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Frank McLintock

Full name: Francis McLintock
Birthdate: 28.12.1939
Birthplace: Glasgow
Joined from: Queens Park Rangers
Nationality: Scotland
Honours: None
Other clubs as manager: Brentford
Serving Period: 09.06.1977 - 05.04.1978
Games: 40
Wins: 5
Draws: 12
Losses: 23
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    Born in Glasgow and brought up in the Gorbals, McLintock started his career in the Scottish Juniors with Shawfield, before moving to Leicester City in 1957 as a wing half, making his debut for them in 1959. Frank had the rare combination of toughness and elegance adding a variety and vision to his play and became a key part of City’s then revolutionary midfield strategies of the early 60s. Switching right half and inside right with Graham Cross and creating crossfield magic with Davie Gibson, he oozed footballing class. He spent seven years at Filbert Street, laterly forging a celebrated half-back partnership with Colin Appleton and Ian King and was part of the revered 'Ice Kings' team which chased the double in 1962-63. With Leicester he reached, but lost, two FA Cup finals (1961 and 1963) and a winning League Cup final (1964).

    During this time he also made his debut for Scotland, against Norway on 4 June 1963, and in his third appearance for Scotland, against Spain on 13 June 1963, scored one of the goals in a 6–2 win. He was capped on nine occasions for Scotland. He made a total of 168 Football League appearances for Leicester.

    In October 1964, despite protestations from the fans he was signed by Arsenal for a then club record £80,000 and went straight into the first team. McLintock spent the next nine seasons with the Gunners, moving from midfield to centre half. He was a first-choice player throughout, and became the club's captain in 1967.

    In the summer of 1973 he moved onto Queens Park Rangers, where he spent four seasons with the Hoops and was part of the side that qualified for the UEFA Cup after finishing a close second to Liverpool 1975/6. McLintock made a total of 127 League appearances for QPR.

    Hero to Villain

    After retiring from playing, he joined his old club Leicester City as manager in 1977. However, he endured a difficult time in charge as City went through a spell where they had one win in 26 matches and spent most of the season in the bottom 2 places leading to inevitable relegation.

    He was later manager of Brentford between 1984 and 1987, and then a coach at Millwall, helping the club gain promotion to the old Division One. Mclintock and Docherty were sacked in February 1990. Mclintock was more successful as an after dinner speaker, and as a pundit for first BBC Radio, and more recently Sky Sports. In 2009, McLintock was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

Competition Total Won Draw Lost F A Win %
League 37 4 12 21 19 57 10.81%
FA Cup 2 1 0 1 1 1 50%
League Cup 1 0 0 1 0 2 0%
Europe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All matches 40 5 12 23 20 60 12.5%

All matches(40)

Date Competition Opposition Result Pos Stadium
120.08.1977Division One (old) Manchester City (A)0 - 012Maine Road
224.08.1977Division One (old) West Ham United (H)1 - 09Filbert Street
327.08.1977Division One (old) Bristol City (H)0 - 09Filbert Street
430.08.1977League Cup 2Portsmouth (A)0 - 2-Fratton Park
503.09.1977Division One (old) Queens Park Rangers (A)0 - 313Loftus Road
610.09.1977Division One (old) Everton (H)1 - 516Filbert Street
717.09.1977Division One (old) Arsenal (A)1 - 219Highbury
824.09.1977Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (H)0 - 320Filbert Street
901.10.1977Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)0 - 321Molineux
1005.10.1977Division One (old) Chelsea (A)0 - 020Stamford Bridge
1108.10.1977Division One (old) Aston Villa (H)0 - 221Filbert Street
1215.10.1977Division One (old) Coventry City (H)1 - 221Filbert Street
1322.10.1977Division One (old) Norwich City (A)0 - 221Carrow Road
1429.10.1977Division One (old) Leeds United (H)0 - 021Filbert Street
1505.11.1977Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A)0 - 222The Hawthorns
1612.11.1977Division One (old) Ipswich Town (H)2 - 121Filbert Street
1719.11.1977Division One (old) Birmingham City (A)1 - 121St Andrew's
1826.11.1977Division One (old) Liverpool (H)0 - 421Filbert Street
1903.12.1977Division One (old) Newcastle United (A)0 - 221St James' Park
2010.12.1977Division One (old) Derby County (H)1 - 122Filbert Street
2117.12.1977Division One (old) Ipswich Town (A)0 - 122Portman Road
2226.12.1977Division One (old) Middlesbrough (H)0 - 022Filbert Street
2327.12.1977Division One (old) Manchester United (A)1 - 322Old Trafford
2431.12.1977Division One (old) West Ham United (A)2 - 322Upton Park
2502.01.1978Division One (old) Manchester City (H)0 - 122Filbert Street
2607.01.1978FA Cup 3Hull City (A)1 - 0-Boothferry Park
2714.01.1978Division One (old) Bristol City (A)0 - 022Ashton Gate
2821.01.1978Division One (old) Queens Park Rangers (H)0 - 022Filbert Street
2928.01.1978FA Cup 4Walsall (A)0 - 1-Fellows Park
3004.02.1978Division One (old) Everton (A)0 - 222Goodison Park
3111.02.1978Division One (old) Arsenal (H)1 - 122Filbert Street
3225.02.1978Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)1 - 021Filbert Street
3304.03.1978Division One (old) Aston Villa (A)0 - 021Villa Park
3411.03.1978Division One (old) Coventry City (A)0 - 121Highfield Road
3514.03.1978Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A)0 - 121City Ground
3618.03.1978Division One (old) Norwich City (H)2 - 222Filbert Street
3725.03.1978Division One (old) Manchester United (H)2 - 322Filbert Street
3827.03.1978Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A)1 - 021Ayresome Park
3928.03.1978Division One (old) Leeds United (A)1 - 521Elland Road
4001.04.1978Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H)0 - 121Filbert Street

Frank McLintock transfers in

Player Club Fee Date
Eddie Kelly Queens Park Rangers £50,000 July 1977
Dave Webb Queens Park Rangers Unknown September 1977
George Armstrong Arsenal Unknown September 1977
Lammie Robertson Exeter City £8,000 September 1977
Alan Waddle Liverpool £45,000 September 1977
Geoff Salmons Stoke City £40,000 October 1977
Billy Hughes Derby County Unknown December 1977
Roger Davies Club Brugge £250,000 December 1977

Frank McLintock bought 8 players for £393,000

Frank McLintock transfers out

Player Club Fee Date
Alan Birchenall Notts County Unknown September 1977
Frank Worthington Bolton Wanderers Unknown September 1977
Carl Jayes Northampton Town Unknown November 1977
Steve Yates Southend United Unknown November 1977
Steve Earle Peterborough United On loan November 1977
Jon Sammels Vancouver Whitecaps Unknown January 1978
Jeff Blockley Derby County On loan February 1978
Brian Alderson New England Tea Men Unknown March 1978
Steve Earle Detroit Express Unknown March 1978
Steve Kember Vancouver Whitecaps On loan April 1978
Larry May New England Tea Men On loan April 1978
Dean Smith Houston Hurricane On loan April 1978
Keith Weller New England Tea Men On loan April 1978
Peter Welsh Houston Hurricane On loan April 1978

Frank McLintock sold 14 players for £0
Manager 22 of 37 ordered a-z

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