Valentines day is well and truly here and we have picked out some of the best goals scored by the national team that will make you fall in love with Scottish football all over again.
We all know being a Scotland supporter is like being in a love hate relationship. Sometimes you’ve got the googly eyes and the happiest person in the world, other times your ready to smash a brick through a window and cry yourself to sleep.
So there it is – the best 5 goals that will make you love Scottish football.
1) James McFadden vs France, 2007
As Scotland goal keeper Craig Gordon punted the ball up the Parc des Princes field he found the feet of James McFadden – no one could have predicted what happened next.
The Scots battled against France in Group B in the Euro 2008 qualifier in Parisand on the 64th minute the then Everton striker James McFadden stunned everyone.
Taking a touch with his left foot and spotting the french keeper Mickaël Landreau off his line as he turned, McFadden hoofed the ball towards goal.
Next thing we know the ball is in the back of the net after a wonder strike. Surely this is James McFadden’s the best goal he’s scored for his country.
2) Archie Gemmill vs Holland, 1978
Scotland certainly didn’t win the 1978 World Cup – that went to hosts Argentina. But something Scot’s will remember is that moment of magic against the Netherlands in a 3-2 victory in Estadio Malvinas.
Needed to beat the Dutch by three goals, Archie Gemmill rose to the occasion in the 68th minute running circles around three Dutch defenders and scoring a fantastic solo goal to gift Scotland a 3-1 lead.
As we all know it wasn’t enough that day but we can all still revel in the moment.
3) Dave Narey vs Brazil, 1982
Described as a “toe-poke” by commentator Jimmy Hill – this goal is one to remember.
It’s always an uphill task taking on one of the best teams in the world, but that didn’t phase Dave Narey as he planted the ball into the back on the Brazil net in the Spain 1982 world cup.
4) Denis Law vs England, 1967
Did you know England won the World Cup in 1966? Yes – we never heard the end of it.
One way to put the English back in the place is to beat them in their own back garden and that’s exactly what the Scots did one year later.
It was 1967 and Scotland travelled to Wembley to face the ‘old rival’ England in their European Championship qualifying group. Scotland would triumph as 3-2 winners with Aberdeen-born Denis Law slipping the ball past English goal keeper Gordon Banks at his near post.
5) Lisa Evans vs Poland, 2018
Drama. This game had everything. Typical Scotland, dragging their tail between their legs and facing a 2-0 defeat to Poland, but that all changed as the game approached the final whistle.
Scoring three goals in 11 minutes would see Scotland take the lead in the 90th minute and it was Lisa Evans who, stunning the defence, ran into the box to slot the ball past the Polish goal keeper Katarzyna Kiedrzynek.
Scotland would then go on to qualify for the France 2019 Women’s World Cup.