Jackie Copland - Player Profile


Full Name:John Cowden Copland
Born:March 21st, 1947 (Paisley)
Position:Centre Forward/Half Back
Signed:December 17th, 1970 (£10,000)
First Manager:Jerry Kerr
Career Stats: 192 appearances, 22 goals
Full Debut: December 19th, 1970 - Dundee United 2 - 1 St Mirren (League - Division One)
First Goal: December 26th, 1970 - Hibernian 0 - 1 Dundee United (League - Division One)
Also Played For:St Mirren, Stranraer
Autograph:

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1975-76  Premier Division 19 (1) 2 5 0.25 - - 30.0% 20.0% 50.0%
 1974-75  Division One 46 4 16 0.35 - - 47.8% 23.9% 28.3%
 1973-74  Division One 44 2 14 0.32 - - 47.7% 18.2% 34.1%
 1972-73  Division One 40 1 9 0.23 - - 45.0% 20.0% 35.0%
 1971-72  Division One 28 (2) 11 8 0.27 - - 40.0% 13.3% 46.7%
 1970-71  Division One 10 (2) 2 1 0.08 - - 50.0% 8.3% 41.7%
187 (5) 22 53 0.28

 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 4th, 1976 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 0 - 0
 Apr 28th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 0
 Apr 24th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 0 - 1
 Feb 14th, 1976 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 1
 Jan 31st, 1976 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 17th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 4
 Sep 13th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 1
 Dec 21st, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 4
 Dec 7th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 3 - 3
 Nov 16th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 5 - 0

Jackie had been with St Mirren and signed for United from Stranraer. Initially signed as a centre forward, he topped the goal scoring table at United in 1971-72. He was converted to central defence and formed a formidable partnership with Doug Smith.

Jackie was one of the players who turned out for United in their first Scottish Cup final appearance against Celtic in May 1974. He was named in the initial squad of forty players for the World Cup in 1974 but was not in the final selection to travel to West Germany. In September 1976, he joined St Mirren for 17,000.

 Goals Scored
Dec 26th, 1970 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 0 (87')
Jan 9th, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Morton 2 - 3 (85')
Sep 29th, 1971 Texaco Cup  (H)  vs. Derby 3 - 2 (67')
Sep 29th, 1971 Texaco Cup  (H)  vs. Derby 3 - 2 (40')
Oct 2nd, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 5 - 0 (12')
Oct 2nd, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 5 - 0 (10')
Oct 2nd, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 5 - 0 (25')
Oct 9th, 1971 League  (A)  vs. Morton 2 - 1 (62')
Oct 16th, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 1 - 5 (90')
Oct 23rd, 1971 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 3 - 0 (3')
Oct 30th, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 5 (78')
Nov 27th, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 0 (77')
Jan 29th, 1972 League  (H)  vs. Morton 2 - 1 (85')
Nov 25th, 1972 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 2 (48')
Mar 12th, 1974 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 4 - 0 (59')
Apr 29th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 2 (81')
Sep 18th, 1974 Cup Winners' Cup  (H)  vs. Jiul 3 - 0 (37')
Nov 16th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 5 - 0 (53')
Dec 7th, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 3 - 3 (85')
Dec 21st, 1974 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 4 (78')
Sep 13th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 1 (67')
Jan 17th, 1976 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 4 (45')

 Hat-Tricks
Oct 2nd, 1971 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 5 - 0 (3 goals)