There is something beautiful about Scottish football and something desolate these days, know about the best footballers in Scotland of all time
Long balls, nice run with tough men who just lack the finesse. But once, in 1967, Celtic won the Europcup 1 and in 1970 they reached the final again and just lost to our Feyenoord. Yet here too were beautiful footballers to be seen, hard as steel like Graeme Souness and sometimes banned for life like Willie Woodburn.
Top And Best 5 Scottish Footballers Of All Time Full List (3 of Them Were in Celtic)
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5. McNeill (Celtic FC)
Billy McNeill played as a defender for Celtic between 1957 and 1975. He became the club’s captain and won nine league titles, 7 Scottish cups, and 6 Scottish League Cups. He was awarded the 1966-67 European Cup by beating Internazionale in the final. He lost the final of the European Cup I 1969/70 to Feijenoord with Celtic. In 1965 he was named Scottish Footballer of the Year. MacNeill, who also played 29 caps for the Scotland national football team, is the Celtic record holder with a total of 822 games played.
4. Dave Mackay (Multiple Clubs)
Mackay played for Scottish club Heart of Midlothian FC from 1953 to 1959, where he became captain. With Hearts He was awarded the Scottish League Cup in 1955 and 1959, the Scottish Cup in 1956 and the Scottish Championship in 1958. Mackay, who initially played in midfield as a left half but later became a defender, moved to England after the 1958/59 season. Tottenham Hotspur. With Tottenham he won the FA Cup three times, in 1961, 1962 and 1967. In 1961 he won the double: in addition to the FA Cup also the English Championship. In 1963 he was awarded the European Cup II with the club.
Mackay signed a contract with Derby County FC in 1968, where he played three seasons in the English Second Division. In its inaugural season, Derby County won the Football League Second Division and promoted to the First Division. He finished his football career with Swindon Town FC in 1972.
Dave Mackay also played 22 caps for the Scotland national football team between 1957 and 1965. He was part of the Scottish squad for the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden. Mackay played one group game, the game against France (2–1) on June 15, 1958. He scored a total of four goals in his international career.
3. Jimmy Johnstone (Celtic)
Jimmy Johnstone is a true ‘football legend’. In 2002, he was voted the best player to ever play for the club by Celtic FC fans.
Johnstone was scouted by both Celtic and Manchester United when he was 13 years old. He signed for Celtic and played his first game for the club in 1963. Johnstone was one of the Lisbon best players, the team that was the first British team awarded the European Cup I in 1967 and the team that won the Scottish national championship nine times in a row between 1965 and 1974. He scored 130 goals in 515 appearances.
He played just 23 caps for the Scotland national football team. This was because he no longer wished to play for the team as he was whistled by fans of clubs other than Celtic. If this had not happened, the number of 23 would undoubtedly have been much higher.
In November 2001, Johnstone was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease for which there is still no cure. He died in March 2006 from the effects of his illness.
2. Dennis Law (Multiple Clubs)
Denis played his first game in the Huddersfield Town first team at the age of 16 in 1956. He was so noticed that Manchester United manager Matt Busby offered him £10,000, a very high sum for the time, but Huddersfield coach Bill Shankly said no. In 1958 Law made his debut for the Scottish national team. In total he played 55 international matches, in which he scored 30 goals. Law is still the top scorer of the Scottish national team.
Two years later, he joined Manchester City FC, his first top-level club. In 1961 he was transferred to AC Torino for a record £110,000. After an argument with the coach, he left that club the following year and left for Manchester United FC.
That is where Law experienced his greatest successes. He was an important part of the team that coach Matt Busby built after the plane crash in Munich. He scored 170 goals in 11 seasons. In 1963 Law scored in the FA Cup final against Leicester City FC (3-1). In the Next season, he was chosen as European Footballer of the Year. With United he won the league title in 1965 and 1967. He missed the pinnacle of that period in United’s history, the European Cup I win in 1968, through injury. Law would play for United until 1973, but great successes were increasingly lacking.
Then he went back to Manchester City. In the last game of the ’73/’74 season, Law caused the club to relegate with his goal against United, six years after the EC victory. Law was so upset that he killed his old club for not celebrating his goal and was replaced.
Law played 55 times for the Scots and scored 55 goals.
1. Kenny Dalglish (Celtic)
Kenny is the greatest footballer that Scotland has ever produced! As a player, Kenny Dalglish had successes with Scottish Celtic FC in the 1970s and with England’s Liverpool FC in the 1970s and 1980s. Dalglish is the first player to reach the 100 goal milestone in both the Scottish and English leagues. He is the first player to play 100 caps for the Scotland national football team. Together with Denis Law, he is the all-time top scorer for Scotland with thirty goals.
Dalglish was Liverpool manager twice. Dalglish has coached 195 games for Blackburn Rovers (52% win rate), Newcastle United 78 (38%) and Celtic 18 (56%). Dalglish has been named Coach of the Year four times.