Player Records

Below are lists of player records pertaining to record appearances, goals scored and clean sheets kept.

The following players have played over 500 games for United in all competitions.


Dave Narey (872 appearances)

Narey was a local lad, born and raised in Dundee and was educated at St John's RC High School. He was signed by United on an Schoolboys form in 1972 at the age of 15 whilst with St Columba’s Boys Club, and signed professionally the following year. He made his full debut for the club at Tannadice in a league match against Falkirk on November 21st 1973, playing as an attacking midfielder, although he would go on to become a full-international centre-half.

Dave soon became a regular in the Dundee United side of the mid to late 70s under the management of Jim McLean and formed a successful defensive partnership with club captain Paul Hegarty. In 1977 he became the first ever United player to receive a full international cap for Scotland, and would go on to make 35 appearances for his country, becoming the most capped player at the Club for many years - see ‘International’ tab.

In 1979, Narey received his first winner's medal after helping the club win their first ever trophy, the League Cup after defeating New Firm rivals Aberdeen 3-0 in the replay at Dens Park. In 1980, United retained the trophy on the same ground, this time defeating city rivals Dundee 3-0 on their own turf, again Narey was at the heart of the United defence. In the 1982/83 season Narey played a key role as United defied all the odds to claim the Scottish Premier Division Title on the last day of the season with a famous 2-1 win over Dundee at Dens. Narey won the decisive spot-kick from which Eamonn Bannon eventually converted following the initial save made by Kelly in the Dundee goal. It would prove to be the goal that clinched the 1982/83 Premier Division Championship.

Following the League Championship success, United found themselves in the European Cup and Narey was part of the side that reached the semi-finals of the competition, eventually being knocked out 3-2 on aggregate by AS Roma. In the 1986/87 season United went on a now legendary UEFA Cup run which saw them reaching the final of the competition. Paul Hegarty missed a large spell of the season due to injury and in his absence Narey took over the role of team captain. On the way to the final United recorded 2 famous victories over Catalonian giants Barcelona. Captained by Dave Narey, United incredibly won 2-1 at Camp Nou in the 2nd leg. Unfortunately United could not go all the way, running out of steam at the end of a long season and lost both the two legged UEFA Cup Final and the Scottish Cup Final sandwiched inbetween.

Narey remained part of the side for the remainder of the decade and into the early 90s. As age caught up with him he began to play less often but memorably started against Motherwell at Fir Park in the Scottish Cup 4th round replay in 1994 and played superbly at the age of 37. Although United went onto lift the Scottish Cup at the end of the season, Narey did not play in the final and it was announced that he would be released at the end of the season. Although offered a coaching role at Tannadice, Dave wished to carry on playing.

After leaving United, Narey joined First Division Raith Rovers and was part of the team that won promotion to the Premier Division as champions. He also played in the Raith team that defeated Celtic in the 1994 League Cup Final, winning the man of the match award for his performance. Narey retired from professional football at the end of the 1994/95 season.

With a Dundee United career spanning 22 years, there is no doubt that Dave Narey is one of the all-time Tannadice greats. As part of one of the greatest Dundee United sides ever, Narey collected 3 winner's medals in his time at the club and that could easily have been so many more had it not been for United's dreadful luck in cup finals. In 1992, Dave Narey received an MBE for his services to football, an honour few Scottish footballers have received, and in January 2008, he was one of the first players inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Maurice Malpas (830 appearances)

Malpas played youth football for Leven Royals and signed for Jim McLean at Dundee United on an 'S' form in 1978, where he would remain for the rest of his career. Initially he combined his football career with studying for an electrical engineering degree, and only became a full time professional following the completion of his studies in 1984. Despite this, Malpas made his full debut for the club November 1981, aged just 19, and went on to make the left-back position his own, eventually taking over from legendary defender Frank Kopel.

Maurice missed only two matches throughout the 1982/83 season, as Jim McLean's great United side claimed the Scottish Premier Division Title for the first time in the club's long history. Maurice showed maturity beyond his years as he handled the pressure of United's nail-biting climax to the season at Dens Park, where only a win would secure the title, like an experienced pro and put in a solid display as the Terrors won 2-1 in the Dundee Derby to be crowned Champions of Scotland.

The following season saw United embark on their first European Cup adventure, with Malpas impressing with every match as the team made their way through to the semi-finals, where they narrowly lost out over two legs against Italians Roma. Unsurprisingly, following his impressive performances in both domestic and European competition, he received his first full international Scotland cap in June 1984. Over the next few years Maurice established himself as a regular first team starter in the Scotland team - see 'International' tab.

Maurice was an integral part of the side that reached the UEFA Cup Final during the 1986/87 season, missing only two of the ten matches of that famous run. Having missed the Away leg against Hajduk Split in the previous round, Malpas played a vital role in the two victories over Barcelona in the quarter finals. He missed the second leg of the semi-final against Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany due to a foot injury, but recovered in time for the two legged final against Gothenburg, as United ran out of steam after a long hard season.

Becoming Club Captain and Player Coach in the early 1990s, Maurice was voted the Scottish Football Writers Association Player of the Year for his performances during the 1990/91 season, and was rewarded with a testimonial in 1991 for his continued commitment to the Club.

After collecting six runners-up medals in all competitions since that League Championship win in 1983, Maurice made history by becoming the first Dundee United captain to lift the Scottish Cup in May 1994. Given little chance against treble-chasing Rangers in the final at Hampden, United ran out 1-0 winners thanks to Craig Brewster’s solitary goal, and Malpas climbed the Hampden steps to lift a trophy that had caused so much heartache over the previous ten years.

However the long overdue cup victory merely covered up the cracks that were now appearing in the United side and the club reached an a all-time low the following season as they were relegated from the top flight. Malpas remained a regular in the United side throughout the late 90s, captaining the club to promotion via the play-offs in 1996 and to a 3rd place top flight finish in their first season back in the big time. In November 1997 he collected another runners-up medal after the League Cup final against Celtic at Ibrox Stadium.

Possibly the last of his kind at Tannadice, a one club player, Maurice retired from professional football in the year 2000, after a career spanning two decades and five United managers. His loyal service to the Club was rewarded with a second testimonial, with an emotional match against Everton at Tannadice signalling the end of his playing career. He remained a coach at United until 2003, and took up the assistant managers position at Motherwell under Terry Butcher. He would later step in to management briefly with both Motherwell and Swindon town before rejoining Butcher at both Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Hibernian.

He was one of the first former players to be inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in 2008.

Paul Hegarty (707 appearances)

Born in Edinburgh in 1954, Paul Hegarty played youth football with Tynecastle Boys Club and began his senior career as a striker with Hamilton Accies in 1972. In November 1974, Dundee United manager Jim McLean paid a fee of around £40,000 to bring Hegarty to Tannadice at the age of twenty. In his early days with United he played in his original favoured position as a striker however in November 1976, Hegarty was played in centre defence in a friendly against Everton as an experiment. It became clear that Paul would make a dominant central defender and he soon formed a formidable defensive partnership with Dave Narey that would become the backbone of Jim McLean's great Dundee United side for over a decade. Paul was rarely out of the side for the next thirteen years.

In 1978, "Heggy" as he had become known to the United Faithful, was made club captain by Jim McLean, a position he would hold for eight years. At international level, Paul was awarded his first cap in 1979, and would later become the first Dundee United player to ever captain the national side - see 'International' tab

During his years as club captain, Hegarty led his teammates to three major honours. In 1979, Heggy lifted the Scottish League Cup at Dens Park following a comprehensive 3-0 cup final replay win over New Firm rivals Aberdeen, the club's first ever major trophy. The following year, United retained the trophy, again at Dens Park but this time beating city-rivals Dundee by three goals to nil. Hegarty chose to step aside and allow long-serving goalkeeper and fellow Dundee United Legend, Hamish McAlpine to lift the trophy.

More success soon followed, in 1983 Paul had the unique honour of leading United to their first and only League Championship win to date following a dramatic 2-1 win over Dundee at Dens Park on the final day of the season. Along with his central-defensive partner Dave Narey and goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine, Paul was an ever-present in the side throughout the 36 League games of that remarkable season.

Although he only played as a forward during his formative years, Paul never lost the scoring touch and returned an incredible number of goals from the centre half position, hitting double figures with ten goals during the 1980/81 season. He also netted twelve European goals for United, a tally second only to Ralph Milne's count of fifteen.

The influence Paul had on United's reputation throughout Europe during the 1970s and 1980s cannot be understated. He appeared in 50 consecutive European ties from 1977 through to 1986, including famous victories over Monaco and Borussia Monchengladbach in 1981, and United’s run to the semi-finals of the European Cup during the 1983/84 season. He missed five matches of the famous 1986/87 UEFA Cup run, but returned in time for United’s amazing quarter final victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp, and remained in the side throughout the rest of the competition, where he collected a runners-up medal after the heart-breaking final at Tannadice.

In recognition of his contribution to Dundee United, the club awarded him a testimonial and allowed Hegarty to leave Tannadice on a free transfer in January 1990, when he joined local Tayside rivals St Johnstone. His spell with the Perth club was brief and he joined Forfar Athletic as player-manager later that year. Paul brought his playing career to an end in his second season at Station Park, to concentrate on his role as manager , but his tenure at Forfar ended in relegation in 1992 and he left shortly afterwards. Paul would go on to return to Tannadice in a coaching position on three separate occasions, as well as two spells as Caretaker Manager.

Hegarty is the most successful captain in Dundee United's history leading the club to three major honours, and only Dave Narey and Maurice Malpas have appeared more times in a tangerine jersey. In January 2008, he was one of the first players inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Hamish McAlpine (688 appearances)

Hamish played youth football for Butterburn Youth Club – where he earned a Scotland youth cap - and Dundee North End before signing provisionally for Dundee United in June 1966. He soon became a regular in the reserves at Tannadice and was sent out on loan to Montrose in season 1967/68 in order to gain some first team experience. After Sandy Davie’s departure in the summer of 1968, manager Jerry Kerr turned to Hamish to be deputy to regular number one Don Mackay. He made his first team debut against Hearts in March 1969 but had to settle for playing in the reserves in the main until the 1970/71 season when he overtook Mackay as United’s first choice goalkeeper.

Jim McLean succeeded Kerr as manager of Dundee United in late 1971 and under McLean, Hamish was first choice goalkeeper at the club throughout the 1970s. There was however a period in the 1973/74 season when Sandy Davie – who had returned to Tannadice after a spell in England – was preferred to Hamish between the sticks. Indeed it was Davie who was selected to play in the club’s first ever cup final: the 1974 Scottish Cup Final against Celtic.

He is one of few goalkeepers to have four goals to his name over his career. Three of them came when he was at Tannadice as for a period in the late 1970s, Hamish was entrusted with the responsibility of taking the team’s penalty kicks. He also managed to score for Raith Rovers towards the end of his career – this time from a kick out.

Hamish briefly fell out of favour at United at the start of the 1979/80 season after an infamous fall-out with Jim McLean. At this time former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti was signed by McLean as first choice No.1, and although the Englishman started the first few games of the season it wasn't long until McAlpine reclaimed his place back in the first team.

Hamish started for the Terrors in the 1979 League Cup Final against Aberdeen at Hampden Park, a tense match that ended in a 0-0 draw and required a midweek replay at Dens Park. However, United recorded a famous 3-0 win at Dens to claim silverware for the first time in the club’s long history. Hamish suffered a rare and serious injury in 1980 when he endured a calf muscle haemorrhage in a match against Rangers which saw him hospitalised for a month. He battled back to regain full fitness and reclaimed his spot as the undoubted first choice goalkeeper at Tannadice.

United retained the League Cup in season 1980/81, with the final again being played at Dens Park -but this time against city rivals Dundee. Another 3-0 victory ensured that the League Cup would once again take up residence in the Tannadice boardroom. Skipper Paul Hegarty stepped aside to allow Hamish to lift the trophy – a gesture which recognised the long-serving goalkeeper’s loyalty to the club.

His quality and experience proved crucial as United won the Scottish Premier League for the first time in their history in 1983. Hamish recorded 17 cleans-sheets over the course of the 36 game league campaign – a truly remarkable record which reflected his superb goalkeeping ability and also the quality of the defence in front of him. Later that year he was rewarded with a testimonial match in recognition of his long service to the club.

Hamish had been a vital part of United’s gradual rise as a respected side in European football, playing in 40 consecutive ties. This culminated in the clubs 1983/84 European Cup run, where they narrowly lost out to Roma at the semi-final stage. He excelled in a UEFA Cup tie against Manchester United in November 1984, arguably his best performance, as United gained a 2-2 draw, and his performances throughout that season saw him given the Scottish Football Writers' Association’s Footballer of the Year for 1985 – becoming part of a select group of goalkeepers to have won a Player of the Year award.

An injury in October 1985 saw Hamish lose his first team place to Billy Thomson and now aged 37 years old he failed to reclaim his position as first choice goalkeeper at the club. He was sent out on loan to Dunfermline Athletic briefly towards the end of the season before it was announced that we would be leaving the club after 20 years of service. Hamish rounded off his playing career with spells at Raith Rovers and Arbroath before hanging up his boots in 1989.

Over the course of his career he had earned three winners medals, four runners-up medals and had been recognised at under 21 level for Scotland – as an overage player – although he never received a full international cap. A much loved figure at Tannadice and beyond, singer-songwriter Michael Marra paid tribute to Hamish with the song, ‘Hamish the Goalie’ which was originally recorded to mark his testimonial year. McAlpine was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in 2009.


Doug Smith (628 appearances)

Doug made his first appearance as a trialist against Alloa Athletic in April 1959, playing alongside his former Aberdeen Lads Club team mate, Ron Yeats. Two months later he became Jerry Kerr's third signing, and for two years was understudy to Ron Yeats. When Ron left to join Liverpool in July 1961, Doug was his natural successor. Over the next fifteen years, he was a mainstay in the side and incredibly, missed only four competitive games as he broke every appearance record at the Club.

Throughout the 1960s, he played at the heart of an ever-improving United side, who reached the Club's first ever Scottish Cup semi-final in 1963, League Cup semi-final in 1964, the Summer Cup final in 1965, and finished in the Club's highest ever league position in 1965, seeing them qualify for European football for the first time in the Club's history. In 1966, Doug was in the United line up that humbled Barcelona, becoming the first British club to win in Spain, and followed that up with a home win for a famous double victory. Also playing in both legs against Juventus in the next round, he was a member of the squad that travelled to the United States to represent Dallas Tornado in the emerging United Soccer Association.

In the late 1960s he became Club captain as the teams colours changed from white and black to the iconic tangerine, and returned to the European scene, playing against Newcastle United, Grasshoppers of Zurich and Sparta Prague over the next two seasons.

Into his second decade with United, he was still a regular in the side under new manager Jim McLean, and was by then the regular penalty taker, rarely missing from the spot. Recognised as one of the country’s best uncapped players, one of his proudest moments was when he led United out for the Club’s first Scottish Cup final in May 1974.

Having declined a move to Raith Rovers in October 1975, he was eventually released in May 1976, having spent fully seventeen years at United. Although he left without winning a major honour, Doug had one major distinction - he was never booked in a career spanning over 600 games in major competition. In August 1977 he was granted a testimonial, in which several former players and current stars from other Scottish Premier League sides took part. Doug's younger brother Dave, who played for Aberdeen and Rangers during the 1960s and 1970s, also turned out for Doug's Select side.

In 1983, he returned to United as a Director and remained on the Board until 2002, spending the last two years as Chairman. Well respected in Scottish football, after serving on various national committees, he became President of the Scottish League in 1997.

He ranks fifth in United's all time appearances chart, and was included in the first group of players inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in January 2008.

Paul Sturrock (575 appearances)

Although born in Ellon, Paul grew up in Perthshire and as a youth starred for Grandtully Vale, Vale of Atholl and Bankfoot Athletic before his performances and impressive goal-scoring record started attracting the attention of numerous clubs around the country. After trials with Greenock Morton and St Johnstone he signed for Dundee United in the summer of 1974.

Paul was handed his first team debut a few months after signing for the club - aged just 17 – against Romanian side CS Jiul Petroșani in the European Cup Winners’ Cup. However it was towards the end of season 74/75 that he began to make a real impact for United – scoring his first two senior goals in a 2-2 draw against Rangers at Tannadice in April. By the start of the following season Paul was a frequent name on Jim McLean’s team-sheet and as early as season 1976/77 he was the club’s top goal-scorer. It was during this season that he received international recognition for the first time, appearing for the Scotland under-21s and he would eventually be recognised at full international level for Scotland – see ‘International’ tab.

At club level he continued to score goals for United as manager Jim McLean sought to mould his side into a team that would challenge for Scotland’s major honours and in 1979 the club won their first ever trophy. The League Cup Final between United and Aberdeen went to a replay at Dens Park, where Willie Pettigrew scored in the first half before being set up by Sturrock to score the second. Paul himself netted the third which put the game beyond the Dons and brought silverware back to Tannadice for the first time in the clubs’ history. The following year United were in the final of the League Cup at Dens Park again, this time against city rivals Dundee. Paul set up Davie Dodds to open the scoring for McLean’s side just before half time and scored twice himself in the second half to ensure that the trophy was returning to Tannadice. Paul’s performances and goals which contributed to United’s first two trophy wins cemented his place in Arab folklore.

The 1981/82 season was arguably Paul’s greatest: hitting 24 goals in 54 appearances in all competitions as United finished fourth in the league, reached the League Cup Final and impressively reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup. Although not as prolific the following season, Paul’s contribution during the 1982/83 campaign played a key role in Dundee United winning the Scottish Premier League title for the first time in their history.

Unfortunately injury ruled him out for six months of the 1983/84 season but he battled back to fitness in time to feature in United’s European Cup ties against Rapid Vienna and AS Roma. The following season he picked up two runners-up medals as Jim McLean’s side lost the League Cup Final and Scottish Cup Final to Rangers and Celtic respectively. It was during the 1984/85 season that Paul set a remarkable Scottish Premier League record of scoring five goals in one game when United defeated Morton 7-0 at Tannadice.

Paul was key player for United during their famous UEFA Cup run in season 86/87 – in particular at the Nou Camp where he gained admirers all over Europe. In the end it was a case of so close yet so far for United and he picked up runners-up medals from the UEFA Cup and the Scottish Cup after a heart-breaking end to the season.

The 1988/89 was Paul’s final season as a player at Tannadice. His final goal came on April 8th 1989 and it was only right that it should be scored against Dundee – the team which ‘Luggy’ had terrorised throughout his career. Paul is still to this day the all-time top goal-scorer in the Dundee Derby fixture. He is also the club’s second all-time top goal-scorer behind Peter McKay.

After an injury plagued few seasons, Paul retired as a player at the age of 32 in 1989 to concentrate on his new coaching role at the club, and would go on to have a successful managerial career at various clubs around Britain, including a spell as Dundee United manager.

His’s achievements as a player at Tannadice were recognised when he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in January 2010.

The following players have scored over 100 goals for United in all competitions.


Peter McKay (203 goals)

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

Paul Sturrock (171 goals)

Although born in Ellon, Paul grew up in Perthshire and as a youth starred for Grandtully Vale, Vale of Atholl and Bankfoot Athletic before his performances and impressive goal-scoring record started attracting the attention of numerous clubs around the country. After trials with Greenock Morton and St Johnstone he signed for Dundee United in the summer of 1974.

Paul was handed his first team debut a few months after signing for the club - aged just 17 – against Romanian side CS Jiul Petroșani in the European Cup Winners’ Cup. However it was towards the end of season 74/75 that he began to make a real impact for United – scoring his first two senior goals in a 2-2 draw against Rangers at Tannadice in April. By the start of the following season Paul was a frequent name on Jim McLean’s team-sheet and as early as season 1976/77 he was the club’s top goal-scorer. It was during this season that he received international recognition for the first time, appearing for the Scotland under-21s and he would eventually be recognised at full international level for Scotland – see ‘International’ tab.

At club level he continued to score goals for United as manager Jim McLean sought to mould his side into a team that would challenge for Scotland’s major honours and in 1979 the club won their first ever trophy. The League Cup Final between United and Aberdeen went to a replay at Dens Park, where Willie Pettigrew scored in the first half before being set up by Sturrock to score the second. Paul himself netted the third which put the game beyond the Dons and brought silverware back to Tannadice for the first time in the clubs’ history. The following year United were in the final of the League Cup at Dens Park again, this time against city rivals Dundee. Paul set up Davie Dodds to open the scoring for McLean’s side just before half time and scored twice himself in the second half to ensure that the trophy was returning to Tannadice. Paul’s performances and goals which contributed to United’s first two trophy wins cemented his place in Arab folklore.

The 1981/82 season was arguably Paul’s greatest: hitting 24 goals in 54 appearances in all competitions as United finished fourth in the league, reached the League Cup Final and impressively reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup. Although not as prolific the following season, Paul’s contribution during the 1982/83 campaign played a key role in Dundee United winning the Scottish Premier League title for the first time in their history.

Unfortunately injury ruled him out for six months of the 1983/84 season but he battled back to fitness in time to feature in United’s European Cup ties against Rapid Vienna and AS Roma. The following season he picked up two runners-up medals as Jim McLean’s side lost the League Cup Final and Scottish Cup Final to Rangers and Celtic respectively. It was during the 1984/85 season that Paul set a remarkable Scottish Premier League record of scoring five goals in one game when United defeated Morton 7-0 at Tannadice.

Paul was key player for United during their famous UEFA Cup run in season 86/87 – in particular at the Nou Camp where he gained admirers all over Europe. In the end it was a case of so close yet so far for United and he picked up runners-up medals from the UEFA Cup and the Scottish Cup after a heart-breaking end to the season.

The 1988/89 was Paul’s final season as a player at Tannadice. His final goal came on April 8th 1989 and it was only right that it should be scored against Dundee – the team which ‘Luggy’ had terrorised throughout his career. Paul is still to this day the all-time top goal-scorer in the Dundee Derby fixture. He is also the club’s second all-time top goal-scorer behind Peter McKay.

After an injury plagued few seasons, Paul retired as a player at the age of 32 in 1989 to concentrate on his new coaching role at the club, and would go on to have a successful managerial career at various clubs around Britain, including a spell as Dundee United manager.

His’s achievements as a player at Tannadice were recognised when he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in January 2010.

Davie Dodds (150 goals)

Dundee born Davie Dodds was 14 when he signed for Dundee United on an S form from Hillside Boys Club in December 1972, and within two years he was appearing in the reserves and signed a professional contract at the end of the 1974/75 season. He made his first team debut in August 1976, scoring twice in a League Cup tie against Arbroath at Gayfield, and after a handful more appearances in a United shirt it was Arbroath that he loaned out to during the 1977/78 season. Having already represented Scotland at schoolboy and youth levels, he was capped at under-21 level in 1978 and by the start of the 1978/79 season he was beginning to breakthrough into the first team at Tannadice.

The 1980/81 season was an eventful one for Davie. In December 1980, Davie was in the starting line-up for the League Cup Final against city-rivals Dundee at Dens Park. United had lifted the trophy the previous season and were hoping to retain it with a victory over their near neighbours. Dodds broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, heading past Bobby Geddes, and United secured a famous 3-0 victory and lifted the trophy for the second time. Davie also scored in the Scottish Cup Final that season, however that was a less memorable occasion as United lost 4-1 to Rangers at Hampden.

By this time Dodds had formed a deadly goal-scoring partnership with Paul Sturrock and the pair delivered the goods again the following season: Davie scoring 22 and Sturrock hitting 24. Season 1982/83 saw the tables turned as Dodds took the crown of top goal-scorer for himself with 28 goals in all competitions as United won the Scottish Premier League title for the first time in their history.

His contribution to United’s successes had not gone unnoticed and in September 1983 he was handed his first full Scotland cap by then national manager, Jock Stein. Coming on as a substitute, he scored on his debut in a 2-0 win over Uruguay at Hampden. A second cap followed soon after in a 2-0 defeat to Northern Ireland at Windsor Park, but that turned out to be his final appearance.

Dodds was a vital part of the United team that competed in the European Cup during the 1983/84 season. Scoring against Standard Liege and Rapid Vienna in the earlier rounds, he became part of a select group of Scottish players to have scored in a European Cup semi-final when United were narrowly beaten by Italian champions Roma, as United infamously crashed out at the penultimate stage. Davie again finished as United's leading scorer that season.

He collected two runners-up medals in season 1984/85 as United lost the League Cup Final 1-0 to Rangers and the Scottish Cup Final 2-1 to Celtic. The 1985/86 season was to become Davie’s last in tangerine. With interest from other clubs and a difficult relationship with manager McLean, his form dipped. However, he became the first player to score 100 Premier League goals for the one club when he notched against Motherwell in March 1986. His last ever European game for the club was against Neuchatel Xamax on a snowy night at Tannadice in November 1985. He must have impressed the opposition as a few months later the Swiss side negotiated with Davie to sign him for the start of the following season, with United eventually receiving £180,000 for their top striker via a tribunal.

Davie’s time in Switzerland was brief. After two months on the sidelines, Aberdeen paid £215,000 to take him to Pittodrie in September 1986. Davie went onto spend three full seasons with Aberdeen, and in the summer of 1989 he left Pittodrie to join Graeme Souness’ Rangers for a fee of £125,000. Mainly used as a squad player during his two seasons at Ibrox, Davie retired from playing to concentrate on a new coaching role with the Glasgow club, leaving the game altogether in 1998.

Dodds is United’s third top goal-scorer of all-time , and in 2010 he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the greatest period in the club’s history.

Ian Mitchell (133 goals)

Ian signed for United in July 1962 aged just sixteen. A former schoolboy international, he joined United, initially on an amateur form from Woodburn Athletic. Two months later he became the youngest player to turn out for United, when he made his debut against Hibs at Tannadice and by the end of his first season, he was firmly established as a first pick.

Before signing professionally in May 1963, he helped the Club reach their first ever Scottish Cup semi-final and later their first League Cup semi-final during the 1963-64 campaign. He finished the clubs top scorer that season, and grabbed his first senior hat-trick against St Mirren in December 1963. Ian’s number of appearances dropped slightly over the next couple of seasons, but still played his part, helping United qualify for European Football for the first ever time in the Club’s history at the end of the 1965-66 league campaign.

Having played most of his career so far as an inside-forward, Ian was moved into centre-forward for parts of the 1966-67 season in the absence of the injured Finn Dossing. It was in this position that he played in both legs of the Fair Cup tie versus the holders Barcelona, and scored the opening goal in the second leg at Tannadice. He once again finished as United’s top scorer, and gained international recognition, playing for the Scotland Under-23 team in victories over Wales and England, before travelling with the Club to the Unites States to represent Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association in the summer of 1967.

He continued his excellent goal-scoring form, finishing as the top scorer twice over the next three seasons, including hat-tricks against Stirling Albion, Airdrie and Raith Rovers. Having played against Newcastle United in the Fairs Cup in October 1969, nine months later he was transferred to the English side for reported fee of £50,000. Having made only five appearances, he was back at Tannadice fourteen months later, as part of a swap deal that took Alec Reid to Newcastle.

Ian spent the next two seasons with United in a supporting forward role, chipping in with some vital goals, but was released in September 1973. He returned to his home town to sign for Falkirk and later played with Brechin City before retiring from the game. Sadly, he passed away in 1996 at the young age of 49 after a long illness.

Mitchell is United’s fourth top all time goal scorer and twentieth in the all-time appearances table. In January 2010 he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Duncan Hutchison (122 goals)

Duncan was released by Dunfermline Athletic and joined United in July 1927. Quickly earning the nickname "Hurricane Hutch", he was a regular in the side for two full seasons, completing both as top scorer. As United began season 1929-30 in Division One, the player was in top form but when an offer of around £4,000 was received from Newcastle United, he decided it was time to try his luck at a higher level and moved south.

He was then with Derby County and Hull City and in June 1935 he returned to Tanadice in a swap deal involving Bobby Yorke. In his second spell he took on the role of a supporting forward but he had lost little of his attacking prowess and found the net often as a regular in the side over the next four seasons.

He was invited to join the Board at Dundee United in 1953 and took temporary charge of team matters between the resignation of Willie MacFadyen and the appointment of Reggie Smith as Manager. In 1963 Duncan became Chairman of Dundee United. He was in that position for just a brief spell but remained a Director until his death in 1973.

In January 2011 he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Dennis Gillespie (115 goals)

After completing his national service Dennis was spotted by then Alloa Athletic manager Jerry Kerr whilst playing for Clydebank Juveniles, but spent a year with Duntocher Hibs before joining the Recreation Park club. A regular in his two seasons at Alloa, Dennis was already known to the Tannadice faithful, after he had terrorised United in a humiliating 7-1 home defeat to the Wasps in April 1958, scoring twice that day. He had also scored a brace for Alloa in a 3-1 loss for United at Recreation Park the following season. When Kerr left Alloa to become United manager in June 1959, he quickly returned to his old club to secure the services of the inside-forward, who signed for United prior to the second league game of the 1959-60 season for £3,000.

Making his debut the following week against St Johnstone, he turned out to be one of Jerry Kerr's most inspired acquisitions. A forceful attacking player, Dennis was a vital part of the side that won promotion to Division One that season, finishing as second top scorer, including a hat-trick against Queens Park. He was a regular in the side for the next four seasons and kept up his scoring rate, finishing as the club's top scorer in their first year back in the top flight, and notched further hat-tricks against Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers. A big favourite with the fans, Dennis was the first United player to turn out at senior international level for Scotland when he played for the Scottish League against the League of Ireland at Dalymont Park in Dublin in 1961.

During this time, Dennis was a crucial part of the United side that reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup for the first time in 1963, their first League Cup semi-final in 1964, and he collected a runners-up medal after reaching the final of the short-lived Summer Cup competition in 1965. They gained the club's highest ever league position at the time when they finished in 5th place in Division One at the end of the 1965/66 season, a position that meant that the club qualified for European football for the first time.

After turning 30 in 1966, he took more of a supporting role, playing in a deeper wing-half position but was still a regular in the side. He was in the line-up as United faced and defeated Barcelona in the Club's first venture into European football, as well as both legs against Juventus in the next round. In the summer of 1967, Dennis was part of a sixteen man squad that travelled to the United States to represent Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association competition. By season 1968-69 Dennis was the regular right half and he revelled in his new role for two seasons, playing in more Fairs Cup ties against Newcastle United, Grasshoppers of Zurich and Sparta Prague, and returned with the team to the USA for another close season tour in the summer of 1969.

He spent his last two years at the Club playing mainly in the reserves, passing on the benefit of his experience to the younger players. Offered a coaching role in April 1972, he elected not to accept as he wanted to continue playing and he went to Brechin City. Having only been booked once during his career at Tannadice, Dennis, now playing as a sweeper, was booked three times in his first season at Glebe Park. He remained there for four years before retiring in 1976.

In May 1973, Dennis was awarded a testimonial in which several well known guest players joined his United colleagues and a Dundee XI in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 to pay tribute to a Club legend. Dennis passed away aged 65 in June 2001 after a long illness. In January 2008, Dennis was one of the first players inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Johnny Coyle (112 goals)

Recognised as the successor to all-time record goalscorer Peter McKay, Johnny was with St Joseph’s when he signed for United on a provisional form. He made an early impression scoring all four goals in a 4-2 win against Stenhousemuir, spending the latter part of 1952-53 at Brechin City on loan. His United appearances were infrequent in his first four seasons, due largely to the in-form Peter McKay and Johnny’s two years of national service. After he was demobbed in June 1955, he became a Tannadice legend. During the 1955-56 season, he finished as the Club's top goalscorer with a tally of 43 goals - a record that still stands. He was top of the scoring charts at Tannadice again in the next season. His form continued unabated in 1957-58 until he put in a transfer request, leaving to join Clyde in December for a fee of £5,000. At Clyde he showed the same goalscoring form he had at United and the following year he scored the only goal of the Scottish Cup Final to secure the trophy for the Shawfield side.

He may have played during what were lean times for United in the second tier of Scottish football, but Johnny was unmerciful in his attack on opposing defenders and his consistency and form in front of goal was nothing short of sensational. In January 2009, he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Frank Quinn (109 goals)

Frank played for local junior club Saltcoats Victoria before turning senior with Celtic in November 1946. After two years on the fringes with the Glasgow club, he signed on a free transfer with United. He was soon a first pick and throughout a Tannadice career which spanned six years, he was a regular in the side and one of the stars of the early post war era, remembered fondly as one of United’s ‘Famous Five’ combination of Quinn, Grant, McKay, Dunsmore and Cruickshank.

Considering he was a winger, Frank achieved a fantastic scoring rate and at the end of the 1952-53 season, he finished as the Club's top scorer. In his final season, he featured in just over half of the league and cup games and he was released in May 1954. He then joined Hamilton Academical.

Arthur Milne (109 goals)

Arthur signed from Brechin Victoria and made a sensational debut scoring four goals to set the trend for the high scoring centre. He struck up an immediate understanding with Bobby Gardiner and the pair soon became known as ‘the mighty midgets’.

Arthur ended all four of his seasons at United as top scorer. He went to Liverpool on loan in March 1937and due an administrative error, became a free agent and was signed by Hibs. In November 1939 he returned to United, featuring regularly in the side during 1939-40 and he was in the side for the Emergency War Cup final in May 1940.

Eamonn Bannon (108 goals)

The Edinburgh born midfielder started his career with Heart of Midlothian, making his debut for the club at the age of 18 in October 1976. However his impressive skills and trickery were not enough to save the Hearts from relegation but his 13 goals the following season helped fire them to promotion. In 1979, Eamonn was sold to Chelsea for £220,000, most of which was used to pay off debts that was threatening the future of the club.

Bannon started well with Chelsea, scoring his only goal for the club in his third appearance. However the club were relegated at the end of the 1978/79 campaign and a change of manager the following season saw the young Scottish playmaker fall out of favour. In October '79, United manager Jim McLean paid £165,000 to bring Eamonn Bannon to Tannadice - a Scottish transfer record at the time.

Eamonn made his United debut the following day and scored his first goal for the club just days later in a memorable 3-0 win at Pittodrie, and he quickly established himself as a regular in the great Dundee United side of the late 70s, early 80s. In December '79, just six weeks after joining United, he was part of the team that won the club's first ever piece of major silverware, starting in the 3-0 League Cup Final Replay demolition of Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen at Dens Park. Just one week later he earned his first International cap against Belgium at Hampden Park, having previously been a Scotland Under-21 internationalist - see ‘International’ tab.

The following season United retained the League Cup with a famous 3-0 win over Dundee, with Bannon again a major influence, having played in all eleven games in the competition, scoring four times en-route to the final. He also played in every match in United’s run to the Scottish Cup final that season, scoring in the semi-final victory over Celtic, before collecting his first runners-up medal after the final against Rangers.

The 1981/82 season saw a memorable European run for United, beating Monaco, Borussia Monchengladbach and Winterslag to reach the UEFA Cup Quarter Finals. Bannon scored in all three ties including what is considered to be one of the greatest United goals of all time: a mesmerising solo run from wide left on the half way line and a clinical finish in the 5-0 thumping of Germans Monchengladbach. Bannon helped United reach a third consecutive Scottish League Cup final in season 1981-82, scoring a hat-trick away against Ayr United, but they lost narrowly to Rangers in the final.

1982/83 would prove to be the greatest season in the history of the club and Eamonn played a crucial role in securing the Scottish Premier Division Title, scoring 13 goals including the winning goal at Dens Park on the final day of the season.

Bannon remained a vital part of the team over the next few years, playing a key role in the club's famous European runs in the 1983/84 European Cup and the 1986/87 UEFA Cup, where he collected a runners-up medal as United became the first Scottish Club to reach the UEFA Cup final. He also collected runners-up medals in the 1984 League Cup final, and the 1985 and 1987 Scottish Cup finals. Dependable from the penalty spot, Eamonn finished the 1985/86 season as the clubs top scorer with 15 goals, six of them spot kicks.

His last match for United was the 1988 Scottish Cup Final, and following an extremely successful career at Tannadice, Bannon left at the age of 30 to join his former club, Hearts, for a reported fee of £225,000. He spent five seasons back in Edinburgh, before finishing his playing career with short spells with Hibernian and Stenhousemuir, where he helped them win the 1995 Challenge Cup Final, defeating United in a penalty shoot-out. In 1996 he had a short spell as Falkirk manager, and in January 2009 he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

The following goalkeepers have kept over 30 clean sheets for United in all competitions.


Hamish McAlpine (240 clean sheets)

Hamish played youth football for Butterburn Youth Club – where he earned a Scotland youth cap - and Dundee North End before signing provisionally for Dundee United in June 1966. He soon became a regular in the reserves at Tannadice and was sent out on loan to Montrose in season 1967/68 in order to gain some first team experience. After Sandy Davie’s departure in the summer of 1968, manager Jerry Kerr turned to Hamish to be deputy to regular number one Don Mackay. He made his first team debut against Hearts in March 1969 but had to settle for playing in the reserves in the main until the 1970/71 season when he overtook Mackay as United’s first choice goalkeeper.

Jim McLean succeeded Kerr as manager of Dundee United in late 1971 and under McLean, Hamish was first choice goalkeeper at the club throughout the 1970s. There was however a period in the 1973/74 season when Sandy Davie – who had returned to Tannadice after a spell in England – was preferred to Hamish between the sticks. Indeed it was Davie who was selected to play in the club’s first ever cup final: the 1974 Scottish Cup Final against Celtic.

He is one of few goalkeepers to have four goals to his name over his career. Three of them came when he was at Tannadice as for a period in the late 1970s, Hamish was entrusted with the responsibility of taking the team’s penalty kicks. He also managed to score for Raith Rovers towards the end of his career – this time from a kick out.

Hamish briefly fell out of favour at United at the start of the 1979/80 season after an infamous fall-out with Jim McLean. At this time former Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Bonetti was signed by McLean as first choice No.1, and although the Englishman started the first few games of the season it wasn't long until McAlpine reclaimed his place back in the first team.

Hamish started for the Terrors in the 1979 League Cup Final against Aberdeen at Hampden Park, a tense match that ended in a 0-0 draw and required a midweek replay at Dens Park. However, United recorded a famous 3-0 win at Dens to claim silverware for the first time in the club’s long history. Hamish suffered a rare and serious injury in 1980 when he endured a calf muscle haemorrhage in a match against Rangers which saw him hospitalised for a month. He battled back to regain full fitness and reclaimed his spot as the undoubted first choice goalkeeper at Tannadice.

United retained the League Cup in season 1980/81, with the final again being played at Dens Park -but this time against city rivals Dundee. Another 3-0 victory ensured that the League Cup would once again take up residence in the Tannadice boardroom. Skipper Paul Hegarty stepped aside to allow Hamish to lift the trophy – a gesture which recognised the long-serving goalkeeper’s loyalty to the club.

His quality and experience proved crucial as United won the Scottish Premier League for the first time in their history in 1983. Hamish recorded 17 cleans-sheets over the course of the 36 game league campaign – a truly remarkable record which reflected his superb goalkeeping ability and also the quality of the defence in front of him. Later that year he was rewarded with a testimonial match in recognition of his long service to the club.

Hamish had been a vital part of United’s gradual rise as a respected side in European football, playing in 40 consecutive ties. This culminated in the clubs 1983/84 European Cup run, where they narrowly lost out to Roma at the semi-final stage. He excelled in a UEFA Cup tie against Manchester United in November 1984, arguably his best performance, as United gained a 2-2 draw, and his performances throughout that season saw him given the Scottish Football Writers' Association’s Footballer of the Year for 1985 – becoming part of a select group of goalkeepers to have won a Player of the Year award.

An injury in October 1985 saw Hamish lose his first team place to Billy Thomson and now aged 37 years old he failed to reclaim his position as first choice goalkeeper at the club. He was sent out on loan to Dunfermline Athletic briefly towards the end of the season before it was announced that we would be leaving the club after 20 years of service. Hamish rounded off his playing career with spells at Raith Rovers and Arbroath before hanging up his boots in 1989.

Over the course of his career he had earned three winners medals, four runners-up medals and had been recognised at under 21 level for Scotland – as an overage player – although he never received a full international cap. A much loved figure at Tannadice and beyond, singer-songwriter Michael Marra paid tribute to Hamish with the song, ‘Hamish the Goalie’ which was originally recorded to mark his testimonial year. McAlpine was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in 2009.


Billy Thomson (97 clean sheets)

Billy was a Scotland international who had been with Partick Thistle and St Mirren and then signed for United. After a brief run in the team, his first season was spent mainly as understudy to Hamish McAlpine. In 1985-86, he became firmly established as the first choice keeper and held the No. 1 jersey for four seasons.

Billy collected two runners-up medals in Scottish Cup finals and a UEFA Cup final. In October 1989 he lost his first team place and was only in the side occasionally over the next two years and had a spell on loan at Clydebank. He left to join Motherwell in July 1991 for around £55,000.

In January 2012, he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Alan Main (65 clean sheets)

Alan joined United from Elgin City and became a Scotland youth and Under-21 international. In his first three years with United, he played infrequently in the first team and had was on loan at Raith Rovers, Cowdenbeath and East Stirlingshire. The breakthrough came in October 1989. Alan played in the 1991 Scottish Cup final collecting a runners-up medal. In the latter stages of his United career he faced competition for the no. 1 jersey and was also sidelined by injury. He left in January 1995 to join St Johnstone for a fee of around £150,000.

Don Mackay (53 clean sheets)

Donald began his senior career with Forfar Athletic, making over 100 appearances in four years at Station Park. United manager Jerry Kerr brought Don to Tannadice in May 1962, with the keeper being the ideal replacement as first choice for the outgoing Alec Brown and Lando Ugolini. However, just two months into his first season he picked up an injury that ruled him out for the remainder of the season and, unfortunately for Mackay, his understudy Sandy Davie has been so impressive between the sticks that he retained the goalkeepers jersey for the next two years.

Unsettled, Donald requested a transfer in September 1964 but this was rejected and following an injury to Davie, Don became the club's first choice keeper for the next two years. This healthy rivalry with Davie lasted for the majority of the sixties.

Don was first choice for most of the 1964-65 season, collecting a runners-up medal after United reached the final of the Summer Cup. He was also first choice keeper during the 1965-66 season, and was between the sticks during United's memorable 5-0 win over Dundee in September 1965. At the end of that season, United had finished in 5th place, the clubs' highest ever League position at the time, and qualified for European football for the first time. After being understudy to Davie again during 1966-67, he regained his place the following season and when Sandy moved on in January 1968 he became the out-and-out first choice keeper, with a new understudy in Hamish McAlpine.

Mackay eventually made the European stage, playing against Newcastle United, Grasshoppers of Zurich and Sparta Prague over the next two seasons. The match in Prague signalled a change in fortunes, with Don having to be substituted and McAlpine replacing him in goal. When McAlpine became the established keeper in 1970-71, Donald played less often and he was released in April 1972.

He went south to play for Southend United before taking up a coaching role at Bristol City in 1974. After four years at Ashton Gate he had a brief spell in Denmark for his first managerial position with Norresundby, before returning to Scotland to be appointed as manager at Dundee in 1980. In his first season at Dens Park he won the club promotion back to the Premier Division, and took his side to the League Cup Final where he met his old club in a memorable final, as United won their second League Cup. Don was also in the opposition dug-out when United clinched the Premier Division championship at Dens Park in May 1983. Mackay resigned as Dark Blues boss in December 1983, and later had spells as manager of Coventry City, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham and Airdrieonians, as well as coaching roles with Rangers, Middlesbrough and Leicester City.

Don was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in 2013.

Sandy Davie (40 clean sheets)

Sandy signed from Butterburn Youth Club in August 1961, after having trials with United, Dundee and West Ham United. Originally the third choice keeper behind Alec Brown and Lando Ugolini, he made his first appearance as a substitute in a friendly against a British Army side in October 1961, and made his debut in major competition against Partick Thistle at the end of that season. Ugolini and Brown were then released but United signed Donald Mackay who began season 1962-63 as first choice.

Following injury to Mackay early in the season, Sandy took over in goal and retained the number one jersey for the next two years, playing in the Club's first ever semi-final appearances in the Scottish Cup in 1963 and the League Cup in 1964. Originally signed on a part-time basis whilst working as a gardener, he lost his job in July 1963 when he chose to travel with United on the tour of Southern Africa. Now full-time with United, he was named in the Scotland Under-23 side to face France in May 1964. United were fortunate to have two good goalkeepers throughout the sixties, with Davie and Mackay sharing goalkeeping duties at Tannadice throughout most of the decade. By season 1966-67 Sandy was again first choice and was in the line-up that recorded famous home and away wins over Barcelona as United stepped on to the European stage for the first time. He also played in both legs against Juventus in the next round, and in the summer was part of a sixteen man squad that toured the United States as United represented Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

By January 1968, Sandy was deputising once more, and after handing in a transfer request he was sold to Luton Town in October 1968 for a fee of around £8,000. After two seasons at Kenilworth Road he signed for First Division side Southampton, but found it hard to displace regular keeper Eric Martin. With Don Mackay released, new United manager Jim McLean brought Sandy back to Tannadice in May 1972 for a reported fee of £5,000. Now battling for the keepers jersey with the established Hamish McAlpine, it was Sandy who was the preferred choice towards the end of the 1973-74 season, and reached the pinnacle of his United career when he was in the side that faced Celtic in the Club's first appearance in the Scottish Cup Final in May 1974.

Shortly afterwards, he emigrated to New Zealand where he signed for North Shore United. Sandy also played at international level for New Zealand, winning eight caps and he was later appointed Director of Coaching for the New Zealand FA.

In February 2016, Sandy returned to Dundee to be inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Dušan Perniš (39 clean sheets)

Dušan started his career at ZTS Dubnica and came to Tannadice from MSK Zilina. He had also been on loan with Senec and ZTS Dubnica. Dusan went on to star for United in the second half of 2009-10, ending the season with a Scottish Cup winner's medal. He had two more good years at Tannadice and left when his contract expired.

Whilst with United he was capped for his country.

Paul Gallacher (34 clean sheets)

Paul was a product of the youth development system at United. He was a Scottish schools cap, youth, Under-21 and full international. He was part of the United team that won the Youth League in 1996-97 and after a short period on loan at Airdrieonians, he became first choice keeper until the end of 2003-04, at which point he left to join Norwich City.

Sieb Dijkstra (34 clean sheets)

Sieb was with Roda JC, AZ Alkmaar (loan) and KSC Hasselt (loan). He then joined Motherwell and then Queens Park Rangers and was on loan at Bristol City and Wycombe Wanderers before he came to Tannadice. At United, he remained as first choice keeper for three years, collecting a League Cup runners-up medal in November 1997. He left United when his contract expired in May 1999.

Radoslaw Cierzniak (33 clean sheets)

Rado was a youth player with his hometown side Sokół Szamocin in his native Poland before he made his professional debut at the age of 21. Over the next three years, he had spells with six different regional clubs before signing for Stomil Olsztyn. A season later he moved to Aluminium Konin, making several appearances before moving to the now defunct Amica Wronki, giving him his first taste of European football in the UEFA Cup. When Lech Poznan and Amica merged, he joined the new Poznan side. Failing to break into the team, Rado left within a season and he went on to become the first choice keeper at Korona Kielce, where his form earned him his first Poland international cap. In 2011, he moved abroad to Cypriot side Alki Larnaca, where he spent a year. In February the following year, Rado agreed a pre-contract with United, and in the months he waited for his deal to begin, he played for Polish side KS Cracovia.

His move to United was completed in the summer of 2012 and he was instantly installed as the Club's first choice keeper and was ever present throughout the 2012-13 season. He remained an ever present until May 2014, having played 89 consecutive games for United. That month, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone. Rado remained first choice during the final year of his contract, earning a reputation for making a series of penalty kick saves. He collected a runners up medal in the League Cup Final that season before leaving the Club upon the expiration of his contract.

Alec Edmiston (30 clean sheets)

Alec signed from St Andrews United. He soon became the first choice keeper but fell out of favour in 1950. Alec was called up for national service in August 1951 and after he was demobbed in the summer of 1953, he became a regular in the side again. Over the next four years, Alec was the usual first choice until he was released in May 1957. He then joined Brechin City.