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PersonalFullname: Robert MacFarlane
aka: Rab MacFarlane
Born: 27 July 1876
Signed: 6 May 1901
Debut: Celtic 0-0 Third Lanark, Charity Cup, 9 May 1901
Internationals: ? [which international team played for]
International Caps: ?
International Goals: ?
Biog(From "An Alphabet of the Celts" )
"In his day a great goalkeeper."
Rab MacFarlane was the original self-motivator:
"When the ball is in midfield, he talks to himself, nods, gesticulates, exactly as though he were addressing a public meeting."
Celtic brought him in as cover for McArthur but big Rab had none of wee Dan's suicidal tendencies:
"It's better to lose a goal than a goalie."
He played against Rangers in the Glasgow Cup of October 26th 1901 "below form unless miracle saves required."
In the Scottish Cup Final at Parkhead (26/4/1902), McGeachan of Hibs nutmegged him with a back-heeler for the only goal of the game.
He was sacked at Aberdeen on the absurd suspicion of gifting Celtic a last-minute winner in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Pittodrie (21/3/1908).
Rab ran his own confectionery business in Greenock in the 30's
|APPEARANCES||LEAGUE||SCOTTISH CUP||LEAGUE CUP||EUROPE||TOTAL|
|1899||Bristol St George's|
|December 1900||Grimsby Town|
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