Johnny Little, Canadian-born Scottish footballer, Died at 86


Robert John Little was born on July 7, 1930, and died on January 18, 2017.

He was known as John Little or Johnny Little.

He was a Scottish football defender who played for Queen’s Park, Rangers, Morton and the Scotland national team.

He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but grew up in Scotland in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.

John started his career with Queen’s Park, making 55 league appearances.

Little joined Rangers in 1951, and he made a total of 275 appearances, scoring once.

John’s only ever goal for the club came in a 1–1 draw with Hamilton Academical in March 1954.

In his time at Ibrox, Little won four League championships and two Scottish Cups.

Johnny Little left Rangers at the end of the 1961-62 season, moving to Morton, where he finished his career.

He won one cap for the Scotland national team, against Sweden in 1953.

He also played for the Scottish League XI twice.

Johnny Little passed away at 86 years old.