The Players
Here is a brief summary of the some of the most influential players in the original Clydebank team from 1914-1932
Name: Matthew (Johnny)John Hoffman Scraggs
Born: 26 March 1889, Clogher
Died: 21 September 1960, Belfast
Position: Centre-Half
Clydebank 1921-1927 App.72  Goals 5 (First Division Only)

Scraggs was a no-nonsense centre - half who came from N.Ireland side Glentoran. It was a season of huge upheaval at the Irish club as many stars made the move across the water . Clydebank were a Scottish First Division side when Scraggs joined them, but his first season at Clydeholm Park brought relegation. The next four campaigns brought promotion relegation promotion relegation before the club was hit by the economic difficulties of the age and began a terminal decline that eventually saw them resign from the League in 1931 and go out of business the following year.

Name: Malcolm Goldie
Born: 9 March 1893, Duntocher
Position: Outside Left
Clydebank 1915-1922  Goals Scored 24

He began his career in Scotland before moving to American Soccer League in 1922. He earned one cap with the U.S. national team in 1925. He also coached the MIT soccer team from 1933 to 1941.
In 1915, Goldie began his professional career with Scottish Football League club Clydebank F.C.. At the time the club played in the Second Division, but during the war, the loss of players to the military led to the disbandment of the lower divisions and Clydebank played in the Western League. However, in 1917, they won promotion to the First Division where they remained until relegated following the 1921-1922 season.At that point, Goldie left the club and moved to the United States.





Name: James (Jimmy) McGrory
Born:   26th April 1904 Garngad
Died:   20th October 1982
Position: Centre Forward
Clydebank 1923-1924 App.30  Goals 14

Although only on loan from Celtic for just one season,Jimmy made quite an impact at Clydebank.
He was easily the biggest star ever to play at Clydeholm.
He also scored a Hat-Trick in Clydebank's biggest ever Scottish cup win ,8-2 against Blairgowrie
He had already made a few appearnces for Celtic but farmed out the following season.
The Clydebank manager was former Celt Dun Hay and he obviously saw something in the short, stocky lad that others had missed. McGrory scored fourteen goals for Clydebank including one against Celtic at Parkhead. The loan move had done wonders for his confidence and he went back to Celtic a different player. The rest is History.






Name: David Chalmers
Position: Forward
Clydebank  1921-1927

Chalmers was a robust forward who played for Clydebank for six years,he was an almost ever present in the First Division for three seasons making 112 appearances and scoring 20 goals in the top flight.
He was also the father of 'Lisbon Lion' Stevie Chalmers who had a great career at Celtic.







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