Born: Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland, March 13, 1906. Died: Welwyn Garden City, England, September 20, 1977.

Wing Half.

Made his name in British soccer after his spell in the United States with Bethlehem Steel. One of the greatest wing halves in the game in the 1930's, Massie had played for Partick Thistle, Ayr United and Bury before moving to Pennsylvania.

Once across the Atlantic he quickly found himself in the middle of the dispute be tween the ASL and the United States Football Association at the beginning of the 1928-29 season. His appearances in the ASL before Bethlehem Steel were suspended from the ASL and played in the Eastern Soccer League totalled just seven. He completed that season with the Steelers and then layed the 1929-30 season in the short lived Atlantic Coast League. On his return to Britain, Massie, who could play equally well at inside forward, first made his name with Hearts of the Scottish League and then with the famous Aston Villa club of the Football League. He played 18 times for Scotland between 1932 and 1938.

Source: Colin Jose, Historian, National Soccer Hall of Fame

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