Derek Addison - Player Profile


Full Name:Derek Ian Addison
Born:July 8th, 1955 (Dundee)
Height:5' 10
Position:Midfielder
Signed:April 30th, 1973
First Manager:Jim McLean
Left Club:September 18th, 1981
Career Stats: 137 appearances, 15 goals
Full Debut: January 12th, 1974 - Hibernian 3 - 1 Dundee United (League - Division One)
First Goal: April 12th, 1975 - Clyde 1 - 2 Dundee United (League - Division One)
Also Played For:Brechin City, Heart of Midlothian, St Johnstone

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1981/82  Premier Division 1 0 - - - 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 1980/81  Premier Division 18 (3) 3 0.14 - - 52.4% 19.0% 28.6%
 1979/80  Premier Division 19 (5) 1 0.04 - - 20.8% 37.5% 41.7%
 1978/79  Premier Division 29 (4) 3 0.09 - - 39.4% 27.3% 33.3%
 1977/78  Premier Division 27 (3) 6 0.20 - - 56.7% 13.3% 30.0%
 1976/77  Premier Division 6 (7) 0 - - - 38.5% 30.8% 30.8%
 1975/76  Premier Division 4 1 0.25 - - 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
 1974/75  Division One 6 (1) 1 0.14 - - 71.4% 14.3% 14.3%
 1973/74  Division One 4 0 - - - 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
114 (23) 15 0.11

 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 8th, 1981 League Cup  (A)  vs. Ayr United 4 - 3
 Apr 22nd, 1981 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 3
 Mar 28th, 1981 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 4 - 0
 Feb 21st, 1981 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 0
 Feb 14th, 1981 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 14th, 1981 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 0
 Jan 3rd, 1981 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 7 - 0
 Sep 3rd, 1980 League Cup  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 2
 Aug 29th, 1979 League Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrieonians 1 - 2
 Mar 31st, 1979 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 1

A pupil at Harris Academy, Derek had played with Butterburn Youth Club in his early years before signing briefly with Hibernian on an 'S' form. He was later signed by United from Lochee United where he has been playing as a teenager.

Derek first broke into Jim McLean's first team set up in 1974 and became a regular by 1977, mostly moving between the first eleven and the substitutes' bench. Although he was not involved in either of United's League Cup final victories in 1980 and 1981, he did play in several of the earlier rounds of both campaigns.

In September 1981, Derek left United to join the recently relegated Heart of Midlothian for a fee of 55,000 just a couple of months into the 1981-82 season. Although he held down a regular place in the Hearts side, the club were faced with financial difficulties when they failed to gain instant promotion back to the top flight, and Derek was sold to fellow First Division side St Johnstone for 65,000 just a year later. He spent 4 seasons at Muirton Park, taking on a Player-Coach role before moving on to Brechin City in 1986 where he finished his playing career.

 Goals Scored
Apr 12th, 1975 League  (A)  vs. Clyde 2 - 1 (39')
Oct 4th, 1975 League  (H)  vs. Ayr Utd 3 - 2 (36')
Aug 20th, 1977 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1 (65')
Jan 28th, 1978 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 1 (73')
Jan 28th, 1978 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Hamilton 4 - 1 (58')
Mar 11th, 1978 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 2 - 0 (26')
Apr 29th, 1978 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 5 - 2 (36')
Apr 29th, 1978 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 5 - 2 (20')
Nov 11th, 1978 League  (A)  vs. Morton 1 - 3 (64')
Mar 31st, 1979 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 1 (86')
Mar 31st, 1979 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 2 - 1 (89')
Aug 29th, 1979 League Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie 1 - 2 (43')
Sep 3rd, 1980 League Cup  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 2 (9')
Jan 3rd, 1981 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 7 - 0 (79')
Feb 14th, 1981 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 1 - 0 (80')

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