Ted MacDougall - Profile
Feature by Steve Jones
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2010
Ted MacDougall scored more than 250 League goals during his career and is one of the most famous strikers to have appeared for York City.
He was born in Inverness in 1947 and went on to join Liverpool in 1966. But after failing to make his mark at Anfield he was snapped up by York manager Tom Lockie for £5,000 in July 1967.
MacDougall was to make an instant impression and scored on his Football League debut in a 1-1 draw with Workington at Bootham Crescent. He went on to become leading scorer in each of his two seasons at the club before being transferred to Bournemouth for £8,000 during the summer of 1969.
The Scot was a prolific marksman for the Cherries and netted in excess of 100 League goals in three years. In 1971 he struck an incredible nine goals for Bournemouth in an 11-0 FA Cup victory against Margate.
A dream move to Manchester United in September 1972 was to prove his reward for his goalscoring exploits. MacDougall cost the Red Devils a £195,000 transfer fee, but spent only six months there before joining West Ham United.
His stay with the Hammers also proved brief and he then moved to Norwich City. Whilst with the Canaries he gained seven full Scottish caps and helped his side return to the top flight. He later played for Southampton, Bournemouth (again) and Blackpool.
The name of MacDougall will always be linked with his regular strike partner Phil Boyer, who himself received England recognition. The duo may have played alongside each other at Bournemouth, Norwich and Southampton, but the seeds of an outstanding partnership were sown at Bootham Crescent - and York City.