British Home Amateur Championship

The British Home Amateur Championship or British Amateur Championship was an annual football competition contested between the United Kingdom's four amateur national teams: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (the last of whom competed as Ireland for the first three tournaments). Starting during the 1953–54 season, it was contested until the 1973–74 season, after which the Football Association abolished the amateur distinction.[2] From 1929 to 1953, an unofficial winner was declared by the press; during this time, Ireland and Wales did not meet regularly.[1]: 2 

British Home Amateur Championship
Founded1953
Abolished1974
RegionBritish Isles
Number of teams4
Last championsEngland / Wales[a]
Most successful team(s)England (16 titles)

List of winnersEdit

Year Champions Second Third Fourth
1953–54[1]: 176   Ireland (1)  Scotland  England  Wales
1954–55[1]: 184   England (1)  Ireland  Scotland  Wales
1955–56[1]: 190   England (2) /  Ireland (2)[b]  Wales  Scotland
1956–57[1]: 199   England (3)  Wales  Northern Ireland /  Scotland[b]
1957–58[1]: 209   England (4) /  Scotland (1) /  Northern Ireland (3)[b]  Wales
1958–59[1]: 215   England (5) /  Scotland (2)[b]  Northern Ireland  Wales
1959–60[1]: 224   England (6)  Scotland /  Northern Ireland[b]  Wales
1960–61[1]: 232   England (7)  Scotland /  Wales[b]  Northern Ireland
1961–62[1]: 237   Scotland (3)  England /  Northern Ireland[b]  Wales
1962–63[1]: 242   England (8)  Northern Ireland  Wales  Scotland
1963–64[1]: 249   Northern Ireland (4)  England /  Scotland[b]  Wales
1964–65[1]: 259   England (9) /  Scotland (4)[b]  Northern Ireland  Wales
1965–66[1]: 264   England (10)  Scotland /  Northern Ireland[b]  Wales
1966–67[1]: 273   England (11)  Scotland  Wales  Northern Ireland
1967–68[1]: 279   Wales (1)  England  Northern Ireland /  Scotland[b]
1968–69[1]: 289   England (12)  Wales  Scotland  Northern Ireland
1969–70[1]: 297   England (13)  Wales /  Scotland /  Northern Ireland[b]
1970–71[1]: 304   England (14)  Wales  Northern Ireland /  Scotland[b]
1971–72[1]: 314   Northern Ireland (5)  England /  Wales[b]  Scotland
1972–73[1]: 318   England (15)  Scotland  Wales  Northern Ireland
1973–74[1]: 326   England (16) /  Wales (2)[b]  Scotland[a]  Northern Ireland[a]


Total winsEdit

Team Wins total Wins outright Shares wins
 England 16 11 5
 Ireland /  Northern Ireland 5 3 2
 Scotland 4 1 3[a]
 Wales 2 1 1

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d The Scotland versus Northern Ireland match, on 1974-02-01, was postponed due to an unplayable pitch. The match was never rearranged.[1]: 329  If Scotland had won it they would have finished joint first with England and Wales[1]: 326 .
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Where teams finished in a joint position, the level teams are listed in order of better/best goal difference.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x McColl, Brian; Gorman, Douglas; Campbell, George (2017). UK Amateur International Football: The Complete Record 1901-1974 (2nd ed.). ISBN 978-1-326-35601-9.
  2. ^ Butler, Bryon (1991). The Official History of The Football Association. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-356-19145-1.