Jackie McNamara

Scotland 2017

Having joined Celtic from Dunfermline in 1995, McNamara made an impressive start to his career, winning Young Player of the Year in his debut season. He cemented his place in the Celtic team at full-back and was known for his attacking runs out wide. With his pace and stamina, McNamara soon established himself as one of the best full-backs in Britain. In a Hoops side full of superstars that won the league for the first time in ten years in 1998, it was McNamara who won Player’s Player of the Year, emphasising his importance to the team. He went on to win ten major honours while at Celtic Park. Towards the end of his time with the Bhoys he was in and out of the team, but came back to win SFWA Footballer of the Year in a remarkable renaissance in 2004. He moved to Wolves a year later, before a return to Scotland where he finished his professional career. For Scotland he made his debut in 1996 and played at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the last major tournament Scotland qualified for.

Full name: Jackie McNamara
Born: 24/10/1973, Glasgow, Scotland
Clubs: Dunfermline Athletic (1991-1995), Celtic (1995-2005), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2005-2007), Aberdeen (2007-2008), Falkirk (2008-2010), Partick Thistle (loan, 2010), Partick Thistle (2010-2011)
International: 33 apps (1996-2005)
Position: Defender

Honours:

  • Scottish Premier Division (1): 1997–98
  • Scottish Premier League (3): 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04
  • Scottish Cup (3): 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05
  • Scottish League Cup (3): 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01
  • PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year (1): 1996
  • PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year (1): 1998
  • SFWA Footballer of the Year (1): 2004