Did you hear about the Scottish Football Association Challenge Cup? We can bet that every fantasy football fan is well aware of the famous and the oldest Scottish cup. It was first awarded in the year 1874 to Queens Park FC. Undoubtedly football is one of the most popular sport of Scotland. Especially in the southern borders of Scotland, you’ll find every kid playing soccer at every nook and corner of the by lanes. Hence, you may say that there’s a long tradition of the game in this country. Another fun fact for all online fantasy football players – the national football team of Scotland is the 2nd oldest team.
Hence, its very obvious that there’re a lot of unknown and mystic facts about the Scottish football that might not be known to many fantasy football game lovers. Such is the craze of football in Scotland, that the same was banned under the Football Act 1424 as it distracted the married men from their martial duties!
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Unbeatable winning records against Barcelona
For many, with Messi and Suarez on board, Barcelona is the strongest football team in the world right now. However, there’s an unbeatable champion who can proudly states that they have won 4 games against Barcelona till date. Yes, Dundee United, can claim the title of the invincible Scottish club till date. The two clubs met for the first time in 1966/1967 and till date there’s no record of losing the game against Barcelona. Online fantasy football leagues players should be aware of the same and should try to select more and more Scottish players for their dream team.
Huge attendance for domestic match
With an amazing record attendance of around 147365 people to watch the 1937 Scottish cup final, this has been the highest audience record in whole Europe for any domestic match. Hampden park was the iconic location that registered this huge number of audiences in the field. This audience was registered during the final match between Celtic and Aberdeen. Undoubtedly an out of the world experience for many people who were present for that particular match.
Team having most successful manager
There might be many football managers who have made it great as managers in the football field. However, the Scottish team stands out in the crowd. Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful soccer manager who has been reigning in the football world for years and years now. With incredible winning rates of 49 trophies, he is still date remembered by even the online fantasy football players. Not only Alex, but also people like Bill Struth, Jack Stein and a few more are also on the list. This makes the Scottish team one of the best among different others in world football.
First British team who won European cup
In the year 1967, Scottish foray was the first European cup by defeating Inter Milan club. Before this defeat, Inter Milan was the team who won the European cup repeatedly for three seasons. Although at some point of time, it was felt that history will be repeated and Inter Milan will again win the cup. However, all fantasy football game lovers would be delighted to know that Scottish team became the first one to snatch the cup away from the Milan.
Home for the fiercest football rivalry
Unlike cricket football is famous for the inter club rivalries. The derby between Celtic and Rangers is a well-known one and indeed the most hateful rivalry that exists till date in the history of European football league. It’s a quiet astonishing fact that both the teams hail from Glasgow and are neighbors to each other. However, when it comes to soccer, they are dead against each other.