Colin Jackson (footballer)

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Colin Jackson
Personal information
Full name Colin MacDonald Jackson
Date of birth (1946-10-08) 8 October 1946 (age 67)
Place of birth London, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Banks O' Dee
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1982 Rangers 341 (23)
1982 Morton 6 (0)
1982–1983 Partick Thistle 19 (0)
1983 Morton 2 (0)
National team
1975–1976 Scotland 8 (1)
1976 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Colin MacDonald Jackson (born 8 October 1946) is a former Scottish association footballer who played predominantly for Rangers and the Scotland national team.


Jackson, a defender, initially joined Rangers straight from Ruthrieston School in 1962. He had a spell with Aberdeen side Sunnybank Athletic before rejoining the Light Blues in 1963.[2] He made a total of 506 appearances for Rangers between 1963 and 1982 and during his time at Ibrox won 3 League championships, 3 Scottish Cups and 5 League Cups. Perhaps the biggest disappointment during his career came in 1972 when he missed out on Rangers' 3-2 European Cup Winners' Cup final win against Moscow Dynamo having failed a fitness test prior to the game.

Jackson was also recognised internationally by the Scottish League XI, Scotland Under-23 and Scotland. He won a total of eight full international caps between 1975 and 1976, scoring one goal.

After leaving Rangers Jackson spent a month with Morton then the rest of the 1982-83 season with Partick Thistle. He retired in the summer of 1983 and became a partner in an East Kilbride printing venture.[2]


  1. ^ "Colin Jackson". (London Hearts Supporters' Club). Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872-1986 (Hardback). Hutton Press. (ISBN 0-907033-47-4). 

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