John Higgins, Scottish footballer, Died at 87

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John Wilson Higgins was born on January 27, 1930, in Kilmarnock and died in June 2017.

He was a Scottish professional footballer.

Higgins played as a defender.

He started his football career with Edinburgh club Hibernian.

Higgins played for Hibs in the 1955ā€“56 European Cup, as part of the first British club to enter European competition.

He then played for St Mirren for two seasons between 1957 and 1959.

John was part of the St Mirren squad when they won the 1958ā€“59 Scottish Cup, but he missed the final after contracting a viral infection.

He then played in the Football League for Swindon Town between 1959 and 1961.

He died after battling Alzheimer’s disease.