Focus On; Don Masson

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Masson began his career with Middlesbrough in 1964. He was signed by Notts County manager Billy Gray in 1968 in a joint deal for £7000 along with Bob Worthington. He stayed there for six years before moving to Queens Park Rangers in December 1974 for £100,000.

Masson made his debut in the 1-0 home win versus Sheffield United on 14 December 1974. Although approaching 29 years of age before he played top-level football, his was a signing that underlined the quality of then manager Dave Sexton’s judgement.

A stylish and creative midfielder, he came to be seen as the final piece in the jigsaw of an exciting and attacking QPR team. The following 1975/76 season saw QPR come close to winning the League title, being pipped by a point by Liverpool.

After three years at Loftus Road he moved to Derby County in October 1977 in exchange for Leighton James. After a further spell at Notts County he played for a time in the United States. Don was voted Notts best player of all time by Notts County supporters and also has a lounge at Meadow Lane named in his honour. On returning to England he became the player-manager of Kettering Town, before retiring from the game.


  • Full Name: Donald Sandison Masson
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 26.08.1946
  • Birthplace: Banchory
  • Nation: Scotland
  • Caps: 17
  • Goals: 5
  • Club Career: Queens Park Rangers
  • Period: 1974-1977
    • League Games, 116
    • League Goals, 18
    • Previous Club: Notts Coutny
      • Transfer Fee: £90.000
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