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One of the greatest players to have graced Telford Street Park, Inverness,  Allan Presslie, has died in Aberdeen at the age of 77.

The commanding centre half and skipper won every honour for Caledonian between 1963 and 1978.

His outstanding service to Caledonian was recognised in May 1975 with a benefit match against Hearts.

He played for Arbroath, Buckie Thistle, and Elgin City before his move to the Inverness side in 1963 and joined Aberdeen junior side Sunnybank,, on his retiral from Highland League football in 1978.

He then closely followed the career of his son, Paul, who played trials with Inverness Caledonian Thistle before playing in the Highland League with Cove Rangers and Keith, with whom he won a Highland League winners medal.

Former Caledonian players Billy Urquhart, Bob Summers, and Gordon Fyfe were among those who celebrated Allan’s life at his funeral in Aberdeen this week.

Gordon recalled:  “Allan was an outstanding leader, a true great of the club.  He was a tough tackling central defender who was powerful in the air and skilful in his use of the ball.   He is right up there with the best players to have played for the club. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.”

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