Scottish football stars arrive in Elgin as former Celtic and West Ham United star Frank McAvennie and Aberdeen legend Stewart McAvennie headline a fundraising event for the welfare club Elgin Albion

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WELFARE Elgin Albion football club have attracted two of Scotland’s former football stars to a fundraising event.

Frank McAvennie played for an Old Firm Legends side against Elgin Albion in Burghead for the past few years.

Former Celtic, West Ham and Scotland striker Frank McAvennie will be joined by Aberdeen and Scotland legend Stewart McKimmie for a Q&A at the Elgin City Social Club.

The event takes place on Saturday, February 26.

McAvennie (61) scored on his Scotland debut against Australia in 1985 to help his country qualify for the World Cup, where he played in Mexico in 1986.

His senior career began at St Mirren and he was lured to London by West Ham United before joining Celtic in 1987.

In his first season at Celtic Park, he won a league and cup double, scoring both goals in a 2–1 Scottish Cup final success against Dundee United.

McKimmie (59) began his career in Dundee but it was in Aberdeen that he had great success.

Signed by Alex Ferguson right after the Dons’ famous European Cup Winners’ Cup triumph over Real Madrid, the full-back won the European Super Cup in his debut season.

He went on to play 561 games for the Pittodrie side, winning two titles as well as three Scottish Cups and three League Cups, commanding Aberdeen for their last triumph in 1995.

McKimmie was not renowned for his goalscoring skills, but he scored the winning goal for Scotland against World Cup holders Argentina at Hampden in 1990.

Elgin Albion plays in the Forres and Nairn welfare league.


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