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Peter McNeil

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Full namePeter McNeil
Place of birthRhu, Scotland
Place of deathHawkhead, Scotland
Playing positionMidfielder

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Peter McNeil (1854 30 March 1901) was a Scottish footballer and along with brother Moses, one of the founding members of Rangers Football Club. He made seven Scottish Cup appearances for the club.

He played in Rangers first ever match in May 1872 against now defunct Glasgow team Callendar on Fleshers Haugh, Glasgow Green.

After finishing playing football he continued as match secretary and was hugely influential in the fledgeling years of the Club. McNeil died in 1901 at the Hawkhead Asylum near Paisley aged 47. He was certified insane and had been sectioned. The pressures from finiancial problems had taken its toll on his mental and physical health.

On 22 February 2010, Peter McNeil was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame.

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