Rab Shannon Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1996-97 8 (2) 10 0 0 0 7 (2) 0 1 0
1995-96 37 37 1 4 0 28 1 9 0
Totals: 45 (2) 1 35 (2) 1 10 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 19th, 1996 19/10/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Oct 12th, 1996 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Sep 28th, 1996 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1996 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 3
Sep 14th, 1996 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1 (30')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 19th, 1996 19/10/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Oct 12th, 1996 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Sep 28th, 1996 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1996 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 3
Sep 14th, 1996 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 7th, 1996 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Aug 24th, 1996 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Aug 17th, 1996 17/08/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Aug 13th, 1996 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 1
Aug 10th, 1996 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
May 12th, 1996 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Apr 13th, 1996 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 17th, 1996 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Feb 14th, 1996 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1996 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 3
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1
Jan 13th, 1996 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Jan 9th, 1996 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Jan 6th, 1996 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 1
Dec 26th, 1995 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 1
Dec 16th, 1995 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
Dec 9th, 1995 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0
Nov 25th, 1995 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Nov 18th, 1995 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3
Nov 11th, 1995 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1995 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N) 0 - 0
Oct 31st, 1995 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Oct 28th, 1995 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1
Oct 21st, 1995 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
Oct 14th, 1995 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Oct 7th, 1995 07/10/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1
Oct 4th, 1995 04/10/95 Semi Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 4 - 0
Sep 30th, 1995 30/09/95 First Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
Sep 26th, 1995 26/09/95 3rd Round vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 0
Sep 23rd, 1995 23/09/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 2
Sep 16th, 1995 16/09/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 1
Sep 12th, 1995 12/09/95 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0
Sep 9th, 1995 09/09/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 0
Sep 2nd, 1995 02/09/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 1
Aug 30th, 1995 30/08/95 3rd Round vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 2
Aug 26th, 1995 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 3
Aug 23rd, 1995 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A) 2 - 0
Aug 19th, 1995 19/08/95 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 0
Aug 12th, 1995 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 35 (2) 1 3 0
SC 2 0 0 0
LC 3 0 1 0
LCC 5 0 0 0
Totals: 45 (2) 1

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


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.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





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


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Kings 0 - 3 Dundee United
    Friendly

    An encouraging start to the new season in the playing sense as United comfortably disposed of Kings in the Vainolanniemella, Kuopio. The match was in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Finnish


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Morton
    League (First Division)

    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 li


  • First Goal

    Dumbarton 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League (First Division)

    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 ex


  • Last Appearance

    Dunfermline 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    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 ha


  • Left the Club