- Ex-Aberdeen and St Mirren striker Frank McDougall has died aged 65
- McDougall won the league title with Aberdeen in the 1984-85 season
Former Aberdeen and St Mirren striker Frank McDougall has died aged 65.
McDougall won the Scottish Premier Division title with Aberdeen (managed by Sir Alex Ferguson) in the 1984–85 season.
During that campaign he finished as the top scorer in the division with 22 league goals.
In total he played 69 games for Aberdeen and scored 44 goals.
McDougall also won the Scottish Cup and League Cup, but was forced to retire aged 29 due to a back injury.
Former Aberdeen and St Mirren striker Frank McDougall has died aged 65
McDougall won the Scottish league title with Aberdeen in the 1984-85 season
He previously played for Clydebank before securing a move to St Mirren in 1979.
Last year, McDougall revealed he had lung cancer. He was later inducted into the Aberdeen Hall of Fame.
A statement about Aberdeen’s official website read on Sunday morning: ‘Aberdeen Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Frank McDougall this morning.
‘Frank was an AFC legend as during his two seasons for the Dons, between 1984 and 1986, he scored an impressive 44 goals and won all three national medals.
‘The striker was inducted into the AFC Hall of Fame last year.
‘Our thoughts are with his friends and family at his very sad time.
‘A full tribute to one of our greatest players ever will be released soon.
St Mirren posted a tribute to McDougall and said they are deeply saddened by his passing
St Mirren posted a statement saying: ‘St Mirren Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of our former player Frank McDougall.
‘Reknown as one of the best strikers in Scottish football in the 1980s, Frank joined St Mirren from Clydebank in June 1979, a transfer that broke the Scottish transfer record at the time. During his five-year stay at Saints, Frank scored 64 goals in 169 appearances.
‘Frank would then move to Aberdeen in 1984 where he became a firm fan favorite – scoring 44 goals in just 69 appearances – before retiring with injury in 1987.
“The thoughts of everyone at St Mirren are with Frank’s loved ones at this sad time.”