ted doig

Player of the Day: Ted Doig

by Kate Smith

Former stopper in spotlight.

Goalkeeper Ted Doig made a little over 450 appearances for Sunderland.

Capped by his native Scotland, Doig was originally a right winger but signed for Arbroath as a goalkeeper in 1883.

He was on the books when Arbroath recorded their record 36-0 win over Bon Accord in 1885.

Signed by Sunderland in September 1890, Doig established a club record with seven straight clean sheets and won four Championship medals with the club by 1902-03.

He joined Liverpool in August 1904 for £150, winning two further league titles on Merseyside. He later played for St Helens Recreation and died in 1919 at the age of 53.