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John Dennis Downie (born July 19, 1925) was a Scottish football player. He was born in Lanark, Scotland. He played as a forward. Downie was purchased by Manchester United from Bradford Park Avenue in 1949 for a British record of £18,000 and played his last game for the club in 1953. Downie scored 37 goals (including 5 FA Cup Goals) in 116 appearances for the club.

Downie also played for Luton Town, Hull City and Mansfield Town.

After retiring from football, he worked as a newsagent in Bradford. Downie now lives in Tynemouth and regularly goes to watch local teams North Shields and Whitley Bay.


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