]
22330 April 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg  United States Friendly Lawrie Reilly (3), Ian McMillan (2), Own goal 107,765 [2]
22425 May 1952 Idrætsparken, Copenhagen (A)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Friendly Willie Thornton, Lawrie Reilly 39,000 [2]
22530 May 1952 Råsunda Stadion, Solna (A)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Friendly Billy Liddell 32,122 [2]
22618 October 1952 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1807-1953).svg  Wales British Home Championship Allan Brown, Billy Liddell 60,000 [2]
2273 November 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly 65,057 [2]
22818 April 1953 Wembley Stadium, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly (2)97,000 [2]
2296 May 1953 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Friendly Bobby Johnstone 83,800 [2]
2303 October 1953 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship [note 2] Charlie Fleming (2), Jackie Henderson 58,248 [2]
2314 November 1953 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales British Home Championship [note 2] Allan Brown, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly 71,378 [2]
2323 April 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship [note 2] Allan Brown, Willie Ormond 134,544 [2]
2335 May 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Friendly George Hamilton 25,897 [2]
23419 May 1954 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Friendly John Mackenzie 23,849 [2]
23525 May 1954 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (A)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Friendly Willie Ormond, Bobby Johnstone 21,685 [2]
23616 June 1954 Hardturm, Zurich (N)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria World Cup 25,000 [2]
23719 June 1954 St. Jakob Stadium, Basel (N)Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay World Cup 34,000 [2]
23816 October 1954 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales British Home Championship Paddy Buckley 53,000 [2]
2393 November 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship Jimmy Davidson, Bobby Johnstone 46,200 [2]
2408 December 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary Friendly Tommy Ring, Bobby Johnstone 113,146 [2]
2412 April 1955 Wembley Stadium, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly, Tommy Docherty 96,847 [2]
2424 May 1955 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Friendly Tommy Gemmell, Billy Liddell, Lawrie Reilly 20,858 [2]
24315 May 1955 Stadion JNA, Belgrade (A)Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Friendly Lawrie Reilly, Gordon Smith 20,000 [2]
24419 May 1955 Praterstadion, Vienna (A)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Friendly Archie Robertson, Gordon Smith, Billy Liddell, Lawrie Reilly 65,000 [2]
24529 May 1955 Nepstadion, Budapest (A)Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary Friendly Gordon Smith 102,000 [2]
2468 October 1955 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly 48,000 [2]
2479 November 1955 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales British Home Championship Bobby Johnstone (2)53,887 [2]
24814 April 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Graham Leggat 132,817 [3]
2492 May 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Friendly Alfie Conn, Sr. 80,509 [3]
25020 October 1956 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales British Home Championship Willie Fernie, Lawrie Reilly 60,000 [3]
2517 November 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship Alex Scott 62,035 [3]
25221 November 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia Friendly Jackie Mudie, Sammy Baird 55,500 [3]
2536 April 1957 Wembley Stadium, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship Tommy Ring 97,520 [3]
2548 May 1957 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain World Cup qualification Jackie Mudie (3), John Hewie 88,890 [3]
25519 May 1957 St. Jakob Stadium, Basel (A)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland World Cup qualification Jackie Mudie, Bobby Collins 48,000 [3]
25622 May 1957 Neckarstadion, Stuttgart (A)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Friendly Bobby Collins (2), Jackie Mudie 76,000 [3]
25726 May 1957 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid (A)Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain World Cup qualification Gordon Smith 90,000 [3]
2585 October 1957 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship Graham Leggat 50,000 [3]
2596 November 1957 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland World Cup qualification Archie Robertson, Jackie Mudie, Alex Scott 58,811 [3]
26013 November 1957 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales British Home Championship Bobby Collins 42,918 [3]
26119 April 1958 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 127,874 [3]
2627 May 1958 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Friendly Jackie Mudie 54,900 [3]
2631 June 1958 Dziesieciolecia Stadion, Warsaw (A)Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland Friendly Bobby Collins (2)70,000 [3]
2648 June 1958 Arosvallen, Västerås (N)Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia World Cup Jimmy Murray 9,591 [3]
26511 June 1958 Idrottsparken, Norrköping (N)Flag of Paraguay (1954-1988).svg  Paraguay World Cup Jackie Mudie, Bobby Collins 11,665 [3]
26615 June 1958 Eyravallen, Örebro (N)Flag of France.svg  France World Cup Sammy Baird 13,554 [3]
26718 October 1958 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales British Home Championship Graham Leggat, Denis Law, Bobby Collins 59,162 [3]
2685 November 1958 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship David Herd, Bobby Collins 72,732 [3]
26911 April 1959 Wembley Stadium, London (A)Flag of England.svg  England British Home Championship 98,329 [3]
2706 May 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Friendly John White, Andy Weir, Graham Leggat 103,415 [3]
27127 May 1959 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam (A)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Friendly Bobby Collins, Graham Leggat 55,000 [3]
2723 June 1959 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (A)Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Friendly 30,000 [3]
2733 October 1959 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland British Home Championship Graham Leggat, John Hewie, John White, George Mulhall 59,000 [3]
2744 November 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales British Home Championship Graham Leggat 55,813 [3]

Record by opponent

OpponentPldWDLGFGAGD%W
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 511358−3020.00
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 4211104+6050.00
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 220052+3100.00
Flag of England.svg  England 132381630−14015.38
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 110021+1100.00
Flag of France.svg  France 530255+0060.00
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956; 1-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary 301248−4000.00
Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland 4211116+5050.00
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 110060+6100.00
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 110021+1100.00
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 105412410+14050.00
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 211021+1050.00
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 100123−1000.00
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 110021+1100.00
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 311153+2033.33
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 210156−1050.00
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 200225−3000.00
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 5401127+5080.00
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 110060+6100.00
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 100107−7000.00
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 147432516+9050.00
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 220063+3100.00
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 312053+2033.33
Totals86391928162130+32045.35

British Home Championship record by season

YearPlacing
1946–47 3rd (joint)
1947–48 4th
1948–49 1st
1949–50 2nd
1950–51 1st
1951–52 3rd
1952–53 1st (joint)
1953–54 2nd
1954–55 2nd
1955–56 1st (joint)
1956–57 2nd
1957–58 3rd (joint)
1958–59 3rd
1959–60 1st (joint)

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 The 1950 British Home Championship also served as a 1950 FIFA World Cup qualification group. Scotland finished second in Group 1 and qualified for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) had declared, however, that it would only send the team to the World Cup if they had won the British Championship. Despite protests from some players that Scotland should participate in the World Cup, the SFA adhered to its position and withdrew the team from the tournament.
  2. 1 2 3 The 1954 British Home Championship also served as a 1954 FIFA World Cup qualification group. Scotland finished second in UEFA Group 3 and qualified for the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

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