On This Day September 17th (Today)




Matches Played on September 17th


1987 - Coleraine 0-1 Dundee Utd | UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

This was not one of our better European performances, but it was efficient enough to secure a narrow victory against the past-time Irishmen, who were missing a handful of first teamers. Coleraine shrugged off their worries and opened strongly. There was a narrow escape for us in the third minute when Tabb, their captain, prodded the ball just past the post. Player/manager Jim PIatt made a fine save from Paul Sturrock just four minutes later. After 39 minutes United's international striker improv...


1980 - Slask Wroclaw 0-0 Dundee Utd | UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

After a 14 hour marathon trip to Wroclaw, the United camp was then hit by a flu virus during their first training session ahead of this game. With Derek Addison also pulling a muscle in that same training session, and Iain Phillip already out with a toe infection, Jim McLean recalled 32 year-old player/coach Walter Smith to the starting line-up for the first time in over a year. Dave Narey recovered from his hip injury in time to play. Willie Pettigrew remained on the bench due to the virus, wit...


1986 - Lens 1-0 Dundee Utd | UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

Defeat in Lens, our first of the season, was at least not irreversible in view of tonight’s second leg. The first half failings we have experienced so much this season were again in evidence as the French side dominated rather than controlled. However, a goal-less first half looked on the cards until the French side produced a piece of magic. Njo-Lea, who had been a constant source of danger, combined with Carreno to allow the latter to shoot high into the roof of the net. ...


1910 - Dundee Utd 4-1 Abercorn | League (Division Two)

Dundee Hibs provided excellent fare in the absence of Dundee teams and the goodly crowd at Tannadice Park had no cause for complaint at the exhibition given by the Hibernians. Throughout play was fast and always interesting, and a repetition of Saturdays form should do much towards bringing greater patronage than hitherto has been the case.By four goals to one the Irishmen gained their initial victory in the Second league championship. Abercorn, their opponents started most promisingly, ...


2011 - Dundee Utd 3-1 Inverness CT | League (SPL)

It was a big day a Tannadice with Dundee United legend Jim McLean present for the official renaming of the Fair Play Stand which would now be known was ‘The Jim McLean Fair Play Stand’. Normally given to away supporters, the stand was for this match only opened for United fans to celebrate the renaming with the small clutch of travelling Inverness fans moved to the Jerry Kerr Stand. On the playing side of things United were still looking for their first home win of the season following two draws...



WDL Competitive Statistics for September 17th


Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst
Home 8 6 1 1 22 10
Away 11 4 3 4 19 18
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19 10 4 5 41 28

Players Signed on September 17th



Players Born on September 17th