Alan Gordon Player Profile


  • Full Name: Alan Fordyce Gordon
  • Born: May 14th, 1944 (Edinburgh)
  • Died: February 18th, 2010
  • Height: 6'
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: March 31st, 1969 (£8,000)
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 104 appearances, 41 goals
  • Also Played For: Dundee, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1971-72 23 (1) 24 10 0 0 16 (1) 7 7 3
1970-71 43 (1) 44 20 0 0 31 16 12 (1) 4
1969-70 30 (2) 32 11 0 0 25 (2) 11 5 0
1968-69 4 4 0 0 0 4 0 - -
Totals: 100 (4) 41 76 (3) 34 24 (1) 7

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Jan 15th, 1972 15/01/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Jan 8th, 1972 08/01/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
Jan 3rd, 1972 03/01/72 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Jan 1st, 1972 01/01/72 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Dec 25th, 1971 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Dec 25th, 1971 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 2
Dec 4th, 1971 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Nov 27th, 1971 27/11/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Nov 13th, 1971 13/11/71 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 5
Oct 30th, 1971 30/10/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 5

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Dec 25th, 1971 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 2 (8')
Dec 4th, 1971 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3 (41')
Nov 27th, 1971 27/11/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0 (25')
Nov 13th, 1971 13/11/71 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 5 (19')
Oct 30th, 1971 30/10/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 5 (52')
Sep 15th, 1971 15/09/71 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Derby (A) 2 - 6 (48')
Sep 11th, 1971 11/09/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 6 (68')
Sep 4th, 1971 04/09/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 3 (27')
Aug 28th, 1971 28/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 4 (88')
Aug 25th, 1971 25/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4 (9')
Apr 24th, 1971 24/04/71 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2 (28')
Apr 5th, 1971 05/04/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2 (41')
Mar 20th, 1971 20/03/71 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 4 - 1 (44')
Feb 20th, 1971 20/02/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2 (53')
Feb 20th, 1971 20/02/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2 (82')
Feb 6th, 1971 06/02/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 1 (52')
Feb 6th, 1971 06/02/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 1 (50')
Jan 27th, 1971 27/01/71 3rd Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 5 - 1 (28')
Nov 28th, 1970 28/11/70 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 0 (65')
Nov 21st, 1970 21/11/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (55')
Nov 21st, 1970 21/11/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (32')
Nov 7th, 1970 07/11/70 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 2 (1')
Nov 4th, 1970 04/11/70 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Sparta Prague (H) 1 - 0 (31')
Oct 17th, 1970 17/10/70 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 2 (32')
Oct 10th, 1970 10/10/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2 (50')
Oct 10th, 1970 10/10/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2 (9')
Oct 3rd, 1970 03/10/70 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 2 - 1 (75')
Sep 12th, 1970 12/09/70 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 2 (64')
Aug 26th, 1970 26/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2 (86')
Aug 15th, 1970 15/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 2 (89')
Dec 27th, 1969 27/12/69 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 2 (43')
Dec 17th, 1969 17/12/69 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 7 (65')
Dec 13th, 1969 13/12/69 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2 (15')
Dec 6th, 1969 06/12/69 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2 (-)
Oct 25th, 1969 25/10/69 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 1 (73')
Oct 25th, 1969 25/10/69 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 1 (68')
Oct 11th, 1969 11/10/69 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1 (57')
Oct 11th, 1969 11/10/69 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1 (36')
Oct 4th, 1969 04/10/69 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0 (-)
Sep 27th, 1969 27/09/69 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0 (22')
Sep 20th, 1969 20/09/69 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1 (57')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jan 15th, 1972 15/01/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Jan 8th, 1972 08/01/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
Jan 3rd, 1972 03/01/72 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Jan 1st, 1972 01/01/72 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Dec 25th, 1971 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 2
Dec 11th, 1971 11/12/71 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 2
Dec 4th, 1971 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Nov 27th, 1971 27/11/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Nov 20th, 1971 20/11/71 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 0
Nov 13th, 1971 13/11/71 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 5
Oct 30th, 1971 30/10/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 5
Oct 23rd, 1971 23/10/71 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 3 - 0 (sub)
Oct 16th, 1971 16/10/71 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 5
Sep 25th, 1971 25/09/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Sep 18th, 1971 18/09/71 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
Sep 15th, 1971 15/09/71 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Derby (A) 2 - 6
Sep 11th, 1971 11/09/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 6
Sep 4th, 1971 04/09/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 3
Sep 1st, 1971 01/09/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Aug 28th, 1971 28/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 4
Aug 25th, 1971 25/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
Aug 21st, 1971 21/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Aug 18th, 1971 18/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Aug 14th, 1971 14/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 0
Apr 24th, 1971 24/04/71 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Apr 17th, 1971 17/04/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 1
Apr 14th, 1971 14/04/71 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 1 - 0
Apr 10th, 1971 10/04/71 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Apr 5th, 1971 05/04/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2
Apr 3rd, 1971 03/04/71 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 4 - 2
Mar 27th, 1971 27/03/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Mar 20th, 1971 20/03/71 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 4 - 1
Mar 13th, 1971 13/03/71 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 1
Mar 10th, 1971 10/03/71 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
Feb 20th, 1971 20/02/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2
Feb 17th, 1971 17/02/71 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Feb 13th, 1971 13/02/71 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 6th, 1971 06/02/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 1
Jan 27th, 1971 27/01/71 3rd Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 5 - 1
Jan 23rd, 1971 23/01/71 3rd Round vs. Clydebank (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 9th, 1971 09/01/71 Division One vs. Morton (H) 2 - 3
Jan 1st, 1971 01/01/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Dec 26th, 1970 26/12/70 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0
Dec 19th, 1970 19/12/70 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Dec 12th, 1970 12/12/70 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Dec 5th, 1970 05/12/70 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Nov 28th, 1970 28/11/70 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 0
Nov 21st, 1970 21/11/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Nov 14th, 1970 14/11/70 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Nov 7th, 1970 07/11/70 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 4 - 2
Nov 4th, 1970 04/11/70 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Sparta Prague (H) 1 - 0
Oct 31st, 1970 31/10/70 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 4
Oct 24th, 1970 24/10/70 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
Oct 21st, 1970 21/10/70 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Sparta Prague (A) 1 - 3
Oct 17th, 1970 17/10/70 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 2
Oct 10th, 1970 10/10/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2
Oct 3rd, 1970 03/10/70 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 2 - 1
Sep 30th, 1970 30/09/70 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Grasshoppers (A) 0 - 0
Sep 26th, 1970 26/09/70 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2
Sep 15th, 1970 15/09/70 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Grasshoppers (H) 3 - 2
Sep 12th, 1970 12/09/70 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 2
Sep 5th, 1970 05/09/70 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Aug 29th, 1970 29/08/70 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Aug 26th, 1970 26/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
Aug 22nd, 1970 22/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (H) 1 - 1
Aug 19th, 1970 19/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
Aug 15th, 1970 15/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 2
Aug 12th, 1970 12/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1970 22/04/70 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Apr 18th, 1970 18/04/70 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 4 - 2
Mar 21st, 1970 21/03/70 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Mar 14th, 1970 14/03/70 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 3
Mar 7th, 1970 07/03/70 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2
Feb 25th, 1970 25/02/70 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 0
Feb 11th, 1970 11/02/70 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 3
Feb 7th, 1970 07/02/70 2nd Round vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Jan 31st, 1970 31/01/70 Division One vs. Morton (H) 5 - 4
Jan 24th, 1970 24/01/70 1st Round vs. Ayr Utd (H) 1 - 0
Jan 17th, 1970 17/01/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 3 - 6
Jan 10th, 1970 10/01/70 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 3
Jan 3rd, 1970 03/01/70 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 4 - 1
Jan 1st, 1970 01/01/70 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Dec 27th, 1969 27/12/69 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 2
Dec 17th, 1969 17/12/69 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 7
Dec 13th, 1969 13/12/69 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Dec 10th, 1969 10/12/69 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 2
Dec 6th, 1969 06/12/69 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
Nov 22nd, 1969 22/11/69 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0
Nov 15th, 1969 15/11/69 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Nov 8th, 1969 08/11/69 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Nov 1st, 1969 01/11/69 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Oct 25th, 1969 25/10/69 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 1
Oct 11th, 1969 11/10/69 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
Oct 4th, 1969 04/10/69 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Oct 1st, 1969 01/10/69 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A) 0 - 1
Sep 27th, 1969 27/09/69 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
Sep 20th, 1969 20/09/69 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Sep 13th, 1969 13/09/69 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 5 - 2 (sub)
Aug 23rd, 1969 23/08/69 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Aug 9th, 1969 09/08/69 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 3
Apr 23rd, 1969 23/04/69 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 1
Apr 19th, 1969 19/04/69 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
Apr 12th, 1969 12/04/69 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
Mar 31st, 1969 31/03/69 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 76 (3) 34 0 0
SC 5 (1) 1 0 0
LC 13 4 0 0
FAIRS 5 1 0 0
TEX 1 1 0 0
Totals: 100 (4) 41

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


Biography


Alan had been with Hearts and left to play for Durban United in South Africa but was soon back with the Edinburgh side. After he joined Dundee United he became a regular in the side and in 1970-71 he was top scorer. Following the arrival of Jim McLean in December 1971 all players had to train in Dundee. For Alan, that was impossible due to his work commitments and he was allowed to join Hibs for a fee of £12,000 in mid January 1972.

Last updated on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

March 31st, 1969
Dundee United 3 - 0 Hibernian

League (Division One)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Alan was born on this date in Edinburgh.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Hibernian
    League (Division One)

    As season 1968-69 came to a close, United were chasing a Fairs Cup spot. But in those days, despite the passing of the transfer deadline. United were able to introduce new signing Alan Gordon to their


  • First Goal

    Dundee 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Division One)

    Heavy rain fell before the match, but it didn't dampen the spirits of United fans as the Tangerines recorded another Dens Park triumph. An evenly balanced first half ended goalless. The game t


  • 50th Appearance

    Kilmarnock 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 3 Morton
    League (Division One)


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 2 Dunfermline
    League (Division One)

    The last time football was played on Christmas Day saw United gain both points as their present. The other notable feature was that this was Jim McLean's first win after taking over as manager. There


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 2 Dunfermline
    League (Division One)

    The last time football was played on Christmas Day saw United gain both points as their present. The other notable feature was that this was Jim McLean's first win after taking over as manager. There


  • Left the Club


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Kilmarnock
    League (Division One)

    Jim McLean produced a small surprise when he dropped full back Andrew Rolland. Joe White took over in the defence and Jackie Copland returned to the right wing. There was a decidedly eerie atmosphere


  • Date of Death


    Alan died on this date