Doug Smith

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Douglas Bryan Smith (18 November 1937 - 5 December 2012)

Smith was born in Aberdeen and played for local junior team Aberdeen Lads Club. He signed for Dundee United in 1958 and spent all of his playing days at Tannadice, appearing in 628 competitive matches.

Remarkably – and unusually for a defender – Smith never received a booking throughout his entire playing career.

With just a 1974 Scottish Cup runners-up medal to show from his time, Smith retired in 1976, although he returned in 1983 to the club board.

In 1992, Smith was elected as vice-chairman and became chairman in October 2000 following Jim McLean's resignation, with an appointment as president of the Scottish Football League in-between (1997).

In January 2002, following an acrimonious EGM, Smith left the club.

(via Wikipedia)