Raphael Meade Player Profile


  • Full Name: Raphael Joseph Meade
  • Born: November 22nd, 1962 (Islington, England)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: August 3rd, 1988 (£150,000)
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 22 appearances, 7 goals
  • Also Played For: Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Luton Town, Plymouth Argyle, Real Betis, Sporting Clube de Portugal


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1988-89 16 (6) 22 7 6 0 8 (3) 4 8 (3) 3
Totals: 16 (6) 7 8 (3) 4 8 (3) 3

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Feb 27th, 1989 27/02/89 4th Round 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1989 22/02/89 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Jan 28th, 1989 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Nov 19th, 1988 19/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
Nov 12th, 1988 12/11/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 28th, 1989 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Nov 5th, 1988 05/11/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Nov 2nd, 1988 02/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
Oct 5th, 1988 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 28th, 1989 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1 (50')
Nov 5th, 1988 05/11/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (11')
Nov 2nd, 1988 02/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1 (71')
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0 (37')
Oct 5th, 1988 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H) 1 - 0 (69')
Aug 27th, 1988 27/08/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2 (20')
Aug 24th, 1988 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1 (72')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Feb 27th, 1989 27/02/89 4th Round 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1989 22/02/89 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 18th, 1989 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Feb 11th, 1989 11/02/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jan 28th, 1989 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Nov 19th, 1988 19/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
Nov 12th, 1988 12/11/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Nov 9th, 1988 09/11/88 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1988 05/11/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Nov 2nd, 1988 02/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Oct 26th, 1988 26/10/88 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Din. Bucharest (H) 0 - 1
Oct 12th, 1988 12/10/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Oct 8th, 1988 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A) 4 - 0
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 (sub)
Sep 27th, 1988 27/09/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Sep 20th, 1988 20/09/88 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 2
Sep 17th, 1988 17/09/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Sep 6th, 1988 06/09/88 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Floriana (A) 0 - 0
Aug 31st, 1988 31/08/88 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 0
Aug 27th, 1988 27/08/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1988 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 8 (3) 4 4 0
SC 3 (1) 1 0 0
LC 2 (1) 1 1 0
CWC 3 (1) 1 1 0
Totals: 16 (6) 7

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


Biography


Islington born Raphael played for his local Boys Club before signing as a schoolboy for Arsenal in 1977. Turning professional in June 1980, he was prolific for the reserve side before making his first team debut in September 1981 in a UEFA Cup tie against Panathinaikos, scoring a bicycle kick with is first touch of the ball. After also scoring on his League debut against Manchester City, the striker appeared occasionally over the next few seasons, but was pushed down the pecking order after the arrival of Charlie Nicholas and Paul Mariner.

Sold to Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 1985, he was again prolific when he played - although fitness was always a problem. Falling out of favour in his third year in Portugal he was loaned out to Real Betis for the second half of the 1987-88 season.

In August 1988 he arrived at Tannadice for a fee of around £150,000 and made a scoring debut against St Mirren in the League Cup at Love Street. Just like the start of his career at Arsenal, Raphael also scored on his League debut in a 2-2 draw with Aberdeen a few days later, and again on his first Scottish Cup match later that season, against Dundee at Dens park in January. The striker was with United for just eight months, leaving to join Luton Town for a reported £250,000 in March 1989, picking up a League Cup runners-up medal as an unused substitute.

Thereafter he became a much-travelled player, with spells at Oldklub Odense in Denmark, Ipswich Town, Plymouth Argyle, Brighton & Hove Albion and Ernest Borel in Hong Kong. On his return to England he played with non-League Dover Athletic, Southwick, Crawley Town and Sittingbourne.

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





Debut (as sub)

August 24th, 1988
St Mirren 1 - 3 Dundee United

League Cup (3rd Round)

Full Debut

August 27th, 1988
Dundee United 2 - 2 Aberdeen

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Raphael was born on this date in Islington, England.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    St Mirren 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League Cup (3rd Round)

    This was the sixth time that we have met St. Mirren in the League Cup and we maintained our 100% record with this convincing win, our second of the season at Paisley. Apart from a twenty minute spell


  • First Goal

    St Mirren 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League Cup (3rd Round)

    This was the sixth time that we have met St. Mirren in the League Cup and we maintained our 100% record with this convincing win, our second of the season at Paisley. Apart from a twenty minute spell


  • League Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    Aberdeen dented our 100% record, coming back to equalise twice, but all things considered a draw was probably a fair result. By the standards of past encounters this was a high scoring affair, but the


  • First League Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    Aberdeen dented our 100% record, coming back to equalise twice, but all things considered a draw was probably a fair result. By the standards of past encounters this was a high scoring affair, but the


  • Last Goal

    Dundee 1 - 2 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (3rd Round)

    For the third year running we eliminated our City rivals from the Scottish Cup and this was undoubtedly, achieved with greater ease than the scorelines indicate. All the early exchanges were i


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Aberdeen
    Scottish Cup (4th Round 2nd Replay)

    From the moment that it was known that we were to meet Aberdeen in the Cup, the general opinion was that it would take something special to separate the two members of the New Firm. The third attempt


  • Left the Club