Bobby Gardiner - Player Profile


Full Name:Robert Gardiner
Born:September 2nd, 1912 (Dundee)
Position:Inside Right
Signed:January 3rd, 1934
First Manager:Willie Reid
Career Stats: 166 appearances, 66 goals
Debut: December 16th, 1933 - Dundee United 4 - 4 Arbroath (League - Division Two)
First Goal: December 16th, 1933 - Dundee United 4 - 4 Arbroath (League - Division Two)

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1942/43  North Eastern 26 3 0.12 - - 34.6% 7.7% 57.7%
 1941/42  North Eastern 21 5 0.24 - - 47.6% 23.8% 28.6%
 1939/40  Eastern Regional 35 21 0.60 - - 45.7% 11.4% 42.9%
 1935/36  Division Two 32 16 0.50 - - 50.0% 15.6% 34.4%
 1934/35  Division Two 38 14 0.37 - - 52.6% 18.4% 28.9%
 1933/34  Division Two 14 7 0.50 - - 28.6% 14.3% 57.1%
166 (0) 66 0.40

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 10th, 1943 Mitchell Trophy  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 3
 Apr 3rd, 1943 Mitchell Trophy  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 0 - 5
 Mar 27th, 1943 Wartime  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 4
 Mar 6th, 1943 Wartime  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 0
 Feb 27th, 1943 Wartime  (A)  vs. East Fife 1 - 5
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 20th, 1943 Wartime  (H)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 4 - 1
 Aug 8th, 1942 Wartime  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2
 May 30th, 1942 Wartime  (H)  vs. Leith Athletic 5 - 1
 May 16th, 1942 Mitchell Trophy  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 3
 Apr 18th, 1942 Wartime  (H)  vs. Rangers 8 - 1

Bobby was with Broughty Ex-Service Club when he signed for United, playing initially as a trialist. Nicknamed ‘the mighty atom’ by the fans, he was joined in the attack by Arthur Milne at centre forward and this pairing became known as ‘the mighty midgets’. In the summer of 1936 Bobby refused terms and left United to join non league Dartford. A year later, and still registered with United, he joined Bristol Rovers, earning United a fee of around £250.

During WW2 Bobby returned to Tannadice and played in the Emergency War Cup final in 1940. He appeared regularly until April 1943 and then returned to Bristol Rovers.

 Goals Scored
Dec 16th, 1933 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 4 (86')
Dec 16th, 1933 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 4 (7')
Jan 6th, 1934 League  (H)  vs. St Bernard's 4 - 1 (-)
Jan 6th, 1934 League  (H)  vs. St Bernard's 4 - 1 (-)
Mar 10th, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Leith Athletic 5 - 2 (-)
Mar 10th, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Leith Athletic 5 - 2 (-)
Apr 21st, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 5 - 2 (-)
Aug 18th, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 2 (-)
Aug 18th, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 2 (-)
Sep 1st, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 0 (-)
Sep 1st, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 0 (-)
Oct 27th, 1934 League  (A)  vs. Brechin City 8 - 0 (-)
Oct 27th, 1934 League  (A)  vs. Brechin City 8 - 0 (-)
Dec 15th, 1934 League  (A)  vs. Edinburgh City 8 - 2 (-)
Dec 29th, 1934 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 3 - 3 (-)
Jan 19th, 1935 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 5 - 3 (-)
Jan 26th, 1935 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Fraserburgh 6 - 2 (-)
Feb 16th, 1935 League  (H)  vs. St Bernard's 3 - 3 (-)
Mar 16th, 1935 League  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 8 - 0 (-)
Mar 23rd, 1935 League  (A)  vs. Montrose 1 - 2 (-)
Mar 30th, 1935 League  (H)  vs. East Stirling 4 - 0 (-)
Sep 7th, 1935 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 1 (-)
Oct 5th, 1935 League  (H)  vs. Morton 1 - 1 (-)
Nov 2nd, 1935 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 4 - 1 (-)
Nov 9th, 1935 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 4 (-)
Nov 23rd, 1935 League  (H)  vs. Edinburgh City 4 - 1 (-)
Nov 23rd, 1935 League  (H)  vs. Edinburgh City 4 - 1 (-)
Dec 7th, 1935 League  (A)  vs. East Stirling 3 - 2 (-)
Jan 4th, 1936 League  (A)  vs. East Fife 3 - 4 (-)
Jan 18th, 1936 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 3 (-)
Jan 18th, 1936 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 3 (-)
Feb 8th, 1936 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 5 (-)
Mar 7th, 1936 League  (A)  vs. Edinburgh City 6 - 3 (-)
Mar 7th, 1936 League  (A)  vs. Edinburgh City 6 - 3 (-)
Mar 14th, 1936 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 6 - 1 (-)
Apr 11th, 1936 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 4 - 3 (-)
Apr 13th, 1936 League  (H)  vs. East Stirling 12 - 1 (38')
Nov 11th, 1939 Wartime  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 2 (-)
Nov 11th, 1939 Wartime  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 2 (4')
Nov 25th, 1939 Wartime  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 5 (-)
Dec 9th, 1939 Wartime  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 6 (88')
Dec 23rd, 1939 Wartime  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 1 - 1 (80')
Jan 2nd, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. East Fife 6 - 3 (-)
Jan 2nd, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. East Fife 6 - 3 (-)
Jan 6th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 2 (-)
Feb 17th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Hearts 3 - 2 (-)
Feb 24th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 2 (-)
Feb 24th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 2 (-)
Mar 9th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 7 - 1 (-)
Mar 9th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 7 - 1 (-)
Mar 16th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. St Bernard's 1 - 0 (-)
Mar 23rd, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0 (-)
Mar 30th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 5 - 0 (-)
Apr 3rd, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 10 - 2 (-)
Apr 3rd, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 10 - 2 (-)
Apr 3rd, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 10 - 2 (-)
Apr 27th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Falkirk 1 - 3 (-)
May 25th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. East Fife 3 - 2 (-)
Dec 13th, 1941 Supplementary Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 1 (54')
Mar 14th, 1942 Wartime  (A)  vs. St Bernard's 3 - 1 (35')
Apr 18th, 1942 Wartime  (H)  vs. Rangers 8 - 1 (34')
May 16th, 1942 Mitchell Trophy  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 3 (37')
May 30th, 1942 Wartime  (H)  vs. Leith Athletic 5 - 1 (1')
Aug 8th, 1942 Wartime  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2 (65')
Feb 20th, 1943 Wartime  (H)  vs. Hearts 4 - 1 (-)
Feb 20th, 1943 Wartime  (H)  vs. Hearts 4 - 1 (-)

 Hat-Tricks
Apr 3rd, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 10 - 2 (3 goals)