Ian McPhee Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1988-89 3 (2) 5 1 0 0 1 (1) 1 2 (1) 0
1987-88 14 (1) 15 2 1 0 9 (1) 1 5 1
Totals: 17 (3) 3 10 (2) 2 7 (1) 1

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 29th, 1988 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Oct 26th, 1988 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H) 0 - 1
Oct 5th, 1988 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0
Apr 16th, 1988 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
Dec 19th, 1987 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Dec 16th, 1987 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
Aug 19th, 1987 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0 (78')
Dec 16th, 1987 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2 (3')
Aug 19th, 1987 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1 (83')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 29th, 1988 29/10/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Oct 26th, 1988 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H) 0 - 1
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0 (sub)
Oct 5th, 1988 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0
Aug 16th, 1988 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Apr 16th, 1988 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
Dec 19th, 1987 19/12/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Dec 16th, 1987 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
Dec 12th, 1987 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Dec 5th, 1987 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Oct 21st, 1987 21/10/87 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitkovice (H) 1 - 2
Sep 30th, 1987 30/09/87 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Coleraine (H) 3 - 1
Sep 26th, 1987 26/09/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0
Sep 19th, 1987 19/09/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 2
Sep 12th, 1987 12/09/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
Sep 5th, 1987 05/09/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 0
Sep 2nd, 1987 02/09/87 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Aug 29th, 1987 29/08/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Aug 25th, 1987 25/08/87 3rd Round vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 1
Aug 19th, 1987 19/08/87 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 10 (2) 2 0 0
LC 3 (1) 1 1 0
UEFA 2 0 0 0
CWC 2 0 0 0
Totals: 17 (3) 3

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


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.

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





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


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Partick Th
    League Cup (2nd Round)

    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 hal


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Partick Th
    League Cup (2nd Round)

    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 hal


  • League Debut

    Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Two soft penalties, one for either side, told the story of this latest meeting with our great north east rivals. Taking everything into consideration a draw was probably a fair reflection of events. C


  • First League Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Hibernian
    League (Premier Division)

    Hibs, who had only won once in twenty-two visits prior to this season, accomplished their second victory of the season by an identical scoreline. Yet we got off to the perfect start and finished stron


  • Last Goal

    Hamilton 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    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 b


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    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


  • Left the Club