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The first-ever International Football match was played on a Cricket stadium

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 November 2018, 18:15 IST
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In 1872, the first ever international football match was played between England and Scotland which finished in a 0-0 draw. The match was attended by 4000 spectators.

The match was played in Hamilton Crescent in Partick, Scotland which is a cricket ground and was opened in 1862.

The teams for the Endland and Scotland football teams were as follows:

Scotland:

Robert Gardner (c) - GK 
Robert Barker - GK
Ernest Greenhalgh - BK 
Reginald de Courtenay Welch - HB 
Frederick Chappell - FW 
William Maynard - FW 
John Brockbank - FW
Charles Clegg - FW 
Arnold Kirke Smith - FW
Cuthbert Ottaway (c) - FW
Charles Chenery - FW 
Charles Morice - FW 

England:

William Ker - BK 
Joseph Taylor - BK 
James J. Thomson - HB 
James Smith - HB 
Robert Smith - FW 
Robert Leckie - FW 
Alex Rhind - FW 
Billy MacKinnon - FW 
Jerry Weir - FW
David Wotherspoon - FW

  • GK = Goalkeeper
  • BK = Back
  • HB = Half-back
  • FW = Forward
First published: 30 November 2018, 18:15 IST
 
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