This network has a straightforward mission. Build a global team of like-minded individuals, who understand how Scotland created the modern passing game of football and exported it to the world. Everywhere the Scots went, they took their beloved game and encouraged the local communities to learn it. These icons of the 19th and 20th century were known as the Scotch Professors, founding football leagues, cup competitions, rulebooks and were at the heart of international football.
As the Tartan Army song explains, “Everywhere we go, people want to know, where we come from?”
The simple answer is the Scotch Professors were everywhere. A global network of Scots founded the game we know today in countries including the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Continental Europe and of course, England. However, through time, their contribution to the world of football has been written out of the history books. Our mission is to put that right.
One website cannot serve as the sole repository of the information required to correct history and communicate it to the world. Instead, this will act as a global map of key people, who have a similar mindset and promote the Scotch Professors through their written academic research, poetry, art, school studies and film-making.
The term Scotch Professor must enter back into common footballing language, and we need a team of people across the world telling this story.
Are you interested in joining us? Do you have a track record of promoting Scotland as the founders of world football in your work? This is the qualification required to join these national teams.
Alternatively you may only be fascinated by the Scotch Professor story. Please have a look at this group of people and follow their social media feeds helping spread the history of the #ScotchProfessors.