Rab Douglas is inducted into the Dundee FC Hall of Fame.
DINNER: Fans gather in city hotel to salute their footballing heroes
Courier columnist Rab Douglas and four other Dark Blues legends were inducted into the Dundee FC Hall of Fame last night.
Fans joined current and former players and club officials at a £50-perplate dinner at the Invercarse Hotel, and were entertained by speakers Alan Rough and Peter Brown.
The four former footballers joined 39 other club grandees, including Jocky Scott, Barry Smith and Bobby Cox, in Dundee’s Hall of Fame 2017.
Shot-stopper Douglas was joined in the club’s hall of greats by Alec Troup, league winner Alex Stuart, League Cup winner Thomson Allan and 1991 Challenge Cup winner Keith Wright.
Troup, who played for the club in the 1920s, was born in Forfar and played for the Dee and Everton as a winger and was awarded the club’s heritage award.
Alex Stuart spent a decade with Dundee, having joined the club as a youngster in 1958. Stuart received a Golden Era award at the Hall of Fame event, recognising the part he played in the Dens Park side’s most successful squad.
Goalkeeper Thomson Allan played in the side that beat Celtic in the League Cup final in 1973. Allan was also the last Dundee keeper to be capped for Scotland, and was awarded one of two Legends awards on the night.
Fellow Legends award inductee Keith Wright played for the team in the late 1980s and early 1990s, winning the Challenge Cup in 1991 and scoring 75 goals in 197 appearances for the Dark Blues.
Fans favourite Rab Douglas was given the Modern Hero award, in recognition of his two spells with the club, and the part he played in the club’s “Deefiant” 2010-11 campaign – which saw the Dark Blues stave off relegation with a 23-game unbeaten run.
Top table at the dinner, from left, back: club director Bob Hynd, club director Ian Crighton, speaker Alan Rough, club president Pat Liney, speaker Peter Brown, club director Steve Martin, general manager Jim Thomson. Front: Mark Lawson (great-grandson...