Finn Døssing Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Finn Døssing Jensen
  • Born: April 27th, 1941 (Viborg, Denmark)
  • Height: 6'
  • Position: Centre Forward
  • Signed: December 2nd, 1964
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 115 appearances, 76 goals
  • Also Played For: Aalborg Boldspilklub, Viborg FF


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1967-68 8 2 0 0 12.5% 50.0% 37.5%
1966-67 34 (3) 16 0 0 37.8% 27.0% 35.1%
1965-66 41 27 0 0 51.2% 17.1% 31.7%
1964-65 29 31 0 0 69.0% 13.8% 17.2%
Totals: 112 (3) 76


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 21/10/67 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H) 2 - 2
 14/10/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 6
 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
 30/09/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 2
 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4
 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 2
 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 4
 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H)  1 - 0
 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 3
 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3
 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A)  3 - 0
 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A)  3 - 0
 07/01/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 17/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 2
 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 2
 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 4
 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  7 - 0
 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  7 - 0
 16/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 0
 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  5 - 4
 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  5 - 4
 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 26/03/66 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 4
 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 16/02/66 1st Round Replay vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  4 - 2
 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  4 - 2
 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 0
 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 0
 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 0
 13/11/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 1
 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H)  4 - 2
 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  7 - 0
 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  7 - 0
 09/10/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 2
 02/10/65 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  5 - 2
 25/09/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 18/09/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 1
 18/09/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 1
 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  5 - 0
 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  5 - 0
 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  5 - 0
 04/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 3
 29/05/65 Final 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 3
 26/05/65 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Partick Thistle (H)  3 - 0
 19/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 0
 19/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 0
 15/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 15/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 05/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 1
 01/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 01/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 10/04/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 27/03/65 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 2
 24/03/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 2
 20/03/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 13/03/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  6 - 0
 13/03/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  6 - 0
 10/03/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4
 10/03/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4
 27/02/65 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 2
 17/02/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 17/02/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 06/02/65 1st Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 23/01/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 23/01/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 3
 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 3
 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 3
 09/01/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 1
 09/01/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 1
 01/01/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 1
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 05/12/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 21/10/67 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 2
 14/10/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 6
 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 2
 30/09/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 2
 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 16/09/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 2
 02/09/67 Sectional Tie vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 30/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 06/05/67 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 3
 22/04/67 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 2
 12/04/67 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 4
 01/04/67 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 1
 25/03/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 4
 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H)  1 - 0
 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 1
 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 3
 18/02/67 2nd Round vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3
 04/02/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 2
 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A)  3 - 0
 14/01/67 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 07/01/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 17/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 2
 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 19/11/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 12/11/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 2
 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 4
 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 3
 08/10/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  4 - 1
 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  7 - 0
 17/09/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 4
 10/09/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 03/09/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 4
 27/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 20/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 4
 17/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 13/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 30/04/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 1
 23/04/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 20/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 16/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 0
 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  5 - 4
 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 26/03/66 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 4
 21/03/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 16/03/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 12/03/66 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 3
 26/02/66 Division One vs. Morton (A)  0 - 2
 23/02/66 2nd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 5
 16/02/66 1st Round Replay vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 12/02/66 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 0
 07/02/66 1st Round vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 0
 29/01/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 4
 22/01/66 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 4
 15/01/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 08/01/66 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 03/01/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  4 - 2
 18/12/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 11/12/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 27/11/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 2
 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 0
 13/11/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 1
 06/11/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H)  4 - 2
 27/10/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  7 - 0
 09/10/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 2
 02/10/65 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  5 - 2
 25/09/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 18/09/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 1
 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  5 - 0
 04/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 3
 01/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 25/08/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 18/08/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 14/08/65 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 02/06/65 Final 2nd Leg vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 29/05/65 Final 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 3
 26/05/65 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Partick Thistle (H)  3 - 0
 22/05/65 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 0
 19/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 0
 15/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 12/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 2
 05/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 1
 01/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 24/04/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 19/04/65 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 0
 17/04/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 10/04/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 03/04/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 27/03/65 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 2
 24/03/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 2
 20/03/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 13/03/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  6 - 0
 10/03/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4
 27/02/65 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 2
 17/02/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 06/02/65 1st Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 23/01/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 3
 09/01/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 1
 01/01/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 1
 19/12/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 12/12/64 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 05/12/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3


Biography

Finn was born in Viborg, Jutland and started his career with his hometown club in 1958. Making his first team debut at the age of 17, he was a regular in their side for six years, and came through the Danish international youth sides, making his under-21 debut in September 1963.

At the age of 23, he arrived at Tannadice under a cloak of secrecy for trials in December 1964. He netted four goals in a closed doors game and starred in a second trial match before he was signed along with Orjan Persson for a total of around £10,000. Finn made a scoring debut against Hearts at Tynecastle a few days later but did not impress some of the watching reporters. However, they quickly changed their opinions, as the tall Danish centre forward became a Tannadice scoring sensation. The introduction of Dossing, Persson, Lennart Wing and Mogens Berg turned a mundane season that threatened relegation into a memorable one that pushed United into a respectable mid table finish. The centre forward scored an incredible 21 goals in just 19 league appearances, including a hat-trick against Hibs in January 1965.

With the season coming to a close, United entered the Summer Cup, where Dossing grabbed seven goals as United went through the Sectional ties against Aberdeen, Dundee and St Johnstone without dropping a single point. A further goals from the Dane in the semi-final against Partick Thistle and the final against Motherwell unfortunately weren't enough as United narrowly lost out on silverware in June 1965. Despite his scoring exploits at United as a professional player, Finn was unable to represent his country due to their strictly amateur policy at the time.

In his second season at United, he topped the Club's scoring charts again, with 27 goals, including one of the most famous hat-tricks in United history when he netted three against Dundee in a 5-0 win in September 1965. He also netted hat-tricks against Motherwell, at home and away, and holds the record for the fastest goal scored by a United player, netting after just 14 seconds against Hamilton Academical in October 1965. Dossing's goal scoring exploits were instrumental in United's fifth place finish, the Club's highest ever league placing at the time, as the club qualified for European football for the first time.

His scoring rate dropped in 1966-67 and injury kept him out of the team as they went into European competition for the first time, missing both legs of the Barcelona tie, as well as the away leg in Juventus. However, he had the satisfaction of scoring the only goal of the game at Tannadice against the Italian giants in his only European match. In the summer of 1967, Finn was part of a sixteen man squad that travelled to the United States to represent Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

With his contract nearing its end, in 1967-68, he made only eight appearances before returning to his home in Denmark in December 1967, signing for Aalborg. After two seasons there he returned to Viborg, and at the age of just 33 retired from the game to open a clothing store in his hometown. His record at United is remarkable, ranking him amongst the Club's legends. In January 2008, Finn was one of the first players inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Debut

December 5th, 1964
Heart of Midlothian 3 - 1 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Finn was born on this date in Viborg, Denmark.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Finn was born in Viborg, Jutland and started his career with his hometown club in 1958. Making his first team debut at the age of 17, he was a regular in their side for six years, and came through the Danish international youth sides, making his under-21 debut in September 1963.