2019 was a packed year for all of the Scotland National Teams. Take a look back at the last twelve months in our review of the year.


With the FIFA Women's World Cup on the horizon, January saw Shelley Kerr's side travel to La Manga for a training camp with friendlies against Norway and Iceland on the cards. One highlight was Lana Clelland's goal of the year contender against Iceland.

January also saw our first themed week, with the Scotland National Team social media channels throwing back to 1977. Take a look at all the content in the Twitter moment below:


The draw for UEFA Women's EURO 2021 qualifying took place in early February, with Scotland paired alongside some familiar names; World Cup qualifying opponents Albania and Finland, managed by former Scotland Head Coach Anna Signeul.


Preparations for the FIFA Women's World Cup continued apace in March, with the Algarve Cup. The tournament began with a narrow defeat to Canada, before a 4-1 victory over Iceland and a 1-0 win over Denmark saw Scotland seal 5th place.

Scotland Women's Under-19s also had a major tournament to look forward to, with Scotland hosting the UEFA Women's Under-19s EUROs. In one of our warm-up matches in Murcia, Elena Santoyo-Brown scored a fantastic strike against China to seal victory. Her goal would go on to be one of the Scotland Goal of the Year contenders:

March also the unveiling of the Scotland Women's National Team exclusive World Cup kits.


April saw another two warm-up matches for Shelley Kerr's side, ahead of the World Cup. After a 1-1 draw with Chile, a match against Brazil followed. A tremendous performance saw Kim Little score the winner for Scotland in a 1-0 victory.

While Scotland were travelling to the World Cup in the summer, the World Cup trophy travelled to Scotland in April, as the Trophy Tour hit Edinburgh Castle.


Following a difficult start to our UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign, Alex McLeish left his role as Scotland National Team Head Coach in April. May saw the appointment of Steve Clarke as the new Scotland National Team Head Coach.

With the FIFA Women's World Cup just weeks away, June also saw Shelley Kerr name her squad that would travel to France.

That squad would be the same group of players to face Jamaica in our final friendly ahead of the tournament, in a send-off match at Hampden Park. Scotland ran out 3-2 winners, as the attendance record for a Scotland Women's National Team match was smashed in some style.

Also notable in this match was Erin Cuthbert's goal, which would go on to be voted as the Scotland Goal of the Year for 2019.


June was a special month for Scotland Men's National Team captain, as he lifted the Champions League with Liverpool.

Undoubtedly the biggest event in June was the FIFA Women's World Cup, with the team travelling to Nice from Edinburgh Airport.

With two matches in two days for the senior Scotland sides, the first saw the men's team grab a 2-1 victory over Cyprus in Steve Clarke's first game in charge – much to the delight of the new boss.

The first goal of the match came from Andy Robertson – his strike was another Scotland Goal of the Year nominee.

Matchday in Nice followed, with our opening match at the World Cup against the Auld Enemy, England.

The match itself saw a narrow 2-1 defeat for Shelley Kerr's side; however Claire Emslie was able to create a significant piece of history, scoring Scotland's first ever goal at a Women's World Cup.

The next match saw us travel to Rennes to take on Japan. Sadly, another narrow defeat followed – despite a classy goal from Lana Clelland.

The Parc des Princes in Paris was the venue for what would be our final match at the FIFA Women's World Cup; Argentina mounted a late comeback to secure a 3-3 draw. Late heartbreak, but the impact that this team had during their time at the tournament was hugely positive and the legacy should be felt for a long time.


Attention turned to the second major tournament of the summer, as Pauline Hamill's Scotland Women's Under-19s competed in the UEFA Women's Under-19s EUROs, which Scotland hosted. Record crowds turned out to watch Scotland's group matches, as France lifted the trophy in Paisley.


August saw the vote for Scotland's favourite kit take place on the @ScotlandNT Twitter. The home and away kit winners were crowned:

The eventual winner was the 1976-80 home kit.

The UEFA Women's EURO 2021 qualifying campaign kicked off in late August, as Shelley Kerr's side returned to action for the first time since the World Cup. A Kim Little-inspired performance saw Scotland emerge as 8-0 winners, with Kim scoring five.


A new qualifying campaign began for Scot Gemmill's Under-21s side in September. Following a comfortable 2-0 win over San Marino in Paisley, the young Scots travelled to Croatia. A sensational 2-1 victory followed, with Connor McLennan leading a late comeback.


October was a packed month, with the Scotland youth sides taking part in their Qualifying Rounds. A fantastic set of results followed, with all four sides – Men and Women's Under-17s and Under-19s – qualifying for their respective Elite Rounds.


The positive result for the youth teams continued in early November, with Scotland Men's Under-16s emerging as joint winners of the 2019 Victory Shield, alongside Wales.

A packed 2019 ended for Shelley Kerr's Scotland side with a trip to Albania for our final Women's EURO 2021 qualifier of the year. A 5-0 victory ensued, with debutants Hannah Godfrey and Kirsty Hanson playing their part.

2019 ended on a high for Steve Clarke's side, with back-to-back victories over Cyprus and Kazakhstan. First up: Cyprus away. Steven Naismith earned his 50th cap, while Ryan Christie scored a Goal of the Year contender in a 2-1 victory.

This was followed by a 3-1 victory against Kazakhstan at Hampden – John McGinn continued in his rich vein of scoring for Scotland to help seal the victory.

November also saw the draw for the UEFA EURO 2020 play-off take place. Scotland were drawn against Israel in the Semi-Final at Hampden. Should we emerge victorious from that match, it would be a trip to face either Norway or Serbia.


December saw the annual awards handed out. Erin Cuthbert netted the Goal of the Year for her strike against Jamaica in May.

Erin then went to make it an awards double as she was named the BT Scotland Women's Player of the Year for 2019, alongside John McGinn who was named the BT Scotland Men's Player of the Year.


Scotland Supporters Club memberships are now available for purchase and renewal. Members can get first access to tickets for our play-off Semi-Final against Israel.