Staff Picks- Scotland's Greatest Games

The excitement is building as Scotland head to their first international football tournament in over 20 years! We couldn't resist the opportunity to ask our staff about their personal favourite games. So in no particular order.........

Staff Picks: Scotland's Greatest Games

1967 - England 2 Scotland 3

An iconic moment for Scotland's national team! The auld enemy, England, were on a high after winning the World Cup but were brought back down to earth with a bang. Scotland recorded a a famous victory and crowned themselves "Unofficial Champions of the world!".

Scotland's goals were scored by Law, Lennox and McCalliog but the games iconic moment was when Scot's winger Jim Baxter started doing keepy uppies near the half way line.


1978 - Holland 2 Scotland 3

Scotland went into World Cup 1978 full of confidence and with players such as Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and Joe Jordan who could blame them. This all came crashing down with a shock defeat by Peru and a draw to Iran leaving our qualification hopes in tatters.

We had to beat the mighty Dutch by two clear goals - no one gave us a chance. But in true Scottish style we defied all the odds to go 3-1 up with Archie Gemmell scoring one of Scotland's most famous goals, weaving through the Dutch defence before chipping the keeper. Scottish hearts were broken by Johnny Rep's long range stunner and another glorious failure was added to our history.


2007 - France 0 Scotland 1

A massive win for the Scots in our qualification campaign for Euro 2008. France were huge favourites for the game having been World Cup finalists the previous year but Scotland prevailed after a stunning strike from James McFadden. 15-20,000 Scots in the crowd roared as France poured forward but Scotland's defence held (just about!).


2020 Serbia 1-1 Scotland (4-5 on pens)


How can we talk about our favourite games without mentioning this stunning night! In fairness, the game was not a classic but a tense and nervy affair.

Ryan Christie scored and it looked like we were cruising but in true Scottish fashion, we made it difficult for ourselves by conceding a late equaliser. David Marshall emerged as the hero on the night saving the decisive penalty in the shootout. Scotland secured a European Championship qualification and the rest is history!