Alan Gilzean of Tottenham Hotspur made his final appearance for Scotland on this day in 1971 as Scotland lost 2-0 to Portugal in a European Championship Qualifier. Gilzean won 22 caps for Scotland scoring 12 goals.

Also playing in his last game was Rangers winger Willie Henderson. He had won 29 caps scoring five goals. Jim McCalliog of Wolves also made his farewell having won 10 caps, five of which came in the 1967 ‘World Tour’ and were only recently attributed to him. His only goal came in his debut at Wembley ’67!

Making their debuts that night were Jim Brogan of Celtic, Davie Robb of Aberdeen and sub Drew Jarvie of Airdrieonians. Jarvie is the last Diamonds player to be capped for Scotland and would win three caps altogether. Pictured below Drew Jarvie with Scotland boss Bobby Brown.

Full Line up – Bobby Clark (Aberdeen), Davie Hay, Jim Brogan (both Celtic), Pat Stanton (Hibernian), Ronnie McKinnon (Rangers), Bobby Moncur (Newcastle United, Captain), Willie Henderson (Rangers), Jim McCalliog (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Davie Robb (Aberdeen), Peter Cormack (Nottingham Forest) and Alan Gilzean (Tottenham Hotspur)

Subs – Jarvie replaced McCalliog in the 63rd minute and Tony Green of Blackpool replaced Pat Stanton.

An own goal by Stanton had given Portugal the lead in the 33rd minute. The great Eusebio doubled the tally in the 82nd minute.