Denis Law - Goals in International Matches


The outstanding Scottish player scored 30 international goals in 55 matches for his National Team, which is the record number of goals scored (shared with Kenny Dalglish) by an individual player for Scotland. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:	24/ 2/1940
Country:  Scotland
Caps:	55	(W24-D13-L18 - GF105-GA84 - %55.45)
Goals:	30	(% 0.55 per match)
Age First Cap:	 18 yr 236 d	18/10/1958 vs. Wales 3-0
Age Last Cap:	 34 yr 110 d	14/ 6/1974 vs. Zaire 2-0
National Team Career: 15 yr 239 d


Cap	Goals	Date	Venue     	Opponent       Score	Competition
 1   1	 1    18/10/58	Cardiff 	Wales      	3-0	British Champ.
 2	 1     5/11/58	Glasgow 	N. Ireland	2-2	British Champ.
 3	 1    27/ 5/59	Amsterdam	Netherlands	2-1
 4	 1     3/ 6/59	Lisboa  	Portugal	0-1
 5	 1     3/10/59	Belfast 	N. Ireland	4-0	British Champ.
 6	 1     4/11/59	Glasgow 	Wales   	1-1	British Champ.
 7	 1     9/ 4/60	Glasgow 	England 	1-1	British Champ.
 8   1	 2     4/ 5/60	Glasgow 	Poland  	2-3
 9	 2    29/ 5/60	Wien    	Austria 	1-4
10   1	 3     9/11/60	Glasgow 	N. Ireland	5-2	British Champ.
11	 3    15/ 4/61	London  	England 	3-9	British Champ.
12   2	 5    26/ 5/61	Glasgow 	Czechoslovakia	3-2	World Cup Qualifier
13	 5    29/11/61	Brussel 	Czechoslovakia	2-4	World Cup Qualifier
14	 5    14/ 4/62	Glasgow 	England 	2-0	British Champ.
15   1	 6    20/10/62	Cardiff 	Wales   	3-2	British Champ.
16   4	10     7/11/62	Glasgow 	N. Ireland	5-1	British Champ.
17	10     6/ 4/63	London  	England 	2-1	British Champ.
18   2	12     8/ 5/63	Glasgow 	Austria  	4-1 [1]
19   3	15     4/ 6/63	Bergen  	Norway  	3-4
20	15     9/ 6/63	Dublin  	Ireland 	0-1
21   1	16    13/ 6/63	Madrid  	Spain   	6-2
22   4	20     7/11/63	Glasgow 	Norway  	6-1
23   1	21    20/11/63	Glasgow 	Wales   	2-1	British Champ.
24 	21    11/ 4/64	Glasgow 	England 	1-0	British Champ.
25	21    12/ 5/64	Hannover	West Germany	2-2
26	21     3/10/64	Cardiff 	Wales   	2-3	British Champ.
27   1	22    21/10/64	Glasgow 	Finland 	3-1	World Cup Qualifier
28	22    25/11/64	Glasgow 	N. Ireland	3-2	British Champ.
29   1	23    10/ 4/65	London  	England 	2-2	British Champ.
30	23     8/ 5/65	Glasgow 	Spain   	0-0
31   1	24    23/ 5/65	Chorzˇw 	Poland  	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
32	24    27/ 5/65	Helsinki	Finland 	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
33	24     2/10/65	Belfast 	N. Ireland	2-3	British Champ.
34	24    13/10/65	Glasgow 	Poland   	1-2	World Cup Qualifier
35   1	25     2/ 4/66	Glasgow 	England 	3-4	British Champ.
36   1	26    22/10/66	Cardiff 	Wales   	1-1	European Ch. Qual.
37   1	27    15/ 4/67	London  	England 	3-2	European Ch. Qual.
38	27    10/ 5/67	Glasgow 	Soviet Union	0-2
39	27    21/10/67	Belfast 	N. Ireland	0-1	European Ch. Qual.
40   1	28     6/11/68	Glasgow 	Austria 	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
41	28    16/ 4/69	Glasgow 	West Germany	1-1	World Cup Qualifier
42	28     6/ 5/69	Glasgow 	N. Ireland	1-1	British Champ.
43   1	29    26/ 4/72	Glasgow 	Peru    	2-0
44   1	30    20/ 5/72	Glasgow 	N. Ireland	2-0	British Champ.
45	30    24/ 5/72	Glasgow 	Wales   	1-0	British Champ.
46	30    27/ 5/72	Glasgow 	England 	0-1	British Champ.
47	30    29/ 6/72	Belo Horizonte	Yugoslavia	2-2	Independence Cup
48	30     2/ 7/72	Porto Alegre	Czechoslovakia	0-0	Independence Cup
49	30     5/ 7/72	Rio de Janeiro	Brazil   	0-1	Independence Cup
50	30    26/ 9/73	Glasgow 	Czechoslovakia	2-1	World Cup Qualifier
51	30    17/10/73	Bratislava	Czechoslovakia	0-1	World Cup Qualifier
52	30    14/11/73	Glasgow 	West Germany	1-1
53	30    27/ 3/74	Frankfurt	West Germany	1-2
54	30    11/ 5/74	Glasgow 	N. Ireland	0-1	British Champ.
55	30    14/ 6/74	Dortmund	Zaire     	2-0	World Cup

[1] Abandoned after 79 minutes


Total Record


Matches	Won   Draw   Lost	For-Against  Points  Percentage	
 55	24     13     18	105- 84       61	55.45


30 Goals in 55 Matches (% 0.55 per match)


Types of Goals
Friendlies             12
British Championship   11
World Cup Qualifier	5
European Ch. Qual.	2

Total goals:	       30


About this document

Prepared and maintained by Roberto Mamrud for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Roberto Mamrud (robert@elsitio.net)
Last updated: 5 Oct 2002

(C) Copyright Roberto Mamrud and RSSSF 2002
You are free to copy this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the author. All rights reserved.