On This Day: 15/11

Neil McBain was born in Campbeltown ON THIS DAY in 1895.

He is assured of his place in the history books for becoming the oldest player to have appeared in the Football League; in 1947, at the age of 52 years and four months.

He was forced to select himself as emergency goalkeeper for New Brighton, where he was manager, conceding three goals as Hartlepools United won 3-0.

He began his career with Manchester United in November 1921.

When he requested a transfer he was sold to Everton in January 1923, spending four seasons at Goodison.

He was a useful wing-half whose greatest strength was his heading ability.

Later he played for St. Johnstone, Liverpool and Watford before moving into management.

During his Everton career he played 103 games and scored one goal.

He died, aged 78, on 13 May, 1974.

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