Ian McDougall
on his Induction into the Eastern New York Soccer Association Hall Of Fame

Here is a brief profile from ENYSA

Born in Hamilton, Scotland in 1930, McDougall learned to play the sport using a tennis ball because nobody in the coal-mining community could afford a soccer ball. He wound up playing for Hamilton Academy after winning a scholarship to the school at the age of 12. He also performed the amateur Clydesdale Amateurs. He also turned down a tryout offer at 16 due to his family's emigration to the United States .

It didn't take McDougall long to become involved in the states. He was signed by Jim McGuire (later president of the U.S. Soccer Federation) to play with the Brooklyn Wanderers of the American Soccer League. McDougall also played with the Brooklyn Hispano, Kearny Scots, Hakoah, the latter merging with the New York Americans.

He joined the German-American Soccer League, captaining Eintracht for four years, performing for the Swedish Club (winning team MVP) and the Lindenhurst Soccer Club before finishing his career with Oceanside United. McDougall represented the ASL against Young Boys of Berne , Switzerland and played against Sunderland of England at Ebbets Field.

In his latter years, McDougall made his mark at the youth level. He was a co-founder of Oceanside United and directed youth teams for 35 years and remains a lifetime director of the LIJSL club. McDougall was honored for his contributions to the youth game as he was inducted into the LIJSL Hall of Fame in 2003.

While not playing soccer, the Lynbrook , L.I. resident found time for a family -- he and his wife Janet have three children and six grandchildren. He started and finished his working career with Inco Limited, a premium mining and metals company. Beginning as a messenger, McDougall retired as director, chief financial officer and vice chairman of the board.