First posted on Facebook, June 30th, 2016
43 years ago to the day I attended my first Scotland game as Scotland hosted World Champions Brazil at Hampden Park in front of a crowd of 78,180 + 1 (Me). Derek Johnstone would score an own goal in 33rd minute, which would be the only goal of the game.
The line-ups were; McCloy, Jardine, McGrain, Holton, Derek Johnstone, Hay, Bremner, Morgan, Dalglish, Jordan and Parlane. George Graham would replace Dalglish in the 70th minute.
Brazil ; Leao, Pereira, Piazza, Ze Maria, Marco Antonio, Clodoaldo, Paulo Caesar, Rivelino, Valdomiro, Jairzinho, Dirceu. Almost a year later the two teams would meet again in the World Cup where a 0-0 draw was fought out..
This was my first game what was yours?
October 4, 2021 at 6:27 pm
Hi did Scotland ever play Brazil in a friendly at Hamden park 1971 or 72 or am l imagining this or dreamt it!!?
October 4, 2021 at 6:29 pm
We played them in 1973 and 1966 at Hampden but also in Brazil in 1972.
November 24, 2022 at 7:34 pm
I was at the Hampden match 1973 my one and only Scotland International. I was 14 now 63. Remember the occasion well with my see you Jimmy tam o Shanter on 0-1 only realised reading this page fellow Dundonian big DJ scored an OG.
December 31, 2022 at 5:40 pm
Was at this game and was pregnant with my first. Stewards took us down to the front. Think they were feert I would need a medic lol
January 2, 2023 at 2:22 am
I was at that game and met Willie Morgan leaving Hampden from the main stand signed autographs and happily talked to people as he left th stadium.