Arbroath footballer played for five English clubs

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A WELL known Arbroath footballer who played professionally in England for five different clubs has died at the age of 75.

Dave (Darkie) Cargill had a long career playing football professionally, which he rounded off by making 85 appearances for his hometown club Arbroath FC between 1961 and 1965.

Mr Cargill was born in the town in 1936 and attended Inverbrothock Primary and Arbroath High School.

At the age of just 14 his footballing talents were recognised and he was scouted by Burnley and moved to Lancashire as a teenager to play for the club.

After rising through the ranks he then moved to Sheffield Wednesday followed by Derby County, where he enjoyed 56 appearances in the late 1950s.

A move to Lincoln City followed before he came back to Arbroath to play for the Lichties.

After retiring from professional football, Mr Cargill had many jobs but he was probably best known for working as the bar manager at the Crown Inn.

He started the job in 1990, retiring in 2002 after a 12 year stint at the pub. He was also married to Joan.

Mr Cargill died on Saturday, November 20 and his funeral was held yesterday (Thursday) at George Stewart funeral directors.

He is survived by his daughters Beverley and Wendy and grandsons Conar and Jake.