Celtic full back Kieran Tierney captained Scotland earlier this evening against the Netherlands, making the 20 year the fifth youngest ever Scottish international skipper and the youngest since Darren Fletcher, who was 20 years and 5 months when he took the armband in 2004 (Tierney is 20 years and six months). It’s been a great recent period for Tierney, who has also captained Celtic at club level. John Lambie and Donald Gow both did in the late 1800’s.
List of youngest Scottish captains
John Lambie, 17 years and 3 months – 1886 vs Ireland
John Lambie, 18 years and 2 months – 1887 vs Ireland
Donald Gow, 20 years and 1 month – 1888 vs England
Darren Fletcher, 20 years and 3 months – 2004 vs Estonia
Kieran Tierney, 20 years and 5 months – 2017 vs Netherlands
Walter Arnott, 20 years and 8 months – 1884 vs Ireland
A crowd of 17,883 was in attendance at the Pittodrie for Tierney’s first game as Scotland international captain. Holland, who have failed to make it to the 2018 World Cup, won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Memphis Depay.