Davie Wilson

It was with sadness that I read last night on the club website that former Son (as both player and manager,) Davie Wilson, has died.

Davie made his name at Rangers, for whom he played 227 times and scored 99 goals. He left Ibrox in 1967 and after a spell at Dundee United he joined Sons in 1972 just in time to gain promotion in our centenary year. In all he played for us 48 times and scored twice. He also had a distinguished career in the Scottish National side.

It was as manager, though, where he had his greatest impact on Dumbarton, blooding several yooungsters who went on to become internationals in his first stint and taking us up into the ten team Premier Division in 1984 in his second spell as team boss. A measure of this latter achievement is that we haven’t been in the top flight since.

David (Davie) Wilson: 10/1/1937 – 14/6/2022. So it goes.

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