SFA CHIEF ALAN HAS FOND MEMORIES OF FORMER TEAMMATE AND EX-COVE RANGERS STRIKER CHARLIE
SCOTTISH FA president Alan McRae has paid tribute to former Cove Rangers striker Charlie Crow, who died last week after a short illness.
Charlie played for Cove when the club was still competing at amateur level in the 1970s.
He became a popular football referee once his playing days ended and was also a respected and long serving teacher in Aberdeen. Charlie worked at the city's Harlaw Academy for more than 30 years.
Alan, who is also honorary president of Cove, said: "Everyone connected with Cove was saddened to learn Charlie has passed away.
"I knew him well, first as an opponent and then as a team-mate with Chattan Rovers.
"We actually made a point of signing him because he always caused Chattan a lot of problems when he played against us, Charlie was a pretty prolific goalscorer.
"Charlie was also a happy go lucky character who always played with a smile on his face.
"Our thoughts are with his son, Austin, and the rest of his family."
Charlie's funeral service will be held at Rubislaw Parish Church, Aberdeen, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1pm.
CLASS ACT: Charlie Crow, centre, is pictured with then Aberdeen Lord Provost George Adam and the City Council’s education convener, Councillor Angela Taylor, at a lunch in 2017 given to mark his 50 years of service to teaching.