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Scotland national football team 1940–59 results

This article lists the results for the Scotland national football team between 1940 and 1959. Scotland did not play any official matches between 1940 and 1945 because competitive football was suspended for the duration of the Second World War. Several unofficial internationals, some known as Victory Internationals, were played during this time.

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ResultsEdit

Scotland's score is shown first in each case.

Match number Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Scotland scorers Att. Ref.
189 23 January 1946 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Belgium 2–2 Friendly Jimmy Delaney (2) 48,830 [1]
190 15 May 1946 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)    Switzerland 3–1 Friendly Billy Liddell (2), Jimmy Delaney 111,899 [1]
191 19 October 1946 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (A)   Wales 1–3 British Home Championship Willie Waddell 29,568 [1]
192 27 November 1946 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Ireland 0–0 British Home Championship 98,776 [1]
193 12 April 1947 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 1–1 British Home Championship Andy McLaren 98,200 [1]
194 18 May 1947 Stade Heysel, Brussels (A)   Belgium 1–2 Friendly Billy Steel 51,161 [1]
195 24 May 1947 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg (A)   Luxembourg 6–0 Friendly Bobby Flavell (2), Billy Steel (2), Andy McLaren (2) 4,000 [1]
196 4 October 1947 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Ireland 0–2 British Home Championship 52,000 [1]
197 12 November 1947 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 1–2 British Home Championship Andy McLaren 88,000 [1]
198 10 April 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 0–2 British Home Championship 135,376 [1]
199 28 April 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Belgium 2–0 Friendly Bobby Combe, Davie Duncan 70,000 [1]
200 17 May 1948 Wankdorf Stadion, Bern (A)    Switzerland 1–2 Friendly Leslie Johnston 30,000 [1]
201 23 May 1948 Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)   France 0–3 Friendly 46,032 [1]
202 23 October 1948 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 3–1 British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly, Willie Waddell (2) 59,911 [1]
203 17 November 1948 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Ireland 3–2 British Home Championship Billy Houliston (2), Jimmy Mason 93,000 [1]
204 9 April 1949 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 3–1 British Home Championship Jimmy Mason, Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly 98,188 [1]
205 27 April 1949 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   France 2–0 Friendly Billy Steel (2) 125,683 [1]
206 1 October 1949 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Ireland 8–2 British Home Championship[note 1] Henry Morris (3), Willie Waddell (2), Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly, Jimmy Mason 50,000 [1]
207 9 November 1949 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 2–0 British Home Championship[note 1] John McPhail, Alec Linwood 73,782 [1]
208 15 April 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 0–1 British Home Championship[note 1] 133,300 [1]
209 26 April 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)    Switzerland 3–1 Friendly Willie Bauld, Bobby Campbell, Allan Brown 123,751 [1]
210 21 May 1950 Estádio Nacional, Lisbon (A)   Portugal 2–2 Friendly Willie Bauld, Allan Brown 68,000 [1]
211 27 May 1950 Stade Olympique, Colombes (A)   France 1–0 Friendly Allan Brown 35,568 [1]
212 21 October 1950 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 3–1 British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly (2), Billy Liddell 60,000 [1]
213 1 November 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Northern Ireland 6–1 British Home Championship John McPhail (2), Billy Steel (4) 83,142 [1]
214 13 December 1950 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Austria 0–1 Friendly 68,000 [1]
215 14 April 1951 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 3–2 British Home Championship Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly, Billy Liddell 98,000 [2]
216 12 May 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Denmark 3–1 Friendly Billy Steel, Lawrie Reilly, Bobby Mitchell 75,690 [2]
217 16 May 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   France 1–0 Friendly Lawrie Reilly 75,394 [2]
218 20 May 1951 Stade Heysel, Brussels (A)   Belgium 5–0 Friendly George Hamilton (3), Jimmy Mason, Willie Waddell 55,135 [2]
219 27 May 1951 Praterstadion, Vienna (A)   Austria 0–4 Friendly 65,000 [2]
220 6 October 1951 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 3–0 British Home Championship Tommy Orr, Bobby Johnstone (2) 56,946 [2]
221 14 November 1951 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 0–1 British Home Championship 71,272 [2]
222 5 April 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 1–2 British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly 134,504 [2]
223 30 April 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   United States 6–0 Friendly Lawrie Reilly (3), Ian McMillan (2), Own goal 107,765 [2]
224 25 May 1952 Idrætsparken, Copenhagen (A)   Denmark 2–1 Friendly Willie Thornton, Lawrie Reilly 39,000 [2]
225 30 May 1952 Råsunda Stadion, Solna (A)   Sweden 1–3 Friendly Billy Liddell 32,122 [2]
226 18 October 1952 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 2–1 British Home Championship Allan Brown, Billy Liddell 60,000 [2]
227 3 November 1952 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Northern Ireland 1–1 British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly 65,057 [2]
228 18 April 1953 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 2–2 British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly (2) 97,000 [2]
229 6 May 1953 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Sweden 1–2 Friendly Bobby Johnstone 83,800 [2]
230 3 October 1953 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 3–1 British Home Championship[note 2] Charlie Fleming (2), Jackie Henderson 58,248 [2]
231 4 November 1953 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 3–3 British Home Championship[note 2] Allan Brown, Bobby Johnstone, Lawrie Reilly 71,378 [2]
232 3 April 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 2–4 British Home Championship[note 2] Allan Brown, Willie Ormond 134,544 [2]
233 5 May 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Norway 1–0 Friendly George Hamilton 25,897 [2]
234 19 May 1954 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (A)   Norway 1–1 Friendly John Mackenzie 23,849 [2]
235 25 May 1954 Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (A)   Finland 2–1 Friendly Willie Ormond, Bobby Johnstone 21,685 [2]
236 16 June 1954 Hardturm, Zurich (N)   Austria 0–1 World Cup 25,000 [2]
237 19 June 1954 St. Jakob Stadium, Basel (N)   Uruguay 0–7 World Cup 34,000 [2]
238 16 October 1954 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 1–0 British Home Championship Paddy Buckley 53,000 [2]
239 3 November 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Northern Ireland 2–2 British Home Championship Jimmy Davidson, Bobby Johnstone 46,200 [2]
240 8 December 1954 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Hungary 2–4 Friendly Tommy Ring, Bobby Johnstone 113,146 [2]
241 2 April 1955 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 2–7 British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly, Tommy Docherty 96,847 [2]
242 4 May 1955 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Portugal 3–0 Friendly Tommy Gemmell, Billy Liddell, Lawrie Reilly 20,858 [2]
243 15 May 1955 Stadion JNA, Belgrade (A)   Yugoslavia 2–2 Friendly Lawrie Reilly, Gordon Smith 20,000 [2]
244 19 May 1955 Praterstadion, Vienna (A)   Austria 4–1 Friendly Archie Robertson, Gordon Smith, Billy Liddell, Lawrie Reilly 65,000 [2]
245 29 May 1955 Nepstadion, Budapest (A)   Hungary 1–3 Friendly Gordon Smith 102,000 [2]
246 8 October 1955 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 1–2 British Home Championship Lawrie Reilly 48,000 [2]
247 9 November 1955 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 2–0 British Home Championship Bobby Johnstone (2) 53,887 [2]
248 14 April 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 1–1 British Home Championship Graham Leggat 132,817 [3]
249 2 May 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Austria 1–1 Friendly Alfie Conn, Sr. 80,509 [3]
250 20 October 1956 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 2–2 British Home Championship Willie Fernie, Lawrie Reilly 60,000 [3]
251 7 November 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Northern Ireland 1–0 British Home Championship Alex Scott 62,035 [3]
252 21 November 1956 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Yugoslavia 2–0 Friendly Jackie Mudie, Sammy Baird 55,500 [3]
253 6 April 1957 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 1–2 British Home Championship Tommy Ring 97,520 [3]
254 8 May 1957 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Spain 4–2 World Cup qualification Jackie Mudie (3), John Hewie 88,890 [3]
255 19 May 1957 St. Jakob Stadium, Basel (A)    Switzerland 2–1 World Cup qualification Jackie Mudie, Bobby Collins 48,000 [3]
256 22 May 1957 Neckarstadion, Stuttgart (A)   West Germany 3–1 Friendly Bobby Collins (2), Jackie Mudie 76,000 [3]
257 26 May 1957 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid (A)   Spain 1–4 World Cup qualification Gordon Smith 90,000 [3]
258 5 October 1957 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 1–1 British Home Championship Graham Leggat 50,000 [3]
259 6 November 1957 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)    Switzerland 3–2 World Cup qualification Archie Robertson, Jackie Mudie, Alex Scott 58,811 [3]
260 13 November 1957 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 1–1 British Home Championship Bobby Collins 42,918 [3]
261 19 April 1958 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   England 0–4 British Home Championship 127,874 [3]
262 7 May 1958 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Hungary 1–1 Friendly Jackie Mudie 54,900 [3]
263 1 June 1958 Dziesieciolecia Stadion, Warsaw (A)   Poland 2–1 Friendly Bobby Collins (2) 70,000 [3]
264 8 June 1958 Arosvallen, Västerås (N)   Yugoslavia 1–1 World Cup Jimmy Murray 9,591 [3]
265 11 June 1958 Idrottsparken, Norrköping (N)   Paraguay 2–3 World Cup Jackie Mudie, Bobby Collins 11,665 [3]
266 15 June 1958 Eyravallen, Örebro (N)   France 1–2 World Cup Sammy Baird 13,554 [3]
267 18 October 1958 Ninian Park, Cardiff (A)   Wales 3–0 British Home Championship Graham Leggat, Denis Law, Bobby Collins 59,162 [3]
268 5 November 1958 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Northern Ireland 2–2 British Home Championship David Herd, Bobby Collins 72,732 [3]
269 11 April 1959 Wembley Stadium, London (A)   England 0–1 British Home Championship 98,329 [3]
270 6 May 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   West Germany 3–2 Friendly John White, Andy Weir, Graham Leggat 103,415 [3]
271 27 May 1959 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam (A)   Netherlands 2–1 Friendly Bobby Collins, Graham Leggat 55,000 [3]
272 3 June 1959 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (A)   Portugal 0–1 Friendly 30,000 [3]
273 3 October 1959 Windsor Park, Belfast (A)   Northern Ireland 4–0 British Home Championship Graham Leggat, John Hewie, John White, George Mulhall 59,000 [3]
274 4 November 1959 Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)   Wales 1–1 British Home Championship Graham Leggat 55,813 [3]

Record by opponentEdit

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD %W
  Austria 5 1 1 3 5 8 −3 020.00
  Belgium 4 2 1 1 10 4 +6 050.00
  Denmark 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 100.00
  England 13 2 3 8 16 30 −14 015.38
  Finland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
  France 5 3 0 2 5 5 +0 060.00
  Hungary 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 000.00
  Ireland 4 2 1 1 11 6 +5 050.00
  Luxembourg 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 100.00
  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
  Northern Ireland 10 5 4 1 24 10 +14 050.00
  Norway 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 050.00
  Paraguay 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 000.00
  Poland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
  Portugal 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 033.33
  Spain 2 1 0 1 5 6 −1 050.00
  Sweden 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 000.00
   Switzerland 5 4 0 1 12 7 +5 080.00
  United States 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 100.00
  Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 7 −7 000.00
  Wales 14 7 4 3 25 16 +9 050.00
  West Germany 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3 100.00
  Yugoslavia 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 033.33
Totals 86 39 19 28 162 130 +32 045.35

British Home Championship record by seasonEdit

Year Placing
1946–47 3rd (joint)
1947–48 4th
1948–49 1st
1949–50 2nd
1950–51 1st
1951–52 3rd
1952–53 1st (joint)
1953–54 2nd
1954–55 2nd
1955–56 1st (joint)
1956–57 2nd
1957–58 3rd (joint)
1958–59 3rd
1959–60 1st (joint)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c The 1950 British Home Championship also served as a 1950 FIFA World Cup qualification group. Scotland finished second in Group 1 and qualified for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) had declared, however, that it would only send the team to the World Cup if they had won the British Championship. Despite protests from some players that Scotland should participate in the World Cup, the SFA adhered to its position and withdrew the team from the tournament.
  2. ^ a b c The 1954 British Home Championship also served as a 1954 FIFA World Cup qualification group. Scotland finished second in UEFA Group 3 and qualified for the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

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 y z Brown, Alan; Tossani, Gabriele (18 July 2013). "Scotland - International Matches 1946-1950". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Brown, Alan; Tossani, Gabriele (26 September 2013). "Scotland - International Matches 1951-1955". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Brown, Alan; Tossani, Gabriele (23 January 2014). "Scotland - International Matches 1956-1960". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 3 February 2014.

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