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Raymond Allan
Raymond Allan
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Raymond Allan (Goalkeeper, 1972-75, 1979-89) – Quite simply a Cowden legend! A Cowdenbeath native and grandson of ex-Cowden goalkeeper and local entertainer George Kyle. Raymond joined Cowden in 1972 from Glenrothes Juniors. He was freed after 3 seasons and joined Glenrothes. Raymond was to be capped by Scotland at junior level before resigning for Cowden in 1979. For the next decade, he was a fixture in the Cowden goal and was a familiar, vociferous and dominating presence. He was a celebrated shot-stopper and famed for his prodigious kicking as well as his incredible penalty saving record. Ray saved 25 out of the 80 penalties he faced in competitive fixtures for Cowden. After making a record 422 League appearances for Cowden, he left the club after a dispute with manager John Brownlie. He had twice been Cowdenbeath’s player of the year. Ray enjoyed an Indian summer to his career playing for Brechin, Forfar, Raith Rovers and Motherwell. His career ended in 1997 at the age of 42. He had made 620 Scottish League appearances.

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