Iain Phillip Player Profile


  • Full Name: Iain Frederick Phillip
  • Born: February 14th, 1951 (Dundee)
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: November 29th, 1978 (£25,000)
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 149 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Arbroath, Crystal Palace, Dundee, Raith Rovers


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1983-84 - (1) 1 0 0 0 - - - (1) 0
1982-83 15 (1) 16 0 1 0 5 0 10 (1) 0
1981-82 30 (4) 34 0 2 0 14 (3) 0 16 (1) 0
1980-81 47 (2) 49 0 1 0 28 (2) 0 19 0
1979-80 37 (1) 38 1 3 0 26 1 11 (1) 0
1978-79 10 (1) 11 0 0 0 9 (1) 0 1 0
Totals: 139 (10) 1 82 (6) 1 57 (4) 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
Mar 19th, 1983 19/03/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1
Feb 12th, 1983 12/02/83 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 5 - 0
Jan 15th, 1983 15/01/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Nov 3rd, 1982 03/11/82 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Viking (H) 0 - 0
Oct 30th, 1982 30/10/82 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Nov 3rd, 1979 03/11/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Nov 3rd, 1979 03/11/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0 (14')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Nov 9th, 1983 09/11/83 Group Section 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 4 - 2 (sub)
Mar 19th, 1983 19/03/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1
Feb 12th, 1983 12/02/83 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 5 - 0
Jan 15th, 1983 15/01/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Nov 3rd, 1982 03/11/82 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Viking (H) 0 - 0
Oct 30th, 1982 30/10/82 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Oct 27th, 1982 27/10/82 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Oct 6th, 1982 06/10/82 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 29th, 1982 29/09/82 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. PSV (A) 2 - 0
Sep 25th, 1982 25/09/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Sep 22nd, 1982 22/09/82 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 1
Sep 15th, 1982 15/09/82 1st Round 1st Leg vs. PSV (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 1st, 1982 01/09/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 1
Aug 25th, 1982 25/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Falkirk (H) 4 - 0
Aug 21st, 1982 21/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (H) 5 - 1
Aug 18th, 1982 18/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 0
Aug 14th, 1982 14/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 0
May 15th, 1982 15/05/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
May 8th, 1982 08/05/82 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 0
Apr 14th, 1982 14/04/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 2 (sub)
Mar 17th, 1982 17/03/82 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Radnicki (A) 0 - 3
Mar 13th, 1982 13/03/82 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 1 (sub)
Mar 10th, 1982 10/03/82 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Mar 6th, 1982 06/03/82 Quarter Final vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Feb 9th, 1982 09/02/82 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 2
Jan 16th, 1982 16/01/82 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Dec 9th, 1981 09/12/81 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Winterslag (H) 5 - 0
Dec 1st, 1981 01/12/81 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Winterslag (A) 0 - 0
Nov 28th, 1981 28/11/81 Final vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 2
Nov 21st, 1981 21/11/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 0
Nov 14th, 1981 14/11/81 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Oct 31st, 1981 31/10/81 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Oct 28th, 1981 28/10/81 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Oct 24th, 1981 24/10/81 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 2
Oct 20th, 1981 20/10/81 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. M'gladbach (A) 0 - 2
Oct 17th, 1981 17/10/81 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Oct 10th, 1981 10/10/81 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 0
Oct 7th, 1981 07/10/81 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Oct 3rd, 1981 03/10/81 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Sep 30th, 1981 30/09/81 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Monaco (H) 1 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1981 23/09/81 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Hamilton (H) 5 - 0
Sep 19th, 1981 19/09/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 2
Sep 16th, 1981 16/09/81 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Monaco (A) 5 - 2
Sep 12th, 1981 12/09/81 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 5 - 2
Sep 5th, 1981 05/09/81 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 0 - 1
Sep 2nd, 1981 02/09/81 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Aug 22nd, 1981 22/08/81 Section 4 vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Aug 19th, 1981 19/08/81 Section 4 vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Aug 15th, 1981 15/08/81 Section 4 vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Aug 12th, 1981 12/08/81 Section 4 vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 0
Aug 8th, 1981 08/08/81 Section 4 vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 3
May 12th, 1981 12/05/81 Final Replay vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 4
May 9th, 1981 09/05/81 Final vs. Rangers (N) 0 - 0
May 2nd, 1981 02/05/81 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 2
Apr 29th, 1981 29/04/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1981 22/04/81 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Apr 18th, 1981 18/04/81 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 0 - 2
Apr 15th, 1981 15/04/81 Semi Final Replay vs. Celtic (N) 3 - 2
Apr 11th, 1981 11/04/81 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 0
Apr 4th, 1981 04/04/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Mar 28th, 1981 28/03/81 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 4 - 0
Mar 21st, 1981 21/03/81 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 2
Mar 18th, 1981 18/03/81 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 4 - 1
Mar 14th, 1981 14/03/81 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0
Mar 7th, 1981 07/03/81 5th Round vs. Motherwell (H) 6 - 1
Feb 28th, 1981 28/02/81 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 0
Feb 21st, 1981 21/02/81 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0
Feb 14th, 1981 14/02/81 4th Round vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Jan 31st, 1981 31/01/81 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 5 - 0
Jan 24th, 1981 24/01/81 3rd Round vs. Brechin City (A) 2 - 1
Jan 10th, 1981 10/01/81 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Jan 3rd, 1981 03/01/81 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 7 - 0
Dec 30th, 1980 30/12/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Dec 27th, 1980 27/12/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 4 - 1
Dec 20th, 1980 20/12/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 3
Dec 13th, 1980 13/12/80 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0
Dec 6th, 1980 06/12/80 Final vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0
Nov 29th, 1980 29/11/80 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1980 22/11/80 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 3 - 2
Nov 19th, 1980 19/11/80 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 0
Nov 15th, 1980 15/11/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Nov 12th, 1980 12/11/80 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
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 22nd, 1980 22/10/80 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Lokeren (H) 1 - 1
Oct 18th, 1980 18/10/80 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 0
Oct 8th, 1980 08/10/80 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 2
Oct 4th, 1980 04/10/80 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Oct 1st, 1980 01/10/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H) 7 - 2
Sep 24th, 1980 24/09/80 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 2
Sep 13th, 1980 13/09/80 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 0
Sep 6th, 1980 06/09/80 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 4 (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 23rd, 1980 23/08/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Aug 16th, 1980 16/08/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
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
May 1st, 1980 01/05/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 0 - 0
Apr 29th, 1980 29/04/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Apr 26th, 1980 26/04/80 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Apr 23rd, 1980 23/04/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
Apr 19th, 1980 19/04/80 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Apr 12th, 1980 12/04/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 2 - 0
Apr 8th, 1980 08/04/80 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 0
Apr 5th, 1980 05/04/80 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
Apr 2nd, 1980 02/04/80 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Mar 29th, 1980 29/03/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
Mar 1st, 1980 01/03/80 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Feb 23rd, 1980 23/02/80 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Feb 16th, 1980 16/02/80 4th Round vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Jan 30th, 1980 30/01/80 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 5 - 1
Jan 12th, 1980 12/01/80 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Dec 8th, 1979 08/12/79 Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 0
Nov 17th, 1979 17/11/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
Nov 14th, 1979 14/11/79 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0
Nov 10th, 1979 10/11/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Nov 7th, 1979 07/11/79 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Diósgyőri (A) 1 - 3
Nov 3rd, 1979 03/11/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Oct 31st, 1979 31/10/79 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 0
Oct 27th, 1979 27/10/79 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
Oct 24th, 1979 24/10/79 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Diósgyőri (H) 0 - 1
Oct 20th, 1979 20/10/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 1
Oct 13th, 1979 13/10/79 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 0
Oct 10th, 1979 10/10/79 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 1
Oct 6th, 1979 06/10/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Oct 2nd, 1979 02/10/79 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Anderlecht (A) 1 - 1
Sep 29th, 1979 29/09/79 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 1 - 4
Sep 15th, 1979 15/09/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 3
Sep 8th, 1979 08/09/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 2
Aug 29th, 1979 29/08/79 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Aug 25th, 1979 25/08/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Aug 18th, 1979 18/08/79 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Aug 11th, 1979 11/08/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
Aug 1st, 1979 01/08/79 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 2 - 3
Jul 28th, 1979 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Apr 4th, 1979 04/04/79 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Mar 28th, 1979 28/03/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Mar 17th, 1979 17/03/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 14th, 1979 14/03/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 10th, 1979 10/03/79 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1
Mar 7th, 1979 07/03/79 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1979 03/03/79 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Feb 26th, 1979 26/02/79 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 2
Feb 10th, 1979 10/02/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Jan 20th, 1979 20/01/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Dec 16th, 1978 16/12/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 82 (6) 1 6 0
SC 10 (1) 0 0 0
LC 31 (2) 0 1 0
UEFA 14 (1) 0 0 0
DRY 2 0 0 0
Totals: 139 (10) 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


Iain was a defensive player who began his senior career with Dundee in 1970, and gained international recognition at an early stage with an appearance for the Scottish League XI against English League XI in March 1972. He moved to Crystal Palace a few months later but returned to Dens Park a year later, and was in the Dundee side that won the League Cup in December 1973. After four more years with Dundee, he crossed Tannadice Street for a fee of £25,000 in November 1978, and made his debut for United as a substitute against Celtic a few weeks later. With bad weather decimating the fixture list, he had to wait until the end of January for his full debut.

Phillip became a regular in the side for the next four years, and scored his one and only goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Aberdeen, a year after signing, driving home from the edge of the box. He collected his second League Cup winners medal in 1979, playing in the original final match against Aberdeen at Hampden, and was an unused substitute for the replay at Dens Park where United won their first major honour. A year later he completed his hat-trick of medals, starting in the League Cup Final as United defeated his old club Dundee 3-0 to take the trophy back to Tannadice once more. Later that season, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup final, and missed out on yet another League Cup medal when United lost to Rangers in the final the following season.

Iain appeared regularly in United's European matches during his time with the club, including famous wins over Anderlecht, Monaco, Slask Wroclaw, Winterslag and PSV Eindhoven. His last season with United was 1982-83, playing five times in the Premier League championship winning campaign. Iain joined Raith Rovers midway through season 1983-84 and after three years there, moved to Arbroath before retiring from football.

Last updated on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 by B Orr.





Debut (as sub)

December 16th, 1978
Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

January 20th, 1979
St Mirren 2 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Iain was born on this date in Dundee.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Flu victim Paul Sturrock was missing, and United had to reshuffle slightly as they made their bid to do the double over the Old Firm in the space of seven days. Derek Addison returned to the side from


  • First Goal

    Aberdeen 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    And a game reminiscent of the previous Saturday with Premier League goals easy to come by. Willie Pettigrew and Iain Phillip


  • 50th Appearance

    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


  • 50th League Appearance

    St Mirren 3 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The inch of snow had been successfully cleared at a turbulent Love Street, where boardroom arguments and the sacking of Jim Clunie had not affected the playing staff as the Buddies had won all four of


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 0 Partick Th
    League Cup (Section 4)

    Jim McLean made three changes from the opening League Cup Sectional victory over Ayr United. Davie Dodds, Graeme Payne and Willie Pettigrew replaced Derek Addison, Billy Kirkwood and John Reilly for a


  • Last Appearance

    Alloa Athletic 2 - 4 Dundee United
    League Cup (Group Section 1)

    The most important name on the team sheet for United’s visit to Alloa for their Group match in the league cup was not in the starting eleven, instead it was the official confirmation that Jim McLean w


  • Left the Club