1954–55 British Home Championship

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The 1954-55 British Home Championship was a football tournament played between the British Home Nations during the 1954–55 football season. It was won by a strong England side which included players such as Johnny Haynes and Nat Lofthouse as well as future manager Don Revie. England and Scotland, had competed at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in the summer before the tournament began and both teams had struggled, eventually being knocked out by Uruguay, Scotland by a 7–0 margin.

England began the tournament as favourites and proved their status with a simple victory over Northern Ireland national football team in their first match. Scotland matched this with a difficult win over Wales in their match, although only by one goal to nil. Both Wales and Northern Ireland improved in their second matches, the Irish holding Scotland to a 2–2 draw whilst the Welsh almost achieved the same against England in London, eventually losing 3–2. The final games were played at the conclusion of the domestic season, and saw Ireland fall to the Welsh under their inspirational goalscorer John Charles, who netted a hat trick in a 3–2 victory. England had by this time taken the championship with a comprehensive demoilition of Scotland 7–2 in their final match, Dennis Wilshaw claiming four of the goals.

Table[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 6 3 3 0 0 12 4 +8
 Scotland 3 3 1 1 1 5 9 −4
 Wales 2 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1
 Northern Ireland 1 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw

Results[edit]


16 October 1954
Wales  0 – 1  Scotland
  Paddy Buckley


10 November 1954
England  3–2  Wales
Roy Bentley 3 John Charles 2


References[edit]

  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.