Davie Laing

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Davie Laing
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-02-20)20 February 1925
Place of birth Strathmiglo, Scotland
Date of death 15 July 2017(2017-07-15) (aged 92)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Bayview YC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1954 Heart of Midlothian 191 (11)
1954–1956 Clyde 43 (4)
1956–1957 Hibernian 6 (0)
1957–1959 Gillingham 82 (5)
1959–1961 Margate 79 (8)
1961–1962 Ramsgate Athletic
1962–1963 Canterbury City 20 (0)
1963–1965 Margate 4 (0)
Total 322 (20)
National team
1952 Scottish League XI 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Laing (20 February 1925 – 15 July 2017) was a Scottish professional footballer.

Laing played for Hearts for eight years and represented the Scottish League XI while there in 1952.[1] His last Hearts game was on 4 September 1954 in a 3-2 league cup home victory against Celtic. He left Hearts the day after.[2] His position in the Hearts team was given to Dave Mackay, who became a regular first team pick. Laing missed out as Hearts won their breakthrough trophy of the Tommy Walker era, the 1954 Scottish League Cup Final.

Laing though was to enjoy success of his own elsewhere, as he joined Clyde. He helped them win the 1955 Scottish Cup Final in his first season. Laing is generally accepted to have been man of the match in both the first game of the final and its replay.[3]

He later played for Hibernian and Gillingham. He was inducted into the inaugural Clyde FC Hall of Fame in 2011.[3] Laing died in July 2017, aged 92.[4]


  1. ^ "David Laing". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club.
  2. ^ Davie Laing on London Hearts
  3. ^ a b "Clyde FC Hall of Fame". clydefc.co.uk. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  4. ^ Wright, Tom (21 July 2017). "DAVIE LAING". Hibs Historical Trust. Retrieved 21 July 2017.

External links

  • London Hearts profile
  • Davie Laing at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  • Clyde FC Hall of Fame profile
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