Dead, Samuel “Sammy” Richmond Cox born on the 13th of April 1924 and died on the second of August 2015 was a Scottish footballer, who played for Queen’s Park, Third Lanark, Dundee, Rangers, East Fife, Scotland and the Scottish League XI.
Cox was born in Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland. Cox initially played for Queen’s Park, Third Lanark and Dundee during World War II. He joined Rangers in 1946 and played in the Scottish Football League when it recommenced play after the war.
Cox, a defender, made his league debut for Rangers in a 4-2 win over Motherwell at the start of the 1946-47 season.
He made a total of 13 league appearances in his first season, including a 4-1 win over Hamilton Academical in the last match, as Rangers beat Hibernian to clinch the League title. In the following season, 1947-48, Cox was an ever present as Rangers finished second to Hibs in the league, and won the Scottish Cup after a 1-0 win over Greenock Morton. Cox also netted his first Rangers goal during the season, scoring in a 2-1 win over Clyde at Ibrox. Cox also gained his first international cap, on 23 May 1948 in a 3-0 loss to France.
In season 1948-49, Rangers became the first club in Scottish football history to win the Treble, and Cox played an important role, playing in 43 of Rangers’ 44 matches.
Rangers retained the League title in season 1949-1950, and Cox was once again an ever present as Rangers edged out Hibernian by one point. Rangers also retained the Scottish Cup, beating East Fife 3-0 at Hampden.
1950-51 was a disappointment for Rangers as they failed to register a trophy for the first time in five seasons. More disappointment followed as they were once again left trophyless in 1951-52, however Cox continued to be an important member of both the Rangers and Scotland teams. In season 1952-53, Rangers returned to domestic success as they won the League and Cup double with Cox featuring in 37 of the 48 matches. Cox missed out, however, on the Scottish Cup final win over Aberdeen.