James McKie (footballer, born 1873)
|Full name||James McKie (born John McCoy)|
|Date of birth||3 April 1873|
|Place of birth||Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Date of death||Unknown|
|15th Company Royal Artillery|
|1896–1897||Southampton St. Mary's||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
James McKie was a Scottish footballer who played as a full-back for Southampton St. Mary's in 1896–97, when they won the Southern League title for the first of six occasions over the next eight years.
McKie was born in Dalry, a small town in Ayrshire, Scotland and had served in the 15th Company Royal Artillery. He had been a member of the Freemantle football team before being signed by Southampton St. Mary's in the summer of 1896.
He made his debut for the "Saints" at the County Ground in the opening match of the 1896–97 season, a 4–1 victory over Chatham. He played at left-back with his fellow Scotsmen Donald McKay at right-back and William McMillan at right-half. McKay retained his place for a further two games, before being replaced by Samuel Meston, who had moved back to accommodate Willie Naughton on the right wing. McKie had a further run of three matches, when he took over from McKay in December and January. Described as "tough and rugged", McKie also played in six of the seven FA Cup matches in which the "Saints" reached the Second Round Proper for the first time, going out to Newton Heath after a replay.