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Progression of Attendance Records

Post by Scottish » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:19 am

First off, I don't proclaim these as gospel and am happy to amend on the basis of more accurate information received. These are though, the most accurate records I can compile for various competitions. You can see that Scotland hold the record for World Cup games played in Europe, the European Championships and European club competitions.

Progression of World attendance record
3,000 Hallam v Norfolk 5/3/1867, Youden Cup Final, Bramall Lane, Sheffield
5,000 Sheffield v London 2/11/1872, Challenge match, Bramall Lane, Sheffield
7,000 Queen's Park v Renton 10/4/1875, Scottish Cup Final, 1st Hampden Park, Glasgow
16,000 Scotland v England 4/3/1876, International, Hamilton Crescent, Partick
17,000 Scotland v Wales 25/4/1876, International, Hamilton Crescent, Partick
22,088 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 3/1/1885, FA Cup R3, Perry Barr, Birmingham
22,688 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion 30/3/1889, FA Cup Final, The Oval, London
26,379 Scotland v England 5/4/1890, International Championship, 2nd Hampden Park, Glasgow
32,810 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa 19/3/1892, FA Cup Final, The Oval, London
45,067 Wolves v Everton 25/3/1893, FA Cup Final, Fallowfield, Manchester
51,345 Scotland v England 4/4/1896, International Championship, Celtic Park, Glasgow
65,891 Aston Villa v Everton 10/4/1897, FA Cup Final, Crystal Palace, London
73,833 Sheffield United v Derby County 15/4/1899, FA Cup Final, Crystal Palace, London
110,820 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United 20/4/1901, FA Cup Final, Crystal Palace, London
121,452 Scotland v England 4/4/1908, International Championship, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow
127,307 Scotland v England 23/3/1912, International Championship, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow
131,273 Scotland v England 28/3/1931, International Championship, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow
136,259 Scotland v England 1/4/1933, International Championship, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow
149,547 Scotland v England 17/4/1937, International Championship, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow
152,722 Brazil v Spain 13/7/1950, World Cup Final Group, Maracanå, Rio De Janeiro
173,850 paid Brazil v Uruguay 16/7/1950, World Cup Final Group, Maracanå, Rio De Janeiro 199,854 in attendance
174,599 paid Brazil v Paraguay 21/3/1954, World Cup qualifier, Maracanå, Rio De Janeiro 195,513 in attendance
177,656 paid Fluminense v Flamengo 15/12/1963, Campeonato Carioca, Maracanå, Rio De Janeiro 194,603 in attendance
183,341 Brazil v Paraguay 31/8/1969, World Cup qualifier, Maracanå


The last four games (figures from RSSSF Brazil) in Brazil depend on how you read things, i.e. whether you accept only paying spectators or the actual number in attendance. I opt for the latter and therefore consider the world record to be the widely regarded one of 199,854 on 16/7/1950 but have included those matches with more paying spectators for sake of completeness


World Cup:
18,346 USA v Belgium 13/7/1930, Group, Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
24,059 Yugoslavia v Brazil 14/7/1930, Group, Estadio Parque Central, Montevideo
57,735 Uruguay v Peru 18/7/1930, Group, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
70,022 Uruguay v Romania 21/7/1930, Group, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
72,886 Argentina v USA 26/7/1930, Semi-Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
79,867 Uruguay v Yugoslavia 27/7/1930, Semi-Final, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
80,000 Spain v Portugal 2/4/1950, Qualifier, Nuevo Estadio Chamartín (Bernabéu)
133,991 Scotland v England 15/4/1950, Qualifier, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow
142,429 Brazil v Yugoslavia 1/7/1950, Group, Estadio do Maracaña, Rio De Janeiro
152,772 Brazil v Spain 13/7/1950, Final round Estadio do Maracaña, Rio De Janeiro
173,850 Brazil v Uruguay 16/7/1950, Final round Estadio do Maracaña, Rio De Janeiro *
* 199,854 in attendance.

European Championships
100,572 USSR v Hungary, 28/9/1958, Qualifier, Central Lenin Stadium (Luzhniki), Moscow
102,358 USSR v Italy, 13/10/1963, Qualifier, Central Lenin Stadium (Luzhniki), Moscow
130,711 Scotland v England, 24/2/1968, Qualifier, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow

European Club Competitions
12,500 Basel v London XI, 4/6/1955, Group ICFC, St Jakob, Basel
30,000 Sporting Lisbon v Partizan Belgrade 4/9/1955, R1 1st leg ECC, Estádio Nacional, Lisbon
35,000 Voros Lobogo v Anderlecht 7/9/1955, R1 1st leg ECC, Népstadion, Budapest
40,318 Real Madrid v Servette 12/10/1955, R1 2nd leg ECC, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
105,532 Real Madrid v Partizan Belgrade 25/12/1955, QF 2nd leg ECC, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
129,690 Real Madrid v AC Milan 19/4/1956, Semi-Final 1st leg ECC, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
136,505 Celtic v Leeds United 16/4/1970, Semi-Final 2nd leg ECC, 3rd Hampden Park, Glasgow
ICFC= Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, ECC= European Champions Cup

Copa Libertadores
35,000 Peñarol v Universitario 19/4/1960, QF, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
55,000 Peñarol v San Lorenzo 18/5/1960, Semi-Final 1st leg, Estadio Centenario Montevideo
57,630 Peñarol v Universitario 19/4/1961 QF, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
60,000 Palmeiras v Independiente Santa Fe 11/5/1961, Semi-Final 2nd leg, Pacaembu, Sao Paulo
65,000 Peñarol v Nacional 22/7/1962, Semi-Final play-off, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
80,000 Independiente v Nacional 12/8/1964, Final 2nd leg, La Doble Visera, Avellaneda
100,000 Sao Paolo v Barcelona 21/4/1972, Semi-Final Group, Estádio Morumbi, Sao Paolo
105,185 Sao Paulo v Newell’s Old Boys 17/6/1992, Final 2nd leg, Estádio Morumbi, Sao Paolo
106,853 Cruzeiro v Sporting Cristal 29/8/1997, Final 2nd leg, Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte

Home Internationals
Progress of Scotland v England

1872 Scotland v England 4,000
1874 Scotland v England 7,000
1876 Scotland v England 16,000
1890 Scotland v England 26,379
1894 Scotland v England 45,017
1896 Scotland v England 51,345
1900 Scotland v England 63,000
1902 Scotland v England 68,114*
1908 Scotland v England 121,452
1912 Scotland v England 127,307
1931 Scotland v England 131,273
1933 Scotland v England 136,259
1937 Scotland v England 149,547
* Ibrox disaster, subsequently deemed unofficial.

Progress of England v Scotland
1873 England v Scotland 2,934
1879 England v Scotland 4,500
1881 England v Scotland 8,500
1887 England v Scotland 12,000
1891 England v Scotland 12,000
1893 England v Scotland 16,000
1895 England v Scotland 42,500
1913 England v Scotland 52,500
1928 England v Scotland 80,268
1930 England v Scotland 87,375
1932 England v Scotland 92,180
1934 England v Scotland 92,363
1936 England v Scotland 93,267
1947 England v Scotland 98,250
1951 England v Scotland 98,750
1967 England v Scotland 99,063

Progress of Scotland v Wales
1876 17,000
1906 27,000
1912 31,000
1926 40,500
1928 55,000
1945 92,323

Progress of Wales v Scotland
1877 4,000
1885 4,000
1889 6,000
1897 7,000
1899 12,000
1909 23,000
1924 26,000
1933 40,000
1937 41,800
1948 59,911
1950 60,000
1952 60,261

Progress of Scotland v Ireland/Northern Ireland
1885 3,000
1889 6,000
1891 8,000
1893 12,000
1895 15,000
1897 15,000
1901 15,000
1903 17,000
1905 37,000
1920 39,757
1928 54,723
1946 97,326

Progress of Ireland/Northern Ireland v Scotland
1884 3,000
1886 3,000
1888 5,000
1890 5,000
1892 10,500
1902 12,000
1910 17,000
1914 31,000
1921 35,000
1925 41,000
1946 53,000
1951 56,946
1953 58,248

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Re: Progression of Attendance Records

Post by LEATHERSTOCKING » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:10 pm

Are there figures for the five pre November 1872 "England vs. Scotland" internationals?

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Re: Progression of Attendance Records

Post by ScottishFA » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:21 pm

LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:Are there figures for the five pre November 1872 "England vs. Scotland" internationals?
Somebody asked that very question only last week: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4451#p27057

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Re: Progression of Attendance Records

Post by Scottish » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:31 pm

ScottishFA wrote:
LEATHERSTOCKING wrote:Are there figures for the five pre November 1872 "England vs. Scotland" internationals?
Somebody asked that very question only last week: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4451#p27057
The unexpected exertion of having to look up at the top end table to find Queen's Park can cause rushes of blood to the head, resulting in forgetfulness.

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