Don Masson

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Don Masson
Personal information
Full name Donald Sandison Masson[1]
Date of birth (1946-08-26) 26 August 1946 (age 67)
Place of birth Banchory, Scotland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1968 Middlesbrough 53 (6)
1968–1974 Notts County 274 (81)
1974–1977 Queens Park Rangers 116 (18)
1977–1978 Derby County 23 (1)
1978–1982 Notts County 129 (11)
1982–1983 Bulova ? (?)
1983–1984 Kettering Town 6 (1)
National team
1976–1978 Scotland 17 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Donald "Don" Sandison Masson (born 26 August 1946 in Banchory) is a Scottish former footballer.

Club career[edit]

Masson began his career with Middlesbrough in 1964 before going on to Notts County in 1968. He stayed there for six years before moving to Queens Park Rangers in December 1974 for £100,000.

Although approaching 29 years of age before he played top-level football, his was a signing that underlined the quality of then manager Dave Sexton's judgement. A stylish and creative midfielder, he came to be seen as the final piece in the jigsaw of an exciting and attacking QPR team. The following 1975/76 season saw them come close to winning the League title, being pipped by a point by Liverpool.

After three years at Loftus Road he moved to Derby County in October 1977 in exchange for Leighton James. After a further spell at Notts County he played for a time in the U.S. On returning, he became the player-manager of Kettering Town, before retiring from the game.

International career[edit]

He won 17 caps for Scotland, scoring five goals.[3] Masson missed a penalty kick in the infamous 3–1 defeat against Peru in the 1978 World Cup.

After retirement[edit]

In retirement he turned his hand in to the hotel owner/management business after having bought 'The Gallery' in Trent Bridge Nottingham which he has since sold. He and his wife now run The Grange guest house in Elton on the Hill.

Personal life[edit]

He has two children Neil and Jayne with his late wife Margaret. He has three grandchildren Sophie, Ben and Madeleine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donald Masson". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Don Masson". www.worldfootball.net. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Don Masson Statistics FIFA; Retrieved 4 February 2010

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