Angus Douglas

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Angus Douglas
Personal information
Full name Angus Douglas[1]
Date of birth 1 January 1889
Place of birth Lochmaben, Scotland
Date of death 14 December 1918(1918-12-14) (aged 29)[2]
Place of death Castle Ward, England[3]
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1906 Lochmaben
1906–1908 Dumfries
1906Kilmarnock (loan)
1908Raith Rovers (loan)
1908–1913 Chelsea 96 (11)
1913–1918 Newcastle United 49 (2)
National team
1911 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Angus Douglas (1 January 1889 – 14 December 1918) was a Scottish professional football outside right who made over 140 appearances in the Football League for Chelsea and Newcastle United.[1] He was capped by Scotland at international level.[4]

Club career[edit]

A "tricky" outside right,[4] Douglas began his career in Scotland with hometown club Lochmaben and transferred to Dumfries in 1906.[5] In 1908, he moved to England to join First Division club Chelsea.[6] He made 103 appearances and scored 11 goals in four-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge and was a part of the club's 1911–12 Second Division promotion-winning team.[6][7][8] After failing to appear at all during the early months of the 1913–14 season, Douglas transferred to First Division club Newcastle United in November 1913.[6] He made 56 appearances and scored two goals for the club before the cessation of competitive football due to the outbreak of the First World War.[7]

International career[edit]

Douglas won one cap for Scotland, in a 2–0 British Home Championship victory over Ireland in March 1911.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Douglas worked in the munitions industry during the First World War and died of Spanish flu in December 1918,[9] one month after the Armistice.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 1908–09[7] First Division 7 1 0 0 7 1
1909–10[7] 14 2 0 0 14 2
1910–11[7] Second Division 24 6 6 0 30 6
1911–12[7] 35 2 1 0 36 2
1912–13[7] First Division 16 1 0 0 16 1
Total 96 11 7 0 103 11
Newcastle United 1913–14[7] First Division 22 1 1 0 23 1
1914–15[7] 27 1 6 0 33 1
Total 49 2 7 0 56 2
Career total 145 13 14 0 159 13

Honours[edit]

Chelsea

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 84. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. ^ a b "To The Glory of God". Newcastle United Football Club. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Players Appearances Dj-Dz". Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Angus Douglas at the Scottish Football Association
  5. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
  6. ^ a b c "Angus Douglas Player Profile on Stamford-Bridge.com". stamford-bridge.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Angus Douglas". 11v11.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b Chelsea F.C. at the Football Club History Database
  9. ^ "QosFC: Legends – Willie Ferguson". www.qosfc.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

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