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Derek Dooley

Derek Dooley

Clubs played for: Lincoln City, Sheffiel Wednesday. (1946-1952).




Biography: Scored 62 goals in 61 games for the Owls before injury forced him to quit at the age of 23. Formally a director at neighbours, Sheffield United. Dooley died at home on 5 March 2008. Both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United opened their own books of condolence the following day. United announced on 6 March 2008 that they will be naming their new youth academy after their former chairman. The following day the Blades announced that they would commission a statue of Dooley, to be placed to the rear of the South Stand at Bramall Lane. (Scored a Wednesday record of 46 goals in 1951-1952 season)

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