|Full name||Colin Stein|
|Date of birth||10 May 1947|
|Place of birth||Linlithgow, Scotland|
|1977–1978||→ Kilmarnock (loan)||24||(8)|
|1968–1972||Scottish League XI||3||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Colin Stein (born 10 May 1947) is a Scottish former footballer, who played for Hibernian, Rangers (two spells), Coventry City and Kilmarnock. Stein was part of the Rangers team that won the 1971–72 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. He scored one of the Rangers goals in a 3–2 victory against Dinamo Moscow in the final. Stein also represented Scotland and the Scottish League XI. He scored nine goals in 21 appearances for Scotland. This included him scoring four goals in one game, a 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Cyprus.
Stein, who was born in Linlithgow, began his career with Armadale Thistle. He went on to play professionally for Hibernian, Rangers and the Scottish national team during the 1960s and 1970s. He also had a spell in England with Coventry City. He played an important part in Rangers winning the 1972 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final, scoring the opening goal in the final. Rangers beat Stade Rennais, Sporting CP, Torino, Bayern Munich and Dinamo Moscow to win the competition.
On 2 January 1971, during an Old Firm match at Ibrox, Stein scored an equaliser in stoppage time to salvage a draw for Rangers after Celtic had taken the lead in the 89th minute. Minutes later after full-time, barriers on Stairway 13 at Ibrox gave way, causing a chain-reaction pileup of spectators that killed 66 and injured over 200 in what would be remembered as the second Ibrox disaster. Initial reports speculated that Rangers supporters who had left the ground turned back upon hearing the crowd roar at Stein's goal, leading to the disaster. The official inquiry into the tragedy conclusively proved that all the spectators were moving in the same direction at the time of the collapse, however.
- Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
|1||17 December 1968||Lefkosia, Nicosia||Cyprus||5–0||5–0||WCQG7|
|2||3 May 1969||The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham||Wales||2–0||5–3||BHC|
|3||6 May 1969||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Northern Ireland||1–1||1–1||BHC|
|4||10 May 1969||Wembley Stadium, London||England||1–2||1–4||BHC|
|5||17 May 1969||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Cyprus||3–0||8–0||WCQG7|
|6||17 May 1969||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Cyprus||4–0||8–0||WCQG7|
|7||17 May 1969||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Cyprus||5–0||8–0||WCQG7|
|8||17 May 1969||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Cyprus||6–0||8–0||WCQG7|
|9||21 September 1969||Dalymount Park, Dublin||Republic of Ireland||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
- Cup Winners' Cup 1971–72, RSSSF.
- "1971: Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster". BBC. 2 January 1971. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- Smith, Aidan (14 November 2009). "Colin Stein still keen, 40 years after he was up to his old tricks". The Scotsman. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
- Spiers, Graham (11 May 2013). "Four months with Ferguson is an experience which lasts for ever". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 11 May 2013.
- Colin Stein at scottishfa.co.uk
- International stats at Londonhearts.com
- Profile at Neil Brown's statistics database