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Scotland national football B team

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The Scotland national football B team, controlled by the Scottish Football Association, is run occasionally as a second team for the Scotland national football team. During the period when Berti Vogts was manager of the national team, it was also known as the Scotland Future team.

AssociationScottish Football Association
First colours
Second colours
First international
France France B 0–0 Scotland B Scotland
(Toulouse, France; 11 November 1952)
Biggest win
Scotland Scotland B 4–0 Wales B Wales
(Cumbernauld, Scotland; 24 March 1998)
Biggest defeat
England England B 4–0 Scotland B Scotland
(Birmingham, England; 6 February 1957)


Concept and historyEdit

Scotland B team line up ahead of a match against Finland B at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock.

A national B team is designed to give games to players who are being considered for call-up to the full national squad. Generally, the team plays in friendly matches against other international B teams. These games are often played at smaller venues than the full national team play at, with attendances generally under 10,000.

The team is also sometimes referred to as the Scotland Future team,[1] a concept initiated by Berti Vogts. The team competed in the Future Team Cup in 2002–03[2] and from 2004 to 2006.[3] Following the departure of Berti Vogts in 2004, Scotland's next manager Walter Smith stated his intention to stop playing these matches due to fixture congestion and the number of player withdrawals.[4] Since 2006, there have been four official B internationals played by Scotland.

The first Scotland B game was held on 11 November 1952 and was a 0–0 draw with France B in Toulouse, France. As of April 2019, the Scotland B side have played 27 games. The most recent match was against Northern Ireland on 6 May 2009.[5] The squad selection was restricted by two Scottish Premier League games being scheduled for the following day, and an upcoming Old Firm match.[5] George Boyd was added to the squad after his eligibility to play for Scotland was confirmed.[6] Six players withdrew from the original squad and four players were added to fill the gaps left behind.[7] Scotland B won the match 3–0 thanks to goals by Andy Webster, George Boyd and Leigh Griffiths.[8]

Tournament historyEdit

Year Competition Result GP W D* L GS GA Ref
2002–03 Future Team Cup Third 4 0 3 1 5 6 [2]
2004–06 Future Team Cup Fourth 4 1 0 3 5 8 [3]

Results and fixturesEdit

Date Opponents Venue Score Scotland goalscorer(s) Match Report
11 November 1952 France Stadium Municipal, Toulouse 0–0 [9]
11 March 1953 England Easter Road, Edinburgh 2–2 Ian McMillan
Angus Morrison
3 March 1954 England Roker Park, Sunderland 1–1 John Cumming
21 February 1955 Scotland A
Easter Road, Edinburgh 3–2 Johnny Davidson(2)
Tommy Gemmell
29 February 1956 England Dens Park, Dundee 2–2 Willie McCulloch
Jimmy Mulkerrin
6 February 1957 England St Andrew's, Birmingham 1–4 Ian Gardiner
28 April 1987 France Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 1–1 Gary McAllister
27 March 1990 Yugoslavia Fir Park, Motherwell 0–0
24 April 1990 East Germany McDiarmid Park, Perth 1–2 Ray Stephen
2 February 1994 Wales Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 1–2 Chris McCart [12]
21 February 1995 Northern Ireland Easter Road, Edinburgh 3–0 Steven Tweed
Darren Jackson
Stephen Wright
10 October 1995 Sweden Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm 2–1 Duncan Shearer
Tom Brown
23 April 1996 Denmark Nykøbing Falster Stadium, Nykøbing Falster 0–3
24 March 1998 Wales Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld 4–0 Martin McIntosh
Alec Cleland
Paul Wright
Colin Cameron
21 April 1998 Norway Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh 1–2 Stephen Crawford
17 December 2002 Germany Stadion am Bruchweg, Mainz 3–3 Kevin Kyle
Stephen Hughes
Bob Malcolm
The Scotsman
25 February 2003 Turkey Atatürk Stadium, Antalya 1–1 Andy Gray BBC Sport
20 May 2003 Northern Ireland Firhill Stadium, Glasgow 2–1 Don Hutchison
Kevin Kyle
BBC Sport
21 October 2003 Germany Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 0–1 BBC Sport
10 December 2003 Turkey Tannadice Park, Dundee 1–1 Steven Caldwell BBC Sport
7 December 2004 Germany Carl-Benz-Stadion, Mannheim 0–3
19 April 2005 Austria Pappelstadion, Mattersburg 1–2 Craig Beattie The Scotsman
6 December 2005 Poland Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 2–0 Gary McDonald
Lee Miller
The Scotsman
15 March 2006 Turkey Caledonian Stadium, Inverness 2–3 Steven Naismith
Lee Miller
BBC Sport
14 November 2006 Republic of Ireland Dalymount Park, Dublin 0–0 BBC Sport
7 February 2007 Finland Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 2–2 Shaun Maloney
Alan Gow
BBC Sport
20 November 2007 Republic of Ireland Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie 1–1 Steve Howard BBC Sport
6 May 2009 Northern Ireland Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld 3–0 Andy Webster
George Boyd
Leigh Griffiths
BBC Sport


  1. ^ "Webster gets Scots call". BBC Sport. 19 March 2003. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Garin, Erik (30 April 2006). "Future Team Cup 2002/03". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Garin, Erik (30 April 2006). "Future Team Cup 2004/05". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Smith outlines his new approach". BBC Sport. 3 December 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Old Firm pair in Scots B call-up". BBC Sport. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Posh's Boyd ready for Scots duty". BBC Sport. 30 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Stark hope over Scotland B clash". BBC Sport. 6 May 2009.
  8. ^ "Scotland B 3–0 N Ireland B : Debutant Boyd shines as Scotland B outing proves worthwhile for Burley". The Scotsman. Johnston Publishing. 7 May 2009.
  9. ^ Scottish footballers impress Toulouse Glasgow Herald, 12 November 1952 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)
  10. ^ Easter Road game should not have been played Glasgow Herald, 22 February 1955 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)
  11. ^ Scotland "B" gain draw at Dundee Glasgow Herald, 1 March 1956 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)
  12. ^ Match Report Glasgow Herald, 3 February 1994 (via Partick Thistle History Archive)

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