How a World Cup in Brazil inspired 'Doctor Goals' to come out of retirement

06 May 2014 11:22
The Arbroath striker and qualified doctor Kenny Deuchar is putting his patients on hold to play for the British Medical Team"I would regularly do the 8pm to 8am Friday night shift at the hospital, drive over to play the game for 3pm and be straight back in the hospital on Saturday night for another 12-hour night shift in the evening." For Kenny Deuchar, known affectionately as Doctor Goals, balancing the pressure of treating patients as a qualified doctor and scoring goals as a professional footballer has been something he has balanced for well over a decade.This unusual combination of vocations, not to mention the 143 goals in 390 competitive games spanning his career thus far – including a period at Gretna in which he had the best goals-per-game ratio in world football – has resulted in the now Arbroath striker achieving cult status in his native Scotland, with Jeff Stelling even referring to him as "The Good Doctor" whenever the striker was mentioned on Soccer Saturday. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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