Tuesday, 25 March 2008 9:50 AM
By John Kyrou
South Melbourne FC would like to congratulate former forward Duncan Cummings, who celebrated his 50th birthday in the past week.
Cummings was born on March 20, 1958. Brian Edgley bought the then 18 year old to Middle Park in 1976, where he stayed with South for another six seasons until the end of the 1981 season.
Cummings was a member of South’s Victorian State League championship winning side in 1976. He ran riot during that season, scoring 8 goals in the League, 2 goals in the State League Cup (where South went down 1-2 to Footscray JUST in the final) and 4 goals in the AMPOL Cup (where South beat Footscray JUST 4-1 in the final). He scored one of the goals in the final, with fellow team mate Peter Ollerton netting a hat trick.
With South’s promotion into the National Soccer League in 1977, Cummings continued to represent the blue and whites, now on the national stage. He played 90 games for the club in the NSL and scored 22 goals. He was a nominee as a forward for South’s Team of the Century but missed out as Jim Pyrgolios, Paul Trimboli and Jimmy Armstrong made the team.
The club wishes to once again congratulate Duncan Cummings on his birthday milestone and thanks him for his contribution to the club.
- Six seasons at the club, from 1976 to 1981
- 90 South Melbourne games (NSL)
- 30 South Melbourne goals (22 NSL, 8 VPL)
- Member of South’s VPL championship team in 1976