Donald McKinlay

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Donald McKinlay
Donald McKinlay-2.jpg
McKinlay in 1910
Personal information
Date of birth (1891-07-25)25 July 1891
Place of birth Boghall, Scotland
Date of death 16 September 1959(1959-09-16) (aged 68)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1905–1908 Newton Swifts
1908–1909 Rutherglen Woodburn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1909–1910 Newton Villa
1910–1929 Liverpool 393 (34)
1929–1931 Prescot Cables
National team
1922 Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Donald McKinlay (25 July 1891 – 16 September 1959) was a Scottish footballer who played as a left back. He played for Liverpool winning the Football League title twice in the early 1920s.

Early career[edit]

Born in the hamlet of Boghall[2] and raised in the mining village of Newton in Lanarkshire,[3] McKinlay played local football with Newton Swifts, Rutherglen Woodburn and Newton Villa.

Liverpool[edit]

He joined Liverpool in January 1910.[4] The goalkeeper Kenny Campbell (a childhood acquaintance) credited McKinlay's assistance during his early days at Anfield.[5] He captained the club from January 1922 to 1928, and made 434 appearances for the club, including 393 in the league. Liverpool were league champions two years in succession in 1921/22 and 1922/23 in the first two seasons of his captaincy.[4]

He also made two appearances for the Scottish national team in 1922.[6][7][8]

Later years[edit]

He finished his career with nearby Prescot Cables, and later became a publican in Liverpool.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 24 May 2006. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "ScotlandsPeople - Donald McKinlay birth record REF:652/1 246". National Archives of Scotland. 1891. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "ScotlandsPeople - McKinlay Family census record REF:627/14/23". National Archives of Scotland. 1911. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Profile". LFC History. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Kenneth Campbell continues his life story – Chapter 2". The Weekly News via LFChistory.net. 14 May 1921. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Paul Smith (2013). Scotland Who's Who: International Players 1872–2013. Pitch Publishing. p. 187. 
  7. ^ "Profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Scotland player Donald McKinlay". www.londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 2 April 2017.