Raphael Meade Player Profile

Player Details

  • 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 History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1988-89 16 (6) 7 6 0 31.8% 50.0% 18.2%
Totals: 16 (6) 7


 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
 27/02/89 4th Round 2nd Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
 22/02/89 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
 19/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0
 12/11/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1

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

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 05/11/88 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 02/11/88 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 08/10/88 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (A)  4 - 0
 05/10/88 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Floriana (H)  1 - 0
 27/08/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 24/08/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1

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


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.





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

    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.

  • 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 in the second half, the game was dominated by us.

  • 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 in the second half, the game was dominated by us.

  • 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.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 0 Aberdeen

    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 to settle the tie certainly produced a goal worthy of booking a quarter final place. Mixu Paatelainen's superb strike eight minutes from the end did the trick, but it is one of football's ironies that Aberdeen's performance deserved better. However, it is goals that count, and we could justifiably claim to have been the better side in the first two meetings. A bright opening brought an early pot-shot by Charlie Nicholas with skipper Maurice Malpas almost beheading a Dons defender with a blistering volley. The best chance of the first half fell to Paul Wright. The ball broke loose from a goalmouth scramble and Wright's follow-up shot went fractionally the wrong side of the post. A free-kick by Bobby Connor was turned round the post by Billy Thomson just before the interval.