Scotland national football team records and statistics

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This page details Scotland national football team records and statistics; the most capped players, the players with the most goals, and Scotland's match record by opponent and decade.

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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Player records

Most capped players

As of 19:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
#NameClubs [note 1] Scotland careerCapsGoals
1 Kenny Dalglish [1] Celtic, Liverpool 1971198610230
2 Jim Leighton [1] Aberdeen, Manchester United, Arsenal, Hibernian 19821998910
3 Darren Fletcher Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City 2003805
4 Alex McLeish [1] Aberdeen19801993770
5 Paul McStay [1] Celtic19831997769
6 Tom Boyd [1] Motherwell, Chelsea, Celtic19902001721
7 Kenny Miller [1] Rangers, Wolves, Celtic, Derby County, Bursaspor, Cardiff City, Vancouver Whitecaps 200120136918
David Weir [1] Heart of Midlothian, Everton, Rangers199720101
9 Christian Dailly [2] Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, West Ham United, Southampton, Rangers19972008676
10 Willie Miller [1] Aberdeen19751989651

Highest goalscorers

As of 19:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
#NameScotland careerCapsGoalsAverage
1 Denis Law [3] 1958197455300.545
Kenny Dalglish [3] 19711986102300.294
3 Hughie Gallacher [4] [5] 1924193520241.2
4 Lawrie Reilly [3] 1948195738220.579
5 Ally McCoist [3] 1986199861190.311
6 Kenny Miller 2001201369180.261
7 Robert Hamilton 1899191111151.364
James McFadden 2002201048150.313
9 Mo Johnston 1984199138140.368
10 Robert Smyth McColl 1896190813131
Andrew Wilson 1920192312131.083

Hat-tricks

Table

Wartime internationals, not regarded as official matches, are not included in the list.

DatePlayerOpponentRef
2 March 1878 John McDougall Flag of England.svg  England [6]
13 March 1880 George Ker Flag of England.svg  England [6]
12 March 1881 John Smith Flag of England.svg  England [7]
14 March 1885 Alex Higgins Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [7]
23 March 1885 Joseph Lindsay Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales [7]
20 March 1886 Charles Heggie Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [7]
24 March 1888 William Dickson Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [7]
9 March 1889 Willie Groves Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [7]
22 March 1890 William Paul Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales [7]
18 March 1893 John Barker Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales [8]
18 March 1893 Jake Madden Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales [8]
19 March 1898 James Gillespie Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales [8]
18 March 1899 Robert Smyth McColl Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales [8]
25 March 1899 Robert Smyth McColl Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [8]
7 April 1900 Robert Smyth McColl Flag of England.svg  England [8]
23 February 1901 Sandy McMahon Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [9]
23 February 1901 RC Hamilton Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [9]
1 March 1902 RC Hamilton Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [9]
14 March 1908 Jimmy Quinn Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [9]
27 February 1926 Hughie Gallacher Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [10]
27 February 1928 Alex Jackson Flag of England.svg  England [10]
27 October 1928 Hughie Gallacher Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales [10]
23 February 1929 Hughie Gallacher Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [10]
26 May 1929 Alec Cheyne Flag of Norway.svg  Norway [10]
26 May 1932 Neil Dewar Flag of France.svg  France [11]
1 October 1949 Henry Morris Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg Ireland [12]
1 November 1950 Billy Steel Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland [12]
20 May 1951 George Hamilton Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium [13]
30 April 1952 Lawrie Reilly Flag of the United States.svg  United States [13]
8 May 1957 Jackie Mudie Flag of Spain.svg  Spain [14]
7 October 1961 Alex Scott Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland [15]
7 November 1962 Denis Law Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland [15]
4 June 1963 Denis Law Flag of Norway.svg  Norway [15]
7 November 1963 Denis Law Flag of Norway.svg  Norway [15]
17 May 1969 Colin Stein Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus [16]
29 March 2015 Steven Fletcher Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar [17]
11 October 2015 Steven Fletcher Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar [18]
4 September 2016 Robert Snodgrass Flag of Malta.svg  Malta [19]
20 November 2018 James Forrest Flag of Israel.svg  Israel [20]

Team records

Head to head records

As of 19:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
OpponentPldWDL%W
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 2200100.00
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4112025.00
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 5311060.00
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 20668030.00
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 4211050.00
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 184311022.22
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2200100.00
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 10028000.00
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 6330050.00
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6510083.33
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 2200100.00
Flag of the CIS.svg  CIS 1100100.00
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 3021000.00
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 2002000.00
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 5230040.00
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 5500100.00
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 7214028.57
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 10514050.00
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 161006062.50
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 6213033.33
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 1100100.00
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1001000.00
Flag of England.svg  England 114412548035.96
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 8620075.00
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 9720077.78
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 8620075.00
Flag of France.svg  France 16808050.00
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 4202050.00
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 9225022.22
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar 2200100.00
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2101050.00
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 9324033.33
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 6600100.00
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1010000.00
Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg  Ireland 554366078.18
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 5401080.00
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 11128009.09
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3021000.00
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1001000.00
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 4400100.00
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein 2200100.00
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 10631060.00
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 4310075.00
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 4211050.00
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 7610085.71
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1001000.00
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova 2110050.00
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1001000.00
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 19649031.58
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2110050.00
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 2011000.00
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 4020119050.00
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 18963050.00
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 1001000.00
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 4112025.00
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 10253020.00
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 15438026.67
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1100100.00
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 11434036.36
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 6222033.33
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2020000.00
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 7700100.00
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1010000.00
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 2011000.00
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 2101050.00
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 5230040.00
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2101050.00
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1001000.00
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 4013000.00
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 13346023.08
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 12516041.67
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 16835050.00
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 1100100.00
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1001000.00
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 2101050.00
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7232028.57
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 4112025.00
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 107612323057.01
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 8233025.00
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 8251025.00
Flag of Zaire.svg  Zaire 1100100.00
Totals769362167240047.07

Statistics include official FIFA recognised matches only. The Scottish Football Association includes a match against a Hong Kong League XI played on 23 May 2002 in its statistical totals. [21] [22]

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.

Hong Kong League XI

The Hong Kong League XI, also known as the Hong Kong XI or Hong Kong League Selection, is a football team which represents the Hong Kong First Division League in exhibition matches, mainly the Lunar New Year Cup.

By decade

As of 19:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
DecadePldWDLFAGD%W
1870s128224115+26066.67
1880s26223111032+78084.62
1890s30195610048+52063.33
1900s3015787032+38050.00
1910s157622010+10046.67
1920s3424558233+49070.59
1930s41227127862+16053.66
1940s199373926+13047.37
1950s67301621123104+19044.78
1960s64281323138115+23043.75
1970s8937203211498+16041.57
1980s8735242810183+18040.23
1990s9241222911284+28044.57
2000s8530203591111−20035.29
2010s7835142910495+9044.87
Totals7693621672401,323948+375047.07

Statistics include official FIFA recognised matches only. The Scottish Football Association includes a match against a Hong Kong League XI played on 23 May 2002 in its statistical totals. [21] [22]

Notes

  1. Only clubs played for while receiving caps are listed.

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