Hall Of Fame Expanded

12 November 2012 12:13
There will always be arguments over who should or should not be inducted into Scotland's Hall Of Fame. We now have five more names to argue over

Some new faces have been added to Scottish Football's Hall of Fame with Andrew Watson, Frank McLintock, Bob McPhail, Gordon McQueen and Pat Stanton all being honoured.  South American-born Watson, the first black player to represent Scotland, won three caps in the early 1880s. According to the SFA website, Watson was born in 1857 in British Guiana, now called Guyana, the son of Scottish sugar planter Peter Miller and local woman Rose Watson. Watson enrolled at Glasgow University in 1875 and played for Maxwell and Parkgrove before signing for Queen's Park, who he captained to several Scottish Cup wins. The defender won three Scotland caps in 1881-82, helping the team to two wins over England and one against Wales, with 16 goals scored and three conceded in the process. McPhail was Rangers' top league goalscorer with 230 goals before being overtaken by current Rangers manager Ally McCoist. McPhail helped the Ibrox club win six Scottish Cup to add to his 1924 triumph with Airdrie, which he achieved in his teenage years. McPhail, who died in 2000, scored seven goals in 17 internationals, including a double in a 3-1 win over England in 1937. McLintock won nine Scotland caps but is best remembered for leading Arsenal to the double in 1971, when he was named English football writers' player of the year. Former Leeds and Manchester United defender McQueen five goals in 30 internationals, including a header in the 2-1 win over England at Wembley that sparked a famous celebratory pitch invasion. Stanton, who won 16 caps, captained Hibs to the 1972 League Cup final and later played for Celtic before returning to Easter Road as manager in the early 1980s.

Source: ScottishFitba