1894–95 British Home Championship
The 1894–95 British Home Championship was an international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. The competition was won by England, who like second placed Wales, did not lose a game. Wales however failed to win one either, scoring three draws and so finishing behind England. Scotland took joint second place with three points gained from a win, draw and a loss. Ireland came last with a single point garnered from their draw with Wales.
|Host country||England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales|
|Dates||9 March – 6 April 1895|
|Champions||England (6th title)|
|Runners-up||Shared: Wales/ Scotland|
|Goals scored||26 (4.33 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||6 Players (2 goals)|
England and Ireland played the first match of the competition, the Irish suffering a 9–0 defeat in Derby to give England the immediate advantage. Ireland and Wales then played a 2–2 draw in Belfast before England and Wales drew at the Queen's Club, the only international football match ever played there. Wales finished their competition as Scotland entered it, the teams drawing in Wrexham to give Wales three points in an unbeaten tournament. Scotland beat Ireland in their second game, ending Ireland's tournament with a single point before England and Scotland, level on points, played out the decider at Goodison Park. In the event England were just too strong, easily dismissing their opponents 3–0 to win the trophy.
Rules for classification: 1) points. The points system worked as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
|Steve Bloomer 4'
Frank Becton 15', 60'
Johnny Goodall 65' (87)
Billy Bassett 30'
Raby Howell 36'
Sam Torrans 3' (o.g.)
|George Gaukrodger 32'
William Sherrard 42'
|Harry Trainer 10', 85'|
|Rupert Sandilands 74'||William Lewis 69'|
|William Lewis 10'
Thomas Chapman 60'
| 30' Jake Madden
39' John Divers
|William Lambie 1'
John Walker 60', 70'
|35' William Sherrard|