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Match to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Irish Football Association. Founded in November 1880 it is the fourth oldest national governing body after the other three home associations. This match that was played at Windsor Park in August 1955 is significant in that it is the only time a representative UK team, containing players from each of the four home nations, has taken to the field as the United Kingdom.
England was represented by Bentley, Sillett & Matthews
Scotland represented by MacDonald, Liddell & Johnstone
Wales represented by Kelsey & Charles
Northern Ireland represented by Peacock, McIlroy & Blanchflower
There was a game played at Hampden in 1947 to commemorate the four home associations re-joining FIFA at the end of WWII and the representative UK side had players from each home nation but took to the field as Great Britain.

Match to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Irish Football Association. Founded in November 1880 it is the fourth oldest national governing body after the other three home associations. This match that was played at Windsor Park in August 1955 is significant in that it is the only time a representative UK team, containing players from each of the four home nations, has taken to the field as the United Kingdom.

  • England was represented by Bentley, Sillett & Matthews
  • Scotland represented by MacDonald, Liddell & Johnstone
  • Wales represented by Kelsey & Charles
  • Northern Ireland represented by Peacock, McIlroy & Blanchflower

There was a game played at Hampden in 1947 to commemorate the four home associations re-joining FIFA at the end of WWII and the representative UK side had players from each home nation but took to the field as Great Britain.

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