1900–01 British Home Championship

The 1900–01 British Home Championship was an international football tournament between the British Home Nations. England won the competition with five points after strong victories over Wales and Ireland. Scotland too performed well, coming second with a win and two draws and racking up what remains their highest ever scoreline in an 11–0 demolition of the Irish in Glasgow.

1900–01 British Home Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEngland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Dates23 February – 30 March 1901
Teams4
Final positions
Champions England (8th title)
Runners-up Scotland
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored27 (4.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Scotland Robert Hamilton
England Steve Bloomer (5 goals)

Scotland's record win was the first match of the competition and saw hat-tricks by Sandy "Duke" McMahon and Robert Hamilton. In their second game however Scotland could not sustain their good form, resulting in a disappointing draw with a tough Welsh side who played well to gain their point. England entered the action next with a victory over the Irish, although the men in green limited the damage to just a three-goal deficit. England then took the lead in the competition with a heavy 6–0 win over Wales, Steve Bloomer scoring four. In the final matches, Ireland and Wales played for pride, neither side being able at this stage to win the trophy. Wales eventually won the match 1–0. England and Scotland however fought out a furious encounter as both sides stood a good chance of winning. However, by virtue of the Scottish draw with Wales, England needed only a draw to win the competition, a result they managed despite Scotland's resilience.

TableEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England (C) 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 5
  Scotland 3 1 2 0 14 3 +11 4
  Wales 3 1 1 1 2 7 −5 3
  Ireland 3 0 0 3 0 15 −15 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points. The points system worked as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
(C) Champion

ResultsEdit

Scotland  11–0  Ireland
McMahon   6', 15', 40', 50'
Russell   25'
Campbell   30', 65'
Hamilton   55', 60', 70', 80'
Scottish FA  
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Richard Thomas Gough (Wales)

Wales  1–1  Scotland
Parry   76' Robertson   74'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles E. Sutcliffe (England)

England  3–0  Ireland
Foster   83'
Crawshaw   9'
Hedley   81'
 
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Tom Robertson (Scotland)

England  6–0  Wales
Bloomer   38', 60', 71', 74'
Foster   72'
Needham   51' (pen.)
 
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Tom Robertson (Scotland)

Ireland  0–1  Wales
  Jones   55'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Charles E. Sutcliffe (England)

England  2–2  Scotland
Blackburn   36'
Bloomer   80'
Scottish FA Campbell   48'
Hamilton   75'
Attendance: 18,520
Referee: James Torrans (Ireland)

Winning squadEdit

Name Apps/Goals by opponent Total
 
WAL[1]
 
IRE[2]
 
SCO[3]
Apps Goals
Tip Foster 1/1 1/1 1 3 2
Ernest Needham 1/1 1 1 3 1
William Oakley 1 1 1 3 0
Steve Bloomer 1/4 1/1 2 5
Walter Bennett 1 1 2 0
Albert Wilkes 1 1 2 0
Tommy Crawshaw 1/1 1 1
George Hedley 1/1 1 1
Fred Blackburn 1 1 0
Frank Forman 1 1 0
James Iremonger 1 1 0
Gilbert Smith 1 1 0
John Sutcliffe 1 1 0
William Bannister 1 1 0
William Beats 1 1 0
Bertie Corbett 1 1 0
Jimmy Crabtree 1 1 0
Matthew Kingsley 1 1 0
Herbert Banks 1 1 0
Jack Cox 1 1 0
Charles Fry 1 1 0
William Jones 1 1 0
Jack Robinson 1 1 0
Archie Turner 1 1 0

ReferencesEdit

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