Rab Shannon Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1996-97 8 (2) 0 0 0 20.0% 30.0% 50.0%
1995-96 37 1 4 0 56.8% 24.3% 18.9%
Totals: 45 (2) 1


 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
 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

 Recent First Team Goals
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 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
 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
 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 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
 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
 04/10/95 Semi Final vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 0
 30/09/95 First Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 26/09/95 3rd Round vs. Clydebank (A)  1 - 0
 23/09/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 16/09/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 1
 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 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


Rab began his career with Dundee in 1982, making his first team debut in March 1985. A Scotland U-18 and U-21 internationalist during his six years at Dens Park, he spent a short time on loan at Middlesbrough before he joined Dunfermline Athletic in 1991 for a fee of £125,000 plus Ian McCall and Eddie Gallacher.

He moved to Motherwell in July 1993 for £85,000 where he spent two years before joining United in 1995 under freedom of contract, with the transfer fee set later at £110,000 by tribunal. One of five new players initially signed by manager Billy Kirkwood as he rebuilt the side after relegation from the Premier Division, he made his first appearance during a pre-season tour of Finland before making his competitive debut in the opening League game against Morton in August. A reliable full-back throughout the season, he collected a runners-up medal in the League Challenge Cup final in November and played his part in both legs of the play-off matches against Partick Thistle as the Club regained their top-flight status.

He started off the 1996-97 season as a regular in the starting eleven, but soon fell out of favour after the arrival of Tommy McLean. In October 1996 he moved to Hibs for a fee quoted at £100,000 and spent two years with the Edinburgh side. A spell in Australia with Newcastle Breakers was followed by a return to Scotland with East Fife as player/manager in August 1999. Two years later he parted company with the Methil side.





Debut

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

League (First Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Rab was born on this date in Bellshill.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Rab began his career with Dundee in 1982, making his first team debut in March 1985. A Scotland U-18 and U-21 internationalist during his six years at Dens Park, he spent a short time on loan at Middlesbrough before he joined Dunfermline Athletic in 1991 for a fee of £125,000 plus Ian McCall and Eddie Gallacher.

  • 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!

  • United made sure that there was no repeat of their shock defeat at Boghead back in October with a fictory which could have been even more convincing. Steven Pressley returned from suspension to the exclusion of Mark Perry in defence, but this was the only change in the United line-up from the one which defeated St Mirren. Dumbarton had the first shot on goal from King before the Tangerines started to dominate play and taking a twelfth minute lead.

  • Never a classic, United appeared on their way to collecting maximum points from the meeting of the two promoted clubs until Tod popped up with a header thirteen minutes from the end. "The ball must have had a sair heid" was manager Tommy McLean's assessment of a first half which, being kind, contained precious few moments to savour.