|Name: MacDonald, John W.|
DoB: 24/12/1861, Inverness
John MacDonald is the first known player to have represented Scotland at both cricket and football, playing cricket against Australia in September 1880 and football against England in a 1-1 draw in 1886 at second Hampden.
Originally from Inverness, MacDonald was a keen sportsman, excelling at tennis and rugby before taking up football when he went to Edinburgh University to study medicine.
He also played 11 times for Queen's Park, including both our English FA Final appearances against Blackburn Rovers.
On completing his medical degrees, he returned to Inverness to work as a GP, and became Chief Medical Officer for Health for both Inverness Burgh and Inverness County Council. He married Elsa Mackintosh, and they had five children.
Macdonald continued to play cricket on his return to Inverness, and also remained involved with football, becoming a Patron of the Highland League in 1932.