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PersonalFullname: David Miller Duncan
aka: Davie Duncan
Born: 21 November 1921
Died: 11 Jan 1991
Birthplace: Markinch, Scotland
Signed: 17 December 1942
Left: c13 Nov 1944 (to East Fife)
Debut: Celtic 3-2 Motherwell, Regional League, 19 Dec 1942
International Caps: 3
International Goals: 1
BiogDavie Duncan was signed by Celtic from Raith Rovers in December 1942.
"Expert at penalties, free kicks and long throws, first came to Jimmy McStay's attention in the War Cup with his pile-driver shooting when Raith put Celtic out over two legs." - Eugene MacBride (Celtic historian)
He made a scoring debut in a 3-2 Regional league victory over Motherwell at Parkhead on December 12th. With plenty of pace and a great left-foot Duncan seemed set for a long Parkhead career but Celtic seemed unwilling to give the player the chance to shine in his favoured position.
He was released by the Bhoys in the autumn of 1944 and was willingly snapped up for nothing by East Fife. At East Fife Davie was an outstanding performer and went on to win international recognition with Scotland. He was the first Division B player to win a full Scotland cap (versus Belgium at Hampden on April 28th 1948).
Taking in his success post-Celtic, it's said that "It made true Celts squirm that Parkhead gave him a free transfer".
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* = All appearances refer to unofficial wartime competitions
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