Scotland has provided some fantastic players to football over the years, from those who have put teams on the map to those who have unbeatable scoring records, making them a sure thing in the world of football betting with Infogol.net. These are some of the greatest Scottish footballs in history.
One of the top scorers for one of the two Premier League seasons he played and captain to Celtic before heading to Liverpool, Kenny Dalglish meets all the criteria for being one of the greatest Scottish footballers in the history of the sport. Over the course of his career, Dalglish was an incredible player and won one League title and one Scottish Cup during his Premier League era. Unlike few others, Dalglish had an impeccable football brain that could work out the pitch better than anyone, resulting in some spectacular goals that seemed to come from everywhere.
A prolific goal-scorer, Ally McCoist is one of the best-known names in football. But this football was more than just a scorer – from headers and chips to incredible shots from outside the box, there was more to McCoist than it first appeared. If he missed an opportunity on the pitch, he’d try and win it back later, determined throughout every game to win by as much as possible. McCoist won an impressive nine Premier Leagues, one Scottish Cup, nine League Cups and also won Player of the Year as well.
Willie Miller was one of the best central defenders in the whole of the British Isles and the main reason why Aberdeen became such a prominent team during the ‘80s. Glasgow-born Miller was faultless on the pitch and could go entire seasons without so much as a single error, bringing him plenty of respect from fans and players alike. Throughout the course of his career, he won three Premier Leagues, four Scottish Cups, three League Cups, and one European Cup and Super Cup apiece.
Billy McNeill was captain to Celtic during their most famous triumph when they won the European Cup back in 1967, the first British team to achieve such a victory. For many, McNeill is the greatest football in Celtic Football history. He played almost 500 times for the club and won an impressive 23 trophies.
Strachan played as a right-side midfielder and is best known for his successes at Leeds, Manchester United and Aberdeen, periods of his career where he won several domestic and European competitions. The Scot also played in two World Cups and scored a historic goal in the 1986 against West Germany. After retiring from the pitch, Strachan didn’t journey far, making his way into management instead, but he remains one of the greatest Scottish footballers of all time.
Known as ‘Slim Jim’, Jim Baxter is believed by many to be the greatest footballer Scotland has ever seen, helping the Rangers win ten trophies during a five-year period of his footballing career thanks to incredible technical skills and vision for the game.