Scotland - Unofficial Matches Results


Apart from the first five matches played between 1870 to 1872, the following list only gives details of matches that involve teams selected by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) formed in 1873. The reason for this distinction is because there were other teams styled as "Scotland" but organised by, for example, the players' union and the armed forces. We wanted this list to complement the list of official matches and so that all matches - official or unofficial - from 1873 only involve teams selected by and representing the SFA. In the list we have included matches where the sole purpose was a trial or a warm-up game before an important match or competition. We have not included full details, i.e. teams, goalscorers, etc. for these games. For unofficial matches played since the formation of the SFA we have used the suffix "XI" to clearly distinguish from official matches. The teams were not always styled as "Scotland XI" at the time. This does not indicate the strength of the team that will vary from match to match. Some games are recorded as unofficial as they were played during or immediately after the two World Wars when normal football was suspended but the SFA selected the strongest team available. In other matches, e.g. testimonial games, selection was from a wider field of players.

Unofficial Matches 1870-1891
Unofficial Matches 1902-1919
Unofficial Matches 1929-1935
Unofficial Matches 1939-1945
Unofficial Matches 1946-1959
Unofficial Matches 1964-1967
Unofficial Matches 1971-1990

Overview Official Matches


Date	      Venue	     Opponent	                Score    Competition                    Notes
05.03.1870    London         England                D   1- 1     Unofficial international       Prior to the founding of the SFA
19.11.1870    London         England                L   0- 1     Unofficial international       Prior to the founding of the SFA
25.02.1871    London         England                D   1- 1     Unofficial international       Prior to the founding of the SFA 
18.11.1871    London         England                L   1- 2     Unofficial international       Prior to the founding of the SFA
24.02.1872    London         England                L   0- 1     Unofficial international       Prior to the founding of the SFA
19.09.1888    Glasgow        Canada                 W   4- 0     Unofficial international       
03.10.1891    Glasgow        Canada                 W   5- 1     Unofficial international       

05.04.1902    Glasgow        England                D   1- 1     Ibrox disaster match           Declared void         
09.08.1902    Belfast        Ireland                W   3- 0     Ibrox Disaster Fund            
08.06.1918    Glasgow        England                W   2- 0     Sir D Haig Hospitals' Fund     
22.03.1919    Glasgow        Ireland                W   2- 1     Victory international          
19.04.1919    Belfast        Ireland                D   0- 0     Victory international          
26.04.1919    Liverpool      England                D   2- 2     Victory international          
03.05.1919    Glasgow        England                L   3- 4     Victory international          

24.05.1927    Montreal       Montreal               W   3- 2     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
26.05.1927    Hamilton       Hamilton               W   6- 1     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
28.05.1927    Toronto        Toronto                L   2- 3     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
01.06.1927    Fort William   New Ontario            W   6- 1     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
04.06.1927    Winnipeg       Manitoba               W   5- 2     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
06.06.1927    Regina         Regina                 W   4- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
08.06.1927    Saskatoon      Saskatoon              W   9- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
12.06.1927    Calgary        Calgary                W   6- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
13.06.1927    Lethbridge     Lethbridge             W   4- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
16.06.1927    Vancouver      Vancouver              W   9- 2     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
18.06.1927    Nanaimo        Upper Island           W   5- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
22.06.1927    Victoria       Victoria               W   4- 1     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
26.06.1927    Vancouver      British Columbia       W   6- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
27.06.1927    Edmonton       Edmonton               W  10- 1     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
29.06.1927    Winnipeg     * Hakoah Vienna          W   4- 1     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
01.07.1927    Timmins        Northern Ontario       W   7- 1     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
04.07.1927    Windsor        Windsor                W   4- 2     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
10.07.1927    Toronto        Ontario                W  10- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
11.07.1927    Toronto        Toronto Ulster         W   3- 0     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included
15.07.1927    Montreal       Montreal               W   4- 2     Canada tour                    Team and other match details not included

28.05.1929    Oslo           Norway                 W   4- 0     Unofficial international       
08.05.1935    London         England XI             W   1- 0     King George V Jubilee Fund     
18.05.1935    Philadelphia   Philadelphia Germ-Am   W   3- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
19.05.1935    New York       USA XI                 W   5- 1     North America tour             
22.05.1935    Toronto        Toronto                W   3- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
24.05.1935    Kitchener      Western FA             W   9- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
26.05.1935    Chicago        Illinois               W   3- 2     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
29.05.1935    Calgary        Alberta                W   9- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
31.05.1935    Victoria       Vancouver Island       W   5- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
02.06.1935    Vancouver      Vancouver              W   1- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
05.06.1935    Winnipeg       Manitoba               W   7- 2     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
08.06.1935    Toronto        Eastern Canada A-S     W   6- 0     North America tour             
09.06.1935    Newark         USA XI                 W   4- 1     North America tour              
11.06.1935    Hamilton       Hamilton               W  10- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
13.06.1935    Montreal       Montreal               W   3- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
21.08.1935    Glasgow        England                W   4- 2     King George V Jubilee Fund     

16.05.1939    Montreal       Montreal               W   9- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
21.05.1939    New York       Eastern USA            D   1- 1     North America tour           
24.05.1939    Detroit        Detroit                W   7- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
28.05.1939    St.Louis       St.Louis               W  10- 2     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
31.05.1939    Calgary        Alberta                W   7- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
04.06.1939    Nanaimo        Upper Island           W   4- 2     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
05.06.1939    Vancouver      Vancouver              W   4- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
07.06.1939    Victoria       Victoria               W   6- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
10.06.1939    Vancouver      British Columbia       W   3- 2     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
12.06.1939    Regina         Saskatchewan           W   6- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
14.06.1939    Winnipeg       Winnipeg               W   6- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
17.06.1939    Toronto        Ontario                W   2- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
18.06.1939    New York       American Soccer L.     W   4- 2     North America tour         
21.06.1939    Providence     New England            W   3- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
02.12.1939    Newcastle      England                L   1- 2     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
11.05.1940    Glasgow        England                D   1- 1     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
08.02.1941    Newcastle      England                W   3- 2     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
03.05.1941    Glasgow        England                L   1- 3     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
04.10.1941    London         England                L   0- 2     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
17.01.1942    London         England                L   0- 3     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
18.04.1942    Glasgow        England                W   5- 4     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
10.10.1942    London         England                D   0- 0     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
17.04.1943    Glasgow        England                L   0- 4     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
16.10.1943    Manchester     England                L   0- 8     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
19.02.1944    London         England                L   2- 6     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
22.04.1944    Glasgow        England                L   2- 3     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
14.10.1944    London         England                L   2- 6     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
06.01.1945    Brussels       Belgium                W   3- 2     Wartime international          Belgium tour
07.01.1945    Bruges         Flanders               L   4- 6     Wartime international          Belgium tour
03.02.1945    Birmingham     England                L   2- 3     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
14.04.1945    Glasgow        England                L   1- 6     Wartime international          For the aid of wartime charities
10.11.1945    Glasgow        Wales                  W   2- 0     Victory international         

02.02.1946    Belfast        Ireland (IFA)          W   3- 2     Victory international          
13.04.1946    Glasgow        England                W   1- 0     Victory international          
24.08.1946    Manchester     England                D   2- 2     Bolton Disaster Fund           
28.05.1947    Hamburg        BAOR Combined S. XI    L   3- 4     Friendly match                 
23.02.1949    Edinburgh      British Army           W   7- 1     Friendly match                 
25.05.1949    St.Louis       St.Louis               W   6- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
29.05.1949    New York    ** Belfast Celtic         L   0- 2     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
30.05.1949    New York       American Soccer L.     W   4- 1     North America tour             
06.06.1949    Kearny         Kearny All-Stars       W   3- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
08.06.1949    Toronto        Ontario All-Stars      W   2- 0     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
09.06.1949    Montreal       Eastern Canada A-S     W   5- 2     North America tour             
12.06.1949    Philadelphia   Philadelphia A-S       W   8- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
15.06.1949    Fall River     New England A-S        W   3- 1     North America tour             Team and other match details not included
19.06.1949    New York       USA                    W   4- 0     North America tour             
03.03.1952    Newcastle      British Army           W   3- 1     Friendly match                 
02.03.1953    Glasgow        British Army           W   2- 1     Friendly match                 
30.04.1953    Glasgow        Sunderland             W   5- 0     Jimmy Mason Testimonial        
18.11.1953    Liverpool      British Army           W   3- 2     Friendly match                 
16.11.1954    Kilmarnock     Kilmarnock             W   2- 0     Practice match                 Team and other match details not included
22.11.1954    Edinburgh      Hibernian              W   3- 0     Practice match                 Team and other match details not included
30.11.1954    Falkirk        Falkirk                D   4- 4     Practice match                 Team and other match details not included
21.02.1955    Edinburgh      Scotland B             L   2- 3     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
07.12.1955    Glasgow        British Army           W   3- 1     Friendly match                 
12.03.1956    Glasgow        Anglo-S.African XI     W   2- 1  	 British Olympic Appeal Fund    
03.02.1958    Edinburgh      Scottish League XI     W   3- 2     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
17.02.1958    Glasgow        Rangers                D   1- 1     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
03.03.1958    Edinburgh      Heart of Midlothian    L   2- 3     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
05.06.1958    Eskilstuna     Eskilstuna             W   2- 0     Warm-up match                  Team and other match details not included
12.11.1958    Edinburgh      British Army           D   1- 1     Friendly match                 
16.03.1959    Glasgow        Scottish League XI     L   5- 6     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
24.05.1959    Aarhus         Jutland                D   3- 3     Unofficial international       

01.02.1960    Glasgow        Scottish League XI     D   2- 2     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
30.01.1961    Glasgow        Scottish League XI     W   4- 1     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
05.02.1962    Glasgow        Scottish League XI     D   2- 2     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included

24.02.1964    Glasgow        Scottish League XI     W   3- 1     Trial match                    Team and other match details not included
11.11.1964    London         Tottenham Hotspur      W   6- 2     John White Testimonial         
02.05.1966    Leicester      Leicester City         D   1- 1     Alex Dowdells Testimonial      
16.05.1967    Ramat Gan      Israel                 W   2- 1     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    
25.05.1967    Hong Kong      Hong Kong              W   4- 1     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    
28.05.1967    Sydney         Australia              W   1- 0     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    
31.05.1967    Adelaide       Australia              W   2- 1     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    
03.06.1967    Melbourne      Australia              W   2- 0     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    
05.06.1967    Wellington     New Zealand U-23       W   7- 2     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    
08.06.1967    Auckland       Auckland               W   4- 0     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    Team and other match details not included
10.06.1967    Vancouver      Vancouver A-S          W   4- 1     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    Team and other match details not included
13.06.1967    Winnipeg       Canada Olympic         W   7- 2     Asia, Oceania & Canada tour    

27.01.1971    Glasgow        Rangers/Celtic S.      W   2- 1     Ibrox Disaster Benefit         
16.04.1978    Glasgow        Rangers                L   0- 5     John Greig Testimonial         
19.04.1978    Inverurie      Highland League S.     D   2- 2     Friendly match                 
30.05.1986    Los Angeles    Los Angeles Heath      W   3- 0     Warm-up match                  Team and other match details not included
01.06.1986    Los Angeles    Hollywood Kickers      W   4- 0     Warm-up match                  Team and other match details not included
18.08.1990    Glasgow        Scottish League XI     L   0- 1     SFL centenary                  

30.04.2002    Stirling       Dundee United          W   2- 0     Trial/practice match           Team and other match details not included


NB:

 * SC Hakoah Vienna undertook a 14-match tour of North America.

** The USA football authorities planned an international festival of football to be played at Triborough Stadium, New York, in May/June 
   1949. It was to involve five matches between teams representing the national associations of the hosts, England (Newcastle United), 
   Ireland (Belfast Celtic), Scotland (Scottish XI), Sweden (IFK Göteborg). The SFA were given the choice of opponents in their one match 
   in the festival. They decided to play Belfast Celtic as they believed it would attract a bigger crowd drawn from the large Scottish and 
   Irish communities in New York. Belfast Celtic were also on a North American tour involving other matches.


Unofficial Matches 1870-1891
Unofficial Matches 1902-1919
Unofficial Matches 1929-1935
Unofficial Matches 1939-1945
Unofficial Matches 1946-1959
Unofficial Matches 1964-1967
Unofficial Matches 1971-1990

Overview Official Matches


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