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Derek Dougan

Full name: Alexander Derek Dougan
Birthdate: 20.01.1938
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Position: Forward
Joined from: Peterborough United
Signed by: Matt Gillies
Nationality: Northern Ireland
First game: Liverpool, 21.08.1965
Last game: Everton, 04.03.1967
Games: 76
Goals: 41
  • Player profile

    Belfast-born Dougan started his footballing career in his homeland before Portsmouth brought him over to England and then Blackburn Rovers signed him up. With Rovers, Dougan netted twice in an FA Cup semi-final success but then submitted a transfer request on the morning of the final.

    It was a sign of things to come, with the player establishing a bit of a controversial character midway through his career. Many people believed his controversial character was to the detriment of his footballing abilities - which were of a very good standard.

    It looked as though his career had hit the buffers somewhat when he left a spell at Aston Villa for Peterborough United, down the leagues. But perhaps the drop in divisions helped Dougan get a sense of perspective, and it was with City that he got a return to the top flight, taking a pay cut in the process.

    He formed a threatening attacking partnership alongside Jackie Sinclair in the City attack and quickly made a positive impression on the City faithful, and manager Matt Gillies, who forked out £25,000 for his services. It proved to be a good buy, with Dougan netting 41 goals in 76 appearances.

    He went on to play for Wolves and finished his playing career with 222 league goals and 43 caps for Northern Ireland. After his career, he was chairman of the PFA and enjoyed a career as a pundit before being part of a consortium that helped save Wolves from the financial mire.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1965-66Division One (old)371941------4120
    1965_610_
    1966-67Division One (old)31161-35----3521
    1966_610_
    Total68355135----76 41
    _610_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 21.08.1965 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 1 - 3
    2 25.08.1965 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 4
    3 28.08.1965 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 2 - 2
    4 01.09.1965 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (H) 2 - 2
    5 04.09.1965 Division One (old) Sunderland (H) 4 - 1 1
    6 06.09.1965 Division One (old) Blackpool (A) 0 - 4
    7 11.09.1965 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 5 - 2 2
    8 18.09.1965 Division One (old) Leeds United (H) 3 - 3 2
    9 09.10.1965 Division One (old) Stoke City (A) 0 - 1
    10 16.10.1965 Division One (old) Burnley (H) 0 - 1
    11 23.10.1965 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 2 - 0 1
    12 30.10.1965 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 3 - 1 1
    13 06.11.1965 Division One (old) Everton (A) 2 - 1
    14 13.11.1965 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 0 - 5
    15 20.11.1965 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 5 - 1 1
    16 27.11.1965 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 1 1
    17 04.12.1965 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 2
    18 11.12.1965 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 4 - 1 1
    19 18.12.1965 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 4
    20 28.12.1965 Division One (old) Fulham (H) 5 - 0
    21 01.01.1966 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 1 - 0 1
    22 08.01.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 2 - 1
    23 22.01.1966 FA Cup 3 Aston Villa (A) 2 - 1 1
    24 29.01.1966 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 0 - 1
    25 05.02.1966 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 2 - 1
    26 12.02.1966 FA Cup 4 Birmingham City (A) 2 - 1
    27 19.02.1966 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 3 - 0 1
    28 05.03.1966 FA Cup 5 Manchester City (A) 2 - 2
    29 09.03.1966 FA Cup 5 rep Manchester City (H) 0 - 1
    30 12.03.1966 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 2 - 3
    31 19.03.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield United (H) 1 - 0
    32 21.03.1966 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 1 - 1 1
    33 26.03.1966 Division One (old) Northampton Town (A) 2 - 2
    34 08.04.1966 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 2 - 0 1
    35 09.04.1966 Division One (old) Manchester United (A) 2 - 1
    36 16.04.1966 Division One (old) Newcastle United (H) 1 - 2
    37 18.04.1966 Division One (old) Fulham (A) 4 - 0 2
    38 22.04.1966 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 5 1
    39 30.04.1966 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 1
    40 04.05.1966 Division One (old) Everton (H) 3 - 0 1
    41 09.05.1966 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 2 - 1 1
    42 20.08.1966 Division One (old) Liverpool (A) 2 - 3 2
    43 22.08.1966 Division One (old) Blackpool (A) 1 - 1
    44 27.08.1966 Division One (old) West Ham United (H) 5 - 4 1
    45 31.08.1966 Division One (old) Blackpool (H) 3 - 0 2
    46 03.09.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 1 1
    47 07.09.1966 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 2 - 2 1
    48 10.09.1966 Division One (old) Southampton (H) 1 - 1
    49 14.09.1966 League Cup 2 Reading (H) 5 - 0 2
    50 17.09.1966 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 3 - 2 1
    51 24.09.1966 Division One (old) Aston Villa (H) 5 - 0 3
    52 01.10.1966 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 4 - 2
    53 05.10.1966 League Cup 3 Lincoln City (H) 5 - 0 1
    54 08.10.1966 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 3 - 0
    55 15.10.1966 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 5 1
    56 25.10.1966 League Cup 4 Queens Park Rangers (A) 2 - 4 2
    57 29.10.1966 Division One (old) Everton (A) 0 - 2
    58 05.11.1966 Division One (old) Burnley (H) 5 - 1
    59 12.11.1966 Division One (old) Leeds United (A) 1 - 3 1
    60 19.11.1966 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 2 - 1 1
    61 26.11.1966 Division One (old) Sheffield United (A) 1 - 0
    62 30.11.1966 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 1 - 2
    63 03.12.1966 Division One (old) Stoke City (H) 4 - 2 1
    64 10.12.1966 Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur (A) 0 - 2
    65 26.12.1966 Division One (old) Fulham (H) 0 - 2
    66 27.12.1966 Division One (old) Fulham (A) 2 - 4
    67 31.12.1966 Division One (old) West Ham United (A) 1 - 0
    68 07.01.1967 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 1
    69 14.01.1967 Division One (old) Southampton (A) 4 - 4
    70 18.01.1967 Division One (old) Liverpool (H) 2 - 1
    71 21.01.1967 Division One (old) Sunderland (H) 1 - 2
    72 28.01.1967 FA Cup 3 Manchester City (A) 1 - 2
    73 04.02.1967 Division One (old) Aston Villa (A) 1 - 0
    74 11.02.1967 Division One (old) Arsenal (H) 2 - 1 1
    75 25.02.1967 Division One (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 1
    76 04.03.1967 Division One (old) Everton (H) 2 - 2
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Peterborough United £25,000 May 1965
    OUT  Wolverhampton Wanderers £50,000 March 1967
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