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  
      • F
      • Robert Smith  
      • F
      • Robert Leckie  
      • F
      • Alex Rhind  
      • F
      • Billy Muir MacKinnon  
      • F
      • James Begg Weir  
      • F
      • David N Wotherspoon  

    Notes

    • Football MilestoneThe first ever international football match.
    • Kick-off TimeScotland "won the toss, and selected the northern goal, thereby gaining the advantage of a slight elevation in the field". England kicked off "around" 3pm.
    • UmpiresUmpires were CW Alcock for England & HN Smith for Scotland and William Keay as referee.
    • Change of EndsIn early internationals the teams changed ends after each goal. They also changed ends at half time if the match was scoreless.
    • England KeeperBecause of the unavailablity of first choice keeper Alex Morten, Barker keep goal during the first half and Maynard in the second.
    • Match MilestoneEngland's 1st Match
    • Player MilestoneRobert Barker's Only Cap
    • Player MilestoneErnest Harwood Greenhalgh's 1st Cap
    • Player MilestoneReginald Courtenay Welch's 1st Cap
    • Player MilestoneFrederick Chappell's Only Cap
    • Player MilestoneWilliam Maynard's 1st Cap
    • Player MilestoneJohn Brockbank's Only Cap
    • Player MilestoneCharlie Clegg's Only Cap
    • Player MilestoneArnold Kirke Smith's Only Cap
    • Player MilestoneCuthbert Ottaway's 1st Cap
    • Player MilestoneCharles Chenery's 1st Cap
    • Player MilestoneCharles Morice's Only Cap

    Sources

    • The Scotsman "International (Association) Match, England v. Scotland", Monday 2nd December 1872, Page 6
    • London Evening Standard "Football - England v. Scotland", Monday 2nd December 1872, Page 4
    • Press Association reprinted in 10 other publications.
    • Association Football in Victorian England by Philip Gibbons (Minerva Press 2001) page 36.
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle Monday, 2nd December 1872, page 6

    Managers

    •  England - Committee
    •  Scotland - Committee

    Referee

    •  William Keay

    Attendance

    • Upwards of 5,000

    Half Time Score

    • Scotland 0 - 0 England

    ELO Rankings

    •  England - 1st
    •  Scotland - 2nd