Scotland Players – Abroad

This is mainly an image section in which we will try to post photos of players that have represented Scotland over the years playing abroad, whether it’s the likes of Charlie Cooke and Willie Johnston in the NASL or the likes of Law, Souness and Jordan. Check it out from time to time and see who’s been added and feel free to comment and let’s us know who we’ve missed out and where.

Ikechi Anya

Prior to moving to Watford, Ikechi played football in Spain including time with Cadiz

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Steve Archibald

Steve went from Tottenham to Barcelona in 1984 and stayed there ’til 1988.

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Eric Black

Eric played for Metz in France from 1986 – ’91

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Jimmy Bone

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Jimmy Bone in his time with Toronto Blizzard
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Jimmy Bone in his time with Toronto Blizzard

 

Scott Booth

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Scott Booth in his days at Dortmund

Kris Boyd

Kris playing in the Green and White of Portland Timbers FC. Maybe if he had a bigger ball he might have been more successful

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PORTLAND, OR – AUGUST 5: Kris Boyd #9 of Portland Timbers looks into crowd before MLS match against FC Dallas at Jeld-Wen Field on August 5, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dipaola/Getty Images)

Kris with his Portland team boss; another Scotland International John Spencer

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Alan Brazil

Alan was sent out on loan by Bobby Robson from Ipswich Town to Detroit Express in 1978

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Oliver Burke

Oliver moved to RB Leipzig in August 2016 for £13m. This is taken just after he has scored 4 minutes into his first start for the club.

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Peter Canero

Peter in his short stint with the Metro Stars / New York Red Bulls in 2006.

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Bobby Clark

Bobby joined the San Antonio Thunder on loan from Aberdeen in 1976

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John Collins

John even made it into a sticker set in his time with Monaco

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Charlie Cooke

Charlie played for a host if U.S teams including the Los Angeles Aztecs and the Memphis Rogues

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Charlie Cooke of the Aztecs with New York Cosmos Franz Beckenbauer

Dixie Deans

Dixie gained two caps with Scotland and here he is in action Down Under with Adelaide City

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Willie Donachie

Willie played for the Portland Timbers in the early eighties.

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Steven Fletcher

Steven during his period with Marseilles.

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Jimmy Gabriel

Ex- Dundee, Everton and Southampton player Jimmy played for the Seattle Sounders for five years in the late 70’s and indeed would manage and coach them at various points.

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Jimmy playing for Seattle on the left.

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Archie Gemmill

Archie played for the Jacksonville Tea Men in 1982; he’s in the front row and is the furthest player on the right.

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Tea Men 82 Road Team

George Graham

George played in the NASL with California Surf in 1978

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David Harvey

Ex-Leeds goalie Harvey played for the Vancouver Whitecaps in two spells in the early eighties.

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Jim Holton

Big Jim played with the Miami Toros in 1976 and then Detroit Express in 1980

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Jim is at the front on the left wearing Number 9 shirt

Bobby Hope

Bobby gained two Scotland caps in 1968 during his days with West Brom. This is him in 1975 with the Philadelphia Atoms whilst on loan from Birmingham City. Bobby would also play for the Dallas Tornado.

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Tommy Hutchison

Tommy in his days with the Seattle Sounders in 1980

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Mo Johnston

Mo in his Nantes playing days here.

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Later with the Kansas City Wizards

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Mo Johnston, Kansas City Wizards

Willie Johnston

The irrepressible Bud was well loved by fans of the Vancouver Whitecaps playing for them in ’79 and once more in ’81.

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Whitecaps 79 Home Willie Johnston, Cosmos Playoffs
August 29, 1979 photo of Whitecaps vs. New York.

Willie famously slugged a beer offered by a fan before taking a corner as time was running out. Vancouver scored as Willie crossed a peach of a ball into the area and in his honour there is a corner of their stadium named after him.

Jimmy Johnstone

Jimmy played 10 games for the San Jose Earthquakes in 1975

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Joe Jordan

Joe in Italy firstly with AC Milan

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Then with Hellas Verona

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Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert lifts the European Cup during his time at Borussia Dortmund

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Denis Law

Denis in his brief period with Torino

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Peter Lorimer

Peter played for the Toronto Blizzards (’79-’80) and then the Vancouver Whitecaps from ’81 – ’84.

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Shaun Maloney

Shaun spent a season with Chicago Fire

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Jamie McAllister

Jamie was only ever capped once for Scotland and he can be seen with the beard and the Bindi in his days with Kerala Blasters

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Rab McKinnon

He might only have earned three Scotland caps but Rab, played for Twente Enschede for two seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie.

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Gordon McQueen

This is Gordon in his brief stay with Seiko SA of Hong Kong in 1985

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Charlie Miller

Charlie in his time with Gold Coast In Australia

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Kenny Miller

Kenny spent an unsuccessful season with Bursapor of Turkey

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Willie Morgan

Here’s ex-Manchester United Willie Morgan during his stint with Chicago Sting

Stephen Pearson

Like Jamie McAllister, Stephen Pearson spent a  season in the Indian Super League with the Kerala Blasters

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Steven Pressley

Steven spent a short time in 2008 with Randers of Denmark

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Nigel Quashie

Nigel played with IR of Iceland in 2012

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Gavin Rae

Gavin joined Hakoah Sydney City East FC in Australia in 2014

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Bruce Rioch

Bruce played for the Seattle Sounders in season ’80-’81

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Davie Robb

Ex-Aberdeen player Davie Robb played for four teams in North America; Tampa Bay Rowdies (1977-’78), Philadelphia Fury (1979), Tulsa Roughnecks (1980) and finally also in 1980 the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Jimmy Robertson

Ex- Spurs and Arsenal one cap wonder Jimmy played for the Seattle Sounders in season ’76 – ’77.

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Barry Robson

Barry Robson spent an unsuccessful season with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2012.

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Jocky Scott

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Jocky Scott playing for the Seattle Sounders in the late ’70’s.

Jamie Smith

Jamie played for ADO Den Haag in 2004 / 05

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Jamie in his days with the Colorado Rapids

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Graeme Souness

Here’s Graeme during his spell at Sampdoria

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Ian Wilson

Ian played with Turkish side Besiktas for the 1989-’90 season winning both the League and Cup with them.

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Ron Yeats

Ron spent a season with the Los Angeles Skyhawks in the American Soccer League in 1976.

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