1967 and all that!

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Re: 1967 and all that!

Post by bluedragon » Mon May 29, 2017 6:50 am

Thanks for that. Here is the complete list to date. I have added in Jimmy Johnstone and Tommy Gemmell being the first home-based Scots to appear in the voting for the European Player of the Year


Intercontinental Cup runners up - Celtic
European Cup winners – Celtic (10 players in the final were born within 10 miles of Celtic Park and the 11th just 30 miles away)
European Cup Winners’ Cup losing finalists – Rangers (only non-Scot in the final team was Dane Kai Johansen)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup losing semi-finalists – Kilmarnock (only non-Scot in the semi-final teams was Dane Carl Bertelsen although there were four Scots in the opposing Leeds United team)

Three Scottish clubs spent the summer playing in the United Soccer Association in North America under "assumed names"- Aberdeen (Washington Whips), Dundee United (Dallas Tornado) and Hibernian (Toronto City). Washington Whips won the East Division but lost in the Championship play-off to West Division winners Los Angeles (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Dundee and Dunfermline Athletic met the Manchester clubs and Chelsea in tour matches across America. Heart of Midlothian toured Iceland and Queen's Park toured Sierra Leone. Before the season had finished Rangers visited Toronto.


British Home Championship winners and defeating reigning World Cup holders – Scotland
UEFA Nations Amateur Cup losing finalists – Scotland
British Amateur Championship runners up – Scotland
British Universities Championship winners – Scotland
First World Tour by a Scotland XI and undefeated. Played 9 - won 9 - drawn 0 - lost 0 – goals for 33 - against 9.

Great Britain XI

Six Queen’s Park players represented Great Britain in three matches.


Charlie Cooke and Ian Ure played for the Rest of the World v Spain in the Bernabeu.


Jimmy Johnstone (3rd) and Tommy Gemmell (6th) were the first home-based Scots to appear in the European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") voting.

Bobby Clark was top of the United Soccer Association goalkeepers’ table (Gordon Banks was in 8th place).

Four Scots were in the United Soccer Association All-Star XI team:

G Bobby Clark, Washington Whips
D Pat Stanton, Toronto City
M Jim Baxter, Vancouver Royal Canadians
M Tommy McMillan, Washington Whips


Celtic won every competition they entered (European Cup, Scottish League, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and Glasgow Cup) in the 1966/67 season.

Greenock Morton set a Scottish record of 25 successive league victories in the 1966/67 season.

The greatest cup giant-killing act - Berwick Rangers 1:0 Rangers

Sadly, 1967 saw the demise of Third Lanark FC. It was also the centenary of Queen’s Park FC.

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Re: 1967 and all that!

Post by Rob R » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:49 pm

I see , 50 years and one week gone and Inter Milan's goalkeeper Sarti on that occasion has died.

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