Scotland national football team results (unofficial matches)

From 1870 to the present day, the Scotland national football team have played various matches that are not accorded the status of official (FIFA) internationals by the governing body, the Scottish Football Association.[1][2] These include early matches against England prior to the first-ever official international in 1872,[3] wartime fixtures between 1914–1919 and 1939–1946 when official competitions were suspended,[4] overseas tour matches played by a Scotland XI of varying strength and status,[5] and others as specified.

While some of the tour matches (involving players under consideration for the national team, some having already been capped at full level) could be seen as similar in status to those played by the Scotland B team, they have not been recorded officially as such.

List of MatchesEdit

1870s–1910sEdit

1870–1872 England v Scotland matchesEdit

[6]

5 March 1870 International Friendly England   1 – 1   Scotland London
15:15 Baker   89' 1
Report 2 Report]
Crawford   75' Stadium: The Oval Cricket Ground
Attendance: 500
19 November 1870 International Friendly England   1 – 0   Scotland London
15:00 Walker   10' Report 1
Report 2 Report]
Stadium: The Oval Cricket Ground
Attendance: 650
Referee: M.P. Betts / A. Morton
25 February 1871 International Friendly England   1 – 1   Scotland London
15:30 Walker   Report 1
Report 2 Report]
Nepean   15' Stadium: The Oval Cricket Ground
Attendance: >500
Referee: C.M. Tebbut / R. Barker / W. Wallace
18 November 1871 International Friendly England   2 – 1   Scotland London
15:00 Walker    Report 1
Report 2
Tailyour   Stadium: The Oval Cricket Ground
Attendance: >600
Referee: A. Stair / G. Kennedy
24 February 1872 International Friendly England   1 – 0   Scotland London
15:25 Clegg   Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: The Oval Cricket Ground
Attendance: <1000
Referee: A. Morten

1888Edit

21 April 1888 Friendly[7][8] Aberdeen XI 1 – 6   Scotland Aberdeen
Stadium: The Chanonry
Attendance: 4,000
24 April 1888 Friendly[9] Motherwell 1 – 2   Scotland Motherwell
Stadium: Roman Road Park
Attendance: 5,000
19 September 1888 International Friendly[a] Scotland   4 – 0   Canada Glasgow
McCall   
Berry   
Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Kelvingrove Park
Attendance: 6,000
  1. ^ Part of a Canadian tour of the United Kingdom, and coinciding with the 1888 International Exhibition in Glasgow.[6]

1891Edit

3 October 1891 International Friendly[a] Scotland   5 – 1   Canada Glasgow
Hamilton   37'   78'
McCreadie   47'
Bell   85'
Report Bell   Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 4000
  1. ^ Part of a Canadian tour of the United Kingdom, also involving several players from the United States.[10][11][6]

1900Edit

1902Edit

5 April 1902 International Friendly[a] Scotland   1 – 1   England Glasgow
15:30 Brown   25' Report 1
Report 2
Settle   44' Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 68,114
Referee: J. Torrans
  1. ^ This was scheduled as a full international and was the title decider in the 1901–02 British Home Championship. A capacity crowd was in attendance. During the first half, a new wooden stand collapsed, killing 25 and injuring 500. The match was played to a conclusion to mitigate any further crowd panic, but was not recorded as a full international fixture. The official match was replayed in England a month later.[13][14]
9 August 1902 International Friendly[a] Ireland   0–3   Scotland Belfast
15:30 Report 1
Report 2
Speedie   30'
Campbell   40'
McDermott   60'
Stadium: Balmoral Showgrounds
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: J. Torrans
  1. ^ Benefit match for the 1902 Ibrox disaster relief fund - also coinciding with the Coronation of Edward VII and Alexandra.[15][16][14]

1914Edit

World War IEdit

By the end of the first year of fighting during World War I, most official football tournaments were suspended (a notable exception was the Scottish Football League Division One). International matches took place very occasionally during the duration of the war itself (July 1914 to November 1918) with Scotland only playing two, both military benefit matches against England. Following the Allied victory, regular sports events began to return, and Scotland played in two Victory International matches against Ireland followed by two against England in Spring 1919. Established competitions and fully recognised international matches resumed in the 1919–20 season.

1915Edit

A fundraising match for the Belgian Refugee Relief Fund was played between an 'International XI' and an 'Edinburgh XI' in April 1915; the internationals included England's Joseph Hodkinson, Billy Meredith of Wales and William Crone who had played for the Irish League (Bobby Walker and Peter Nellies of Hearts also switched sides pre-match to cover for call-offs).[19][20]

13 May 1916 International Friendly England   4 – 3   Scotland Liverpool
Smith   7'
Hampton   20'
Abrams   41'
Mosscrop   84'
Report Scott   40'
J. Reid   46' 
Galt   52'
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 22,000
8 June 1918 International Friendly[a] Scotland   2 – 0   England Glasgow
Archibald  
McLean  
Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 45,000
  1. ^ Fundraising benefit match for the Sir Douglas Haig Base Hospitals. Jimmy McMullan played for England after squad members had to pull out at short notice.[21][22][23]
22 March 1919 Victory International[14] Scotland   2 – 1   Ireland Glasgow
Wilson   (pen.)  Report 1
Report 2
Halligan   Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: A. A. Jackson
19 April 1919 Victory International[14] Ireland   0 – 0   Scotland Belfast
Rollo   Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 44,000
Referee: W. Cowan
26 April 1919 Victory International[14] England   2 – 2   Scotland Liverpool
Turnbull  
Puddefoot   75'
Report 1
Report 2
Wright  2'
Bowie  
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: A. Warner
3 May 1919 Victory International[14] Scotland   3 – 4   England Glasgow
Wilson   50' (pen.)87'
Morton   65'
Report 1
Report 2
Grimsdell   20'35'
Puddefoot   37'67'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: A. A. Jackson

1920s–1940sEdit

1920Edit

3 May 1920 Testimonial[a] Rangers 1 – 0   Scotland Glasgow
Laird   Report Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: A. A. Jackson
  1. ^ Benefit match for Rangers and Scotland player Jimmy Gordon.[25] Match went ahead as scheduled despite the death of the club's manager William Wilton a day earlier.[26]

1921 Tour of USA and CanadaEdit

A Scotland XI tour of Canada and the USA was organised by Glasgow club Third Lanark and the Dominion of Canada Football Association. Some local publications of the time listed the visitors as 'Third Lanark', others as 'Scotland'.[5][27][28][29][30]

  • Squad:
  • 25 matches were played, with 24 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats. 1 match is detailed below:
9 July 1921 International Friendly Canada   0 – 1   Scotland Montreal
Report 1
Report 2
Rankin   Stadium: Alexander Park
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: B. Dean

1923Edit

  • Third Lanark undertook another summer tour in 1923, this time to South America (eight matches),[31] and again guest players from other clubs were invited, the most high-profile being Hughie Ferguson,[32] but although apparently some attempt was made to portray this as a 'Scotland team',[32] this was much less prevalent than for the 1921 tour and only one of the players had been capped at full level (Robert Orrock who played in one match ten years earlier).

1927Edit

1927 Tour of USA and CanadaEdit

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1927.[34][35][5]

  • Squad:
  • 20 matches were played, with 19 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat. 3 matches are detailed below:
28 May 1927 Friendly Ontario All-Stars 3 – 2   Scotland Toronto
Graham   
Faulkner  
Gallacher  
McLean  
Referee: W. Mitchell
29 June 1927 Friendly Hakoah Vienna 1 – 4   Scotland Winnipeg
Grünwald   Muirhead  
Munro   
Cunningham  
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: S. McMahon  
10 July 1927 Friendly Ontario All-Stars 0 – 10   Scotland Toronto
Munro     
McLean     
Cunningham  
Hunter  
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: A. McNeilly

1929Edit

28 May 1929 International Friendly[a] Norway   0 – 4   Scotland Oslo
Report 1
Report 2
Fleming  
Rankin   
Nisbet  
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 8,000
  1. ^ This match was played two days after another in Bergen, a 7–3 win for Scotland[36] which is considered official by the SFA but not by the Norwegian Football Federation.[37] Neither body considers the 4–0 match to be official.[38]
  • A friendly match between Scotland and the Netherlands in June 1929 was retrospectively considered not to be official by the Royal Dutch Football Association due to their disapproval of professionalism in the sport – all the Scotland players were professionals.[39][40] The SFA regards it as official.[41]

1932Edit

1935 Tour of USA and CanadaEdit

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1935.[5][47][48][49][50]

  • Squad:
  • 13 matches were played, with 13 wins, 0 draws and 0 defeats. 2 matches are detailed below:
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the United States Soccer Federation.[51][38]
  2. ^ Playing as Eastern USA All-Stars.
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the United States Soccer Federation.[51][38]
  2. ^ Playing as Eastern USA All-Stars.

1935Edit

8 May 1935 International Friendly[a] [b]England   0 – 1   Scotland[c] London
Report 1
Report 2
Mutch   79' Stadium: Arsenal Stadium
Attendance: 8,944
21 August 1935 International Friendly[a] Scotland   4 – 2   England Glasgow
Delaney   8'
Armstrong   30'
Walker  44' (pen.) 
Report 1
Report 2
Gurney   82'
Westwood   87'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 56,300
Referee: W. Webb
  1. ^ a b King's Silver Jubilee Trust Fund International.[52][53][38]
  2. ^ Selection of players with London-based clubs.
  3. ^ Selection of 'Anglo-Scots' playing for English Football League clubs – the Scottish touring squad bound for North America sailed from Southampton on the same day.

1939 Tour of USA and CanadaEdit

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1939.[5][54][55][56]

  • Squad:
  • 14 matches were played, with 13 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats. 2 matches are detailed below:
21 May 1939 International Friendly[57] United States  [a] 1 – 1   Scotland New York City
Nemchik   Report Garrett   Stadium: Polo Grounds
Attendance: 25,072
  1. ^ Playing as Eastern USA All-Stars.
18 June 1939 International Friendly[57] United States  [a] 2 – 4 (aet)   Scotland New York City
Boyle  
Altemose  
Report Carabine    
Gillies  
Stadium: Polo Grounds
Attendance: 15,196

World War IIEdit

Official football tournaments were suspended soon after the outbreak of World War II in Autumn 1939. International matches took place occasionally during the duration of the war itself, with Scotland playing against England 15 times, a team representing the Republic of Ireland once, and various branches of the British armed forces who could call on strong squads of professional players called into service.[58] In addition, there were six 'Army Internationals' nominally between Scotland and England, but with the players selected from members of the military stationed in each country regardless of their heritage (the 'Army in England' team won five of these, with one draw).[58][23]

When the conflict ended in May 1945 with an Allied victory, regular sports events began to return, and Scotland participated in, and won, the 1945–46 British Victory Home Championship. Two further Victory International matches in 1946 against Belgium[59][60] and Switzerland[61][62] are considered to have full international status.[63] All established competitions and fully recognised international matches resumed in the 1946–47 season, the outset of which included one further unofficial England v Scotland match to raise funds for those affected by the Burnden Park disaster earlier that year.[64]

2 December 1939 International Friendly[a] England   2 – 1   Scotland Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Clifton  
Lawton  
Carter  
Report 1
Report 2
Dodds   Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: H. Nattrass
  1. ^ After two English players were injured in a traffic accident on their way to the match, two players from the local club Newcastle United who had been in the crowd as spectators appeared for England, including Tommy Pearson, a Scot who later also appeared for his native country.[21][57]
16 March 1940 Friendly[65][66] Scotland   2 – 2   British Army Galashiels
Anderson   65'
Gillies   75'
Report Martin  
Miller  
Stadium: Galabank
Attendance: 7,000
20 April 1940 Friendly[67][68] British Army   1 – 5   Scotland Berwick-upon-Tweed
Carrigan   Report Gilmour  
Wallace     
Stadium: Shielfield Park
24 April 1940 Friendly[69] Scotland   4 – 1   British Army Edinburgh
Walker  
McCulloch    
Compton   Stadium: Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 7,650
Referee: R. B. Carruthers
28 April 1940 International Friendly[a] Ireland (FAI)   2 – 3   Scotland Dublin
Bradshaw  
Dunne  
Report McKennan  
Gillick  
Dewar  
Stadium: Dalymount Park
Attendance: 21,630
Referee:   P. Snape
  1. ^ 'Representative XI' match organised between the Football Association of Ireland and the Glasgow FA, drawing Scotland's players from clubs in the city. Had some characteristics of an inter-league fixture (a contemporary highlights video[70] makes reference to Scotland's 'revenge' for defeat the previous year, which was a win for the League of Ireland XI over the Scottish Football League XI in 1939)[71] but documentation shows it was not organised as such.[72][73]
11 May 1940 International Friendly[57] Scotland   1 – 1   England Glasgow
Dougal   Report 1
Report 2
Welsh   Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: W. Webb
14 December 1940 Friendly[74][75] Scotland   4 – 2   British Army Kirkcaldy
Milne   15'
Brown   55'
Gilmartin   70'
McIntosh  
Report McCartney   75'
Stevenson   76'
Stadium: Stark's Park
Attendance: 7,000
25 January 1941 Friendly[76][77] Scotland   1 – 0   British Army Dundee
Flavell   Report Stadium: Dens Park
Attendance: 4,000
8 February 1941 International Friendly[57] England   2 – 3   Scotland Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Birkett   7'
Lawton   41'
Report 1
Report 2
Bacuzzi   17' (o.g.)
Wallace   45'67'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: T. Thompson
19 April 1941 Friendly[78] Scotland  [a] 2 – 1   Scottish Command Aberdeen
Mills   17'
Wallace   pen' (80)
Report Yorston   38' Stadium: Linksfield Stadium
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: W. Jeffrey
  1. ^ Stanley Matthews guested for Scotland.[78]
3 May 1941 International Friendly[57] Scotland   1 – 3   England Glasgow
Venters   10' Report 1
Report 2
Welsh   44'  87'
Goulden  
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: P. Craigmyle
20 September 1941 Friendly[80][81] Scotland   1 – 2   British Army Dumfries
Walker   pen' Report Hagan  
Birkett  
Stadium: Palmerston Park
Attendance: 9,000
4 October 1941 International Friendly[57] England   2 – 0   Scotland London
Welsh  
Hagan  
Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: F.S. Milner
17 January 1942 International Friendly[57] England   3 – 0   Scotland London
Lawton   
Hagan  
Report 1
Report 2 Report]
Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: W.E. Ross Gower
18 April 1942 International Friendly[57] Scotland   5 – 4   England Glasgow
Liddell  
Dodds    
Shankly  
Report 1
Report 2
Lawton   
Hagan   
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 91,000
Referee: R. Calder
19 September 1942 Friendly[82][83] Scotland   1 – 3   British Army Dumfries
Walker   Report Lewis   15'  29'
Mullen   40'
Stadium: Palmerston Park
Attendance: 8,000
10 October 1942 International Friendly[57] England   0 – 0   Scotland London
Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: P. Stevens
5 December 1942 Friendly[84] Royal Air Force   4 – 0   Scotland Newcastle upon Tyne
Carter    
 
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 40,000
17 April 1943 International Friendly[57][85] Scotland   0 – 4   England Glasgow
Report 1
Report 2
Carter   3'  10'
Westcott  
D. Compton  
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 137,363
Referee: P. Craigmyle
16 October 1943 International Friendly[57][86] England   8 – 0   Scotland Manchester
Lawton     
Carter  
Hagan   
Matthews  
Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Maine Road
Attendance: 60,000
6 November 1943 Friendly[87] Scotland   1 – 2   Royal Air Force Glasgow
Fagan   Carter  
Drake  
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 50,000
19 February 1944 International Friendly[57] England   6 – 2   Scotland London
Hagan   37' 
Macaulay   48' (o.g.)
Lawton  
Carter  
Mercer  
Report 1
Report 2
Dodds   38'  Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 80,000
22 April 1944 International Friendly[57] Scotland   2 – 3   England Glasgow
Caskie   19'
Dodds   66'
Report 1
Report 2
Lawton   22'  34'
Carter   37'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 132,835
14 October 1944 International Friendly[57] England   6 – 2   Scotland London
Lawton   56'  
Carter   37'
Goulden  
L. Smith  
Report 1
Report 2
Milne   3'
Walker  
Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: G. Reader
25 November 1944 Friendly Royal Air Force   1 – 7   Scotland Sheffield
Mortensen   87' Report Liddell   26'  75'
Fagan   36'
Black   40'  50'
Dodds   55'
Busby   80' (pen.)
Stadium: Hillsborough
Attendance: 40,172
Referee: A. W. Cutts
6 January 1945 International Friendly[57][88] Belgium   2 – 3   Scotland[a] Brussels
Buyle   20'
Coppens   60'
Black   21'  
Fagan   70'
Stadium: Edmond Machtens Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
7 January 1945 International Friendly Flanders   6 – 4   Scotland[a] Bruges
Vaillant    
Vogt    
Echeman  
Chaves  
Black   pen'    
Dodds  
Attendance: 25,000
  1. ^ a b An SFA-approved 'Scottish Services' team of serving Armed Forces personnel.[57][88][89]
3 February 1945 International Friendly[57] England   3 – 2   Scotland Birmingham
Brown  
Mortensen   
Report 1
Report 2
Delaney  
Dodds  
Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 65,800
Referee: T. Smith
14 April 1945 International Friendly[57] Scotland   1 – 6   England Glasgow
L. Johnston   38' Report 1
Report 2
Carter   29'
Lawton   
Brown  
L. Smith    (pen.)
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 134,479
Referee: J.S. Cox
17 November 1945 Friendly[87] Combined Services   2 – 4   Scotland Celle
Westcott  
Lewis  
Delaney   
Walker   
Stadium: Highbury
Attendance: 12,000
18 November 1945 Friendly[87][90] Combined Services   1 – 1   Scotland Hamburg
Westcott   64' Report Garth   10' Stadium: Bahrenfeld
Attendance: 35,000

British Victory Home ChampionshipEdit

10 November 1945 BVHC[57] Scotland   2 – 0   Wales Glasgow
Waddell   14'
Dodds   66'
Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 92,323
Referee: M.C. Dale
2 February 1946 BVHC[91] Ireland   2 – 3   Scotland Belfast
Walsh   18'43' Report 1
Report 2
Liddell   19'79'
Hamilton   56'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 53,000
Referee: D. Maxwell
13 April 1946 BVHC[91] Scotland   1 – 0   England Glasgow
Delaney   90' Report 1
Report 2
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 139,642
Referee: P. Craigmyle

1946Edit

24 August 1946 International Friendly[a] England   2 – 2   Scotland Manchester
Welsh    45' (pen.) Report 1
Report 2
Thornton    89' Stadium: Maine Road
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: G. Dutton
  1. ^ Fundraising match for the Burnden Park disaster.[91]

1947Edit

  • On 10 May 1947, a Great Britain XI played a Europe XI at Hampden Park to commemorate the Home Nations rejoining FIFA. The GB team, which won the match 6–1 in front of over 130,000, wore the dark blue of Scotland to acknowledge the venue location, but only three Scottish players were involved.[92][93][94]
28 May 1947 Friendly[95] BAOR   4 – 3   Scotland Hamburg
Thompson   
Dutchman  
Lee  
Report Young  
Pearson   
Attendance: 30,000

1949Edit

23 February 1949 Friendly[96] Scotland   7 – 1   British Army Edinburgh
Turnbull   
Mason 
Ormond   
Willie Thornton   
Report Johnstone  
McPhail  
Stadium: Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 20,224

1949 Tour of USA and CanadaEdit

A Scotland XI tour of North America was organised by the SFA in 1949.[5][97][98][99][100]

  • Squad:
  • 9 matches were played, with 8 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat. 3 matches are detailed below:
29 May 1949 Friendly[101] Belfast Celtic 2 – 0   Scotland Randalls Island, New York City
Campbell   27'  Report Stadium: Triborough Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: F. Coggins  
19 June 1949 International Friendly[91][a] United States   0 – 4   Scotland Randalls Island, New York City
Report 1
Report 2
Waddell   
Steel   
Stadium: Aarhus Stadion
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: S. Galin
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the United States Soccer Federation.[51]

1950s–1970sEdit

1952Edit

3 March 1952 Friendly[102] British Army   1 – 3   Scotland Newcastle upon Tyne
Parry   4' Report McMillan    30'  55' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 13,890

1953Edit

2 March 1953 Friendly[103][104] Scotland   2 – 1   British Army Glasgow
Johnstone   6'
Davidson   72' (pen.)
Report Hooper   85' Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: W. Brittle
30 April 1953 Testimonial[a] Scotland   5 – 0 Sunderland Glasgow
Liddell   17'
McPhail   59'  67'  73'
Wright   80'
Report Stadium: Cathkin Park
Attendance: 13,860
  1. ^ Benefit match for Third Lanark and Sotland player Jimmy Mason.[105][106]
18 November 1953 Friendly[107] British Army   2 – 3   Scotland Liverpool
Quixall   47'
Simpson  68'
Report Fernie   7'
Reilly  71'
Baird   83' (pen.)
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 8,208

1954Edit

16 November 1954 Friendly[108] Kilmarnock 0 – 2   Scotland Kilmarnock
Report McMillan   39'
Leggat   62'
Stadium: Rugby Park
Referee: R. Davidson
22 November 1954 Friendly[109] Hibernian 0 – 3   Scotland Edinburgh
Turnbull   Report Johnstone   10'
Bauld   32'
Wardhaugh  
Stadium: Easter Road
Referee: C.E. Faultless
30 November 1954 Friendly[110][111] Falkirk 4 – 4   Scotland Falkirk
McCrae   49'  89'
Parker   pen' (82)
Morrison   84'
Report Johnstone   4'
Reilly   52'
Ring   75'  78'
Stadium: Brockville Park
Referee: G. Mitchell

1955Edit

21 February 1955 Friendly[112][a] Scotland B   3 – 2   Scotland Edinburgh
Davidson   
Gemmell  
Report Buckley    Stadium: Easter Road
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: I. C. Inglis
  1. ^ This was a trial preceding a scheduled 'B international' between Scotland and England due to be played in Glasgow a few weeks later, however that match was cancelled due to weather conditions.[113]
7 December 1955 Friendly[114] Scotland   3 – 1   British Army Rutherglen
Reilly   34'
Henderson   35'
Collins   55'
Report Dunmore   61' Stadium: Shawfield Stadium
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: J. Mowat

1956Edit

12 March 1956 International Friendly[91][115][116] Scotland   2 – 1   South Africa[a] Glasgow
Reilly  
Collins  
Hubbard   83' (pen.) Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: J. Mowat
  1. ^ This was an 'Anglo-African' team of players from South Africa who were based at clubs in the United Kingdom, including two Rangers players, Johnny Hubbard and Don Kitchenbrand. As Scotland did not select any Rangers players, many of the crowd at Ibrox opted to cheer for South Africa on the night. It was a warm-up for Scotland's 1955–56 British Home Championship decider against England a few weeks later; reports indicated the most impressive player was South Africa's defender John Hewie,[115] who was eligible for Scotland and made his debut in the England match,[116] along with Scottish goalscorer Graham Leggat who had also played at Ibrox.
14 May 1956 [a] Ireland-Wales   3 – 3   England-Scotland Dublin, Ireland
J P Dunne
Allchurch 2
[120] Thompson
Langton
Allen
Stadium: Dalymount Park
Referee: J Scully
  1. ^ Belgrove F.C. exhibition match. Three Scots were involved: Allan Brown, Willie Cunningham and Tommy Docherty.[117][118][119]

1958Edit

3 February 1958 Friendly[121][a] Scottish League XI 2 – 3   Scotland Edinburgh
Murray   8'
Young   53'
Mackay  
Report Mudie   18'
Currie   48'
Imlach   63'
Stadium: Easter Road
Attendance: 45,436
Referee: G. Mitchell
17 February 1958 Friendly[122][123][a] Rangers 1 – 1   Scotland Glasgow
Murray   5' Report Mudie   17' Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: R. Davidson
3 March 1958 Friendly[124][a] Heart of Midlothian 3 – 2   Scotland Edinburgh
19:30 Young   38'
Hamilton   55'
Mackay   89'
Report Ormond   57'
Collins   66'
Stadium: Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 29,000
Referee: J. H. Phillips
5 June 1958 Friendly[125][a] IFK Eskilstuna 0 – 2   Scotland Eskilstuna
Report Mudie   42'76' Stadium: Tunavallen
  1. ^ a b c d Warm-up match for the 1958 FIFA World Cup.
12 November 1958 Friendly[126] Scotland   1 – 1   British Army Edinburgh
Law   4' Report Hitchens   32' Stadium: Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: J. Bissett
15 December 1958 Testimonial[a] Hibernian 9 – 3   Scotland[b] Edinburgh
Ormond   
Turnbull  
Baker    53'
Fox   74'
Preston  
Smith   
Report Johnstone   1'55' (pen.)
Mudie  
Stadium: Easter Road
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: J. Bissett
  1. ^ Benefit match for Hibernian and Scotland player Lawrie Reilly.[127] As he had retired through injury and was no longer registered as a player, Reilly was not permitted to feature for Hibs or the Scotland team.[128]
  2. ^ This was an 'International Select' XI featuring ten Scottish internationals (136 caps between them) and Celtic player Bertie Peacock of Northern Ireland.[129]

1959Edit

16 March 1959 Friendly[130][131] Scottish League XI 6 – 5   Scotland Glasgow
White   13'19'60'
Kerr   55'65'82'
Report Colrain   20'49'73'
Mackay   34'38'
Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: T. Wharton
24 May 1959 International Friendly[91][132][133] Jutland   3 – 3   Scotland Aarhus
Kjær   62'
Nielsen   65'
Pedersen   76' (pen.)
Report 1
Report 2
Law   24'
Kerr   26'
Auld   75'
Stadium: Aarhus Stadion
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: C.F. Jørgensen

1960Edit

1 February 1960 Friendly[134][135] Scottish League XI 2 – 2   Scotland Glasgow
Cousin   48'
Scott   70'
Report Law   31'84' Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: J. H. Phillips

1961Edit

30 January 1961 Friendly[136][135] Scottish League XI 1 – 4   Scotland Glasgow
McCann   9' Report Brand   19'
Herd   49' 
Hilley   59'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: T. Wharton

1962Edit

5 February 1962 Friendly[137][135] Scotland   2 – 2 Scottish League XI Glasgow
Gilzean   19'  Report Carroll   31'
Quinn   85'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 8,164
Referee: T. Wharton

1963Edit

  • Scotland’s friendly against Austria in 1963 wss abandoned by the referee on 79 minutes due to violent play, particularly by the Austrians;[138] however caps were awarded and it is recognised as a full international by FIFA.[139]

1964Edit

24 February 1964 Friendly[140][135] Scottish League XI 1 – 3   Scotland Glasgow
McParland   12' Report McBride   21'41'
McIlroy   82'
Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 16,660
Referee: J. H. Phillips
11 November 1964 Friendly[a] Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 6   Scotland London
T. White   9'
Marchi   75'
Wilson   11'
Gilzean   63'  82'
Martin   75'  79'
Wallace   80'
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 29,375
Referee: L. Callaghan  
  1. ^ Posthumous benefit for John White, the Tottenham and Scotland player killed by lightning. Postponed from original date the previous day due to fog.[141] Alan Gilzean's performance induced Tottenham to sign him from Dundee a short time later.[142][135]

1966Edit

2 May 1966 Testimonial[a] Leicester City 1 – 1   Scotland Leicester
Dougan   16' Report Penman   60' Stadium: Filbert Street
Attendance: 8,020
Referee: J. Finney
  1. ^ Benefit match for Alex Dowdells, Celtic, Leicester City and Scotland trainer.[141][143][135]

1967 TourEdit

A Scotland XI tour of Israel, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Canada was organised by the SFA in 1967.[5][144][145]

  • Squad:
  • 9 matches were played, with 9 wins, 0 draws and 0 defeats. 7 matches are detailed below:
16 May 1967 International Friendly[141][146][a] Israel   1 – 2   Scotland Ramat Gan
Spiegel   40' Report 1
Report 2
Morgan   21'
Colquhoun   83'[b]
Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: M. Mizrahi
  1. ^ Regarded as a full international by the Israel Football Association.[147]
  2. ^ Scorer listed in some sources as Alex Ferguson and others as Harry Hood.
28 May 1967 International Friendly[141][a] Australia   0 – 1   Scotland Sydney
Report 1
Report 2
Ferguson   Stadium: Sydney Showground
Attendance: 34,792
Referee: W. Hosie
31 May 1967 International Friendly[141][a] Australia   1 – 2   Scotland Adelaide
Baartz   34' Report 1
Report 2
Townsend   25'
Morgan   68'
Stadium: Norwood Oval
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: D. Maitland
3 June 1967 International Friendly[141][a] Australia   0 – 2   Scotland Melbourne
Report 1
Report 2
Ferguson   61'82' Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 22,138
Referee: T. Boskovic
6 June 1967 International Friendly[141] New Zealand Under-23s   2 – 7   Scotland Wellington
Thomas   13'
Burgess   82'
Report 1
Report 2
McLean   14' (pen.)
Harper   35'78'90'
McCalliog   60'70'
Lake   80' (o.g.)
Stadium: Hutt Recreation Ground
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: A. Williams
13 June 1967 International Friendly[141] Canada Olympic Team   2 – 7   Scotland Winnipeg
Adams  
MacKay  
Report Harper      
Hope  
Morgan  
Stadium: Alexander Park
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: T. Boskovic

1971Edit

27 January 1971 Friendly[a] Scotland   2 – 1 Celtic/Rangers Select Glasgow
20:00 Gemmill   10'
Lorimer   84'
Report Best   29' Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 81,405
Referee: W. Anderson
  1. ^ Fundraising match for those affected by the 1971 Ibrox disaster. Also served as a warm-up for a Euro 72 qualifying match a week later. The 'Celtic/Rangers Select' also featured guest players George Best, Peter Bonetti, and Bobby Charlton, while Scotland selected two Rangers players and three from Celtic.

1972Edit

1976Edit

  1. ^ Benefit match for Fulham and Tottenham player Alan Mullery. Due to call-offs, Scotland's squad included two Italian players and two English internationals (Terry Cooper and Norman Hunter).[153][154]

1977Edit

22 November 1977 Testimonial[a] Coventry City 7 – 5   Scotland Coventry
Cross    
Channon   
Powell 
Yorath 
McDonald  
Stein  
Wallace   
Johnston 
Stadium: Highfield Road
Attendance: 7,833
  1. ^ Benefit match for Coventry City player Mick Coop. Scotland's squad was largely players with Coventry connections.[155][156]

1978Edit

16 April 1978 Testimonial[a] Rangers 5 – 0   Scotland Glasgow
Johnstone   1'
Greig   60'80'
Russell   63'74'
Stadium: Ibrox Park
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: I. Foote
  1. ^ Benefit match for Rangers and Scotland player John Greig, also serving as a warm-up game for the upcoming 1978 FIFA World Cup; Scotland's squad was the World Cup pool.[157][153][158]
19 April 1978 Friendly[a] Highland League XI 2 – 2   Scotland Inverness
Urquhart   43'
Mackintosh   65'
Report Sneddon   78'
Cramond   90'
Stadium: Kingsmills Park
Attendance: 4,301
Referee: W. P. Knowles
  1. ^ Warm-up game for the upcoming 1978 FIFA World Cup; Scotland's squad was the World Cup pool.[159][153]
  1. ^ Benefit match for Middlesbrough player Willie Maddren, also serving as a warm-up game for the upcoming 1978 FIFA World Cup; Scotland's squad was the World Cup pool.[160][161][156][162]

1980s–presentEdit

1982Edit

9 May 1982 Testimonial[a] Scotland   3 – 8 Celtic Glasgow
K. Burns   27'
Brazil   69'
Park   75'
Report McAdam   8'  72'
Crainie   14'
Provan   25'  65'
MacLeod   39'
Garner   44'
Halpin   80'
Stadium: Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: A. Ferguson
  1. ^ Testimonial for Partick Thistle and Scotland player Alan Rough.[163][164]

1986Edit

  1. ^ a b Warm-up match ahead of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[165]

1990Edit

18 August 1990 Friendly[a] Scotland   0 – 1 Scottish League XI Glasgow
Gillhaus   12' (pen.) Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 15,085
Referee: J. McCluskey
  1. ^ Match to commomorate the centenary of the Scottish Football League.[166][167]

1996Edit

No caps were awarded to Scottish players who were on the field for the scheduled match against Estonia during 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification on 9 October 1996, when a scheduling dispute over floodlights led to Scotland turning up at an earlier time and kicking off against no opposition, while Estonia insisted on adhering to the original later time.[168][169] All records for this fixture relate to the rearranged match played in Monaco on 11 February 1997.[170][171][172]

2002Edit

30 April 2002 Friendly[a] Scotland   2 – 0 Dundee United Stirling
Dalglish  
Dobie  
Stadium: Forthbank Stadium
Attendance: 0
  1. ^ Squad examination played behind closed doors (no paying spectators).[173]
  • Caps were awarded by the SFA for a match i