Iain McDonald Player Profile


  • Full Name: Iain McDonald
  • Born: August 14th, 1952 (Edinburgh)
  • Position: Left Winger
  • Signed: July 1st, 1974
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 46 appearances, 6 goals
  • Also Played For: Rangers


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1975-76 2 (6) 8 0 0 0 1 (2) 0 1 (4) 0
1974-75 33 (5) 38 6 1 0 25 (2) 6 8 (3) 0
Totals: 35 (11) 6 26 (4) 6 9 (7) 0

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Dec 13th, 1975 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1975 23/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
Mar 22nd, 1975 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 19th, 1975 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
Mar 19th, 1975 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Mar 5th, 1975 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
Mar 1st, 1975 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1
Feb 11th, 1975 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2 (18')
Mar 19th, 1975 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1 (37')
Mar 5th, 1975 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1 (58')
Mar 1st, 1975 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1 (35')
Mar 1st, 1975 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1 (49')
Feb 11th, 1975 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1 (89')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Dec 13th, 1975 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Oct 11th, 1975 11/10/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Sep 30th, 1975 30/09/75 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Keflavík (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Sep 27th, 1975 27/09/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Aug 23rd, 1975 23/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Aug 20th, 1975 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Aug 16th, 1975 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Aug 9th, 1975 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
Apr 19th, 1975 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 22nd, 1975 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 19th, 1975 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Mar 15th, 1975 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 5th, 1975 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
Mar 1st, 1975 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1
Feb 19th, 1975 19/02/75 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Feb 11th, 1975 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Feb 4th, 1975 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Feb 1st, 1975 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0
Jan 4th, 1975 04/01/75 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1975 02/01/75 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Dec 28th, 1974 28/12/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Dec 21st, 1974 21/12/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 4
Dec 7th, 1974 07/12/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 3 - 3
Nov 30th, 1974 30/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 4
Nov 27th, 1974 27/11/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Nov 16th, 1974 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0
Nov 9th, 1974 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 0
Nov 6th, 1974 06/11/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Nov 2nd, 1974 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1974 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3
Oct 23rd, 1974 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H) 0 - 0
Oct 19th, 1974 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Oct 12th, 1974 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0
Oct 2nd, 1974 02/10/74 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Jiul (A) 0 - 2
Sep 28th, 1974 28/09/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1974 21/09/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
Sep 18th, 1974 18/09/74 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Jiul (H) 3 - 0
Sep 14th, 1974 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
Sep 7th, 1974 07/09/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Aug 31st, 1974 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 0
Aug 28th, 1974 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1974 24/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 21st, 1974 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Aug 17th, 1974 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Aug 10th, 1974 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 26 (4) 6 1 0
SC 1 (1) 0 0 0
LC 5 (4) 0 0 0
UEFA - (1) 0 0 0
CWC 3 (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 35 (11) 6

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


Biography


Iain signed for Rangers from Carrickvale in 1969, and the 17 year-old impressed greatly on his debut, scoring against Ayr United. However, he was stretchered off in one of his early matches with the Glasgow side, and was constantly affected with cartilage trouble thereafter. After playing just a dozen or so matches in the next three years, he joined United on a free transfer in the summer of 1974.

The speedy left winger made his competitive debut in the opening match of the season, coming on as a substitute against Ayr in the League Cup. He rarely missed a game over the rest of that season, playing in European matches against Juil Petrosani and Bursaspor, and joined Dave Narey and Andy Gray with the Scotland Under-23 squad for a match against Romania, but was an unused substitute.

Iain's second season at Tannadice was plagued by injury, with six of his eight appearances in the first half of the campaign coming from the substitutes bench - including a third European appearance against Keflavik. In February 1976, he was forced to retire from the game, still aged just 23. A benefit match was arranged for him in October 1976 against Dundee, with several guest players turning out, including John Grieg and Ronnie Glavin.

Last updated on Monday, June 1st, 2020 by B Orr.





Debut (as sub)

August 10th, 1974
Dundee United 3 - 1 Ayr United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Full Debut

August 17th, 1974
Celtic 1 - 0 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Iain was born on this date in Edinburgh.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 1 Ayr Utd
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)

    Torrential rain heralded the new season, but United's bright start soon made the fans forget about the depressing elements. Andy Gray prodded home the first in s


  • League Debut

    Dundee United 5 - 0 Motherwell
    League (Division One)

    Four goals by Andy Gray, Pat Gardner, Dave Narey and a


  • First Goal

    Dunfermline 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Last Goal

    Kilmarnock 2 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Hearts
    League (Premier Division)