1947–48 British Home Championship
|Host country||United Kingdom|
|Dates||4 October 1947– 10 April 1948|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Goals scored||16 (2.67 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Tommy Lawton (2)
Tom Finney (2)
George Lowrie (2)
1947–48 British Home Championship was the second edition of this annual football tournament to be played in the post-war period. It was conducted during the 1947–48 football season between the four Home Nations of the British Isles and resulted in a victory for England for the second year in a row.
England began the competition as they finished it, with a strong win over Wales in Cardiff, whilst Scotland were defeated 2–0 by Ireland in Belfast. The second round saw Scotland again defeated, this time by Wales at their home stadium in Glasgow. England meanwhile were held 2–2 by Ireland, leaving three teams still able to win at least a share in the trophy. In the final matches, Wales put an end to Ireland's hopes with a 2–0 victory but England managed to beat Scotland to clinch the championship.
The points system worked as follows:
- 2 points for a win
- 1 point for a draw
5 November 1947
|England||2 – 2||Ireland|
|Tommy Lawton, Wilf Mannion||Peter Doherty, Davy Walsh|