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 Ian McCOLL 1948-1953 
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Name: John Miller McColl

Nickname: "Ian"


Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Rangers F.C.
Position: *DMF, CMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 21-26 years (7/6/1927)

Height: 181(?) cm
Weight: 75(?) kg

Attack: 73
Defence: 80
Balance: 83
Stamina: 84
Top Speed: 77
Acceleration: 76
Response: 81
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 81
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 84
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 85
Long Pass Speed: 76
Shot Accuracy: 68
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 66
Free Kick Accuracy: 76
Curling: 72
Header: 81
Jump: 79
Technique: 86
Aggression: 71
Mentality: 86
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Consistency: 7
Growth type: Standard

S02 - Passer
S08 - Slide Tackle
S09 - Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Passing - Sliding - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Ian McColl was a part of the legendary "Iron Curtain" defence that saw Rangers concede roughly a goal a game over a 10 year period, a phenomenal record during a time when an average game contained 4 goals. McColl was the right half in the system, and he was known as a complete player, able both with and without the ball. He was defensively reliable and a determined figure in midfield, but he stood out for his elegance and technical prowess. His first touch was excellent, he was a two footed player, and he was a very good passer, capable of playing defence-splitting balls. He also took free kicks, although he only scored 15 goals in his entire 15 year career. A mainstay in the Rangers team for over a decade, he played 526 games for his only club, enough to land in the top 10 of all time Rangers appearances.

After retiring in 1960 he immediately became Scotland manager, achieving some notable results such as beating England both home and away, defeating Spain 6-1, winning the British Home Championship twice and narrowly missing out on going to the 1962 World Cup after losing a playoff game against eventual finalists Czechoslovakia (after beating them earlier in the group). His winning record of 60.71% is the highest of any Scotland manager in the nation's entire history. After leaving the job he had an unsuccessful spell at Sunderland and never managed again. He spent the rest of his life as an engineer and died in 2008.

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