Bert McCann

Bert McCannBert signed in 1956 from Queen’s Park. Prior to playing with them, he was a Dundee United player. Indeed, he was in the United side that lost 12-1 to the ‘Well at Fir Park in Motherwell’s record victory and United’s record defeat. He was to stay with the Steelmen until 1965 and he played in 246 league games. He scored 21 goals in that time. He was a clever player and he must go down as one the all-time greats at Fir Park and the half back line of Aitken, Martis and McCann was one of the best in the club’s history. However, there are those who say that Bert’s career was effectively ended by a crude tackle in a Scottish Cup semi-final game against Rangers. The Motherwell doctor at that time said that it was the worst injury, he had ever seen, inflicted by studs, which had gone right across Bert’s thigh muscle. Throughout his career, Bert had won five Scotland caps and brought his playing career to an end with a stint at Hamilton Academical.

Robert Johnston McCann
5′ 9″
10st 7lbs
Date of Birth:
15th October 1932
Place of Birth:
Left Half/Inside Forward

Football Career:

Dundee United 1953 1954
Queen’s Park 1954 1956
Motherwell 1956 1965
Hamilton Accies 1965 1966

Well Career:

Apps Goals
247 22
Scottish Cup:
28 1
League Cup:
53 4
3 0
331 27