McKinlay in 1910
|Date of birth||25 July 1891|
|Place of birth||Boghall, Scotland|
|Date of death||16 September 1959(aged 68)|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Boghall (near Baillieston on the edge of Glasgow) and raised in the mining village of Newton in Cambuslang, McKinlay played local football with Newton Swifts, Rutherglen Woodburn and Newton Villa before signing for Liverpool in January 1910. The goalkeeper Kenny Campbell (a childhood acquaintance) credited McKinlay's assistance during his early days at Anfield.
He captained the club from 1922 to 1928, and made 434 appearances for the club, including 393 in the league. He finished his career with Prescot Cables, and later became a publican in Liverpool.
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