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Player - Doug McMahon

Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 16, 1917. Died: Montreal, Quebec, April 16, 1997.Doug McMahon

Clubs: United Weston (Winnipeg), Wolverhampton Wanderers 1938-40, Chicago Maroons 1946, Montreal Carsteel 1948. Doug went to England for a month's trial with the famous Wolves in the fall of 1938 and was signed on October 11. He made his First Division debut against Blackpool on January 1, 1939, then went on a European tour with the team that spring and scored a goal in each half against a Danish Select team in Copenhagen. He remained with Wolves after the start of World War Two and played six games and scored nine goals in the Midland Regional League during the 1939-40 season. However, World War Two interrupted a very promising career and he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve on June 19, 1941 and served as a telegraphist about HMCS Camrose on North Atlantic convoy duty. He was discharged on August 31, 1945. Following the war he played for the Chicago Maroons in the newly formed North American Professional Soccer League in the 1946 season. Played for Eastern Canada against the Eastern United States in 1947 and 1948 and for Eastern Canada against Scotland in 1949. In 1948 he won a Canadian championship medal with Montreal Carsteel, scoring two goals in the first game of the final and another in the third game. Scored a record 71 goals in that season. Coach of Montreal Sparta in 1956. Named as one of the Players of the Half Century in the 1950 Canadian Press poll. His father Sandy McMahon was a well known referee in Manitoba in the 1920's.