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Scottish Influence on Spanish Football.

20th June 2018 Posted in History, News

Did you know that there was influential Scottish presence as Spain began to impose the beautiful game to their population? During the latter half of the 1890’s, textile workers sent from Newmilns- in Ayrshire- to a factory in Barcelona, would form the Escoces Football Club. The club competed in local competitions and a number of […]

Scottish Influence in Shaping Uruguayan Football.

20th June 2018 Posted in History, News

Uruguay, a country with such impressive footballing history and success, have a strong chance of achieving World Cup glory in Russia. Their nation is incredibly passionate about the game, and offer undying loyalty to anyone who wears the famous Sky Blue jersey. If you were to investigate the origins of Uruguayan football, you would find some […]

The Scottish Influence at the Beginning of English Football.

18th June 2018 Posted in News

Our respected neighbours may enjoy participating in the Major Tournaments much more than ourselves these days, and have a fantastic, rich history of establishing the rules and regulations of the footballing sport. However, it is important to remember the importance of Scottish influence in helping England produce fantastic football structures and heritage. By the late […]

Scottish links to Belgian Football.

18th June 2018 Posted in News

History archives reveal some interesting stories which show the presence of Scots in the early stages of Belgian football. During a leisure holiday, two affluent Scottish families, the Blairs and Fairlies, decided to potentially create “The Foot Ball Club Spa” near the Belgian region of Liege in 1863. Both families, according to research, appear to […]

The Scottish Influence in Swedish Football.

18th June 2018 Posted in News

Similar to other countries around the world, the nation of Sweden, who begin their Russia 2018 World Cup journey today,  would see help from Scottish migrants in introducing football to their country. During the early 1890’s, a group of textile workers from Newmilns in Ayrshire were sent to Gothenburg to work at a sister factory. […]

How Scotland brought football to Brazil.

17th June 2018 Posted in News

Many consider Brazil to be the best football nation in terms of rich history and brilliant past players- such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. The country is often referred as the template of how football should be played using flare, dribbling, attractive football. Yet, such lessons and teachings are always passed on by previous […]

Scottish Influence in Mexican Football

17th June 2018 Posted in News

The nation of Mexico is very contrasting to Scotland in many ways but there is one thing the Scots and Mexicans have in common: a passion for football. This passion from both countries is visible for all to see. Interestingly, Mexican football archives would reveal the story of how Scottish immigrants would help shape the […]

Scottish Influence in Danish Football.

16th June 2018 Posted in History, News

The Scandinavian country of Denmark are a fast, footballing team, who will go into their World Cup Finals matches high on confidence. The history of football being developed in the Northern Europe nation points towards the presence of Scottish individuals and football clubs. The Scottish influence of Denmark reveals a James Young Smart, born in […]

Scottish Influence in Argentina and Iceland

16th June 2018 Posted in Events, History, News

Two other nations, Argentina and Iceland, will kick-start their World Cup journey today in Russia. Similar to other nations, history reveals that in both of these countries, when football was being introduced, it was, once again, Scottish participation that was deemed influential. The decedents of a Mr. James Brown, one of the original Scottish settlers […]

Scottish Influence Implementing Football in Australia and France

16th June 2018 Posted in History, News

France and Australia kick off their Russia 2018 World Cup campaign today. An interesting coincidence is that the football structure in both countries was constructed with the help of Scottish immigrants. Indeed, Scottish immigrants had an influential role in promoting football in Australia during the 1880’s. The Scots were particularly prominent in the establishment of […]

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