Derek Dougan

Born 20 January 1938 in Belfast – died  24 June 2007

‘The Doog’ spent two seasons with the Posh and the colourful character captured the hearts of many fans.  The Doog was signed by Posh Manager Jack Fairbrother from Aston Villa for £21,000.00 in May 1963. Fairbrother had gone on a ‘secret mission’ to Germany and beat a posse of clubs chasing the Irish internationals signature.

A strong and physical forward, the Doog not only scored on his debut for Posh on the opening day of the 1963/64 season, finishing top scorer that season with 20 goals he also scored Posh’s first goal in the  famous  2-1 win over Arsenal in the 4th round of the FA Cup on 30th January 1966.

In total the Doog made 77 league appearances (scoring 38 goals) in the league, 10 FA Cup appearances (7 goals) and 3 League Cup appearances (1 goal ) for the Posh.

The Doog left Posh for Leicester City in May 1965 for £25,000 and joined Wolves in March 1967 where again he also achieved legendary status.

Did you know:  In December 2005, the Doog was a pallbearer at the funeral of George Best.