Brian Rankin Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1974-75 3 0 0 0 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
1973-74 4 (1) 1 0 0 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
1972-73 - - - - - - -
Totals: 7 (1) 1


 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
 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
 14/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 0
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
 24/02/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 14/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 10/03/74 5th Round vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 24/02/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 02/02/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 26/01/74 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1


Biography

Brian was a nephew of former Tannadice favourite Dennis Gillespie, and signed for United from Vale of Clyde. He then spent three years in the reserves and but was unable to command a first team slot and in November 1974, he left to join Hamilton Academical.

Debut

January 26th, 1974
Dundee United 4 - 1 Airdrieonians

Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Brian was born on this date in .

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Brian was a nephew of former Tannadice favourite Dennis Gillespie, and signed for United from Vale of Clyde. He then spent three years in the reserves and but was unable to command a first team slot and in November 1974, he left to join Hamilton Academical.

  • The restrictions of the three day week brought Sunday football to Tannadice for the first time as the sides disputed the right to appear in the quarterfinals. Conditions were well nigh perfect but, unfortunately, that failed to provide an enthralling Cup-tie. The match generally was scrappy and for so long the tie seemed destined for a goal-less draw and replay. Archie Knox came closest to scoring in the early stages and that prompted Morton into retaliation, and the visitors came close on three occasions, particularly on the latter, when George Fleming had to head a Hugh Mcllmoyle shot off the line. Three minutes later George was in action at the other end with a header which went only inches past. Obviously Manager Jim McLean's half-time lecture had its desired effect as the Tannadice men buzzed round Roy Baines' goal. The game progressed somewhat haphazardly until the 61st minute, that is! The ball had been hovering around the Morton box when it arrived at the feet of Brian Rankin. The 18 year old responded by instantly crashing a venemous left-foot shot which screamed past a helpless Roy Baines. Apart from a John Holt clearance on the line, United had few further anxious moments in a match in which they rarely played well, but a passport to a quarter-final tie with Dunfermline was more than acceptable solace for the standard of performance. Unfortunately, notwithstanding a fine Sunday afternoon only 7,000 watched what was overall a disappointing tie. We, of course, went on to reach our first final that season.

  • Last Appearance - Celtic 1 - 0 Dundee United