The Football League XI

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The Football League XI was a representative side of the Football League. The team regularly played against the Scottish Football League XI and other national league select teams between 1892 and 1976. For a long period the annual fixture between the English and Scottish leagues was only second in importance to the matches between the two national teams. The fixture declined in importance, however, particularly after regular European club competition was instituted in the 1950s. Later matches were played irregularly and poorly attended, with the last match against the Scottish league being played in March 1976.[1][2]

The Football League XI's most recent games have been against the Italian League, which was a regular fixture through the 1990s and was most recently played as an Under-21 fixture in 2006.[3]

Results by opponent[edit]

As of 10:59, 28 February 2014 (UTC)[4]
Opponent P W D L %W %D %L
Scotland Scottish Football League XI[note 1] 75 42 14 19 56 18.7 25.3
Ireland/Northern Ireland Irish Football League XI 63 54 6 3 85.7 9.5 4.8
Republic of Ireland League of Ireland XI 17 14 2 1 82.4 11.8 5.9
Italy Serie A/Serie B 13 x x x x x x
England Southern League XI[5] 6 4 1 1 66.7 16.7 16.7
United Kingdom Army XI[6] 2 2 0 0 100 0 0
England Football Alliance XI[7] 1 0 1 0 0 100 0
Wales/Ireland Wales & Ireland XI[8] 1 1 0 0 100 0 0
England England[9] 1 0 1 0 0 100 0
Scotland Glasgow XI[10] 1 0 0 1 0 0 100
Rest of the World[11] 1 1 0 0 100 0 0

P - Played; W - Won; D - Drawn; L - Lost

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This total includes two Victory Inter-league matches played in 1919 and one match played during the Second World War. In both World Wars, regular league football was suspended.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wed 17 Mar 1976 SFL 0 English Football League 1". www.londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Donnelly, Paul (2010). "The last inter-league match". First, Last & Only: Football. Hachette UK. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Taylor reveals U-21 League squad". 30 January 2006. 
  4. ^ "Scotland Scores by Team". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Edwards, Leigh (1993). The Official Centenary History of the Southern League. Halesowen: Paper Plane Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 1-871872-08-1. 
  6. ^ Spiller, R.J. "The AFS Book of Inter League Matches". Association of Football Statisticians, p.86
  7. ^ Spiller, R.J. "The AFS Book of Inter League Matches". Association of Football Statisticians, p.6
  8. ^ Spiller, R.J. "The AFS Book of Inter League Matches". Association of Football Statisticians, p.86
  9. ^ Spiller, R.J. "The AFS Book of Inter League Matches". Association of Football Statisticians, p.87
  10. ^ Spiller, R.J. "The AFS Book of Inter League Matches". Association of Football Statisticians, p.88
  11. ^ "Supranational Sides". www.http://nifootball.blogspot.com. Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats. Retrieved 8 March 2014.  External link in |work= (help)

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