The figurehead of the ‘Scotland’s Dream Team’ series by Mark I’Anson, Dave Mackay appears in the maroon jersey of Hearts Football Club, where he played from 1953 to 1959. As a member of the Tynecastle club’s golden generation he won the Scottish Cup in 1956, the Championship in 1958, and two League Cups. In 1959 he moved to Tottenham Hotspurs, where his numerous successes included three cup medals, the last one as captain of the side. Despite being only 5 ft 8in tall, his awesome physical presence and fierce tackle made Mackay one of the toughest half-backs of his day. After his retirement from the game he had a successful career as manager of several clubs, including Swindon, Derby and Birmingham, and the national teams of Kuwait and Egypt.