1974–75 British Home Championship

The 1974–75 British Home Championship was an international football tournament between the British Home Nations. It resulted in a resounding victory for an England team which was going through one of the worst periods of consistent play in their history. The tournament saw several draws, including two dramatic 2–2 ties for the Welsh team against England and Scotland and a goalless draw between England and Northern Ireland. The Scots had begun better, beating the Irish 3–0 in their second game and so entered the final match with a real chance of victory. The Welsh, like the English, had a 2 point advantage in their final match, but failed to capitalise on this, losing to Northern Ireland and ending in last place. The final game, between England and Scotland was in the end a one-sided affair, the English crushing the Scots in a 5–1 rout and winning the tournament.


Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 England 4312073+4
 Scotland 33111671
 Northern Ireland 33111132
 Wales 23021451

The points system worked as follows:


17 May 1975
Northern Ireland  0 – 0  England

17 May 1975
Wales  2 – 2  Scotland
John Toshack  28', Brian Flynn  35' Jackson  52', Rioch  61'

24 May 1975
England  5 – 1  Scotland
Gerry Francis  6', 65', Kevin Beattie  7',
Colin Bell  40', David Johnson  75'
Bruce Rioch  41' (pen.)


  • Guy Oliver (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-954-4. 
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