Mackay, Angus

Birth Date

24th April 1925





Biographical Text

Angus Mackay, appearing for Exeter City between 1947 and 1955 scored 78 times in 257 league games as he fell just short of Harold Houghton’s (then) record tally for the club. Born in Glasgow, Angus arrived from Ipswich Town and left for Millwall before returning to live in Exeter. 

Starting his senior career with Hamilton Academicals, Angus signed for Ipswich Town in May 1946 but only made five league appearances before making the move to Exeter City in September 1947. Making his Grecians’ debut against Southend United soon after his arrival, he was a regular first-teamer throughout most of his stay at St James’ Park with his best season, in terms of goals, coming in 1951/52 when he netted 20 times to finish City’s top scorer.

Angus was transferred to Millwall in June 1955 but never reproduced the consistency he had shown with the Grecians at Exeter and, after one season, was released on a free transfer. Moving back to Exeter, he signed for Bideford and eventually became a window cleaner followed by a spell of running the Locomotive Inn. Later losing his wife in a car crash, Angus Mackay was to die in Exeter in 2000 aged seventy-five. 







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