List of footballers in Scotland by number of league appearances

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The following is a list of footballers who have made at least 500 domestic league appearances in Scottish league football. This includes the appearances and goals of players, in the Scottish Professional Football League, or its predecessor competitions.

List of players[edit]

Name Nationality Games[1] Goals[2] Position Seasons[3] Clubs[4] Notes
Graeme Armstrong  Scotland 910 77 DF 27 5 [5][6]
Andy Millen  Scotland 753 30 MF 25 11 [7]
Keith Knox  Scotland 715 51 MF 24 5 [8][9]
Harry Cairney  Scotland 710 18 DF 24 3 [10][11]
John Martin  Scotland 701 1 GK 23 3 [12]
Mark McGeown  Scotland 677 1 GK 23 7 [13][14]
Gordon Marshall  Scotland 667 0 GK 25 7 [15]
Davie Cooper  Scotland 662 95 LW 20 3 [16]
Tommy Bryce  Scotland 659 164 FW 22 7 [17][18]
Kenny Thomson  Scotland 654 7 DF 23 4 [19]
Jim Gallacher  Scotland 649 0 GK 23 2 [20]
Sandy Jardine  Scotland 638 45 DF 23 2 [21]
Keith Wright  Scotland 638 223 FW 20 6 [22]
David Narey  Scotland 633 23 DF 22 2 [23]
Paul Hegarty  Scotland 628 76 DF 20 4 [24]
Bob Ferrier  England 626 255 MF 20 1 [25]
Maurice Malpas  Scotland 617 20 DF 19 1 [26]
Owen Coyle  Republic of Ireland 615 237 FW 19 10 [27]
Colin McGlashan  Scotland 609 210 FW 20 9 [28]
Arthur Duncan  Scotland 598 102 MF 22 3 [29]
Alan Rough  Scotland 595 0 GK 21 5 [30]
Hamish McAlpine  Scotland 585 4 GK 21 5 [31]
Alec McNair  Scotland 583 8 DF 21 1 [32]
Willie Irvine  Scotland 571 201 FW 20 9 [33]
Patsy Gallacher  Republic of Ireland 563 209 FW 20 2
Gary Mackay  Scotland 560 46 MF 19 2 [34]
Willie Miller  Scotland 560 21 DF 18 1 [35]
Tom Boyd  Scotland 558 8 DF 18 2 [36]
John Robertson  Scotland 558 225 FW 19 3 [37]
Jim Leighton  Scotland 554 0 GK 22 3 [38]
Stewart McKimmie  Scotland 554 9 DF 18 3 [39]
Henry Smith  Scotland 550 0 GK 19 4 [40]
John Brogan  Scotland 549 221 FW 21 6 [41]
Brian McKeown  Scotland 548 16 DF 19 2 [42]
Andy Rolland  Scotland 547 66 DF 19 3 [43]
Roy Aitken  Scotland 546 43 DF 20 4 [44]
Dave McPherson  Scotland 545 45 DF 19 3 [45]
Alan Main  Scotland 545 0 GK 23 8 [46]
Billy Dodds  Scotland 541 192 FW 17 6 [47]
Jim Black  Scotland 540 3 DF 20 3 [48]
Gordon Wallace  Scotland 536 264 FW 17 4 [49]
Brian Irvine  Scotland 533 45 DF 20 4 [50]
Ross Caven  Scotland 532 96 DF 20 1 [51]
Paul Lambert  Scotland 530 34 MF 21 4 [52]
Ally McCoist  Scotland 528 282 FW 20 3 [53]
Tom McAdam  Scotland 524 91 DF 21 6 [54]
Murray McDermott  Scotland 520 0 GK 19 6 [55]
Paul McStay  Scotland 515 57 MF 16 1 [56]
Bobby Clark  Scotland 513 0 GK 21 3 [57]
Murdo MacLeod  Scotland 513 67 MF 18 4 [58]
Dave Bowman  Scotland 510 19 MF 20 4 [59]
Tommy Coyne  Republic of Ireland 510 204 FW 20 7 [60]
Ken Eadie  Scotland 510 230 FW 20 6 [61]
George Stevenson  Scotland 510 169 FW 16 1
Norrie McCathie  Scotland 508 55 DF 16 3 [62]
Eamonn Bannon  Scotland 505 100 MF 18 4 [63]
Willie Wallace  Scotland 505 247 FW 18 5 [64]
Tommy Burns  Scotland 504 68 MF 20 2 [65]
Ross McFarlane  Scotland 502 5 DF 16 2 [66]
Bobby Evans  Scotland 500 10 DF 22 4 [67]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Number of League games only
  2. ^ Number of League goals only
  3. ^ Number of League seasons played in Scotland only
  4. ^ Number of different Scottish league clubs only; two spells with the same club should only be counted once
  5. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2009). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2008–2009. Headline. p. 1030. ISBN 978-0-7553-1820-9.
  6. ^ Graeme Armstrong at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  7. ^ Andy Millen at Soccerbase
  8. ^ Keith Knox at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  9. ^ Keith Knox at Soccerbase
  10. ^ Harry Cairney at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  11. ^ Harry Cairney at Soccerbase
  12. ^ John Martin at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  13. ^ Mark McGeown at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  14. ^ Mark McGeown at Soccerbase
  15. ^ Gordon Marshall at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  16. ^ Davie Cooper at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  17. ^ Tommy Bryce at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  18. ^ Tommy Bryce at Soccerbase
  19. ^ Kenny Thomson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  20. ^ Jim Gallacher at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  21. ^ Sandy Jardine at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  22. ^ Keith Wright at Soccerbase
  23. ^ David Narey at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  24. ^ Paul Hegarty at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  25. ^ RSSSF - List of League Appearances Records
  26. ^ Maurice Malpas at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  27. ^ Owen Coyle at Soccerbase
  28. ^ Colin McGlashan at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  29. ^ Arthur Duncan at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  30. ^ Alan Rough at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  31. ^ Hamish McAlpine at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  32. ^ "Alec McNair". FitbaStats. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  33. ^ Willie Irvine at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  34. ^ Gary Mackay at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  35. ^ Willie Miller at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  36. ^ Tom Boyd at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  37. ^ John Robertson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  38. ^ Jim Leighton at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  39. ^ Stewart McKimmie at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  40. ^ Henry Smith at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  41. ^ John Brogan at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  42. ^ Brian McKeown at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  43. ^ "Andy Rolland". Neil Brown. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  44. ^ Roy Aitken at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  45. ^ Dave McPherson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  46. ^ Alan Main at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  47. ^ Billy Dodds at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  48. ^ Jim Black at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  49. ^ Gordon Wallace at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  50. ^ Brian Irvine at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  51. ^ Ross Caven at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  52. ^ Paul Lambert at Soccerbase
  53. ^ Ally McCoist at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  54. ^ Tom McAdam at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  55. ^ Murray McDermott at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  56. ^ Paul McStay at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  57. ^ Bobby Clark at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  58. ^ Murdo MacLeod at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  59. ^ Dave Bowman at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  60. ^ List of footballers in Scotland by number of league appearances at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  61. ^ Ken Eadie at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  62. ^ Norrie McCathie at Soccerbase
  63. ^ Eamonn Bannon at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  64. ^ Willie Wallace at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  65. ^ Tommy Burns at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  66. ^ Ross McFarlane at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  67. ^ Bobby Evans at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database