Durban United F.C.

Green & White

New Kingsmead, Durban
D & M Beare
G. Moonie
539 West St, Durban
Durban United were always considered the "poor relations" of their neighbours and rivals Durban City. They were first entered in the N.F.L. as Park Athletic by Messrs Brown and Elliot of Durban City but when Reg Johnson and Paul Herisson took over they immediately changed their name to Durban United.

They became more of a power when they signed Les Salton, Danny Le Roux and Martin Deetliffs in 1962. But honours evaded them until 1964 when Mr. Nikki and Topper Brown joined and their best season followed by winning the U.T.C. Bowl and later the Champion of Champions and they finished third in the League.

In 1966 they won the National Shield and shared the Champion of Champions (played in 1967) with Highlands Park in that hotly disputed goal average affair.

When Mr. Nikki relinquished the chair two well known businessmen, David and Michael Beare, took over.

The United were involved in the record transfer fee for South Africa when they got Bobby Chalmers from Durban City at a fee of R20,000. Other notable players that have worn the green and white shirts are Brian and Keith Petersen, Frankie McGuigan, Peter Baker, Robin Lowe, Alan Gordon, Francis Exall and Arthur Lightening.

D. Beare

M. Beare

Clubs Records

U.T.C. Bowl: Winners in 1964, runners up to Germiston Callies in 1962 and Durban City in 1967
Champions Winners in 1964
Coca-Cola Shield: Winners in 1966

League Results
PWD LFA PPosition
1960 2895 146669 2310th
1961 30133 127461 338th
1962 34199 69251 474th
1963 34186 119274 426th
1964 32185 910061 413rd
1965 30116 136373 288th
1966 30185 77255 413rd
1967 28154 97245 345th

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Durban United F.C.
Back Row (l to r) D. Ferguson, C. Neal, A. Gordon, R. Lowe, E. Mann Middle Row (l to r) G. Irvine, B. Peterson, G. Laing, A. Lightening, C. Smit, D. Hancock, G.Moonie. Front Row (l to r) J. Grant, R. Mann, F. McGuigan, B. Chalmers, K. Blackburn.

Stars ....

Gareth Irvine

John Grant

Alan Gordon

Derek Cowden

Billy McGilvray

Brian Peterson

Keith Peterson

Chris Smit

Dave Hancock

George Burns

Danny Ferguson

Robin Lowe

Frank McGuigan

Ronnie Mann

Arthur Lightening