Hugh McQueen

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Hugh McQueen (1 October 1867 – 8 April 1944) was a Scottish footballer, who played as a winger for several clubs in the 1890s and 1900s.

Born in Harthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Hugh McQueen played for Leith Athletic before being signed by Liverpool manager John McKenna in October 1892, along with his older brother, Matt. Having the distinction of being one of the first players to represent the Reds he made his debut in a Lancashire League match against Hyde Park United, which Liverpool won 8-0, he went on to help the Anfield club gain promotion to the Football League Division Two at the first attempt.

He was also chosen to play in Liverpool's first ever League match, a 2-0 away [1] victory this time over Middlesbrough Ironopolis. The wing man missed just one game as Liverpool went the whole season (28 games) unbeaten, they then went on to beat Newton Heath, later to become Manchester United, in the promotion test match. Liverpool's stay in the top flight was brief, being relegated straight back down to the second tier by the end of their first season in Division One.

McQueen moved to Derby County in July 1895 and played for them in the 1898 FA Cup Final.[2] He also represented QPR, Gainsborough Trinity, Fulham, Norwich City, Hibernian and Kilmarnock during his career.[2]

Career details[edit]

As a player:

  • Liverpool FC (1892–1895): 63 appearances, 17 goals - Lancashire League Winners medal 1893, Football League Division Two Winners medal 1894

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian Pead, Liverpool A Complete Record 1892-1986, Breedon Books, 1986
  2. ^ a b "McQueen, Hugh". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

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