Ally Maxwell Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1997-98 - - - - - - -
1996-97 12 0 0 0 25.0% 33.3% 41.7%
1995-96 43 0 1 0 51.2% 27.9% 20.9%
Totals: 55 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
 19/10/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 19/10/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 3
 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 17/08/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 0
 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 30/03/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 3
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A)  1 - 1
 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 3
 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N)  0 - 0
 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  3 - 0
 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 07/10/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 30/09/95 First Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 23/09/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 09/09/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 0
 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 30/08/95 3rd Round vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 3
 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 0
 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 0
 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1


Biography


Ally started his career with Motherwell, signing in 1981 from Fir Park Boys Club. After spending the 1987-88 season on loan at Clydebank, he finally broke into the first team at Fir Park the following season, displacing former United keeper John Gardiner. He achieved hero status with Motherwell in May 1991 in the Scottish Cup final against United. Badly injured in the second half, he bravely played on to help the ‘Steelmen’ win the cup for the first time in 39 years. That turned out to be his last game for the club - a contract dispute with manager Tommy McLean saw him side-lined, replaced with Billy Thomson and Sieb Dijkstra, loaned out to Bolton Wanderers and then eventually sold to Rangers for £300,000 in April 1992.

At Ibrox he collected a League Cup winners medal (DATE) but in his second attempt to gain a Scottish Cup medal, he was beaten by a Craig Brewster goal for United in the 1994 final. Linked with a move to United in the summer that year, he eventually arrived at Tannadice a year later as Billy Kirkwood rebuilt the squad for the promotion battle ahead, for a fee quoted at £250,000.

Appearing in the pre-season tour of Finland, he became the first-choice keeper during the season in the First Division, making his competitive debut against Morton in August 1995. An important player in the side as United regained top-flight status at the end of the campaign. He began the next season as No.1 keeper but was forced out through injury and illness and was once again replaced by Sieb Dijkstra. Unable to get back into the first team, he played reserve football until he left under freedom of contract in May 1998.

He then signed for Morton, spending three seasons with them, also becoming manager for a spell in 2001. He moved to Hamilton Academical shortly after, as a coach, and continued coaching when he moved to the USA.
Despite being called up to several Scotland squads he never won a full cap but did make an appearance for Scotland in a 'B' international against Wales in February 1994.





Debut

August 12th, 1995
Greenock Morton 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (First Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Ally was born on this date in Hamilton.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Ally started his career with Motherwell, signing in 1981 from Fir Park Boys Club. After spending the 1987-88 season on loan at Clydebank, he finally broke into the first team at Fir Park the following season, displacing former United keeper John Gardiner. He achieved hero status with Motherwell in May 1991 in the Scottish Cup final against United. Badly injured in the second half, he bravely played on to help the ‘Steelmen’ win the cup for the first time in 39 years. That turned out to be his last game for the club - a contract dispute with manager Tommy McLean saw him side-lined, replaced with Billy Thomson and Sieb Dijkstra, loaned out to Bolton Wanderers and then eventually sold to Rangers for £300,000 in April 1992.

  • Morton's message to United playing their first match out with the top flight of Scottish football for 35 years was "welcome to the First Division" as they gave us an early sample of how hard a task lies ahead of us this season. But given that the United line-up contained all five summer signings, there were some encouraging signs, particularly as five players were still suspended!

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 0 Hearts

    Pre-match interest centred mainly round the possible appearance of the two Scandinavians in United's side and when the teams were announced the surprise was not the presence of the pair, but the fact that Swede Kjell Olofsson was listed under his own name, the striker having signed a short term contract on the morning of the match. Norwegian Erik Perdersen, however, was listed as a trialist in a United starting eleven which showed a whole host of changes from the one which had drawn at East End Park.