Jim Irvine - Player Profile


Full Name:James Irvine
Born:August 17th, 1940 (Whitburn)
Height:5' 10
Position:Forward
Signed:August 10th, 1959
First Manager:Jerry Kerr
Left Club:May 27th, 1964
Career Stats: 160 appearances, 76 goals
Debut: August 19th, 1959 - East Fife 1 - 3 Dundee United (League - Division Two)
First Goal: August 29th, 1959 - Queen's Park 0 - 4 Dundee United (League Cup - Sectional Tie)
Also Played For:Barrow, Heart of Midlothian, Middlesbrough, Whitburn

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1963/64  Division One 34 13 0.38 - - 38.2% 26.5% 35.3%
 1962/63  Division One 40 18 0.45 - - 47.5% 27.5% 25.0%
 1961/62  Division One 28 16 0.57 - - 32.1% 25.0% 42.9%
 1960/61  Division One 19 5 0.26 - - 31.6% 21.1% 47.4%
 1959/60  Division Two 39 24 0.62 - - 59.0% 20.5% 20.5%
160 (0) 76 0.48

 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:
 May 9th, 1964 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 1
 May 6th, 1964 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0
 May 1st, 1964 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Dundee 0 - 0
 Apr 24th, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 1
 Apr 18th, 1964 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 0 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 May 6th, 1964 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0
 Jan 15th, 1964 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 2
 Dec 28th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 6 - 2
 Dec 21st, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 2
 Dec 7th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3

Jim signed from Whitburn Juniors. He went on to become an important player in the 1959-60 campaign, becoming top scorer that season and helping to take United into the First Division. Jim remained with United for the next four years, filling all of the forward positions and scoring regularly. In May 1964, he left United to join Middlesbrough for a fee of around 25,000.

Jim was in ducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in January 2012.

 Goals Scored
Aug 29th, 1959 League Cup  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 0 (39')
Sep 9th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 2 - 3 (-)
Sep 12th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 8 - 1 (40')
Sep 12th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 8 - 1 (78')
Sep 12th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 8 - 1 (35')
Sep 12th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 8 - 1 (83')
Sep 19th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Stranraer 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 23rd, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 26th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 0 (-)
Oct 3rd, 1959 League  (H)  vs. Brechin City 3 - 1 (-)
Nov 28th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 1 (-)
Dec 5th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. QOS 4 - 3 (2')
Dec 5th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. QOS 4 - 3 (43')
Dec 5th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. QOS 4 - 3 (8')
Dec 26th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 6 - 0 (-)
Jan 2nd, 1960 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 3 - 1 (-)
Jan 9th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Stranraer 3 - 0 (-)
Feb 17th, 1960 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 4 (-)
Feb 27th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 1 (60')
Mar 5th, 1960 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 5 - 1 (-)
Mar 26th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 2 - 3 (9')
Apr 16th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. QOS 4 - 4 (-)
Apr 16th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. QOS 4 - 4 (54')
Apr 23rd, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (-)
Aug 13th, 1960 League Cup  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 2 - 1 (78')
Sep 10th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 0 (59')
Oct 29th, 1960 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 2 - 1 (37')
Dec 10th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 1 (3')
Dec 24th, 1960 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 3 (50')
Aug 12th, 1961 League Cup  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 5 (11')
Aug 19th, 1961 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 5 - 3 (17')
Sep 30th, 1961 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 4 - 0 (30')
Jan 6th, 1962 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 4 (75')
Jan 13th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 4 - 5 (70')
Jan 13th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 4 - 5 (23')
Jan 13th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 4 - 5 (73')
Jan 17th, 1962 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 1 (25')
Jan 20th, 1962 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 3 (15')
Feb 10th, 1962 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 1 (15')
Feb 24th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 2 (86')
Mar 3rd, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 3 (5')
Mar 3rd, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 3 (66')
Mar 14th, 1962 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 1 - 0 (25')
Mar 17th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 1 (67')
Apr 9th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2 (15')
Aug 11th, 1962 League Cup  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (84')
Aug 15th, 1962 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hearts 1 - 3 (80')
Aug 25th, 1962 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2 (49')
Sep 22nd, 1962 League  (A)  vs. Third Lanark 1 - 1 (30')
Sep 29th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 5 - 0 (90')
Oct 27th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 8 - 1 (62')
Nov 10th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 1 (83')
Dec 1st, 1962 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 1 - 4 (18')
Jan 26th, 1963 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 3 - 0 (75')
Feb 2nd, 1963 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 2 - 1 (22')
Feb 2nd, 1963 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 2 - 1 (55')
Mar 2nd, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 7 - 2 (83')
Mar 2nd, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 7 - 2 (26')
Mar 9th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 1 (30')
Mar 9th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 1 (77')
Mar 25th, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 1 (28')
Apr 8th, 1963 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. QOS 4 - 0 (57')
May 18th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 2 (64')
Sep 28th, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 4 (40')
Oct 5th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 9 - 1 (11')
Oct 5th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 9 - 1 (35')
Oct 26th, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 0 (39')
Nov 2nd, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 1 (41')
Nov 23rd, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 4 - 1 (2')
Nov 23rd, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 4 - 1 (42')
Dec 7th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3 (17')
Dec 21st, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 2 (87')
Dec 21st, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 2 (70')
Dec 28th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 6 - 2 (67')
Jan 15th, 1964 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. St Mirren 1 - 2 (2')
May 6th, 1964 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0 (-)

 Hat-Tricks
Sep 12th, 1959 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 8 - 1 (4 goals)
Dec 5th, 1959 League  (H)  vs. QOS 4 - 3 (3 goals)
Jan 13th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 4 - 5 (3 goals)