The Bird & The Feather
They were incredible times. Argentine World Cup 1990 hero Claudio Caniggia (The Bird) and Italian Champions League winner Fabrizio Ravanelli (The White Feather) were football megastars — and they signed for Dundee FC.
They brought glamour and goals to Dens Park and played their way into Scottish football folklore. Dundee’s ambitious owners and maverick Italian manager created the stuff of legend. And then there was Gio di Stefano, the man who represented war criminals in court — he played a part too.
It’s a rollercoaster journey set in and contrasted with a city struggling to emerge from crippling industrial difficulties. It’s a cautionary tale of a football club that rode high on good times but then fell a long way. It’s quite a story!