Monday, 1 June 2009

ALAN COUSIN - A DECADE A DEE

Alan Cousin was at Dens from 1955 to 1965, and as a consequence, has him in Dundee's top 10 longest serving players of all time with a whopping 384 appearances. Being a striker, he has also banged in rather a lot of goals in his time - 141 to be precise - the club's 4th highest scorer. He was the Dees top scorer 3 seasons on the trot - 1957/58 - 1958/59 - 1959/60. The era he played saw him win the Scottish League title in 1962 and take part in the following famous European Cup run. In 1959 he represented Scotland twice at international level.
The above photo was taken in his final year with Dundee in 1965.

9 comments:

Shilton said...

Keep all the Dundee info coming, it doesnt get the same amount of comments as Retro Dundee but make me very every time you add something new x

Shilton said...

very happy!

Lightning said...

Just found this blog after reading Retro Dundee, have not had so much nostalgia for ages, what a brilliant collection it is too, will take me ages to read it all, but will do. My era the 60's. Thanks and keep them coming.

Barney Thomson said...

Alan Cousin played in the greatest ever Dundee side with the likes of Gillie, Ure, Seith, Smith, etc. In my opinion, he was the best athlete of them all and without him we should never have had the success we did.
He was also oustanding at cricket and hockey, never signed full time papers and went on to a distinguished career in education.
Truly Dundee's "Renaissance Man"

beerbottles said...

Been following retro dundee for a while and just found this again keep up the good work well done.

Anonymous said...

More than just a footballer,he was an academic with a degree from St.Andrews University and he also taught at Dundee High School.

Anonymous said...

He was my one of my Classics teacher . Had the enjoyment of playing with him in a teachers/pupils match. Best player I have ever played with !

Anonymous said...

I saw Alan last week in his home town of Alloa. He is looking really well and still carries himself tall and upright with the bearing of an athlete.It always a pleasure to meet him.

Anonymous said...

Alan was my classics teacher and form tutor for many years at Alloa Academy. He was always truly respected by all.