Willie McNaught

Football player infobox
playername= Willie McNaught


fullname = William McNaught
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date|1922|5|7|df=y
cityofbirth = Dumfries
countryofbirth = Scotland
dateofdeath =
cityofdeath =
countryofdeath =
height = 5 ft 10 in
weight = 11 st 10 lb
currentclub =
position = Left Back
clubnumber =
nationalyears = 1950-1954
nationalteam = Scotland
nationalcaps(goals) = 05 0(0)

Willie McNaught (born William McNaught, Dumfries, 7 May 1922) was a Scottish football player. McNaught holds the Raith Rovers record for the number of appearances with the club of 657 between 1941 and 1961. McNaught gained 5 full Scotland caps.

But for the war McNaught may have been a player of his home town club Queen of the South. The stylish full back was spotted playing in army football by a Raith Rovers official who wasted no time in signing him. [http://www.cuosc.co.uk/newsletters/02.pdf]

The 1950s is the decade of Rovers' most solid performances in which McNaught was a key player.

Willie McNaught gained 5 Scotland caps between 1950 and 1954.

Hearts legend Willie Bauld's tributes to his opponents were legion and seldom. Bauld though professed a great admiration for Willie McNaught as the man who gave Bauld his toughest games. [ [http://www.williebauldmc.freeserve.co.uk/html/biograph4.html Biograph4 ] ]

The then veteran McNaught was fondly remember by Jim Menzies as a real gentleman. [ [http://lochgelly3.tripod.com/thebluebrazil/id19.html Jim Menzies ] ]

Tom Dawson played with McNaught in retirement with Fife all-stars commenting, "The guy that amazed me in those games was ex-Raith and Scotland star Willie McNaught. Even at the age of 52 he would just stroll through games." [ [http://lochgelly3.tripod.com/thebluebrazil/id29.html Tom Dawson ] ]

International career

References

External links

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