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 53)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1986 Tottenham Hotspur 17 (2)
1986–1988 Ajax Amsterdam 11 (1)
1991–1993 Heidelberg United 10 (4)
1995–1996 Seven Stars ? (?)
1996–1997 Alloa Athletic 1 (0)
Total 53 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alistair John "Dick ( born 25 April 1965) is a Scottish former professional footballer. He played in the position of midfielder for clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax Amsterdam. Dick also represented Scotland at schoolboys and youth level. He later went on to play in South Africa and Australia.[1]

Football career[edit]

Ally Dick joined Spurs as an apprentice and played in 17 league matches and scored two goals between 1981 and 1986. Dick had the distinction of becoming the youngest first team player in Spurs history, when appearing at the age of 16 years and 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 Spurs career was an appearance as a substitute in the 2nd leg of the 1984 UEFA Cup Final at White Hart Lane. Johan Cruyff signed Dick for Ajax Amsterdam in 1986. In the same year, Dick was badly injured in a European Cup Winners' Cup match against Olympiacos when playing in the Netherlands. Dick featured again in the following season's European campaign including being an unused sub in the 1988 European Cup Winners' Cup Final defeat against Belgian club KV Mechelen after playing against FC Porto in the 1st leg of the 1987 UEFA Super Cup Final.[5] He went on to play in Australia for Heidelberg winning the National League Cup in 1992 and also for Seven Stars (now Ajax Cape Town) in South Africa before injury ended his career at Scottish club Alloa Athletic in 1997 at the age of thirty two.[6]

Honours[edit]

Scotland Youth

Tottenham Hotspur F.C

AFC Ajax

After football[edit]

Dick worked for Associated Newspapers (Daily Mail & Mail on Sunday).[8] He also holds a UEFA B coaching licence. In 2011, Dick was appointed as one of the head coaches in Stirling Albion's youth academy.[9]

References[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. ^ David McCarthy (14 November 2016). "Where are they now:The Scotland youths who won the 1982 Euro Championships in Finland". Daily Record. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Where are they now?" Retrieved 13 September 2008
  9. ^ News report Retrieved 29 September 2011

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