Joe Ward Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1981-82 - - - - - - - - -
1980-81 11 (3) 14 7 0 0 4 (2) 0 7 (1) 7
Totals: 11 (3) 7 4 (2) 0 7 (1) 7

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Mar 28th, 1981 28/03/81 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 4 - 0
Nov 8th, 1980 08/11/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Nov 5th, 1980 05/11/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Lokeren (A) 0 - 0
Nov 1st, 1980 01/11/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0
Oct 29th, 1980 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Oct 29th, 1980 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1
Aug 30th, 1980 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 1
Aug 20th, 1980 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H) 4 - 0
Aug 13th, 1980 13/08/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A) 5 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Oct 29th, 1980 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1 (18')
Oct 29th, 1980 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1 (23')
Aug 30th, 1980 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 1 (22')
Aug 30th, 1980 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 1 (63')
Aug 20th, 1980 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H) 4 - 0 (61')
Aug 20th, 1980 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H) 4 - 0 (10')
Aug 13th, 1980 13/08/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A) 5 - 2 (17')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Mar 28th, 1981 28/03/81 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 4 - 0
Nov 8th, 1980 08/11/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Nov 5th, 1980 05/11/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Lokeren (A) 0 - 0
Nov 1st, 1980 01/11/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0
Oct 29th, 1980 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1
Oct 25th, 1980 25/10/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Oct 1st, 1980 01/10/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H) 7 - 2 (sub)
Sep 3rd, 1980 03/09/80 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Aug 30th, 1980 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 1
Aug 27th, 1980 27/08/80 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 4 - 0
Aug 23rd, 1980 23/08/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Aug 20th, 1980 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H) 4 - 0
Aug 13th, 1980 13/08/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A) 5 - 2
Aug 9th, 1980 09/08/80 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 4 (2) 0 0 0
LC 6 7 0 0
UEFA 1 (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 11 (3) 7

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


Biography


Joe began his career with Clyde, becoming their star player as they went on to win promotion from the Second Division in 1978. Midway through the 1978-79 season he moved to Aston Villa in a deal worth £80,000, but after just three first team appearances he returned to Scotland to sign for Hibs in September 1979. Hibs were relegated at the end of that season, and United manager Jim McLean signed him on a free transfer in May 1980.

An attacking player, he made his first appearance as a substitute against West Ham United in a friendly in August 1980, and a week later he made his debut in major competition as a substitute against Kilmarnock in the opening League fixture. He had a blistering start in the first team, scoring seven times in United's run to the 1980 League Cup Final, but then dropped out of the first team, and he was then more often in the reserves, making the first team line up infrequently.

He left to join Ayr United for around £8,000 in November 1981 and later played for Stirling Albion and St Johnstone before retiring from the game in 1987.

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





Debut (as sub)

August 9th, 1980
Dundee United 2 - 2 Kilmarnock

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

August 13th, 1980
East Fife 2 - 5 Dundee United

League Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Joe was born on this date in Glasgow.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Dundee United 0 - 1 West Ham
    Friendly

    Although the game itself was a friendly match, fans were left disappointed as United failed to score against English Second Division opposition for the second time in three days, this time losing by a


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Kilmarnock
    League (Premier Division)

    On the opening day of the 1980/81 Scottish Premier Division season, Dundee United welcomed Kilmarnock to Tannadice. The Rugby Park side had narrowly avoided relegation at the end of the previous seaso


  • First Goal

    East Fife 2 - 5 Dundee United
    League Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

    The League Cup holders began their defence of the trophy at Methil, with new signing Joe Ward's inclusion the only change from the League opener against Kilmarnock, and Eamonn Bannon swapping places w


  • Last Goal

    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


  • Last Appearance

    Hearts 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    A depleted Dundee United team made short work of Heart of Midlothian at a gusty Tynecastle. United were missing Ralph Milne, John Holt and Davie Dodds, and also had to suffer losing Paul Hegarty durin


  • Left the Club