6 August 2007

Bob ‘Whitey’ McDonald

Name: Robert Logan McDonald
Born: 11 August 1902, Omagh
Died: 7 Jun 1956, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire (Scotland)
Height: 5.08½ ft
Weight: 11.04 st
Position: Half-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1930-1931).
Club Honours: (with Bethlehem Steel) American Soccer League 1926/27; US National Challenge Cup Winner 1925/26; (with Rangers) Scottish League Champion 1932/33, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1936/37; Scottish Cup Winner 1929/30, 1933/34, 1934/35.
Awards: Canada Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee 2000.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Hamilton Thistle
-
-
-
-
-
-
Toronto Ulster United
-
-
-
(Canadian National Soccer League)
Bethlehem Steel
24/25-27/28
-
-
119/5
(American Soccer League)
Rangers
28/29-37/38
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-
184/1
24/0
29/0
TOTALS
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£-
303/6
24/0
29/0

Biography:
Most famous as left-back in numerous Rangers successes of the 1930s, Whitey McDonald won both his caps at right-half, a role in which he initially came to the fore during his days in North American 'soccer'.

Noted for the amazing lengths of his throws!

More to follow.

Bethlehem Steel Biography
Contemporary News Reports 1 - 2

Ireland Cap Details:
22-02-1930 Scotland A L 1-3 BC
17-10-1931 England. H L 2-6 BC

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

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