Peter McKay

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Peter McKay
Personal information
Full name Peter McKay
Date of birth 23 February 1925
Place of birth Newburgh, Scotland
Date of death 23 November 2000 (aged 74)
Place of death Corby, England
Playing position Centre Forward
Youth career
Newburgh West End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1954 Dundee United 185 (158)
1954–57 Burnley 60 (36)
1957–58 St Mirren 34 (19)
Corby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter McKay (23 February 1925 – 23 November 2000) was a Scottish footballer. He holds the record of being Dundee United's all-time top goalscorer, with 158 league goals and 201 overall. McKay also played for Burnley and St Mirren. He retired to Northamptonshire, where he died in 2000.[1]

McKay was inducted into Dundee United's Hall of fame in 2009, with members of his family present.[2]


  1. ^ "Peter McKay". Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Football Podcast". BBC Scotland. 21 November 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • Peter McKay, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database