|Full name||Alistair Robert Dawson|
|Date of birth||25 February 1958|
|Place of birth||Johnstone, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Playing position||Defender (Retired)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In 2011, Dawson was inducted into Rangers' Hall of Fame.
He never went on to fulfill his potential, partly because of a serious injury sustained during another club tour of Canada, when he fractured his skull. He recovered, and became a centre back. He made a total of 316 appearances for Rangers, scoring 8 goals. He received two Scottish Cup winner's medals, in 1979 and 1981, and four League Cup winner's medals – in 1979, 1984, 1985 and 1987. He was capped five times by Scotland, all while at Rangers.
After 12 years at the club, Dawson left Rangers for Blackburn Rovers in 1987 for £25,000. He signed for Limerick F.C. in 1990 and returned to Scotland later that season with Airdrie, before becoming Player/Manager of Maltese league club Luxol St. Andrews.
He went on to manage Hamilton Academical for a three-year spell between 1999 and 2003 where he won the Scottish Third Division title.
- Hamilton Academical
- Ally Dawson career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
- Ally Dawson at scottishfa.co.uk