Ally Dick

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Ally Dick
Personal information
Full name Alistair John Dick
Date of birth (1965-04-25) 25 April 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 17 (2)
1986–1988 AFC Ajax 11 (1)
1992–1993 Heidelberg United 10 (4)
1995–1996 Seven Stars (?)
1996–1997 Alloa Athletic 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alistair John "Ally" Dick (25 April 1965, Stirling, Scotland) played in the position of midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and AFC Ajax Amsterdam He represented Scotland at schools and youth level.[1]

Football career[edit]

Ally Dick joined Spurs as an apprentice in May 1982. He made a total of 25 appearances and scored twice in all competitions between 1982–1986. He had the distinction of being the youngest first team club player in Spurs history at the time, at the age of 16 years, 301 days when he made his debut at White Hart Lane against Manchester City,[2] on 20 February 1982.[3] A record since broken by John Bostock.[4] One of the highlights of Dick's Tottenham career was an appearance as substitute in the 2nd leg of the 1984 UEFA Cup Final at White Hart Lane. Johan Cruijff signed Dick for AFC Ajax in 1986. He was badly injured in a UEFA Cup Winners's Cup tie against Olympiacos FC. Dick featured again in the following seasons European campaign and went on to play in the 1st leg of the 1987 European Super Cup Final.[5] Dick went on to play in Australia and later South Africa before injury ended his career at Scottish club Alloa Athletic in 1997.[6]


Scotland Youth

Tottenham Hotspur F.C

AFC Ajax

After football[edit]

Dick worked for Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail & Mail on Sunday).[7] He also holds a UEFA B coaching license. In 2011, Dick was appointed as one of the head coaches in Stirling Albion's youth academy.[8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hugman, B, J, (Ed)The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005 (2005), pg. 169; ISBN 1-85291-665-6
  2. ^ Ally Dick Spurs debut Retrieved 30 July 2010
  3. ^ Tottenham Hotspur Article Re: John Bostock & Ally Dick? Retrieved November 7, 2008
  4. ^ Breton, Mike (7 November 2008). "Ally who? Bostock replaces Ally Dick to become youngest ever Spurs player but who was he?". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  5. ^ 1987 European Super Cup Final
  6. ^ Neil Brown-Alloa Athletic Retrieved 8 April 2013
  7. ^ "Where are they now?" Retrieved 13 September 2008
  8. ^ News report Retrieved 29 September 2011