Billy MacKinnon

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Billy MacKinnon
Personal information
Full name William Muir MacKinnon[1]
Date of birth 18 January 1852[2]
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 24 May 1942(1942-05-24) (aged 90)
Place of death Cambuslang, Scotland
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 Muir MacKinnon (18 January 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".[3]

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 Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow  England 1–0 3–0 Friendly
2 25 March 1876 Hamilton Crescent, 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. ^ Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
  3. ^ IFFHS website Retrieved on 23 April 2008.

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