Doug Livingstone

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Doug Livingstone
Personal information
Full nameDugald Livingstone
Date of birth(1898-02-25)25 February 1898
Place of birth Alexandria, Scotland
Date of death 15 January 1981(1981-01-15) (aged 82)
Place of death Marlow, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) [1]
Position(s) Full-back
Youth career
Senior career*
1917–1921 Celtic 47
1918–1919 Dumbarton (loan) [2] 1
1921–1926 Everton 95
1926 Plymouth Argyle 22 (0)
1927–1930 Aberdeen 75 (0)
1930–1933 Tranmere Rovers 88 (0)
Teams managed
1949–1950 Sparta Rotterdam
1951–1953 Republic of Ireland
1953–1954 Belgium
1954–1956 Newcastle United
1956–1958 Fulham
1958–1962 Chesterfield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dugald Livingstone (25 February 1898 – 15 January 1981), [3] commonly known as "Duggie", "Doug" or "Dug", was a Scottish football player and manager.


He played fullback for Parkhead, Ashfield, Celtic, Dumbarton (loan), Everton, [4] Plymouth Argyle, Aberdeen and Tranmere Rovers during his playing career before going into management. [5]

Livingstone managed Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam between 1949 and 1950. [6] [7] During his managerial career, Livingstone took charge of the Republic of Ireland from 1951 to 1953, before managing Belgium, [8] guiding them to the 1954 FIFA World Cup and notably was in charge for the thrilling 4–4 draw with England in the group stages. [9]

After success with Belgium he moved on to manage Newcastle United in 1954. Some supporters and staff were at first concerned that his tactics were in total contrast to those of his predecessor George Martin, but these doubts were laid to rest when he guided the team to FA Cup victory in 1955. The Newcastle board had the final say in which players would be playing during his spell at the club and they notably played Jackie Milburn for this final, against Livingstone's wishes. Milburn coincidentally scored in the match. [9]

It was largely believed that Livingstone was unhappy with the amount of influence the board had on first team issues (although he never stated this). [9] He left Newcastle in 1956 and went on to manage Fulham between 1956 and 1958 [10] and then Chesterfield until 1962. [11]


Newcastle United

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  8. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-04-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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