1985 Rous Cup

The 1985 Rous Cup was the first staging of the Rous Cup international football competition, initially established to continue the then-traditional annual game between rivals England and Scotland following the demise of the British Home Championship.

1985 Rous Cup
Date25 May
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeMichel Vautrot (France)

The cup was won by Scotland, who defeated England 1–0 in the match played on 25 May 1985. Richard Gough scored the only goal of the game, a header in the 69th minute. This was to be the only time they lifted the Rous Cup during its five-year existence.[1]

Match detailsEdit

Scotland  1–0  England
Gough   69' Report (Page 15)
Attendance: 66,439

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five substitutes named, of which two may be used


  1. ^ "1985 Rous Cup". Soccernostalgia. Retrieved 24 February 2017.