Billy Dodds Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2005-06 - - - - - - - - -
2004-05 11 (14) 25 2 2 0 11 (10) 2 - (4) 0
2003-04 25 (11) 36 10 6 1 23 (10) 10 2 (1) 0
2002-03 8 (8) 16 2 1 0 6 (8) 2 2 0
1999-00 18 18 10 2 0 15 9 3 1
1998-99 36 (1) 37 17 4 0 29 (1) 16 7 1
Totals: 98 (34) 41 84 (29) 39 14 (5) 2

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Feb 19th, 2005 19/02/05 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 12th, 2005 12/02/05 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 2 - 0
Nov 23rd, 2004 23/11/04 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Oct 27th, 2004 27/10/04 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Oct 24th, 2004 24/10/04 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Sep 25th, 2004 25/09/04 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 5
Aug 21st, 2004 21/08/04 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
Apr 24th, 2004 24/04/04 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 3
Apr 11th, 2004 11/04/04 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Jan 25th, 2004 25/01/04 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Sep 25th, 2004 25/09/04 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 5 (73')
Aug 21st, 2004 21/08/04 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1 (61') p
Apr 24th, 2004 24/04/04 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 3 (1')
Apr 11th, 2004 11/04/04 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (85') p
Apr 11th, 2004 11/04/04 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (56')
Jan 25th, 2004 25/01/04 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2 (44') p
Jan 17th, 2004 17/01/04 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 2 (90') p
Dec 27th, 2003 27/12/03 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0 (20')
Dec 13th, 2003 13/12/03 SPL vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0 (41')
Dec 13th, 2003 13/12/03 SPL vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0 (80')
Dec 6th, 2003 06/12/03 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2 (56')
Aug 31st, 2003 31/08/03 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3 (82')
Apr 13th, 2003 13/04/03 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 4 (71')
Jan 2nd, 2003 02/01/03 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2 (31')
Dec 1st, 1999 01/12/99 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 2 (26') p
Nov 6th, 1999 06/11/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 1 (86')
Nov 6th, 1999 06/11/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 1 (48')
Oct 31st, 1999 31/10/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3 (1')
Oct 27th, 1999 27/10/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0 (70')
Oct 17th, 1999 17/10/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (13')
Sep 18th, 1999 18/09/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1 (65')
Sep 11th, 1999 11/09/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 1 (90') p
Aug 15th, 1999 15/08/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1 (42')
Aug 7th, 1999 07/08/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 2 (69') p
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (59') p
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2 (13')
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2 (18') p
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0 (56')
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0 (36')
Apr 6th, 1999 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 3 (7')
Feb 27th, 1999 27/02/99 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2 (25')
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0 (48')
Feb 9th, 1999 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H) 1 - 0 (38')
Jan 2nd, 1999 02/01/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1 (10')
Dec 30th, 1998 30/12/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2 (43')
Dec 5th, 1998 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1 (53')
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (48')
Oct 31st, 1998 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2 (25')
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1 (16')
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1 (35') p
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1 (83')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Mar 12th, 2005 12/03/05 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Mar 5th, 2005 05/03/05 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Mar 2nd, 2005 02/03/05 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Feb 19th, 2005 19/02/05 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 12th, 2005 12/02/05 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 2 - 0
Feb 2nd, 2005 02/02/05 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 7 (sub)
Jan 29th, 2005 29/01/05 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (sub)
Dec 18th, 2004 18/12/04 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Dec 11th, 2004 11/12/04 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Dec 4th, 2004 04/12/04 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Nov 23rd, 2004 23/11/04 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Nov 13th, 2004 13/11/04 SPL vs. Livingston (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Nov 9th, 2004 09/11/04 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Oct 30th, 2004 30/10/04 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Oct 27th, 2004 27/10/04 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Oct 24th, 2004 24/10/04 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1
Oct 3rd, 2004 03/10/04 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3
Sep 25th, 2004 25/09/04 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 5 (sub)
Sep 21st, 2004 21/09/04 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Sep 11th, 2004 11/09/04 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Aug 28th, 2004 28/08/04 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
Aug 25th, 2004 25/08/04 2nd Round vs. Stranraer (H) 3 - 1 (sub)
Aug 21st, 2004 21/08/04 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
Aug 15th, 2004 15/08/04 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
Aug 7th, 2004 07/08/04 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
May 11th, 2004 11/05/04 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 2 (sub)
May 8th, 2004 08/05/04 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
May 1st, 2004 01/05/04 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 2
Apr 24th, 2004 24/04/04 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 3
Apr 17th, 2004 17/04/04 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Apr 11th, 2004 11/04/04 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Apr 3rd, 2004 03/04/04 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Mar 27th, 2004 27/03/04 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 20th, 2004 20/03/04 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 1 (sub)
Mar 13th, 2004 13/03/04 SPL vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Feb 14th, 2004 14/02/04 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 10th, 2004 10/02/04 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Jan 31st, 2004 31/01/04 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Jan 25th, 2004 25/01/04 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Jan 17th, 2004 17/01/04 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 2
Jan 10th, 2004 10/01/04 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Jan 3rd, 2004 03/01/04 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 3
Dec 27th, 2003 27/12/03 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0
Dec 23rd, 2003 23/12/03 SPL vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 0
Dec 13th, 2003 13/12/03 SPL vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0
Dec 6th, 2003 06/12/03 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Nov 30th, 2003 30/11/03 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Nov 22nd, 2003 22/11/03 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 5
Nov 8th, 2003 08/11/03 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 2
Oct 29th, 2003 29/10/03 3rd Round vs. Livingston (H) 0 - 1
Oct 26th, 2003 26/10/03 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Oct 18th, 2003 18/10/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Oct 4th, 2003 04/10/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Sep 27th, 2003 27/09/03 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 23rd, 2003 23/09/03 2nd Round vs. Morton (H) 3 - 1 (sub)
Sep 20th, 2003 20/09/03 SPL vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Sep 13th, 2003 13/09/03 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 0 - 0
Aug 31st, 2003 31/08/03 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Aug 23rd, 2003 23/08/03 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 3
Aug 16th, 2003 16/08/03 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 5
Aug 9th, 2003 09/08/03 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
May 24th, 2003 24/05/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
May 17th, 2003 17/05/03 SPL vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
May 10th, 2003 10/05/03 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
May 3rd, 2003 03/05/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 2 (sub)
Apr 24th, 2003 24/04/03 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Apr 13th, 2003 13/04/03 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 4 (sub)
Mar 15th, 2003 15/03/03 SPL vs. Livingston (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Mar 9th, 2003 09/03/03 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Mar 1st, 2003 01/03/03 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Feb 16th, 2003 16/02/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 3
Feb 9th, 2003 09/02/03 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Feb 6th, 2003 06/02/03 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Feb 1st, 2003 01/02/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Jan 29th, 2003 29/01/03 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Jan 25th, 2003 25/01/03 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 3
Jan 2nd, 2003 02/01/03 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
Dec 1st, 1999 01/12/99 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 2
Nov 27th, 1999 27/11/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
Nov 20th, 1999 20/11/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Nov 6th, 1999 06/11/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 1
Oct 31st, 1999 31/10/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
Oct 27th, 1999 27/10/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Oct 23rd, 1999 23/10/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 2
Oct 17th, 1999 17/10/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Oct 12th, 1999 12/10/99 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Sep 25th, 1999 25/09/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 2
Sep 18th, 1999 18/09/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1
Sep 11th, 1999 11/09/99 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 1
Aug 29th, 1999 29/08/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Aug 21st, 1999 21/08/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Aug 18th, 1999 18/08/99 2nd Round vs. Ross County (H) 3 - 1
Aug 15th, 1999 15/08/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Aug 7th, 1999 07/08/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 2
Jul 31st, 1999 31/07/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
May 15th, 1999 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4
May 8th, 1999 08/05/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
May 1st, 1999 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 2
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Apr 20th, 1999 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0
Apr 10th, 1999 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Apr 6th, 1999 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 3
Apr 3rd, 1999 03/04/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1999 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 13th, 1999 13/03/99 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Mar 6th, 1999 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2
Feb 27th, 1999 27/02/99 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
Feb 9th, 1999 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H) 1 - 0
Feb 6th, 1999 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Feb 2nd, 1999 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
Jan 30th, 1999 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1999 02/01/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Dec 30th, 1998 30/12/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Dec 26th, 1998 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Dec 20th, 1998 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Dec 12th, 1998 12/12/98 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Dec 5th, 1998 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Nov 28th, 1998 28/11/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Nov 22nd, 1998 22/11/98 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 1
Nov 15th, 1998 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 2
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Oct 31st, 1998 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Oct 24th, 1998 24/10/98 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Oct 17th, 1998 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 2
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 84 (29) 39 13 1
SC 9 1 2 0
LC 5 (5) 1 0 0
Totals: 98 (34) 41

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Billy began his professional career at Chelsea but made his senior debut whilst on loan with Partick Thistle in 1987. After making only three appearances at Stamford Bridge, he was transferred to Dundee in August 1989, winning the League Challenge Cup in 1990 and helped them win promotion to the topflight in 1992.

In January 1994 he moved to St Johnstone for the Perth club’s record transfer fee of £400,000, signed by former United legend Paul Sturrock who was now manager at McDiarmid Park. However, by the end of that season St Johnstone were relegated from the Premier Division along with Billy’s former side Dundee. After just six months in Perth, he signed for Aberdeen, again for a club record of £800,000, where he spent four successful years, collecting a League Cup winners medal in 1995 as he scored in the final against his former club Dundee at Hampden. He received international recognition, gaining his first Scotland cap against Latvia in October 1996.

A surprising move in September 1998 lead to Billy joining his former boss Paul Sturrock, this time at Tannadice, when he joined United in a swap deal that took Robbie Winters north to Aberdeen, with United also receiving a cash adjustment reputed to be around £700,000. He made his debut against Dunfermline Athletic two days later, coming on as a substitute at Tannadice, but it was his next match that made him an instant hit with the fans. In his first start for United, he scored a hat-trick against his former club St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park, and his resurgence with United lead to an immediate recall to the Scotland squad. In his first international match in over a year, he scored twice against Estonia, and again against the Faroe Islands just days later. He went on to complete his first season at Tannadice as top scorer with an impressive 17 goals.

In season 1999-00 his goalscoring form continued, netting ten goals before December, with a knack for scoring against his former clubs. After impressing in Scotland’s European Championship play-off matches against England, Rangers came in with a bid that the Club could not turn down, and Billy left for Ibrox for a reported fee of £1.3m. Although leaving halfway through the season, he finished the campaign as the Club’s top scorer, with United never really recovering from losing their talisman player that won eleven of his 26 international caps whilst at Tannadice.

Billy helped the Glasgow side win the Scottish Championship and the Scottish Cup in his first season and collected a League Cup winners medal in 2002. He was constantly linked with a return to Tannadice, and at the turn of the year during the 2002-03 season he came back to United as part of a deal that saw Steven Thompson depart for Ibrox. He marked his comeback with a goal against Kilmarnock in January 2003 and finished as second top scorer in the next 2003-04 season, behind Jim McIntyre. By 2004 he took more of a supporting role in midfield and became involved in coaching. Appointed Assistant Manager under Gordon Chisholm in June 2005, he took charge of the first team as caretaker manager for one match against Falkirk in January 2006. After the arrival of Craig Brewster as manager, Billy left for Partick Thistle until the end of the season, later re-joining Gordon Chisholm at Queen of the South and Dundee.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


14

Season:
1998-99

14

Season:
1999-00

14

Season:
2002-03

14

Season:
2003-04

14

Season:
2004-05





Debut (as sub)

September 23rd, 1998
Dundee United 1 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

League (SPL)

Full Debut

September 26th, 1998
St Johnstone 1 - 3 Dundee United

League (SPL)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 26

Goals: 7

International Debut: October 5th, 1996 v. Latvia

Billy Dodds had won four caps for Scotland whilst playing with Aberdeen, but had fallen out of favour for club and country. His move to Tannadice jump started his career, and it wasn't long before he was back in the Scotland squad. In his first match back in dark blue, he came of the bench to score twice against Estonia at Tynecastle in October 1998, and days later scored the winner against the Faroe Islands at Pittodrie. Another winner over Bosnia Herzegovina in September 1999 as Scotland went on to face England in the European Championship Play-Off, with the second leg at Wembley being Dodds' last of eleven Scotland appearances as a United player. He went on to play a further eleven times whilst with Rangers, scoring in matches against Belgium and San Marino.

Click here for a full list of international matches for this player


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Billy was born on this date in Old Cumnock.


  • International Debut


    Billy earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against Latvia.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

  • First Goal

  • 50th Appearance

  • Left the Club


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • 50th League Appearance

    Aberdeen 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Charlie Miller was suspended, and Andy Tod lined up in attack as the surprise choice alongside Billy Dodds. Paul Gallacher retained the goalkeeper’s jersey. Aberdeen made five changes from the side th


  • 100th Appearance

  • Last Goal

    Kilmarnock 5 - 2 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Lars Hirschfeld continued in goal in place of the injured Tony Bullock and was determined to build on his performance against Clyde in midweek. The back four lined up with Stuart Duff and Alan Archiba


  • 100th League Appearance

    Rangers 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    A solid performance, dogged defending and a wonder strike from Barry Robson gained a much needed point at Ibrox. Barry Robson’s free kick, a contender for goal of the season in the 88th minute cancell


  • Last Appearance

    Kilmarnock 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    In a less than inspiring first half from both sides, the first goal threats came from the visitors. Crawford’s 13th minute cross was blocked by Hay and, from the resulting corner, Duff’s effort on goa


  • Left the Club