Alec McNair

Celtic hero Alec McNair was born in Bo'ness on 26 December 1883. Died 18 November 1951, aged 67

In May 1904, McNair signed for Celtic. McNair initially played in a variety of positions, but when right-back Donnie McLeod left in 1908, McNair made that position his own. He was an integral part of the Celtic side that won six successive league championships from 1904-05 to 1909-10. McNair had exceptional positional sense and ability to anticipate his opponents moves. He was a precise tackler and had confidence in his ability to dribble the ball out of his own penalty area rather than rashly boot it forward. McNair was a calm and composed personality, and his demeanour earned him the nickname ‘The Icicle’. Willie Maley, the Celtic manager, described McNair as “The coolest, most intelligent player I have sever seen.”

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The Celt · Jun 27

E.AMacBride’s War Diaries [Aug 1915- May 1916]

The Celt · Jun 26

E.A.MacBride’s War Diaries [Aug 1914-June 1915]

The Celt · Jun 25

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1913-June 1914]

The Celt · Jun 16

Eugene MacBride’s Celtic Diaries [Aug 1905-June 1906]

The Celtic Star · Apr 22

The Icicle – Celtic and Maley owed a great deal to “Eck” McNair

ACSOM · Dec 19, 2019

The 500 Club with A Celtic State of Mind – Martin Donaldson’s Tribute to Celtic’s Icicle, Alec McNair

The Shamrock · Jun 17, 2019

Will quinn – medicine man

The Celtic Star · Dec 26, 2018

Jim Craig – Boxing Day Birthday Bhoys Alec McNair and Steve Chalmers

Jim Craig CSC · Dec 24, 2012

If You Know The History: 26th December 1994 Aberdeen 0 Celtic 0

Jim Craig CSC · Sep 10, 2012

If You Know The History: 10th September: Alec McNair debut

TalkCeltic · Nov 15, 2011

And They Gave Us... The ‘Icicle’man Stay’eth

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