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Jim Leighon at the World Cup in 86
Jim Leighton
91 Caps
 
Alex McLeish comes up against England substitute Steve Bull in the Rous Cup Match against England at Hampden in 1989
Alex McLeish
77 Caps
 
Willie in action for Scotland
Willie Miller
65 Caps
 
Belgium midfielder Ludo Coeck (right) tries to pull back Scotland's Gordon Strachan.
Gordon Strachan
50 Caps
 
Stewart McKimmie in action for Scotland.
Stewart McKimmie
40 Caps
 
Martin Buchan for Scotland in Season 1977-78
Martin Buchan
34 Caps
 
Steve Archibald in action for Scotland.
Steve Archibald
27 Caps
 
Jim Bett for Scotland v Norway WC Qualifier in 1989.
Jim Bett
26 Caps
 
Billy Dodds Celebrates after netting for Scotland against Belgium in a WC Qualifier in 2001.
Billy Dodds
26 Caps
 
Scott Booth in action for Scotland.
Scott Booth
22 Caps
 
Charlie Nicholas in action for Scotland.
Charlie Nicholas
20 Caps
 
Eoin Jess in action for Scotland.
Eoin Jess
18 Caps
 
Graham Leggat Scores against England in 1956.
Graham Leggat
18 Caps
 
Alex Jackson in Aberdeen Colours.
Alex Jackson
17 Caps
 
Bobby Clark punches clear for Scotland against Brasil at Hampden in 1972.
Bobby Clark
16 Caps
 
Scott Severin in action for Scotland.
Scott Severin
15 Caps
 
Derek Whyte in action for Scotland.
Derek Whyte
12 Caps
 
Jock Hutton in Aberdeen Colours.
Jock Hutton
10 Caps
 
Russell Anderson in action for Scotland.
Russell Anderson
10 Caps
 
Brian Irvine in action against Romania in a Euro Qualifier at Hampden in 1990.
Brian Irvine
9 Caps
 
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
8 Caps
 
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
 
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
 
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 Caps
 
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
 

Kenny McLean
5 Caps
 
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
5 Caps
 

Ryan Christie
5 Caps
 
George Hamilton in Aberdeen Colours.
George Hamilton
5 Caps
 
Jim Forrest in Aberdeen Colours.
Jim Forrest
5 Caps
 
Neil Simpson in action for Scotland
Neil Simpson
5 Caps
 
Dave Robb in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Robb
5 Caps
 
Alec Cheyne in Aberdeen Colours.
Alec Cheyne
5 Caps
 
Donald Colman in Aberdeen Colours.
Donald Colman
4 Caps
 
Joe Harper in Scotland Colours Season 1978-79.
Joe Harper
4 Caps
 
Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland.
Kevin McNaughton
4 Caps
 
Mark McGhee watches his header beat the diving Peter Shilton to score against England.
Mark McGhee
4 Caps
 
Jimmy Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Jimmy Smith
4 Caps
 
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
 
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
 

Lee Miller
3 Caps
 
George Mulhall in Aberdeen Colours.
George Mulhall
3 Caps
 
Paddy Buckley in Aberdeen Colours.
Paddy Buckley
3 Caps
 
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935
Matt Armstrong
3 Caps
 
Frank Hill in Aberdeen Colours.
Frank Hill
3 Caps
 
Andy Love in Aberdeen Colours.
Andy Love
3 Caps
 
Archie Glen in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Glen
2 Caps
 
Ernie McGarr in Aberdeen Colours.
Ernie McGarr
2 Caps
 
Dave Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Smith
2 Caps
 
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
2 Caps
 
William Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
William Lennie
2 Caps
 
Gary Mackay-Steven in Aberdeen Colours.
Gary Mackay-Steven
2 Caps
 
Stephen Wright clears his lines for Scotland's U21's as Germany's Mehmet Scholl bears down on him at Pittodrie.
Stephen Wright
2 Caps
 
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
 
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
 
Doug Rougvie proudly shows his Scotland Cap.
Doug Rougvie
1 Cap
 
Benny Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Benny Yorston
1 Cap
 
Archie Baird in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Baird
1 Cap
 
Harry Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Harry Yorston
1 Cap
 
Jim Forrest
Jim Leighton in Aberdeen Colours. Bobby Clark was the only Don to represent Scotland in any of their internationals in 1970, but Aberdeen's sensational Scottish Cup triumph in April of that year ensured the selectors attention. In February, 1971, Jim Forrest became the 22nd Don to win a full international cap when he came on as a substitute for Colin Stein in a European Championship qualifier in Liege.

Forrest was no stranger to the international scene, having been twice capped with Rangers in 1965. But he must have thought his international days were over until he received his recall.

Born in Glasgow in September 1944, Jim Forrest joined Rangers straight from school in 1960 as a schoolboy international of great promise. At Ibrox he developed into the powerfully-built, speedy raider who was equally effective on the right flank or through the middle and during the mid 1960s he became a prolific scorer for the Ibrox side. In late 1965 Forrest was capped by Scotland against Wales and Italy, but in 1967 his career took a nosedive in the wake of the Gers cup humiliation at the hands of Berwick Rangers and he was transferred to Preston North End.

During the summer of 1968 Eddie Turnbull stepped in to take Forrest north to Pittodrie for a bargain fee of 20,000 and Jim quickly showed his old scoring touch had not deserted him. He was an important member of the Don's 1970 Scottish Cup winning side, but it was his move to the right wing at the beginning of the 1970-71 season to accommodate Joe Harper in the middle that brought out the best in the ex-Ranger.

Jim's call-up for the Belgium v Scotland match in February, 1971 was an unhappy experience as the Scots lost 3-0 and suffered severe criticism from the Press. However, he was capped twice more in the summer of 1971, once strangely enough on the left flank against Denmark and then in his more familiar right wing berth against USSR. Alas, Scotland lost both matches 1-0, and manager Bobby Brown under heavy pressure, began looking elsewhere for his salvation. Jim Forrest had played his last game for his country. The end of the 1971-72 season saw Forrest out with an injury and he only recovered his first team spot at Pittodrie for a brief spell at the end of the 1972-73 season following Joe Harper's departure to Everton. During the 1973 close season Jim left Aberdeen and took his talents to Hong Kong Rangers, subsequently spending many years in Hong Kong before his fairly recent return to Scotland.



Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1970-71 14/06/71 Ussr v SCOTLAND Friendly
1970-71 09/06/71 Denmark v SCOTLAND Euro Championship Qualifier
1970-71 03/02/71 Belgium v SCOTLAND Euro Championship Qualifier
1965-66 07/12/65 Italy v SCOTLAND World Cup Qualifier
1965-66 24/11/65 SCOTLAND v Wales British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 5