Billy Dodds - Player Profile


Full Name:William Dodds
Born:February 5th, 1969 (Old Cumnock)
Height:5' 10
Position:Striker
Signed:September 21st, 1998
First Manager:Paul Sturrock
Career Stats: 132 appearances, 41 goals
Debut (as sub): September 23rd, 1998 - Dundee United 1 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic (League - SPL)
Full Debut: September 26th, 1998 - St Johnstone 1 - 3 Dundee United (League - SPL)
First Goal: September 26th, 1998 - St Johnstone 1 - 3 Dundee United (League - SPL)
Also Played For:Aberdeen, Chelsea, Dundee, Partick Thistle, Rangers, St Johnstone
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 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2005/06  SPL 0 0 - 0 0 - - -
 2004/05  SPL 11 (14) 2 0.08 2 0 28.0% 32.0% 40.0%
 2003/04  SPL 25 (11) 10 0.28 6 1 33.3% 27.8% 38.9%
 2002/03  SPL 8 (8) 2 0.13 1 0 25.0% 25.0% 50.0%
 1999/00  SPL 18 10 0.56 2 0 61.1% 16.7% 22.2%
 1998/99  SPL 36 (1) 17 0.46 4 0 29.7% 27.0% 43.2%
98 (34) 41 0.31

 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:
 Feb 19th, 2005 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 1
 Feb 12th, 2005 League  (A)  vs. Livingston 2 - 0
 Nov 23rd, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 1
 Oct 27th, 2004 League  (H)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1
 Oct 24th, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Sep 25th, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 5
 Aug 21st, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Livingston 1 - 1
 Apr 24th, 2004 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 3 - 3
 Apr 11th, 2004 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2
 Jan 25th, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2

Billy had been with Chelsea, Partick Thistle (loan), Dundee, St Johnstone and Aberdeen. He joined United in a swap deal that took Robbie Winters north to Aberdeen. United also received a cash adjustment reputed to be around 450,000.

He completed his first season at Tannadice as top scorer. In season 1999-2000, he was top scorer again, despite leaving to join Rangers for a fee reported at 1.3m in December 1999.

In January 2003 he came back to United, whilst Steven Thompson left to join Rangers. By 2004-05, he was taking more of a supporting role. Appointed Assistant Manager in June 2005, following the departure of Gordon Chisholm, Billy took charge of the team as Manager for one game against Falkirk on 15th January 2006.

When the new Manager arrived, Billy left and joined Partick Thistle. He collected 26 Scotland caps during his career.

 Goals Scored
Sep 26th, 1998 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 1 (16')
Sep 26th, 1998 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 1 (83')
Sep 26th, 1998 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 1 (35') p
Oct 31st, 1998 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2 (25')
Nov 7th, 1998 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 2 (48')
Dec 5th, 1998 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (53')
Dec 30th, 1998 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2 (43')
Jan 2nd, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 3 - 1 (10')
Feb 9th, 1999 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 1 - 0 (38')
Feb 20th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 0 (48')
Feb 27th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2 (25')
Apr 6th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 1 - 3 (7')
Apr 17th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 0 (56')
Apr 17th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 0 (36')
Apr 24th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 2 (18') p
Apr 24th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 2 (13')
May 23rd, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2 (59') p
Aug 7th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 2 (69') p
Aug 15th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 1 (42')
Sep 11th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 1 (90') p
Sep 18th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 1 (65')
Oct 17th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 0 (13')
Oct 27th, 1999 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0 (70')
Oct 31st, 1999 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 3 (1')
Nov 6th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 1 (86')
Nov 6th, 1999 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 1 (48')
Dec 1st, 1999 League Cup  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 2 (26') p
Jan 2nd, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 2 (31')
Apr 13th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 4 (71')
Aug 31st, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 3 (82')
Dec 6th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2 (56')
Dec 13th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Livingston 2 - 0 (80')
Dec 13th, 2003 League  (H)  vs. Livingston 2 - 0 (41')
Dec 27th, 2003 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 0 (20')
Jan 17th, 2004 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 2 (90') p
Jan 25th, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2 (44') p
Apr 11th, 2004 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2 (56')
Apr 11th, 2004 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2 (85') p
Apr 24th, 2004 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 3 - 3 (1')
Aug 21st, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Livingston 1 - 1 (61') p
Sep 25th, 2004 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 5 (73')

 Hat-Tricks
Sep 26th, 1998 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 1 (3 goals)

Representing Scotland

International Caps: 26
International Goals: 7

International Debut:
October 5th, 1996 vs. Latvia

Dodds had won 4 caps for Scotland whilst playing with Aberdeen, but had fallen out of favour for club and country. His move to Tannadice jump started his career, and it wasn't long before he was back in the Scotland squad. In his first match back in dark blue, he came of the bench to score twice against Estonia at Tynecastle in October 1998, and days later scored the winner against the Faroe Islands at Pittodrie. Dodds went on the win a total of 11 caps whilst at Tannadice, with another winner over Bosnia Herzegovina in September 1999, before leaving for Ibrox in December 1999.