Gordon McQueen's size marked him out for some sort of sporting
success from an early age - though at school he started to follow in
his father's footsteps by playing between the sticks. Father Tommy had
played with Leeds' coach Les Cocker at Accrington and had also been
understudy to Tom Younger while at Hibs. But he soon switched to
playing in the outfield where his huge frame gave him an immediate
advantage over most centre forwards. For whatever reason, Liverpool
and Rangers failed to see his talent, but St Mirren did - and they
were soon approached by Don Revie, looking to fill a soon-to-be-vacant
slot currently occupied by the ageing Jack Charlton. At £30,000,
it was to be sound business for Leeds, and McQueen soon established
himself in the side and picked up the first of his 30 full caps for
Scotland. He had been a key part of the 1974 Championship side, and
it was a major shock when he left for Old Trafford along with Joe
Jordan for a then-record fee of nearly half a million pounds.
After a brief spell coaching abroad, McQueen returned to the UK and
managed Airdrie before falling out with the board over financial
matters. More recently, he has been coaching at Middlesbrough, but
the recent arrival of Steve Mclaren resulted in McQueen moving on.
Suzi says: My name is Suzi and my mum & Mr. McQueen dated when they
were in their last years of school.
hi its suzi my mom dated Steve Mcqueen not gord. Sorry
Miss McQueen says: One of my friends told me that My dad was on
ugly footballers.com so i thought i'd search his name on google. This
web page came up first & thought it would be funny to post a
message. I don't think these are very flattering pictures of him.
Stefan Arngrimsson says: I certainly saw Gordon McQueen play and
the game has never seen a better header of a ball. Gordon was my
favorite player and I was supposed to be introduced to him in 1982 at
Akureyri airport in Iceland. Unfortunately the Man Utd. plane's
arrival was delayd and my plane left on time, so I never met him. The
thing was that when Gordon was at St Mirren his girlfriend was Wilson
Humphries' daughter Helen. Ten years later she was my girlfriend.
This is the reason for the planned introduction.