Montrose Greats - Les Barr
His nickname "The Legend" sums up this man's contribution to the club far better than the limited space here allows. Signed from Stobswell Juniors in 1971 ass right-winger, he quickly endeared himself to fans with his attacking skils, rasping shot and free-kick and penalty prowess. Injuries to other squad members saw Les move back into the full-back role where he was a revelation. Was at the heart of all the great achievements of the mid-70s, most famously the 60 yard winner in the League Cup quarter final v Hibs and having Montrose 1-0 up from the penalty spot at half-time in the semi v Rangers. From right-back scored a phenomenal 16 times (including penalties) in season 75-76 and in all 63 goals in over 200 appearances before joining Dundee in 1978. Helped Dundee into the Premier League and picked up a League Cup runners-up medal in season 80/81. Returned to Links Park in 1982 and was rewarded with a Division Two championship medal in 84/85 when he was an ever-present (there could have been no more deserving player in the squad). Eventually retired in 1989 but not before one final act of giant-killing when Hearts were beaten 2-0 at Tynecastle in 1986.
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