Scotland's victory on penalties against Serbia saw the side reach a major tournament for the first time since 1998 and a load of celebrations
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Scotland can thank defender Andrew Considine for 1970s disco classic Yes Sir, I Can Boogie being adopted as their unofficial national anthem.
In November, Scotland ensured an end to their 23-year absence from major men’s tournaments by triumphing in the penalty shootout against Serbia. The celebrations went on long into the night in Belgrade and included the squad bouncing around the dressing room to Baccara’s hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie. The footage of which went viral after being posted by the Scottish National Team Instagram account.
The song by Spanish duo Baccara, which spent a single week at the top of the UK charts in 1977, was originally adapted by fans as a tribute to Aberdeen cult hero Considine after the 33-year-old famously danced to the song on his stag do.
The defender, with a face full of make-up and dressed up in drag, pulled out the dance moves to the tune alongside his friends and father. The video was later played on his wedding day in 2015 and shared on YouTube shortly afterwards.
Considine has spent his entire career at Aberdeen since making his debut in May 2004 and, although playing for Scotland’s Under-21 and Under-23s, had to wait until 2020 for his first senior Scotland appearance after players dropped out through injuries and Covid-19. He made his debut in the 1–0 victory against Slovakia, becoming the oldest Scotland debutant since 36-year-old goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson 53 years earlier. His second appearance came against the Czech Republic in the Nations League.
An unused substitute on the night, he may not have made it onto the pitch against Serbia but he was in the thick of the action afterwards, dancing with team mates including Kieran Tierney, Scott McTominay, Leigh Griffiths and Callum McGregor.
🎶 Oh, yes sir… 🎶#NoScotlandNoParty pic.twitter.com/UNTLXIuHVH
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 12, 2020
Tartan Army fans then started a campaign to get the song back to Number One in the charts.
The song has remained a fan favourite through to this summer and it could be heard loud and clear before Scotland’s opening game of the European Championships against Czech Republic at Hampden Park.
Amazing to have this atmosphere at Hampden pic.twitter.com/JAHKbcwjiv
— Alison Conroy (@AlisonGConroy) June 14, 2021