Former Rangers star Stephen Dobbie has been immortalised in a special wooden statue with Queen of the South for his contribution to the Dumfries club.

In surreal scenes, Dobbie was there to see the unveiling of the statue before the club’s apt 4-0 hammering of Dundee United at the weekend, in which Dobbie got a double.

The wood carving statue, commissioned by The People’s Project, depicts three Queen of the South legends – Allan Ball, Billy Houliston and Stephen Dobbie.

Despite being a bluenose, Dobbie once came close to signing for Celtic [
Open Goal]. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)
It is truly special company for Dobbie to keep as the statue commemorates the club’s biggest heroes.

Former goalkeeper Allan Ball is the player with the most appearances in Queen of the South’s history, making 819 appearances for the side between the early 60s and 80s.

Billy Houliston is the only Queen of the South player in history to earn international recognition with Scotland, earning three full caps for the national team. He played with the club between 1945 and 1952.

Both players served in some capacity behind the scenes, with Ball an honorary director and Houliston a former chairman.

Dobbie is the only surviving player in the statue and it is a testament to his commitment and dedication to the Doonhammers in the modern era.

Starting his career at Ibrox, Dobbie never made the breakthrough at Ibrox and never made a league appearance with the club he supported as a boy.

He would eventually end up at Queen of the South in 2007 and after two immense goalscoring seasons at the club, earned a move to Swansea City.

Remarkably, the talented finisher would play in four Championship playoff finals in the next nine years, earning promotions with Blackpool, Swansea and Crystal Palace.

Dobbie loved a trip to Wembley in his career. (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A journeyman striker of sorts throughout his career, Dobbie fulfilled a promise to return home to Queen of the South at the end of his career.

And return he has. The striker is now Queen of the South captain, broke the club single-season scoring record with 43 goals last season and is now Queens second highest ever goalscorer.

At 36, and looking as sharp as ever, don’t bet against him breaking it.

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