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Jim Leighon at the World Cup in 86
Jim Leighton
91 Caps
Alex McLeish comes up against England substitute Steve Bull in the Rous Cup Match against England at Hampden in 1989
Alex McLeish
77 Caps
Willie in action for Scotland
Willie Miller
65 Caps
Belgium midfielder Ludo Coeck (right) tries to pull back Scotland's Gordon Strachan.
Gordon Strachan
50 Caps
Stewart McKimmie in action for Scotland.
Stewart McKimmie
40 Caps

Ryan Christie
34 Caps
Martin Buchan for Scotland in Season 1977-78
Martin Buchan
34 Caps
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
28 Caps

Kenny McLean
28 Caps
Steve Archibald in action for Scotland.
Steve Archibald
27 Caps
Jim Bett for Scotland v Norway WC Qualifier in 1989.
Jim Bett
26 Caps
Billy Dodds Celebrates after netting for Scotland against Belgium in a WC Qualifier in 2001.
Billy Dodds
26 Caps
Scott Booth in action for Scotland.
Scott Booth
22 Caps
Charlie Nicholas in action for Scotland.
Charlie Nicholas
20 Caps
Eoin Jess in action for Scotland.
Eoin Jess
18 Caps
Graham Leggat Scores against England in 1956.
Graham Leggat
18 Caps
Bobby Clark punches clear for Scotland against Brasil at Hampden in 1972.
Bobby Clark
17 Caps
Alex Jackson in Aberdeen Colours.
Alex Jackson
17 Caps
Scott Severin in action for Scotland.
Scott Severin
15 Caps
Derek Whyte in action for Scotland.
Derek Whyte
12 Caps
Jock Hutton in Aberdeen Colours.
Jock Hutton
10 Caps
Russell Anderson in action for Scotland.
Russell Anderson
10 Caps
Brian Irvine in action against Romania in a Euro Qualifier at Hampden in 1990.
Brian Irvine
9 Caps
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
6 Caps
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 Caps
George Hamilton in Aberdeen Colours.
George Hamilton
5 Caps
Jim Forrest in Aberdeen Colours.
Jim Forrest
5 Caps
Dave Robb in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Robb
5 Caps
Alec Cheyne in Aberdeen Colours.
Alec Cheyne
5 Caps
Neil Simpson in action for Scotland
Neil Simpson
5 Caps
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
Lewis Ferguson in Aberdeen Colours.
Lewis Ferguson
4 Caps
Donald Colman in Aberdeen Colours.
Donald Colman
4 Caps
Joe Harper in Scotland Colours Season 1978-79.
Joe Harper
4 Caps
Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland.
Kevin McNaughton
4 Caps
Mark McGhee watches his header beat the diving Peter Shilton to score against England.
Mark McGhee
4 Caps
Jimmy Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Jimmy Smith
4 Caps
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935
Matt Armstrong
3 Caps
George Mulhall in Aberdeen Colours.
George Mulhall
3 Caps
Frank Hill in Aberdeen Colours.
Frank Hill
3 Caps
Andy at Hampden
Andrew Considine
3 Caps
Andy Love in Aberdeen Colours.
Andy Love
3 Caps

Lee Miller
3 Caps

Michael Devlin
3 Caps
Paddy Buckley in Aberdeen Colours.
Paddy Buckley
3 Caps
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
2 Caps
Willie Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Lennie
2 Caps
Stephen Wright clears his lines for Scotland's U21's as Germany's Mehmet Scholl bears down on him at Pittodrie.
Stephen Wright
2 Caps
Gary Mackay-Steven in Aberdeen Colours.
Gary Mackay-Steven
2 Caps
Archie Glen in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Glen
2 Caps
Ernie McGarr in Aberdeen Colours.
Ernie McGarr
2 Caps
Dave Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Smith
2 Caps
Doug Rougvie proudly shows his Scotland Cap.
Doug Rougvie
1 Cap
Benny Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Benny Yorston
1 Cap
Archie Baird in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Baird
1 Cap
Harry Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Harry Yorston
1 Cap
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
Alec Cheyne
Jim Leighton in Aberdeen Colours. Six months after Alex Jackson's departure, Aberdeen picked a useful looking inside right from Shettleston Juniors by the name of Alex Cheyne. A premature and misguided attempt to slot him in to the right wing spot in early 1926 proved unsuccessful but once Alex had settled in, he soon began to show promise as a classy inside forward. During the 1926-27 campaign he made the inside right berth his own.

Cheyne was a typical stand-out inside forward of his day with bags of control and skill, but his special trademark was his famous body swerve that invariably fooled his opponent. Alex's stylish performances in the "black and gold" soon had the Scottish selectors watching with interest and it came as no surprise when he was named in the Scottish side to face England at Hampden in 1929. Alex took the field alongside Alex Jackson, who was still at Huddersfield, but Jackson lasted less that a half before retiring with a broken arm. Cheyne was thus handed the task of combining his roles on the right flank and was asked to take the ball for "walks" up the right flank as Scotland sought to hang on with ten men. Inside the final minute, on one such foray, Alex Cheyne forced a corner. He took the kick himself and scored with an incredible in-swinging shot. The Hampden crowd roared themselves hoarse from then to the final whistle and the "Hampden Roar" was born. The game itself became known as "Cheyne's International". The fact that Alex played only one more time for Scotland was less a reflection on Cheyne himself and more a statement on the quality of inside forward Scotland had to choose from at the time.

In June, 1930, Alex continued the rising trend for Scottish internationals to head south when he signed for Chelsea for a new Dons record of 6,000. In 1932 he became one of the first British players to join a continental club when he signed for French side Nimes. After two years in France, Cheyne returned for one more season at Stamford Bridge before moving in to coaching with Chelmsford in the late 1930s. After the war he became manager of Arbroath, a job he carried out until 1955. Alex Cheyne died in 1983.

Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1929-30 18/05/30 France v SCOTLAND Friendly
1928-29 04/06/29 Holland v SCOTLAND Friendly
1928-29 01/06/29 Germany v SCOTLAND Friendly
1928-29 26/05/29 Norway v SCOTLAND Friendly
1928-29 13/04/29 SCOTLAND v England British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 5