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Scotland national football team

Scotland's first-ever international football match was held on 30 November 1872 against England national team in Partick and finished with a score of 0-0. To date 830 games of the Scotland national team were played.

Scotland participated in the World Cup finals 8 times, but unsuccessfully played group stage matches and never reached playoffs.

Scotland national football team all-time record

WP
58.2
P
830
W
393
D
180
L
257
GF
1421
GA
1022
GF/P
1.712
GA/P
1.231
Av attendance
37 431
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Scotland football results by competition
Competition
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Winning Percentage
23
4
7
12
25
41
32.6
136
69
30
37
210
146
61.8
130
62
30
38
200
147
59.3
267
141
57
69
574
342
63.5
16
10
2
4
26
13
68.8
Friendly matches and other tournaments
261
111
55
95
409
342
53.1
(-) matches counted in two competitions at once
12
6
3
3
28
19
62.5
All-time Scotland results by date
1
30 Nov 1872 14:00

Partick, West of Scotland Cricket Ground at Hamilton Crescent

Friendly International
2
08 Mar 1873 15:00

Lambeth, Kennington Oval

Friendly International
3
07 Mar 1874 15:30

Partick, West of Scotland Cricket Ground at Hamilton Crescent

Friendly International
4
06 Mar 1875 15:00

Lambeth, Kennington Oval

Friendly International
5
04 Mar 1876 15:30

Partick, West of Scotland Cricket Ground at Hamilton Crescent

Friendly International
6
25 Mar 1876 15:30

Partick, West of Scotland Cricket Ground at Hamilton Crescent

Friendly International
7
03 Mar 1877 15:00

Lambeth, Kennington Oval

Friendly International
8
05 Mar 1877 15:00

Wrexham, The Racecourse

Friendly International
9
02 Mar 1878 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
10
23 Mar 1878 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
11
05 Apr 1879 16:00

Lambeth, Kennington Oval

Friendly International
12
07 Apr 1879 15:00

Wrexham, The Racecourse

Friendly International
13
13 Mar 1880 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
14
27 Mar 1880 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
15
12 Mar 1881 15:00

Lambeth, Kennington Oval

Friendly International
16
14 Mar 1881 15:00

Wrexham, The Racecourse

Friendly International
17
11 Mar 1882 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
18
25 Mar 1882 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
19
10 Mar 1883 15:30

Sheffield, Bramall Lane

Friendly International
20
12 Mar 1883 15:00

Wrexham, The Racecourse

Friendly International
21
26 Jan 1884 14:30 (-0:25)

Belfast, Ulster Football Club Ground, Ballynafeigh

British Championship 1884
22
15 Mar 1884 15:30

Crosshill, Cathkin Park

British Championship 1884
23
29 Mar 1884 15:30

Crosshill, Cathkin Park

British Championship 1884
24
14 Mar 1885 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1885
25
21 Mar 1885 15:30

Lambeth, Kennington Oval

British Championship 1885
26
23 Mar 1885 15:30

Wrexham, The Racecourse

British Championship 1885
27
20 Mar 1886 15:30 (-0:25)

Belfast, Ulster Football Club Ground, Ballynafeigh

British Championship 1886
28
27 Mar 1886 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1886
29
10 Apr 1886 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1886
30
19 Feb 1887 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1887
31
19 Mar 1887 15:30

Blackburn, Leamington Road

British Championship 1887
32
21 Mar 1887 15:30

Wrexham, The Racecourse

British Championship 1887
33
10 Mar 1888 16:00

Edinburgh, Easter Road

British Championship 1888
34
17 Mar 1888 15:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1888
35
24 Mar 1888 15:30 (-0:25)

Belfast, Oldpark Avenue

British Championship 1888
36
09 Mar 1889 15:30

Govan, Ibrox Park field

British Championship 1889
37
13 Apr 1889 15:00

Lambeth, Kennington Oval

British Championship 1889
38
15 Apr 1889 16:00

Wrexham, The Racecourse

British Championship 1889
39
22 Mar 1890 15:45

Paisley, Underwood Park

British Championship 1890
40
29 Mar 1890 15:30 (-0:25)

Belfast, Ulster Football Club Ground, Ballynafeigh

British Championship 1890

Scotland national football team records and stats

11:0
Biggest victory (2 February 1901 vs Ireland)
0:7
Heaviest defeat (6 June 1954 vs Uruguay)
13
Most consecutive victories (4 April 1879 vs Wales - 3 March 1885 vs Ireland)
22
Most consecutive matches without defeat (4 April 1879 vs Wales - 3 March 1888 vs Wales)
5
Most consecutive draws (12 December 1987 vs Luxembourg - 5 May 1988 vs Colombia)
24
Most consecutive matches without a draw (6 June 1960 vs Turkey - 4 April 1964 vs England)
9
Most consecutive matches without victory (11 November 1997 vs France - 9 September 1998 vs Lithuania)
4
Most consecutive defeats (achieved on 6 occasions, most recently 6 June 2019 vs Belgium - 10 October 2019 vs Russia)
32
Most consecutive matches scoring (3 March 1873 vs England - 3 March 1888 vs Wales)
4
Most consecutive matches without scoring (2 February 1971 vs Belgium - 5 May 1971 vs Northern Ireland)
14
Most consecutive matches conceding a goal (4 April 1957 vs England - 6 June 1958 vs France)
7
Most consecutive matches without conceding a goal (2 February 1925 vs Northern Ireland - 2 February 1927 vs Northern Ireland, 6 June 1996 vs Switzerland - 4 April 1997 vs Austria)
External sources

Little General - posted on 22 March 2011 at 22:08:00

Stats database → www.scottishfa.co.uk

davy.allan - posted on 9 September 2011 at 17:18:00

List of results → londonhearts.com

Newspaper reports of the Scotland National team

DFN - posted on 17 October 2013 at 19:44:10

Stats database → www.fitbastats.com

The site is the ultimate historical Scotland National Team resource on the internet

Scotland football association
Most caps for Scotland
1. Kenny Dalglish (1971 - 1986) - 102 caps
2. Jim Leighton (1982 - 1998) - 91 caps
3. Darren Fletcher (2003 - 2017) - 80 caps
4. Alex McLeish (1980 - 1993) - 77 caps
5. Paul McStay (1983 - 1997) - 76 caps
Most goals for Scotland
1. Denis Law (1958 - 1974) - 30 goals
2. Kenny Dalglish (1971 - 1986) - 30 goals
3. Hughie Gallacher (1924 - 1935) - 23 goals
4. Lawrie Reilly (1948 - 1957) - 23 goals
5. Ally McCoist (1986 - 1998) - 19 goals
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