Scotland national football team records

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

Player records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

As of 18 November 2014
# Name Clubs[note 1] Scotland career Caps Goals
1 Kenny Dalglish[1] Celtic, Liverpool 1971–1986 102 30
2 Jim Leighton[1] Aberdeen, Manchester United, Arsenal, Hibernian 1982–1998 91 0
3 Alex McLeish[1] Aberdeen 1980–1993 77 0
4 Paul McStay[1] Celtic 1983–1997 76 9
5 Tom Boyd[1] Motherwell, Chelsea, Celtic 1990–2001 72 1
6 Kenny Miller[1] Rangers, Wolves, Celtic, Derby County, Bursaspor, Cardiff City, Vancouver Whitecaps 2001–2013 69 18
David Weir[1] Heart of Midlothian, Everton, Rangers 1997–2010 1
8 Christian Dailly[2] Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, West Ham United, Southampton, Rangers 1997–2008 67 6
9 Darren Fletcher Manchester United 2003– 66 5
10 Willie Miller[1] Aberdeen 1975–1989 65 1

Highest goalscorers[edit]

As of 18 November 2014
# Name Scotland career Caps Goals Average
1 Denis Law[3] 1958–1974 55 30 0.545
Kenny Dalglish[3] 1971–1986 102 30 0.294
3 Hughie Gallacher[3] 1924–1935 20 23 1.15
4 Lawrie Reilly[3] 1948–1957 38 22 0.579
5 Ally McCoist[3] 1986–1998 61 19 0.311
6 Kenny Miller 2001–2013 69 18 0.261
7 Robert Hamilton 1899–1911 11 15 1.364
James McFadden 2002–2010 48 15 0.313
9 Mo Johnston 1984–1991 38 14 0.368
10 Robert Smith McColl 1896–1908 13 13 1
Andrew Wilson 1920–1923 12 13 1.083

Hat-tricks[edit]

Table

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

Date Player Opponent Ref
2 March 1878 McDougall, JohnJohn McDougall England England [4]
13 March 1880 Ker, GeorgeGeorge Ker England England [4]
12 March 1881 Smith, JohnJohn Smith England England [5]
14 March 1885 Higgins, AlexAlex Higgins Ireland Ireland [5]
23 March 1885 Lindsay, JosephJoseph Lindsay Wales Wales [5]
20 March 1886 Heggie, CharlesCharles Heggie Ireland Ireland [5]
24 March 1888 Dickson, WilliamWilliam Dickson Ireland Ireland [5]
9 March 1889 Groves, WillieWillie Groves Ireland Ireland [5]
22 March 1890 Paul, WilliamWilliam Paul Wales Wales [5]
18 March 1893 Barker, JohnJohn Barker Wales Wales [6]
18 March 1893 Madden, JakeJake Madden Wales Wales [6]
19 March 1898 Gillespie, JamesJames Gillespie Wales Wales [6]
18 March 1899 McColl, Robert SmythRobert Smyth McColl Wales Wales [6]
25 March 1899 McColl, Robert SmythRobert Smyth McColl Ireland Ireland [6]
7 April 1899 McColl, Robert SmythRobert Smyth McColl England England [6]
23 February 1901 McMahon, SandySandy McMahon Ireland Ireland [7]
23 February 1901 Hamilton, RobertRobert Hamilton Ireland Ireland [7]
1 March 1902 Hamilton, RobertRobert Hamilton Ireland Ireland [7]
15 March 1902 Smith, AlexAlex Smith Wales Wales [7]
14 March 1908 Quinn, JimmyJimmy Quinn Ireland Ireland [7]
27 February 1926 Gallacher, HughieHughie Gallacher Ireland Ireland [8]
27 February 1928 Jackson, AlexAlex Jackson England England [8]
27 October 1928 Gallacher, HughieHughie Gallacher Wales Wales [8]
23 February 1929 Gallacher, HughieHughie Gallacher Ireland Ireland [8]
26 May 1929 Cheyne, AlecAlec Cheyne Norway Norway [8]
26 May 1932 Dewar, NeilNeil Dewar France France [9]
1 October 1949 Morris, HenryHenry Morris Ireland Ireland [10]
1 November 1950 Steel, BillyBilly Steel Northern Ireland Northern Ireland [10]
20 May 1951 Hamilton, GeorgeGeorge Hamilton Belgium Belgium [11]
30 April 1952 Reilly, LawrieLawrie Reilly United States United States [11]
8 May 1957 Mudie, JackieJackie Mudie Spain Spain [12]
7 October 1961 Scott, AlexAlex Scott Northern Ireland Northern Ireland [13]
7 November 1962 Law, DenisDenis Law Northern Ireland Northern Ireland [13]
4 June 1963 Law, DenisDenis Law Norway Norway [13]
7 November 1963 Law, DenisDenis Law Norway Norway [13]
17 May 1969 Stein, ColinColin Stein Cyprus Cyprus [14]

Team records[edit]

Head to head records[edit]

As of 18 November 2014
Opponent P W D L %W %D %L
 Argentina 4 1 1 2 25 25 50
 Australia 5 3 1 1 60 20 20
 Austria 20 6 6 8 30 30 40
 Belarus 4 2 1 1 50 25 25
 Belgium 17 4 3 10 23.53 17.65 58.82
 Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 2 0 0 100 0 0
 Brazil 10 0 2 8 0 20 80
 Bulgaria 6 3 3 0 50 50 0
 Canada 5 5 0 0 100 0 0
 Chile 2 2 0 0 100 0 0
 CIS 1 1 0 0 100 0 0
 Colombia 3 0 2 1 0 66.67 33.33
 Costa Rica 1 0 0 1 0 0 100
 Croatia 5 2 3 0 40 60 0
 Cyprus 5 5 0 0 100 0 0
 Czech Republic 6 1 1 4 16.67 16.67 66.67
 Czechoslovakia 10 5 1 4 50 10 40
 Denmark 15 9 0 6 60 0 40
 East Germany 6 2 1 3 33.33 16.67 50
 Ecuador 1 1 0 0 100 0 0
 Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 0 100
 England 112 41 24 47 36.61 21.43 41.96
 Estonia 8 6 2 0 75 25 0
 Faroe Islands 9 7 2 0 77.78 22.22 0
 Finland 8 6 2 0 75 25 0
 France 15 8 0 7 53.33 0 46.67
 Georgia 3 2 0 1 66.67 0 33.33
 Germany 8 2 2 4 25 25 50
 Greece 2 1 0 1 50 0 50
 Hungary 8 2 2 4 25 25 50
 Iceland 6 6 0 0 100 0 0
 Iran 1 0 1 0 0 100 0
 Ireland 55 43 6 6 78.18 10.91 10.91
 Israel 3 3 0 0 100 0 0
 Italy 10 1 2 7 10 20 70
 Japan 3 0 2 1 0 66.67 33.33
 Latvia 4 4 0 0 100 0 0
 Liechtenstein 2 2 0 0 100 0 0
 Lithuania 8 5 2 1 62.5 25 12.5
 Luxembourg 4 3 1 0 75 25 0
 Macedonia 4 2 1 1 50 25 25
 Malta 5 4 1 0 80 20 0
 Moldova 2 1 1 0 50 50 0
 Morocco 1 0 0 1 0 0 100
 Netherlands 18 6 4 8 33.33 22.22 44.44
 New Zealand 2 1 1 0 50 50 0
 Nigeria 2 0 1 1 0 50 50
 Northern Ireland 39 19 11 9 48.72 28.21 23.08
 Norway 18 9 6 3 50 33.33 16.67
 Paraguay 1 0 0 1 0 0 100
 Peru 3 1 1 1 33.33 33.33 33.33
 Poland 9 2 4 3 22.22 44.44 33.33
 Portugal 14 4 3 7 28.57 21.43 50
 Republic of Ireland 10 4 2 4 40 20 40
 Romania 6 2 2 2 33.33 33.33 33.33
 Russia 2 0 2 0 0 100 0
 San Marino 6 6 0 0 100 0 0
 Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 0 100 0
 Serbia 2 0 1 1 0 50 50
 Slovenia 3 1 2 0 33.33 66.67 0
 South Africa 2 1 0 1 50 0 50
 South Korea 1 0 0 1 0 0 100
 Soviet Union 4 0 1 3 0 25 75
 Spain 13 3 4 6 23.08 30.77 46.15
 Sweden 12 5 1 6 41.67 8.33 50
 Switzerland 16 8 3 5 50 18.75 31.25
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 0 100 0 0
 Turkey 1 0 0 1 0 0 100
 Ukraine 2 1 0 1 50 0 50
 United States 7 2 3 2 28.57 42.86 28.57
 Uruguay 4 1 1 2 25 25 50
 Wales 107 61 23 23 57.01 21.5 21.5
 West Germany 8 2 3 3 25 37.5 37.5
 Yugoslavia 8 2 5 1 25 62.5 12.5
 Zaire 1 1 0 0 100 0 0
Totals 733 346 161 226 47.2 21.96 30.83

P - Played; W - Won; D - Drawn; L - Lost
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.[15][16]

By decade[edit]

As of 18 November 2014
Decade Pld W D L GF GA GD %W %D %L
1870s 12 8 2 2 41 15 26 66.67 16.67 16.67
1880s 26 22 3 1 110 32 78 84.62 11.54 3.85
1890s 30 19 5 6 100 48 52 63.33 16.67 20
1900s 30 15 7 8 70 32 38 50 23.33 26.67
1910s 15 7 6 2 20 10 10 46.67 40 13.33
1920s 34 24 5 5 82 33 49 70.59 14.71 14.71
1930s 41 22 7 12 78 62 16 53.66 17.07 29.27
1940s 19 9 3 7 39 26 13 47.37 15.79 36.84
1950s 67 30 16 21 123 104 19 44.78 23.88 31.34
1960s 64 28 13 23 138 115 23 43.75 20.31 35.94
1970s 89 37 20 32 114 98 16 41.57 22.47 35.96
1980s 87 35 24 28 101 83 18 40.23 27.59 32.18
1990s 92 41 22 29 112 84 28 44.57 23.91 31.52
2000s 85 30 20 35 91 111 −20 36.47 23.53 40
2010s 42 19 8 15 51 51 0 45.24 19.05 35.71
Overall 733 346 161 226 1270 904 366 47.2 21.96 30.83

P - Played, W - Won, D - Drawn, L - Lost, GF - Goals For, GA - Goals Against, GD - Goal Difference

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.[15][16]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Christian Dailly - A SquadScottishfa.co.uk". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Top Goal Scorers". Scottishfa.co.uk (Scottish Football Association). Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
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  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Scotland – International Matches 1881–1890 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Scotland – International Matches 1891–1900 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Scotland – International Matches 1901–1910 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Scotland – International Matches 1921–1930 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Scotland – International Matches 1931–1939 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Scotland – International Matches 1946–1950 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Scotland – International Matches 1951–1955 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Scotland – International Matches 1956–1960 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Scotland – International Matches 1961–1965 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Scotland – International Matches 1966–1970 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "HONG KONG v SCOTLAND". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Gordon Strachan". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 19 September 2013.