Joe Ward - Player Profile


Full Name:Joseph Ward
Born:November 25th, 1954 (Glasgow)
Position:Striker
Signed:August 1st, 1980
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 14 appearances, 7 goals
Debut (as sub): August 9th, 1980 - Dundee United 2 - 2 Kilmarnock (League - Premier Division)
Full Debut: August 13th, 1980 - East Fife 2 - 5 Dundee United (League Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg)
First Goal: August 13th, 1980 - East Fife 2 - 5 Dundee United (League Cup - 1st Round 1st Leg)
Also Played For:Aston Villa, Ayr United, Clyde, Hibernian, St Johnstone, Stirling Albion

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1981/82  Premier Division 0 0 - - - - - -
 1980/81  Premier Division 11 (3) 7 0.50 - - 64.3% 21.4% 14.3%
11 (3) 7 0.50

 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:
 Mar 28th, 1981 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 4 - 0
 Nov 8th, 1980 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 3 - 0
 Nov 5th, 1980 UEFA Cup  (A)  vs. KSC Lokeren 0 - 0
 Nov 1st, 1980 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 2 - 0
 Oct 29th, 1980 League Cup  (H)  vs. Clydebank 4 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Oct 29th, 1980 League Cup  (H)  vs. Clydebank 4 - 1
 Aug 30th, 1980 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 1
 Aug 20th, 1980 League Cup  (H)  vs. East Fife 4 - 0
 Aug 13th, 1980 League Cup  (A)  vs. East Fife 5 - 2

Joe began his career with Clyde, becoming their star player as they went on to win promotion from the Second Division in 1978. Midway through the 1978-79 season he moved to Aston Villa in a deal worth 80,000, but after just three first team appearances he returned to Scotland to sign for Hibs in September 1979. Hibs were relegated at the end of that season, and United manager Jim McLean signed him on a free transfer in May 1980.

An attacking player, he made his first appearance as a substitute against West Ham United in a friendly in August 1980, and a week later he made his debut in major competition as a substitute against Kilmarnock in the opening League fixture. He had a blistering start in the first team, scoring seven times in United's run to the 1980 League Cup Final, but then dropped out of the first team, and he was then more often in the reserves, making the first team line up infrequently.

He left to join Ayr United for around 8,000 in November 1981 and later played for Stirling Albion and St Johnstone before retiring from the game in 1987.

 Goals Scored
Aug 13th, 1980 League Cup  (A)  vs. East Fife 5 - 2 (17')
Aug 20th, 1980 League Cup  (H)  vs. East Fife 4 - 0 (61')
Aug 20th, 1980 League Cup  (H)  vs. East Fife 4 - 0 (10')
Aug 30th, 1980 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 (22')
Aug 30th, 1980 League Cup  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 (63')
Oct 29th, 1980 League Cup  (H)  vs. Clydebank 4 - 1 (18')
Oct 29th, 1980 League Cup  (H)  vs. Clydebank 4 - 1 (23')

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