Dougie McCracken

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Dougie McCracken
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-07-21)21 July 1964
Place of birth Kilwinning, Scotland
Date of death 5 May 2011(2011-05-05) (aged 46)
Place of death Lanark, Scotland
Playing position Defender, Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ardrossan Winton Rovers
1985–1990 Ayr United 93 (17)
1990–1991 Dumbarton 19 (0)
1991–1993 East Fife 28 (1)
Largs Thistle
Total 140 (18)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Dougie McCracken (21 July 1964 – 5 May 2011) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as both a defender and a forward.

Career[edit]

Born in Kilwinning, McCracken made 140 appearances in the Scottish Football League for Ayr United, Dumbarton and East Fife.[1]

Later life and death[edit]

McCracken was found dead in his house on 5 May 2011.[2] He was the step-father of F1 driver Paul di Resta.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dougie McCracken". Ayr United F.C. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Formula One rookie battles on in Turkey Grand Prix despite suspected suicide of stepfather". Daly Mail. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011.