Best XI: Scottish footballers in England - featuring Tottenham and Leeds legends

Scotland Football

Leeds, Liverpool, Tottenham, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United have all been graced by Scottish legends.

Graeme Souness turns 62 today, and to celebrate the Scottish legend, we take a look at the best XI Scots to ever play in England.

Despite never having much joy on the international stage, Souness was a key figure during the Tartan Army’s heyday of the 1970’s and ’80’s. A tough tackling midfielder who won every available trophy with Liverpool, Souness is rightfully lauded as one of Scotland’s greats.

Celtic and Rangers may have had their fair share of players who won international praise, but the best of the best moved over to England to test themselves further, and it is no surprise that the best XI of English-based Scots is a team who could take on any opponent.

Souness won 54 caps for his country, and, whilst maybe not the most technical or talented footballer, he is certainly one of the true greats of Scotland.

He takes a place in the midfield of out England-based Scottish XI, alongside such luminaries as legends from Leeds United, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur.

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GK - Jim Leighton - Manchester United

RB - Steve Nicol - Liverpool 

CB - Gordon McQueen - Leeds United

CB - Alan Hansen - Liverpool

LB - Dave Mackay - Tottenham Hotspur 

RM - Gordon Strachan - Manchester United

CM - Graeme Souness - Liverpool 

CM - Billy Bremner - Leeds United

LM - John Robertson - Nottingham Forest

ST - Kenny Dalglish - Liverpool

ST - Denis Law - Manchester United

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