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Doug Bell Squad Index
Information:
1981-82 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Central Midfielder
Date of Birth:
05th September 1959
Birthplace:
Paisley
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11
Weight:
12st 1lbs
Signed:
23rd June 1979
Career History:
Cumbernauld United
St Mirren 4th February 1978
Aberdeen 23rd June 1979
Rangers 14th August 1985 115,000
St Mirren (On Loan) 16th Augsut 1986 - September 1986
Hibernian 2nd January 1987 30,000
Shrewsbury Town 26th December 1987 35,000
Hull City (On Loan) 23rd March 1989 - April 1989
Birmingham City 13th October 1989 57,500
Partick Thistle 15th July 1991 Free Transfer
Portadown 1992 Free Transfer
Clyde 29th July 1993
Elgin City 1994
Alloa Athletic 24th March 1995
Albion Rovers August 1995, Freed - 22nd March 1996
Linlithgow Rose 1996-97
Kilsyth Rangers 1998-99 Manager
Vale of Clyde 1999-2000 Manager
Ballieston 2001-2002
Clyde Reserve & U-19s Coach July 2005
Clyde Caretaker Manager 5th January 2008 to 19th January 2008, Assistant Manager June 2008 to 8th February 2011
 
Profile:
Signed on a free from St Mirren by Alex Ferguson in 1979, Bell went on to become a vital part of the Aberdeen success in Europe. His direct running and natural ability were well suited on the European stage. Often kept by Alex Ferguson for the big occasion, was injured before the 1983 ECWC Final. Transferred to Rangers in 1985 for 160,000.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
29/07/1979
Fraserburgh 2-3 Aberdeen
Testimonial 1,200 19 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2012-13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1988-89
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1984-85
18
4
0
1
0
0
3
2
0
1
0
0
23
6
0
3
0
0
1983-84
21
3
3
8
0
1
0
2
0
9
1
0
38
6
4
3
1
2
1982-83
20
3
1
3
1
3
4
0
0
8
0
1
35
4
5
0
0
0
1981-82
11
2
1
7
1
2
1
3
0
0
2
0
19
8
3
5
0
3
1980-81
13
4
1
4
2
1
2
0
0
2
2
0
21
8
2
1
1
0
1979-80
4
6
0
0
2
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
5
12
0
2
1
0
Totals:
87
22
6
23
6
7
11
11
0
20
5
1
141
44
14
15
4
5
Total Appearances/Goals: 185 14