John Lambie (footballer, born 1868)

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John Alexander Lambie (Glasgow, 18 December 1868 - 26 December 1923) was a Scottish football player who still holds the record as the youngest Scotland player, captain and goalscorer of all time.

Lambie was a regular in the Queens Park first-team by the age of 16 and became Scotland's youngest player when capped at the age of 17, in a game against Ireland which Scotland won 7-2 on 20 March 1886. He was appointed captain for the occasion, making him Scotland's thirteenth and still youngest captain. He scored in this game and made another two Scotland appearances in the days when international games were far less common than they are today. The first of these was against Ireland (again) on 19 February 1887 in a 4-1 win for Scotland, and Lambie's final game was against England on 17 March 1888. Scotland lost 5-0. His international career was effectively ended when he moved to London in May 1888, where he appeared for London Caledonians, the Corinthians and Swifts.

His brother, William Allan Lambie, was also a noted footballer with Queens Park and also played for Scotland while a teenager.

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