Alan Main Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1994-95 10 10 0 0 0 6 0 4 0
1993-94 24 24 0 0 0 18 0 6 0
1992-93 48 48 0 1 0 43 0 5 0
1991-92 19 19 0 0 0 17 0 2 0
1990-91 40 40 0 0 1 31 0 9 0
1989-90 33 33 0 1 0 27 0 6 0
1988-89 - - - - - - - - -
1987-88 10 10 0 0 0 8 0 2 0
1986-87 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Totals: 187 (0) 0 152 (0) 0 35 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 1st, 1994 01/10/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Sep 29th, 1994 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A) 1 - 3
Sep 24th, 1994 24/09/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1994 21/09/94 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Sep 17th, 1994 17/09/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 1st, 1994 01/10/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Sep 29th, 1994 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A) 1 - 3
Sep 24th, 1994 24/09/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1994 21/09/94 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Sep 17th, 1994 17/09/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Sep 15th, 1994 15/09/94 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (H) 3 - 2
Sep 10th, 1994 10/09/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Aug 31st, 1994 31/08/94 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 2
Aug 27th, 1994 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 1
Aug 20th, 1994 20/08/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Apr 26th, 1994 26/04/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 3
Nov 13th, 1993 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Nov 9th, 1993 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 2
Nov 6th, 1993 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Oct 30th, 1993 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
Oct 23rd, 1993 23/10/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Oct 16th, 1993 16/10/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Oct 9th, 1993 09/10/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3
Oct 5th, 1993 05/10/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Oct 2nd, 1993 02/10/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Sep 28th, 1993 28/09/93 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Brøndby (H) 3 - 1
Sep 25th, 1993 25/09/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 0
Sep 21st, 1993 21/09/93 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N) 0 - 1
Sep 18th, 1993 18/09/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Sep 15th, 1993 15/09/93 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Brøndby (A) 0 - 2
Sep 11th, 1993 11/09/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Sep 4th, 1993 04/09/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 1
Aug 31st, 1993 31/08/93 Quarter Final vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 3
Aug 28th, 1993 28/08/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Aug 24th, 1993 24/08/93 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Aug 21st, 1993 21/08/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Aug 14th, 1993 14/08/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Aug 10th, 1993 10/08/93 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
Aug 7th, 1993 07/08/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
May 15th, 1993 15/05/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 4
May 8th, 1993 08/05/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
May 1st, 1993 01/05/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 1
Apr 20th, 1993 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 0
Apr 17th, 1993 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 0
Apr 3rd, 1993 03/04/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1
Mar 27th, 1993 27/03/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Mar 20th, 1993 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 4 - 1
Mar 13th, 1993 13/03/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Mar 9th, 1993 09/03/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 0
Mar 6th, 1993 06/03/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 3 - 1
Feb 27th, 1993 27/02/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Feb 24th, 1993 24/02/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Feb 20th, 1993 20/02/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Feb 13th, 1993 13/02/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 0
Feb 7th, 1993 07/02/93 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Feb 2nd, 1993 02/02/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Jan 30th, 1993 30/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Jan 23rd, 1993 23/01/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Jan 16th, 1993 16/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2
Jan 9th, 1993 09/01/93 3rd Round vs. Meadowbank (H) 3 - 1
Jan 5th, 1993 05/01/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 3
Jan 2nd, 1993 02/01/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Dec 26th, 1992 26/12/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
Dec 12th, 1992 12/12/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Dec 1st, 1992 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Nov 28th, 1992 28/11/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 0 - 0
Nov 21st, 1992 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Nov 11th, 1992 11/11/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Nov 7th, 1992 07/11/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Oct 31st, 1992 31/10/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Oct 24th, 1992 24/10/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Oct 17th, 1992 17/10/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Oct 7th, 1992 07/10/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Oct 3rd, 1992 03/10/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1992 26/09/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 4
Sep 19th, 1992 19/09/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 1
Sep 12th, 1992 12/09/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 1
Sep 2nd, 1992 02/09/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2
Aug 29th, 1992 29/08/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 0
Aug 26th, 1992 26/08/92 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Aug 22nd, 1992 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Aug 18th, 1992 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Aug 15th, 1992 15/08/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Aug 11th, 1992 11/08/92 2nd Round vs. QOS (H) 6 - 0
Aug 8th, 1992 08/08/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Aug 5th, 1992 05/08/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 0
Aug 1st, 1992 01/08/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
May 2nd, 1992 02/05/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1992 25/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Apr 18th, 1992 18/04/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
Apr 11th, 1992 11/04/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Apr 4th, 1992 04/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Mar 28th, 1992 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
Mar 21st, 1992 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 17th, 1992 17/03/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 1
Mar 14th, 1992 14/03/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Sep 28th, 1991 28/09/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Sep 21st, 1991 21/09/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Sep 14th, 1991 14/09/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1
Sep 7th, 1991 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Sep 3rd, 1991 03/09/91 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Aug 31st, 1991 31/08/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Aug 27th, 1991 27/08/91 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Aug 10th, 1991 10/08/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 4
May 18th, 1991 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N) 3 - 4
May 11th, 1991 11/05/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 24th, 1991 24/04/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Apr 20th, 1991 20/04/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Apr 16th, 1991 16/04/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Apr 13th, 1991 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 6th, 1991 06/04/91 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N) 2 - 1
Mar 30th, 1991 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0
Mar 23rd, 1991 23/03/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Mar 13th, 1991 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 1
Mar 9th, 1991 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Mar 2nd, 1991 02/03/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0
Feb 19th, 1991 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Feb 16th, 1991 16/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Feb 9th, 1991 09/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Feb 2nd, 1991 02/02/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Jan 29th, 1991 29/01/91 3rd Round Replay vs. East Fife (H) 2 - 1
Jan 26th, 1991 26/01/91 3rd Round vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 1
Jan 19th, 1991 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 0
Jan 5th, 1991 05/01/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1991 02/01/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Dec 29th, 1990 29/12/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Dec 22nd, 1990 22/12/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1
Dec 15th, 1990 15/12/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Dec 8th, 1990 08/12/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1
Dec 1st, 1990 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 24th, 1990 24/11/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3
Nov 17th, 1990 17/11/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Nov 10th, 1990 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 1
Nov 7th, 1990 07/11/90 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitesse (H) 0 - 4
Nov 3rd, 1990 03/11/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Oct 27th, 1990 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Oct 24th, 1990 24/10/90 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitesse (A) 0 - 1
Oct 20th, 1990 20/10/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 0
Oct 13th, 1990 13/10/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Oct 10th, 1990 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Aug 25th, 1990 25/08/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Aug 21st, 1990 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 3 - 0
May 5th, 1990 05/05/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
Apr 28th, 1990 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Apr 21st, 1990 21/04/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 18th, 1990 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Apr 14th, 1990 14/04/90 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 4
Apr 7th, 1990 07/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 31st, 1990 31/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Mar 24th, 1990 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
Mar 17th, 1990 17/03/90 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 10th, 1990 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1990 03/03/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Feb 26th, 1990 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1
Feb 17th, 1990 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Feb 10th, 1990 10/02/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1990 03/02/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Jan 27th, 1990 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Jan 23rd, 1990 23/01/90 3rd Round Replay vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Jan 20th, 1990 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Jan 13th, 1990 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
Jan 6th, 1990 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1990 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Dec 30th, 1989 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 1989 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Dec 16th, 1989 16/12/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Dec 13th, 1989 13/12/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 1
Dec 9th, 1989 09/12/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Nov 25th, 1989 25/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Nov 18th, 1989 18/11/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
Nov 8th, 1989 08/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Nov 4th, 1989 04/11/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Oct 31st, 1989 31/10/89 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Antwerp (H) 3 - 2
Oct 28th, 1989 28/10/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 0
Oct 21st, 1989 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Apr 16th, 1988 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
Apr 2nd, 1988 02/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Mar 30th, 1988 30/03/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 5 - 1
Mar 19th, 1988 19/03/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
Mar 15th, 1988 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Mar 12th, 1988 12/03/88 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Mar 5th, 1988 05/03/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Feb 27th, 1988 27/02/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Feb 13th, 1988 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 0
Feb 6th, 1988 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
Apr 4th, 1987 04/04/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Mar 28th, 1987 28/03/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Mar 24th, 1987 24/03/87 Quarter Final Rep. vs. Forfar Athletic (A) 2 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 152 0 1 1
SC 16 0 0 0
LC 12 0 1 0
UEFA 5 0 0 0
CWC 2 0 0 0
Totals: 187 (0) 0

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


Biography


Beginning his career at his hometown club Lossiemouth, where he made his debut ages just 15, Alan joined Elgin City before signing for United in November 1986 for a fee of £8,000. He made an early first appearance against Montrose in a Forfarshire Cup tie a few weeks later, and made his competitive debut aged 19 in March 1987 in a Scottish Cup replay against Forfar Athletic after the Station Park club had earned a 2-2 draw at Tannadice.

Battling with Scott Thomson to be Billy Thomson's understudy, Alan was an unused substitute against Barcelona at the Camp Nou and against Borussia Monchengladbach at Tannadice as United made their way to the final of the UEFA Cup, and played in two league matches at the tail end of that season as manager Jim McLean utilised his squad to cope with that long, hard season.

With Billy Thomson out injured for a spell during the 1987-88 season, Alan was first choice keeper for a couple of months, before going out on short term loans to Cowdenbeath and East Stirlingshire. However, in October 1989 he took over between the posts and had the No.1 jersey for the next two seasons, collecting a Scottish Cup runners-up medal after the final against Motherwell in May 1991.

New arrival Guido van De Kamp became first choice for the No. 1 Jersey in 1991-92 but, by February 1992, Alan had taken over again. Previously a Scotland youth and under-21 internationalist, Alan's form saw him called up to Andy Roxburgh's Scotland squad for a match against Malta in November 1993. However, a serious back injury prevented him making his Scotland debut, with the injury requiring an operation that kept him out of action for nine months - missing out on United's Scottish Cup final victory over Rangers in May 1994.

He recovered to get back in contention for the 1994-95 season, but lost his place to Kelham O'Hanlon in October, and in January 1995 he left United to join Paul Sturrock's St Johnstone side for a fee of around £150,000. He helped the Perth side to promotion in 1996-97 and collected a League Cup runners-up medal in 1998. He also received further Scotland squad call-ups and gained a Scotland 'B' international cap against Norway in 1998.

After eight years with St Johnstone he moved to Livingston, where he collected a League Cup winners medal as an unused substitute. In October 2004 he joined Gretna, and was with the Borders club through their meteoric rise to the Premier League, collecting a runners-up medal with them in the 2006 Scottish Cup final. He returned to St Johnstone in July 2007, playing his part as the Perth club won promotion to the SPL in 2009, and received a testimonial year in 2010 before joining the coaching staff at Rangers.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

March 24th, 1987
Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 Dundee United

Scottish Cup (Quarter Final Rep.)


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