Scotland national football team
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|Association||Scottish Football Association|
|Head coach||Steve Clarke|
|Most caps||Kenny Dalglish (102)|
|Top scorer||Kenny Dalglish and Denis Law (30)|
|Home stadium||Hampden Park|
|Current||36 6 (6 April 2023)|
|Highest||13 (October 2007)|
|Lowest||88 (March 2005)|
| Scotland 0–0 England |
(Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872)
(The first ever international football match)
| Scotland 11–0 Ireland |
(Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901)
| Uruguay 7–0 Scotland |
(Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1954)|
|Best result||Group stage (1954, 1958, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 1992)|
|Best result||Group stage (1992, 1996, 2020)|
The Scotland national football team[note 1] represents Scotland in men's international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It competes in the three major professional tournaments: the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League and the UEFA European Championship. Scotland, as a country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee, and therefore the national team does not compete in the Olympic Games. The majority of Scotland's home matches are played at the national stadium, Hampden Park.
Scotland is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside England, whom they played in the world's first international football match in 1872. Scotland has a long-standing rivalry with England, whom they played annually from 1872 until 1989. The teams have met only eight times since then, most recently in a group match during Euro 2020 in June 2021.
Scotland have qualified for the FIFA World Cup on eight occasions, and the UEFA European Championship three times, but have never progressed beyond the first group stage of a finals tournament. The team have achieved some noteworthy results, such as beating the 1966 FIFA World Cup winners England 3–2 at Wembley Stadium in 1967. Archie Gemmill scored what has been described as one of the greatest World Cup goals ever in a 3–2 win during the 1978 World Cup against the Netherlands, who reached the final of the tournament. In their qualifying group for UEFA Euro 2008, Scotland defeated 2006 World Cup runners-up France 1–0 in both fixtures.
Scotland supporters are collectively known as the Tartan Army. The Scottish Football Association operates a roll of honour for every player who has made more than 50 appearances for Scotland. Kenny Dalglish holds the record for Scotland appearances, having played 102 times between 1971 and 1986. Dalglish scored 30 goals for Scotland and shares the record for most goals scored with Denis Law.