Scotland national football team results (unofficial matches)

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Scotland national football team results

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From 1870 to the present day, the Scotland national football team have played various matches that are not accorded the status of official (FIFA) internationals by the governing body, the Scottish Football Association.[1] These include early matches against England prior to the first-ever official international in 1872,[2] wartime fixtures between 1914–1919 and 1939–1946 when official competitions were suspended,[3] overseas tour matches played by a Scotland XI of varying strength and status,[4] and others as specified.

While some of the tour matches (involving players under consideration for the full national squad, some having already been capped) could be seen as similar in status to those played by the Scotland B team, they have not been recorded officially as such.

1870–1872 England v Scotland matches[edit]

1888[edit]

  1. ^ Part of a Canadian tour of the United Kingdom, and coinciding with the 1888 International Exhibition in Glasgow.

1891[edit]

  1. ^ Part of a Canadian tour of the United Kingdom, also involving several players from the United States.[5]

1902[edit]

  1. ^ This was scheduled as a full international and was the title decider in the 1901–02 British Home Championship. A capacity crowd was in attendance. During the first half, a new wooden stand collapsed, killing 25 and injuring 500. The match was played to a conclusion to mitigate any further crowd panic, but was not recorded as a full international fixture. The official match was replayed in England a month later.[6]
  1. ^ Benefit match for the 1902 Ibrox disaster relief fund.[7]

World War I[edit]

By the end of the first year of fighting during World War I, most official football tournaments were suspended (a notable exception was the Scottish Football League Division One). International matches were took place very occasionally during the duration of the war itself (July 1914 to November 1918) with Scotland only playing one, a military benefit match against England. Following the Allied victory, regular sports events began to return, and Scotland played in two Victory International matches against Ireland followed by two against England in Spring 1919. Established competitions and fully-recognised international matches resumed in the 1919–20 season.

Matches[edit]

Players selected for Scotland in WWI matches[edit]

[8]

1921 Tour of USA and Canada[edit]

A Scotland XI tour of Canada and the USA was organised by Glasgow club Third Lanark and the Dominion of Canada Football Association. Some local publications of the time listed the visitors as 'Third Lanark', others as 'Scotland'.[4][9][10][11]

  • 25 matches were played, with 24 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats. 1 match is detailed below:

1927 Tour of USA and Canada[edit]

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1927.[12][13][4]

  • 20 matches were played, with 19 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat.

1929[edit]

  1. ^ This match was played two days after another in Bergen, a 7–3 win for Scotland[14] which is considered official by the SFA but not by the Norwegian Football Federation.[15] Neither body considers the 4–0 match to be official.
  • A friendly match between Scotland and the Netherlands in June 1929 was retrospectively considered not to be official by the Royal Dutch Football Association due to their disapproval of professionalism in the sport – all the Scotland players were professionals.[16][17] The SFA regards it as official.[18]

1935 Tour of USA and Canada[edit]

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1935.[4][19][20][21][22]

  • 13 matches were played, with 13 wins, 0 draws and 0 defeats. 2 matches are detailed below:
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the United States Soccer Federation.[23]
  2. ^ Playing as Eastern USA All-Stars.
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the United States Soccer Federation.[23]
  2. ^ Playing as Eastern USA All-Stars.

1935[edit]

  1. ^ King's Silver Jubilee Trust Fund International

1939 Tour of USA and Canada[edit]

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1939.[4][24][25][26]

  • 14 matches were played, with 13 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats. 2 matches are detailed below:
  1. ^ Playing as Eastern USA All-Stars.

World War II[edit]

Official football tournaments were suspended soon after the outbreak of World War II in Autumn 1939. International matches took place occasionally during the duration of the war itself, with Scotland playing against England 15 times. When the conflict ended in May 1945 with an Allied victory, regular sports events began to return, and Scotland participated in, and won, the 1945–46 British Victory Home Championship. Two further Victory International matches in 1946 against Belgium[27][28] and Switzerland[29][30] are considered to have full international status.[31] All established competitions and fully-recognised international matches resumed in the 1946–47 season, the outset of which included one further unofficial England v Scotland match to raise funds for those affected by the Burnden Park disaster earlier that year.[32]

Matches[edit]

  1. ^ After two English players were injured in a traffic accident on their way to the match, two players from the local club Newcastle United who had been in the crowd as spectators appeared for England, including Tommy Pearson, a Scot who later also appeared for his native country.
  1. ^ Fundraising match for the Burnden Park disaster.

1945–46 British Victory Home Championship[edit]

Players selected for Scotland in WWII matches[edit]

[a][8]

  1. ^ As the 1946 Victory Internationals against Belgium and Switzerland are considered to have full international status, they are not included in these figures for unofficial matches.

1949 Tour of USA and Canada[edit]

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1949.[4][33][34][35][36]

  • 9 matches were played, with 8 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeats. 2 matches are detailed below:
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the United States Soccer Federation.[23]

1959[edit]

1967 Tour[edit]

A Scotland XI tour of Israel, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Canada was organised by the SFA in 1967.[4][39][40]

  • 9 matches were played, with 9 wins, 0 draws and 0 defeats. 7 matches are detailed below:
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the Israel Football Association.[42]
  2. ^ Scorer listed in some sources as Alex Ferguson and others as Harry Hood.

1990[edit]

  1. ^ Match to commomorate the centenary of the Scottish Football League.[44]

1997[edit]

  • No caps were awarded to Scottish players who were on the field for the scheduled match against Estonia during 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification on 9 October 1996, when a scheduling dispute over floodlights led to Scotland turning up at an earlier time and kicking off against no opposition, while Estonia insisted on adhering to the original later time.[45][46] All records for this fixture relate to the rearranged match played in Monaco on 11 February 1997.[47][48][49]

2002[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "Scottish Football Association Tour, 1927". Canadian Soccer History. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Norway 3 v 7 Scotland". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
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  22. ^ David Litterer (1 June 2011). "The Year in American Soccer - 1935". American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
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