Tommy Traynor Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Thomas Traynor
  • Born: September 27th, 1943 (Bonnybridge)
  • Died: January 1st, 1993 (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Position: Left Winger
  • Signed: April 24th, 1970
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 176 appearances, 23 goals
  • Also Played For: Falkirk, Greenock Morton, Heart of Midlothian


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1975-76 4 (3) 0 0 0 42.9% 14.3% 42.9%
1974-75 24 (5) 6 0 0 37.9% 31.0% 31.0%
1973-74 41 (4) 6 0 0 46.7% 22.2% 31.1%
1972-73 26 (3) 4 0 0 44.8% 17.2% 37.9%
1971-72 32 (1) 5 0 0 33.3% 18.2% 48.5%
1970-71 31 (2) 2 0 0 30.3% 39.4% 30.3%
Totals: 158 (18) 23


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals 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
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 21/12/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 4
 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 21/12/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 4
 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 0
 12/03/74 5th Round Replay vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 0
 10/03/74 5th Round vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 02/02/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 26/01/74 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 0
 24/03/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 21/03/73 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 15/01/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 11/12/71 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 20/11/71 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 21/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/12/70 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 21/10/70 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Sparta Prague (A)  1 - 3

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 15/11/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 05/11/75 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Porto (A)  1 - 1
 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 1
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 12/04/75 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 29/03/75 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 19/02/75 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 05/02/75 3rd Round Replay vs. Berwick (A)  1 - 0
 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  1 - 1
 04/01/75 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 2
 02/01/75 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 21/12/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 4
 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A)  6 - 0
 07/12/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 3
 30/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 4
 27/11/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 0
 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 06/11/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (A)  0 - 1
 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H)  0 - 0
 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 05/10/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/74 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Jiul (A)  0 - 2
 28/09/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 07/09/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 0
 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 14/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 29/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 1
 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 13/04/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N)  4 - 2
 06/04/74 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N)  1 - 1
 02/04/74 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 0
 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 0
 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 3
 12/03/74 5th Round Replay vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 0
 10/03/74 5th Round vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 03/03/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 3
 24/02/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 02/02/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 26/01/74 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 19/01/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 12/01/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 3
 05/01/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 02/01/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 0
 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 2
 19/12/73 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A)  1 - 4
 12/12/73 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (H)  2 - 0
 08/12/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 3
 17/11/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 0
 07/11/73 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Leicester City (H)  1 - 0
 27/10/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 24/10/73 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Leicester City (A)  1 - 1
 20/10/73 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 13/10/73 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 0
 06/10/73 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 0
 03/10/73 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Sheff Utd (H)  2 - 0
 29/09/73 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 4
 18/09/73 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Sheff Utd (A)  0 - 0
 15/09/73 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 0
 08/09/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 29/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. East Fife (H)  5 - 2
 18/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 4
 15/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 11/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 1
 21/04/73 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 1
 14/04/73 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 07/04/73 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 1
 31/03/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 24/03/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 21/03/73 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 0
 10/03/73 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 07/03/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 03/03/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 2
 03/02/73 3rd Round vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 27/01/73 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 13/01/73 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 06/01/73 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 3
 01/01/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 1
 30/12/72 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 2
 23/12/72 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 2
 16/12/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 0
 11/11/72 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 3
 04/11/72 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 28/10/72 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 21/10/72 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 1
 23/09/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 3
 20/09/72 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 5
 16/09/72 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 02/09/72 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 1
 30/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 2
 23/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 1
 19/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  5 - 0
 16/08/72 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 29/04/72 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 25/04/72 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 01/04/72 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 29/03/72 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 25/03/72 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 2
 11/03/72 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 19/02/72 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 3
 12/02/72 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 05/02/72 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 4
 15/01/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 08/01/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 01/01/72 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 25/12/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 18/12/71 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 3
 11/12/71 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 04/12/71 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 27/11/71 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 20/11/71 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 13/11/71 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 5
 06/11/71 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 3
 30/10/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 5
 23/10/71 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 0
 16/10/71 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 5
 09/10/71 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 02/10/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  5 - 0
 29/09/71 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Derby (H)  3 - 2
 25/09/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 04/09/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 3
 01/09/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 28/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4
 25/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 21/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 18/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 03/04/71 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 2
 10/03/71 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 27/02/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 20/02/71 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 17/02/71 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 13/02/71 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 16/01/71 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 09/01/71 Division One vs. Morton (H)  2 - 3
 01/01/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 26/12/70 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 19/12/70 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 12/12/70 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 07/11/70 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  4 - 2
 04/11/70 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Sparta Prague (H)  1 - 0
 31/10/70 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 4
 24/10/70 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 21/10/70 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Sparta Prague (A)  1 - 3
 17/10/70 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 2
 10/10/70 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 03/10/70 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 30/09/70 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Grasshoppers (A)  0 - 0
 26/09/70 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 19/09/70 Division One vs. Morton (A)  0 - 3
 15/09/70 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Grasshoppers (H)  3 - 2
 12/09/70 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 2
 05/09/70 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 29/08/70 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 26/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 22/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 1
 19/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 15/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 2
 12/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 08/08/70 Sectional Tie vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 1


Biography


In his youth Tommy played for local sides St Mungos, Denny Boys Club and Dunipace Juniors before joining Hearts in August 1962 as a teenager. He made his debut towards the end of that season, and spent almost eight years at Tynecastle, finishing as runners-up in the League in 1965, and the Scottish Cup in 1968.

After an unsuccessful bid by Jerry Kerr to bring the winger to Tannadice in 1969, he arrived in April 1970 in a swap deal that took Wilson Wood to Hearts. He made his first appearance for United in August 1970 in a friendly against Newcastle United, and his competitive debut against Clyde three days later. For the next five seasons, he was a regular in the side and occasionally found the net, scoring his first goal in a Fairs Cup match against Sparta Prague. After the arrival of Jim McLean as manager, he was briefly listed for transfer in December 1972 but remained at Tannadice. Instrumental in United's run to their first ever Scottish Cup final in 1974, 'Spike' scored a last gasp equaliser at East End Park in the quarter finals, scoring three in total in the competition as he collected another runners-up medal after the defeat to Celtic at Hampden. He came back to haunt his old club Hearts in October 1974 when he hit his only professional hat-trick in a 5-0 win. A very influential player to the youngsters coming through, he was eventually replaced by the likes of Paul Sturrock and Graeme Payne.

In December 1975, he went part-time and was transferred to Morton in a swap deal for Alec Reid, with his new club also received a fee of £10,000. After just one season with the Greenock side, he moved to Falkirk, and after retiring in 1978 he went into coaching at Cowdenbeath, later emigrating to Australia.





Debut

August 8th, 1970
Clyde 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Tommy was born on this date in Bonnybridge.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    In his youth Tommy played for local sides St Mungos, Denny Boys Club and Dunipace Juniors before joining Hearts in August 1962 as a teenager. He made his debut towards the end of that season, and spent almost eight years at Tynecastle, finishing as runners-up in the League in 1965, and the Scottish Cup in 1968.

  • Shawfield was sparsely populated as United opened the new season. And the Tannadice men made a slow start to the game and in the first half had some top class saves from Donald Mackay to thank for keeping the score-sheet blank. However, United did move up a gear in the second half and were just taking command when they were dealt a blow thirteen minutes from the end.

  • United travelled to Prague, the club's first game behind the Iron Curtain, for the first leg of our second round tie and it produced a final thirty minutes of nightmarish proportions for Tannadice fans.

  • Although the eventual outcome was contrary to their allegiance, the United fans voted this game as one of the most exciting ever contested at Tannadice. Four goals behind with only twenty minutes remaining the Tangerines staged a tremendous fightback to come within an ace of sharing the spoils. George Maxwell put Killie ahead from the penalty spot before Ian Fleming added a second to give the visitors a comfortable and deserved interval lead. And it appeared all over for the home side when Eddie Morrison and then Ronnie Sheed added to that advantage soon after the interval. However, United pulled themselves off the floor with a Jackie Copland goal and when first George Fleming and then Tommy Traynor found the net, the fat really was in the fire. But despite their great late rally there was to be no fairy tale ending for United.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 2 Aberdeen