Doug Houston Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1976-77 21 (2) 23 0 0 0 21 (1) 0 - (1) 0
1975-76 43 43 2 0 0 33 2 10 0
1974-75 34 (1) 35 3 0 0 25 (1) 3 9 0
1973-74 7 7 0 0 0 6 0 1 0
Totals: 105 (3) 5 85 (2) 5 20 (1) 0

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 23rd, 1977 23/04/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 17th, 1977 17/04/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 4
Apr 13th, 1977 13/04/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3
Apr 9th, 1977 09/04/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
Mar 26th, 1977 26/03/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Oct 18th, 1975 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
Oct 4th, 1975 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2
Mar 5th, 1975 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
Nov 16th, 1974 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0
Oct 12th, 1974 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Oct 18th, 1975 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2 (3')
Oct 4th, 1975 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2 (62')
Mar 5th, 1975 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1 (6')
Nov 16th, 1974 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0 (75')
Oct 12th, 1974 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0 (1')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 23rd, 1977 23/04/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 17th, 1977 17/04/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 4
Apr 13th, 1977 13/04/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3
Apr 9th, 1977 09/04/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
Mar 26th, 1977 26/03/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Mar 19th, 1977 19/03/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1977 16/03/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 2
Mar 12th, 1977 12/03/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Mar 8th, 1977 08/03/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Mar 5th, 1977 05/03/77 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Mar 1st, 1977 01/03/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 0
Feb 19th, 1977 19/02/77 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
Feb 16th, 1977 16/02/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Feb 12th, 1977 12/02/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 3 - 2
Feb 7th, 1977 07/02/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 1
Jan 29th, 1977 29/01/77 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 4 (sub)
Jan 8th, 1977 08/01/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 5th, 1977 05/01/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Dec 27th, 1976 27/12/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Dec 18th, 1976 18/12/76 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Nov 27th, 1976 27/11/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 1
Nov 20th, 1976 20/11/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 2
Nov 9th, 1976 09/11/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
May 4th, 1976 04/05/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 0
Apr 28th, 1976 28/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 0
Apr 24th, 1976 24/04/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 21st, 1976 21/04/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Apr 17th, 1976 17/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
Apr 14th, 1976 14/04/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 1
Apr 10th, 1976 10/04/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2
Apr 3rd, 1976 03/04/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Mar 31st, 1976 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Mar 27th, 1976 27/03/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Mar 20th, 1976 20/03/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1976 03/03/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 5 - 0
Feb 28th, 1976 28/02/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Feb 25th, 1976 25/02/76 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 2
Feb 21st, 1976 21/02/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Feb 14th, 1976 14/02/76 4th Round vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Jan 31st, 1976 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1976 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 4 - 0
Jan 17th, 1976 17/01/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 4
Jan 10th, 1976 10/01/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 5
Dec 13th, 1975 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Dec 6th, 1975 06/12/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 2
Nov 29th, 1975 29/11/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1975 22/11/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Nov 15th, 1975 15/11/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Nov 12th, 1975 12/11/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Nov 8th, 1975 08/11/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1975 05/11/75 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Porto (A) 1 - 1
Nov 1st, 1975 01/11/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1975 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H) 1 - 2
Oct 18th, 1975 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
Oct 11th, 1975 11/10/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Oct 4th, 1975 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 2
Sep 30th, 1975 30/09/75 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Keflavík (H) 4 - 0
Sep 27th, 1975 27/09/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1975 23/09/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Keflavík (A) 2 - 0
Sep 20th, 1975 20/09/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Sep 13th, 1975 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 1
Sep 6th, 1975 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Aug 30th, 1975 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Aug 27th, 1975 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Aug 13th, 1975 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 3
Aug 9th, 1975 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
Apr 19th, 1975 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0
Apr 12th, 1975 12/04/75 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 2 - 1
Apr 5th, 1975 05/04/75 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 2
Mar 29th, 1975 29/03/75 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Mar 22nd, 1975 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 19th, 1975 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Mar 15th, 1975 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
Mar 5th, 1975 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
Feb 19th, 1975 19/02/75 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Feb 11th, 1975 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Feb 8th, 1975 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3
Feb 5th, 1975 05/02/75 3rd Round Replay vs. Berwick (A) 1 - 0
Feb 4th, 1975 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 1 - 1
Feb 1st, 1975 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0
Jan 11th, 1975 11/01/75 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3
Jan 4th, 1975 04/01/75 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 2
Dec 14th, 1974 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A) 6 - 0
Dec 7th, 1974 07/12/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 3 - 3
Nov 30th, 1974 30/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 4
Nov 27th, 1974 27/11/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Nov 16th, 1974 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0
Nov 9th, 1974 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 0
Nov 6th, 1974 06/11/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (A) 0 - 1
Nov 2nd, 1974 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1974 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3
Oct 23rd, 1974 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H) 0 - 0
Oct 19th, 1974 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Oct 12th, 1974 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0
Oct 5th, 1974 05/10/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Sep 18th, 1974 18/09/74 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Jiul (H) 3 - 0
Sep 7th, 1974 07/09/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Aug 28th, 1974 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1974 24/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 21st, 1974 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
May 8th, 1974 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
May 4th, 1974 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Apr 29th, 1974 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 2
Apr 24th, 1974 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Apr 20th, 1974 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 1
Apr 17th, 1974 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Mar 30th, 1974 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 85 (2) 5 0 0
SC 7 (1) 0 0 0
LC 6 0 0 0
UEFA 4 0 0 0
CWC 3 0 0 0
Totals: 105 (3) 5

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


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.

Last updated on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 by B Orr.





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)