Scotland could have been looking forward to their first major finals of the century had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic.Steve Clarke's men still have a Euro play-off campaign to look forward to but in the absence of any clarity over the date, the lockdown has been a chance to reflect on past glories.Here, Gavin McAfferty attempts the task of selecting the 10 greatest Scotland players - based on their contribution to the national team rather than club achievements.
1. Jim Baxter
The midfielder wrote himself into Scottish football folklore with his performances in two Wembley wins. The then Rangers player scored a double as 10-man Scotland won 2-1 in 1963 and his ball-juggling skills epitomised his side's superiority in the famous 1967 triumph. He would make his 34th and final international appearance later that year at the age of 28 as the effects of an earlier broken leg and flamboyant lifestyle took its toll.
2. Kenny Dalglish
'King Kenny' more than earned his moniker for Scotland, winning a record 102 caps from his debut in 1971 and equalling Law's goalscoring haul in style with a superb goal in a World Cup qualifying win over Spain in 1984. The Celtic and Liverpool great played in three World Cups before withdrawing from the squad for Mexico 86 through injury.
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3. Joe Jordan
The former Leeds and Manchester United striker is among a select band of players to have scored in three World Cup finals tournaments. His goal against Czechoslovakia in 1973 also sealed Scotland's place at the event for the first time in 16 years. There are more talented players outside the top 10 but Jordan's commitment was unmatched and he was a firm favourite with the Tartan Army, netting 11 goals in 51 caps.
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4. Hughie Gallacher
The 5ft 5in forward, who started working down the mines aged 15, hit 23 goals in 20 internationals. Gallacher, who made a name for himself at Newcastle United, struck a double in Scotland's 2-0 win over England in 1925 and was on the winning side in five of seven 'Auld Enemy' games including that 5-1 Wembley victory. In the only game he played against opposition from outside the Home Nations, Gallacher netted a double in 2-0 victory in France.
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