Harry Melrose

Everyone at Dunfermline Athletic is hugely saddened to hear of the passing of a true Pars legend, Harry Melrose.

Harry was a member of the 1961 Scottish Cup winning side. He also played 275 times, scoring 106 goals during his 7 years at the club as a player. 

Three of his 106 goals were scored in European competitions, including the goal that knocked Everton out of the 1962/1963 Inter City Fairs Cup. He also famously scored 6 goals, a new record for a Scottish League winger, in a 10-1 victory over Partick Thistle. 

As well as winning the 1961 Scottish Cup Final, he also played and scored in the 1965 Scottish Cup Final, when the Pars narrowly lost to Celtic. The following season, Harry was transferred to Aberdeen for £10,000 in October 1965.

A return to Dunfermline materialised in 1975, with Harry taking over the managerial reigns at East End Park. His finest moment coming in May 1979, when Dunfermline gained promotion to Division One, following a 1-1 draw against Falkirk in the last match of the season.

Harry continued to be a huge figure at the club as an active member of the Former Players’ Association. 

Dunfermline Athletic Chairman and CEO David Cook commented:

“We are all saddened to hear the news of the passing of Harry. He was a massive figure at this football club who contributed a huge amount on and off the field. 

At tonight’s match against Partick Thistle, our players will wear black armbands and we will look to honour Harry further ahead of our next home fixture on Saturday 2nd March. 

On behalf of everyone at Dunfermline Athletic I would like to pass on our condolences to Harry’s family, friends and teammates at this difficult time.”

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