Paul Kinnaird Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1987-88 8 (5) 0 1 0 30.8% 38.5% 30.8%
1986-87 8 (3) 0 0 0 72.7% 9.1% 18.2%
1985-86 - - - - - - -
Totals: 16 (8) 0


 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
 18/11/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 3
 14/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
 28/10/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0
 21/10/87 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitkovice (H) 1 - 2
 17/10/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 18/11/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 14/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 07/11/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 04/11/87 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitkovice (A)  1 - 1
 31/10/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 3
 28/10/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 24/10/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 1
 21/10/87 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitkovice (H)  1 - 2
 17/10/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 10/10/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 06/10/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 0
 12/08/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 08/08/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 11/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 24/03/87 Quarter Final Rep. vs. Forfar Athletic (A)  2 - 0
 21/03/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 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
 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 27/12/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 18/10/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  2 - 0


Biography

An apprentice with Norwich City, Paul Kinnaird failed to make a first team appearance for the Canaries before returning to Scotland in 1985. After a short loan spell with United, the 19-year-old winger was signed on a permanent deal two weeks later. After impressing in the reserves, he made his first team start in a Forfarshire Cup tie against Forfar Athletic in October 1986, and four days later made his competitive debut against Clydebank.

As a wide attacking player, he faced tough competition from established players such as Paul Sturrock, Eamonn Bannon, Ralph Milne and the emerging Kevin Gallacher, and, consequently, spent most of his two years in the reserves. Throughout that season he was used occasionally as the team faced a gruelling schedule as they progressed through the UEFA Cup and Scottish Cup, with Paul coming on as a substitute against Barcelona at Tannadice.

He was used sparingly the following season, with impressive performances against Rangers at Tannadice and Celtic at Parkhead, setting up Iain Ferguson for winning goals in both games. However, he wasn’t seen in the first team beyond November, and in March 1988 he accepted a move to Motherwell for a reported fee of £20,000.

After a short spell at Fir Park he moved on to St Mirren, and over the next ten years he played for a host of different clubs, including Partick Thistle, St Johnstone, Dunfermline, Ayr United, Stranraer, Ross County, Queen of the South, Brechin City and Clydebank, helping many of those clubs win promotion. He also had spells with Derry City, Leiftur in Iceland, and Shrewsbury Town and Scarborough in England. After a spell in junior football, he became a fitness coach with Ayr United.

Debut

October 18th, 1986
Dundee United 2 - 0 Clydebank

League (Premier Division)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Paul was born on this date in Glasgow.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    An apprentice with Norwich City, Paul Kinnaird failed to make a first team appearance for the Canaries before returning to Scotland in 1985. After a short loan spell with United, the 19-year-old winger was signed on a permanent deal two weeks later. After impressing in the reserves, he made his first team start in a Forfarshire Cup tie against Forfar Athletic in October 1986, and four days later made his competitive debut against Clydebank.

  • With no less than five changes from the eleven that started the match at Pittodrie we certainly didn't let the many changes in personnel affect our rhythm as we dominated the opening half hour. Paul Kinnaird, making his league debut was very prominent early on and after 9 minutes he picked up a loose ball on the left. scampered to the bye-line 'before flashing across' a hard low cross which Auld, under pressure from Ferguson, crashed into his own net.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 0 - 3 Hearts

    Hearts came as League Leaders and their performance fully justified that tag. We matched them for the first half hour but after John Robertson had put them ahead, Hearts clicked into the same kind form with which they hammered us at Tynecastle. The first real chance of the match fell to us in the ninth minute. Billy McKinlay robbed Gary Mackay deep on the left. Billy knocked the ball back to the edge of the box where Jim Mclnally met it. His volley was blocked by lain Ferguson who wheeled quickly and shot, but the ball struck the side-netting. Hearts replied with a spell of pressure, but failed to find their way to Billy Thomson. The first real signs of danger came in the 28th minute when Billy Thomson brilliantly punched away a fierce John Robertson drive. Two minutes later disaster struck, an Eamonn Bannon pass-back meant for Billy Thomson was intercepted by John Robertson who rammed the ball in at the near post. Eight minutes later Hearts went further ahead in simplistic style. Black slung over a cross and John Robertson, unmarked, headed wide of Billy Thomson.