Hugh Allan MBE (Physio)

The fifth inductee at Killie's 2014 Hall of Fame Dinner, was long serving Kilmarnock and Scotland physio, Hugh Allan MBE.

The term “long serving” could have been coined for Hugh Allan, who gave sterling service to both Kilmarnock Football Club and the Scottish international side, as a trainer/physio.

After playing with Dunipace, Hugh became a trainer at Kilsyth Rangers in 1963, before moving to Stirling Albion three years later. The promotion of trainer Walter McCrae to the manager’s post at Rugby Park in 1968 meant that Kilmarnock FC had a vacancy to fill, and Hugh was brought to the club for a tenure which was to last until 2002. During that period he witnessed the ups and downs of a provincial football club, the relegations and promotions, good days and bad days, but culminating in the 1997 Scottish Cup win, all the while keeping the club’s players are ready for action in what must have been well over 1500 first team matches.

His Kilmarnock duties aside, he also forged a great reputation as a trainer/physio with the Scottish International side. Brought in by Willie Ormond in 1973,

Hugh went on to see action at no fewer than six World Cup’s and two European Championships, under six Scotland managers. In all he apparently was on Scotland duty for around 270 internationals,

 

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