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David "Davy" McDougall was a Scottish football player who played his club football for Partick Thistle and Rangers in Scotland, Bristol City in England, Distillery & Glentoran in Ireland and Cardiff City & Newport County in Wales.[1] In 1910 he joined Cardiff City as a player-manager,[2] becoming the club's first manager in their history.[3] He later went on to fulfil the same role at Newport County.[4]

Davy McDougall
Personal information
Full name David McDougall
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Playing position Wing half, Winger
Youth career
Irvine Meadow
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
189?–189? Rangers 0 (0)
1899–1900 Partick Thistle 18 (??)
1900–1901 Bristol City 11 (2)
1901–1902 Rangers 4 (3)
1901–1902 Distillery
1901–1902 Vale of Atholl
1902–1905 Distillery
1905–1910 Glentoran
1910–1911 Cardiff City 20 (0)
1912–1913 Newport County 22 (1)
Teams managed
1910–1911 Cardiff City
1912–1914 Newport County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Davy McDougall played locally for Irvine Meadow. He joined Partick Thistle playing 18 games in the Scottish League Division Two championship winning side of 1899–00.[5] He was also with Rangers without apparently making a first team appearance. In summer 1900 he joined Southern League Bristol City from Partick Thistle making his debut at outside left in a 0–2 defeat at Luton Town on 15 September 1900. He made 11 appearances scoring 2 goals playing on both right and left wings in season 1900–01 when Bristol City were runners up in the Southern League. He also played on both wings in 12 Western League games scoring 2 goals.[6] He rejoined Rangers in the summer of 1901 making 4 appearances in their Scottish League Division One championship winning side of 1901–02.[6]


with Partick Thistle

Scottish League Division Two champions 1899–1900


  1. ^ Emms, Steve; Richard Wells (2007). Scottish League Players' Records 1890–91 to 1938–39. SoccerData. ISBN 978-1-899468-66-9.
  2. ^ "Davy McDougall". League Managers Association. Retrieved 26 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "The foundation and early years". Cardiff City F.C. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. ^ "County past 1912 to 1989". Newport County A.F.C. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ Warsop, Keith (1984). AFS 1899–1900 Annual. Association of Football Statisticians.
  6. ^ a b Woods, David (1994). Bristol Babe First 100 Years of Bristol City FC. Yore. ISBN 1-874427-95-X.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Cardiff City captain
Succeeded by