|Season||Division||G2G||Win %||Draw %||Loss %|
|1997-98||Premier Division||2 (8)||0||-||0||0||20.0%||30.0%||50.0%|
|1996-97||Premier Division||10 (7)||1||0.06||0||0||23.5%||35.3%||41.2%|
|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|
|Recent First Team Starts|
|Apr 6th, 1999||06/04/99||League||SPL||vs. Hearts (H)||1 - 3|
|Apr 3rd, 1999||03/04/99||League||SPL||vs. Motherwell (H)||0 - 3|
|Mar 20th, 1999||20/03/99||League||SPL||vs. Rangers (A)||1 - 0|
|Mar 16th, 1999||16/03/99||Scottish Cup||5th Round Replay||vs. Ayr Utd (H)||2 - 1|
|Mar 13th, 1999||13/03/99||Scottish Cup||5th Round||vs. Ayr Utd (A)||0 - 0|
|Recent First Team Goals|
|Mar 6th, 1999||06/03/99||Scottish Cup||4th Round Replay||vs. Clydebank (H)||3 - 0|
|Nov 23rd, 1996||23/11/96||League||Premier Division||vs. Raith Rovers (H)||1 - 2|
|List of Goals Scored (click to expand)|
|List of Games Played (click to expand)|
Born in Glasgow but brought up in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Neil first joined United as a seventeen-year-old in January 1985. The nephew of Dundee player Jim Duffy, he played in over fifty reserve matches before heading back to South Africa due to home sickness. He returned to Tannadice four years later, again playing regularly in the reserves once more. He had just one first team outing in a friendly against an Australian Olympic XI in August 1990 and was transferred to Falkirk two months later.
After three seasons at Brockville, he was a signing target for new United manager Ivan Golac but later signed for Dundee. The move created a complex situation, as United were due a portion of the transfer fee, and with former Falkirk player Dragutin Ristic signing for United from Dundee the matter was complicated further, but the clubs eventually settled without the need for a tribunal. During his time at Dens Park he captained the side in the 1995 League Cup final, collecting a runners-up medal.
In August 1996, Neil joined United for a third time when he signed from Dundee for around £200,000, and finally made his competitive debut ten years after first arriving at the Club, as a substitute against Motherwell in the opening League game of the season in United's return to the Premier Division. He was with United for three years, but his appearances were restricted by injury. Having been used mostly as a substitute under both Billy Kirkwood and Tommy McLean, he had an extended run in Paul Sturrock's first team in the second half of the 1998-99 season.
Released in May 1999, he then joined Ayr United, collecting a League Cup runners-up medal in 2002, before finishing his playing career with Dumbarton in 2004.
Last updated on Monday, February 1st, 2021 by B Orr.
Neil was born on this date in Glasgow.
Neil signed his first professional form for United at the age of 17.
East Stirling 0 - 2 Dundee United
Only a two goal burst in the final 25 minutes gave United victory. Up until then this had been a fairly evenly contested affair, Ralph Milne putting us ahead from a 65th minute penalty. United's secon
Having featured only for the reserves, Neil cut his first spell short when he returned to South Africa due to home sickness.
Neil re-signed for United after returning to Scotland and again became a regular feature for the reserves.
Neil left United to sign for Falkirk, without having made a first team appearance.
Following spells with Falkirk and Dundee, Neil signed for United from the city neighbours for a fee of £200,000.
Dundee United 1 - 1 Motherwell
League (Premier Division)
A great start to United's new campaign on their return to the Premier Division wasn't capitalised upon. With the Motherwell defence caught napping, Gary McSwegan
Dundee United 1 - 2 Raith Rovers
League (Premier Division)
Bottom dogs Raith Rovers upset the form book and got their first away points of the season on the board with a deserved victory against a lack-lustre lited side. Much was made of the fact that the vis
Dundee United 3 - 0 Clydebank
Scottish Cup (4th Round Replay)
The final scoretine belies how close this was as a contest. Against the run of play Neil Duffy headed us in front but only two quick-fire goals from Kjell Olofsson early in the second half, ensured ou
Dunfermline 2 - 2 Dundee United
Thanks to two Billy Dodds strikes, one from the penalty spot, we were two up and apparently cruising to victory at the end of forty-five minutes. Yet within ten minutes of the second half re-starting,
Neil left the club at the end of his contract, and went on to sign for Ayr United that summer.
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