Harry Melrose

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Harry Melrose
Personal information
Full name Harry Melrose
Date of birth (1935-05-31) 31 May 1935 (age 85)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position(s) Winger
Youth career
Dalkeith Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Rangers 0 (0)
1958–1965 Dunfermline Athletic 179 (75)
1965–1969 Aberdeen 63 (12)
1969–1975 Berwick Rangers 98 (14)
Total 340 (101)
Teams managed
1969–1975 Berwick Rangers
1975–1980 Dunfermline Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Harry Melrose (born 31 May 1935) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager.

Club career[edit]

A winger, Melrose started his playing career for Rangers. His only appearance for the Gers was in the Scottish League Cup semi-final in September 1957, scoring twice in a 4–0 win over Brechin City.

He made his name at Dunfermline Athletic after arriving on a free transfer in May 1958. A stalwart of Jock Stein's side of the early 60's, he made 271 appearances and scored 106 goals, including 6 goals, (a joint club record shared with Charlie Dickson) in a game against Partick Thistle in April 1959.

He left East End Park in October 1965 and signed for Aberdeen for a fee of £10,000. He was captain of the Dons from 1966 to 1968.

Managerial career[edit]

In 1969, he left Pittodrie and became player-manager of Berwick Rangers. In 1975, he returned to Dunfermline as manager and guided them to promotion to Scottish League Division One in May 1979.

External links[edit]

  • Dunfermline hall of fame
  • "Harry Melrose". Neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
Preceded by
Ally Shewan
Aberdeen captain
Succeeded by
Jens Petersen