Brian Welsh Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1995-96 28 (2) 2 5 0 56.7% 23.3% 20.0%
1994-95 33 (2) 4 9 0 37.1% 17.1% 45.7%
1993-94 50 3 7 0 34.0% 42.0% 24.0%
1992-93 16 (1) 2 2 0 52.9% 17.6% 29.4%
1991-92 10 (1) 1 0 0 54.5% 18.2% 27.3%
1990-91 24 (2) 1 4 0 53.8% 23.1% 23.1%
1989-90 5 0 1 0 40.0% 20.0% 40.0%
1988-89 1 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
1987-88 1 1 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
1986-87 1 0 0 0 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
1985-86 - - - - - - -
Totals: 169 (8) 14


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Thistle (H) 2 - 1
 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Thistle (A) 1 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2
 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Thistle (H) 2 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2
 18/04/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A) 3 - 1
 08/10/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0
 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 18/04/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  3 - 1
 18/04/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  3 - 1
 08/10/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 0
 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 09/04/94 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 1
 01/03/94 4th Round Replay vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 09/10/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 09/01/93 3rd Round vs. Meadowbank (H)  3 - 1
 05/01/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 07/12/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 04/05/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 1
 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 0
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 30/03/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 3
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A)  1 - 1
 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 07/10/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 04/10/95 Semi Final vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 0
 16/09/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 1
 09/09/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 0
 30/08/95 3rd Round vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 3
 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 0
 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 0
 18/04/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  3 - 1
 15/04/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 08/04/95 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 01/04/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 18/03/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 12/03/95 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 07/03/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 2
 04/03/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 25/02/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 0
 21/02/95 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 18/02/95 4th Round vs. Huntly (A)  3 - 1
 07/02/95 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (A)  5 - 1
 28/01/95 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 0
 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  6 - 1
 14/01/95 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 07/01/95 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 04/12/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 19/11/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 2
 08/11/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 29/10/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 3
 22/10/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 15/10/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (H)  0 - 1
 08/10/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 0
 01/10/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A)  1 - 3
 24/09/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/94 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 15/09/94 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (H)  3 - 2
 10/09/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 20/08/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 16/08/94 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 13/08/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 5
 21/05/94 Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 0
 03/05/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 26/04/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 3
 23/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 12/04/94 Semi Final Rep. vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 0
 09/04/94 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 1
 05/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 02/04/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 29/03/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 2
 15/03/94 Quarter Final Rep. vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 12/03/94 Quarter Final vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 0
 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 01/03/94 4th Round Replay vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 26/02/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 22/01/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 27/12/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 18/12/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 1
 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 0
 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 04/12/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 30/11/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 23/10/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 16/10/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 2
 09/10/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 02/10/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 28/09/93 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Brøndby (H)  3 - 1
 25/09/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 21/09/93 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N)  0 - 1
 18/09/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 15/09/93 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Brøndby (A)  0 - 2
 11/09/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 04/09/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 31/08/93 Quarter Final vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 3
 28/08/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 24/08/93 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 21/08/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 14/08/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/93 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 07/08/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 15/05/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 4
 01/05/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (H)  3 - 1
 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 0
 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 0
 09/03/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 16/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 09/01/93 3rd Round vs. Meadowbank (H)  3 - 1
 05/01/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 02/01/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 26/12/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 12/12/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 1
 28/11/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 1
 29/08/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 26/08/92 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 11/04/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 04/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 0
 17/03/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 1
 14/03/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 22/02/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 07/12/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 26/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 1
 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 02/02/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 29/01/91 3rd Round Replay vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 1
 26/01/91 3rd Round vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 24/11/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 3
 17/11/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 1
 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 24/10/90 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitesse (A)  0 - 1
 20/10/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 13/10/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 03/10/90 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. FH (H)  2 - 2
 29/09/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 25/09/90 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 22/09/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A)  3 - 1
 15/09/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 0
 04/09/90 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 28/08/90 3rd Round vs. Partick Thistle (A)  3 - 1
 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 0
 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 21/04/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 07/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 11/03/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 4
 04/05/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 11/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1


Biography

Brian was a central defender signed from Tyncastle Boys Club, and was part of United’s youth team in 1984. Within a year he was playing in the reserves and was also in the Scotland school, under-16 and youth international squads. He made his first team debut against Hearts at Tynecastle in May 1987, as manager Jim McLean made use of the younger players for league matches towards the end of that campaign, as the club prepared for the UEFA and Scottish Cup finals. He was part of the Scotland Under-19 side who reached the semi-finals of the European Championships that year.

In competition with several established first team players, it took until the 1990-91 season before he gained a regular starting slot in the first team, and by 1993-94 he was first choice in the United defence. He scored crucial goals in the Scottish Cup that season, with a winner against Motherwell at Fir Park and a late equaliser at Hampden against Aberdeen in the semi-final. In the final at Hampden, alongside Gordan Petric, he kept a treble hunting Rangers side at bay as United lifted the Scottish Cup for the first time in the Clubs’ history, collecting a memorable winners medal.

He was a regular in the side which encountered relegation at the end of the next season. A potential move to Barnsley fell through in August 1995 and Brian stayed with United for another year. After a tough campaign in the First Division, Brian netted what was arguably his most important goal for United. With just forty seconds of normal time remaining in the play-off second leg against Partick Thistle, he headed the equaliser that took the match into extra-time. Owen Coyle then scored the winner to propel the Club back into the top flight.

At the beginning of the next season Brian left to join Hibs for a fee of around £200,000. He spent three years at Hibs but his career was hampered by injury. In March 2000 he joined Stenhousemuir after a short period out of the game. Six months later he was with Clydebank, before moving to Cowdenbeath in April 2001. Brian took up a coaching position with the Fife club a year later, and in 2006 he became their manager, succeeding former United team mate Mixu Paatelainen. Leaving the Central Park side in June 2008, he returned to the game in July 2009, as assistant manager and head of youth coaching at Livingston. He subsequently moved to the United States in 2012, where he became heavily involved with youth football in Virginia.

Debut

May 11th, 1987
Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Brian was born on this date in Edinburgh.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Brian was a central defender signed from Tyncastle Boys Club, and was part of United’s youth team in 1984. Within a year he was playing in the reserves and was also in the Scotland school, under-16 and youth international squads. He made his first team debut against Hearts at Tynecastle in May 1987, as manager Jim McLean made use of the younger players for league matches towards the end of that campaign, as the club prepared for the UEFA and Scottish Cup finals. He was part of the Scotland Under-19 side who reached the semi-finals of the European Championships that year.

  • The only outstanding Premier fixture of the season was of completely academic importance for both clubs, consequently both managers took the opportunity to blood several youngsters. In the tangerine ranks central defender Brian Welsh made the most of his chance with an impressive first team debut.

  • Apart from the result itself, this was a highly satisfying evening. The three youngsters drafted into the side — Brian Welsh, Harry Curran and Allan Preston — all played significant parts in winning an obviously potentially difficult match given Falkirks desperation for the points.

  • For the neutral this was pure theatre, with United fans having to endure agony before the ecstasy of Owen Coyle's extra-time winner which brought Premier Division football back to Tannadice. Backed by the vast majority of Tannadice's biggest crowd of the season.

  • For the neutral this was pure theatre, with United fans having to endure agony before the ecstasy of Owen Coyle's extra-time winner which brought Premier Division football back to Tannadice. Backed by the vast majority of Tannadice's biggest crowd of the season.