A brilliant inside forward, possessing tactical awareness, superb close control and precise passing. Having joined Hearts in 1932 Walker was jealously guarded by the club during the remainder of the decade when other clubs took an interest in the hottest property in Scottish football. Arsenal even wanted to pay a then world record fee of £12,000 for his services in 1934. It was Chelsea who finally managed to lure him to London in 1946. Walker won 20 caps for Scotland, with a further eight wartime appearances, and five appearances with the Scottish League. His football skills were equally matched with his sense of fair play which made him a popular figure north and south of the border. He later successfully managed Hearts.
One of Scotland’s greatest inside forwards Billy Steel combined a brilliant footballing brain with a busy work ethic and an explosive shot. Billy was the subject of two record transfer fees during his career. As well as receiving 30 caps for Scotland, Steel made four appearances with the Scottish League, was a Scottish Cup finalist in 1952, and was a Scottish League Cup winner in 1952 and 1953. He scored a memorable goal for Great Britain against the Rest of Europe at Hampden Park in 1947.
John Robertson was a key player in Forest’s success during the late 1970s and early 1980s. His excellent attacking qualities earned him 28 caps for Scotland and Robertson scored eight times for his country. With Forest he won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, the Football League in 1978 and the Football League Cup in 1978 and 1979. Robertson scored the only goal of the game for Nottingham Forest against Hamburg in the 1980 European Cup Final.
A member of Hibernian’s legendary famous five forward line who later became a successful manager at international level with Scotland and at club level with St Johnstone, Hearts and Hibs. Ormond was a Scottish League Champion in 1948, 1951 and 1952, a Scottish Cup finalist in 1947 and 1958 and a Scottish League Cup finalist in 1951. He won six caps for Scotland and made ten appearances for the Scottish League. Skillful and fast, Ormand enjoyed a long playing career despite suffering three leg
breaks and a fractured arm.
One of the greatest midfield players to grace Scottish football during the 1990s Laudrup made 150 appearances for Rangers between 1994 and 1998. During that time he won the Scottish League three times, the Scottish Cup once and the Scottish League Cup once. Laudrup gained 27 of his 75 caps for Denmark while pwith power and pace Laudrup ran the show during Rangers’ 5-1 Scottish Cup Final win over Hearts in 1995. He was voted Scottish Player of the Year in 1995 and 1997.
Larsson became a hero to Celtic supporters with his valuable goals winning the European Golden Boot in 2001 and helping the club reach the UEFA Cup Final in 2003 (where he scored both of Celtic’s goals in the final). He was also voted Scottish Player of the Year in 1999 and 2001. The Swedish international scored an impressive 242 goals for Celtic in 315 matches. He won the Scottish League championship in 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2004, the Scottish Cup in 2001, and 2004 and the Scottish League Cup in 1998, and 2001.
A top class defender for the best part of 20 years Sandy Jardine was voted Scottish Player of the Year with Hearts in 1986 at the age of 37 and amassed over 1,000 first class matches at club level. He also won 38 caps for Scotland and lifted much silverware with Rangers, including the European Cup Winner’s Cup winner in 1972. He was a finalist in the same competition in 1967, was a Scottish League champion in 1975, 1976 and 1978, a Scottish Cup winner in 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1981, and a Scottish League Cup winner in 1971, 1978, 1979, and 1982.
A fast and tricky winger with excellent close control Henderson burst
onto the football scene making his club debut for Rangers at 17 and
winning the first of his 29 caps at the age of 18. With Rangers he was a European Cup Winners Cup finalist in 1967, a Scottish League champion in 1963 and 1964, a Scottish Cup winner in 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1966, and a Scottish League Cup winner in 1964 and 1971.
A captain and leader for club and country Richard Gough won 61 caps for Scotland scoring 6 goals. He started off with Dundee United where he was a member of the 1983 League winning side before moving south to Tottenham Hotspur. He will largely be remembered during his time with Rangers where he won an impressive nine League titles, three Scottish Cups and six League Cups. Gough later played football in the United States before returning to England where he finally retired at the age of 40 after a spell with Everton.
An outstanding example of the modern attacking full back Tommy Gemmell is remembered for his powerful long range shots and for the fact that he has scored goals in two European Cup finals. Gemmell has a large and impressive medal haul to his name. He was a European Cup winner in 1967 and a finalist in 1970, a Scottish League champion in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971, and a Scottish Cup winner in 1965, 1967 and 1969.
He also won the Scottish League Cup in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1974 and won 18 caps for Scotland.