Jerry Kerr - Player Profile


Full Name:John Kerr
Born:June 1st, 1912 (Armadale)
Died:November 8th, 2002 (Dundee)
Height:5' 10
Position:Left Back
Signed:August 8th, 1939
First Manager:Bobby McKay
Career Stats: 28 appearances, 7 goals
Debut: October 21st, 1939 - Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Dundee United (Wartime - Eastern Regional)
First Goal: December 9th, 1939 - Hibernian 6 - 2 Dundee United (Wartime - Eastern Regional)
Also Played For:Alloa Athletic, Armadale, Berwick Rangers, Motherwell, Rangers, St Bernard's

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1939/40  Eastern Regional 28 7 4 0.14 - - 42.9% 10.7% 46.4%
28 (0) 7 4 0.14

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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:
 May 18th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 2
 May 11th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 3
 May 8th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 0 - 5
 Apr 20th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. Arbroath 2 - 5
 Apr 8th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. King's Park 1 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Apr 6th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2
 Mar 9th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 7 - 1
 Feb 24th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 2
 Feb 17th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 3 - 2
 Jan 13th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 4

Jerry was a former Armadale, Motherwell, Alloa Athletic and St Bernardís player who joined United in season 1939-40. Following the outbreak of WW2 he remained with United throughout the season missing just a handful of games.

Jerry is of course, much better known for making his mark at United as Manager. He took the job in July 1959 and within a year he had led the Club from the depths of the Second Division to promotion into the top flight. He remained in charge for twelve years during which time he transformed United into an established First Division side. More than thirty years later the Club recognised the huge contribution Jerry had made when they renamed the south stand the Jerry Kerr Stand.

 Goals Scored
Dec 9th, 1939 Wartime  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 6 (78')
Jan 6th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 2 (-)
Jan 13th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 4 (-) p
Feb 17th, 1940 Wartime  (H)  vs. Hearts 3 - 2 (-) p
Feb 24th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 4 - 2 (-) p
Mar 9th, 1940 Emergency War Cup  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 7 - 1 (-) p
Apr 6th, 1940 Wartime  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2 (-) p

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