Doug Farquhar

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Doug Farquhar
Personal information
Full name Douglas Methven Farquhar
Date of birth (1921-06-11)11 June 1921
Place of birth Methil, Scotland
Date of death 20 February 2005(2005-02-20) (aged 83)
Place of death New York City, United States
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
St Andrews United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1950 Arsenal 0 (0)
Distillery (guest)
1950–1952 Reading 9 (1)
1952–1954 Hereford United
1954–1957 Bedford Town 92 (2)
1957–? New York Hakoah
National team
1959 United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Douglas Methven Farquhar (11 June 1921 in Methil, Fife – 20 February 2005 in New York City) was a Scottish-American soccer player who played professionally on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He also earned one cap with the United States national team

Club career[edit]

Farquhar started his career at junior side St Andrews United, before joining Arsenal in 1944. During World War II he guested with Irish side Distillery. He was exclusively a reserve player with Arsenal, never playing a first-team game, although he won a Football Combination medal with the second-string side in 1946–47.[1]

In September 1950 he joined Reading on a free transfer. He played nine league games, scoring one goal.[2] He then moved to non-league Hereford United and Bedford Town. In May 1957, he moved to the United States, where he signed with the New York Hakoah of the American Soccer League.

International career[edit]

Farquhar earned one cap with the U.S. national team in an 8–1 loss to England on 28 May 1959. At nearly 38 years old, he was the oldest player to make his international debut in any England match.[3]


  1. ^ Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony, ed. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4. 
  2. ^ 1871 – Where Are They Now?
  3. ^ Jose, Colin History of England vs. United States