Ian Redford Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1988-89 13 (2) 3 0 0 53.3% 20.0% 26.7%
1987-88 34 (4) 8 5 0 42.1% 39.5% 18.4%
1986-87 53 (6) 11 11 0 57.6% 25.4% 16.9%
1985-86 36 (7) 10 4 0 51.2% 30.2% 18.6%
Totals: 136 (19) 32


 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
 22/10/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 1
 12/10/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0
 01/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
 27/09/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 24/09/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
 31/08/88 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0
 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
 03/02/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 24/09/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 24/09/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 31/08/88 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  2 - 0
 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  2 - 0
 03/02/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A)  7 - 0
 29/08/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 15/08/87 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 12/08/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 02/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 22/04/87 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. M'gladbach (A)  2 - 0
 04/04/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 06/01/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 03/12/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 29/11/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 2
 22/10/86 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Univ Craiova (H)  3 - 0
 22/10/86 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Univ Craiova (H)  3 - 0
 27/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 16/08/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2
 09/08/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 26/04/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 2
 19/04/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  1 - 1
 25/01/86 3rd Round vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 18/01/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 0
 11/12/85 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Neuchatel Xamax (A)  1 - 3
 27/11/85 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Neuchatel Xamax (H)  2 - 1
 23/10/85 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vardar (H)  2 - 0
 19/10/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 3
 02/10/85 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Bohemians (H)  2 - 2
 28/08/85 3rd Round vs. Clydebank (H)  2 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 09/11/88 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (A)  1 - 1
 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H)  0 - 1
 22/10/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 1
 12/10/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H)  1 - 0
 01/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 27/09/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 24/09/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 03/09/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 31/08/88 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 27/08/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1
 20/08/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 0
 13/08/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 23/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 20/04/88 Semi Final 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 0
 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 1
 09/04/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 0
 02/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 30/03/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  5 - 1
 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 26/03/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 19/03/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 12/03/88 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 05/03/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 27/02/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 0
 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  2 - 0
 03/02/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A)  7 - 0
 16/01/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 26/12/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 24/11/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 4
 10/10/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 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
 19/09/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 2
 17/09/87 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 0
 12/09/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 05/09/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 02/09/87 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 29/08/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/87 3rd Round vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 22/08/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 4
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 15/08/87 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 12/08/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 08/08/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 20/05/87 Final 2nd Leg vs. IFK (H)  1 - 1
 16/05/87 Final vs. St Mirren (N)  0 - 1
 09/05/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 06/05/87 Final 1st Leg vs. IFK (A)  0 - 1
 02/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 22/04/87 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. M'gladbach (A)  2 - 0
 14/04/87 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0
 11/04/87 Semi Final vs. Dundee (N)  3 - 2
 08/04/87 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. M'gladbach (H)  0 - 0
 04/04/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 28/03/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 24/03/87 Quarter Final Rep. vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  2 - 0
 21/03/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 18/03/87 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (A)  2 - 1
 14/03/87 Quarter Final vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  2 - 2
 10/03/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 07/03/87 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  1 - 1
 04/03/87 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (H)  1 - 0
 28/02/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 21/02/87 4th Round vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 0
 14/02/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 09/02/87 3rd Round Replay vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 07/02/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 31/01/87 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1
 24/01/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 06/01/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 20/12/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 13/12/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 1
 10/12/86 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Hajduk Split (A)  0 - 0
 06/12/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 03/12/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 29/11/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 2
 26/11/86 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Hajduk Split (H)  2 - 0
 22/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 19/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 08/11/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 3
 05/11/86 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Univ Craiova (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 29/10/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 25/10/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 2
 22/10/86 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Univ Craiova (H)  3 - 0
 18/10/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  2 - 0
 11/10/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 08/10/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 01/10/86 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Lens (H)  2 - 0
 27/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 24/09/86 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 2
 20/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  5 - 1
 13/09/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 06/09/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 03/09/86 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 30/08/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 27/08/86 3rd Round vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 20/08/86 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 16/08/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2
 13/08/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  0 - 0
 09/08/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 03/05/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 1
 26/04/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 2
 19/04/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  1 - 1
 16/04/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 12/04/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 05/04/86 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N)  0 - 1
 22/03/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 15/03/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 08/03/86 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 26/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 22/02/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 19/02/86 4th Round Replay vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 0
 15/02/86 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 0
 01/02/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 25/01/86 3rd Round vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 18/01/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 0
 11/01/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 04/01/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  4 - 2
 28/12/85 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 0
 23/12/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 21/12/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 14/12/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 11/12/85 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Neuchatel Xamax (A)  1 - 3
 27/11/85 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Neuchatel Xamax (H)  2 - 1
 23/11/85 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 1
 16/11/85 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 09/11/85 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 02/11/85 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 26/10/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 23/10/85 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vardar (H)  2 - 0
 19/10/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 3
 12/10/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 09/10/85 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/85 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 02/10/85 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Bohemians (H)  2 - 2
 25/09/85 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 14/09/85 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 07/09/85 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  2 - 1
 04/09/85 Quarter Final vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 28/08/85 3rd Round vs. Clydebank (H)  2 - 0
 24/08/85 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 17/08/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1


Biography

As a boy, Ian played for Errol Rovers, a youth football team set up by his father, before coming through the youth system at Dundee, where he made his professional debut during the 1976-77 season. Starting off as a forward, he helped Dundee win promotion to the Premier Division in 1979. In February 1980, he moved to Rangers for £210,000, what was then a record transfer fee between two Scottish clubs.

In his first season at Ibrox, he played in the 1981 Scottish Cup final against United at Hampden, seeing his last minute penalty saved by Hamish McAlpine, but collected a winners medal after Rangers won the replay. The following season, he scored the decisive goal in the 1982 League Cup final - again against United. He collected a runners-up medal after losing to Celtic in the 1982 League Cup final, but collected another League Cup winners medal in 1984 - completing an ironic hat-trick against United as Rangers won 1-0.

He was first linked with United in May 1985 when it was rumoured he was coming to Tannadice in a swap deal involving Ralph Milne. That never happened of course, but three months later the midfielder was signed for £70,000 and made his debut on 17th August 1985 against Aberdeen. He played a major role in United's midfield for the next three years, particularly on the European stage. In season 1986-87, he was influential in the side that won through to the UEFA Cup final, laying on the free-kick for John Clark's famous goal against Barcelona, and scored in the last minute against Borrussia Monchengladbach to confirm United's place in the final against IFK Gothenburg. Unfortunately, Ian was on the losing side in that final, as well as collecting a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup final against St Mirren.

Having previously won youth and Under-21 caps, Ian was one of five United players selected for the original Scotland squad to play Belgium in April 1987, but he was not in the final line up and never gaining that deserved international cap. Having played in all of United's matches on the way to the 1988 Scottish Cup final, he missed out on a place in the line-up for the match at Hampden, as United narrowly lost to Celtic.

He was transfer listed in October 1988 after requesting a move, and shortly afterwards he left to join Ipswich Town for around £200,000. He spent three years with Ipswich Town, returning to Scotland to join St Johnstone in August 1991. He then moved on to Brechin City as player/manager and finally to Raith Rovers, where he was part of the 1994-95 team that won the League Cup on penalties against Celtic - his last game as a professional player.

Debut

August 17th, 1985
Dundee United 1 - 1 Aberdeen

League (Premier Division)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Ian was born on this date in Perth.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    As a boy, Ian played for Errol Rovers, a youth football team set up by his father, before coming through the youth system at Dundee, where he made his professional debut during the 1976-77 season. Starting off as a forward, he helped Dundee win promotion to the Premier Division in 1979. In February 1980, he moved to Rangers for £210,000, what was then a record transfer fee between two Scottish clubs.

  • When these two sides meet a fast and furious clash can almost be guaranteed and this was no exception, especially in the opening half. After being on top in the early stages without creating much by way of chances, United fell behind to a superb strike by Stuart McKimmie, whose 25 yarder dipping shot gave Hamish McAlpine no chance of saving. That lead, fortunately, only lasted three minutes thanks to a superb piece of probing by Stuart Beedie. His pass found Paul Sturrock in space and after sidestepping Alex McLeish, Paul slotted the ball past Gunn.

  • Our third successive victory, all by a winning 2-0 margin, took us through to tonight's quarter-final tie with St Mirren. Like Saturday's derby, United weren't quite at their best, but rarely looked like losing a goal. Clydebank did have an early chance when Vinny Moore, once a trialist at Tannadice, went close with a header. An Ian Redford header, straight at 'keeper Gallacher was United's answer. Not until the 22nd minute was the deadlock broken. Stuart Beedie picked up a loose ball, spurted to the bye-line and his cut-back was volleyed in by Richard Gough for his second Skol Cup goal of the season. There was a lucky escape for United before the interval when Gerry Ronald drove in what looked like the equaliser, only to find it chalked off for offside.

  • The Fir Park side may be bottom of the League, but on the evidence of this performance it is hardly a position that they merit. Frankly, we were a little bit lucky to collect both points against a Motherwell side which never gave up. However, as Celtic are finding just now, when luck deserts you everything seems to go wrong. Even the boost of an early goal failed to turn Motherwell's luck. Only five minutes had ticked by when Tom Boyd engineered a goal for Steve Kirk, who stole in to flash a header past Billy Thomson. Motherwell might have had a second seven minutes later when Paul Kinnaird twisted and turned to send a shot just past the far post.

  • Unfortunately a draw wasn't enough to take us into the quarter finals, but we were unlucky not to at least take the tie into extra time.