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News - 10 June 2020

Charlie Dunn | 1942-2020 - By Steven Mew

Brechin City was saddened to learn recently of the passing of former player and manager Charlie Dunn.

Charlie played for the Club during the 1960’s and went on to take on the role of Manager for a period of time during the 1970’s laying the foundations for City’s improvements in subsequent years.

He started with Lawside in Dundee and won a Scottish Schoolboy cap before joining Dundee North End. In addition to his time at Glebe Park, Charlie also had a spell at Montrose and a coaching position at Arbroath. He was a scout for both Aberdeen and Dundee United and was offered a youth coach position by Jim McLean at United. His playing career was halted by a serious knee injury which he still had pain from all his life

His passion for Brechin City continued long after his time with the Club and he always looked out for results and talked of his love for the Club right through to his final days. Charlie’s family have expressed their gratitude to the Club for the stories and memories of Glebe Park, and saw fit to share some old pictures by way of tribute.

Brechin City’s Honorary Secretary George Johnston said of Charlie, “I recall Charlie being a very good player who went on to manage the Club in a difficult era. Despite results not always going the way we’d all want, he was well respected by everyone in the Club at the time”.

Speaking on behalf of the current Management Committee, Club Secretary, Grant Hood added, “for supporters of a certain age group, Charlie Dunn will be forever associated with the time when young supporters first started following their local club. It’s always sad when we lose a member of the Brechin City family and particularly poignant when it’s someone whose name is so synonymous with a particular era in the Club’s history. We pass on our sympathies to Charlie’s family for their loss.”

Charlie passed away on Sunday 31st May 2020 at the age of 78. His funeral took place today in Broughty Ferry – notably with the scarves of Brechin City and Dundee United intertwined at the rear of the hearse.