Sandy Davie Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Alexander Grimmond Davie
  • Born: June 10th, 1945 (Dundee)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: August 9th, 1961
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 184 appearances
  • Also Played For: Luton Town, Southampton


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1973-74 20 0 0 0 50.0% 10.0% 40.0%
1972-73 10 0 0 0 40.0% 40.0% 20.0%
1968-69 - - - - - - -
1967-68 14 0 0 0 28.6% 28.6% 42.9%
1966-67 36 0 0 0 50.0% 22.2% 27.8%
1965-66 7 0 0 0 57.1% 14.3% 28.6%
1964-65 16 0 0 0 43.8% 6.3% 50.0%
1963-64 42 0 0 0 35.7% 23.8% 40.5%
1962-63 37 0 0 0 48.6% 32.4% 18.9%
1961-62 2 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Totals: 184 (0) 0


 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
 10/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A) 1 - 2
 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 10/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (H)  4 - 2
 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 2
 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 1
 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 1
 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 13/04/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N)  4 - 2
 06/04/74 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N)  1 - 1
 02/04/74 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 0
 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 0
 03/03/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 3
 24/02/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 02/02/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 26/01/74 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 19/01/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 28/04/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 4
 21/04/73 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 1
 14/04/73 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 07/04/73 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 1
 31/03/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 24/03/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 21/03/73 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  3 - 0
 10/03/73 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 07/03/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 10/02/73 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 0
 27/04/68 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 2
 24/04/68 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 20/04/68 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 4
 17/04/68 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 4
 13/04/68 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 06/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 03/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 30/03/68 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 5
 25/03/68 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 16/03/68 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 3
 02/03/68 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 21/10/67 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 2
 14/10/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 6
 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 2
 06/05/67 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 3
 03/05/67 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 2
 22/04/67 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 2
 08/04/67 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 4
 01/04/67 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 1
 25/03/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 4
 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H)  1 - 0
 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 1
 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 3
 18/02/67 2nd Round vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3
 08/02/67 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Juventus (A)  0 - 3
 04/02/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 2
 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A)  3 - 0
 21/01/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0
 14/01/67 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 07/01/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 0
 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 02/01/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 19/11/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 16/11/66 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (H)  2 - 0
 12/11/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 2
 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 4
 25/10/66 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (A)  2 - 1
 22/10/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 2
 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 3
 08/10/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A)  4 - 1
 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  7 - 0
 30/04/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 1
 23/04/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 26/03/66 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 4
 21/03/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 16/03/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 25/09/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 12/12/64 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 05/12/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 10/10/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  4 - 1
 03/10/64 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 30/09/64 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 2
 26/09/64 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 19/09/64 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 16/09/64 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 1
 12/09/64 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 4
 09/09/64 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (H)  8 - 0
 26/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 5
 22/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 19/08/64 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 2
 15/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 12/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0
 08/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 20/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 5
 16/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 13/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 3
 09/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 1
 06/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 01/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 0
 18/04/64 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 04/04/64 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 28/03/64 Division One vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 21/03/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 2
 14/03/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  4 - 0
 11/03/64 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 1
 29/02/64 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 2
 22/02/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 19/02/64 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 08/02/64 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 2
 01/02/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 3
 18/01/64 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 2
 15/01/64 1st Round Replay vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 11/01/64 1st Round vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 04/01/64 Division One vs. East Stirling (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/64 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 01/01/64 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 28/12/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  6 - 2
 21/12/63 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 2
 14/12/63 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 07/12/63 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 30/11/63 Division One vs. QOS (A)  1 - 1
 23/11/63 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  4 - 1
 16/11/63 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 09/11/63 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 02/11/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 26/10/63 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 0
 19/10/63 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 3
 12/10/63 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/63 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  9 - 1
 28/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 4
 24/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 21/08/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 17/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 2
 14/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 3
 10/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 18/05/63 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 2
 11/05/63 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 0
 07/05/63 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 03/05/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 01/05/63 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 2
 29/04/63 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  1 - 0
 27/04/63 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 4
 24/04/63 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 20/04/63 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 17/04/63 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 13/04/63 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  2 - 5
 08/04/63 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. QOS (N)  4 - 0
 06/04/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 04/04/63 Quarter Final Replay vs. QOS (A)  1 - 1
 29/03/63 Quarter Final vs. QOS (H)  1 - 1
 25/03/63 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 23/03/63 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 1
 20/03/63 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 1
 16/03/63 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 11/03/63 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 1
 09/03/63 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 02/03/63 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  7 - 2
 02/02/63 2nd Round vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 1
 26/01/63 1st Round vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 01/01/63 Division One vs. QOS (H)  2 - 1
 22/12/62 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 1
 15/12/62 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 2
 08/12/62 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 3
 01/12/62 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 4
 24/11/62 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 3
 17/11/62 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 1
 10/11/62 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 03/11/62 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 27/10/62 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  8 - 1
 20/10/62 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 15/09/62 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 08/09/62 Division One vs. QOS (A)  0 - 1
 28/04/62 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 23/04/62 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 4


Biography

Sandy signed from Butterburn Youth Club in August 1961, after having trials with United, Dundee and West Ham United. Originally the third choice keeper behind Alec Brown and Lando Ugolini, he made his first appearance as a substitute in a friendly against a British Army side in October 1961, and made his debut in major competition against Partick Thistle at the end of that season. Ugolini and Brown were then released but United signed Donald Mackay who began season 1962-63 as first choice.

Following injury to Mackay early in the season, Sandy took over in goal and retained the number one jersey for the next two years, playing in the Club's first ever semi-final appearances in the Scottish Cup in 1963 and the League Cup in 1964. Originally signed on a part-time basis whilst working as a gardener, he lost his job in July 1963 when he chose to travel with United on the tour of Southern Africa. Now full-time with United, he was named in the Scotland Under-23 side to face France in May 1964. United were fortunate to have two good goalkeepers throughout the sixties, with Davie and Mackay sharing goalkeeping duties at Tannadice throughout most of the decade. By season 1966-67 Sandy was again first choice and was in the line-up that recorded famous home and away wins over Barcelona as United stepped on to the European stage for the first time. He also played in both legs against Juventus in the next round, and in the summer was part of a sixteen man squad that toured the United States as United represented Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

By January 1968, Sandy was deputising once more, and after handing in a transfer request he was sold to Luton Town in October 1968 for a fee of around £8,000. After two seasons at Kenilworth Road he signed for First Division side Southampton, but found it hard to displace regular keeper Eric Martin. With Don Mackay released, new United manager Jim McLean brought Sandy back to Tannadice in May 1972 for a reported fee of £5,000. Now battling for the keepers jersey with the established Hamish McAlpine, it was Sandy who was the preferred choice towards the end of the 1973-74 season, and reached the pinnacle of his United career when he was in the side that faced Celtic in the Club's first appearance in the Scottish Cup Final in May 1974.

Shortly afterwards, he emigrated to New Zealand where he signed for North Shore United. Sandy also played at international level for New Zealand, winning eight caps and he was later appointed Director of Coaching for the New Zealand FA.

In February 2016, Sandy returned to Dundee to be inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Debut

April 23rd, 1962
Partick Thistle 4 - 2 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Sandy was born on this date in Dundee.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Sandy signed from Butterburn Youth Club in August 1961, after having trials with United, Dundee and West Ham United. Originally the third choice keeper behind Alec Brown and Lando Ugolini, he made his first appearance as a substitute in a friendly against a British Army side in October 1961, and made his debut in major competition against Partick Thistle at the end of that season. Ugolini and Brown were then released but United signed Donald Mackay who began season 1962-63 as first choice.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 4 - 2 Morton

    Just one month short of his 18th birthday, Dave Narey scored his first goal for the club, notching the opening goal in the 10th minute against Greenock Morton at Tannadice.