Citizendium - a community developing a quality, comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free.
Click here to join and contribute
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report

Scotland (football)

From Citizendium
Jump to: navigation, search

The sport of football in Scotland is administered by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scotland and neighbours England played the world's first-ever official international match on 30 November 1872. The SFA first joined FIFA in 1910 but there were two periods of non-membership owing to disputes with FIFA until 1946, since when Scotland has held permanent membership. Scotland was a founder member of UEFA in 1954. Scotland have not reached the final of any major tournament. Their most famous team was the 1928 "Wembley Wizards" who defeated England 5–1 at Wembley Stadium. Among the most famous Scottish footballers are Alex James, Bill Shankly, Matt Busby, Denis Law, Ian St John, Jimmy Johnstone and Kenny Dalglish.

Notes