1899–1900 British Home Championship

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The 1899-1900 British Home Championship was an edition of the annual football tournament played between the British Home Nations. Conducted in the second half of the 1899–1900 season, it was dominated by Scotland who achieved a whitewash of their opponents by winning all three games. Wales and England shared second place, with Ireland bringing up the rear.

Wales and Ireland began the competition in Llandudno, the Welsh side winning 2–0 to take immediate advantage. Ireland then returned to Belfast to play Scotland, where they again lost, conceding three without reply. In Cardiff, Wales and England played out a draw giving both a chance of success in the tournament before Wales' hopes were ended by a heavy 5–2 defeat by Scotland in Aberdeen. England however remained strong, beating the Irish and needing a draw to share the trophy with Scotland and a win to take it undisputed. Scotland however were much too strong, dominating the match and winning 4–1 to complete three victories and win the competition.

Table[edit]

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

The points system worked as follows:

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

Results[edit]

3 February 1900
Scotland  5 – 2  Wales
Jack Bell Goal 2'
David Wilson Goal 7'35'
RC Hamilton Goal 37'
Alex Smith Goal 61'
Scottish FA Goal 45' Thomas Parry
Goal 60' William Butler
Pittodrie, Aberdeen
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Charles E. Sutcliffe (England)

24 February 1900
Wales  2 – 0  Ireland
Thomas Parry
Billy Meredith
 

3 March 1900
Ireland  0 – 3  Scotland
  Scottish FA Goal 8'83' John Campbell
Goal 23' Alex Smith
Solitude, Belfast
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Charles E. Sutcliffe (England)



7 April 1900
Scotland  4 – 1  England
Robert McColl Goal 1'25'44'
Jack Bell Goal 6'
Goal 35' Steve Bloomer
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 63,000
Referee: James Torrans (Ireland)

References[edit]

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