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List of Scotland international footballers

Scotland (in blue) in action against The Netherlands at UEFA Euro 1996

The Scotland national football team is the joint-oldest international football team, having played in the first official international match, a goalless draw on 30 November 1872 against England.[1] Since then, the team has established a long-standing rivalry with England, particularly in the annual British Home Championship, which Scotland won 24 times outright and shared a further 17 times.[2] The team has enjoyed less success in continental and global competition. Even though Scotland has participated in eight FIFA World Cup and two UEFA European Championship final tournaments,[3] the team has never progressed beyond the first round of any major tournament.[3]

Kenny Dalglish, the only man to have won more than 100 caps for Scotland, was the only Scottish player named in the FIFA 100.[4] Denis Law, who shares with Dalglish the record for the most goals scored for the national team, is the only Scottish player to have won the European Footballer of the Year award.[5]

This list includes all players with 25 or more appearances for the national team. When a player reaches that landmark, they are presented with a commemorative medal.[6] The Scottish Football Association also maintains a roll of honour for players who have won at least 50 caps.[7] This distinction was launched in March 1998, when 11 players had already achieved that mark.[7]

Contents

List of playersEdit

Key
* Still active for the national team
Caps Appearances
WC Appearances at FIFA World Cups
EC Appearances at UEFA European Championships
Pos Positions
GK Goalkeeper
DF Defender
MF Midfielder
FW Forward
As of 22:02, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
 
Darren Fletcher became Scotland's youngest captain for nearly 120 years when he led the team against Estonia in 2004.
 
Stuart McCall (in blue), pictured playing for Scotland against The Netherlands during UEFA Euro 1996
 
Ally McCoist scored 19 times for Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.
 
John Wark won 29 caps and represented Scotland in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Player Ref Pos Caps Goals First cap Last cap WC EC Other roles
Kenny Dalglish [8] FW 102 30 1971 1986 1974
1978
1982
Captain
Jim Leighton [9] GK 91 0 1982 1998 1982
1986
1990
1998
1996 Captain
Darren Fletcher [10] MF 80 5 2003 2017 Captain
Alex McLeish [11] DF 77 0 1980 1993 1982
1986
1990
Captain
Manager
Paul McStay [12] MF 76 9 1983 1997 1986
1990
1992 Captain
Tom Boyd [13] DF 72 1 1990 2001 1998 1992
1996
Captain
Kenny Miller [14] FW 69 18 2001 2013 Captain
David Weir [15] DF 69 1 1998 2010 1998 Captain
Christian Dailly [16] DF 67 6 1997 2008 1998 Captain
Willie Miller [17] DF 65 1 1975 1989 1982
1986
Captain
Danny McGrain [18] DF 62 0 1973 1982 1974
1982
Captain
Richard Gough [19] DF 61 6 1983 1993 1986
1990
1992 Captain
Ally McCoist [20] FW 61 19 1985 1998 1990 1992
1996
Captain
John Collins [21] MF 58 12 1988 1999 1990
1998
1996
Roy Aitken [22] MF 57 1 1979 1991 1986
1990
Captain
Gary McAllister [23] MF 57 5 1990 1999 1990 1992
1996
Captain
Scott Brown [24] MF 55 4 2005 2017 Captain
Gary Caldwell [25] DF 55 2 2002 2013 Captain
Denis Law [26] FW 55 30 1958 1974 1974 Captain
Maurice Malpas [27] DF 55 0 1984 1992 1986
1990
1992 Captain
Billy Bremner [28] MF 54 3 1965 1975 1974 Captain
Craig Gordon* [29] GK 54 0 2003 2018
Graeme Souness [30] MF 54 4 1974 1986 1978
1982
1986
Captain
George Young [31] DF 54 0 1946 1957 Captain
Kevin Gallacher [32] FW 53 9 1988 2001 1998 1992
1996
Captain
Alan Rough [33] GK 53 0 1976 1986 1978
1982
1986
Joe Jordan [34] FW 52 11 1973 1982 1974
1978
1982
Colin Hendry [35] DF 51 3 1993 2001 1998 1996 Captain
Asa Hartford [36] MF 50 5 1972 1982 1978
1982
Captain
Alan Hutton [37] DF 50 0 2007 2016
Gordon Strachan [38] MF 50 5 1980 1992 1982
1986
Captain
Manager
Steven Naismith* [39] FW 49 9 2007 2018
Bobby Evans [40] DF 48 0 1948 1960 1954
1958
Captain
James McFadden [41] FW 48 15 2002 2010
Shaun Maloney [42] MF 47 7 2005 2016
Craig Burley [43] MF 46 3 1995 2003 1998 1996 Captain
James Morrison [44] MF 46 3 2008 2017 Captain
Gary Naysmith [45] DF 46 1 2000 2009
Barry Ferguson [46] MF 45 3 1998 2009 Captain
John Greig [47] DF 44 3 1964 1975 Captain
Gordon Durie [48] FW 43 7 1987 1998 1990
1998
1992
1996
Archie Gemmill [49] MF 43 8 1971 1981 1978 Captain
Andy Goram [50] GK 43 0 1985 1998 1986
1990
1992
1996
Allan McGregor [51] GK 42 0 2007 2018
Christophe Berra [52] DF 41 4 2008 2017
Charlie Mulgrew* [53] DF 41 3 2012 2019 Captain
Graham Alexander [54] DF 40 0 2002 2009
Eric Caldow [55] DF 40 4 1957 1963 1958 Captain
Paul Lambert [56] MF 40 1 1995 2003 1998 Captain
Stuart McCall [57] MF 40 1 1990 1998 1990 1992
1996
Stewart McKimmie [58] DF 40 1 1989 1996 1990 1992
1996
Sandy Jardine [59] DF 38 1 1970 1979 1974
1978
Captain
Mo Johnston [60] FW 38 14 1984 1991 1990
Lawrie Reilly [61] FW 38 22 1948 1957
Colin Calderwood [62] DF 36 1 1995 1999 1998 1996
Willie Donachie [63] DF 35 0 1972 1978 1974
1978
David Narey [64] DF 35 1 1977 1988 1982
1986
Jim Baxter [65] MF 34 3 1960 1967 Captain
Martin Buchan [66] DF 34 0 1972 1978 1974
1978
Captain
Steven Fletcher* [67] FW 33 10 2008 2018
Jackie McNamara [68] DF 33 0 1996 2005 1998 Captain
Frank Gray [69] DF 32 1 1976 1983 1982
James McArthur [70] MF 32 4 2010 2017
Steven Pressley [71] DF 32 0 2000 2006 Captain
Bobby Collins [72] MF 31 10 1950 1965 1958
Alan Morton [73] FW 31 5 1920 1932 Captain
Steven Whittaker [74] DF 31 0 2009 2016
James Forrest* [75] MF 30 5 2011 2019
Brian McClair [76] FW 30 2 1986 1993 1992
Gordon McQueen [77] DF 30 5 1974 1981 1974
1978
Captain
Andrew Robertson* [78] DF 30 3 2014 2019 Captain
Billy Steel [79] FW 30 12 1947 1953
Ikechi Anya [80] MF 29 3 2013 2017
Grant Hanley [81] MF 29 1 2011 2018
Willie Henderson [82] FW 29 5 1962 1971
Billy Liddell [83] FW 29 8 1942 1955
David Marshall* [84] GK 29 0 2004 2019
Russell Martin [85] FW 29 0 2011 2017
Billy McKinlay [86] MF 29 4 1993 1998 1998 1996
Billy McNeill [87] DF 29 3 1961 1972 Captain
Bobby Walker [88] FW 29 8 1900 1913
John Wark [89] MF 29 7 1979 1984 1982
Bill Brown [90] GK 28 0 1958 1965 1958
Colin Cameron [91] MF 28 2 1999 2004
Darren Jackson [92] FW 28 4 1995 1998 1998 1996
Ronnie McKinnon [93] DF 28 1 1965 1971
Pat Nevin [94] FW 28 5 1986 1996 1992
John Robertson [95] MF 28 8 1978 1983 1978
1982
Neil Sullivan [96] GK 28 0 1997 2003 1998
Andy Webster [97] DF 28 1 2003 2013
Steve Archibald [98] FW 27 4 1980 1986 1982
1986
Barry Bannan* [99] MF 27 0 2010 2017
David Hay [100] MF 27 0 1970 1974 1974 Captain
Dave McPherson [101] DF 27 0 1989 1993 1990 1992
Steve Nicol [102] DF 27 0 1984 1991 1986
Charlie Adam [103] MF 26 0 2007 2015
Jim Bett [104] MF 26 1 1982 1990 1986
1990
Billy Dodds [105] FW 26 7 1996 2001
Scot Gemmill [106] MF 26 1 1995 2003 1998 1996
Alan Hansen [107] DF 26 0 1979 1987 1982
Don Hutchison [108] FW 26 6 1999 2003
Neil McCann [109] MF 26 3 1998 2005
Stephen McManus [110] DF 26 2 2006 2010 Captain
Robert Snodgrass* [111] MF 26 7 2011 2018
Jimmy Cowan [112] GK 25 0 1948 1952
Sammy Cox [113] DF 25 0 1948 1954 Captain
Stevie Crawford [114] FW 25 4 1995 2004
Tommy Docherty [115] DF 25 1 1951 1959 1954
1958
Captain
Manager
Paul Hartley [116] MF 25 1 2005 2010

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Paul. "The first international football match". BBC. Retrieved 7 March 2009.
  2. ^ "British Home Championship Overview". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1 October 1999. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b Ralston, Gary (24 November 2007). "Eck: We'd Have Gone Far". Daily Record. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Pele's list of the greatest". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 March 2004. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  5. ^ Moore, Rob; Stokkermans, Karel (29 December 2016). "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or")". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Gordon Strachan thrilled at confident Scotland display". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  7. ^ a b "International Roll of Honour". Scottish Football Association. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  8. ^ Kenny Dalglish at the Scottish Football Association
  9. ^ Jim Leighton at the Scottish Football Association
  10. ^ Darren Fletcher at the Scottish Football Association
  11. ^ Alex McLeish at the Scottish Football Association
  12. ^ Paul McStay at the Scottish Football Association
  13. ^ Thomas Boyd at the Scottish Football Association
  14. ^ Kenny Miller at the Scottish Football Association
  15. ^ David Weir at the Scottish Football Association
  16. ^ Christian Dailly at the Scottish Football Association
  17. ^ Willie Miller at the Scottish Football Association
  18. ^ Danny McGrain at the Scottish Football Association
  19. ^ Richard Gough at the Scottish Football Association
  20. ^ Ally McCoist at the Scottish Football Association
  21. ^ John Collins at the Scottish Football Association
  22. ^ Roy Aitken at the Scottish Football Association
  23. ^ Gary McAllister at the Scottish Football Association
  24. ^ Scott Brown at the Scottish Football Association
  25. ^ Gary Caldwell at the Scottish Football Association
  26. ^ Denis Law at the Scottish Football Association
  27. ^ Maurice Malpas at the Scottish Football Association
  28. ^ Billy Bremner at the Scottish Football Association
  29. ^ Craig Gordon at the Scottish Football Association
  30. ^ Graeme Souness at the Scottish Football Association
  31. ^ George Young at the Scottish Football Association
  32. ^ Kevin Gallacher at the Scottish Football Association
  33. ^ Alan Rough at the Scottish Football Association
  34. ^ Joe Jordan at the Scottish Football Association
  35. ^ Colin Hendry at the Scottish Football Association
  36. ^ Asa Hartford at the Scottish Football Association
  37. ^ Alan Hutton at the Scottish Football Association
  38. ^ Gordon Strachan at the Scottish Football Association
  39. ^ Steven Naismith at the Scottish Football Association
  40. ^ Bobby Evans at the Scottish Football Association
  41. ^ James McFadden at the Scottish Football Association
  42. ^ Shaun Maloney at the Scottish Football Association
  43. ^ Craig Burley at the Scottish Football Association
  44. ^ James Morrison at the Scottish Football Association
  45. ^ Gary Naysmith at the Scottish Football Association
  46. ^ Barry Ferguson at the Scottish Football Association
  47. ^ John Greig at the Scottish Football Association
  48. ^ Gordon Durie at the Scottish Football Association
  49. ^ Archie Gemmill at the Scottish Football Association
  50. ^ Andy Goram at the Scottish Football Association
  51. ^ Allan McGregor at the Scottish Football Association
  52. ^ Christophe Berra at the Scottish Football Association
  53. ^ Charlie Mulgrew at the Scottish Football Association
  54. ^ Graham Alexander at the Scottish Football Association
  55. ^ Eric Caldow at the Scottish Football Association
  56. ^ Paul Lambert at the Scottish Football Association
  57. ^ Stuart McCall at the Scottish Football Association
  58. ^ Stewart McKimmie at the Scottish Football Association
  59. ^ Sandy Jardine at the Scottish Football Association
  60. ^ Mo Johnston at the Scottish Football Association
  61. ^ Lawrie Reilly at the Scottish Football Association
  62. ^ Colin Calderwood at the Scottish Football Association
  63. ^ Willie Donachie at the Scottish Football Association
  64. ^ Dave Narey at the Scottish Football Association
  65. ^ Jim Baxter at the Scottish Football Association
  66. ^ Martin Buchan at the Scottish Football Association
  67. ^ Steven Fletcher at the Scottish Football Association
  68. ^ Jackie McNamara at the Scottish Football Association
  69. ^ Frank Gray at the Scottish Football Association
  70. ^ James McArthur at the Scottish Football Association
  71. ^ Steven Pressley at the Scottish Football Association
  72. ^ Bobby Collins at the Scottish Football Association
  73. ^ Alan Morton at the Scottish Football Association
  74. ^ Steven Whittaker at the Scottish Football Association
  75. ^ James Forrest at the Scottish Football Association
  76. ^ Brian McClair at the Scottish Football Association
  77. ^ Gordon McQueen at the Scottish Football Association
  78. ^ Andy Robertson at the Scottish Football Association
  79. ^ Billy Steel at the Scottish Football Association
  80. ^ Ikechi Anya at the Scottish Football Association
  81. ^ Grant Hanley at the Scottish Football Association
  82. ^ Willie Henderson at the Scottish Football Association
  83. ^ Billy Liddell at the Scottish Football Association
  84. ^ David Marshall at the Scottish Football Association
  85. ^ Russell Martin at the Scottish Football Association
  86. ^ Billy McKinlay at the Scottish Football Association
  87. ^ Billy McNeill at the Scottish Football Association
  88. ^ Robert Walker at the Scottish Football Association
  89. ^ John Wark at the Scottish Football Association
  90. ^ Bill Brown at the Scottish Football Association
  91. ^ Colin Cameron at the Scottish Football Association
  92. ^ Darren Jackson at the Scottish Football Association
  93. ^ Ronnie McKinnon at the Scottish Football Association
  94. ^ Pat Nevin at the Scottish Football Association
  95. ^ John N Robertson at the Scottish Football Association
  96. ^ Neil Sullivan at the Scottish Football Association
  97. ^ Andy Webster at the Scottish Football Association
  98. ^ Steve Archibald at the Scottish Football Association
  99. ^ Barry Bannan at the Scottish Football Association
  100. ^ David Hay at the Scottish Football Association
  101. ^ Dave McPherson at the Scottish Football Association
  102. ^ Steve Nicol at the Scottish Football Association
  103. ^ Charles Adam at the Scottish Football Association
  104. ^ Jim Bett at the Scottish Football Association
  105. ^ Billy Dodds at the Scottish Football Association
  106. ^ Scot Gemmill at the Scottish Football Association
  107. ^ Alan Hansen at the Scottish Football Association
  108. ^ Don Hutchison at the Scottish Football Association
  109. ^ Neil McCann at the Scottish Football Association
  110. ^ Stephen McManus at the Scottish Football Association
  111. ^ Robert Snodgrass at the Scottish Football Association
  112. ^ Jimmy Cowan at the Scottish Football Association
  113. ^ Sammy Cox at the Scottish Football Association
  114. ^ Stephen Crawford at the Scottish Football Association
  115. ^ Tommy Docherty at the Scottish Football Association
  116. ^ Paul Hartley at the Scottish Football Association

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