First posted on Facebook on October 22nd, 2016
Happy Birthday to Scotland legend Alan Gilzean who will turn 78 today. Alan first came to prominence as part of the great Dundee side that won the 1961-62 Championship and reached the semi finals of the European Cup the following season. Alan also achieved the feat of scoring 4 goals at Ibrox as the Dundee side crushed Rangers in thick fog in a historic 5-1 victory.
Alan gained twenty two caps altogether for Scotland scoring twelve goals. His first goal came against England at Hampden giving Scotland a one nil win in April, 1964.
Alan’s first five caps came as a Dundee player with the other 17 coming during his time at Tottenham Hotspur.
I would recommend the book ‘In Search of Alan Gilzean: The Lost Legacy of a Dundee and Tottenham Legend’ by James Morgan, if you want to read more about this great player.
Happy Birthday Alan and all the best.