McAvoy Doug Image 1 Kilmarnock 1937

McAvoy Doug Image 1 Kilmarnock 1937


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Kilmarnock born inside forward Doug McAvoy began his football career with Kilmarnock Academicals in 1934, playing for Cumnock Juniors in 1935 before joining Scottish League Kilmarnock in 1936. In 1939 he was sent along with a group of his compatriots by the Scottish F.A. to tour USA. They were promoted in the U.S. as “The Scottish Internationals” even though only seven of the 17 in the squad had ever played for Scotland.

McAvoy played for Kilmarnock either side of World War Two, before he  signed for reigning League Champions Liverpool from his hometown club in December 1947 for £7,000. He was 29-years-old at the time and struggled to earn a place in the defending champions’ team and made only a single appearance for the club in the rest of the season, his Football League debut coming when Stoke City visited Anfield on 3rd January 1948, replacing Cyril Done. The same thing happened the following season too; just a solitary appearance against Chelsea in October 1948. He joined Queen of the South in September 1949 where he finished his career.


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