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1895 World Championship (football)

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1895 World Championship (football)

1895 World Championship
Tournament details
Host country Scotland
Dates 27 April 1895
Teams 2 (from 2 associations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sunderland (1st title)
Runners-up Heart of Midlothian
Tournament statistics
Matches played 1
Goals scored 8 (8 per match)

The 1895 World Championship was an exhibition football match that took place at Tynecastle Park on 27 April 1895 between the winner of the English Football League First Division, Sunderland, and Scottish League First Division, Heart of Midlothian.[1][2] The match was won by Sunderland who beat Heart of Midlothian 5–3.[1]

The game was not the first "World Championship" game between English and Scottish sides; however, it was the first such club competition won by an English team, with previous winners being Hibernian and Renton (both Scottish Cup winners, as the leagues had not been yet created at the time). The Scottish and English leagues were pre-eminent in the world at that time, with the only league outside the UK being in Argentina.[2]

Participant teams

Team Recent honours
Sunderland 1894–95 Football League First DivisionWinner
Heart of Midlothian 1894–95 Scottish First DivisionWinner

Match details

1 Jock Fairburn
2 Barney Battles
3 James Mirk
4 Alexander Hall
5 Robert McLaren
6 George Hogg
7 Willie Taylor
8 Thomas Chambers
9 Willie Michael
10 George Scott
11 Davie Baird
1 Ned Doig
2 Robert McNeill
3 Donald Gow
4 Billy Dunlop
5 John Auld
6 Harry Johnston
7 Jimmy Hannah
8 James Gillespie
9 John Harvey
10 John Campbell
11 Jimmy Millar


Champions of the World 1895


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External links

  • Match report
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