Sandy Davie - Player Profile


Full Name:Alexander Grimmond Davie
Born:June 10th, 1945 (Dundee)
Height:5' 10
Position:Goalkeeper
Signed:August 9th, 1961
First Manager:Jerry Kerr
Career Stats: 184 appearances
Debut: April 23rd, 1962 - Partick Thistle 4 - 2 Dundee United (League - Division One)
Also Played For:Luton Town, Southampton

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1973/74  Division One 20 0 3 0.15 - - 50.0% 10.0% 40.0%
 1972/73  Division One 10 0 4 0.40 - - 40.0% 40.0% 20.0%
 1968/69  Division One 0 0 0 - - - - - -
 1967/68  Division One 14 0 2 0.14 - - 28.6% 28.6% 42.9%
 1966/67  Division One 36 0 11 0.31 - - 50.0% 22.2% 27.8%
 1965/66  Division One 7 0 2 0.29 - - 57.1% 14.3% 28.6%
 1964/65  Division One 16 0 3 0.19 - - 43.8% 6.3% 50.0%
 1963/64  Division One 42 0 8 0.19 - - 35.7% 23.8% 40.5%
 1962/63  Division One 37 0 7 0.19 - - 48.6% 32.4% 18.9%
 1961/62  Division One 2 0 0 - - - 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
184 (0) 0 40 0.22

 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 10th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 4 - 2
 May 8th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 4
 May 4th, 1974 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Celtic 0 - 3
 Apr 29th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 2
 Apr 27th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

Sandy signed from Butterburn Youth Club in August 1961, after having trials with United, Dundee and West Ham United. Originally the third choice keeper behind Alec Brown and Lando Ugolini, he made his first appearance as a substitute in a friendly against a British Army side in October 1961, and made his debut in major competition against Partick Thistle at the end of that season. Ugolini and Brown were then released but United signed Donald Mackay who began season 1962-63 as first choice.

Following injury to Mackay early in the season, Sandy took over in goal and retained the number one jersey for the next two years, playing in the Club's first ever semi-final appearances in the Scottish Cup in 1963 and the League Cup in 1964. Originally signed on a part-time basis whilst working as a gardener, he lost his job in July 1963 when he chose to travel with United on the tour of Southern Africa. Now full-time with United, he was named in the Scotland Under-23 side to face France in May 1964. United were fortunate to have two good goalkeepers throughout the sixties, with Davie and Mackay sharing goalkeeping duties at Tannadice throughout most of the decade. By season 1966-67 Sandy was again first choice and was in the line-up that recorded famous home and away wins over Barcelona as United stepped on to the European stage for the first time. He also played in both legs against Juventus in the next round, and in the summer was part of a sixteen man squad that toured the United States as United represented Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

By January 1968, Sandy was deputising once more, and after handing in a transfer request he was sold to Luton Town in October 1968 for a fee of around 8,000. After two seasons at Kenilworth Road he signed for First Division side Southampton, but found it hard to displace regular keeper Eric Martin. With Don Mackay released, new United manager Jim McLean brought Sandy back to Tannadice in May 1972 for a reported fee of 5,000. Now battling for the keepers jersey with the established Hamish McAlpine, it was Sandy who was the preferred choice towards the end of the 1973-74 season, and reached the pinnacle of his United career when he was in the side that faced Celtic in the Club's first appearance in the Scottish Cup Final in May 1974.

Shortly afterwards, he emigrated to New Zealand where he signed for North Shore United. Sandy also played at international level for New Zealand, winning eight caps and he was later appointed Director of Coaching for the New Zealand FA.

In February 2016, Sandy returned to Dundee to be inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

 Goals Scored
None.

Shoot
Jan 1965