Billy MacKinnon

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Billy MacKinnon
Personal information
Full name William Muir MacKinnon[1]
Date of birth 1852
Place of birth Scotland
Date of death 24 May 1942
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Queen's Park
National team
1872–1879 Scotland 9 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William "Billy" Muir MacKinnon (1852 – 24 May 1942) was a Scottish footballer who played for Queen's Park and the Scotland national team in the 1870s.

With Queen's Park, MacKinnon won the first three Scottish Cup competitions in 1874, 1875 and 1876. He was also capped by Scotland, making 9 appearances between 1872 and 1879, scoring 5 goals. As a player, he was described as "a brilliant dribbling artist".[2]

MacKinnon was the only player who appeared in all of the first seven official international matches between Scotland and England, making him the first caps record holder in international football history. MacKinnon held the Scotland caps record until March 1881, when Henry McNeil earned his 10th cap.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 March 1876 West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Glasgow  England 1-0 3-0 Friendly
2 25 March 1876 West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Glasgow  Wales 3-0 4-0 Friendly
3 2 March 1878 Hampden Park, Glasgow  England 6-0 7-2 Friendly
4 5 April 1879 Kennington Oval, London  England 1-1 4-5 Friendly
5 5 April 1879 Kennington Oval, London  England 4-1 4-5 Friendly


  1. ^ "Billy MacKinnon". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ IFFHS website Retrieved on 23 April 2008.

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