Keith MacRae



Keith MacRaeKeith MacRae was probably the most versatile ever to play for Motherwell. He was a goalkeeper and yet, in his short time at Fir Park, he actually played in every outfield position until Ian St John sold him to Manchester City in 1974 for a sizeable fee of ยฃ100,000. Signed from Lanark Grammer School, he had already been capped by the Scottish Professional Youth Team and would soon add Scotland under-23 and league caps to his collection.

Keith went on to make 119 league appearances for the Steelmen, not all of them being confined to goalkeeping duties. When at Motherwell, Keith coincided with another great goalkeeper in ‘The Girvan Lighthouse’, Peter McCloy. MacRae also scored a goal for Motherwell. His performances were so good that he quickly attracted interest from other clubs and thus he eventually joined Manchester City, who were then the pride of the city. Motherwell received a six figure sum. Later in his career, Keith moved to America following a brief stint at Leeds United.

Name:
Keith MacRae
Height:
5′ 11″
Weight:
11st
Date of Birth:
5th February 1951
Place of Birth:
Carnwath
Position:
Goalkeeper
Nationality:
Scottish

Football Career:

Motherwell 1967 1974
Manchester City 1974 1980
Portland Timbers 1980

Well Career:

Apps Goals
League:
124 (2) 1
Scottish Cup:
9 0
League Cup:
20 (1) 1
Other:
14 0
Total:
167 (3) 2