Hamish French Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1991-92 7 (1) 8 2 0 0 5 (1) 1 2 1
1990-91 20 (4) 24 6 0 0 16 (3) 4 4 (1) 2
1989-90 7 (7) 14 2 0 0 7 (5) 2 - (2) 0
1988-89 15 (10) 25 3 0 0 12 (6) 3 3 (4) 0
1987-88 26 26 4 0 0 20 3 6 1
Totals: 75 (22) 17 60 (15) 13 15 (7) 4

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 19th, 1991 19/10/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Sep 21st, 1991 21/09/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Sep 7th, 1991 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Sep 3rd, 1991 03/09/91 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Aug 31st, 1991 31/08/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Oct 19th, 1991 19/10/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Aug 27th, 1991 27/08/91 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0
Feb 19th, 1991 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Oct 19th, 1991 19/10/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2 (10')
Aug 27th, 1991 27/08/91 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0 (36')
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1 (30')
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1 (81')
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0 (82')
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0 (49')
Feb 19th, 1991 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0 (77')
Oct 10th, 1990 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0 (83')
Sep 16th, 1989 16/09/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2 (86')
Aug 12th, 1989 12/08/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1 (8')
Jan 7th, 1989 07/01/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 0 (44')
Jan 3rd, 1989 03/01/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1 (14')
Dec 10th, 1988 10/12/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 4 - 1 (12')
Apr 2nd, 1988 02/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0 (52')
Mar 30th, 1988 30/03/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 5 - 1 (15')
Jan 30th, 1988 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 7 - 0 (70')
Dec 19th, 1987 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0 (38')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 19th, 1991 19/10/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Sep 21st, 1991 21/09/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Sep 7th, 1991 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Sep 3rd, 1991 03/09/91 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Aug 31st, 1991 31/08/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Aug 27th, 1991 27/08/91 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Aug 24th, 1991 24/08/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Aug 10th, 1991 10/08/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 4
May 18th, 1991 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N) 3 - 4
May 11th, 1991 11/05/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 24th, 1991 24/04/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Apr 16th, 1991 16/04/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Apr 13th, 1991 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 6th, 1991 06/04/91 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N) 2 - 1 (sub)
Mar 30th, 1991 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Mar 23rd, 1991 23/03/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Mar 9th, 1991 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Mar 2nd, 1991 02/03/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0
Feb 19th, 1991 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Feb 2nd, 1991 02/02/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Jan 19th, 1991 19/01/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Jan 2nd, 1991 02/01/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Nov 10th, 1990 10/11/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 1
Nov 7th, 1990 07/11/90 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitesse (H) 0 - 4
Nov 3rd, 1990 03/11/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Oct 27th, 1990 27/10/90 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Oct 24th, 1990 24/10/90 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitesse (A) 0 - 1
Oct 20th, 1990 20/10/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 0
Oct 13th, 1990 13/10/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Oct 10th, 1990 10/10/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
May 5th, 1990 05/05/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
Apr 28th, 1990 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Apr 21st, 1990 21/04/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 18th, 1990 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Apr 14th, 1990 14/04/90 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 4 (sub)
Mar 24th, 1990 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Mar 10th, 1990 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Sep 23rd, 1989 23/09/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 16th, 1989 16/09/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2 (sub)
Sep 13th, 1989 13/09/89 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Glentoran (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Sep 9th, 1989 09/09/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Aug 26th, 1989 26/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Aug 19th, 1989 19/08/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 4 (sub)
Aug 12th, 1989 12/08/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Feb 18th, 1989 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Feb 11th, 1989 11/02/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Jan 28th, 1989 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Jan 21st, 1989 21/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Jan 14th, 1989 14/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 5 - 0
Jan 7th, 1989 07/01/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1989 03/01/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Dec 31st, 1988 31/12/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Dec 17th, 1988 17/12/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
Dec 10th, 1988 10/12/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 4 - 1
Dec 3rd, 1988 03/12/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Nov 26th, 1988 26/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 0
Nov 12th, 1988 12/11/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Nov 2nd, 1988 02/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 22nd, 1988 22/10/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Oct 5th, 1988 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 1st, 1988 01/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Sep 27th, 1988 27/09/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Sep 20th, 1988 20/09/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 2 (sub)
Sep 17th, 1988 17/09/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 6th, 1988 06/09/88 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Floriana (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Sep 3rd, 1988 03/09/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0 (sub)
Aug 31st, 1988 31/08/88 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Aug 16th, 1988 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0
Aug 13th, 1988 13/08/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
May 7th, 1988 07/05/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
May 4th, 1988 04/05/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1
Apr 16th, 1988 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
Apr 9th, 1988 09/04/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 0
Apr 2nd, 1988 02/04/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Mar 30th, 1988 30/03/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 5 - 1
Mar 19th, 1988 19/03/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
Mar 15th, 1988 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Mar 12th, 1988 12/03/88 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Mar 5th, 1988 05/03/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Feb 27th, 1988 27/02/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Feb 20th, 1988 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 0
Feb 13th, 1988 13/02/88 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 0
Feb 6th, 1988 06/02/88 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
Feb 3rd, 1988 03/02/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Jan 30th, 1988 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 7 - 0
Jan 16th, 1988 16/01/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Jan 9th, 1988 09/01/88 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 0 - 0
Jan 2nd, 1988 02/01/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Dec 26th, 1987 26/12/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Dec 19th, 1987 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Oct 31st, 1987 31/10/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 3
Oct 24th, 1987 24/10/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 1
Oct 21st, 1987 21/10/87 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitkovice (H) 1 - 2
Oct 17th, 1987 17/10/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Aug 8th, 1987 08/08/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 60 (15) 13 0 0
SC 9 (2) 3 0 0
LC 3 (2) 1 0 0
UEFA 3 (1) 0 0 0
CWC - (2) 0 0 0
Totals: 75 (22) 17

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


Biography


Aberdeen born Hamish had begun his career with Highland League side Keith, when United manager brought the 19 year-old attacking player to Tannadice in 1983. However, United released him a few days later as the player declined the chance to play full-time in order to finish his engineering apprenticeship. Although he returned to play for Keith for a further four years, he had been back at Tannadice training with the squad on occasion before eventually signing for United in the summer of 1987 in a deal worth around £10,000.

Hamish joined the squad on the pre-season tour of Norway, making his first appearance against Lillestrom, and scored against Tromso in the second match. In his first match in Scotland for United, the striker grabbed four goals against Montrose in the Forfarshire Cup before making his competitive debut against Rangers at Ibrox in the opening match of the season. Unfortunately, an injury received in training just two days later kept him out for two months, but he was soon back in the side on a regular basis. His five seasons with United were successful but peppered with periods in the side-line through injury. A highlight of his time at Tannadice was playing in the 1991 Scottish Cup final against Motherwell, where he played well and looked to have opened the scoring for United but was ruled offside as he went on to collect a runners-up medal.

In October 1991 Hamish was surprisingly transferred to Dunfermline for £150,000, where he spent nine years, helping them win promotion from the First Division in 1996 and 2000. He moved to Alloa Athletic in October 2000 and then Cowdenbeath nine months later but remained on at East End Park as a youth coach. A double leg fracture in September 2002 effectively ended his playing career, and after officially retiring in May 2004 he stayed on at East End Park as a member of the senior coaching team.

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





Debut

August 8th, 1987
Rangers 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Hamish was born on this date in Aberdeen.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    LSK 1 - 1 Dundee United
    Friendly (E-Cup)


  • First Team Debut

    Rangers 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Our record at Ibrox, which isn't as bad as most people think, should have been improved by even more than the point we gained here. Facing a Rangers' team devoid of Butcher, Roberts and Souness, we to


  • First Goal

    St Mirren 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    After the disappointment of Wednesday, this was a heartening performance which brought two thoroughly deserved points. Right from te off we exerted a grip of midfield and in the fourth minute Jim McIn


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Rangers
    League (Premier Division)

    It may have taken a freak goal in injury time to salvage our unbeaten run, but I doubt if any one could have made out a case that we didn't deserve, at least, a share of the spoils. The first


  • 50th League Appearance

    St Mirren 0 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    We went into this game in the knowledge that a point was a necessity if we were to finish above Celtic and qualify for Europe, provided Aberdeen won the cup. Free transport had been laid on for United


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 St Johnstone
    League (Premier Division)

    For this Tayside derby, both sides were forced into making several changes. Saints lost the services of Cherry, Baltacha and Moore due to injury, whilst Duncan Ferguson was a flu-victim and out of the


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 2 St Johnstone
    League (Premier Division)

    For this Tayside derby, both sides were forced into making several changes. Saints lost the services of Cherry, Baltacha and Moore due to injury, whilst Duncan Ferguson was a flu-victim and out of the


  • Left the Club