More than 470 players have represented Scotland on the football pitch since 1946. This comprehensive book profiles all of them, including legendary players like Jim Baxter, 'Jinky' Johnstone, Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish and Ally McCoist, as well as ...
the more obscure players who ever pulled on a Scotland shirt and gained one international cap. Each player's Scotland record is described in a fascinating mini-biography complemented by a full statistical record of every match he played for the national team. The era covered includes the first post-war fixtures, the famous victory over England after the 1966 World Cup and the recent successes in the European Championship qualifiers, plus many more unforgettable games. Records have been broken, anniversaries marked and personal bests established, and author, Dean Hayes, has recorded all of them. He says: 'The book is a collection of statistics and biographies, but I hope it is more than that: it is a celebration of the great game.' Within these pages you can also find out which players had the unlikely middle names of Primrose and Tulips, who had the dubious honour of receiving the first red card after peace-time football resumed, which legendary player worked as a cabinet maker and coal miner before making his breakthrough, who managed to score on his debut before he had kicked the ball, which Scotland goalkeeper was also good enough as a cricketer to represent his country at that sport, and many more interesting facts. "Scotland! Scotland!" is an entertaining and vital collection for every Scottish football fan, guaranteed to settle (or start) pub arguments throughout the country.
Number of pages: 502
Date of publication: 30/10/2006
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