Kevin Gallacher Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1989-90 24 2 5 0 33.3% 41.7% 25.0%
1988-89 42 (2) 12 1 0 43.2% 34.1% 22.7%
1987-88 37 (2) 7 5 0 35.9% 38.5% 25.6%
1986-87 42 (15) 16 5 0 57.9% 26.3% 15.8%
1985-86 21 (3) 3 0 0 50.0% 29.2% 20.8%
1984-85 - - - - - - -
Totals: 166 (22) 40


 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
 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 18/11/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
 27/09/89 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Glentoran (H) 2 - 0
 08/04/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
 21/03/89 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 2
 14/03/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 18/11/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 27/09/89 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Glentoran (H)  2 - 0
 08/04/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 21/03/89 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 2
 14/03/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 14/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  5 - 0
 14/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  5 - 0
 14/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  5 - 0
 31/12/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 10/12/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 1
 03/09/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 31/08/88 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1
 20/08/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 14/05/88 Final vs. Celtic (N)  1 - 2
 04/05/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 0
 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 0
 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 0
 30/09/87 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Coleraine (H)  3 - 1
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 02/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 10/03/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 04/03/87 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (H)  1 - 0
 21/02/87 4th Round vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 0
 14/02/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 09/02/87 3rd Round Replay vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 07/02/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 31/01/87 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1
 24/01/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 13/09/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 27/08/86 3rd Round vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 0
 20/08/86 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 16/08/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2
 16/08/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2
 08/04/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  5 - 0
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 0
 04/01/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  4 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 20/01/90 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 13/01/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 09/12/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 25/11/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 18/11/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 04/11/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 31/10/89 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Antwerp (H)  3 - 2
 28/10/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 0
 17/10/89 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Antwerp (A)  0 - 4
 14/10/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 04/10/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 0
 30/09/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 27/09/89 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Glentoran (H)  2 - 0
 23/09/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 16/09/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 13/09/89 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Glentoran (A)  3 - 1
 09/09/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 23/08/89 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 4
 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 06/05/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 02/05/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 29/04/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 1
 22/04/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 08/04/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 01/04/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 27/03/89 Quarter Final Replay vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 25/03/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 21/03/89 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 2
 14/03/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 11/03/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 4
 22/02/89 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 11/02/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 21/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 14/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  5 - 0
 07/01/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 0
 03/01/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 31/12/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 17/12/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 10/12/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 1
 03/12/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 26/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 0
 19/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 09/11/88 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (A)  1 - 1
 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H)  0 - 1
 22/10/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 1
 12/10/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H)  1 - 0
 01/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 27/09/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 24/09/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 20/09/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 2
 17/09/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 06/09/88 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Floriana (A)  0 - 0
 03/09/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 31/08/88 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 0
 27/08/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1
 20/08/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 0
 13/08/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 14/05/88 Final vs. Celtic (N)  1 - 2
 07/05/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 04/05/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 23/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 20/04/88 Semi Final 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 0
 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 1
 09/04/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 0
 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 26/03/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 19/03/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 12/03/88 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 05/03/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 27/02/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 0
 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  2 - 0
 03/02/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 16/01/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 09/01/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 0
 02/01/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 26/12/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 28/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 30/09/87 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Coleraine (H)  3 - 1
 19/09/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 2
 17/09/87 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Coleraine (A)  1 - 0
 12/09/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 05/09/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 02/09/87 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 29/08/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/87 3rd Round vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 22/08/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 4
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 15/08/87 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 12/08/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 20/05/87 Final 2nd Leg vs. IFK (H)  1 - 1
 16/05/87 Final vs. St Mirren (N)  0 - 1
 11/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 02/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 28/04/87 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 25/04/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 22/04/87 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. M'gladbach (A)  2 - 0
 18/04/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 14/04/87 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0
 08/04/87 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. M'gladbach (H)  0 - 0
 04/04/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 28/03/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 24/03/87 Quarter Final Rep. vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  2 - 0
 21/03/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 18/03/87 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (A)  2 - 1
 14/03/87 Quarter Final vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  2 - 2
 10/03/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 07/03/87 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  1 - 1
 04/03/87 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (H)  1 - 0
 28/02/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 21/02/87 4th Round vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 0
 14/02/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 09/02/87 3rd Round Replay vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 07/02/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 31/01/87 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 1
 24/01/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 06/01/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 13/12/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 1
 10/12/86 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Hajduk Split (A)  0 - 0
 06/12/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 03/12/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 26/11/86 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Hajduk Split (H)  2 - 0
 22/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 19/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 15/11/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 08/11/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 3
 05/11/86 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Univ Craiova (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 29/10/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 22/10/86 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Univ Craiova (H)  3 - 0
 18/10/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  2 - 0
 11/10/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 08/10/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 04/10/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 27/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 24/09/86 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 2
 20/09/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  5 - 1
 17/09/86 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Lens (A)  0 - 1
 13/09/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 06/09/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 03/09/86 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 30/08/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 27/08/86 3rd Round vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 20/08/86 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 16/08/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2
 03/05/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 1
 26/04/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 2
 16/04/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 12/04/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 08/04/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  5 - 0
 05/04/86 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N)  0 - 1
 29/03/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 0
 22/03/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 15/03/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 11/03/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 26/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 22/02/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 19/02/86 4th Round Replay vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 0
 15/02/86 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 0
 01/02/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 18/01/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 0
 11/01/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 04/01/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  4 - 2
 28/12/85 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 0
 23/12/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 21/12/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 14/12/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 11/12/85 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Neuchatel Xamax (A)  1 - 3


Biography


The grandson of Celtic legend Patsy Gallacher and nephew of Dundee's Tommy Gallacher, Kevin joined United from Duntocher Boys Club in September 1983 and immediately began playing in the reserves. An attacking player who had been part of the national youth squad, he made his first team debut as a substitute against Neuchatel Xamax in a UEFA Cup tie in December 1985, quickly followed by his first starting place three days later against Rangers at Ibrox, and quickly became a regular in the first team squad. Signing a long-term contract in March 1986, by the end of that year he was part of the Scotland Under-21 set up.

Kevin was an important player for the Club in season 1986-87, helping United reach the UEFA Cup final against IFK Gothenburg, and he played in the second leg to collect a runners-up medal. His goal against Barcelona at Tannadice in the second minute of the quarter final is the stuff of legend. Kevin played in the Scottish Cup final against St Mirren that same season but was again on the losing side. He recorded a hat-trick against Dunfermline Athletic in February 1988, and in May that year he scored a stunning opening goal in the Scottish Cup final against Celtic, but United lost out in that final also. Three days after that disappointment, he won his first Scotland cap in a Rous Cup match against Colombia at Hampden, which was followed by an appearance against England at Wembley.

He had another good season with United in 1988-89, notching another hat-trick in January 1989 against Hamilton Academical, and gained two further international caps with games in Norway and Italy.

Constantly linked with a move to Celtic, at the beginning of the next season there were rumours of interest from Coventry City, and in January 1990 he moved there for a reported £900,000. He finished as the club’s top scorer in both of his seasons at Highfield Road, and in March 1993 he moved to Blackburn Rovers for £1.5 million. A regular in their side over the next six seasons, he was unlucky enough to suffer two broken legs which saw him miss most of the 1994-95 season when Blackburn won the E nglish Premier League.

He stayed at Ewood Park until October 1999 when he transferred to Newcastle United. Two years later he went to Preston North End and then to Sheffield Wednesday, before ending his career at Hudderfield Town in 2003. Kevin went on to make over 50 appearances for Scotland, taking part in the European Championships in 1992 and 1996 and the World Cup finals in 1998. After retiring he became a football pundit on TV and radio.





Debut (as sub)

December 11th, 1985
Neuchatel Xamax 3 - 1 Dundee United

UEFA Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)

Full Debut

December 14th, 1985
Rangers 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 53

Goals: 9

International Debut: May 17th, 1988 v. Colombia

Just three days after scoring in the 1988 Scottish Cup Final, Kevin Gallacher made his first full international appearance for Scotland, in a 0-0 Rous Cup match versus Colombia at Hampden Park. The following Saturday he came off the bench at Wembley in a 1-0 defeat to England, and was involved in the build up to the winning goal over Norway in a World Cup qualifying tie in Oslo in September. His last appearance for Scotland as a United player was against Italy in Perugia in December that year. After his move to England in 1990, Gallacher became a regular in the Scotland squad, playing in all three matches in Sweden for the national sides first appearance in the European Championship finals in 1992. He went on to earn 53 caps for his country and competed in the European Championship finals of 1996 in England and the World Cup finals in France in 1998.

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Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Kevin was born on this date in Clydebank.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Stirling Albion 2 - 2 Dundee United
    Friendly

    The preparation for the new season continued when a largely Reserve Eleven shared the honours in an even and entertaining contest. Stirling took the lead after only four minutes through Davie Thomson.


  • First Team Debut

    Neuchatel Xamax 3 - 1 Dundee United
    UEFA Cup (3rd Round 2nd Leg)

    The return leg with the Swiss brought two new European experiences to United. With the sides locked at 3-3 on aggregate at the end of normal time, we went into an extra time situation for the first ti


  • League Debut

    Rangers 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    United stunned the Ibrox support in the first minute, when Malpas made ground down the left and sent his cross beyond McPherson to Davie Dodds, left leg heavily s


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 2 Celtic
    League (Premier Division)

    We chalked up our third victory out of three over Celtic as a result of a devastating first half performance. Before the onslaught of goals, Pat Bonner was forced into diving at Davie Dodd's feet to b


  • 50th Appearance

    Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Paul Hegarty and Maurice Malpas made welcome returns to the side but it was Billy Thomson who laid the foundations for this victory. Billy pulled off a quite remarkable early save from a Farningham he


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Dundee
    League (Premier Division)

    This dress rehearsal for the Scottish Cup semi-final did little to provide clues as to the likely winners. What it did do was to prove both sides are well adept at missing chances. Clearly the greater


  • 100th Appearance

    Aberdeen 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    For the third time this season stalemate resulted from our clash with Aberdeen. If Aberdeen could claim the greater share of possession, they could have no complaints at the result, because what few c


  • International Debut


    Kevin earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against Colombia.


  • 100th League Appearance

    St Mirren 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    This Hogmanay outing produced not only our fifth straight League win but our fourth consecutive win at Love Street. For most of the first half Saints were penned back with Kevin Gallacher and Maurice


  • Last Goal

    Celtic 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Parkhead, not for the first time, proved to be a venue for one of our best performances, for us to notch our first away win of the season. Even although we were without the services of the suspended M


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee 0 - 0 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (3rd Round)

    The only winner in this Cup tie was the wind as we failed to over-come Dundee at the fourth attempt this season. Whereas we could lay legitimate claim to victory in the other three meetings, on this o