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List of the best soccer players from Scotland. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Scotland, along with photos when available. This list of best Scottish soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Scottish soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

These players, like Barry Ferguson and Billy Davies include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Scottish footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Scottish soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Scotland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Scottish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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109 35
Kenny Dalglish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Kenny Dalglish Forward

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2
80 30
Denis Law is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Denis Law Forward

3
68 29
Jimmy Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Jimmy Johnstone Outside forward, Midfielder

4
59 26
Graeme Souness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Graeme Souness Midfielder

5
60 27
Jim Baxter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Jim Baxter Midfielder

6
54 25
Davie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Davie Cooper Midfielder

7
36 15
Billy McNeill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Billy McNeill Defender

8
22 4
Andy Goram is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Andy Goram Goalkeeper

9
50 27
Gordon Strachan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Gordon Strachan Midfielder

10
34 14
Archie Gemmill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Archie Gemmill Midfielder

11
37 17
Billy Bremner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Billy Bremner Midfielder

12
38 18
Jimmy McGrory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Jimmy McGrory Forward

13
21 6
Danny McGrain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Danny McGrain Defender

14
37 20
Alex McLeish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Alex McLeish Defender

15
18 4
Bertie Auld is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Bertie Auld Outside forward, Midfielder

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27 12
Alan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Alan Hansen Defender

17
36 20
John Greig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
John Greig Defender

18
22 8
Joe Jordan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Joe Jordan Forward

19
24 10
Bobby Lennox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Bobby Lennox Outside forward, Forward

20
24 10
Gary McAllister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Gary McAllister Midfielder

21
38 24
Ally McCoist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Ally McCoist Forward

22
14 3
Bobby Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Bobby Murdoch Midfielder

23
18 7
Bobby Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Bobby Evans Defender

24
17 7
Alan Morton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland

25
12 3
Alan Gilzean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Alan Gilzean Forward

26
16 8
Ian Durrant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Ian Durrant Midfielder

27
17 9
Billy Liddell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland

28
9 2
Colin Stein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Colin Stein Forward

29
10 3
Paul McStay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
bigcraig added Paul McStay Midfielder

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30
13 6
Gordon McQueen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Gordon McQueen Defender

31
18 11
Ian St. John is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Ian St. John Forward

32
19 12
Jim Leighton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Jim Leighton Goalkeeper

33
8 2
John Collins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
John Collins Midfielder

34
14 8
Stuart McCall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
dadxufox added Stuart McCall Midfielder

35
16 10
Derek Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Derek Johnstone Defender, Forward

36
16 10
John Clark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
John Clark Defender

37
15 10
Andy Gray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Andy Gray Forward

38
9 4
Bobby Collins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Bobby Collins Midfielder

39
6 1
Bobby Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Bobby Johnstone Forward

40
13 8
Colin Hendry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Colin Hendry Defender

41
8 3
Derek Parlane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Derek Parlane Forward

42
5 0
Hughie Gallacher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland

43
10 5
Jimmy Quinn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Jimmy Quinn

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11 6
Jim Tolmie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Jim Tolmie

45
10 5
Peter Lorimer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
RobertDarlington added Peter Lorimer Forward

46
5 0
Willie Johnston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
bigcraig added Willie Johnston Forward

47
15 10
David Provan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
David Provan Midfielder

48
12 8
Gary Neil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Gary Neil

49
12 8
Joe McBride is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Joe McBride Forward

50
11 7
Ian McPherson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Ian McPherson