Thursday, 2 May 2013
Livingstone 'Livvy' Rae is another of those stalwarts of football in the town. He played for the three clubs in Falkirk immediate area [Falkirk, Falkirk Amateurs & East Stirlingshire]
From a well known family in Larbert [to this day you will find several Livingstone Raes in Larbert Parrish Church Graveyard.
This Livingstone is buried in Falkirk Cemetery [many people call the cemetery that I call Falkirk Cemetery, Camelon Cemetery. Though Falkirk Cemetery is completely within Camelon, and there is no municipal cemetery in Falkirk, the official name of the municipal cemetery in Camelon is Falkirk Cemetery].
An amateur throughout his career, Livvy did not play as often as others as it seems he was a School teacher in the real world [records of school teachers in the district escape me].
He played in the period coming up to joining the League, and should be appreciated as one of the [many] people who caused it to happen.
b 28th April 1877, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
d 14th December 1953, Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Debut – Saturday March 9th 1895 v Paisley Academicals (H) Friendly
Positions – Left-Half, Left-Back, Right-Back
Club Honours – Central Combination W 1899/00
Scottish Cup Matches /Goals [1/-]
Scottish Qualifying Cup Matches /Goals [5/-]
Minor League Matches/Goals [43/3]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [5/1]
Other Matches/Goals [19/-]
Total Matches/Goals [73/4]
Known Career – Falkirk [1894/95-1895/96], East Stirlingshire [1896/97-1897/98], Falkirk [1897/98-1900/01]