Duncan Colquhoun
Duncan Colquhoun
Duncan Colquhoun
● Duncan Colquhoun (AUH)

born in Scotland

Duncan Morton Colquhoun was born on Saturday, 24th July, 1915, in Glen Fruin, Argyll and Bute.

The forward appeared as a guest for Donald Turner's Thistle in October, 1943, having most recently been with Bradford City.

Aged 28, he made his only appearance on Saturday, 2nd October, 1943, in a 6-2 defeat at home to Dumbarton in the Southern League.

There were no goals for Duncan in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His club-list included Dunoon Athletic, Fulham, Millwall, Raith Rovers, Dumbarton, King's Park, Sheffield Wednesday, Hartlepools United, Wigan Athletic, Bristol City, Southport, Bradford City, Queen of the South, Hibernian, Partick Thistle, Hurst and Runcorn.

Duncan died on Tuesday, 26th July, 2005, in Billinge, Merseyside, aged 90.

Bio Extra

Duncan's was a life spent in football as a player, coach, manager and physio and all-sorts in-between. He once spent a season trying a different club every month just for the craic. (see 'Scrapbook' tab above for the cartoon!) The journeyman had significant spells with Wigan Athletic from 1934 and with Southport in 1938-39. Like so many other players, he landed at Firhill as a guest during wartime, albeit just a one-off game in October '43.

Returned to Wigan Athletic for a second spell after the war and when he retired from playing he tried his hand at management with Crompton's Recreation and Wigan Rovers reserves. Became heavily involved with Wigan Athletic in the decades which followed acting as physio, caretaker manager and youth team coach at various times. So highly thought of was Duncan that he enjoyed two benefit matches. On 6th April 1949, a Colquhoun X1 beat the Latics 5-3 and, a whole 25 years later, on 14th May 1984, Kenny Banks (coach) and Duncan Colquhoun (physio) were awarded a joint-testimonial, a Larry Lloyd XI defeating Wigan XI by 5 goals to two.

Could play a bit of golf too, and the 23-year-old Duncan once won the Merseyside Professional Footballers Golf Championship at Woolton.

(WS/JK)



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