Colin MacDonald Jackson
(born 8 October 1946 in London
) is a former Scottish footballer
who played predominantly for Rangers
and the Scotland national team
Jackson, a defender
, initially joined Rangers straight from Ruthrieston School in 1962. He had a spell with Aberdeen
side Sunnybank Athletic before rejoining the Light Blues
in 1963. He made a total of 506 appearances for Rangers between 1963 and 1982 and during his time at Ibrox
won 3 League championships, 3 Scottish Cups
and 5 League Cup
. Perhaps the biggest disappointment during his career came in 1972 when he missed out on Rangers' 3-2 European Cup Winners' Cup
final win against Moscow Dynamo
having failed a fitness test prior to the game.
Jackson holds the unique distinction of being a Rangers player who scored a title-winning goal...for Celtic. On May 21, 1979 Jackson scored an own goal, Celtic's third in a 4-2 win over Rangers which secured the Scottish Premier League title for the Parkhead side.
Jackson was also recognised internationally, firstly in the Scottish Football League
and Scotland Under-23 sides then the full international side. He won a total of 8 caps
between 1975 and 1976, scoring one goal.
After leaving Rangers Jackson spent a month with Morton
then the rest of the 1982-83 season
with Partick Thistle
. He retired in the summer of 1983 and became a partner in an East Kilbride