Joe Jordan

Joe-Jordan1951 – 

Football Player; From the junior ranks of Blantyre Victoria Joe Jordan progressed into senior football with Greenock Morton before winning a big move into English football with Leeds United in 1970. Jordan enjoyed seven years at Elland Road winning the League Championship in 1974 and reaching the final of the European Cup and European Cup Winners Cup. He moved on to Manchester United in 1978 and was an FA Cup finalist the following year. Joe also played club football in Italy, with AC Milan and Verona, before returning to England to finish his playing career.

He is perhaps best remembered for his passionate performances in the dark blue of Scotland and in particular for his crucial headed goal against Czechoslovakia in 1973 which helped book a place at the 1974 World Cup Finals. Jordan was a faithful servant to his country winning 52 caps and he also has the notable distinction of scoring in three consecutive World Cup tournaments (West Germany 1974, Argentina 1978 and Spain 1982).