Doug Houston Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Douglas Houston
  • Born: April 13th, 1943 (Glasgow)
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: March 16th, 1974 (£10,000)
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 108 appearances, 5 goals
  • Also Played For: Dundee, Queen's Park, Rangers, St Johnstone


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1976-77 21 (2) 0 0 0 30.4% 34.8% 34.8%
1975-76 43 2 0 0 39.5% 16.3% 44.2%
1974-75 34 (1) 3 0 0 48.6% 25.7% 25.7%
1973-74 7 0 0 0 42.9% 14.3% 42.9%
Totals: 105 (3) 5


 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
 23/04/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
 17/04/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 4
 13/04/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3
 09/04/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
 26/03/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2
 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 2
 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 0
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 23/04/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 17/04/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 4
 13/04/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 3
 09/04/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0
 26/03/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 2
 19/03/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 16/03/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 08/03/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 05/03/77 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 01/03/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 0
 19/02/77 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 16/02/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 12/02/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2
 07/02/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  4 - 1
 29/01/77 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 08/01/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 05/01/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 27/12/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 18/12/76 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 27/11/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 1
 20/11/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 09/11/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 04/05/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 28/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 0
 24/04/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 21/04/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 17/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 14/04/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 10/04/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 03/04/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 3
 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 27/03/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 20/03/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 03/03/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 0
 28/02/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 25/02/76 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 2
 21/02/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 14/02/76 4th Round vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 17/01/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 4
 10/01/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 5
 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 06/12/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 29/11/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 22/11/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 15/11/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 12/11/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 08/11/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/75 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Porto (A)  1 - 1
 01/11/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H)  1 - 2
 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 11/10/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 2
 30/09/75 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Keflavík (H)  4 - 0
 27/09/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 23/09/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Keflavík (A)  2 - 0
 20/09/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 1
 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 3
 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 12/04/75 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 05/04/75 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 2
 29/03/75 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 19/02/75 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 05/02/75 3rd Round Replay vs. Berwick (A)  1 - 0
 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  1 - 1
 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 11/01/75 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3
 04/01/75 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 2
 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A)  6 - 0
 07/12/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 3
 30/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 4
 27/11/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 0
 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 06/11/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (A)  0 - 1
 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H)  0 - 0
 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 05/10/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 18/09/74 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Jiul (H)  3 - 0
 07/09/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 24/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 1
 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1


Biography


Doug began his football career at Queen’s Park, signing professionally with Dundee in 1962. The winger quickly broke into the first team aged 19, and over the next few years he became an important, versatile player at Dens Park. During eleven years, he played in many of Dundee’s European ties, becoming club captain and played alongside future United manager Jim McLean. He was involved in a surprising £30,000 move to Rangers on the final day of the 1972-73 season, but his stay at Ibrox was short.

Having tried to sign his former teammate the year before, Jim McLean brought the 30 year-old to Tannadice for £10,000 in March 1974 and soon after the midfielder played in the United side that took part in the Club’s first Scottish Cup final, where United lost to Celtic at Hampden. Doug went on to become a regular in the line up over the next three years, whilst assisting in the development of the emerging talent coming through from the clubs Youth system. His European experience also helped in United's Cup Winners Cup ties against Juil Petrosani and Bursaspor, as well as UEFA Cup matches against Keflavik and Porto.

He left Tannadice in July 1977 to join St Johnstone, for a fee of around £4,000, and later went into coaching with the Perth side. Doug had spells as manager with Brechin City and Forfar Athletic, and returned to United in 1986 in a coaching role.





Debut

March 30th, 1974
Dundee United 2 - 1 Ayr United

League (Division One)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Doug was born on this date in Glasgow.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Ayr Utd
    League (Division One)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 5 - 0 Hearts
    League (Division One)

    Managerless Hearts, with John Hargart in charge prior to his appointment later on a permanent basis, found United in no mood to be charitable. The Tynecastle side struggled from the 55th secon


  • 50th Appearance

    Keflavík 0 - 2 Dundee United
    UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

    Both legs against Keflavik took place on Tuesdays with the First Leg on the 23rd September 1975. The venue was IBK's Keklavikurvollur Stadium which is situated not far from the international airport w


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Dundee
    League (Premier Division)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 4 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    At that stage of the season, talk of relegation for the Tannadice men was doing the rounds in football circles, with Jim McLean's side having not won since the first day of November, 1975. And things


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 0 Rangers
    League (Premier Division)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Rangers
    League (Premier Division)