Gordon McLeod Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1988-89 1 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
1987-88 11 (2) 3 1 0 38.5% 23.1% 38.5%
1986-87 7 (1) 0 1 0 50.0% 37.5% 12.5%
1985-86 3 0 0 0 66.7% 33.3% 0.0%
1984-85 1 (2) 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
1983-84 - - - - - - -
Totals: 23 (5) 3


 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
 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
 28/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
 24/11/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 4
 26/09/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 24/11/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 4
 26/09/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 0
 09/01/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 0
 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 28/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 24/11/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 4
 21/11/87 Premier Division vs. Morton (A)  1 - 0
 07/11/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 06/10/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 0
 03/10/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 30/09/87 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Coleraine (H)  3 - 1
 26/09/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0
 11/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 09/05/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 02/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 28/04/87 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 25/04/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 18/04/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 04/10/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 27/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 03/05/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 1
 18/01/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 0
 14/12/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 04/05/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 27/04/85 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 23/02/85 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 0


Biography

Gordon joined United on an 'S' form from Hutchison Vale in September 1982. He was a Scotland schoolboy and Under-16 international and became the youngest player ever selected for the national Under-18s. After being promoted to the reserve side, he made his competitive debut for the club as a substitute against Dumbarton at Tannadice in February 1985.

Playing mainly in the reserves during his time at Tannadice, he made a handful of first team appearances each season, and was an unused substitute for several European matches, including the famous victory in Barcelona in March 1987. His best spell in the first team was during the 1987-88 season, scoring his first professional goal against Falkirk in September 1987, and made his only European appearance against Coleraine four days later.

In November 1988 he was transferred to Airdrieonians for around £100,000, but not long after returned to Tayside to sign for Dundee, where he was a regular during his two seasons at Dens Park. He returned to his hometown of Edinburgh in 1992 with Meadowbank Thistle, again a regular over the next few years. He remained with the club as they restructured to Livingston in 1995, eventually moving to junior side Bonnyrigg Rose in 1998.

Debut (as sub)

February 23rd, 1985
Dundee United 4 - 0 Dumbarton

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

May 4th, 1985
Dundee United 2 - 1 Rangers

League (Premier Division)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Gordon was born on this date in Edinburgh.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Gordon joined United on an 'S' form from Hutchison Vale in September 1982. He was a Scotland schoolboy and Under-16 international and became the youngest player ever selected for the national Under-18s. After being promoted to the reserve side, he made his competitive debut for the club as a substitute against Dumbarton at Tannadice in February 1985.

  • United surmounted this hurdle with a fair degree of ease and two early goals really killed the match as a contest. Dave Beaumont was the instigator of both these with two long throws. His first found Ralph Milne who dispatched the ball swiftly past Arthur. John Reilly got the second when Dave's throw was headed on to John whose low shot beat Arthur at his right hand post.

  • We gained only our second League win of the season, and though it took an act of charity by the visitors to create our first goal, we should have been ahead by the interval. Alan Irvine senior, restored to the side, and Gordon McLeod, making his first appearance of the season, were both prominent. A cross from Alan Irvine was dropped by Marshall at lain Ferguson's feet, but the 'keeper recovered to block his shot. Almost immediately Gilmour shot straight at Billy Thomson. Gordon McLeod did likewise at the other end. Just before the interval a shot by John Clark rebounded from the post.

  • The much changed United eleven secured our first victory in four outings and the winning margin could have been considerably greater given a fairer share of the breaks. It was Motherwell who threatened first, when Cowan headed wide wide of the front post. After a sluggish start we gradually began to get on top and Ian McPhee was unlucky to see his shot rebound off the post in the 21st minute. A goal was only temporarily delayed. Two minutes later Jim McInally swun over a cross which Mixu Paatelainen headed into the corner of the net from 10 yards. The Finn was involved in our second goal in 35 minutes. He was fouled outside the box. The free-kick was rolled to Iain Ferguson whose powerful grounder slipped through Duncan's leg's and though the 'Keeper retrieved the ball, it wasn't in time to prevent it crossing the line.

  • Last Appearance - Hamilton 0 - 4 Dundee United

    After the frustration of the European tie with Fioriana, there was no such agony for United supporters here as we dictated play from the start and got the tonic of a goal from which there was no way back for the Accies. Conditions were miserable at Douglas Park with heavy rain and a strong wind blowing down the park, but there was early rejoicing for the sizeable United travelling support when following a move down the left Allan Preston fired in a first time return ball which the Accies defence failed to clear and Raphael Meade cut the ball back for Mixu Paatelainen to pick his spot after just 88 seconds play. Hamilton retaliated five minutes later with a 30 yard wind assisted Jamieson shot which Billy Thomson saved comfortably. A MacDonald cross flashed across the box a few minutes later but Scott failed to make contact. But most of the action was coming at the other end and a first time shot by Mixu Paatelainen looked a certain scorer until it was blocked. Gordon McLeod was unlucky not to score when first the keeper then a defender blocked his efforts, after he'd ran clear of the Accies defence. In the 37th minute an angled cross from Allan Preston was run into the net by Raphael Meade as we deservedly increased our lead. Ferguson then made a great save from a Raphael Meade cross which had been deflected by Kerr. Before half-time McKee scooped the ball past from 10 yards.