Davie Meiklejohn

Davie-Meiklejohn1900 – 1959

Football Player: An immense presence both as a defender and as a captain, Davie Meilkejohn must go down as one of the greatest Rangers players of all time. Born in the neighbouring district of Govan, Meiklejohn would play 563 times for the Ibrox club between 1919 and 1936 scoring 46 goals. He captained Rangers during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history, winning 12 League Championships and five Scottish Cups.
Meiklejohn famously scored the first goal from the penalty spot in Rangers’ 1928 Scottish Cup Final win over Celtic. The Gers’ 4-0 victory would end an incredible 25 year wait for the Scottish Cup. Meiklejohn was also an important player for Scotland winning 15 caps, six of them as captain, and scoring three goals. Perhaps his finest match at international level came in 1931 when he captained Scotland to a 2-0 victory over England at Hampden Park. Having retired from playing in 1936 Meiklejohn enjoyed a career in journalism before taking on the managers job at Partick Thistle in 1947.