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Dundee legend Bobby Cox dies, aged 76

Bobby Cox
The late captain Bobby Cox had a stand at Dens Park named after him

Former Dundee captain Bobby Cox has died at the age of 76.

Cox captained Dundee to the league title in 1962 and guided the team to European Cup victories against Cologne, Sporting Lisbon and Anderlecht.

A lifelong supporter of the club, he retired in 1969 after 14 years at Dens Park, although he continued in a hospitality role at the stadium.

A minute's applause was held as a mark of respect before Saturday's home win over Partick Thistle.

Motherwell manager Craig Brown, who was Cox's understudy during his Dundee playing days, said he would be sorely missed.

"The year we won the league, Bobby got injured and I came in to replace him for a number of games," Brown told BBC Scotland.

"Bobby was the outstanding full back, I think, in Scotland at that time. Eric Caldow was the Rangers full back in the Scottish team; there was very little between them.

"It was amazing that a guy of his ability didn't get more caps.

"He was always there at Dundee on matchdays and the hospitality areas. He was very popular across the road at Dundee United too. They respected what he did for Dundee and so did everyone."



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