Ian Mitchell - Player Profile


Full Name:Ian John Mitchell
Born:May 9th, 1946 (Falkirk)
Died:April 2nd, 1996
Height:5' 8
Position:Forward
Signed:July 18th, 1962
First Manager:Jerry Kerr
Career Stats: 314 appearances, 133 goals
Full Debut: September 29th, 1962 - Dundee United 5 - 0 Hibernian (League - Division One)
First Goal: October 27th, 1962 - Dundee United 8 - 1 Raith Rovers (League - Division One)
Also Played For:Brechin City, Falkirk, Newcastle United

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1973/74  Division One 0 (1) 0 - - - 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
 1972/73  Division One 22 (4) 3 0.12 - - 38.5% 26.9% 34.6%
 1971/72  Division One 15 5 0.33 - - 33.3% 26.7% 40.0%
 1969/70  Division One 39 (1) 20 0.50 - - 42.5% 12.5% 45.0%
 1968/69  Division One 40 17 0.43 - - 52.5% 20.0% 27.5%
 1967/68  Division One 32 16 0.50 - - 31.3% 28.1% 40.6%
 1966/67  Division One 40 22 0.55 - - 47.5% 22.5% 30.0%
 1965/66  Division One 28 14 0.50 - - 50.0% 10.7% 39.3%
 1964/65  Division One 25 11 0.44 - - 60.0% 8.0% 32.0%
 1963/64  Division One 34 16 0.47 - - 35.3% 20.6% 44.1%
 1962/63  Division One 33 9 0.27 - - 54.5% 30.3% 15.2%
308 (6) 133 0.42

 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 28th, 1973 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 1 - 4
 Apr 21st, 1973 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 1
 Mar 31st, 1973 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 0 - 0
 Mar 10th, 1973 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 2
 Jan 6th, 1973 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 0 - 3
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Dec 16th, 1972 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 0
 Sep 20th, 1972 League Cup  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 5
 Sep 9th, 1972 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 1
 Apr 22nd, 1972 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 0
 Apr 15th, 1972 League  (A)  vs. Ayr United 2 - 4

Ian signed for United in July 1962 aged just sixteen. A former schoolboy international, he joined United, initially on an amateur form from Woodburn Athletic. Two months later he became the youngest player to turn out for United, when he made his debut against Hibs at Tannadice and by the end of his first season, he was firmly established as a first pick.

Before signing professionally in May 1963, he helped the Club reach their first ever Scottish Cup semi-final and later their first League Cup semi-final during the 1963-64 campaign. He finished the clubs top scorer that season, and grabbed his first senior hat-trick against St Mirren in December 1963. Ianís number of appearances dropped slightly over the next couple of seasons, but still played his part, helping United qualify for European Football for the first ever time in the Clubís history at the end of the 1965-66 league campaign.

Having played most of his career so far as an inside-forward, Ian was moved into centre-forward for parts of the 1966-67 season in the absence of the injured Finn Dossing. It was in this position that he played in both legs of the Fair Cup tie versus the holders Barcelona, and scored the opening goal in the second leg at Tannadice. He once again finished as Unitedís top scorer, and gained international recognition, playing for the Scotland Under-23 team in victories over Wales and England, before travelling with the Club to the Unites States to represent Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association in the summer of 1967.

He continued his excellent goal-scoring form, finishing as the top scorer twice over the next three seasons, including hat-tricks against Stirling Albion, Airdrie and Raith Rovers. Having played against Newcastle United in the Fairs Cup in October 1969, nine months later he was transferred to the English side for reported fee of £50,000. Having made only five appearances, he was back at Tannadice fourteen months later, as part of a swap deal that took Alec Reid to Newcastle.

Ian spent the next two seasons with United in a supporting forward role, chipping in with some vital goals, but was released in September 1973. He returned to his home town to sign for Falkirk and later played with Brechin City before retiring from the game. Sadly, he passed away in 1996 at the young age of 49 after a long illness.

Mitchell is Unitedís fourth top all time goal scorer and twentieth in the all-time appearances table. In January 2010 he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

 Goals Scored
Oct 27th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 8 - 1 (52')
Nov 24th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 3 (85')
Dec 8th, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 3 (53')
Dec 22nd, 1962 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 1 (62')
Mar 2nd, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 7 - 2 (50')
Apr 8th, 1963 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. QOS 4 - 0 (84')
Apr 13th, 1963 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Rangers 2 - 5 (34')
Apr 17th, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 1 (-)
Apr 29th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Third Lanark 1 - 0 (-)
Aug 10th, 1963 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (-)
Aug 14th, 1963 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 3 (-)
Aug 14th, 1963 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 3 (-) p
Aug 17th, 1963 League Cup  (A)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 2 (16')
Sep 14th, 1963 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 1 (49')
Oct 5th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 9 - 1 (52')
Oct 5th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 9 - 1 (54')
Dec 7th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3 (85')
Dec 28th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 6 - 2 (48')
Dec 28th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 6 - 2 (75')
Dec 28th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 6 - 2 (56')
Jan 1st, 1964 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 2 (70')
Jan 1st, 1964 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 2 (68')
Jan 2nd, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 1 (-)
Jan 2nd, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 1 (89')
Feb 8th, 1964 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 2 (25')
Sep 9th, 1964 League Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton 8 - 0 (11')
Sep 9th, 1964 League Cup  (H)  vs. Hamilton 8 - 0 (10')
Jan 9th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 1 (90')
Apr 17th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 0 (76')
Apr 24th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1 (84')
May 1st, 1965 Summer Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 4 - 1 (-)
May 5th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 1 (-)
May 5th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 1 (-)
May 12th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 2 (-)
May 26th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 0 (-)
May 26th, 1965 Summer Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 0 (-) p
Aug 21st, 1965 League Cup  (H)  vs. Motherwell 4 - 1 (74') p
Sep 1st, 1965 League Cup  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 3 (61') p
Sep 18th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 1 (85')
Sep 25th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1 (88') p
Jan 3rd, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 1 (41')
Jan 15th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 0 (68')
Jan 22nd, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 4 (18')
Feb 12th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 0 (-)
Mar 12th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 3 (-)
Mar 16th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 1 - 0 (54')
Mar 19th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 5 - 1 (47')
Apr 9th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 5 - 4 (61') p
Apr 16th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 0 (58')
Apr 30th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 1 - 1 (4')
Aug 17th, 1966 League Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (-)
Sep 3rd, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 4 (16')
Sep 3rd, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 4 (69')
Sep 17th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 4 (42')
Sep 24th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 7 - 0 (68')
Sep 24th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 7 - 0 (71')
Oct 1st, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 2 - 3 (87')
Oct 8th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 4 - 1 (66')
Oct 8th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 4 - 1 (50')
Oct 15th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 4 - 3 (30')
Oct 22nd, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2 (31')
Oct 29th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 4 (65')
Nov 12th, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 1 (13')
Nov 16th, 1966 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup  (H)  vs. Barcelona 2 - 0 (18')
Dec 3rd, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 0 (30')
Dec 3rd, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 0 (18')
Dec 10th, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 1 - 2 (8')
Dec 31st, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 3 - 2 (75')
Jan 2nd, 1967 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0 (75')
Jan 7th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 0 (84')
Jan 28th, 1967 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Hearts 3 - 0 (86')
Apr 8th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 0 (89')
Oct 7th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Morton 3 - 2 (21')
Oct 21st, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 2 - 2 (66')
Oct 28th, 1967 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (-)
Nov 25th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (10')
Dec 30th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 9 - 0 (17')
Dec 30th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 9 - 0 (47')
Dec 30th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 9 - 0 (83')
Jan 27th, 1968 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. St Mirren 3 - 1 (47')
Feb 3rd, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 3 (-)
Feb 17th, 1968 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Hearts 5 - 6 (37')
Feb 17th, 1968 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Hearts 5 - 6 (30')
Mar 2nd, 1968 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1 (62')
Mar 6th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 2 (32')
Mar 6th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 2 (30')
Mar 16th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 3 (27')
Mar 20th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 1 (61')
Aug 17th, 1968 League Cup  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 4 (55')
Aug 28th, 1968 League Cup  (A)  vs. Clyde 4 - 0 (-)
Aug 28th, 1968 League Cup  (A)  vs. Clyde 4 - 0 (-)
Sep 7th, 1968 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 1 (-)
Sep 14th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 1 (23')
Nov 9th, 1968 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 2 - 1 (57')
Nov 16th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 4 - 2 (13')
Dec 7th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 1 (50')
Dec 14th, 1968 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 2 (45')
Dec 28th, 1968 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 2 (79')
Dec 28th, 1968 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 2 - 2 (75')
Jan 1st, 1969 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 2 (46')
Jan 2nd, 1969 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 1 (41')
Jan 18th, 1969 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 3 (80')
Jan 25th, 1969 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 2 - 1 (53')
Mar 1st, 1969 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Morton 2 - 3 (29')
Mar 29th, 1969 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 2 - 2 (44')
Aug 9th, 1969 League Cup  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 3 (27')
Nov 1st, 1969 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 0 (74')
Dec 6th, 1969 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 2 (5')
Dec 17th, 1969 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 2 - 7 (25') p
Dec 27th, 1969 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 2 - 2 (27')
Jan 10th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 3 (69')
Jan 17th, 1970 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 6 (24')
Jan 17th, 1970 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 6 (25')
Jan 17th, 1970 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 6 (33')
Jan 24th, 1970 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 1 - 0 (49') p
Jan 31st, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Morton 5 - 4 (17')
Jan 31st, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Morton 5 - 4 (35')
Feb 11th, 1970 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 3 (-)
Feb 28th, 1970 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 2 (-)
Mar 11th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 3 - 1 (83')
Mar 11th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 3 - 1 (25')
Mar 28th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 0 (49')
Apr 18th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 2 (4')
Apr 18th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 2 (-)
Apr 18th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 2 (43')
Jan 29th, 1972 League  (H)  vs. Morton 2 - 1 (68')
Mar 25th, 1972 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 2 - 2 (70')
Mar 25th, 1972 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 2 - 2 (10')
Apr 15th, 1972 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 2 - 4 (75')
Apr 22nd, 1972 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 0 (24')
Sep 9th, 1972 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 1 (13')
Sep 20th, 1972 League Cup  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 5 (17')
Dec 16th, 1972 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 1 - 0 (89')

 Hat-Tricks
Dec 28th, 1963 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 6 - 2 (3 goals)
Dec 30th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 9 - 0 (3 goals)
Jan 17th, 1970 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 6 (3 goals)
Apr 18th, 1970 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 4 - 2 (3 goals)

Shoot
Nov 1969

Shoot
Oct 1973