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DONOHOE, Thomas. (Father of Brazilian football)

A keen footballer himself, Donohoe from Busby, Renfrewshire, arrived in Brazil in 1893 and was disappointed to learn that the game wasn’t played there. He couldn’t even acquire a ball in that country and decided to order some from Britain. He introduced the game to the locals and the first match on Brazilian soil was played in 1894.

FERGUSON, Sir “Alex” Alexander CBE

Born in 1941 in Govan, Glasgow. He is quite simply the greatest football manager in the worldwide history of the game.

Scottish Association Challenge Cup. (Oldest national football trophy in the world)

After due diligence by the Guinness Book of World Records. It is also recognised as the oldest trophy in association football first played for in the 1873-1874 season and still in use today.

SHANKLY, “Bill” William OBE (1913-1981)

Born in Glenbuck, Ayrshire. Famous for his management of Liverpool Football Club.

STEIN, Jock CBE (1922-1985)

Born Burnbank, Lanarkshire. Scotland and Celtic manager. As the latter he became the first manager of a British side to win the European Cup in 1967.

World’s oldest football

Found in the Queen’s chamber at Stirling Castle. Earliest date c 1490, latest c 1540.

World’s oldest known football medallion

Awarded to the winners of a football match between the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and Edinburgh University on 25 January 1851.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress