On this Day – Saturday 6th September 2003

Neil McCann made history as he helped Scotland to a 3-1 win over the Faroe Islands. The left-winger became the first Southampton player ever to score for Scotland as he hit a dream volley after just eight minutes of the Euro 2004 qualifier.

Only two Scottish Saints had previously played for their country while with the club – and both were one-cap wonders. Goalkeeper Ian Black played in a 2-0 defeat by England in April 1948 – exactly 50 years after John Robertson also faced England. The half-back become the only outfield Saints player to represent Scotland until McCann pulled on the blue jersey.

Credit: Graham Hiley – ‘The Saints On This Day: History, Trivia, Facts and Stats from Every Day of the Year’ (Amazon Prime)

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