Doug Cowie (footballer)

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Doug Cowie
Personal information
Full name Douglas Cowie
Date of birth (1926-05-01) 1 May 1926 (age 91)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Caledonian Juveniles
Aberdeen St Clement's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1961 Dundee 341 (20)
1961–1963 Greenock Morton 61 (9)
National team
1953–1958 Scotland 20 (0)
1953–1956 Scottish League XI 3 (0)
Teams managed
1963–1964 Raith Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Douglas "Doug" Cowie (born 1 May 1926) is a former Scottish footballer who played for Dundee, Greenock Morton and the Scotland national team. He played initially as a central defender but later converted to a left half.

Signed for Dundee by manager George Anderson, Cowie went on to play 341 times for Dundee, many of them as captain. He was part of the Dundee side that won back-to-back League Cups in 1951-52 and 1952-53 and also played in the 1952 Scottish Cup Final. He was also a member of the Dundee side that missed out on winning the League Championship by one point in season 1948-49.

Cowie won all 20 of his Scotland caps while with Dundee. He made his international debut against England in April 1953. He was involved in Scotland's first two World Cup appearances, playing both matches in 1954 and two of three matches in 1958. Scotland's 3-2 defeat to Paraguay at the 1958 World Cup was his final appearance for Scotland. He also appeared once for the Scotland B team and three times for the Scottish League representative team.[1]

Cowie left Dundee in 1961 and had a two-year spell with Greenock Morton as a player-coach. He was Raith Rovers manager for the 1963-64 season but left the Kirkcaldy club to rejoin the Morton coaching staff in the summer of 1964. He later worked at Dundee United in coaching and scouting capacities.

On 3 April 2009, Cowie was inducted into Dundee's Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ "Doug Cowie". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame - Tribute to heroes". Retrieved April 4, 2009. 

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