Derek Frye Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1979-80 1 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
1978-79 7 (5) 1 0 0 16.7% 41.7% 41.7%
Totals: 8 (5) 1


 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
 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
 23/12/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
 16/09/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
 09/09/78 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 2
 02/09/78 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 03/03/79 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 23/12/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 25/11/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 21/10/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 16/09/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 12/09/78 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Standard (A)  0 - 1
 09/09/78 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 2
 02/09/78 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 30/08/78 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 3
 26/08/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 1
 12/08/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0


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.

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

    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.

  • 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. Paul Sturrock added a second eight minutes later and Ralph Milne, making his first-team debut, added the clincher after 63 minutes.