Full name:Ken McDonald
Date of Birth:16 September, 1945
Place of Birth:Kilwinning, Scotland
Weight:160 lbs

Playing career:

Kilmarnock Amateurs
1966Hamilton Primos
1966-1967Carlisle United00
1967Hamilton Primos
1968Detroit Cougars25000
1968-1969Raith Rovers
1969-1970Raith Rovers
1975Hamilton Italo-Canadians


Signed for Kilmarnock Football Club in March 1963. Given a free transfer after the 1965-1966 season.

He spent the summer of 1966 playing for Primo Hamilton F.C. in the Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League. He helped the club reach the semifinals in the 1966 playoffs. On 10 October 1966 he signed a contract as a full-time professional with Carlisle United.

Ken returned to Canada and played for Hamilton Primos in the National Soccer League in the 1967 season. While playing for Primos he was scouted by Detroit Cougars’ head coach Len Julians. However, Ken was said to be having misgivings about joining the Cougars due to the recent riots that had taken place in Detroit.

In the end of September 1967, when he became a free agent, Ken signed a contract with North American Soccer League club Detroit Cougars. Other former Primo players on the team were Dick Howard and John Kerr. Ken was the regular fullback for the Cougars in the 1968 NASL season, playing alongside former Sheffield Wednesday player Andy Burgin.

At the end of the 1968 NASL season he joined Scottish club Raith Rovers. After playing in 25 games he was given a free transfer in January 1970 as he wanted to emigrate to Australia and join Marconi. Ken also played for Hakoah in Melbourne while in Australia.

Ken was the player-coach of Hamilton Italo-Canadians in the 1975 National Soccer League season.

He returned to Kilmarnock in the 1980’s where he was an Evangelist preacher.