Alan Gordon Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Alan Fordyce Gordon
  • Born: May 14th, 1944 (Edinburgh)
  • Died: February 18th, 2010
  • Height: 6'
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: March 31st, 1969 (£8,000)
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 104 appearances, 41 goals
  • Also Played For: Dundee, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1971-72 23 (1) 10 0 0 25.0% 16.7% 58.3%
1970-71 43 (1) 20 0 0 40.9% 31.8% 27.3%
1969-70 30 (2) 11 0 0 43.8% 12.5% 43.8%
1968-69 4 0 0 0 25.0% 50.0% 25.0%
Totals: 100 (4) 41


 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
 15/01/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
 08/01/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
 03/01/72 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
 01/01/72 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 2
 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
 27/11/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
 13/11/71 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 5
 30/10/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 5

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 27/11/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 13/11/71 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 5
 30/10/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 5
 15/09/71 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Derby (A)  2 - 6
 11/09/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 6
 04/09/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 3
 28/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4
 25/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 24/04/71 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 05/04/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 20/03/71 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 20/02/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 20/02/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 06/02/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 06/02/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 27/01/71 3rd Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H)  5 - 1
 28/11/70 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0
 21/11/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 21/11/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 07/11/70 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 2
 04/11/70 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Sparta Prague (H)  1 - 0
 17/10/70 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 2
 10/10/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 10/10/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 03/10/70 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 12/09/70 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 2
 26/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 15/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 2
 27/12/69 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 2
 17/12/69 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 7
 13/12/69 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 06/12/69 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 25/10/69 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 1
 25/10/69 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 1
 11/10/69 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 11/10/69 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 04/10/69 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 27/09/69 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 20/09/69 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 15/01/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 08/01/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 03/01/72 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 01/01/72 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 11/12/71 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 27/11/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 20/11/71 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 13/11/71 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 5
 30/10/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 5
 23/10/71 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 0
 16/10/71 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 5
 25/09/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 18/09/71 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 15/09/71 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Derby (A)  2 - 6
 11/09/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 6
 04/09/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 3
 01/09/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 28/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4
 25/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 21/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 18/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 14/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 24/04/71 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 17/04/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 14/04/71 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 0
 10/04/71 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 05/04/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 03/04/71 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 2
 27/03/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 20/03/71 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 13/03/71 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 10/03/71 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 20/02/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 17/02/71 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 13/02/71 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 06/02/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 27/01/71 3rd Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H)  5 - 1
 23/01/71 3rd Round vs. Clydebank (A)  0 - 0
 09/01/71 Division One vs. Morton (H)  2 - 3
 01/01/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 26/12/70 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 19/12/70 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 12/12/70 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 05/12/70 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 28/11/70 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0
 21/11/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 14/11/70 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 07/11/70 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 2
 04/11/70 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Sparta Prague (H)  1 - 0
 31/10/70 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 4
 24/10/70 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 21/10/70 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Sparta Prague (A)  1 - 3
 17/10/70 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 2
 10/10/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 03/10/70 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 30/09/70 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Grasshoppers (A)  0 - 0
 26/09/70 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 15/09/70 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Grasshoppers (H)  3 - 2
 12/09/70 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 2
 05/09/70 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 29/08/70 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 26/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 22/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 1
 19/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 15/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 2
 12/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 22/04/70 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 3
 18/04/70 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 2
 21/03/70 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 1
 14/03/70 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 3
 07/03/70 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 25/02/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 11/02/70 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 07/02/70 2nd Round vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 31/01/70 Division One vs. Morton (H)  5 - 4
 24/01/70 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 17/01/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 6
 10/01/70 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 3
 03/01/70 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  4 - 1
 01/01/70 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 27/12/69 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 2
 17/12/69 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 7
 13/12/69 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 10/12/69 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 2
 06/12/69 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 22/11/69 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 0
 15/11/69 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 08/11/69 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 01/11/69 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 25/10/69 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 1
 11/10/69 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 04/10/69 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 01/10/69 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A)  0 - 1
 27/09/69 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 20/09/69 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 13/09/69 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  5 - 2
 23/08/69 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 09/08/69 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 3
 23/04/69 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 1
 19/04/69 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 12/04/69 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 0
 31/03/69 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0


Biography

Alan had been with Hearts and left to play for Durban United in South Africa but was soon back with the Edinburgh side. After he joined Dundee United he became a regular in the side and in 1970-71 he was top scorer. Following the arrival of Jim McLean in December 1971 all players had to train in Dundee. For Alan, that was impossible due to his work commitments and he was allowed to join Hibs for a fee of £12,000 in mid January 1972.

Debut

March 31st, 1969
Dundee United 3 - 0 Hibernian

League (Division One)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Alan was born on this date in Edinburgh.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Alan had been with Hearts and left to play for Durban United in South Africa but was soon back with the Edinburgh side. After he joined Dundee United he became a regular in the side and in 1970-71 he was top scorer. Following the arrival of Jim McLean in December 1971 all players had to train in Dundee. For Alan, that was impossible due to his work commitments and he was allowed to join Hibs for a fee of £12,000 in mid January 1972.

  • As season 1968-69 came to a close, United were chasing a Fairs Cup spot. But in those days, despite the passing of the transfer deadline. United were able to introduce new signing Alan Gordon to their front line because the game had no bearing on the championship or relegation issue. Not that it could happen these days, but I wonder what United's rivals for a place in Europe thought of that ruling!

  • Heavy rain fell before the match, but it didn't dampen the spirits of United fans as the Tangerines recorded another Dens Park triumph.

  • The last time football was played on Christmas Day saw United gain both points as their present. The other notable feature was that this was Jim McLean's first win after taking over as manager. There was an element of surprise that United took the lead after six minutes because, Dunfermline had made the decidedly better start to the match.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 2 Kilmarnock

    Jim McLean produced a small surprise when he dropped full back Andrew Rolland. Joe White took over in the defence and Jackie Copland returned to the right wing. There was a decidedly eerie atmosphere in Tannadice with only 3,000 people in attendance.