Frank McDougall

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Frank McDougall
Personal information
Full name Douglas Francis McDougall[1]
Date of birth (1958-02-21) 21 February 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Duntocher Hibernian
Glasgow Perthshire
1978–1979 Clydebank 38 (25)
1979–1984 St. Mirren 115 (43)
1984–1987 Aberdeen 54 (36)
Total 207 (104)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Douglas Francis "Frank" McDougall (born 21 February 1958) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a striker for Clydebank, St. Mirren and Aberdeen in the 1970s and 1980s.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

McDougall was brought up in the Cadder district of Glasgow and in his teens, showed promise as a boxer. His first involvement in professional football came after Hearts manager Bobby Seith saw him in a local amateur game and signed him on a schoolboy form for the Edinburgh club.[2]

McDougall's progress at Hearts was interrupted after an incident on a bus left him hospitalised for six months while his damaged eyesight was repaired. He later dropped to Junior level with Duntocher Hibs and Glasgow Perthshire, and despite an unsuccessful trial with Partick Thistle, signed for Clydebank in 1978.[2][3]

After scoring 28 goals in the 1978–79 season for Clydebank, he was bought by St. Mirren for £150,000, which was a record transfer between two Scottish clubs at the time.[4]

Aberdeen[edit]

At Aberdeen, McDougall was troubled by a persistent back injury, diagnosed as traumatic spondylitis, and played his last game for Aberdeen in August 1986 against Hibernian. Six months later, as his condition did not improve, he was forced to retire on medical advice around the time of his 29th birthday.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Douglas Francis McDougall Record vs Heart of Midlothian". London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Frank McDougall". Aberdeen F.C. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yob blinded me for months after hurling brick through bus window". Daily Record. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Jeff Holmes (10 December 2010). "Big Mac returns to Paisley". Paisley Daily Express. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "I was stunned when surgeon told me career was over at just 29". Daily Record. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

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