Derek Stark Player Profile


  • Full Name: Derek Stark
  • Born: November 19th, 1958 (Dunfermline)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: March 26th, 1975
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 247 appearances, 11 goals
  • Also Played For: Glenrothes Juniors


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1983-84 38 (4) 42 6 2 0 23 (2) 3 15 (2) 3
1982-83 49 (1) 50 2 1 0 31 (1) 2 18 0
1981-82 32 (3) 35 0 0 0 18 (2) 0 14 (1) 0
1980-81 34 (4) 38 1 2 0 21 (1) 0 13 (3) 1
1979-80 48 (1) 49 1 3 0 32 (1) 1 16 0
1978-79 31 (1) 32 1 0 0 30 (1) 1 1 0
1977-78 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - -
1976-77 - - - - - - - - -
1975-76 - - - - - - - - -
Totals: 233 (14) 11 156 (8) 7 77 (6) 4

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 30th, 1984 30/04/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Apr 25th, 1984 25/04/84 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Roma (A) 0 - 3
Apr 21st, 1984 21/04/84 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Apr 18th, 1984 18/04/84 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 5
Apr 14th, 1984 14/04/84 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 11th, 1984 11/04/84 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Roma (H) 2 - 0
Mar 7th, 1984 07/03/84 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. SK Rapid (A) 1 - 2
Dec 31st, 1983 31/12/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Dec 3rd, 1983 03/12/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Sep 14th, 1983 14/09/83 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Hamrun (A) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 11th, 1984 11/04/84 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Roma (H) 2 - 0 (60')
Mar 7th, 1984 07/03/84 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. SK Rapid (A) 1 - 2 (29')
Dec 31st, 1983 31/12/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1 (37')
Dec 3rd, 1983 03/12/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0 (75')
Sep 14th, 1983 14/09/83 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Hamrun (A) 3 - 0 (66')
Sep 3rd, 1983 03/09/83 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 1 (85')
Apr 23rd, 1983 23/04/83 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0 (34')
Apr 23rd, 1983 23/04/83 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0 (13')
Oct 1st, 1980 01/10/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H) 7 - 2 (26')
Aug 11th, 1979 11/08/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0 (81')
Mar 10th, 1979 10/03/79 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1 (15')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 30th, 1984 30/04/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Apr 25th, 1984 25/04/84 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Roma (A) 0 - 3
Apr 21st, 1984 21/04/84 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Apr 18th, 1984 18/04/84 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 5
Apr 14th, 1984 14/04/84 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 0
Apr 11th, 1984 11/04/84 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Roma (H) 2 - 0
Apr 7th, 1984 07/04/84 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Apr 2nd, 1984 02/04/84 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 2
Mar 31st, 1984 31/03/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
Mar 28th, 1984 28/03/84 Quarter Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Mar 21st, 1984 21/03/84 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. SK Rapid (H) 1 - 0
Mar 17th, 1984 17/03/84 Quarter Final vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Mar 11th, 1984 11/03/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1
Mar 7th, 1984 07/03/84 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. SK Rapid (A) 1 - 2
Mar 3rd, 1984 03/03/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1
Feb 25th, 1984 25/02/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 2
Feb 22nd, 1984 22/02/84 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Feb 18th, 1984 18/02/84 4th Round vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Feb 14th, 1984 14/02/84 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Feb 11th, 1984 11/02/84 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 0
Feb 6th, 1984 06/02/84 3rd Round vs. Ayr Utd (H) 1 - 0
Jan 7th, 1984 07/01/84 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Dec 31st, 1983 31/12/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Dec 27th, 1983 27/12/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Dec 10th, 1983 10/12/83 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
Dec 3rd, 1983 03/12/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Nov 22nd, 1983 22/11/83 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 4
Nov 2nd, 1983 02/11/83 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Standard (H) 4 - 0
Oct 29th, 1983 29/10/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 2
Oct 22nd, 1983 22/10/83 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Oct 19th, 1983 19/10/83 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Standard (A) 0 - 0
Oct 8th, 1983 08/10/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Oct 5th, 1983 05/10/83 Group Section 1 vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 2
Oct 1st, 1983 01/10/83 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2
Sep 28th, 1983 28/09/83 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Hamrun (H) 3 - 0
Sep 24th, 1983 24/09/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1
Sep 17th, 1983 17/09/83 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Sep 14th, 1983 14/09/83 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Hamrun (A) 3 - 0
Sep 10th, 1983 10/09/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 5 - 0
Sep 7th, 1983 07/09/83 Group Section 1 vs. Morton (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 3rd, 1983 03/09/83 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 1 (sub)
Aug 24th, 1983 24/08/83 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Dunfermline (H) 6 - 1 (sub)
May 14th, 1983 14/05/83 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
May 7th, 1983 07/05/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0
Apr 30th, 1983 30/04/83 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 4 - 0
Apr 23rd, 1983 23/04/83 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
Apr 20th, 1983 20/04/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 2
Apr 6th, 1983 06/04/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Apr 2nd, 1983 02/04/83 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 1
Mar 26th, 1983 26/03/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 3
Mar 19th, 1983 19/03/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1
Mar 16th, 1983 16/03/83 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Bohemians (H) 0 - 0
Mar 12th, 1983 12/03/83 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 5 - 3
Mar 5th, 1983 05/03/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 1
Mar 2nd, 1983 02/03/83 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Bohemians (A) 0 - 1
Feb 26th, 1983 26/02/83 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Feb 5th, 1983 05/02/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Jan 29th, 1983 29/01/83 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 1
Jan 22nd, 1983 22/01/83 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2
Jan 15th, 1983 15/01/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 8th, 1983 08/01/83 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Jan 3rd, 1983 03/01/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 3
Jan 1st, 1983 01/01/83 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Dec 27th, 1982 27/12/82 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 0
Dec 18th, 1982 18/12/82 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
Dec 11th, 1982 11/12/82 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 7 - 0
Dec 8th, 1982 08/12/82 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Werder Bremen (A) 1 - 1
Nov 24th, 1982 24/11/82 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Werder Bremen (H) 2 - 1
Nov 20th, 1982 20/11/82 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 0
Nov 13th, 1982 13/11/82 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 4 - 2
Nov 6th, 1982 06/11/82 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 5
Nov 3rd, 1982 03/11/82 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Viking (H) 0 - 0
Oct 30th, 1982 30/10/82 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Oct 27th, 1982 27/10/82 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Oct 23rd, 1982 23/10/82 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Oct 20th, 1982 20/10/82 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Viking (A) 3 - 1
Oct 16th, 1982 16/10/82 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 6 - 0
Oct 9th, 1982 09/10/82 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Oct 6th, 1982 06/10/82 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Oct 2nd, 1982 02/10/82 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
Sep 29th, 1982 29/09/82 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. PSV (A) 2 - 0
Sep 25th, 1982 25/09/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Sep 22nd, 1982 22/09/82 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 1
Sep 18th, 1982 18/09/82 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Sep 15th, 1982 15/09/82 1st Round 1st Leg vs. PSV (H) 1 - 1
Sep 4th, 1982 04/09/82 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 0
Sep 1st, 1982 01/09/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 1
Aug 28th, 1982 28/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 0
Aug 25th, 1982 25/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 0
Aug 21st, 1982 21/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (H) 5 - 1
Aug 18th, 1982 18/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 0
Aug 14th, 1982 14/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 0
May 5th, 1982 05/05/82 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Apr 14th, 1982 14/04/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 2
Apr 10th, 1982 10/04/82 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 0
Apr 7th, 1982 07/04/82 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 1 - 1
Apr 3rd, 1982 03/04/82 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Mar 31st, 1982 31/03/82 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2
Mar 27th, 1982 27/03/82 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 5 - 0
Mar 20th, 1982 20/03/82 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 2
Mar 17th, 1982 17/03/82 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Radnicki (A) 0 - 3
Mar 13th, 1982 13/03/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 1
Mar 10th, 1982 10/03/82 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Mar 6th, 1982 06/03/82 Quarter Final vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 1
Feb 27th, 1982 27/02/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1
Feb 22nd, 1982 22/02/82 4th Round Replay (2nd) vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 0
Feb 20th, 1982 20/02/82 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Feb 17th, 1982 17/02/82 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Feb 3rd, 1982 03/02/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 1
Jan 30th, 1982 30/01/82 3rd Round vs. Brechin City (A) 4 - 2
Jan 16th, 1982 16/01/82 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Dec 1st, 1981 01/12/81 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Winterslag (A) 0 - 0
Nov 28th, 1981 28/11/81 Final vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 2
Nov 14th, 1981 14/11/81 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Nov 11th, 1981 11/11/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Oct 10th, 1981 10/10/81 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Oct 7th, 1981 07/10/81 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Oct 3rd, 1981 03/10/81 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Sep 30th, 1981 30/09/81 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Monaco (H) 1 - 2
Sep 5th, 1981 05/09/81 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 0 - 1
Sep 2nd, 1981 02/09/81 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Aug 29th, 1981 29/08/81 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 1
Aug 22nd, 1981 22/08/81 Section 4 vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Aug 19th, 1981 19/08/81 Section 4 vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Aug 15th, 1981 15/08/81 Section 4 vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Aug 12th, 1981 12/08/81 Section 4 vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 0
Aug 8th, 1981 08/08/81 Section 4 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 3
May 12th, 1981 12/05/81 Final Replay vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 4 (sub)
May 9th, 1981 09/05/81 Final vs. Rangers (N) 0 - 0 (sub)
May 2nd, 1981 02/05/81 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 2
Apr 29th, 1981 29/04/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 1
Apr 25th, 1981 25/04/81 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Apr 22nd, 1981 22/04/81 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Apr 18th, 1981 18/04/81 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 0 - 2
Apr 11th, 1981 11/04/81 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 0 (sub)
Apr 4th, 1981 04/04/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Mar 28th, 1981 28/03/81 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 4 - 0
Mar 18th, 1981 18/03/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 4 - 1
Mar 14th, 1981 14/03/81 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Feb 7th, 1981 07/02/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Nov 12th, 1980 12/11/80 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Nov 8th, 1980 08/11/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Nov 5th, 1980 05/11/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Lokeren (A) 0 - 0
Nov 1st, 1980 01/11/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0
Oct 29th, 1980 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1980 22/10/80 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Lokeren (H) 1 - 1
Oct 18th, 1980 18/10/80 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 0
Oct 11th, 1980 11/10/80 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 0
Oct 8th, 1980 08/10/80 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 2
Oct 4th, 1980 04/10/80 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Oct 1st, 1980 01/10/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H) 7 - 2
Sep 27th, 1980 27/09/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Sep 24th, 1980 24/09/80 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 2
Sep 20th, 1980 20/09/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 2
Sep 17th, 1980 17/09/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (A) 0 - 0
Sep 13th, 1980 13/09/80 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 0
Sep 6th, 1980 06/09/80 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 4
Sep 3rd, 1980 03/09/80 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Aug 30th, 1980 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 1
Aug 27th, 1980 27/08/80 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 4 - 0
Aug 23rd, 1980 23/08/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Aug 20th, 1980 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H) 4 - 0
Aug 16th, 1980 16/08/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Aug 13th, 1980 13/08/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A) 5 - 2
Aug 9th, 1980 09/08/80 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
May 1st, 1980 01/05/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 0 - 0
Apr 29th, 1980 29/04/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Apr 26th, 1980 26/04/80 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Apr 23rd, 1980 23/04/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
Apr 19th, 1980 19/04/80 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Apr 12th, 1980 12/04/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
Apr 8th, 1980 08/04/80 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 0
Apr 5th, 1980 05/04/80 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
Apr 2nd, 1980 02/04/80 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Mar 29th, 1980 29/03/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
Mar 19th, 1980 19/03/80 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Mar 15th, 1980 15/03/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 2
Mar 12th, 1980 12/03/80 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 0
Mar 8th, 1980 08/03/80 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Feb 16th, 1980 16/02/80 4th Round vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Jan 30th, 1980 30/01/80 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 5 - 1
Jan 12th, 1980 12/01/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Jan 5th, 1980 05/01/80 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Dec 29th, 1979 29/12/79 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 0
Dec 22nd, 1979 22/12/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Dec 15th, 1979 15/12/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Dec 12th, 1979 12/12/79 Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 3 - 0
Dec 8th, 1979 08/12/79 Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 0
Nov 28th, 1979 28/11/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Nov 24th, 1979 24/11/79 Semi Final vs. Hamilton (N) 6 - 2
Nov 17th, 1979 17/11/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
Nov 14th, 1979 14/11/79 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0
Nov 10th, 1979 10/11/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Nov 7th, 1979 07/11/79 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Diósgyőri (A) 1 - 3
Nov 3rd, 1979 03/11/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Oct 31st, 1979 31/10/79 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 0
Oct 27th, 1979 27/10/79 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
Oct 24th, 1979 24/10/79 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Diósgyőri (H) 0 - 1
Oct 20th, 1979 20/10/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 1
Oct 13th, 1979 13/10/79 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 0
Oct 10th, 1979 10/10/79 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 1
Oct 6th, 1979 06/10/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Oct 2nd, 1979 02/10/79 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Anderlecht (A) 1 - 1
Sep 29th, 1979 29/09/79 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 1 - 4
Sep 26th, 1979 26/09/79 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Queen's Park (A) 3 - 0
Sep 22nd, 1979 22/09/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Sep 8th, 1979 08/09/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 2
Sep 1st, 1979 01/09/79 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0
Aug 29th, 1979 29/08/79 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 2
Aug 25th, 1979 25/08/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Aug 18th, 1979 18/08/79 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Aug 11th, 1979 11/08/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
Aug 1st, 1979 01/08/79 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 2 - 3
Jul 28th, 1979 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
May 5th, 1979 05/05/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Apr 28th, 1979 28/04/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Apr 25th, 1979 25/04/79 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 21st, 1979 21/04/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Apr 14th, 1979 14/04/79 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Apr 11th, 1979 11/04/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 7th, 1979 07/04/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Apr 4th, 1979 04/04/79 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Mar 31st, 1979 31/03/79 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Mar 28th, 1979 28/03/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Mar 24th, 1979 24/03/79 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 1 - 3
Mar 17th, 1979 17/03/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 14th, 1979 14/03/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 10th, 1979 10/03/79 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1
Mar 7th, 1979 07/03/79 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1979 03/03/79 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Feb 26th, 1979 26/02/79 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 2
Feb 10th, 1979 10/02/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Jan 20th, 1979 20/01/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Dec 23rd, 1978 23/12/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Dec 16th, 1978 16/12/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Dec 9th, 1978 09/12/78 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 0
Nov 25th, 1978 25/11/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1
Nov 18th, 1978 18/11/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Nov 11th, 1978 11/11/78 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 1 - 3
Nov 4th, 1978 04/11/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Oct 28th, 1978 28/10/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 0
Oct 21st, 1978 21/10/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Sep 16th, 1978 16/09/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Aug 26th, 1978 26/08/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Aug 19th, 1978 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Aug 12th, 1978 12/08/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
May 2nd, 1978 02/05/78 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A) 0 - 2


Competition History


Comp
LGE 156 (8) 7 4 0
SC 11 (4) 0 2 0
LC 38 (2) 0 1 0
EC 8 3 0 0
UEFA 18 1 1 0
DRY 2 0 0 0
Totals: 233 (14) 11

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


Biography


Derek was a schoolboy international who joined United on a provisional contract from Glenrothes Juniors in 1975. A cultured tough tackling defender who was just as capable in midfield, he was drafted into the squad for season 1976-77 and became a regular in the reserve line up. He made his first team debut a year later in August 1977 against East Fife in a friendly. Another season developing in the reserves brought a first appearance in major competition in May 1978, in a league match against Clydebank. From the start of the next season, Derek was established in the defence and for six years he was a regular in the side.

Originally a central defender, he was used more often as a full-back, and it was in this position that he appeared in the Club's first ever League Cup final in December 1979. After the 0-0 draw with Aberdeen at Hampden Park, the midweek replay was hosted at Dens Park, and it was Stark's low cross into the box that allowed Willie Pettigrew to put United ahead in the first half. United eventually ran out 3-0 winners to lift their first ever piece of silverware.

The following season he helped United retain the trophy, playing in every round except the final itself, where he collected a winners medal as an unused substitute in the 3-0 victory over Dundee. Further Cup Final appearances followed, with runners-up medals in the Scottish Cup and the League Cup in 1981.

Although offered a full-time contract on several occasions, Derek remained a part-time player for the early period of his career, but was made redundant from his job at a coachworks company in Kinross. In December 1981, he walked out on United with the intention of joining the Police force, but was soon talked back into returning, eventually signing a full-time contract in 1982.

A versatile player who, along with John Holt and Billy Kirkwood, could be relied upon to fill any outfield position, he was a vital member of the side that won the Premier League Championship in 1982-83. He missed only four of the 36 League matches of that campaign, as United became champions of Scotland for the first time.

Derek was not known for his goal scoring, but when he did find the net, it was often spectacular. His first United goal came against Morton in March 1979, a blistering shot from at least 30 yards out that would have ended up in the allotments behind Tannadice if it wasn’t for the net. This goal was included in the BBCs Goal of the Season competition that year, but it wasn't his most famous goal, with his long rang effort against AS Roma in the European Cup semi-final of 1984 being the first memory when Stark’s name is mentioned.

Unfortunately the 1983-84 season was to be Derek's last in senior football. Playing with a knee injury from the start of that campaign, it was towards the end of that season that a cyst on his cartilage began to cause problems. Several operations over the next 15 months failed to solve the problem, and in September 1985 he was forced to retire from the game at the age of 26.

Returning to his idea from four years earlier, he then became a police officer with Fife Constabulary. For his contribution to the 1982-83 championship success, and the run to the European Cup semi-final, he ranks amongst the Club legends, and was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in February 2015.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by B Orr.





Debut

May 2nd, 1978
Clydebank 2 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Derek was born on this date in Dunfermline.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Clydebank 2 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Morton
    League (Premier Division)

    Having been knocked out of the Scottish Cup in the previous round, United had a free weekend as the fifth round fixtures took place, so this League match against Morton that had been postponed back in


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Diósgyőri
    UEFA Cup (2nd Round 1st Leg)

    Further bitter disappointment came United's way in the UEFA Cup first leg tie against Hungarian's Diosgyori Miskolc here at Tannadice. Seldom has a Tannadice crowd watched United so dominate a Europea


  • 50th League Appearance

    Celtic 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 0 Partick Th
    League (Premier Division)

    Amidst a contract dispute between Partick, their player Ian Gibson - who was refusing to sign a new contract, and United - who planned to sign the Firhill midfielder, Thistle were the visitors to Tann


  • 100th League Appearance

    Aberdeen 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    United travelled to Pittodrie still smarting from their controversial midweek defeat in Yugoslavia. The only change made from the side that lost out to Radnick Nis in the UEFA Cup quarter finals was I


  • 200th Appearance

    Celtic 2 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    All eyes were on Celtic Park for this long awaited, twice postponed, top of the table encounter in front of the largest League crowd of the season involving United. The Terrors went into this match on


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 0 Roma
    European Cup (Semi Final 1st Leg)

    A night to remember as the Italiai aristocrats are humbled. Sturrock touches the ball back to Davie Dodds who shoots low into goal from eight yards. From


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 0 St Mirren
    League (Premier Division)

    The opening half hour produced a proliferation of corners in United's favour, but a goal-line clearance from a Richard Gough header was the nearest to a goal. United began the second half in a more de