Jock Shaw

John Shaw (29 November 1912 – 13 June 2000) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a defender, most famous for his time at Rangers, where he was captain between 1938 and 1950.

Jock Shaw
Personal information
Full name John Shaw
Date of birth (1912-11-29)29 November 1912
Place of birth Annathill, Scotland
Date of death 13 June 2000(2000-06-13) (aged 87)
Place of death Glenboig, Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1938 Airdrieonians 174 (5)
1938–1953 Rangers 169 (1)
Total 343 (6)
National team
1936–1947 Scottish League XI[1] 2 (0)
1941–1946[2] Scotland (wartime) 6 (0)
1946–1947 Scotland 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Rangers signed Shaw, known as 'Tiger' for his tough, physical style of play,[3] from Airdrieonians for £2,000 in July 1938.[4] He went on make over 600 appearances for the Ibrox club, winning four Scottish league championships, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups. Shaw holds the distinction of being the captain of the first Scottish club to lift "the treble" of League, League Cup and Scottish Cup. After retirement in 1953 he remained associated with the club as third-team trainer and later groundsman.

Shaw was capped six times by Scotland. His brother Davie was also a Scottish international, who played for Hibernian and Aberdeen.[3]

Later life

Shaw lived for the majority of his life close to his Annathill birthplace, in the larger village of Glenboig; he died there on 13 June 2000.

See also


  1. (SFL player) Jock Shaw, London Hearts Supporters Club
  2. (Scotland player including unofficial matches) Jock Shaw, London Hearts Supporters Club
  3. Jock And Davie Shaw: How Two Brothers Became Scottish Football Icons, World Football Index, 29 April 2020
  4. John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)