Scottish Sporting Legends

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Scotland may not have won a World Cup (yet!), but many of the country's sportsmen and women are revered as global legends. In football, the likes of Denis Law, 'Slim' Jim Baxter and Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone would not have looked out of place in the canary yellow of Brazil, while managers Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein have become part of football folklore, as has Sir Alex Ferguson in more recent times.

Amazingly, Scots have conquered the world in just about every ...

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Overview

Scotland may not have won a World Cup (yet!), but many of the country's sportsmen and women are revered as global legends. In football, the likes of Denis Law, 'Slim' Jim Baxter and Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone would not have looked out of place in the canary yellow of Brazil, while managers Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein have become part of football folklore, as has Sir Alex Ferguson in more recent times.

Amazingly, Scots have conquered the world in just about every major sport: Jim Clark and Sir Jackie Stewart in Formula One; Ken Buchanan and Benny Lynch in the boxing ring; sprinters Allan Wells and Eric Liddell on the Olympic track; and, as befits a nation renowned as 'the home of golf', Sandy Lyle was recognised as the greatest player on the planet upon winning the Masters in 1988.

Scottish sport is the richest of tapestries and in Scottish Sporting Legends the cream of the crop are entertainingly profiled in a revealing collection of pen portraits of stars past and present.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845967703
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/14/2011
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT PHILIP is an award-winning sports journalist with 30 years experience on Fleet Street, including 15 years as the chief sports columnist on the Daily Telegraph.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Sir Alex Ferguson OBE, CBE 7

1 Tommy Armour 11

2 Jim Baxter 15

3 Ian Black 20

4 James Braid 25

5 Billy Bremner 30

6 Gordon Brown 36

7 Ken Buchanan MBE 41

8 Sir Matt Busby CBE, KCSG 46

9 Finlay Calder OBE 51

10 Willie Carson OBE 55

11 Jim Clark OBE 60

12 Kenny Dalglish MBE 65

13 Sir Alex Ferguson OBE, CBE 70

14 Elenor Gordon 75

15 Hampden Park 78

16 Gavin Hastings OBE 82

17 Stephen Hendry MBE 87

18 Sir Chris Hoy MBE 91

19 Caroline Innes MBE 95

20 Andy Irvine MBE 100

21 Douglas Jardine 104

22 Jimmy Johnstone 109

23 Denis Law 114

24 Eric Liddell 120

25 The Lisbon Lions 123

26 Sandy Lyle MBE 129

27 Benny Lynch 134

28 Liz McColgan (Lynch) MBE 137

29 Bobby McGregor MBE 141

30 Dave Mackay 145

31 Ken McKinlay 151

32 Ian McLauchlan 155

33 G.P.S. (Phil) MacPherson OBE 159

34 Dick McTaggart MBE 162

35 Robert Millar 165

36 Colin Montgomerie OBE 169

37 Old Tom Morris/Young Tom Morris 174

38 Andy Murray 178

39 Graeme Obree 185

40 Rodney Pattison MBE 189

41 St Andrews 193

42 Bill Shankly OBE 198

43 Jock Stein CBE 203

44 Sir Jackie Stewart OBE 208

45 Bobby Thomson 213

46 Sam Torrance MBE, OBE 219

47 Allan Wells MBE 224

48 The Wembley Wizards, 1928 228

49 The Wembley Wizards, 1967 233

50 David Wilkie MBE 237

References and bibliography 241

Acknowledgements 250

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