James Gossland

James Gossland

Football player infobox
playername = James Gossland
dateofbirth = 6 September 1860
cityofbirth = Glasgow
countryofbirth = Scotland
dateofdeath = ?
position = Forward
years = 18??-18??
clubs = Dennistoun
Alexandra Athletic
caps(goals) = ? (?)
? (?)
15 (8)
nationalyears = 1884
nationalteam = Scotland
nationalcaps(goals) = 1 (2)

James Gossland (born 6 September 1860 in Glasgow) was a Scottish footballer who played for "Dennistoun FC", "Alexandra Athletic FC", Rangers and the Scotland national team.

After spells at Dennistoun and Alexandra Athletic, the latter for whom he also served as general secretary, he joined Rangers in 1882. During his time at Rangers, he won his only cap for Scotland, and scored twice in 5-0 win over Ireland on 26 January 1884. In 1895, he was appointed as Rangers' match secretary and continued to feature intermittently in the first team until 1889. He had the honour of being the first person to score in the British Home Championship.

External links

* [http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/player_details.cfm?playerid=112958 Profile at Scottish FA website]

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