Hearts legend Freddie Glidden has died at the age of 91

Obituary: Frederick ‘Freddie’ Glidden, Hearts captain who lifted the Scottish Cup in 1956

Frederick “Freddie” Glidden, Scottish Cup-winning Hearts captain. Born: 7 September, 1927 in Bonkle, Lanarkshire. Died: 1 January, 2019 in West Lothian, aged 91.

THE year 2019 began badly for the Heart of Midlothian FC family, with the death, at the age of 91 of former centre-half Freddie Glidden, the captain and last survivor of the legendary XI which won the ­Scottish Cup in 1956, ending a barren 50-year spell in the competition for the Maroons.

Freddie Glidden is presented with the Scottish Cup at Hampden in 1956
Freddie Glidden is presented with the Scottish Cup at Hampden in 1956
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