Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlinBrian McLaughlin joined Celtic from school’s football, becoming a full time professional in 1971. After 14 successive appearances for the bhoys, he was badly injured against Clyde when he was subject to a robust challenge from future ‘Well defender Willie McVie. He was lost to the game for two years. The cruciate ligament injury he picked up was a massive blow. He fought back but seemed to be a different player. He was released and joined Ayr United in November 1977. Brian played two years with Ayr and he was a great addition to their squad. He picked up the players’ First Division player of the year award in 1979.

Motherwell splashed out £100,000 for his services. His midfield skills made him an instant hit with the Fir Park faithful. All of a sudden, the Steelmen became a free scoring machine, with Brian being the star man, Motherwell were promoted to the Premier League in 1982 and Brian was voted players’ First Division player of the year for a second time. When Jock Wallace was became manager, Brian was immediately transferred to Hamilton Accies for only £25,000 in 1983. This was a huge mistake and Hamilton immediately became an attractive side.

Brian McLaughlin
Date of Birth:
7th October 1954
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

Celtic 1971 1978
Ayr United 1978 1979
Motherwell 1979 1983
Hamilton Accies 1983 1984
Falkirk 1984 1985
West Adelaide 1985 1986
Ayr United 1986 1987

Well Career:

Apps Goals
108 (6) 37
Scottish Cup:
6 1
League Cup:
9 4
0 0
123 (6) 42