Jim Docherty Player Profile

Player Details

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1979-80 1 (1) 0 0 0 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Totals: 1 (1) 0

 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
 17/11/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals

 List of Goals Scored

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 17/11/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 20/10/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 1


Docherty began his career at East Stirlingshire where a prolific spell saw him sign for Chelsea in March 1979 for a reported fee of £50,000. He did not settle in London and returned to Scotland where he was courted by several clubs before he joined United in October 1979, twelve days before the arrival of his Chelsea teammate Eamonn Bannon.

An attacking player, he made his debut as a substitute against Dundee two days later. A month later he played again, starting in a 0-0 draw with St Mirren at Tannadice, but that was his last involvement at first team level, and he moved to Hearts in January 1980.

After just six months at Tynecastle he moved on to St Johnstone where he was a regular for two years. He then went to Partick Thistle and had time on loan at Meadowbank Thistle before finishing his professional career at Dunfermline Athletic. He then joined junior side Whitburn.

Last updated on Friday, February 16th, 2018 by B Orr.

Debut (as sub)

October 20th, 1979
Dundee 1 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

November 17th, 1979
Dundee United 0 - 0 St Mirren

League (Premier Division)


  • Date of Birth

    Jim was born on this date in Broxburn.

  • Signed For Dundee United

  • First Team Debut

    Dundee 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Dave Narey and Derek Addison came into the United side as a replacement for Jim Kerr and Billy Kirkwood. Kirkwood dropped to the bench and United's midweek signing from Chelsea, Striker Jim Doherty, c

  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 0 St Mirren
    League (Premier Division)