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is a former professional football
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player and manager.
A winger, Melrose started his playing career for Rangers
Rangers Football Club are an association football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, who play in the Scottish Premier League. The club are nicknamed the Gers, Teddy Bears and the Light Blues, and the fans are known to each other as bluenoses...
but made his name at Dunfermline Athletic
Dunfermline Athletic Football Club are a Scottish football team based in Dunfermline, Fife, commonly known as just Dunfermline. They currently compete in the Scottish Premier League....
after moving on a free transfer in May 1958. A stalwart of Jock Stein
John 'Jock' Stein CBE was a Scottish association football player and manager. He became the first manager of a British side to win the European Cup, with Celtic in 1967...
's side of the early 60's he made 275 appearances and scored 106 goals, including a record 6 goals in a game against Partick Thistle
Partick Thistle Football Club are a professional association football club from Glasgow. Despite their name, the club are based in the Maryhill area of the city, and have not played in Partick since 1908...
in April 1959.
He left East End Park
East End Park is a football stadium situated in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland with a seating capacity of 11,380.The stadium plays host to the home matches of Scottish Premier League side, Dunfermline Athletic F.C. It currently comprises four stands: East Stand, Main Stand, SGM Stand and the Norrie...
in October 1965 and signed for Aberdeen
Aberdeen Football Club are a Scottish professional football club based in Aberdeen...
for a fee of £10,000.
In 1969 he left Pittodrie and became player/manager of Berwick Rangers
Berwick Rangers Football Club are a football team based in the English Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, although they play in the Scottish Football League Third Division...
. In 1975 he returned to Dunfermline as manager and guided them to promotion to Scottish League Division One in May 1979.