Dave Durie, English footballer, Died at 85

David George Durie was born on August 13, 1931, in Blackpool and died in 2013.

He was an English former professional football player.

Dave played as a forward.

He started his professional career with his hometown club in 1952.

Durie was signed as a deputy to Allan Brown, but eventually succeeded him.

Dave made his Football League debut on March 3, 1953 in a single-goal victory at Burnley.

Durie made six more league appearances that season, and scored one goal in a 5–1 defeat at Middlesbrough on 11 April.

During 1953–54, he made three league appearances.

Then, again scored one goal, in a 4–2 victory over local rivals Preston North End at Bloomfield Road on 31 March 1954.

He gained the same statistics in 1954–55, his goal this time coming in a 3–3 draw at Charlton Athletic on 16 September 1954.

During 1955–56, with Allan Brown out through injury, Durie made 15 league appearances, scoring fourteen goals.

Dave also made his FA Cup debut, against Manchester City on January 3, 1956.

His last appearance for Blackpool occurred on December 28, 1964, in a single-goal league defeat at Chelsea.

Durie had scored in the reverse fixture two days earlier, although Blackpool lost 5–1 in front of their own fans.

Dave went on to play for Chester City for three years, before finishing his career back on the Fylde Coast with Fleetwood Town.

Dave Durie passed away at 85 years old.