David Cumming


David Scott Cumming (6 May 1910 – 18 April 1993)[2] was a Scottish footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Aberdeen, Arbroath and Middlesbrough.[3] Cumming represented Scotland once, in a 1–0 victory against England at Wembley in 1938.[4]

David Cumming
Personal information
Full name David Scott Cumming[1]
Date of birth (1910-05-06)6 May 1910
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 18 April 1993(1993-04-18) (aged 82)
Place of death Kirriemuir, Scotland
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Hall Russells
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1934 Aberdeen 13 (0)
1934–1936 Arbroath 81 (0)
1936–1947 Middlesbrough 135 (0)
National team
1938 Scotland 1 (0)
1944 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Middlesbrough signed Cumming from Scottish club Arbroath for £3,000 in 1936.[5] His career was interrupted by the Second World War, but he returned to play for Middlesbrough during the 1946–47 season.[5] During that season he was sent off in a game against Arsenal for punching Leslie Compton.[5] Cumming was forced to retire at the end of the 1946–47 season after operations failed to cure a knee injury.[5]

References


  1. "David Cumming". www.londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. "David Cumming". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. "DAVE CUMMING". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  4. "Sat 09 Apr 1938 England 0 Scotland 1". www.londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  5. "He played in goal for Boro, but delivered a punch to make a boxer proud". Evening Gazette. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2012.