Iain McDonald Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Iain McDonald
  • Born: August 14th, 1952 (Edinburgh)
  • Position: Left Winger
  • Signed: July 1st, 1974
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 46 appearances, 6 goals
  • Also Played For: Rangers


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1975-76 2 (6) 0 0 0 37.5% 0.0% 62.5%
1974-75 33 (5) 6 0 0 52.6% 21.1% 26.3%
Totals: 35 (11) 6


 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
 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
 23/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1
 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 11/10/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 30/09/75 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Keflavík (H)  4 - 0
 27/09/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 23/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 19/02/75 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  1 - 1
 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 04/01/75 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 2
 02/01/75 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 28/12/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 21/12/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 4
 07/12/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 3
 30/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 4
 27/11/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 0
 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 06/11/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (A)  0 - 1
 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H)  0 - 0
 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 02/10/74 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Jiul (A)  0 - 2
 28/09/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 18/09/74 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Jiul (H)  3 - 0
 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 07/09/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 0
 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 24/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1


Biography


Iain signed for Rangers from Carrickvale in 1969, and the 17 year-old impressed greatly on his debut, scoring against Ayr United. However, he was stretchered off in one of his early matches with the Glasgow side, and was constantly affected with cartilage trouble thereafter. After playing just a dozen or so matches in the next three years, he joined United on a free transfer in the summer of 1974.

The speedy left winger made his competitive debut in the opening match of the season, coming on as a substitute against Ayr in the League Cup. He rarely missed a game over the rest of that season, playing in European matches against Juil Petrosani and Bursaspor, and joined Dave Narey and Andy Gray with the Scotland Under-23 squad for a match against Romania, but was an unused substitute.

Iain's second season at Tannadice was plagued by injury, with six of his eight appearances in the first half of the campaign coming from the substitutes bench - including a third European appearance against Keflavik. In February 1976, he was forced to retire from the game, still aged just 23. A benefit match was arranged for him in October 1976 against Dundee, with several guest players turning out, including John Grieg and Ronnie Glavin.





Debut (as sub)

August 10th, 1974
Dundee United 3 - 1 Ayr United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Full Debut

August 17th, 1974
Celtic 1 - 0 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Iain was born on this date in Edinburgh.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Iain signed for Rangers from Carrickvale in 1969, and the 17 year-old impressed greatly on his debut, scoring against Ayr United. However, he was stretchered off in one of his early matches with the Glasgow side, and was constantly affected with cartilage trouble thereafter. After playing just a dozen or so matches in the next three years, he joined United on a free transfer in the summer of 1974.

  • Torrential rain heralded the new season, but United's bright start soon made the fans forget about the depressing elements. Andy Gray prodded home the first in six minutes, and Andy Gray added a second with a header in the 17th minute. Things looked less gloomy for Ayr when Mitchell pulled one back with a volley in the 23rd minute. Tommy Traynor was on the spot to tuck home a third following a mistake by McLean in the visitors' goal. That ended the scoring in a match totally dominated by United in front of just over 3000 drenched fans.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 0 - 1 Hearts