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Scotland national football team

men's association football team representing Scotland

Scotland national football team is the national football team of Scotland, currently managed by former Dundee United manager Craig Levein who took over from George Burley on 23rd December 2009.

Scotland
AssociationScottish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVacant
CaptainAndrew Robertson
Most capsKenny Dalglish (102)
Top scorerKenny Dalglish (30)
Denis Law (30)
Home stadiumHampden Park
FIFA codeSCO
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 40 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest13[2] (October 2007)
Lowest88[3] (March 2005)
Elo ranking
Current 40 Decrease 4 (3 March 2019)[4]
Highest1[4] (1876–92, 1904)
Lowest64[4] (May 2005)
First international
Scotland Scotland 0–0 England 
(Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872)
Biggest win
Scotland Scotland 11–0 Ireland 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 7–0 Scotland Scotland
(Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1954)
Best result9th, 1974
European Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1992)
Best resultLast 8, 1992

Scotland has the joint oldest national football team in the world as they played England in the first ever international football match in 1872.

StadiumEdit

Hampden Park in Glasgow is the home of the Scotland national team and is described by the Scottish Football Association as the National Stadium.[5] The stadium, which can hold 52,000 people, is one of several stadiums to have used the name. Hampden and its predecessors have hosted international matches since 1878. A record of 149,415 people was set by the Scotland v England match in 1937.[6] Hampden is one of only two Scottish football stadiums to receive a UEFA 5–star rating.[7]

Since the last redevelopment to Hampden was completed in 1999, Scotland have played all but one of their competitive matches there. Only when Celtic Park hosted the first Euro 2008 qualification match against the Faroe Islands. Celtic Park was used because the fixtures were decided by a random draw and Hampden had already been booked for a Robbie Williams concert on the same date.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. "Scots close in on England ranking". BBC Sport. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  3. "Wales fall in Fifa world rankings". BBC Sport. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 13 May 2007.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. "Hampden Park". Scottish Tourist Board. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  6. "Hampden Park". UEFA. 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
  7. "Hampden History". Hampden Scotland's National Stadium. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  8. "Gig Robs SFA of Hampden clash". The Scotsman. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2008-01-08.