1893–94 British Home Championship

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The 1893–94 British Home Championship was an edition of the annual international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. It was won by Scotland in a close competition in which neither Scotland nor England lost a game but Scotland managed to accumulate one more point than England with a victory over Ireland.

Wales and Ireland began the tournament, Wales winning the match easily 4–1 and gaining an early advantage. Ireland's second match was against England and the Irish managed to hold their opponents to a 2–2 draw in a very tough match. England recovered to beat Wales, scoring five goals, but this total was matched by Scotland in their first match. Scotland also managed to beat Ireland, the Irish again only narrowly missing out on victory, losing 1–2. In the final game of the competition England and Scotland played, Scotland only needing a draw to achieve the trophy. Despite a very strong encounter, the Scots held England to a 2–2 draw and took the tournament by a single point.


Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Scotland 5 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4
 England 4 3 1 2 0 9 5 +4
 Wales 2 3 1 0 2 7 11 −4
 Ireland 1 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4

The points system worked as follows:

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


24 March 1894
Scotland  5–2  Wales
Davidson Berry Goal 40'
John Barker Goal 44'
Thomas Chambers Goal 70'
David Alexander Goal 75'
John Johnstone Goal 85'
Goal 15'40' Hugh Morris
Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Joseph McBride (Ireland)

31 March 1894
Ireland  1–2  Scotland
Olphie Stanfield Goal 65' Goal 25' (o.g.) Sam Torrans
Goal 28' John Taylor
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Edward Phennah (Wales)

7 April 1894
Scotland  2–2  England
William Lambie Goal 7'
Sandy McMahon Goal 75'
Goal 35' Johnny Goodall
Goal 85' Jack Reynolds
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 45,017
Referee: John Reid (Ireland)


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