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Colin Stein
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Full name Colin Stein
Date of birth 10 May 1947 (1947-05-10) (age 62)
Place of birth    Linlithgow, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Coventry City
Kilmarnock (loan)
074 (41)
112 (60)
083 (22)
016 0(4)
024 0(8)   
National team
1968–1973 Scotland 021 0(9)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Colin Stein (born 10 May 1947, in Linlithgow) is a former Scottish football player.

Stein began his career with Armadale Thistle, and went on to play for Hibernian, Rangers and the Scottish national team during the 1960s and 1970s. He also had a spell in England with Coventry City. He is the last player to score a hat-trick while representing Scotland at international level. He won a total of 21 caps at international level, scoring nine goals.

He played an important part in Rangers winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1972, scoring the opening goal in the final.[1] Rangers beat Stade Rennais, Sporting CP, Torino, Bayern Munich and Dinamo Moscow to win the competition.[1]

On 2 January 1971, during an Old Firm match at Ibrox, Stein scored an equaliser in stoppage time to salvage a draw for Rangers after Celtic had taken the lead in the 89th minute. Minutes later after full time, barriers on Stairway 13 at Ibrox gave way, causing a chain-reaction pileup of spectators that killed 66 and injured over 200 in what would be remembered as the second Ibrox disaster. Initial reports speculated that Rangers supporters who had left the ground turned back upon hearing the crowd roar at Stein's goal, leading to the disaster.[2] The official inquiry into the tragedy conclusively proved that all the spectators were moving in the same direction at the time of the collapse, however.[2]

International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 December 1968 Lefkosia, Nicosia  Cyprus 5–0 5–0 WCQG7
2 3 May 1969 The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham  Wales 2–0 5–3 BHC
3 6 May 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Northern Ireland 1–1 1–1 BHC
4 10 May 1969 Wembley Stadium, London  England 1–2 1–4 BHC
5 17 May 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Cyprus 3–0 8–0 WCQG7
6 17 May 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Cyprus 4–0 8–0 WCQG7
7 17 May 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Cyprus 5–0 8–0 WCQG7
8 17 May 1969 Hampden Park, Glasgow  Cyprus 6–0 8–0 WCQG7
9 21 September 1969 Dalymount Park, Dublin  Republic of Ireland 1–0 1–1 Friendly




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