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Frank McLintock

Full name: Francis McLintock
Birthdate: 28.12.1939
Birthplace: Glasgow
Position: Wing-half, inside-right
Joined from: Shawfield Juniors
Signed by: David Halliday
Nationality: Scotland
First game: Blackpool, 14.09.1959
Last game: West Bromwich Albion, 30.09.1964
Games: 200
Goals: 28
Unofficial Games: 1 Unofficial Goals: 1
Player Profile

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.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1959-60Division One (old)1721-------182
1959_622_
1960-61Division One (old)34110-2-----461
1960_622_
1961-62Division One (old)3062-1-1---346
1961_622_
1962-63Division One (old)4246-2-----504
1962_622_
1963-64Division One (old)3561-53----419
1963_622_
1964-65Division One (old)106--1-----116
1964_622_
Total1682520-1131---200 28
_622_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 14.09.1959 3 - 3 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
2 19.09.1959 4 - 3 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
3 26.09.1959 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
4 03.10.1959 1 - 4 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
5 10.10.1959 2 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
6 17.10.1959 2 - 3 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
7 24.10.1959 2 - 2 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
8 24.02.1960 3 - 1 Manchester United (H) Division One (old) 1
9 27.02.1960 0 - 2 Luton Town (A) Division One (old)
10 05.03.1960 5 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
11 12.03.1960 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) FA Cup 6
12 15.03.1960 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
13 19.03.1960 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
14 02.04.1960 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
15 06.04.1960 2 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
16 09.04.1960 1 - 1 Fulham (A) Division One (old)
17 15.04.1960 0 - 1 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
18 16.04.1960 3 - 3 Everton (H) Division One (old) 1
19 03.09.1960 2 - 4 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
20 07.09.1960 2 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
21 10.09.1960 1 - 1 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
22 14.09.1960 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
23 17.09.1960 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
24 24.09.1960 3 - 1 Newcastle United (A) Division One (old)
25 01.10.1960 3 - 1 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
26 08.10.1960 2 - 1 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
27 12.10.1960 4 - 0 Mansfield Town (H) League Cup 1
28 15.10.1960 1 - 3 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
29 22.10.1960 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
30 26.10.1960 1 - 2 Rotherham United (H) League Cup 2
31 28.10.1960 1 - 2 Cardiff City (A) Division One (old)
32 04.11.1960 5 - 2 Preston North End (H) Division One (old)
33 12.11.1960 2 - 4 Fulham (A) Division One (old)
34 19.11.1960 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old)
35 26.11.1960 2 - 0 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
36 03.12.1960 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
37 10.12.1960 2 - 3 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
38 17.12.1960 1 - 5 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
39 24.12.1960 0 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
40 26.12.1960 2 - 0 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
41 31.12.1960 4 - 1 Everton (H) Division One (old)
42 07.01.1961 3 - 1 Oxford United (H) FA Cup 3
43 14.01.1961 1 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
44 21.01.1961 6 - 0 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
45 31.01.1961 5 - 1 Bristol City (H) FA Cup 4
46 04.02.1961 3 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
47 11.02.1961 5 - 3 Newcastle United (H) Division One (old)
48 18.02.1961 1 - 1 Birmingham City (A) FA Cup 5
49 22.02.1961 2 - 1 Birmingham City (H) FA Cup 5 rep
50 04.03.1961 0 - 0 Barnsley (H) FA Cup 6
51 08.03.1961 2 - 1 Barnsley (A) FA Cup 6 rep
52 11.03.1961 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
53 18.03.1961 0 - 0 Sheffield United (N) FA Cup sf
54 23.03.1961 0 - 0 Sheffield United (N) FA Cup sf rep
55 27.03.1961 2 - 0 Sheffield United (N) FA Cup sf rep 2
56 31.03.1961 0 - 1 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
57 01.04.1961 2 - 2 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
58 03.04.1961 5 - 1 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
59 08.04.1961 2 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old) 1
60 10.04.1961 3 - 0 Cardiff City (H) Division One (old)
61 15.04.1961 1 - 2 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
62 26.04.1961 1 - 2 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
63 29.04.1961 3 - 2 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
64 06.05.1961 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (N) FA Cup f
65 30.09.1961 1 - 4 West Ham United (A) Division One (old) 1
66 07.10.1961 4 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)
67 09.10.1961 1 - 2 York City (A) League Cup 2
68 14.10.1961 3 - 1 Chelsea (A) Division One (old) 2
69 21.10.1961 0 - 2 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
70 25.10.1961 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid (H) UEFA Cup Winners Cup 2 leg 1
71 28.10.1961 1 - 2 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
72 04.11.1961 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
73 11.11.1961 2 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division One (old) 1
74 25.11.1961 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
75 02.12.1961 0 - 2 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
76 09.12.1961 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
77 16.12.1961 2 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
78 23.12.1961 0 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
79 26.12.1961 0 - 1 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
80 10.01.1962 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) FA Cup 3
81 13.01.1962 1 - 2 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
82 15.01.1962 2 - 5 Stoke City (A) FA Cup 3 rep
83 20.01.1962 2 - 3 Everton (A) Division One (old)
84 03.02.1962 4 - 1 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
85 10.02.1962 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
86 24.02.1962 1 - 3 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old)
87 10.03.1962 1 - 2 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
88 17.03.1962 2 - 0 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
89 24.03.1962 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
90 28.03.1962 0 - 2 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
91 04.04.1962 4 - 3 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
92 07.04.1962 4 - 0 Cardiff City (A) Division One (old)
93 11.04.1962 2 - 0 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
94 21.04.1962 3 - 8 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
95 23.04.1962 0 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
96 24.04.1962 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
97 28.04.1962 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old) 2
98 30.04.1962 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
99 18.08.1962 1 - 2 Fulham (A) Division One (old)
100 22.08.1962 3 - 3 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old)
101 25.08.1962 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
102 29.08.1962 3 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
103 01.09.1962 4 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
104 04.09.1962 1 - 1 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
105 08.09.1962 2 - 3 Everton (A) Division One (old)
106 15.09.1962 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
107 19.09.1962 3 - 3 Burnley (H) Division One (old) 1
108 22.09.1962 1 - 1 Arsenal (A) Division One (old)
109 26.09.1962 4 - 4 Charlton Athletic (H) League Cup 2
110 29.09.1962 3 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
111 02.10.1962 1 - 2 Charlton Athletic (A) League Cup 2 rep
112 06.10.1962 1 - 0 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old) 1
113 13.10.1962 3 - 0 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
114 20.10.1962 0 - 2 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
115 27.10.1962 3 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)
116 03.11.1962 0 - 4 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old)
117 10.11.1962 2 - 0 West Ham United (H) Division One (old) 1
118 17.11.1962 1 - 1 Manchester City (A) Division One (old)
119 24.11.1962 0 - 0 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
120 01.12.1962 3 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
121 08.12.1962 3 - 3 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
122 15.12.1962 2 - 3 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
123 26.12.1962 5 - 1 Leyton Orient (H) Division One (old)
124 08.01.1963 3 - 1 Grimsby Town (A) FA Cup 3
125 30.01.1963 3 - 1 Ipswich Town (H) FA Cup 4
126 09.02.1963 2 - 0 Arsenal (H) Division One (old)
127 12.02.1963 3 - 1 Everton (H) Division One (old)
128 19.02.1963 2 - 0 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
129 23.02.1963 3 - 0 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
130 02.03.1963 2 - 0 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
131 09.03.1963 2 - 0 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old)
132 16.03.1963 1 - 0 Leyton Orient (A) FA Cup 5
133 23.03.1963 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division One (old)
134 26.03.1963 0 - 0 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old)
135 30.03.1963 2 - 0 Norwich City (A) FA Cup 6
136 03.04.1963 2 - 0 Leyton Orient (A) Division One (old)
137 06.04.1963 2 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division One (old)
138 08.04.1963 1 - 1 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
139 13.04.1963 0 - 2 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
140 15.04.1963 2 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
141 16.04.1963 4 - 3 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
142 20.04.1963 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
143 27.04.1963 1 - 0 Liverpool (N) FA Cup sf
144 04.05.1963 1 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
145 11.05.1963 0 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
146 15.05.1963 1 - 3 Aston Villa (A) Division One (old)
147 18.05.1963 2 - 3 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old) 1
148 25.05.1963 1 - 3 Manchester United (N) FA Cup f
149 24.08.1963 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division One (old)
150 28.08.1963 3 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division One (old)
151 31.08.1963 7 - 2 Arsenal (H) Division One (old) 1
152 04.09.1963 0 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)
153 07.09.1963 3 - 3 Stoke City (A) Division One (old)
154 11.09.1963 2 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division One (old)
155 14.09.1963 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
156 21.09.1963 0 - 1 Fulham (H) Division One (old)
157 25.09.1963 2 - 0 Aldershot (H) League Cup 2
158 28.09.1963 1 - 3 Manchester United (A) Division One (old)
159 02.10.1963 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division One (old)
160 05.10.1963 0 - 0 Burnley (H) Division One (old)
161 08.10.1963 0 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Division One (old)
162 14.10.1963 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
163 19.10.1963 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) Division One (old) 1
164 26.10.1963 4 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division One (old) 2
165 02.11.1963 1 - 0 Liverpool (A) Division One (old)
166 09.11.1963 0 - 1 Sheffield United (H) Division One (old)
167 16.11.1963 2 - 2 West Ham United (A) Division One (old)
168 23.11.1963 2 - 4 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
169 27.11.1963 3 - 1 Gillingham (H) League Cup 4 1
170 30.11.1963 3 - 3 Blackpool (A) Division One (old)
171 07.12.1963 0 - 0 Aston Villa (H) Division One (old)
172 14.12.1963 0 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old)
173 18.12.1963 1 - 1 Norwich City (A) League Cup 5
174 21.12.1963 1 - 0 Arsenal (A) Division One (old) 1
175 26.12.1963 2 - 0 Everton (H) Division One (old)
176 28.12.1963 3 - 0 Everton (A) Division One (old)
177 04.01.1964 2 - 3 Leyton Orient (H) FA Cup 3
178 05.02.1964 4 - 3 West Ham United (H) League Cup sf leg 1 1
179 22.02.1964 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
180 29.02.1964 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division One (old)
181 07.03.1964 2 - 5 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
182 10.03.1964 0 - 2 Burnley (A) Division One (old)
183 18.03.1964 2 - 2 West Ham United (H) Division One (old)
184 21.03.1964 1 - 0 Sheffield United (A) Division One (old) 1
185 23.03.1964 2 - 0 West Ham United (A) League Cup sf leg 2 1
186 28.03.1964 0 - 2 Liverpool (H) Division One (old)
187 30.03.1964 1 - 1 Ipswich Town (A) Division One (old)
188 31.03.1964 2 - 1 Ipswich Town (H) Division One (old)
189 11.04.1964 2 - 3 Blackpool (H) Division One (old)
190 22.08.1964 3 - 3 Sunderland (A) Division One (old)
191 26.08.1964 3 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old) 1
192 29.08.1964 2 - 2 Manchester United (H) Division One (old)
193 02.09.1964 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old) 1
194 05.09.1964 1 - 1 Chelsea (H) Division One (old)
195 09.09.1964 2 - 0 Liverpool (H) Division One (old) 1
196 12.09.1964 2 - 3 Leeds United (A) Division One (old)
197 19.09.1964 2 - 3 Arsenal (H) Division One (old) 2
198 23.09.1964 0 - 0 Peterborough United (H) League Cup 2
199 26.09.1964 1 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division One (old)
200 30.09.1964 4 - 2 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division One (old) 1

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Shawfield Juniors Unknown January 1957
OUT  Arsenal £80,000 October 1964
Player 690 of 1150 ordered a-z
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