1905–06 British Home Championship

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The 1905–06 British Home Championship was the 22nd edition of the annual international football tournament played between the British Home Nations. The trophy was shared between the two sides which regularly dominated the competition, England and Scotland who each gained four points.

England and Ireland began the tournament in February 1906, with England scoring five goals without reply and rising to the head of the table. Wales joined them after their match with Scotland which they won in Edinburgh 2–0. Scotland recovered to beat Ireland by a single goal and England then moved ahead by beating Wales with an identical scoreline. Playing for lower rankings, Wales and Ireland fought out a thrilling 4–4 draw in Cardiff before the deciding game between England and Scotland. England needed only a draw to take the trophy undisputed, but Scotland played well and in flowing match triumphed 2–1 to share the honours.

Parts of the Wales vs Ireland match at Wrexham were filmed by the Blackburn company of Mitchell and Kenyon, and is now the oldest surviving footage of an international football match.[1]


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  England (C) 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 4
  Scotland (C) 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 4
  Wales 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 3
  Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 10 −6 1
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) Co-champions.


Scotland  0 – 2  Wales
    50' Lot Jones
  65' John Love Jones
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: John Lewis (England)

Ireland  0 – 1  Scotland
    52' Thomas Fitchie
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Frederick Bye (England)

Wales  0 – 1  England
  Samuel Day

Scotland  2 – 1  England
James Howie   40'55'   81' Albert Shepherd
Attendance: 102,741
Referee: William Nunnerley (Wales)


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


  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.