Ian McPhee Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Ian McPhee
  • Born: January 31st, 1961 (Perth)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: August 14th, 1987
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 20 appearances, 3 goals
  • Also Played For: Airdrieonians, Celtic, Forfar Athletic


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1988-89 3 (2) 1 0 0 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
1987-88 14 (1) 2 1 0 40.0% 13.3% 46.7%
Totals: 17 (3) 3


 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
 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H) 0 - 1
 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0
 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 0
 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H)  0 - 1
 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 0
 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H)  1 - 0
 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 0
 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 4
 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 21/10/87 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitkovice (H)  1 - 2
 30/09/87 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Coleraine (H)  3 - 1
 26/09/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0
 19/09/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 2
 12/09/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 05/09/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 02/09/87 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 29/08/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/87 3rd Round vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1


Biography


As a youth player Ian was with Celtic but never made a senior appearance before moving to Forfar Athletic in 1978. He spent nine years at Station Park, helping them win promotion to the First Division in 1984, and played in their well-known 2-2 draw with United at Tannadice in the Scottish Cup quarter finals - four days before the Terrors defeated Barcelona in Spain.

Jim McLean brought the midfielder to Tannadice in August 1987 for a fee of £45,000, and he made his debut five days later in a League Cup match at home to Partick Thistle where he scored the third goal in a 4-1 win. He had a short run in the side, appearing in two rounds of the UEFA Cup against Coleraine and Vitkovice, before picking up an injury at the turn of the year.

He found it difficult to regain his place in the first team, although he played a handful of games at the start of the 1988-89 season, including further European ties against Floriana and Dinamo Bucharest. After initially refusing a move to Airdrieonians, he moved there in November 1988.

He spent three years at Broomfield, with Airdrie winning promotion to the top flight in 1991, before returning to Forfar to finish his playing career, becoming player/manager in 1996. They won promotion to the Second Division three times during his second stay, twice when he was player/manager, before he resigned in November 2000.





Debut

August 19th, 1987
Dundee United 4 - 1 Partick Thistle

League Cup (2nd Round)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Ian was born on this date in Perth.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    As a youth player Ian was with Celtic but never made a senior appearance before moving to Forfar Athletic in 1978. He spent nine years at Station Park, helping them win promotion to the First Division in 1984, and played in their well-known 2-2 draw with United at Tannadice in the Scottish Cup quarter finals - four days before the Terrors defeated Barcelona in Spain.

  • We progressed to a tie at Starks Park in fairly comfortable fashion. Partick posed little threat up front, but it wasn't until the closing stages that the Thistle defence began to creak. The first half set the pattern, as e made regular forays towards Brough in the visitor's goal. Brough was one of the main stumbling blocks. He touched a shot from lain Ferguson on to the bar after 21 minutes. Ten minutes later he blocked a Paul Sturrock shot with his feet and seconds later was at full stretch to save from Dave Narey. The half ended when the Thistle 'keeper blocked a Maurice Malpas volley.

  • We progressed to a tie at Starks Park in fairly comfortable fashion. Partick posed little threat up front, but it wasn't until the closing stages that the Thistle defence began to creak. The first half set the pattern, as e made regular forays towards Brough in the visitor's goal. Brough was one of the main stumbling blocks. He touched a shot from lain Ferguson on to the bar after 21 minutes. Ten minutes later he blocked a Paul Sturrock shot with his feet and seconds later was at full stretch to save from Dave Narey. The half ended when the Thistle 'keeper blocked a Maurice Malpas volley.

  • After the frustration of the European tie with Fioriana, there was no such agony for United supporters here as we dictated play from the start and got the tonic of a goal from which there was no way back for the Accies. Conditions were miserable at Douglas Park with heavy rain and a strong wind blowing down the park, but there was early rejoicing for the sizeable United travelling support when following a move down the left Allan Preston fired in a first time return ball which the Accies defence failed to clear and Raphael Meade cut the ball back for Mixu Paatelainen to pick his spot after just 88 seconds play. Hamilton retaliated five minutes later with a 30 yard wind assisted Jamieson shot which Billy Thomson saved comfortably. A MacDonald cross flashed across the box a few minutes later but Scott failed to make contact. But most of the action was coming at the other end and a first time shot by Mixu Paatelainen looked a certain scorer until it was blocked. Gordon McLeod was unlucky not to score when first the keeper then a defender blocked his efforts, after he'd ran clear of the Accies defence. In the 37th minute an angled cross from Allan Preston was run into the net by Raphael Meade as we deservedly increased our lead. Ferguson then made a great save from a Raphael Meade cross which had been deflected by Kerr. Before half-time McKee scooped the ball past from 10 yards.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 1 Motherwell

    Failure to convert our chances was undoubtedly the root cause of us dropping a point to a stuffy Motherwell side which earned its fifth consecutive draw. Evidence of our problem cropped up three times in the first twenty two minutes. After five minutes Jim McInally swung a high cross to the far post and although Kevin Gallacher's header was on target, Duncan made a tremendous save. The Motherwell 'keeper then thwarted John Clark whose powerful grounder from a Kevin Gallacher cut-back looked a certain goal. A couple of minutes later Ian McPhee's free-kick was headed goalwards by Mixu Paatelainen, but Duncan pushed the ball round the post for a corner. After repelling our early pressure Motherwell stepped up their attacking efforts and Cowan shot wide before a Kirk volley from 25 yards struck the outside of the post. Four minutes before half-time a Paul Kinnaird chip was plucked out of the air by Billy Thomson as Motherwell finished the half on top.