David Meiklejohn (1900)

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David Meiklejohn (1900)

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Full name David Ditchburn Meiklejohn
Date of birth 12 December 1900
Place of birth Govan, Scotland
Date of death 22 August 1959 (aged 58)
Place of death Airdrie, Scotland
Playing position Defender

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Born in Govan, Glasgow, Meiklejohn joined Rangers from junior club Maryhill in 1919 and spent the rest of his playing days with the Ibrox club.

He played 563 games, scoring 46 goals and winning 12 League Championships and 5 Scottish Cups. On 5 September 1931, he captained the Rangers side in the Old Firm game which saw the Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson accidentally killed contesting for a ball with Rangers' Sam English. Meiklejohn is credited with having realised the seriousness of the situation and gestured to calm the home support whilst the injured Thomson was being attended to.

He was capped 15 times by Scotland during an 11-year international career. He also scored 3 times and captained the side six times. He made his debut against Wales. Meiklejohn also represented the Scottish League XI six times.[1]

Meiklejohn retired from football in 1936 and took a job with the Daily Record newspaper. In 1947 he became manager of Partick Thistle.


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