Dougie Arnott

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Dougie Arnott
Personal information
Full name Douglas Arnott
Date of birth (1964-08-05) 5 August 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Lanark, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Pollok
1986–1998 Motherwell 240 (59)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Douglas "Dougie" Arnott (born 5 August 1964, Lanark, Scotland) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a striker. Arnott's career began at Pollok at the Scottish Junior level, before spending his entire senior football career at Motherwell, spending twelve seasons with the Fir Park club before retiring due to an injury in 1998. In 1990-91, Arnott was part of Motherwell's Scottish Cup-winning side, which was his only senior honour.

On 11 September 2008, Arnott's belated testimonial match went ahead against an Old Firm select.[1] Other players lined up for Arnott's side included former goalkeeper Sieb Dijkstra and defenders Chris McCart and Fraser Wishart, while the Old Firm team included Ally McCoist and Gordon Durie.[2] The Old Firm side won 5-4, in a game which saw Arnott score the first of the match, and Ally McCoist net a hat-trick. Competition winner and Motherwell fan Grant Rough, who won the chance to play for 45 minutes for the Motherwell side during the game in a prize draw, was more involved than he may have liked, he gave away a dubious penalty kick when he felled Billy Dodds in the box, from which Andy Walker scored. [3]


Since retiring from football, Arnott has purchased a number of pubs, including "The Wee Thackit" in Carluke.[citation needed]




  1. ^ Waddell, Gordon (24 August 2008). "Dougie Arnott: Big guns not a danger to Well". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 3 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Boyd back at Fir park for Dougie's big night". Motherwell Times. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Dougie Arnott stats Archived 6 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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