1899 British Home Championship

1899 British Home Championship

The 1899 British Home Championship was an international football tournament between the British Home Nations. A very high scoring affair, the competition featured the highest scoreline ever achieved in the Home Championships when England defeated Ireland 13-2 in Sunderland. It was the first of two particulaly heavy defeats for the Irish side, who nevertheless still managed to finish third, courtesy of a victory over Wales.

England's win over the Ireland was the start of the tournament and placed them immediately on top of the table, a position Ireland joined them in with their 1-0 victory over Wales in the second game. Scotland began their bid for the title in the third match with a strong 6-0 win over Wales in Wrexham. Wales' poor competition was finished in their next game when England again took top position by beating them 4-0. In the penultimate game, Scotland joined England at the top of the table with a 9-1 demolition of Ireland, who had conceded 21 goals in two games but still finished third. In the deciding match, England and Scotland both played a strong game but England eventually proved stronger, winning 2-1.


Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
6 3 3 0 0 19 3 +16
4 3 2 0 1 16 3 +13
2 3 1 0 2 4 22 -18
0 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11

The points system worked as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw



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