Joe McLeod Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1990-91 - - - - - - -
1989-90 - (2) 0 0 0 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
1988-89 - (5) 0 0 0 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
1987-88 8 (6) 2 0 0 14.3% 42.9% 42.9%
1986-87 - (2) 0 0 0 50.0% 50.0% 0.0%
1985-86 - - - - - - -
Totals: 8 (15) 2


 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
 23/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 1
 09/04/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 0
 02/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 4
 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 3
 04/10/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 0
 27/03/89 Quarter Final Replay vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/89 4th Round 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 0
 20/08/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 23/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 4
 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 1
 09/04/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  0 - 0
 02/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 28/03/88 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 26/03/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 28/11/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 3
 24/11/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 4
 07/11/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 04/11/87 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitkovice (A)  1 - 1
 03/10/87 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 11/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 02/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1


Biography

Joe joined United from North Merchiston as a thirteen year old on an 'S' from in March 1981. Later with Hutchison Vale, he was drafted into the reserves for season 1984-85, and made his first team debut for United as a substitute against St Andrews United in a friendly in July 1985.

Already a Scotland schoolboy international, Joe was soon part of the Scotland youth squad, and in February 1987 he went on loan to Dumbarton for a short period. He made his competitive debut for United at the end of the 1986-87 season, coming off the bench against Hibs at Tannadice and then against Hearts at Tynecastle as United prepared for the back-to-back UEFA and Scottish Cup finals that season.

1987-88 was his best season at Tannadice, with a run in the starting eleven in March and April, scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Dundee in a Scottish Cup quarter-final 2nd replay at Dens Park. He only made appearances from the bench over the next two seasons, and in April 1990 he failed to report for training and stayed away from Tannadice for three months. In September 1990, he moved to Motherwell for around £60,000.

He spent three years with the Lanarkshire side, making over 50 appearances, before playing for a brief time with Portadown. He then moved to Stirling Albion in December 1993, who won the Second Division title in 1996 with Joe in the squad. His final club was Berwick Rangers in season 1998-99.

Debut (as sub)

May 2nd, 1987
Dundee United 2 - 1 Hibernian

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

November 4th, 1987
TJ Vitkovice 1 - 1 Dundee United

UEFA Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Joe was born on this date in Edinburgh.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Joe joined United from North Merchiston as a thirteen year old on an 'S' from in March 1981. Later with Hutchison Vale, he was drafted into the reserves for season 1984-85, and made his first team debut for United as a substitute against St Andrews United in a friendly in July 1985.

  • For the third time in eight days we completed a match as winners by the odd goal in three. This victory was all the more important as it clinched our presence in next season's UEFA Cup as we could now finish no lower than third in the League. This, however, was a victory achieved by a Tannadice shadow squad, with Ian Redford, captain for the day, destined to be the only starter in the UEFA Cup Final the following Wednesday.

  • This long drawn out saga finally came to a conclusion with another Dens Park triumph. Dundee had the advantage of a biting wind and slope in the first half. but it was we who threatened first when Kevin Gallacher got in a shot from an Eamonn Bannon pass. At the other end Tommy Coyne hit the side netting from a Lawrence cross. As play swung from end to end Geddes stretched to cut out an Eamonn Bannon and Keith Wright directed a header wide. In 26 minutes came the opening goal, fashioned by a touch of genius by Kevin Gallacher. Kevin picked the ball in midfield and his burst into the box left two defenders in his wake before sending a low cross in which Joe McLeod somehow managed to squeeze home at the far post. Three minutes later a Mennie cross found Tommy Coyne at the far post, but Billy Thomson blocked his header.

  • With injury and suspension causing so many call-offs, our team resembled something of a shadow squad. However, we started well enough and Ian McPhee almost put us ahead after 21 minutes with a 25 yarder which skimmed the bar. Thirteen minutes later we took the lead. Iain Ferguson laid the ball into Joe McLeod path and the youngster's shot from an acute angle went in via the far post. Two minutes form half-time 'Well equalised. We falled to clear our lines and Kirk's cross into.the box was picked up by Steve Cowan who wheeled and smashed a tremendous shot into the top left hand corner.

  • Last Appearance - Motherwell 3 - 2 Dundee United

    In the wake of the defeat in Antwerp, manager Jim McLean rang the changes. Out went Billy Thomson, Paul Hegarty, Jim McInally, Billy McKinlay and Kevin Gallacher. Alan Main took over in goal and Gary McGinnis came in at right back. Freddy Van Der Hoorn and Michael O'Neill started this match after coming on as substitutes in Belgium whilst Allan Preston returned to the side after injury. Despite this it was another unhappy afternoon with the defence again attracting most of the blame with the loss of another three goals to make it seven in the last two matches. Motherwell took the lead when a headed clearance by Dave Narey fell to Tom Boyd who drilled in a low drive into the far corner. Mixu Paatelainen was the unwitting architect of our equaliser. The Finn blocked a defenders clearance and the ball broke to Michael O'Neill, who hammered in an opportunist goal. After the equaliser we enjoyed our best spell of the game and finished the half on top.