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150th anniversary of first international football match

EDM (Early Day Motion) 638: tabled on 30 November 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that St. Andrew’s Day marks the 150th anniversary of the first international football match played between Scotland and England at the West of Scotland cricket ground in Glasgow in 1872, attracting a crowd of around 4,000 each paying one shilling for entry; notes that the final score was 0-0 following a disallowed Scotland goal in the first half; acknowledges that this match marked the beginning of football as an international game, with the formation of the Football Associations of Scotland, Wales, and Ireland in subsequent years as well as the Danish Football Association, the first football governing body outside of these isles; notes the crucial role Scotland has played in the development of football over the past 150 years, including Andrew Watson as the first black international football player and administrator in the world, the innovations in play brought about by the Scotch Professors who dominated the game north and south of the border in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and exporting football around the world to become the global game it is today; notes that Scotland also produced the first World Club Champions in 1888 with Renton FC’s victory over West Bromwich Albion; and looks forward to a further 150 years of Scotland playing a pivotal role in the world’s most popular sport.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2022
Strangford
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2022
Glasgow North East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Aberdeen North
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Angus
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Aberdeen South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Dundee East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Glasgow East
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Falkirk
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
East Renfrewshire
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Edinburgh East
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Stirling
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Glasgow South West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Gordon
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Central Ayrshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2022
Perth and North Perthshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 January 2023
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 January 2023
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.