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Stuart Findlay's recent debut goal got me thinking.  Who else has scored on their first appearance?  My memory only goes back to the early 70's so discounting Jim McCalliog at Wembley 67 and in no particular chronological order...

Willie Pettigrew v Switzerland
Ian Wallace v Bulgaria
Joe Craig v Sweden
Steve Archibald v Portugal
Mo Johnston v Wales
Charlie Nicholas v Switzerland
Davie Dodds v Uruguay
Frank McAvennie v Australia
Kirk Broadfoot v Iceland
Kris Boyd v Bulgaria
Danny Wilson v Faroes
Chris Burke v Bulgaria
Stevie Crawford v Ecuador
John Robertson (Hearts) v Switzerland
Stuart Findlay v San Marino
Gary Mackay v Bulgaria
John Collins v Saudi Arabia

Any I've missed?

In 2 of the above cases, who were the players who scored 2 minutes into their debuts, one particularly famously, and enjoyed a 100% winning record in all their appearances?

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4 minutes ago, daviebee said:

Stuart Findlay's recent debut goal got me thinking.  Who else has scored on their first appearance?  My memory only goes back to the early 70's so discounting Jim McCalliog at Wembley 67 and in no particular chronological order...

Willie Pettigrew v Switzerland
Ian Wallace v Bulgaria
Joe Craig v Sweden
Steve Archibald v Portugal
Mo Johnston v Wales
Charlie Nicholas v Switzerland
Davie Dodds v Uruguay
Frank McAvennie v Australia
Kirk Broadfoot v Iceland
Kris Boyd v Bulgaria
Danny Wilson v Faroes
Chris Burke v Bulgaria
Stevie Crawford v Ecuador
John Robertson (Hearts) v Switzerland
Stuart Findlay v San Marino
Gary Mackay v Bulgaria
John Collins v Saudi Arabia

Any I've missed?

In 2 of the above cases, who were the players who scored 2 minutes into their debuts, one particularly famously, and enjoyed a 100% winning record in all their appearances?

Joe Craig 1st touch? Davie Dodds had 100% wining record if I recall correctly. 2 games 2 wins?

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8 minutes ago, GHfaeGTA said:

Joe Craig 1st touch? Davie Dodds had 100% wining record if I recall correctly. 2 games 2 wins?

Joe Craig was one - he actually scored before he even kicked the ball!  Some story.  Never picked again after that.  Davie Dodds got 2 caps but we lost to NI in his 2nd one.  He didn't score 2 minutes in either.

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Checked the RSSSF page back to the 1960s. 

 

Pat Quinn vs England 1961

Willie Henderson vs Wales 1962

Stevie Chalmers vs Wales 1964

Bobby Lennox vs Northern Ireland 1966

John O'Hare vs Northern Ireland 1970

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8 minutes ago, ErsatzThistle said:

Checked the RSSSF page back to the 1960s. 

 

Pat Quinn vs England 1961

Willie Henderson vs Wales 1962

Stevie Chalmers vs Wales 1964

Bobby Lennox vs Northern Ireland 1966

John O'Hare vs Northern Ireland 1970

2 before I was born and 3 while I was too young to really care. I'll be quite impressed if I got all the ones from 1970 onward. Sure there must be a few more though.

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Denis Law.

Henry Morris scored a hat-trick on his debut, never got another game. That's how tough the competition was in those days.

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52 minutes ago, Orraloon said:

Denis Law.

Henry Morris scored a hat-trick on his debut, never got another game. That's how tough the competition was in those days.

Not really, it was really more about how incredibly stupid the selection committee was.

56 minutes ago, daviebee said:

2 before I was born and 3 while I was too young to really care. I'll be quite impressed if I got all the ones from 1970 onward. Sure there must be a few more though.

Well the thread title does say "Debut Goalscorers". So ..........

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7 hours ago, daviebee said:

Stuart Findlay's recent debut goal got me thinking.  Who else has scored on their first appearance?  My memory only goes back to the early 70's so discounting Jim McCalliog at Wembley 67 and in no particular chronological order...

Willie Pettigrew v Switzerland
Ian Wallace v Bulgaria
Joe Craig v Sweden
Steve Archibald v Portugal
Mo Johnston v Wales
Charlie Nicholas v Switzerland
Davie Dodds v Uruguay
Frank McAvennie v Australia
Kirk Broadfoot v Iceland
Kris Boyd v Bulgaria
Danny Wilson v Faroes
Chris Burke v Bulgaria
Stevie Crawford v Ecuador
John Robertson (Hearts) v Switzerland
Stuart Findlay v San Marino
Gary Mackay v Bulgaria
John Collins v Saudi Arabia

Any I've missed?

In 2 of the above cases, who were the players who scored 2 minutes into their debuts, one particularly famously, and enjoyed a 100% winning record in all their appearances?

John Robertson’s scoring debut was against Romania.

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3 hours ago, Rab The Crab said:

John Robertson’s scoring debut was against Romania.

Aye you're right, well spotted.  :)  I know he scored in the next qualifier v the Swiss but forgot we played Romania first.

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Dougie Freedman is officially credited with scoring a goal on his debut vs Latvia in 2001.

However, if you watch the footage you'll see that it's clearly a Latvian own goal and Freedman shouldn't be credited with it.

10 minutes ago, dandydunn said:

Funny that, he was on off the ball today and they were talking about it. 

You have just entered the Twilight Zone.

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14 hours ago, dandydunn said:

Funny that, he was on off the ball today and they were talking about it. 

Where do you think OTB get their ideas from?;)

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15 hours ago, ErsatzThistle said:

Dougie Freedman is officially credited with scoring a goal on his debut vs Latvia in 2001.

However, if you watch the footage you'll see that it's clearly a Latvian own goal and Freedman shouldn't be credited with it.

You have just entered the Twilight Zone.

I always thought Freedman should get called up around 95-97 when we were stuck with Gordon Durie or John McGinlay

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On ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 11:48 AM, ProudScot said:

I always thought Freedman should get called up around 95-97 when we were stuck with Gordon Durie or John McGinlay

For all the doom and gloom of today's squad, that's quite slim pickings there as well.

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