Sandy Davie Player Profile


  • Full Name: Alexander Grimmond Davie
  • Born: June 10th, 1945 (Dundee)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: August 9th, 1961
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 184 appearances
  • Also Played For: Luton Town, Southampton


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1973-74 20 20 0 0 0 15 0 5 0
1972-73 10 10 0 0 0 10 0 - -
1968-69 - - - - - - - - -
1967-68 14 14 0 0 0 14 0 - -
1966-67 36 36 0 0 0 28 0 8 0
1965-66 7 7 0 0 0 7 0 - -
1964-65 16 16 0 0 0 8 0 8 0
1963-64 42 42 0 0 0 29 0 13 0
1962-63 37 37 0 0 0 29 0 8 0
1961-62 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 - -
Totals: 184 (0) 0 142 (0) 0 42 (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
May 10th, 1974 10/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
May 8th, 1974 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
May 4th, 1974 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Apr 29th, 1974 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 2
Apr 27th, 1974 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 10th, 1974 10/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
May 8th, 1974 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
May 4th, 1974 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Apr 29th, 1974 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 2
Apr 27th, 1974 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
Apr 24th, 1974 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Apr 20th, 1974 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 1
Apr 17th, 1974 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Apr 13th, 1974 13/04/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2
Apr 9th, 1974 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N) 4 - 2
Apr 6th, 1974 06/04/74 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N) 1 - 1
Apr 2nd, 1974 02/04/74 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 0
Mar 30th, 1974 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1974 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 2 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1974 03/03/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 3
Feb 24th, 1974 24/02/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Feb 17th, 1974 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0
Feb 2nd, 1974 02/02/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 2 - 1
Jan 26th, 1974 26/01/74 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 1
Jan 19th, 1974 19/01/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 1
Apr 28th, 1973 28/04/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 1 - 4
Apr 21st, 1973 21/04/73 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 1
Apr 14th, 1973 14/04/73 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Apr 7th, 1973 07/04/73 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 1
Mar 31st, 1973 31/03/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Mar 24th, 1973 24/03/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H) 1 - 1
Mar 21st, 1973 21/03/73 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 0
Mar 10th, 1973 10/03/73 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
Mar 7th, 1973 07/03/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Feb 10th, 1973 10/02/73 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 0
Apr 27th, 1968 27/04/68 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 2
Apr 24th, 1968 24/04/68 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 2
Apr 20th, 1968 20/04/68 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 4
Apr 17th, 1968 17/04/68 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 4
Apr 13th, 1968 13/04/68 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 2 - 1
Apr 6th, 1968 06/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Apr 3rd, 1968 03/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Mar 30th, 1968 30/03/68 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 5
Mar 25th, 1968 25/03/68 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1968 16/03/68 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 3
Mar 2nd, 1968 02/03/68 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Oct 21st, 1967 21/10/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Oct 14th, 1967 14/10/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 6
Oct 7th, 1967 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
May 6th, 1967 06/05/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 3
May 3rd, 1967 03/05/67 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 2
Apr 22nd, 1967 22/04/67 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Apr 8th, 1967 08/04/67 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
Apr 5th, 1967 05/04/67 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 4
Apr 1st, 1967 01/04/67 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 1
Mar 25th, 1967 25/03/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Mar 20th, 1967 20/03/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 4
Mar 18th, 1967 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Mar 11th, 1967 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Mar 8th, 1967 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H) 1 - 0
Mar 4th, 1967 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1
Feb 25th, 1967 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Feb 18th, 1967 18/02/67 2nd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Feb 11th, 1967 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3
Feb 8th, 1967 08/02/67 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Juventus (A) 0 - 3
Feb 4th, 1967 04/02/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 2
Jan 28th, 1967 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Jan 21st, 1967 21/01/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0
Jan 14th, 1967 14/01/67 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Jan 7th, 1967 07/01/67 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1967 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1967 02/01/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
Dec 31st, 1966 31/12/66 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2
Nov 26th, 1966 26/11/66 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Nov 19th, 1966 19/11/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 16th, 1966 16/11/66 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (H) 2 - 0
Nov 12th, 1966 12/11/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1966 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 2
Oct 29th, 1966 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 4
Oct 25th, 1966 25/10/66 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (A) 2 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1966 22/10/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 2
Oct 15th, 1966 15/10/66 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 3
Oct 8th, 1966 08/10/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 1
Oct 1st, 1966 01/10/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Sep 24th, 1966 24/09/66 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 7 - 0
Apr 30th, 1966 30/04/66 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 1 - 1
Apr 23rd, 1966 23/04/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Mar 26th, 1966 26/03/66 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 1 - 4
Mar 21st, 1966 21/03/66 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Mar 19th, 1966 19/03/66 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1
Mar 16th, 1966 16/03/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Sep 25th, 1965 25/09/65 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1
Dec 12th, 1964 12/12/64 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3
Dec 5th, 1964 05/12/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3
Oct 10th, 1964 10/10/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H) 4 - 1
Oct 3rd, 1964 03/10/64 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Sep 30th, 1964 30/09/64 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 2
Sep 26th, 1964 26/09/64 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Sep 19th, 1964 19/09/64 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Sep 16th, 1964 16/09/64 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 1
Sep 12th, 1964 12/09/64 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 4
Sep 9th, 1964 09/09/64 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (H) 8 - 0
Aug 26th, 1964 26/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 5
Aug 22nd, 1964 22/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
Aug 19th, 1964 19/08/64 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2
Aug 15th, 1964 15/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Aug 12th, 1964 12/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0
Aug 8th, 1964 08/08/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
May 20th, 1964 20/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 5
May 16th, 1964 16/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
May 13th, 1964 13/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 3
May 9th, 1964 09/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 1
May 6th, 1964 06/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
May 1st, 1964 01/05/64 Sectional Tie vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 0
Apr 18th, 1964 18/04/64 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Apr 4th, 1964 04/04/64 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Mar 28th, 1964 28/03/64 Division One vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1
Mar 21st, 1964 21/03/64 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A) 2 - 2
Mar 14th, 1964 14/03/64 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 4 - 0
Mar 11th, 1964 11/03/64 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 1
Feb 29th, 1964 29/02/64 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 2
Feb 22nd, 1964 22/02/64 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1
Feb 19th, 1964 19/02/64 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Feb 8th, 1964 08/02/64 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2
Feb 1st, 1964 01/02/64 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 3
Jan 18th, 1964 18/01/64 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 2
Jan 15th, 1964 15/01/64 1st Round Replay vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Jan 11th, 1964 11/01/64 1st Round vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
Jan 4th, 1964 04/01/64 Division One vs. East Stirling (A) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1964 02/01/64 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
Jan 1st, 1964 01/01/64 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 2
Dec 28th, 1963 28/12/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 6 - 2
Dec 21st, 1963 21/12/63 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 2
Dec 14th, 1963 14/12/63 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Dec 7th, 1963 07/12/63 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Nov 30th, 1963 30/11/63 Division One vs. QOS (A) 1 - 1
Nov 23rd, 1963 23/11/63 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H) 4 - 1
Nov 16th, 1963 16/11/63 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Nov 9th, 1963 09/11/63 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Nov 2nd, 1963 02/11/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1963 26/10/63 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0
Oct 19th, 1963 19/10/63 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3
Oct 12th, 1963 12/10/63 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Oct 5th, 1963 05/10/63 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 9 - 1
Aug 28th, 1963 28/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 4
Aug 24th, 1963 24/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Aug 21st, 1963 21/08/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Aug 17th, 1963 17/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 2
Aug 14th, 1963 14/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
Aug 10th, 1963 10/08/63 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
May 18th, 1963 18/05/63 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
May 11th, 1963 11/05/63 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 0
May 7th, 1963 07/05/63 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1
May 3rd, 1963 03/05/63 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
May 1st, 1963 01/05/63 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 2
Apr 29th, 1963 29/04/63 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H) 1 - 0
Apr 27th, 1963 27/04/63 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 4
Apr 24th, 1963 24/04/63 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Apr 20th, 1963 20/04/63 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Apr 17th, 1963 17/04/63 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Apr 13th, 1963 13/04/63 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 2 - 5
Apr 8th, 1963 08/04/63 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. QOS (N) 4 - 0
Apr 6th, 1963 06/04/63 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Apr 4th, 1963 04/04/63 Quarter Final Replay vs. QOS (A) 1 - 1
Mar 29th, 1963 29/03/63 Quarter Final vs. QOS (H) 1 - 1
Mar 25th, 1963 25/03/63 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1963 23/03/63 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 1
Mar 20th, 1963 20/03/63 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H) 3 - 1
Mar 16th, 1963 16/03/63 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 5
Mar 11th, 1963 11/03/63 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 1 - 1
Mar 9th, 1963 09/03/63 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Mar 2nd, 1963 02/03/63 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A) 7 - 2
Feb 2nd, 1963 02/02/63 2nd Round vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 1
Jan 26th, 1963 26/01/63 1st Round vs. Albion Rovers (H) 3 - 0
Jan 1st, 1963 01/01/63 Division One vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1
Dec 22nd, 1962 22/12/62 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1
Dec 15th, 1962 15/12/62 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 2
Dec 8th, 1962 08/12/62 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 3
Dec 1st, 1962 01/12/62 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 4
Nov 24th, 1962 24/11/62 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 3
Nov 17th, 1962 17/11/62 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 3 - 1
Nov 10th, 1962 10/11/62 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Nov 3rd, 1962 03/11/62 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 0
Oct 27th, 1962 27/10/62 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 8 - 1
Oct 20th, 1962 20/10/62 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Sep 15th, 1962 15/09/62 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Sep 8th, 1962 08/09/62 Division One vs. QOS (A) 0 - 1
Apr 28th, 1962 28/04/62 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Apr 23rd, 1962 23/04/62 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 4


Competition History


Comp
LGE 142 0 0 0
SC 19 0 0 0
LC 13 0 0 0
FAIRS 4 0 0 0
SUM 6 0 0 0
Totals: 184 (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


Sandy signed from Butterburn Youth Club in August 1961, after having trials with United, Dundee and West Ham United. Originally the third choice keeper behind Alec Brown and Lando Ugolini, he made his first appearance as a substitute in a friendly against a British Army side in October 1961, and made his debut in major competition against Partick Thistle at the end of that season. Ugolini and Brown were then released but United signed Donald Mackay who began season 1962-63 as first choice.

Following injury to Mackay early in the season, Sandy took over in goal and retained the number one jersey for the next two years, playing in the Club's first ever semi-final appearances in the Scottish Cup in 1963 and the League Cup in 1964. Originally signed on a part-time basis whilst working as a gardener, he lost his job in July 1963 when he chose to travel with United on the tour of Southern Africa. Now full-time with United, he was named in the Scotland Under-23 side to face France in May 1964. United were fortunate to have two good goalkeepers throughout the sixties, with Davie and Mackay sharing goalkeeping duties at Tannadice throughout most of the decade. By season 1966-67 Sandy was again first choice and was in the line-up that recorded famous home and away wins over Barcelona as United stepped on to the European stage for the first time. He also played in both legs against Juventus in the next round, and in the summer was part of a sixteen man squad that toured the United States as United represented Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

By January 1968, Sandy was deputising once more, and after handing in a transfer request he was sold to Luton Town in October 1968 for a fee of around £8,000. After two seasons at Kenilworth Road he signed for First Division side Southampton, but found it hard to displace regular keeper Eric Martin. With Don Mackay released, new United manager Jim McLean brought Sandy back to Tannadice in May 1972 for a reported fee of £5,000. Now battling for the keepers jersey with the established Hamish McAlpine, it was Sandy who was the preferred choice towards the end of the 1973-74 season, and reached the pinnacle of his United career when he was in the side that faced Celtic in the Club's first appearance in the Scottish Cup Final in May 1974.

Shortly afterwards, he emigrated to New Zealand where he signed for North Shore United. Sandy also played at international level for New Zealand, winning eight caps and he was later appointed Director of Coaching for the New Zealand FA.

In February 2016, Sandy returned to Dundee to be inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Last updated on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by B Orr.





Debut

April 23rd, 1962
Partick Thistle 4 - 2 Dundee United

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