Q From Howard Moles:
"Which Scottish player has played for 3 different clubs,
all of which have been European Cup or Champions League winners
at some time in their history?"
A Alan 'Rambo' McInally
is your man, having played for Celtic, Aston Villa and
Bayern Munich, all of whom have won the European Cup. His
father Jackie played in the Kilmarnock team which won the
Scottish League championship in 1965.
Q Peter Ross asks: "On
what date in 1987 and for how much did Davie Dodds sign for Neuchatel
Xamax? Also on what date did he sign for Aberdeen?"
A You would think this information would be fairly easy to come
by but apparently not. I've seen suggestions that Dodds was transferred
in 1985 and also that he came back to play in the Aberdeen team
that won the League that year. Neither is the case. It was
actually 1986 when Dodds left Dundee United for Switzerland.
I can't trace the precise date nor the fee but it was during an
extemely busy close season at Tannadice when several players departed
the club. He didn't stay long with Xamax, returning to Scotland
in September the same year when he signed for Aberdeen. He
made his debut for the Dons in a 2-0 League defeat away to Rangers
on September 27th that year.
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Q Kevin Mattocks asks:
" I'm after the name of a Celtic keeper, probably in the
early 1960s, who came south and played for Derby County. I was asked
this but it's a wee bit before my time and anyway I'm a Hibs supporter
A The man in question is George
Hunter but it was the 1950s not 1960s. Troon-born Hunter
made 38 appearances for Celtic between 1949-54 and played
in the team that won the Scottish Cup in 1951. He was transferred
to Derby in the summer of 1954 and made 19 League appearances
in 1954-55 before moving to Exeter City where he played 147
times in the League between 1955-59. Oddly, for a club so far from
Scotland, his understudy Alec Bell was also an Ayrshireman.
After playing a couple of seasons with non-league
Yiewsley he returned to the League, turning out 22 times
for Darlington in 1961-62. George then moved back into non-league
football with Burton Albion but made one last league appearance
in 1965-66 aged 35 for Lincoln City.
Q Norman Bradley
asks: "When did Jake Bradley play for Hibs? Was he understudy
to Willie Ormond during the "Famous Five" era."
A Jake Bradley
was indeed understudy to the legendary Willie Ormond. Although
he didn't play any League matches for Hibs, Jake was in the team
which was beaten 3-0 by Motherwell in the 1950-51 League Cup
Final. He later emigrated to America and you can find out more
about him on the Scots
American Athletic Club of Kearny New Jersey website. I can't
find any trace of the U-21 match they mention on the site (neither
U-21 or U-23 matches were regular fixtures back then) and you'll
note that the League Cup Final has been listed as the Scottish Cup
That was his only game for Hibs though he later turned
out for Third Lanark, Shrewsbury Town and Dumbarton.