His name was Jimmy Lundie, and the fact that he ended up as a labourer in Grimsby docks takes away nothing from his achievements as a footballer.
He came to the capital from Ayrshire in 1883, one of several Lugar Boswell players who transformed the fortunes of the Edinburgh club. In 1886, Lundie was the first Hibs player (along with James McGhee) to be capped by Scotland. He strolled through a 4-1 win over Wales at Hampden Park, but unfortunately headed an own goal towards the end. According to the Edinburgh Evening News he otherwise played a capital game at right back.
It was his only international honour, but the following season he won a Scottish Cup medal as Hibs beat Dumbarton 2-1, the first time the cup came east. And to top that in August 1887, Hibs declared themselves 'Champions of the World' by beating Preston North End - even though it was really just a marketing ploy as Preston were not the English cup-holders that year.
At that stage, like so many Scots players, Lundie was tempted by turning professional and joined Grimsby Town. It was not quite the football backwater that it sounds, as the club invested heavily in new players and reached the last 16 of the FA Cup in 1889, where he played again against Preston. Grimsby then became founder members of the Football League Second Division, and Lundie continued in the team until his retiral in 1894.
He settled permanently in Grimsby, and remained there for the rest of his life, working for a fish merchant, and getting married in 1902. He died in Grimsby on 16 August 1942 and is buried in Scartho Road Cemetery.
An early history of Grimsby Town paid him fulsome praise: 'It is exceedingly doubtful when he was at his best whether there was another back in the country to equal him. Cool, gentlemanly on the field to a degree, he scored to take advantage of a foe, and never during his career with the Fisheries was he known to give a foul.'
One curious thing about Lundie is that his family changed his name when he was a young man, which made tracing his birth details quite a challenge. Although most records quote a birth date in 1857, he was actually born as James Lynden in Kilwinning on 3 September 1861, and retained that surname until shortly before his move to Hibs. His brother John, born 20 March 1865 and briefly a Hibs player, was also born as Lynden.