Match No. 1 - Saturday, 30th November 1872, 2:15pm

      • GK
      • Robert GardnerRobert Gardner.
        Born 31st Mar 1847, Glasgow.
      • FB
      • William KerWilliam Ker.
        Born 21st Mar 1852, Edinburgh.
      • FB
      • Joseph TaylorJoseph Taylor.
        Born 16th Dec 1850, Dunoon.
      • HB
      • James ThomsonJames John Thomson.
        Born 25th Dec 1851, Annan.
      • HB
      • James SmithJames Smith.
        Born 1844, Aberdeen.
      • F
      • Robert SmithRobert Smith.
        Born 1st May 1848, Aberdeen.
      • F
      • Robert LeckieRobert Leckie.
        Born 19th Oct 1846, Killearn.
      • F
      • Alex RhindAlexander Rhind.
        Born 20th Sep 1849, Aberdeen.
      • F
      • Billy MacKinnonWilliam Muir MacKinnon.
        Born 18th Jan 1952, Glasgow.
      • F
      • Jerry WeirJames Biggar Weir.
        Born 23rd Nov 1851, Scotland.
      • F
      • David WotherspoonDavid Wotherspoon.
        Born 9th Apr 1849, Hamilton.


      • 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". "...The strangers [England] kicked off at quarter-past two."
      • 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 MilestoneCharley Chenery's 1st Cap
      • Player MilestoneCharles Morice's Only Cap


      • 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
      • Glasgow Herald "International Football Match at Glasgow England v Scotland", Monday, 2nd December 1872, page 13.
      • Manchester Guardian "International Football Match at Glasgow", Monday, 2nd December 1872, page 4.
      • Sheffield and Rotherham Independent "Football - England v Scotland", Monday 2nd December 1872, page 4.



      • Scotland William Keay


      • Upwards of 5,000

      ELO Ratings

      • England - 1st
      • Scotland - 2nd