Ernie Copland

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Ernie Copland
Personal information
Full name Ernie Copland
Date of birth 15 April 1927
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Montrose Roselea[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Arbroath 15[1] (5)
1950–1951 Dundee 6[2] (3)
1951–1958 Raith Rovers 178[3] (105)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernie Copland (15 April 1927) was a Scottish footballer who played for Arbroath, Dundee and Raith Rovers. He was selected for Scotland's 1954 FIFA World Cup squad, but did not travel to the finals and never actually played for the national side.

Although selected for the 22 man squad for the 1954 FIFA World Cup, the Scottish Football Association only budgeted to take 13 players (including only one goalkeeper) to the finals in Switzerland.[4] Copland was one of the players who stayed at home on reserve, with the likes of Bobby Combe and Jimmy Binning.[4]

Ernie was chosen as reserve in the Scottish team for the World Cup qualifiers in 1957, and travelled to Basle (Switzerland), Stuttgart (Germany), and Madrid (Spain), but did not play.