Iain Phillip - Player Profile


Full Name:Iain Frederick Phillip
Born:April 12th, 1954 (Dundee)
Height:5' 11
Position:Defender
Signed:November 29th, 1978 (£25,000)
First Manager:Jim McLean
Left Club:February 12th, 1984
Career Stats: 149 appearances, 1 goals
Debut (as sub): December 16th, 1978 - Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
Full Debut: January 20th, 1979 - St Mirren 2 - 1 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: November 3rd, 1979 - Aberdeen 0 - 3 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
Also Played For:Arbroath, Crystal Palace, Dundee, Raith Rovers
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 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1983/84  Premier Division 0 (1) 0 0 - - - 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 1982/83  Premier Division 15 (1) 0 10 0.63 - - 75.0% 18.8% 6.3%
 1981/82  Premier Division 30 (4) 0 9 0.26 - - 50.0% 17.6% 32.4%
 1980/81  Premier Division 47 (2) 0 18 0.37 - - 55.1% 22.4% 22.4%
 1979/80  Premier Division 37 (1) 1 18 0.47 - - 36.8% 28.9% 34.2%
 1978/79  Premier Division 10 (1) 0 2 0.18 - - 45.5% 9.1% 45.5%
139 (10) 1 57 0.38

 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:
 Mar 19th, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 1
 Feb 12th, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 0
 Jan 15th, 1983 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 0 - 0
 Nov 3rd, 1982 UEFA Cup  (H)  vs. Viking Stavenger 0 - 0
 Oct 30th, 1982 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 1 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Nov 3rd, 1979 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 0

Iain was a defensive player who began his senior career with Dundee in 1970, and gained international recognition at an early stage with an appearance for the Scottish League XI against English League XI in March 1972. He moved to Crystal Palace a few months later but returned to Dens Park a year later, and was in the Dundee side that won the League Cup in December 1973. After four more years with Dundee, he crossed Tannadice Street for a fee of 25,000 in November 1978, and made his debut for United as a substitute against Celtic a few weeks later. With bad weather decimating the fixture list, he had to wait until the end of January for his full debut.

Phillip became a regular in the side for the next four years, and scored his one and only goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Aberdeen, a year after signing, driving home from the edge of the box. He collected his second League Cup winners medal in 1979, playing in the original final match against Aberdeen at Hampden, and was an unused substitute for the replay at Dens Park where United won their first major honour. A year later he completed his hat-trick of medals, starting in the League Cup Final as United defeated his old club Dundee 3-0 to take the trophy back to Tannadice once more. Later that season, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup final, and missed out on yet another League Cup medal when United lost to Rangers in the final the following season.

Iain appeared regularly in United's European matches during his time with the club, including famous wins over Anderlecht, Monaco, Slask Wroclaw, Winterslag and PSV Eindhoven. His last season with United was 1982-83, playing five times in the Premier League championship winning campaign. Iain joined Raith Rovers midway through season 1983-84 and after three years there, moved to Arbroath before retiring from football.

 Goals Scored
Nov 3rd, 1979 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 0 (14')

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