Peter McKay - Player Profile


Full Name:Peter Walker McKay
Born:February 23rd, 1925 (Newburgh, Fife)
Died:November 23rd, 2000 (Corby, England)
Height:5' 7
Position:Centre Forward
Signed:September 8th, 1947
First Manager:Willie MacFadyen
Career Stats: 241 appearances, 203 goals
Debut: September 13th, 1947 - Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Dundee United (League Cup - Sectional Tie)
First Goal: September 20th, 1947 - Dundee United 2 - 3 Stirling Albion (League - B Division)
Also Played For:Burnley, St Mirren
Autograph:

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1953-54  B Division 37 26 0.70 - - 21.6% 18.9% 59.5%
 1952-53  B Division 31 17 0.55 - - 35.5% 16.1% 48.4%
 1951-52  B Division 40 36 0.90 - - 47.5% 22.5% 30.0%
 1950-51  B Division 40 38 0.95 - - 50.0% 15.0% 35.0%
 1949-50  B Division 36 35 0.97 - - 50.0% 11.1% 38.9%
 1948-49  B Division 37 38 1.03 - - 32.4% 21.6% 45.9%
 1947-48  B Division 20 13 0.65 - - 20.0% 5.0% 75.0%
241 (0) 203 0.84

 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 31st, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 6 - 2
 Mar 27th, 1954 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0
 Mar 20th, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Ayr United 4 - 0
 Mar 13th, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 0 - 1
 Mar 6th, 1954 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 4
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Mar 31st, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 6 - 2
 Mar 20th, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Ayr United 4 - 0
 Mar 6th, 1954 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 4
 Feb 27th, 1954 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 1 - 3
 Feb 6th, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 3

Peter was signed from Newburgh. His goal scoring record at United is unlikely ever to be beaten. In seven years at Tannadice he was a regular in the line up and top scorer in six seasons. He was part of United's "Famous Five" of Quinn, Grant, McKay, Dunsmore and Cruickshank in the early 1950s. In April 1954, Burnley made an offer of 3,000 and Peter decided to put his ability to the test south of the border.

Peter was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in January 2009

 Goals Scored
Sep 20th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 2 - 3 (35')
Sep 27th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 5 (12')
Oct 25th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 6 (26')
Nov 15th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Leith Athletic 2 - 1 (67')
Nov 15th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Leith Athletic 2 - 1 (52')
Nov 22nd, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 2 (-)
Dec 6th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 4 (17')
Dec 13th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 3 (29')
Dec 13th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 3 (85')
Dec 20th, 1947 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 1 - 3 (35')
Dec 27th, 1947 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 3 - 0 (84')
Jan 17th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. East Fife 3 - 2 (9')
Jan 31st, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 2 - 3 (35')
Aug 14th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 2 - 3 (60')
Aug 14th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 2 - 3 (34')
Sep 11th, 1948 League Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (87')
Sep 18th, 1948 League Cup  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 4 - 2 (82')
Sep 18th, 1948 League Cup  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 4 - 2 (69')
Oct 2nd, 1948 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 2 (11')
Oct 2nd, 1948 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 2 (59')
Oct 2nd, 1948 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 2 (40')
Oct 9th, 1948 League Cup  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 (5')
Oct 16th, 1948 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 6 (76')
Oct 16th, 1948 League Cup  (A)  vs. Hamilton 3 - 6 (55')
Oct 23rd, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 5 - 5 (37')
Oct 30th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 2 (25')
Oct 30th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 2 (1')
Nov 6th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Raith Rovers 1 - 4 (78')
Nov 13th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Stirling Albion 2 - 5 (54')
Nov 20th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. East Stirling 1 - 1 (20')
Nov 27th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 2 (22')
Nov 27th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 2 (19')
Nov 27th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 2 (28')
Dec 11th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 5 - 2 (59')
Dec 11th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 5 - 2 (14')
Dec 11th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 5 - 2 (46')
Dec 11th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 5 - 2 (25')
Jan 1st, 1949 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 3 (64')
Jan 1st, 1949 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 3 (56')
Jan 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 0 (14')
Jan 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 0 (89') p
Jan 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 0 (41')
Jan 15th, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 3 (83')
Jan 22nd, 1949 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Celtic 4 - 3 (21') p
Jan 22nd, 1949 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Celtic 4 - 3 (75')
Jan 29th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 5 - 1 (30')
Jan 29th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 5 - 1 (74')
Feb 9th, 1949 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 1 - 3 (40')
Feb 12th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 (35') p
Feb 19th, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Raith Rovers 3 - 1 (58')
Mar 12th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 2 - 2 (89')
Aug 13th, 1949 League Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie 2 - 5 (79')
Aug 13th, 1949 League Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie 2 - 5 (88')
Aug 17th, 1949 League Cup  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 1 (11')
Aug 17th, 1949 League Cup  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 1 (24')
Aug 20th, 1949 League Cup  (A)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 2 (62')
Aug 20th, 1949 League Cup  (A)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 2 (32')
Aug 27th, 1949 League Cup  (H)  vs. Airdrie 6 - 0 (46')
Aug 27th, 1949 League Cup  (H)  vs. Airdrie 6 - 0 (41')
Aug 27th, 1949 League Cup  (H)  vs. Airdrie 6 - 0 (82')
Aug 31st, 1949 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 1 - 3 (46')
Sep 3rd, 1949 League Cup  (H)  vs. Arbroath 4 - 1 (86')
Sep 10th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 6 - 1 (60')
Sep 12th, 1949 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 4 (-)
Sep 12th, 1949 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 4 (-)
Sep 12th, 1949 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 4 (-)
Sep 24th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 1 (24')
Oct 1st, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (40')
Oct 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 0 (66')
Oct 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 0 (21')
Oct 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 0 (89')
Oct 15th, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 1 (-)
Oct 15th, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 1 (-)
Oct 22nd, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 3 (60')
Oct 22nd, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 3 (10')
Oct 22nd, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 3 (65')
Oct 29th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 2 (82') p
Dec 3rd, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 0 (31')
Dec 17th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 1 (39')
Jan 3rd, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 0 (41')
Jan 21st, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 4 (30')
Feb 4th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 (-)
Feb 18th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 (55')
Mar 11th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 1 (52')
Apr 22nd, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 7 - 1 (88')
Apr 29th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 1 - 0 (10')
Aug 12th, 1950 League Cup  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 2 - 1 (53')
Aug 16th, 1950 League Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 2 (-)
Aug 16th, 1950 League Cup  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 2 (-)
Aug 26th, 1950 League Cup  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 2 - 3 (-)
Sep 2nd, 1950 League Cup  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 (71')
Sep 2nd, 1950 League Cup  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 (11')
Sep 9th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 1 - 1 (1')
Sep 23rd, 1950 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 2 (25')
Sep 30th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 3 (26')
Sep 30th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 3 (20')
Oct 7th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 1 - 3 (52')
Oct 14th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 5 - 1 (43')
Oct 21st, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 4 (51')
Oct 21st, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 4 (41')
Nov 4th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 1 - 3 (19')
Nov 11th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 1 (50')
Nov 11th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 1 (32')
Nov 18th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. QOS 5 - 0 (13')
Nov 18th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. QOS 5 - 0 (12')
Nov 25th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 0 (49')
Nov 25th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 0 (24')
Nov 25th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 0 (80')
Dec 9th, 1950 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 3 - 2 (50')
Dec 16th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 2 - 1 (48')
Dec 30th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 2 - 1 (-)
Dec 30th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 2 - 1 (-)
Jan 1st, 1951 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 0 (42')
Jan 6th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 6 - 0 (62')
Jan 6th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 6 - 0 (51')
Jan 20th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 1 (-)
Jan 27th, 1951 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2 (-)
Feb 3rd, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 1 - 5 (42')
Feb 17th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 (-)
Mar 24th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 10 - 1 (-)
Mar 24th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 10 - 1 (-)
Mar 24th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 10 - 1 (-)
Mar 24th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 10 - 1 (-)
Apr 28th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Ayr Utd 2 - 2 (-)
Jul 25th, 1951 Festival Quaich  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 3 - 1 (-)
Sep 22nd, 1951 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 3 (-)
Sep 22nd, 1951 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 3 (5')
Sep 29th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 2 (-)
Sep 29th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 2 - 2 (8')
Oct 13th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 3 (-)
Oct 13th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 3 (-)
Oct 27th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 3 - 5 (21')
Nov 17th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 2 - 6 (8')
Nov 17th, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 2 - 6 (-)
Dec 1st, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 1 (20')
Dec 1st, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 1 (-)
Dec 1st, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 1 (-)
Dec 15th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 1 (16')
Dec 15th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 1 (-)
Dec 15th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 1 (69')
Dec 22nd, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 3 - 2 (33')
Dec 29th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 5 - 0 (33')
Jan 1st, 1952 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 4 (-)
Jan 2nd, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 5 - 1 (7')
Jan 2nd, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 5 - 1 (-)
Jan 5th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 1 - 1 (20')
Jan 12th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 8 - 1 (26')
Jan 12th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 8 - 1 (-)
Jan 12th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 8 - 1 (39')
Jan 26th, 1952 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Caledonian 3 - 3 (-)
Jan 26th, 1952 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Caledonian 3 - 3 (-)
Jan 30th, 1952 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Caledonian 4 - 0 (-)
Feb 9th, 1952 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Leith Athletic 4 - 1 (-)
Feb 9th, 1952 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Leith Athletic 4 - 1 (-)
Feb 9th, 1952 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Leith Athletic 4 - 1 (-)
Feb 16th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 6 - 2 (10')
Feb 16th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 6 - 2 (51')
Feb 16th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 6 - 2 (26')
Feb 23rd, 1952 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 2 (-)
Mar 5th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 0 (-)
Aug 9th, 1952 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 1 - 3 (-)
Sep 13th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 4 - 2 (-)
Oct 4th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 4 - 0 (31')
Oct 4th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 4 - 0 (-)
Oct 4th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 4 - 0 (-)
Oct 25th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 2 - 3 (-)
Nov 8th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 2 (66')
Nov 8th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 2 (64')
Nov 8th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 2 (53')
Nov 29th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 2 - 6 (5')
Jan 24th, 1953 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Berwick 3 - 3 (80')
Mar 28th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 1 (-)
Apr 4th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 1 (-)
Apr 18th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 4 (-)
Apr 18th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 4 (-)
Apr 18th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 4 (-)
Apr 18th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 4 (-)
Aug 22nd, 1953 League Cup  (H)  vs. Morton 2 - 2 (-)
Aug 22nd, 1953 League Cup  (H)  vs. Morton 2 - 2 (-)
Aug 26th, 1953 League Cup  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 3 (50')
Sep 5th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 2 - 1 (-)
Sep 12th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 4 (-)
Sep 12th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 4 (61')
Sep 12th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 4 (20')
Sep 19th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 2 (-)
Oct 3rd, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Arbroath 2 - 2 (-)
Oct 10th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 3 (36')
Oct 31st, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 2 - 3 (-) p
Nov 7th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 0 (6')
Nov 7th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 0 (-)
Nov 7th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 0 (21')
Nov 21st, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 3 - 1 (-)
Nov 21st, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Alloa Athletic 3 - 1 (18')
Dec 12th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 3 - 3 (7')
Dec 26th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 (-)
Jan 9th, 1954 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 4 (-)
Feb 6th, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Cowdenbeath 3 - 3 (-)
Feb 27th, 1954 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 1 - 3 (-)
Mar 6th, 1954 League  (A)  vs. Morton 1 - 4 (-)
Mar 20th, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 4 - 0 (54')
Mar 31st, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 6 - 2 (-)
Mar 31st, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 6 - 2 (-)
Mar 31st, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 6 - 2 (-)

 Hat-Tricks
Oct 2nd, 1948 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 4 - 2 (3 goals)
Nov 27th, 1948 League  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 2 (3 goals)
Dec 11th, 1948 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 5 - 2 (4 goals)
Jan 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 0 (3 goals)
Aug 27th, 1949 League Cup  (H)  vs. Airdrie 6 - 0 (3 goals)
Sep 12th, 1949 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 4 (3 goals)
Oct 8th, 1949 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 5 - 0 (3 goals)
Oct 22nd, 1949 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 3 (3 goals)
Nov 25th, 1950 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 0 (3 goals)
Mar 24th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Alloa Athletic 10 - 1 (4 goals)
Dec 1st, 1951 League  (A)  vs. Arbroath 3 - 1 (3 goals)
Dec 15th, 1951 League  (H)  vs. Dumbarton 4 - 1 (3 goals)
Jan 12th, 1952 League  (H)  vs. Forfar Athletic 8 - 1 (3 goals)
Feb 9th, 1952 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Leith Athletic 4 - 1 (3 goals)
Feb 16th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 6 - 2 (3 goals)
Oct 4th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 4 - 0 (3 goals)
Nov 8th, 1952 League  (A)  vs. Albion Rovers 4 - 2 (3 goals)
Apr 18th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 4 (4 goals)
Sep 12th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Stenhousemuir 3 - 4 (3 goals)
Nov 7th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 4 - 0 (3 goals)
Mar 31st, 1954 League  (H)  vs. Albion Rovers 6 - 2 (3 goals)