Tag Archives: Scotland

The Alcock Internationals – Unofficial Victorian Football

The UFWC tracks an alternative route through football history beginning with the first official international match, played between Scotland and England on 30 November 1872. However, there were also a series of unofficial international matches played between 1870 and 1872. In this exclusive extract from new book The Victorian Football Miscellany we look at those […]

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Goal-Post: the first ever UFWC title match

A new book, Goal-Post: Victorian Football, contains a fascinating selection of first-hand accounts from the earliest days of football, and includes a report of the first ever UFWC title match. That match – the first ever international football match – was played between Scotland and England on 30 November 1872. Below is an edited extract […]

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Scotland vs Ireland 1901

Following the Japan 8-0 Tajikistan game, we’re taking a look at some of the highest scoring matches in UFWC history, continuing with this Scottish goal-fest. Scotland 11-0 Ireland 23 February 1901 British Home Championships Celtic Park, Glasgow Scorers: McMahon (4), Russell, John Campbell (Celtic) (2), Bob Hamilton (4) This was Scotland’s biggest ever victory, and […]

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The biggest ever UFWC title match wins

Japan’s 8-0 win over Tajikistan this week was the biggest UFWC title match win for more than 20 years. Mike Havenaar, Shinji Okazaki, and Shinji Kagawa scored two goals each, and Yuichi Komano and Kengo Nakamura also netted in the huge win that saw Japan retain the UFWC title. It wasn’t Japan’s biggest ever win […]

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Northern Ireland vs Scotland 1923

CLASSIC UFWC TITLE MATCH: Northern Ireland 0-1 Scotland 3 March 1923 British Home Championships, Windsor Park, Belfast Scorer: Wilson Another win for Scotland, who dominated the UFWC throughout this period, but this game is most notable for being the first in the UFWC record books to feature Northern Ireland. Prior to 1921, a united Ireland […]

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