Frank McLintock

Frank McLintock

Frank was born and grew up in Glasgow. Frank left his town to join Leicester City FC as a part timer on his 17th birthday in 1956. He remained a ‘part time’ player until after 1963 and by then he had played in two FA Cup Finals in 1961 and 1963. One of his teammates at Leicester was Gordon Banks.


Frank moved to Arsenal in 1964 for what was then the record British transfer fee of £80,000. He was voted Supporters’ Player of the Year in 1969. He remained captain of Arsenal throughout their most successful post war years when Arsenal won the International Cities Fairs Cup in 1970 and went on to the great season of 1971 when they won ‘The Double’, The League and The Cup.

1971 was a special year for Frank as on top of the team’s success, the Sports Writers voted him ‘Footballer of the Year’ and he was awarded an MBE.

Frank transferred to QPR in 1974 and played for that team in 2 semi-finals, 1976 and 1977. He went on to manage Brentford FC in 1980 and then on to be Assistant Manager at Millwall from 1984-87. While at Millwall the club was promoted to the premier League for the first time in its history. He then left football to set up his own business. 

As well as his commitment to every club he was with, Frank notched up 2 under 23 Caps and 9 full Caps for Scotland, captaining his country on one occasion.

Since then he has become well known as the football expert alongside Jonathon Pearce in the Capital Gold commentary box. Having also commentated and linked programmes for ITV and BBC TV Radio, he is now linking and commentating on Sky TV and pursuing a highly successful career as an after dinner speaker.

His knowledge of the game and the experiences he has been through over the years, plus his definite views on the game today, make entertaining and interesting listening. Frank also enjoys doing a “Question & Answer” session with ex England player Alan Mullery. 

Away from football and family, Frank’s great relaxation and love is golf. He plays at his local club and in Celebrity and Corporate days around the country.