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Eddie Mac Eddie Mac: Life and times at Chelsea under Eddie McCreadie

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Nevertheless, McCreadie re-built the side – taking the captaincy from John Hollins and giving it to 18-year-old Ray Wilkins in the process – and with no money to spend, put together a team of youth players and veterans from the club's heyday. He played in Scotland's famous 3–2 win over world champions England at Wembley in 1967, after which the Scots declared themselves the new world champions. Edward Graham McCreadie (born 15 April 1940) is a Scottish former footballer who played at left-back, mainly for Chelsea.

McCreadie started his footballing career with amateur Scottish side Drumchapel before moving to Clydebank Juniors and then East Stirlingshire. Mears then relented and offered him the car but with his sense of pride he did not come back to the club as he had already made his mind up.He had attended an East Stirling match to watch another player named Gourlay, but "this left-back – I thought, "why the hell are you playing here? After a string of high-league placings and near misses in the cups (including defeat in the 1967 FA Cup final) but no more silverware, McCreadie won the FA Cup with Chelsea in 1970, where a move involving him won the throw-in which created David Webb's winner in the replayed final against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

Alongside the date of the transfer, the clubs involved and the transfer fee, it also displays the market value of the player at the time of the transfer. He was also a Scotland international, winning 23 caps between 1965 and 1969 after making his debut against England. Chelsea were promoted to the First Division later in 1962 and McCreadie became a fixture in the Chelsea defence for the next decade. McCreadie left for the North American Soccer League in the late 1970s and was appointed manager of the Memphis Rogues, with whom he played one game in 1979, [5] and later the indoor Cleveland Force before finally retiring from football in 1985.The side won the Cup Winners' Cup the following season, but McCreadie missed the final in Athens through injury.

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