Edinburgh Select / East of Scotland XIs
East of Scotland Team v Glasgow 23 Feb 1889Edinburgh come back from 3-0 down at half-time to win 5-3.
James McGhee back row 2nd left - 18 appearances and a record 11 goals
Jimmy Adams centre holding ball - 17 Appearancs
Results Players Player Clubs Results by Date Players by Surname Clubs by Name Results by Opponents and Date Players by Appearances Clubs by Appearances Representative Games Players by Goals Clubs by Goals Scored Charity Games Players by Club Clubs by No of Diff Players Other Games Players by Span
There are three categories of games
Representative - 1877 to 1896Teams selected by the Edinburgh or East of Scotland Football Associations to play against other teams or Local FA teams.
Grand Charity Games - (1941 or 1944) to 1962Teams selected to play in the start of season Charity Games played on the first Saturday in August.
The first game with the team called 'Edinburgh Select' played Aston Villa in 1944.
When the games stopped being played in 1963 reference was made to the series of games being played since 1941.
Therefore included are1941 - Hearts 0 Arsenal 1 played for City of Edinburgh Cup
1942 - Hibs 1 RAF XI 3
1943 - Hearts XI 3 RAF XI 2
OtherEdinburgh XIs - Adhoc
Teams made up of players from two or more Edinburgh Clubs. Typically for player testimonials or 'one off' causes.
Though some oddities1878 - Hibs played an Edinburgh XI under electric light. The engine broke down and the proposed game vs Hearts the following night was cancelled.
1912 - Rosebery Charity Cup Final Hibs v Rest of Edinburgh Hibs winning 7-4 on corners. Hearts had qualified for the Final but were on tour in Scandanavia.
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NB received details of the following which are now included in the stats1902-08-04 Mon Rest of Edinburgh 2-3 Hearts - Ibrox Disaster Fund
1915-04-14 Wed Edinburgh XI 0-2 Internationalists - Belgian Relief Fund