Ronald "Ronnie" McKinnon (born 20 August 1940, in Glasgow) is a former Scottish professional footballer who played for Rangers and the Scotland national team.
MacKinnon, a defender, made his Rangers debut against Hearts on 8 March 1961 in a 3–0 win at Ibrox. He went on to make 473 appearances for Rangers between 1961 and 1972, winning two League championships, four Scottish Cups, three League Cups and a Cup Winners' Cup.
He also won a total of 28 caps for Scotland, making his debut in the famous 1-0 win over Italy at Hampden Park in 1965, in which Rangers team mate John Greig had scored a late winner. He also played in the famous 3–2 win over England at Wembley in 1967. His only goal for Scotland came in a 3–2 win over Wales, also in 1967. McKinnon also represented the Scottish League XI.
His final Rangers appearance was in the 1972 Cup Winners' Cup second round match against Sporting CP where he suffered a broken leg. Rangers went on to win the Cup Winners' Cup that season.
After leaving Rangers in 1973, MacKinnon moved to South Africa, where he played local football for a season.
MacKinnon's twin brother Donald was also a professional footballer, spending 14 seasons with Partick Thistle as a centre-half. He was also one of the coaches for the Scotland national team for many years.Close