First posted on Facebook , August 11th, 2016
Happy Birthday to Neil McCann who will be 42 today. Neil played 26 times for Scotland and had it not been for injuries blighting his career I’m sure he could have easily reached double that. Neil made his debut for Scotland in September 1998 against Lithuania in a Euro Qualifier in Vilnius coming on for a certain Ally McCoist of Kilmarnock. By the time of his second cap, Neil would be a Rangers player whom he gained 15 of his caps with; his other 10 would be with Southampton.
He would score three goals for Scotland, his first coming in the 88th minute to give Scotland a 1-0 victory in Riga against Latvia in a vital World Cup Qualifier.His other two would come in Euro Qualifiers under Berti Vogts in September 2003 scoring firstly against the Faroes in a 3-1 win and then scoring against Germany in Dortmund in a 2-1 defeat a few days later.
Happy Birthday Neil, if it is indeed your birthday as I’ve seen it listed as being in November and all the best.
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