Brian Rankin - Player Profile


Born:March 27th, 1953
Position:Forward
Signed:November 1st, 1971
First Manager:Jerry Kerr
Career Stats: 8 appearances, 1 goals
Full Debut: January 26th, 1974 - Dundee United 4 - 1 Airdrieonians (Scottish Cup - 3rd Round)
First Goal: February 17th, 1974 - Dundee United 1 - 0 Greenock Morton (Scottish Cup - 4th Round)
Also Played For:Alloa Athletic, East Fife, Forfar Athletic, Hamilton Academical

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1974/75  Division One 3 0 - - - 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
 1973/74  Division One 4 (1) 1 0.20 - - 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
 1972/73  Division One 0 0 - - - - - -
7 (1) 1 0.13

 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:
 Aug 17th, 1974 League Cup  (A)  vs. Celtic 0 - 1
 Aug 14th, 1974 League Cup  (A)  vs. Motherwell 0 - 0
 Aug 10th, 1974 League Cup  (H)  vs. Ayr United 3 - 1
 Feb 24th, 1974 League  (A)  vs. Rangers 1 - 3
 Feb 17th, 1974 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 17th, 1974 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 0

Brian was a nephew of former Tannadice favourite Dennis Gillespie, and signed for United from Vale of Clyde. He then spent three years in the reserves and but was unable to command a first team slot and in November 1974, he left to join Hamilton Academical.

 Goals Scored
Feb 17th, 1974 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Morton 1 - 0 (61')

 Hat-Tricks