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David Hagen

Sat, 25th Jul 2020 11:05am

The club was saddened to learn of the passing of David Hagen, after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

David featured in 99 matches for The Bully Wee, between 2001 and 2004. During his career he also played for Rangers, Hearts, Falkirk, Livingston and Peterhead.

David’s footballing career started with his first senior club, Rangers, with whom he earned seven Scotland under-23 caps, before he moved to Hearts in 1994. This was followed by spells with Falkirk and Livingston before arriving at Broadwood in September 2001. Subsequently David moved to Peterhead, before going into the Junior ranks.

He made his Clyde debut immediately upon signing, in a 3-0 win over Ross County at Broadwood.

In his second season with with the club, 2002-03, when Clyde came agonisingly close to gaining promotion to the Premier League, David was an ever-present from September onwards, with 34 appearances and four goals in total. Overall, six of his seven goals helped The Bully Wee to continue as a force in Division One (now the Championship). 

Possibly David's most famous goal for Clyde was his first for the club, in a match against Raith Rovers at Broadwood in September 2001. Clyde kicked off, and David "got the ball on the left touchline. He advanced, cut inside then sent a cracking shot into the net". The goal was timed at just 16 seconds and was the fastest goal scored at Broadwood at the time.

Clyde chairman, John Taylor said:-

"David was a key member of the squad that almost made history when we missed out on promotion to the Premier League on the last day of the season by Inverness Caley Thistle. He was a talented professional who made a significant contribution to The Bully Wee during his time at Broadwood.

"The condolences of all at the club go to David's family at this extremely difficult and sad time."