Eamonn Bannon Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1987-88 38 (2) 40 5 3 0 25 (1) 1 13 (1) 4
1986-87 55 (3) 58 9 3 0 37 (2) 9 18 (1) 0
1985-86 46 (1) 47 15 5 0 30 (1) 11 16 4
1984-85 53 53 16 4 0 35 10 18 6
1983-84 52 (1) 53 11 2 0 32 (1) 7 20 4
1982-83 41 (2) 43 13 1 0 31 (1) 10 10 (1) 3
1981-82 57 (3) 60 22 3 0 33 (3) 12 24 10
1980-81 54 (1) 55 13 1 0 34 8 20 (1) 5
1979-80 31 31 4 5 0 24 4 7 0
Totals: 427 (13) 108 281 (9) 72 146 (4) 36

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 14th, 1988 14/05/88 Final vs. Celtic (N) 1 - 2
Apr 30th, 1988 30/04/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 4 - 0
Apr 23rd, 1988 23/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
Apr 20th, 1988 20/04/88 Semi Final 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 0
Apr 13th, 1988 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Mar 15th, 1988 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Feb 20th, 1988 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 0
Jan 30th, 1988 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 7 - 0
Jan 16th, 1988 16/01/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Apr 28th, 1987 28/04/87 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Mar 15th, 1988 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (5')
Mar 15th, 1988 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (42')
Feb 20th, 1988 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 0 (14')
Jan 30th, 1988 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 7 - 0 (64')
Jan 16th, 1988 16/01/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (51')
Apr 28th, 1987 28/04/87 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1 (38')
Feb 28th, 1987 28/02/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0 (55')
Jan 10th, 1987 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2 (76')
Dec 20th, 1986 20/12/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1 (83')
Dec 13th, 1986 13/12/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 1 (18')
Nov 22nd, 1986 22/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (44')
Oct 18th, 1986 18/10/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H) 2 - 0 (50')
Sep 6th, 1986 06/09/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (80')
Aug 30th, 1986 30/08/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0 (81')
Mar 22nd, 1986 22/03/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0 (46')
Feb 26th, 1986 26/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0 (32')
Feb 8th, 1986 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 4 - 0 (23') p
Jan 25th, 1986 25/01/86 3rd Round vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0 (73') p
Jan 18th, 1986 18/01/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 0 (20')
Jan 11th, 1986 11/01/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (69')
Jan 4th, 1986 04/01/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 4 - 2 (32') p
Dec 23rd, 1985 23/12/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0 (43') p
Dec 21st, 1985 21/12/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 1 (9') p
Oct 26th, 1985 26/10/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 0 (42')
Oct 26th, 1985 26/10/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 0 (68')
Oct 12th, 1985 12/10/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1 (58') p
Sep 18th, 1985 18/09/85 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Bohemians (A) 5 - 2 (34')
Sep 18th, 1985 18/09/85 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Bohemians (A) 5 - 2 (38')
Aug 21st, 1985 21/08/85 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 2 - 0 (13')
Apr 6th, 1985 06/04/85 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 5 - 0 (41') p
Apr 3rd, 1985 03/04/85 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 4 - 0 (22')
Mar 30th, 1985 30/03/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 4 (48')
Mar 23rd, 1985 23/03/85 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 1 (7')
Mar 23rd, 1985 23/03/85 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 1 (31')
Mar 9th, 1985 09/03/85 Quarter Final vs. St Mirren (A) 4 - 1 (89')
Feb 16th, 1985 16/02/85 4th Round vs. QOS (A) 3 - 0 (53')
Feb 4th, 1985 04/02/85 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 0 (36')
Dec 15th, 1984 15/12/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 2 (19') p
Dec 8th, 1984 08/12/84 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 2 (76') p
Nov 3rd, 1984 03/11/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2 (47') p
Nov 3rd, 1984 03/11/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2 (51')
Oct 24th, 1984 24/10/84 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Linzer (A) 2 - 1 (89') p
Oct 20th, 1984 20/10/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3 (56')
Oct 10th, 1984 10/10/84 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1 (30')
Aug 21st, 1984 21/08/84 2nd Round vs. Forfar Athletic (H) 5 - 0 (80') p
Apr 2nd, 1984 02/04/84 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 5 - 2 (56') p
Mar 11th, 1984 11/03/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1 (20')
Mar 3rd, 1984 03/03/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 1 (10')
Dec 27th, 1983 27/12/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1 (68') p
Nov 12th, 1983 12/11/83 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 7 - 0 (11') p
Nov 12th, 1983 12/11/83 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 7 - 0 (80')
Nov 9th, 1983 09/11/83 Group Section 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 4 - 2 (65') p
Oct 5th, 1983 05/10/83 Group Section 1 vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 2 (32') p
Sep 24th, 1983 24/09/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1 (36')
Sep 14th, 1983 14/09/83 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Hamrun (A) 3 - 0 (30')
Aug 24th, 1983 24/08/83 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Dunfermline (H) 6 - 1 (70')
May 14th, 1983 14/05/83 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1 (11')
May 7th, 1983 07/05/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0 (27')
May 7th, 1983 07/05/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0 (53') p
Apr 20th, 1983 20/04/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 2 (52') p
Apr 9th, 1983 09/04/83 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1 (31') p
Feb 12th, 1983 12/02/83 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 5 - 0 (56')
Dec 27th, 1982 27/12/82 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 0 (37') p
Dec 11th, 1982 11/12/82 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 7 - 0 (48')
Nov 27th, 1982 27/11/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 0 (70')
Nov 20th, 1982 20/11/82 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 0 (34')
Sep 22nd, 1982 22/09/82 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 1 (35')
Sep 1st, 1982 01/09/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 1 (45') p
Aug 28th, 1982 28/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 0 (69')
May 1st, 1982 01/05/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 2 (51') p
Apr 24th, 1982 24/04/82 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1 (61') p
Apr 10th, 1982 10/04/82 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 0 (22')
Apr 10th, 1982 10/04/82 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 0 (81')
Apr 3rd, 1982 03/04/82 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (35')
Feb 27th, 1982 27/02/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1 (56') p
Feb 22nd, 1982 22/02/82 4th Round Replay (2nd) vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 0 (88') p
Feb 6th, 1982 06/02/82 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0 (27') p
Dec 9th, 1981 09/12/81 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Winterslag (H) 5 - 0 (24')
Dec 5th, 1981 05/12/81 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0 (75') p
Nov 21st, 1981 21/11/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 0 (46') p
Nov 11th, 1981 11/11/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 0 (65')
Nov 3rd, 1981 03/11/81 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. M'gladbach (H) 5 - 0 (76')
Sep 16th, 1981 16/09/81 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Monaco (A) 5 - 2 (83')
Sep 16th, 1981 16/09/81 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Monaco (A) 5 - 2 (67') p
Sep 12th, 1981 12/09/81 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 5 - 2 (70')
Sep 2nd, 1981 02/09/81 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0 (47') p
Aug 29th, 1981 29/08/81 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 1 (60') p
Aug 19th, 1981 19/08/81 Section 4 vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1 (38')
Aug 8th, 1981 08/08/81 Section 4 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 3 (28')
Aug 8th, 1981 08/08/81 Section 4 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 3 (75')
Aug 8th, 1981 08/08/81 Section 4 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 3 (47') p
May 2nd, 1981 02/05/81 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 2 (44') p
Apr 29th, 1981 29/04/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 1 (24')
Apr 15th, 1981 15/04/81 Semi Final Replay vs. Celtic (N) 3 - 2 (8')
Mar 18th, 1981 18/03/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 4 - 1 (29')
Mar 18th, 1981 18/03/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 4 - 1 (61')
Jan 31st, 1981 31/01/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 5 - 0 (68') p
Jan 3rd, 1981 03/01/81 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 7 - 0 (89') p
Nov 22nd, 1980 22/11/80 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 2 (78')
Nov 12th, 1980 12/11/80 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1 (23')
Oct 8th, 1980 08/10/80 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 2 (57')
Aug 27th, 1980 27/08/80 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 4 - 0 (57')
Aug 27th, 1980 27/08/80 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 4 - 0 (18')
Aug 23rd, 1980 23/08/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1 (28')
Apr 23rd, 1980 23/04/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0 (86') p
Apr 19th, 1980 19/04/80 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0 (78')
Apr 12th, 1980 12/04/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0 (30') p
Nov 3rd, 1979 03/11/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0 (80')

 List of Games Played
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Competition History


Comp
LGE 281 (9) 72 18 0
SC 41 10 1 0
LC 55 (3) 18 2 0
EC 8 1 1 0
UEFA 42 (1) 7 5 0
Totals: 427 (13) 108

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


The Edinburgh born midfielder started his career with Heart of Midlothian, making his debut for the club at the age of 18 in October 1976. However his impressive skills and trickery were not enough to save the Hearts from relegation but his 13 goals the following season helped fire them to promotion. In 1979, Eamonn was sold to Chelsea for £220,000, most of which was used to pay off debts that was threatening the future of the club.

Bannon started well with Chelsea, scoring his only goal for the club in his third appearance. However the club were relegated at the end of the 1978/79 campaign and a change of manager the following season saw the young Scottish playmaker fall out of favour. In October '79, United manager Jim McLean paid £165,000 to bring Eamonn Bannon to Tannadice - a Scottish transfer record at the time.

Eamonn made his United debut the following day and scored his first goal for the club just days later in a memorable 3-0 win at Pittodrie, and he quickly established himself as a regular in the great Dundee United side of the late 70s, early 80s. In December '79, just six weeks after joining United, he was part of the team that won the club's first ever piece of major silverware, starting in the 3-0 League Cup Final Replay demolition of Alex Ferguson's Aberdeen at Dens Park. Just one week later he earned his first International cap against Belgium at Hampden Park, having previously been a Scotland Under-21 internationalist - see ‘International’ tab.

The following season United retained the League Cup with a famous 3-0 win over Dundee, with Bannon again a major influence, having played in all eleven games in the competition, scoring four times en-route to the final. He also played in every match in United’s run to the Scottish Cup final that season, scoring in the semi-final victory over Celtic, before collecting his first runners-up medal after the final against Rangers.

The 1981/82 season saw a memorable European run for United, beating Monaco, Borussia Monchengladbach and Winterslag to reach the UEFA Cup Quarter Finals. Bannon scored in all three ties including what is considered to be one of the greatest United goals of all time: a mesmerising solo run from wide left on the half way line and a clinical finish in the 5-0 thumping of Germans Monchengladbach. Bannon helped United reach a third consecutive Scottish League Cup final in season 1981-82, scoring a hat-trick away against Ayr United, but they lost narrowly to Rangers in the final.

1982/83 would prove to be the greatest season in the history of the club and Eamonn played a crucial role in securing the Scottish Premier Division Title, scoring 13 goals including the winning goal at Dens Park on the final day of the season.

Bannon remained a vital part of the team over the next few years, playing a key role in the club's famous European runs in the 1983/84 European Cup and the 1986/87 UEFA Cup, where he collected a runners-up medal as United became the first Scottish Club to reach the UEFA Cup final. He also collected runners-up medals in the 1984 League Cup final, and the 1985 and 1987 Scottish Cup finals. Dependable from the penalty spot, Eamonn finished the 1985/86 season as the clubs top scorer with 15 goals, six of them spot kicks.

His last match for United was the 1988 Scottish Cup Final, and following an extremely successful career at Tannadice, Bannon left at the age of 30 to join his former club, Hearts, for a reported fee of £225,000. He spent five seasons back in Edinburgh, before finishing his playing career with short spells with Hibernian and Stenhousemuir, where he helped them win the 1995 Challenge Cup Final, defeating United in a penalty shoot-out. In 1996 he had a short spell as Falkirk manager, and in January 2009 he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Last updated on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 by B Orr.





Debut

October 31st, 1979
Dundee United 0 - 0 Raith Rovers

League Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 11

Goals: 1

International Debut: December 19th, 1979 v. Belgium

Having previously appeared at Under-21 level whilst with Hearts and Chelsea, Eamonn enjoyed a whirlwind start to his United career - within two months he had won a League Cup winners medal and made his full international debut for Scotland. After starting in the European qualifier against Belgium at Hampden, he had to wait three and a half years for his next cap. Recalled for the British Championship matches after helping United win the Premier Division in 1983, he played regularly throughout that year, scoring his one and only International goal against East Germany at the Kurt Wabbel Stadion in Halle. A further three years past again before he returned to the Scotland team, making the 22 man squad for the 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico, playing in the matches against Denmark and West Germany, his last appearances in the drak blue of Scotland.

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Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Eamonn was born on this date in Edinburgh.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 0 - 0 Raith Rovers
    League Cup (Quarter Final 1st Leg)

    A game reminiscent of the previous Wednesday night's U.E.F.A. tie at Tannadice where, once again, despite constant pressure, United failed to find the net. The game was marked by the first appearance


  • League Debut

    Aberdeen 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    And a game reminiscent of the previous Saturday with Premier League goals easy to come by. Willie Pettigrew and Iain Phillip


  • First Goal

    Aberdeen 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    And a game reminiscent of the previous Saturday with Premier League goals easy to come by. Willie Pettigrew and Iain Phillip


  • International Debut


    Eamonn earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against Belgium.


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Clydebank
    League Cup (Quarter Final 2nd Leg)

    Trailing 2-1 from the first leg of their quarter-final the single goal deficit proved no great burden for a confident looking home side. Once the barrier was breached in 18 minutes, United swa


  • 50th League Appearance

    Rangers 1 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    United travelled to Glasgow to face Rangers having lost 19 of their previous 25 visits to Ibrox. Originally scheduled for December but postponed due to United’s participation in the League Cup Final,


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Monaco
    UEFA Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)

    Monaco arrived at Tannadice for the 2nd leg requiring four goals to give them any chance of going though. There were three changes from the previous weeks win over Hamilton, with Hamish McAlpine, Dere


  • 100th League Appearance

    Dundee United 6 - 0 Morton
    League (Premier Division)

    United, aiming for their 17th game without defeat, brought back Eamonn Bannon after he had missed the last two matches with a leg strain. He replaced Ian Britton who was out with a calf injury. John H


  • 50th Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 0 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    After temporarily being displaced by Aberdeen whose match with Killie had been brought forward. United moved back into pole position with this third successive 4-0 win. Just under 12,000 noisy fans ca


  • 200th Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Hamrun
    European Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)

    A European night at Tannadice under the floodlights is normally enough to quicken the pulse, but on Wednesday night, there was a little more anticipation in the air as United prepared to make their ho


  • 50th League Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 0 Dundee
    League (Premier Division)

    Surprisingly in view of Dundee's improved form this term, United rung up their most emphatic Premier win over Dundee. Dominant from the start, United snuffed out Dundee completely and went ahead in th


  • 300th Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 0 Clydebank
    League Cup (3rd Round)

    Our third successive victory, all by a winning 2-0 margin, took us through to tonight's quarter-final tie with St Mirren. Like Saturday's derby, United weren't quite at their best, but rarely looked l


  • 200th League Appearance

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

    A goalless draw looked to be on the cards when this game burst into controversy. Hamish McAlpine collected a pass back, Frank McGarvey challenged and in clearing the ball upfield, Hamish was adjudged


  • 100th Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 1 Hearts
    League (Premier Division)

    Ten minutes were left on the clock and Hearts led by a single goal. The prospect of a united win looked remote to say the least. Yet the final scoreline made a mockery of such gloomy thoughts amongst


  • 400th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 IFK
    UEFA Cup (Final 2nd Leg)

    The gala occasion of a European Final turned out to be a disappointment from our point of view in terms of result, but not as a spectacle or as an advert for all the good things about the game. The ma


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Dundee
    Scottish Cup (Quarter Final Replay)

    Right from the kick-off both sides served notice that this was going to be a much more positive Cup tie. With the Tannadice pitch in reasonable shape considering the torrential rain, we opened strongl


  • Last Appearance

    Celtic 2 - 1 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (Final)

    The adage that lightning doesn't strike twice was disproved in our fifth Scottish Cup final appearance! Only three years have passed since the 1985 Cup final when we lead Celtic by a Stuart Beedie unt


  • Left the Club