Football fan proves a true know-it-all to win signed shirt

A FOOTBALL buff came out top in a bid to successfully identify the most players in the Scottish Football Museum's Walk of Fame.

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Douglas Moyes, 54, of Renfrew, came out top in the competition to win a signed Scotland shirt, by naming 75 of the 125 faces on display at the Hampden museum.

He and his brother Jim, 60 are both Rangers fanatics and have been following the beautiful game since they were youngsters.

Douglas said: "I don't think the people we spotted were that obscure, you either know them or you don't.

"We didn't use the internet, every one of the ones we named we did from memory.

"It just comes from years of reading everything you can about the game.

"As kids we just loved football. My dad couldn't tell the difference between George Best and Pele, but we just played football all the time.

"My first game was Rangers v Hearts in 1966, we drew 1-1, but I couldn't tell you who scored... I'd have to look that up."

Douglas, a catering manager at a golf club, is no relation to the famous Scot who shares his surname – Everton boss David Moyes. He added: "I did meet him once, at a golf club in California, but we're not related."

Sandy Tiree, collections assistant at the Scottish Football Museum, said: "There's 125 photographs on display and Douglas identified 75 of them, which was quite easily the winner, the next best was 47."


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