Johnny Coyle Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1957-58 23 20 0 0 34.8% 13.0% 52.2%
1956-57 49 38 0 0 42.9% 16.3% 40.8%
1955-56 43 43 0 0 32.6% 37.2% 30.2%
1954-55 4 3 0 0 25.0% 0.0% 75.0%
1953-54 3 3 0 0 0.0% 33.3% 66.7%
1952-53 4 0 0 0 25.0% 0.0% 75.0%
1951-52 6 5 0 0 50.0% 16.7% 33.3%
1950-51 - - - - - - -
Totals: 132 (0) 112


 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
 14/12/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A) 1 - 3
 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1
 30/11/57 Division Two vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 1
 23/11/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (H) 1 - 2
 16/11/57 Division Two vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1
 23/11/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (H) 1 - 2
 16/11/57 Division Two vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1
 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 2
 02/11/57 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 6

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  4 - 1
 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  4 - 1
 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  4 - 1
 23/11/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 2
 16/11/57 Division Two vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 2
 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 2
 02/11/57 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 6
 19/10/57 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 18/09/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 5
 18/09/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 5
 11/09/57 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 1
 07/09/57 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 4
 07/09/57 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 4
 31/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (H)  3 - 0
 24/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 8
 17/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (A)  4 - 2
 17/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (A)  4 - 2
 17/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (A)  4 - 2
 14/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 2
 24/04/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 2
 22/04/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 1
 22/04/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 1
 17/04/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1
 17/04/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1
 08/04/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 2
 08/04/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 2
 09/03/57 Division Two vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 7
 06/02/57 5th Round Replay vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 0
 06/02/57 5th Round Replay vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 0
 02/02/57 5th Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 1
 19/01/57 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 25/12/56 Division Two vs. Berwick (A)  6 - 0
 01/12/56 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  7 - 0
 01/12/56 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  7 - 0
 01/12/56 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  7 - 0
 01/12/56 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  7 - 0
 24/11/56 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 24/11/56 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 03/11/56 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 4
 20/10/56 4th Round vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 2
 20/10/56 4th Round vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 2
 20/10/56 4th Round vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 2
 02/10/56 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  6 - 1
 02/10/56 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  6 - 1
 22/09/56 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 3
 05/09/56 Play-Off 2nd Leg vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 0
 01/09/56 Sectional Tie vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 1
 29/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 4
 29/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 4
 22/08/56 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 22/08/56 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 18/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 18/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 15/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 3
 11/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 11/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 11/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 25/04/56 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 21/04/56 B Division vs. Berwick (H)  8 - 1
 21/04/56 B Division vs. Berwick (H)  8 - 1
 21/04/56 B Division vs. Berwick (H)  8 - 1
 21/04/56 B Division vs. Berwick (H)  8 - 1
 18/04/56 B Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 18/04/56 B Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 07/04/56 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 31/03/56 B Division vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 2
 17/03/56 B Division vs. Montrose (H)  6 - 3
 17/03/56 B Division vs. Montrose (H)  6 - 3
 11/02/56 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 3
 28/01/56 B Division vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 0
 21/01/56 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 21/01/56 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 07/01/56 B Division vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 0
 07/01/56 B Division vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 0
 07/01/56 B Division vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 0
 07/01/56 B Division vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 0
 26/12/55 B Division vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/55 B Division vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 3
 17/12/55 B Division vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 3
 10/12/55 B Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 2
 03/12/55 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 19/11/55 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 3
 19/11/55 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 3
 12/11/55 B Division vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 12/11/55 B Division vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 05/11/55 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 4
 05/11/55 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 4
 29/10/55 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 4
 22/10/55 4th Round vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 1
 01/10/55 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 2
 01/10/55 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 2
 21/09/55 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 2
 21/09/55 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 2
 17/09/55 B Division vs. East Stirling (A)  5 - 5
 17/09/55 B Division vs. East Stirling (A)  5 - 5
 10/09/55 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 2
 27/08/55 Sectional Tie vs. Albion Rovers (A)  3 - 3
 27/08/55 Sectional Tie vs. Albion Rovers (A)  3 - 3
 24/08/55 B Division vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 24/08/55 B Division vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 01/09/54 Sectional Tie vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 01/09/54 Sectional Tie vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 28/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 3
 06/02/54 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 3
 30/01/54 1st Round vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 30/01/54 1st Round vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 14/04/52 B Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 3
 29/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 29/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 29/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 29/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 14/12/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 3
 07/12/57 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  4 - 1
 30/11/57 Division Two vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 1
 23/11/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 2
 16/11/57 Division Two vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 09/11/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 2
 02/11/57 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 6
 19/10/57 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 05/10/57 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 2
 28/09/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 2
 21/09/57 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 18/09/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 5
 14/09/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  0 - 2
 11/09/57 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 1
 07/09/57 Division Two vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 4
 04/09/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 3
 31/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (H)  3 - 0
 28/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 3
 24/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 8
 21/08/57 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 4
 17/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Stranraer (A)  4 - 2
 14/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 2
 10/08/57 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 4
 30/04/57 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  2 - 3
 24/04/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 2
 22/04/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 1
 17/04/57 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1
 15/04/57 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (A)  3 - 2
 13/04/57 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 08/04/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 2
 30/03/57 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 5
 23/03/57 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 2
 16/03/57 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  1 - 3
 09/03/57 Division Two vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 7
 16/02/57 6th Round vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 7
 09/02/57 Division Two vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0
 06/02/57 5th Round Replay vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 0
 02/02/57 5th Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 1
 26/01/57 Division Two vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 4
 19/01/57 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 12/01/57 Division Two vs. Stranraer (A)  0 - 1
 05/01/57 Division Two vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 0
 02/01/57 Division Two vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 0
 01/01/57 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 25/12/56 Division Two vs. Berwick (A)  6 - 0
 22/12/56 Division Two vs. East Stirling (H)  3 - 1
 15/12/56 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 6
 08/12/56 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 3
 01/12/56 Division Two vs. Albion Rovers (H)  7 - 0
 24/11/56 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 17/11/56 Division Two vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  2 - 1
 10/11/56 Division Two vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 4
 03/11/56 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 4
 27/10/56 Division Two vs. Third Lanark (H)  0 - 1
 20/10/56 4th Round vs. Third Lanark (H)  5 - 2
 13/10/56 Division Two vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 06/10/56 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 3
 02/10/56 Division Two vs. Berwick (H)  6 - 1
 29/09/56 Division Two vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 2
 22/09/56 Division Two vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 3
 19/09/56 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 3
 15/09/56 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 12/09/56 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 7
 05/09/56 Play-Off 2nd Leg vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 0
 03/09/56 Play-Off 1st Leg vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 2
 01/09/56 Sectional Tie vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 1
 29/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 4
 25/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 22/08/56 Division Two vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 2
 18/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 1
 15/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 3
 11/08/56 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 25/04/56 B Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 21/04/56 B Division vs. Berwick (H)  8 - 1
 18/04/56 B Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 07/04/56 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 31/03/56 B Division vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 2
 24/03/56 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 17/03/56 B Division vs. Montrose (H)  6 - 3
 10/03/56 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 3
 03/03/56 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 0
 25/02/56 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 11/02/56 B Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 3
 08/02/56 5th Round Replay vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 04/02/56 5th Round vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 28/01/56 B Division vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 0
 21/01/56 B Division vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 14/01/56 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 07/01/56 B Division vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 0
 02/01/56 B Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 31/12/55 B Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 2
 26/12/55 B Division vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/55 B Division vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 3
 10/12/55 B Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 2
 03/12/55 B Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 26/11/55 B Division vs. Stranraer (A)  0 - 2
 19/11/55 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 3
 12/11/55 B Division vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 05/11/55 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 4
 29/10/55 B Division vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 4
 22/10/55 4th Round vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 1
 15/10/55 B Division vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 3
 08/10/55 B Division vs. Third Lanark (H)  1 - 0
 01/10/55 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 2
 28/09/55 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 24/09/55 B Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 21/09/55 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  6 - 2
 17/09/55 B Division vs. East Stirling (A)  5 - 5
 14/09/55 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  2 - 2
 10/09/55 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 2
 03/09/55 Sectional Tie vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  3 - 2
 31/08/55 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 3
 27/08/55 Sectional Tie vs. Albion Rovers (A)  3 - 3
 24/08/55 B Division vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 17/08/55 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 7
 20/11/54 B Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 3
 23/10/54 4th Round vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  1 - 3
 01/09/54 Sectional Tie vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 28/08/54 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 3
 20/02/54 B Division vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  0 - 1
 06/02/54 B Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 3
 30/01/54 1st Round vs. Morton (A)  2 - 3
 15/11/52 B Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 4
 06/09/52 B Division vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 2
 30/08/52 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 27/08/52 Sectional Tie vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 6
 14/04/52 B Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 3
 15/09/51 B Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 1
 08/09/51 B Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 01/09/51 Sectional Tie vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 1
 29/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 2
 11/08/51 Sectional Tie vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 1


Biography

Recognised as the successor to all-time record goalscorer Peter McKay, Johnny was with St Joseph’s when he signed for United on a provisional form. He made an early impression scoring all four goals in a 4-2 win against Stenhousemuir, spending the latter part of 1952-53 at Brechin City on loan. His United appearances were infrequent in his first four seasons, due largely to the in-form Peter McKay and Johnny’s two years of national service. After he was demobbed in June 1955, he became a Tannadice legend. During the 1955-56 season, he finished as the Club's top goalscorer with a tally of 43 goals - a record that still stands. He was top of the scoring charts at Tannadice again in the next season. His form continued unabated in 1957-58 until he put in a transfer request, leaving to join Clyde in December for a fee of £5,000. At Clyde he showed the same goalscoring form he had at United and the following year he scored the only goal of the Scottish Cup Final to secure the trophy for the Shawfield side.

He may have played during what were lean times for United in the second tier of Scottish football, but Johnny was unmerciful in his attack on opposing defenders and his consistency and form in front of goal was nothing short of sensational. In January 2009, he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Debut

August 11th, 1951
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Johnny was born on this date in Dundee.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Recognised as the successor to all-time record goalscorer Peter McKay, Johnny was with St Joseph’s when he signed for United on a provisional form. He made an early impression scoring all four goals in a 4-2 win against Stenhousemuir, spending the latter part of 1952-53 at Brechin City on loan. His United appearances were infrequent in his first four seasons, due largely to the in-form Peter McKay and Johnny’s two years of national service. After he was demobbed in June 1955, he became a Tannadice legend. During the 1955-56 season, he finished as the Club's top goalscorer with a tally of 43 goals - a record that still stands. He was top of the scoring charts at Tannadice again in the next season. His form continued unabated in 1957-58 until he put in a transfer request, leaving to join Clyde in December for a fee of £5,000. At Clyde he showed the same goalscoring form he had at United and the following year he scored the only goal of the Scottish Cup Final to secure the trophy for the Shawfield side.