Emma McDougall

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Emma McDougall
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-03-06)6 March 1991
Place of birth Manchester, England
Date of death 20 February 2013(2013-02-20) (aged 21)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Fletcher Moss
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Blackburn Rovers Ladies 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Emma McDougall (6 March 1991 – 20 February 2013) was an English female football winger who played for Blackburn Rovers Ladies. Her married name was Emma Mincher, but she used her maiden name in her playing career. She was born in Manchester.

Club career[edit]

McDougall joined Blackburn from Fletcher Moss Rangers in January 2008,[1] and made her first-team debut in a 17–0 Lancashire Cup win the following month. She appeared as a substitute in three of Rovers' final Premier League games that season and, after a formal promotion to the senior side,[2] played more regularly in the 2008–09 season.[3]

Her first Blackburn goals came in September 2008, scoring twice as Rovers beat Rotherham United Ladies 7–2 in the first round of the Women's Premier League Cup.[4][5]

Later years[edit]

McDougall stopped playing for Blackburn Rovers after becoming pregnant and following the birth of her first child. She was later diagnosed with cancer, and died on 20 February 2013 at age 21. McDougall is survived by her husband, Stefan Mincher, and two daughters, Lilly-Mae and Molly-Rae Mincher.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League WFA Cup Premier League Cup County Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers Ladies[3] 2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2008–09 17 0 3 1 2 2 4 2 0 0 26 5
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 20 0 3 1 2 2 5 2 0 0 30 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catch up on the latest news - and vote for your England player of the year". GiveMeFootball. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Parry delight at Blackburn move". BBC Sport. 11 June 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Emma McDougall". Blackburn Rovers F.C. Retrieved 11 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ladies safely through". Blackburn Rovers L.F.C. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Holders Everton open with victory". BBC Sport. 14 September 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Former Blackburn Rovers Ladies ace loses cancer battle aged 21". Lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-21.