Footballers & Cars: Scottish Special Featuring Souness, Dalglish, Gray, Hansen, Smith & Stein



How 80’s Is That..?!?

Happier times for Rangers as then player-manager Graeme Souness and his assistant Walter Smith are pictured outside Ibrox with their Jaguars freshly delivered from Taggarts garage back in 1987. The pair led the club to tremendous success in the late 1980s and early 1990s, taking advantage of the ban on English clubs in Europe by bringing in the likes of Terry Butcher, Chris Woods and Trevor Steven.

After Souness left to manage Liverpool in 1991 Smith took over as the Rangers boss, and the success continued as The Gers won nine successive league titles, until Celtic finally broke their dominance in 1998 in their Centenary season.

Not sure the current incarnation of the club would be able to get their hands on a pair of Jags at present, not with their credit rating anyhow!




Driving Liverpool Forward

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish plays the role of chauffeur here – at least we hope that explains the hat – opening a Rover SD1 door for his team-mate, the cherub-faced Alan Hansen.

You can tell it was 1979; the shirt collars aren’t too silly yet the flared trousers simply refuse to go away.

No surprise these two look pleased with themselves, both were a key part of Liverpool’s amazing success in the late 1970s and 1980s, winning countless league titles and a few European Cups to boot.




Take A Bow Son!

Here’s a great picture of Wolves striker Andy Gray outside his house with his Panther in 1980. Gray joined Wolves from local rivals Aston Villa for a then British record fee of £1.5m and would later help Everton to a league title in 1985.

Gray also played 20 times for Scotland scoring seven goals, but younger fans will know him best as a TV pundit and commentator for Sky rather than as a player.


A Lions Share

Celtic manager Jock Stein is clearly pleased with his new Ford Zephyr. Here he is pictured picking it up from a garage on Glasgow’s Cumbernauld Road in 1967 –  just two days before Stein led his side to European Cup glory in Lisbon with a 2-1 win over Inter Milan, meaning they became the first British club to lift the famous trophy.


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