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The Best Soccer Players from Scotland  

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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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John Robertson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Winger, Midfielder
John Neilson Robertson is a former Scottish footballer. He played for Nottingham Forest when they were at the peak of their success under manager Brian Clough, notably scoring the only goal in a ...more
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Ally Dick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
CamCam17 added Ally Dick Midfielder
Alistair John "Ally" Dick played in the position of midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and AFC Ajax Amsterdam He represented Scotland at schools and youth level.
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Ian St. John is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Forward
Ian St. John is an actor.
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Gordon Strachan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Midfielder
Gordon David Strachan OBE is a Scottish football manager and former player. Strachan is the manager of the Scotland national team. Strachan played for Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds ...more
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Hughie Gallacher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Forward
Hugh Kilpatrick "Hughie" Gallacher was a Scottish football player in the 1920s and 1930s. In 624 senior games, Gallacher scored 463 times. Gallacher lacked height and weight. However, ...more
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Paul McStay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
bigcraig added Paul McStay Midfielder
Paul Michael Lyons McStay OBE, nicknamed the Maestro, is a former football player who spent his entire career with Scottish team Celtic F.C., making his debut in 1982 and retiring in 1997. He ...more
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Bobby Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Midfielder
Bobby Murdoch was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Celtic and was one of the Lisbon Lions, the Celtic team who won the European Cup in 1967.
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Gary Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Defender
Gary Thompson Gillespie is a Scottish former professional football defender who played for Liverpool through much of their dominant period of the 1980s.
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Bertie Auld is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Bertie Auld Outside forward, Midfielder
Robert "Bertie" Auld is a Scottish former football player and manager, perhaps most notable as a member of Celtic's Lisbon Lions side of 1967. As a player, he made more than 200 ...more
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Andy Goram is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Goalkeeper
Andrew Lewis Goram is a former Scotland international association football goalkeeper. Born in Bury, Lancashire, England, he started his career with Oldham Athletic and Hibernian, but he is best ...more
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John Greig is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Defender
John Greig MBE is a Scottish former professional football player who spent his entire career with Rangers as a player, manager and director. Greig was voted "The Greatest Ever Ranger" ...more
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Joe McBride is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Joe McBride Forward
Joe McBride was a Scottish footballer who played for clubs including Celtic, Hibernian, Motherwell and Dunfermline Athletic. He was a prolific goalscorer, who is the third highest goalscorer in ...more
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Joe Jordan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Forward
Joseph "Joe" Jordan is a Scottish football player, coach and manager. A former striker, he played for Leeds United, Manchester United, and Milan, among others at club level, as well ...more
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Lawrie Reilly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Forward
Lawrance "Lawrie" Reilly was a Scottish football player. He was one of the "Famous Five", the Hibernian forward line during the late 1940s and early 1950s, along with Bobby ...more
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Alex Raisbeck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Defender
Alexander Galloway "Alex" Raisbeck was a Scottish international footballer who played in the Football League for Liverpool and Stoke.
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Andy Gray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Forward
Andrew David 'Andy' Gray is a footballer who currently is a Free Agent after leaving Bradford City by mutual consent. He is the son of the former Scotland defender Frank Gray and nephew of Leeds ...more
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Andy Millen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Andy Millen Defender
Andrew "Andy" Frank Millen is a Scottish professional football player and coach. During his long career, Millen played primarily as a defender for St Johnstone, Alloa Athletic, ...more
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Andy Provan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Andy Provan Midfielder
Andrew McKelvie Hughes "Andy" Provan, also known as Drew Provan, is a Scottish former footballer who played in the Scottish Football League for St. Mirren, in the Football League for ...more
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Andy Tod is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Andy Tod Defender, Forward
Andy Tod is a former Scottish professional footballer who played mainly as a defender.
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Archie Goldie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Archie Goldie Defender
Archie Goldie was a footballer who played for Liverpool Football Club in the late 19th century.
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Archie Gray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Archie Gray Defender
Archibald Colin "Archie" Gray was a Scottish football player. Gray began his career at local junior clubs Govan Columbia and Ashfield, before joining Edinburgh side Hibernian in 1899. ...more
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Arthur Graham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Arthur Graham Midfielder
Arthur Graham is a former Scottish professional footballer who played for Aberdeen, Leeds United, Manchester United, Bradford City and the Scotland national team. He played as a left winger. His ...more
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Barry Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Barry Smith Defender
Barry Smith is a Scottish football player and manager. Smith played in the right back, centre back, and defensive midfielder roles for Celtic, Dundee, Valur, Partick Thistle, Greenock Morton and ...more
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Billy Blyth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Wing half, Inside forward
William Naismith "Billy" Blyth was a Scottish footballer. Born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Blyth played as a schoolboy for local junior side Wemyss Athletic. He was briefly on the books ...more
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Billy McEwan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Scotland
Billy McEwan Midfielder
William Johnston McGowan "Billy" McEwan is a Scottish former footballer and manager. He had a 14-year playing career in the Scottish and English professional leagues, playing for seven ...more