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
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.