Derek Frye Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1979-80 1 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
1978-79 7 (5) 12 1 0 0 5 (4) 1 2 (1) 0
Totals: 8 (5) 1 5 (4) 1 3 (1) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Jul 28th, 1979 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Dec 23rd, 1978 23/12/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Sep 16th, 1978 16/09/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Sep 9th, 1978 09/09/78 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 2
Sep 2nd, 1978 02/09/78 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Aug 19th, 1978 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Aug 19th, 1978 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1 (8')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jul 28th, 1979 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1979 03/03/79 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Dec 23rd, 1978 23/12/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Nov 25th, 1978 25/11/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 21st, 1978 21/10/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 16th, 1978 16/09/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Sep 12th, 1978 12/09/78 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Standard (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Sep 9th, 1978 09/09/78 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 2
Sep 2nd, 1978 02/09/78 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Aug 30th, 1978 30/08/78 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Aug 26th, 1978 26/08/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Aug 19th, 1978 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Aug 12th, 1978 12/08/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 5 (4) 1 0 0
LC 2 0 0 0
UEFA - (1) 0 0 0
DRY 1 0 0 0
Totals: 8 (5) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Derek began his senior career at Kilmarnock in 1972 and then moved to Queen of the South in 1975. After just four games there, he moved to Stranraer a year later, where he became top scorer in the Second Division.

He was then signed by United for a fee estimated at £15,000, making his debut in August 1978, as a substitute against Hibs. He then scored in the next game, grabbing the opening goal in a 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle at Firhill. By the second half of the season, Davie Dodds was being preferred for the striking role and Derek was soon out of the running for a first team place, spending much of the remainder of the season in the reserves.

In August 1979, Derek was transferred to Ayr United, where he spent five years before moving on to Clyde for three years. Single-season spells played out Frye's career in the late 1980s, with time at Airdrieonians, and returns to Queen of the South and Stranraer. In 1992 he moved into management, firstly at Queen of the South, and later at non-league Annan Athletic with an assistant manager role at Rowan Alexander’s Gretna side until 2004.

Last updated on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 by B Orr.





Debut (as sub)

August 12th, 1978
Dundee United 0 - 0 Hibernian

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

August 19th, 1978
Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Derek was born on this date in Irvine.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 0 - 0 Hibernian
    League (Premier Division)

    It was strangely wet and wintery for this league opener at Tannadice Park as United welcomed Hibs to their home ground. United left Frye and Milne on the bench while Hibs subs were O'Brien and Fleming


  • First Goal

    Partick Th 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    United made two changes to the side that gained a 0-0 draw with Hibernian the previous week. Robinson came in for Fleming and Frye took his place up front replacing Billy Kirkwood in a bid to help Uni


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Dunfermline
    Dryburgh Cup (Quarter Final)

    A confident start by the Tannadice side who took advantage of a superb Frank Kopel opener in 19 minutes, to go on to win in convincing fashion.