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YCX-Files: Ted MacDougall

YCX-Files: Ted MacDougall
Ted MacDougall netted more than 250 Football League goals during his career and is one of the most noted strikers to have appeared for York City.

Born in Inverness in 1947, McDougall joined Liverpool nineteen years later, where he was unable to make the grade and was duly signed by then York manager Tom Lockie for a modest 5,000 fee in July 1967.

He immediately scored on his Football League debut for York in a 1-1 draw with Workington at Bootham Crescent, and went on to become leading marksman in each of his two seasons at the club, where he first linked up with his legendary partner Phil Boyer before eventually being transferred to Bournemouth for 8,000 in the summer of 1969.

The Scot proved a prolific marksman for the Cherries and struck in excess of 100 League goals in three years. In 1971 he claimed an incredible nine goals for them in an 11-0 FA Cup victory against Margate.

Those tremendous scoring feats on the south coast in turn prompted a dream move to Manchester United after the two clubs agreed a 195,000 transfer fee in September 1972. However, he stayed only six months at Old Trafford before joining West Ham United.

That too was to be a short-lived relationship and he then signed for Norwich City and went on to gain seven full Scottish caps, whilst also helping his side return to the top division. MacDougall later played for Southampton, Bournemouth (again) and Blackpool.

As well as at York, MacDougall enjoyed a very successful partnership with England international Boyer at Bournemouth, Norwich and Southampton.

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