Allan Forsyth Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1977-78 1 (1) 0 0 0 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
1976-77 7 (1) 0 0 0 62.5% 0.0% 37.5%
1975-76 16 0 0 0 50.0% 12.5% 37.5%
1974-75 5 (1) 2 0 0 66.7% 0.0% 33.3%
1972-73 - - - - - - -
Totals: 29 (3) 2


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 15/03/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 1
 09/11/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3
 06/11/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
 03/11/76 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0
 30/10/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 05/04/78 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  0 - 2
 15/03/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 27/11/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 1
 09/11/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 06/11/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 03/11/76 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 0
 30/10/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 3
 23/10/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 11/08/76 Prelim Round 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 07/08/76 Prelim Round 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 04/05/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 28/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 0
 24/04/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 21/04/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 17/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 14/04/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 10/04/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 31/03/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 27/03/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 20/03/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 03/03/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 0
 28/02/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 25/02/76 4th Round Replay vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 2
 21/02/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 22/10/75 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Porto (H)  1 - 2
 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 2
 29/03/75 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 22/03/75 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 11/01/75 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3


Biography


Allan joined United from Larkhall Thistle a month before his 17th birthday in March 1972. He was a regular in the reserves for almost three years before he made his first team debut against Hibernian in January 1975. His only goals for United came just two months later, both in the same match and from the same penalty spot, against Partick Thistle at Tannadice.

The defender had a tough time getting into a side that contained several good players in his position but by the end of 1975-76, he was holding on to a regular place. However, following an injury late in 1976 he was sidelined for several months and after that he could not re-establish himself in the line up. Back in the reserve side, he left United in July 1978, joining Raith Rovers for around £15,000, a record transfer fee for the Fife side.

He spent six years with the Kirkcaldy club, playing in over 150 games before joining Dunfermline Athletic in 1984. A year later he returned to the junior ranks with Glenrothes Juniors, and later had a spell in management at that level with Thornton Hibs.





Debut

January 11th, 1975
Dundee United 1 - 3 Hibernian

League (Division One)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Allan was born on this date in Glasgow.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Allan joined United from Larkhall Thistle a month before his 17th birthday in March 1972. He was a regular in the reserves for almost three years before he made his first team debut against Hibernian in January 1975. His only goals for United came just two months later, both in the same match and from the same penalty spot, against Partick Thistle at Tannadice.

  • Prior to the meeting with Thistle, United had strung together five consecutive league wins in their chase for a Premier League place. Unfortunately for the Tannadice men striker Andy Gray was a non-starter through injury. But the afternoon proved to be a day of triumph for young defender Allan Forsyth. He grabbed the spotlight after seventeen minutes when sending the home side ahead from the penalty pot after Danny Kellachan had brought down Paul Sturrock.

  • Last Appearance - Rangers 2 - 0 Dundee United