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Doug Newlands Squad Index
Information:
1952-53 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
29th October 1931
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 7
Weight:
10st 2lbs
Signed:
22nd August 1951
Career History:
Merchiston Thistle
Forres Mechanics
Aberdeen 22nd August 1951
St Johnstone 10th October 1953 to 30th April 1954 (On Loan)
Burnley 5th March 1955
Stoke City July 1959
St Johnstone 7th September 1960
Airdrie 19th August 1961
Forfar Athletic 10th November 1965, Freed 30th April 1967 (Manager May 1966 to June 1967)
 
Profile:
Full name: Douglas Haigh Newlands.

Edinburgh born Doug started his career with Aberdeen in season 1951-52 when he made three appearances for the first team. The right winger struggled to make the breakthrough into an Aberdeen side who were amongst the best in the UK at the time. There was strong competition for all positions and Doug was down the pecking order behind Alan Boyd, Ian Rodger and ultimately Graham Leggat.

In season 53-54 he appeared 27 times and scored seven for St Johnstone where he was on loan before being transferred to Burnley in March 1955. He scored his first Burnley goal in March 1956 against Sunderland at Turf Moor.

Over the next two seasons the flying wingers form was good enough to earn selection for Scotland's original party of 40 for the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. He played 98 games for the Clarets and scored 21 goals before being transferred to Stoke City in season 1959-60 where he made 32 appearances and claimed another 5 goals. Through the first half of the sixties Doug played for St Johnstone, Airdrie and Forfar Athletic where he also had a brief spell as manager.

Doug was latterly a member of the AFC Former Players Association and was a regular participant in the annual golf outing.

Died: Perth 11th April 2011

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
27/10/1951
Aberdeen 2-1 British Army XI
Friendly 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
1953-54
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1951-52
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 3 0