Paul Kinnaird Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1987-88 8 (5) 13 0 1 0 7 (4) 0 1 (1) 0
1986-87 8 (3) 11 0 0 0 5 (2) 0 3 (1) 0
1985-86 - - - - - - - - -
Totals: 16 (8) 0 12 (6) 0 4 (2) 0

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Nov 18th, 1987 18/11/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 3
Nov 14th, 1987 14/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Oct 28th, 1987 28/10/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0
Oct 21st, 1987 21/10/87 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitkovice (H) 1 - 2
Oct 17th, 1987 17/10/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Nov 18th, 1987 18/11/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 3
Nov 14th, 1987 14/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Nov 7th, 1987 07/11/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Nov 4th, 1987 04/11/87 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitkovice (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 31st, 1987 31/10/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 3 (sub)
Oct 28th, 1987 28/10/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0
Oct 24th, 1987 24/10/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Oct 21st, 1987 21/10/87 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitkovice (H) 1 - 2
Oct 17th, 1987 17/10/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Oct 10th, 1987 10/10/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Oct 6th, 1987 06/10/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 0
Aug 12th, 1987 12/08/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Aug 8th, 1987 08/08/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
May 11th, 1987 11/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Mar 24th, 1987 24/03/87 Quarter Final Rep. vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 2 - 0
Mar 21st, 1987 21/03/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Mar 4th, 1987 04/03/87 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Feb 21st, 1987 21/02/87 4th Round vs. Brechin City (A) 1 - 0
Feb 14th, 1987 14/02/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Feb 9th, 1987 09/02/87 3rd Round Replay vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 1
Feb 7th, 1987 07/02/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Jan 10th, 1987 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2 (sub)
Dec 27th, 1986 27/12/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Oct 18th, 1986 18/10/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H) 2 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 12 (6) 0 1 0
SC 3 0 0 0
UEFA 1 (2) 0 0 0
Totals: 16 (8) 0

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


Biography


An apprentice with Norwich City, Paul Kinnaird failed to make a first team appearance for the Canaries before returning to Scotland in 1985. After a short loan spell with United, the 19-year-old winger was signed on a permanent deal two weeks later. After impressing in the reserves, he made his first team start in a Forfarshire Cup tie against Forfar Athletic in October 1986, and four days later made his competitive debut against Clydebank.

As a wide attacking player, he faced tough competition from established players such as Paul Sturrock, Eamonn Bannon, Ralph Milne and the emerging Kevin Gallacher, and, consequently, spent most of his two years in the reserves. Throughout that season he was used occasionally as the team faced a gruelling schedule as they progressed through the UEFA Cup and Scottish Cup, with Paul coming on as a substitute against Barcelona at Tannadice.

He was used sparingly the following season, with impressive performances against Rangers at Tannadice and Celtic at Parkhead, setting up Iain Ferguson for winning goals in both games. However, he wasn’t seen in the first team beyond November, and in March 1988 he accepted a move to Motherwell for a reported fee of £20,000.

After a short spell at Fir Park he moved on to St Mirren, and over the next ten years he played for a host of different clubs, including Partick Thistle, St Johnstone, Dunfermline, Ayr United, Stranraer, Ross County, Queen of the South, Brechin City and Clydebank, helping many of those clubs win promotion. He also had spells with Derry City, Leiftur in Iceland, and Shrewsbury Town and Scarborough in England. After a spell in junior football, he became a fitness coach with Ayr United.

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





Debut

October 18th, 1986
Dundee United 2 - 0 Clydebank

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Paul was born on this date in Glasgow.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Premier Division)

    With no less than five changes from the eleven that started the match at Pittodrie we certainly didn't let the many changes in personnel affect our rhythm as we dominated the opening half hour. Paul K


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 3 Hearts
    League (Premier Division)

    Hearts came as League Leaders and their performance fully justified that tag. We matched them for the first half hour but after John Robertson had put them ahead, Hearts clicked into the same kind for


  • Left the Club