Mitchell Downie

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Mitchell Downie
Personal information
Date of birth (1923-09-09)9 September 1923
Place of birth Troon, Scotland
Date of death 12 July 2001(2001-07-12) (aged 77)
Place of death Bradford, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1943–1946 Hibernian 0 (0)
1946–1947 Kilmarnock 28 (0)
1947–1950 Airdrie 81 (0)
1950–1954 Bradford Park Avenue 156 (0)
1954–1959 Lincoln City 157 (0)
1959 Goole Town ? (?)
1959–1963 Bradford City 134 (0)
1963–1964 Doncaster Rovers 7 (0)
1964 Altrincham ? (?)
Total 563 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mitchell Downie (9 September 1923 – 12 July 2001) was a Scottish professional footballer, who played as a goalkeeper.[1] Active in both Scotland and England, Downie made over 500 appearances in Scottish and English league football.

Career[edit]

Born in Troon, Downie began his career during World War II with Hibernian.[2] His professional career began in 1946 with Kilmarnock, and he later played for Airdrie, Bradford Park Avenue, Lincoln City, Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers, making a total of 563 appearances in Scottish and English league football.[3]

Downie also played non-league football with Goole Town and Altrincham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitchell Downie". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Downie, Mitchell". www.ihibs.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database