Peter McNeil (footballer)
|Date of birth||1854|
|Place of birth||Rhu, Scotland|
|Date of death||30 March 1901 (aged 47)|
|Place of death||Hawkhead, Scotland|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was born at Belmore House in Rhu in Dunbartonshire, the son of John McNeil and his wife, Jane Loudon Bain. His father was the gardener at Belmore House. Around 1870 the family moved to 17 Cleveland Street in Anderston.
Peter was apprenticed as a clerk in Anderston around 1871.
After finishing playing football, he continued as match secretary and was hugely influential in the fledgling years of the Club. McNeil died in 1901 at the Hawkhead Asylum near Paisley aged 47. He was certified insane and had been sectioned. The pressures from financial problems had taken its toll on his mental and physical health.
He is buried in Craigton Cemetery in southwest Glasgow.
On 22 February 2010, Peter McNeil was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame.