Gordon G Wallace Player Profile


  • Full Name: George Gordon Wallace
  • Born: June 20th, 1943 (Dundee)
  • Height: 5' 9
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: August 30th, 1976
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 51 appearances, 19 goals
  • Also Played For: Dundee, Montrose, Raith Rovers


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1977-78 23 (1) 24 6 0 0 13 (1) 3 10 3
1976-77 26 (1) 27 13 0 0 24 (1) 13 2 0
Totals: 49 (2) 19 37 (2) 16 12 (0) 3

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Jan 7th, 1978 07/01/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Dec 31st, 1977 31/12/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Dec 24th, 1977 24/12/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Dec 17th, 1977 17/12/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Nov 16th, 1977 16/11/77 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Dec 17th, 1977 17/12/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Nov 9th, 1977 09/11/77 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1977 23/08/77 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Albion Rovers (A) 5 - 1
Aug 20th, 1977 20/08/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Aug 17th, 1977 17/08/77 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Albion Rovers (H) 5 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Dec 17th, 1977 17/12/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2 (40')
Dec 17th, 1977 17/12/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2 (26')
Nov 9th, 1977 09/11/77 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1 (34')
Aug 23rd, 1977 23/08/77 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Albion Rovers (A) 5 - 1 (9')
Aug 20th, 1977 20/08/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1 (21')
Aug 17th, 1977 17/08/77 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Albion Rovers (H) 5 - 0 (24')
Feb 19th, 1977 19/02/77 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0 (62')
Feb 19th, 1977 19/02/77 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0 (9')
Feb 12th, 1977 12/02/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 3 - 2 (80')
Feb 7th, 1977 07/02/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 1 (41')
Nov 27th, 1976 27/11/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 1 (39')
Nov 27th, 1976 27/11/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 1 (4')
Nov 20th, 1976 20/11/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 2 (85')
Nov 6th, 1976 06/11/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1 (7')
Oct 30th, 1976 30/10/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 3 (83')
Oct 23rd, 1976 23/10/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1 (63')
Sep 18th, 1976 18/09/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 1 (49')
Sep 11th, 1976 11/09/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0 (20')
Sep 4th, 1976 04/09/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1 (89')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jan 7th, 1978 07/01/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1978 02/01/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Dec 31st, 1977 31/12/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Dec 24th, 1977 24/12/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Dec 17th, 1977 17/12/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Nov 16th, 1977 16/11/77 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Nov 9th, 1977 09/11/77 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1
Nov 5th, 1977 05/11/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Oct 26th, 1977 26/10/77 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1977 22/10/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Oct 8th, 1977 08/10/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Oct 5th, 1977 05/10/77 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Arbroath (A) 4 - 0
Oct 1st, 1977 01/10/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 0
Sep 27th, 1977 27/09/77 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Copenhagen (A) 0 - 3
Sep 24th, 1977 24/09/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 2
Sep 14th, 1977 14/09/77 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Copenhagen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 10th, 1977 10/09/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 0
Sep 3rd, 1977 03/09/77 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Aug 31st, 1977 31/08/77 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0
Aug 27th, 1977 27/08/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Aug 23rd, 1977 23/08/77 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Albion Rovers (A) 5 - 1
Aug 20th, 1977 20/08/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Aug 17th, 1977 17/08/77 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Albion Rovers (H) 5 - 0
Aug 13th, 1977 13/08/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 0
Apr 2nd, 1977 02/04/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 0 - 1
Mar 16th, 1977 16/03/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 2 (sub)
Mar 8th, 1977 08/03/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Mar 5th, 1977 05/03/77 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Mar 1st, 1977 01/03/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 0
Feb 19th, 1977 19/02/77 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
Feb 16th, 1977 16/02/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Feb 12th, 1977 12/02/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 3 - 2
Feb 7th, 1977 07/02/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 1
Jan 29th, 1977 29/01/77 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 4
Jan 8th, 1977 08/01/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 5th, 1977 05/01/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
Dec 27th, 1976 27/12/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Dec 18th, 1976 18/12/76 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Nov 27th, 1976 27/11/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 1
Nov 20th, 1976 20/11/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 2
Nov 9th, 1976 09/11/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3
Nov 6th, 1976 06/11/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Nov 3rd, 1976 03/11/76 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0
Oct 30th, 1976 30/10/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 3
Oct 23rd, 1976 23/10/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Oct 20th, 1976 20/10/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 5
Sep 25th, 1976 25/09/76 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Sep 18th, 1976 18/09/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A) 4 - 1
Sep 11th, 1976 11/09/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Sep 4th, 1976 04/09/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Sep 1st, 1976 01/09/76 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 37 (2) 16 0 0
SC 1 0 0 0
LC 9 3 0 0
UEFA 2 0 0 0
Totals: 49 (2) 19

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


Biography


A native of Dundee, Gordon began his senior career with Montrose in 1961. He spent five seasons at Links Park, netting four goals in a match on three separate occasions. In December 1966 he moved to Raith Rovers, where his goal-scoring exploits continued, helping them to promotion to the top flight. Scoring 30 goals during the 1967-68 season, he was awarded the SFWA footballer of the year - the first non Old Firm player to win the award. In September 1969 he returned to Dens Park, having been on provisional terms with Dundee eight years before, and in six years there he finished as Dundee’s top goal scorer three times. He also scored the winning goal in the 1973 League Cup final. He left Dundee after their relegation in 1976, and spent the summer in America with the Seattle Sounders.

Returning to Scotland, Jim McLean brought Gordon to Tannadice in August 1976, and he made his United debut against Celtic in a League Cup tie. He formed a productive attacking partnership with a youthful Paul Sturrock, scoring 30 goals between them in his first season, with Gordon scoring winners against Celtic at Tannadice and Rangers at Ibrox. The goals eventually dried up during the 1977-78 season, and he fell out of the first team around New Year. Gordon spent the summer of 1978 back with Seattle Sounders in America before returning to Raith Rovers for a small fee, going on to score the last of his 264 league goals which stood as a Scottish record for 19 years.

He later took up a player/manager position at Starks Park, becoming manager once he retired. He returned to Tannadice in July 1983 as a coach, assisting Jim McLean during some of the Clubs most famous European ties over the next six years. In February 1989 he became manager of Dundee but left them in 1991 to join former team mate Jocky Scott’s management team at Dunfermline. He returned to Tannadice once more as coach in 1993, and at the age of 51 played during a close season tour of Trinidad & Tobago. He had a brief spell as caretaker manager, alongside coaches Maurice Malpas and Paul Hegarty, after the departure of Ivan Golac in 1995. He left United in 1998, and had a spell in broadcasting before returning to coaching with Dundee for a spell.

Last updated on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 by B Orr.





Debut

September 1st, 1976
Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


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