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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
 
Benny Yorston
Jim Leighton in Aberdeen Colours. Frank Hill's last appearance in the Dark Blue of Scotland saw another first in the club's international record book, when team mate Benny Yorston made his full debut and marked the first occasion that two "Black and Golds" had lined up in the same Scotland side.

Benny Yorston was a local lad from Nigg, who joined the Pittodrie office staff as a lad while playing his football with Mugiemoss Juniors. Manager Jimmy Philip gave the promising office lad a few outings in the 3rd team but after a spell with junior side Richmond, he finally turned senior with Montrose. Pat Travers took Benny to Pittodrie in March 1927 and almost immediately he made his mark as an accomplished goal scorer during the club's summer tour of South Africa a couple of months later.

In his first season he grabbed 17 goals in 28 League outings and the following year he improved on that with 32 goals in 35 League and Cup appearances. His best season was undoubtedly 1929-30 when the Dons mounted a concerted bid for the title itself and Benny weighed in with an incredible 38 goals in 38 League games and beat the goal a game mark with 8 goals in 4 Scottish Cup ties. His 38 League goals in one season is still a club record.

Standing only 5ft 5in Yorston was a masterful leader of the line who could score with either foot, from any angle and despite his stature was capable of out-jumping the most accomplished of centre-halves. With Scotland looking for a replacement for ageing legend Hugie Gallacher, Benny seemed to hit the scoring headlines at just the right time. However, he failed to score in his first Scotland outing and Benny was replaced by another hopeful, Celtic's Jimmy McGrory. In November 1931, along with fellow international, Frank Hill and three team mates, Benny was implicated in the Pittodrie betting scandal that has become known as the "Great Mystery" and his "Black and Gold" days were over. In January 1932 he joined Sunderland for 2,000 where he enjoyed two fruitful seasons before moving to Middlesbrough. The 2nd World War effectively ended Benny's flagging career in 1939.



Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1930-31 21/02/31 Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 1