Match No. 1 - Saturday, 30th November 1872, 3:00pm

      •  
      • GK
      • Robert W Gardner (c) 
      • FB
      • William Kerr  
      • FB
      • Joe Taylor  
      • HB
      • James J Thomson  
      • HB
      • James Smith  
      • HB
      • Robert Smith  
      • F
      • Robert Leckie  
      • F
      • Alex Rhind  
      • F
      • Billy Muir MacKinnon  
      • F
      • James Begg Weir  
      • F
      • David N Wotherspoon  

    Notes

    • Football Milestone:  The first ever international football match.
    • Kick-off Time:  Scotland "won the toss, and selected the northern goal, thereby gaining the advantage of a slight elevation in the field". England kicked off "around" 3pm.
    • Umpires:  Umpires were CW Alcock for England & HN Smith for Scotland and William Keay as referee.
    • Change of Ends:  In early internationals the teams changed ends after each goal. They also changed ends at half time if the match was scoreless.
    • England Keeper:  Because of the unavailablity of first choice keeper Alex Morten, Barker keep goal during the first half and Maynard in the second.
    • Match Milestone:  England's 1st Match
    • Player Milestone:  Robert Barker's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Ernest Harwood Greenhalgh's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Reginald Courtenay Welch's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Frederick Chappell's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  William Maynard's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  John Brockbank's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Charlie Clegg's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Arnold Kirke Smith's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Cuthbert Ottaway's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Charles Chenery's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Charles Morice's 1st Cap
    • Player Milestone:  Cuthbert Ottaway's 1st Captaincy

    Sources

    • The Scotsman "International (Association) Match, England v. Scotland", Monday 2nd December 1872, Page 6
    • Sheffield Independent "Football - England v. Scotland", Monday 2nd December 1872, Page 4
    • Press Association quoted in 10 other publications.