Edinburgh Select / East of Scotland XIs

East of Scotland Team v Glasgow 23 Feb 1889

Edinburgh 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 1896

Teams 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 1962

Teams 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 are
1941 - Hearts 0 Arsenal 1 played for City of Edinburgh Cup
1942 - Hibs 1 RAF XI 3
1943 - Hearts XI 3 RAF XI 2


Edinburgh XIs - Adhoc
Teams made up of players from two or more Edinburgh Clubs. Typically for player testimonials or 'one off' causes.
Though some oddities
1878 - 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 stats
1902-08-04 Mon Rest of Edinburgh 2-3 Hearts - Ibrox Disaster Fund
1915-04-14 Wed Edinburgh XI 0-2 Internationalists - Belgian Relief Fund