Finn Døssing Player Profile


  • Full Name: Finn D
  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1967-68 8 8 2 0 0 6 2 2 0
1966-67 34 (3) 37 16 0 0 24 (3) 12 10 4
1965-66 41 41 27 0 0 34 25 7 2
1964-65 29 29 31 0 0 19 21 10 10
Totals: 112 (3) 76 83 (3) 60 29 (0) 16

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 21st, 1967 21/10/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Oct 14th, 1967 14/10/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 6
Oct 7th, 1967 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
Sep 30th, 1967 30/09/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1967 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Oct 7th, 1967 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1967 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4
Mar 18th, 1967 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Mar 11th, 1967 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Oct 7th, 1967 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2 (1')
Sep 23rd, 1967 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2 (54')
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4 (75')
Mar 18th, 1967 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1 (53')
Mar 11th, 1967 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (87')
Mar 8th, 1967 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H) 1 - 0 (80')
Feb 25th, 1967 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3 (35')
Feb 11th, 1967 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3 (27')
Jan 28th, 1967 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0 (55')
Jan 28th, 1967 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0 (42')
Jan 7th, 1967 07/01/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0 (79')
Dec 31st, 1966 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2 (23')
Dec 17th, 1966 17/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 2 (25')
Nov 5th, 1966 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 2 (85')
Oct 29th, 1966 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 4 (88')
Oct 1st, 1966 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3 (42')
Sep 24th, 1966 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 7 - 0 (79')
Sep 24th, 1966 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 7 - 0 (53')
Apr 16th, 1966 16/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0 (56')
Apr 9th, 1966 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 5 - 4 (37')
Apr 9th, 1966 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 5 - 4 (52')
Mar 30th, 1966 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1 (-)
Mar 26th, 1966 26/03/66 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 1 - 4 (-)
Mar 19th, 1966 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1 (-)
Mar 19th, 1966 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1 (53')
Mar 19th, 1966 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1 (10')
Feb 16th, 1966 16/02/66 1st Round Replay vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1 (103')
Dec 25th, 1965 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 2 (36')
Dec 25th, 1965 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 2 (57')
Nov 20th, 1965 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0 (89')
Nov 20th, 1965 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0 (60')
Nov 20th, 1965 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0 (76')
Nov 13th, 1965 13/11/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 1 (3')
Oct 30th, 1965 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2 (52')
Oct 16th, 1965 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 7 - 0 (84')
Oct 16th, 1965 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 7 - 0 (1')
Oct 9th, 1965 09/10/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 4 - 2 (57')
Oct 2nd, 1965 02/10/65 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 2 (70')
Sep 25th, 1965 25/09/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1 (23')
Sep 18th, 1965 18/09/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 1 (47')
Sep 18th, 1965 18/09/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 1 (69')
Sep 11th, 1965 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 0 (56')
Sep 11th, 1965 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 0 (87')
Sep 11th, 1965 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 0 (15')
Sep 4th, 1965 04/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3 (88')
May 29th, 1965 29/05/65 Final 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 3 (10')
May 26th, 1965 26/05/65 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 0 (-)
May 19th, 1965 19/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0 (-)
May 19th, 1965 19/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0 (-)
May 15th, 1965 15/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 5 - 1 (-)
May 15th, 1965 15/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 5 - 1 (-)
May 5th, 1965 05/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 4 - 1 (-)
May 1st, 1965 01/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 1 (21')
May 1st, 1965 01/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 1 (5')
Apr 10th, 1965 10/04/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1 (6')
Mar 27th, 1965 27/03/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2 (36')
Mar 24th, 1965 24/03/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 2 (79')
Mar 20th, 1965 20/03/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0 (58')
Mar 13th, 1965 13/03/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 6 - 0 (62')
Mar 13th, 1965 13/03/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 6 - 0 (4')
Mar 10th, 1965 10/03/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 4 (-)
Mar 10th, 1965 10/03/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 4 (-)
Feb 27th, 1965 27/02/65 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 2 (2')
Feb 17th, 1965 17/02/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A) 2 - 1 (35')
Feb 17th, 1965 17/02/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A) 2 - 1 (16')
Feb 6th, 1965 06/02/65 1st Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 3 - 0 (30')
Jan 23rd, 1965 23/01/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0 (30')
Jan 23rd, 1965 23/01/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0 (43')
Jan 16th, 1965 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 4 - 3 (33')
Jan 16th, 1965 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 4 - 3 (15')
Jan 16th, 1965 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 4 - 3 (40')
Jan 9th, 1965 09/01/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1 (18')
Jan 9th, 1965 09/01/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1 (15')
Jan 1st, 1965 01/01/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 4 - 1 (24')
Dec 19th, 1964 19/12/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1 (77')
Dec 5th, 1964 05/12/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3 (54')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 21st, 1967 21/10/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Oct 14th, 1967 14/10/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 6
Oct 7th, 1967 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
Sep 30th, 1967 30/09/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1967 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Sep 16th, 1967 16/09/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Sep 2nd, 1967 02/09/67 Sectional Tie vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 3
Aug 30th, 1967 30/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2
May 6th, 1967 06/05/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Apr 22nd, 1967 22/04/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Apr 12th, 1967 12/04/67 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4
Apr 1st, 1967 01/04/67 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 1
Mar 25th, 1967 25/03/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Mar 20th, 1967 20/03/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 4
Mar 18th, 1967 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Mar 11th, 1967 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Mar 8th, 1967 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H) 1 - 0
Mar 4th, 1967 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1
Feb 25th, 1967 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Feb 18th, 1967 18/02/67 2nd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Feb 11th, 1967 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3
Feb 4th, 1967 04/02/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 2
Jan 28th, 1967 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Jan 14th, 1967 14/01/67 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Jan 7th, 1967 07/01/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1967 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
Dec 31st, 1966 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2
Dec 17th, 1966 17/12/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 2
Nov 26th, 1966 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Nov 19th, 1966 19/11/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 12th, 1966 12/11/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1966 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 2
Oct 29th, 1966 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 4 (sub)
Oct 15th, 1966 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 3
Oct 8th, 1966 08/10/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 1
Oct 1st, 1966 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Sep 24th, 1966 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 7 - 0
Sep 17th, 1966 17/09/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 4
Sep 10th, 1966 10/09/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Sep 3rd, 1966 03/09/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 4
Aug 27th, 1966 27/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Aug 20th, 1966 20/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 4
Aug 17th, 1966 17/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Aug 13th, 1966 13/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Apr 30th, 1966 30/04/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 1 - 1
Apr 23rd, 1966 23/04/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 20th, 1966 20/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3
Apr 16th, 1966 16/04/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
Apr 9th, 1966 09/04/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 5 - 4
Mar 30th, 1966 30/03/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Mar 26th, 1966 26/03/66 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 1 - 4
Mar 21st, 1966 21/03/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Mar 19th, 1966 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1
Mar 16th, 1966 16/03/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Mar 12th, 1966 12/03/66 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 3
Feb 26th, 1966 26/02/66 Division One vs. Morton (A) 0 - 2
Feb 23rd, 1966 23/02/66 2nd Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 5
Feb 16th, 1966 16/02/66 1st Round Replay vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1
Feb 12th, 1966 12/02/66 Division One vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Feb 7th, 1966 07/02/66 1st Round vs. Falkirk (H) 0 - 0
Jan 29th, 1966 29/01/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 4
Jan 22nd, 1966 22/01/66 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 4
Jan 15th, 1966 15/01/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Jan 8th, 1966 08/01/66 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1966 03/01/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
Dec 25th, 1965 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 2
Dec 18th, 1965 18/12/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Dec 11th, 1965 11/12/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Nov 27th, 1965 27/11/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 0 - 2
Nov 20th, 1965 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0
Nov 13th, 1965 13/11/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 1
Nov 6th, 1965 06/11/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2
Oct 30th, 1965 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
Oct 27th, 1965 27/10/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Oct 16th, 1965 16/10/65 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 7 - 0
Oct 9th, 1965 09/10/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 4 - 2
Oct 2nd, 1965 02/10/65 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 2
Sep 25th, 1965 25/09/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1
Sep 18th, 1965 18/09/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 1
Sep 11th, 1965 11/09/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 0
Sep 4th, 1965 04/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Sep 1st, 1965 01/09/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 3
Aug 25th, 1965 25/08/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 4
Aug 18th, 1965 18/08/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Aug 14th, 1965 14/08/65 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Jun 2nd, 1965 02/06/65 Final 2nd Leg vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
May 29th, 1965 29/05/65 Final 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 3
May 26th, 1965 26/05/65 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 0
May 22nd, 1965 22/05/65 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
May 19th, 1965 19/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
May 15th, 1965 15/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 5 - 1
May 12th, 1965 12/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 2
May 5th, 1965 05/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 4 - 1
May 1st, 1965 01/05/65 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 1
Apr 24th, 1965 24/04/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Apr 19th, 1965 19/04/65 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
Apr 17th, 1965 17/04/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Apr 10th, 1965 10/04/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Apr 3rd, 1965 03/04/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Mar 27th, 1965 27/03/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
Mar 24th, 1965 24/03/65 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 2
Mar 20th, 1965 20/03/65 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Mar 13th, 1965 13/03/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 6 - 0
Mar 10th, 1965 10/03/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 4
Feb 27th, 1965 27/02/65 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 2
Feb 17th, 1965 17/02/65 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A) 2 - 1
Feb 6th, 1965 06/02/65 1st Round vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 3 - 0
Jan 23rd, 1965 23/01/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Jan 16th, 1965 16/01/65 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 4 - 3
Jan 9th, 1965 09/01/65 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1
Jan 1st, 1965 01/01/65 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 4 - 1
Dec 19th, 1964 19/12/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Dec 12th, 1964 12/12/64 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3
Dec 5th, 1964 05/12/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3


Competition History


Comp
LGE 83 (3) 60 0 0
SC 8 5 0 0
LC 11 1 0 0
FAIRS 1 1 0 0
SUM 9 9 0 0
Totals: 112 (3) 76

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by B Orr.





Debut

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

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