Wales v Scotland


Scotland have qualified for the FIFA World Cup nine times, including the 1950 FIFA World Cup for which they qualified by finishing second in the 1949-50 British Home Championship but withdrew having decided they would only compete in the tournament if they finished top of the group.

They have also qualified for the UEFA European Championships on three occasions; in 1992, 1996 and 2020.


The Scottish Football Association are the second oldest Football Association in the world, being formed in 1873. The first ever international football match was a goaless draw between Scotland and England at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Glasgow on 30 November 1872.

Wales record v Scotland

Wales' first ever international match was against Scotland on 25 March 1876 when Scotland won 4-0 at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Glasgow.

The return match at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground on 5 March 1877 was the first international match to be played in Wales and saw Scotland win 2-0.

Wales have played Scotland more times than any other international team and more Welsh players have made their international debut against Scotland than against any other team.

Head to Head


last 10 matches

Match details

no.datescorescorers (wales)Venue 
37728/05/1983Wales 0-2 Scotland Ninian Park, CardiffBC
38428/02/1984Scotland 2-1 WalesR JamesHampden Park, GlasgowBC
39327/03/1985Scotland 0-1 WalesRushHampden Park, GlasgowWCQ
39610/09/1985Wales 1-1 ScotlandM HughesNinian Park, CardiffWCQ
47427/05/1997Scotland 0-1 WalesHartsonRugby Park, KilmarnockFr
51918/02/2004Wales 4-0 ScotlandEarnshaw (3), TaylorMillennium Stadium, CardiffFr
57614/11/2009Wales 3-0 ScotlandEdwards, Church, RamseyCardiff City Stadium, CardiffFr
58525/05/2011Wales 1-3 ScotlandEarnshawAviva Stadium, DublinCC
59812/10/2012Wales 2-1 ScotlandBale (2)Cardiff City Stadium, CardiffWCQ
60122/03/2013Scotland 1-2 WalesRamsey (pen), Robson-KanuHampden Park, GlasgowWCQ

Scotland Honours


Welsh players to have made their debut against Scotland

127 Welsh players made their international debut against Scotland.

Since the Second World War: