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About Douglas Hunt

Douglas 'Doug' Hunt (19 May 1914 – 30 May 1989) was a professional footballer whose career lasted from 1934 to 1948. Hunt was a centre forward who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Leyton Orient. Hunt lost some of his best years as a footballer to World War II being only 25 when war was declared. In his 14-year career he made 169 appearances including cup ties and scored 73 goals. Hunt holds a special place in the annals of Sheffield Wednesday being the only player in their history to score six goals in a competitive match. On retiring from playing, Hunt was a manager and a coach in non-league football for 38 years.

Hunt was born in the small Hampshire village of Shipton Bellinger. His football career started in the early 1930s in the Hampshire League with Winchester City where he took over the centre forward's shirt after Ted Drake had left to start his league career at Southampton. Hunt's ability as a goalscorer was spotted by Tottenham Hotspur and he signed for the north London club in March 1934.

Hunt was initially assigned to play for Tottenham's nursery side Northfleet United and did not make his Tottenham debut until Christmas Day 1934 in a 3–0 away defeat at Grimsby Town. Hunt made 12 appearances that season scoring 4 goals as Tottenham struggled and were eventually relegated from Division One at the end of the 1934-35 campaign. In his three seasons at Tottenham, Hunt never found himself as an automatic choice finding himself behind George Hunt and then Johnny Morrison in the pecking order for first choice centre forward. He had an excellent record for Tottenham's reserve team, scoring 56 goals in 74 matches and in March 1937 he signed for Second Division Barnsley for a fee of £1700 in an effort to get regular first team football.