Finn Døssing - Player Profile


Full Name:Finn Døssing Jensen
Born:April 27th, 1941 (Viborg, Denmark)
Height:6'
Position:Centre Forward
Signed:December 2nd, 1964
First Manager:Jerry Kerr
Career Stats: 115 appearances, 76 goals
Full Debut: December 5th, 1964 - Heart of Midlothian 3 - 1 Dundee United (League - Division One)
First Goal: December 5th, 1964 - Heart of Midlothian 3 - 1 Dundee United (League - Division One)
Also Played For:Aalborg Boldspilklub, Viborg FF

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1967/68  Division One 8 2 0.25 - - 12.5% 50.0% 37.5%
 1966/67  Division One 34 (3) 16 0.43 - - 37.8% 27.0% 35.1%
 1965/66  Division One 41 27 0.66 - - 51.2% 17.1% 31.7%
 1964/65  Division One 29 31 1.07 - - 69.0% 13.8% 17.2%
112 (3) 76 0.66

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Oct 21st, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 2
 Oct 14th, 1967 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 0 - 6
 Oct 7th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 3 - 2
 Sep 30th, 1967 League  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 0 - 2
 Sep 23rd, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Oct 7th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 3 - 2
 Sep 23rd, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2
 Apr 5th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 4 - 4
 Mar 18th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 1
 Mar 11th, 1967 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0

Finn was born in Viborg, Jutland and started his career with his hometown club in 1958. Making his first team debut at the age of 17, he was a regular in their side for six years, and came through the Danish international youth sides, making his under-21 debut in September 1963.

At the age of 23, he arrived at Tannadice under a cloak of secrecy for trials in December 1964. He netted four goals in a closed doors game and starred in a second trial match before he was signed along with Orjan Persson for a total of around £10,000. Finn made a scoring debut against Hearts at Tynecastle a few days later but did not impress some of the watching reporters. However, they quickly changed their opinions, as the tall Danish centre forward became a Tannadice scoring sensation. The introduction of Dossing, Persson, Lennart Wing and Mogens Berg turned a mundane season that threatened relegation into a memorable one that pushed United into a respectable mid table finish. The centre forward scored an incredible 21 goals in just 19 league appearances, including a hat-trick against Hibs in January 1965.

With the season coming to a close, United entered the Summer Cup, where Dossing grabbed seven goals as United went through the Sectional ties against Aberdeen, Dundee and St Johnstone without dropping a single point. A further goals from the Dane in the semi-final against Partick Thistle and the final against Motherwell unfortunately weren't enough as United narrowly lost out on silverware in June 1965. Despite his scoring exploits at United as a professional player, Finn was unable to represent his country due to their strictly amateur policy at the time.

In his second season at United, he topped the Club's scoring charts again, with 27 goals, including one of the most famous hat-tricks in United history when he netted three against Dundee in a 5-0 win in September 1965. He also netted hat-tricks against Motherwell, at home and away, and holds the record for the fastest goal scored by a United player, netting after just 14 seconds against Hamilton Academical in October 1965. Dossing's goal scoring exploits were instrumental in United's fifth place finish, the Club's highest ever league placing at the time, as the club qualified for European football for the first time.

His scoring rate dropped in 1966-67 and injury kept him out of the team as they went into European competition for the first time, missing both legs of the Barcelona tie, as well as the away leg in Juventus. However, he had the satisfaction of scoring the only goal of the game at Tannadice against the Italian giants in his only European match. In the summer of 1967, Finn was part of a sixteen man squad that travelled to the United States to represent Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

With his contract nearing its end, in 1967-68, he made only eight appearances before returning to his home in Denmark in December 1967, signing for Aalborg. After two seasons there he returned to Viborg, and at the age of just 33 retired from the game to open a clothing store in his hometown. His record at United is remarkable, ranking him amongst the Club's legends. In January 2008, Finn was one of the first players inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

 Goals Scored
Dec 5th, 1964 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 1 - 3 (54')
Dec 19th, 1964 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 1 (77')
Jan 1st, 1965 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 1 (24')
Jan 9th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 1 (18')
Jan 9th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 1 (15')
Jan 16th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 4 - 3 (40')
Jan 16th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 4 - 3 (15')
Jan 16th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 4 - 3 (33')
Jan 23rd, 1965 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 0 (43')
Jan 23rd, 1965 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 0 (30')
Feb 6th, 1965 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 (30')
Feb 17th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Third Lanark 2 - 1 (16')
Feb 17th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Third Lanark 2 - 1 (35')
Feb 27th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 2 (2')
Mar 10th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 4 (-)
Mar 10th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 4 (-)
Mar 13th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 6 - 0 (62')
Mar 13th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 6 - 0 (4')
Mar 20th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 0 (58')
Mar 24th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 4 - 2 (79')
Mar 27th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Morton 3 - 2 (36')
Apr 10th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 1 - 1 (6')
May 1st, 1965 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 4 - 1 (21')
May 1st, 1965 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 4 - 1 (5')
May 5th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 1 (-)
May 15th, 1965 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 1 (-)
May 15th, 1965 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 1 (-)
May 19th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 0 (-)
May 19th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 0 (-)
May 26th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 0 (-)
May 29th, 1965 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 3 (10')
Sep 4th, 1965 League Cup  (A)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 3 (88')
Sep 11th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 5 - 0 (56')
Sep 11th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 5 - 0 (87')
Sep 11th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 5 - 0 (15')
Sep 18th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 1 (47')
Sep 18th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 1 (69')
Sep 25th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1 (23')
Oct 2nd, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 5 - 2 (70')
Oct 9th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 4 - 2 (57')
Oct 16th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 7 - 0 (1')
Oct 16th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 7 - 0 (84')
Oct 30th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Morton 4 - 2 (52')
Nov 13th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 4 - 1 (3')
Nov 20th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (76')
Nov 20th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (89')
Nov 20th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (60')
Dec 25th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 4 - 2 (57')
Dec 25th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 4 - 2 (36')
Feb 16th, 1966 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (103')
Mar 19th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 5 - 1 (10')
Mar 19th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 5 - 1 (-)
Mar 19th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 5 - 1 (53')
Mar 26th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 1 - 4 (-)
Mar 30th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (-)
Apr 9th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 5 - 4 (52')
Apr 9th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 5 - 4 (37')
Apr 16th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 0 (56')
Sep 24th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 7 - 0 (53')
Sep 24th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 7 - 0 (79')
Oct 1st, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3 (42')
Oct 29th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 4 (88')
Nov 5th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 2 - 2 (85')
Dec 17th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 2 (25')
Dec 31st, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 2 (23')
Jan 7th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 0 (79')
Jan 28th, 1967 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Hearts 3 - 0 (42')
Jan 28th, 1967 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Hearts 3 - 0 (55')
Feb 11th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 3 (27')
Feb 25th, 1967 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 3 (35')
Mar 8th, 1967 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup  (H)  vs. Juventus 1 - 0 (80')
Mar 11th, 1967 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 0 (87')
Mar 18th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 1 (53')
Apr 5th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 4 - 4 (75')
Sep 23rd, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2 (54')
Oct 7th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Morton 3 - 2 (1')

 Hat-Tricks
Jan 16th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 4 - 3 (3 goals)
Sep 11th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 5 - 0 (3 goals)
Nov 20th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (3 goals)
Mar 19th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 5 - 1 (3 goals)