Doug Blair (footballer)

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Doug Blair
Personal information
Full name Douglas Blair
Date of birth (1921-06-26)26 June 1921
Place of birth Ecclesfield, Sheffield, England
Date of death July 1998
Place of death Wiltshire, England
Playing position Inside-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1947 Blackpool 0 (0)
1947–1954 Cardiff City 204 (30)
1954–1957 Hereford United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Douglas "Doug" Blair (26 June 1921 - July 1998)[1] is an English former professional footballer. He is the son of former Scottish international Jimmy Blair, Sr. and brother of Jimmy Blair, Jr.

Career[edit]

Born in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, Blair started out at Blackpool but failed to break into the first team and left to join Cardiff City, where his father Jimmy had played during the 1920s, in 1947. He became a vital part of the Bluebirds side in the following years and helped them to promotion during the 1951-52 season. Blair scored thirty goals during his career at Cardiff, all scored in league competition. He left Ninian Park in 1954 to sign for Hereford United where he finished his career. He made 113 appearances for Hereford and scored 31 goals for the Edgar Street club.

References[edit]

  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  1. ^ Blair, Douglas. "England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007". ancestry.com.