Ronnie McKinnon

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Ronnie McKinnon
Ronnie McKinnon en Willy van der Kuijlen.jpg
Ronnie McKinnon (left) dueling with Willy van der Kuijlen
Personal information
Full name Ronald McKinnon
Date of birth (1940-08-20) 20 August 1940 (age 76)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1972 Rangers 301 (2)
1973 Durban United
National team
1965–1971 Scotland 28 (1)
1966–1971 Scottish League XI 9 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ronald "Ronnie" McKinnon (born 20 August 1940, in Glasgow) is a former Scottish professional footballer who played for Rangers and the Scotland national team.

MacKinnon, a defender, made his Rangers debut against Hearts on 8 March 1961 in a 3–0 win at Ibrox. He went on to make 473 appearances for Rangers between 1961 and 1972, winning two League championships, four Scottish Cups, three League Cups and a Cup Winners' Cup.

He also won a total of 28 caps for Scotland, making his debut in the famous 1-0 win over Italy at Hampden Park in 1965, in which Rangers team mate John Greig had scored a late winner. He also played in the famous 3–2 win over England at Wembley in 1967. His only goal for Scotland came in a 3–2 win over Wales, also in 1967. McKinnon also represented the Scottish League XI.[1]

His final Rangers appearance was in the 1972 Cup Winners' Cup second round match against Sporting CP where he suffered a broken leg. Rangers went on to win the Cup Winners' Cup that season.

After leaving Rangers in 1973, MacKinnon moved to South Africa, where he played local football for a season.[2]

MacKinnon's twin brother Donald was also a professional footballer, spending 14 seasons with Partick Thistle as a centre-half. He was also one of the coaches for the Scotland national team for many years.


  1. ^ "Scotland FL Players by Appearances". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Spiers, Graham (13 April 2015). "Ronnie McKinnon, the Ranger who roved". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 

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