Tommy Coyne Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1986-87 5 (9) 2 0 1 50.0% 14.3% 35.7%
1985-86 13 (6) 4 0 0 52.6% 26.3% 21.1%
1984-85 18 (5) 5 0 0 56.5% 26.1% 17.4%
1983-84 15 (6) 3 0 0 38.1% 38.1% 23.8%
Totals: 51 (26) 14


 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
 29/11/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 2
 08/11/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 3
 11/10/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
 01/10/86 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Lens (H) 2 - 0
 06/09/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 08/10/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0
 01/10/86 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Lens (H) 2 - 0
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 4 - 0
 25/01/86 3rd Round vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0
 27/04/85 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 08/10/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 01/10/86 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Lens (H)  2 - 0
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 0
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 0
 25/01/86 3rd Round vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 25/01/86 3rd Round vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 27/04/85 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 10/11/84 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 07/11/84 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Linzer (H)  5 - 1
 07/11/84 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Linzer (H)  5 - 1
 06/10/84 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 0
 14/04/84 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 0
 11/03/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 11/03/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 06/12/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 29/11/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 2
 26/11/86 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Hajduk Split (H)  2 - 0
 19/11/86 Premier Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 15/11/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 08/11/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 3
 05/11/86 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Univ Craiova (A)  0 - 1
 22/10/86 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Univ Craiova (H)  3 - 0
 11/10/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 08/10/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 04/10/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 01/10/86 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Lens (H)  2 - 0
 06/09/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 13/08/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  0 - 0
 26/04/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 2
 11/03/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 08/03/86 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 15/02/86 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 08/02/86 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  4 - 0
 01/02/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 25/01/86 3rd Round vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 18/01/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 0
 11/01/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 11/12/85 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Neuchatel Xamax (A)  1 - 3
 23/11/85 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A)  2 - 1
 16/11/85 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 09/11/85 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 0
 26/10/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 0
 05/10/85 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 02/10/85 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Bohemians (H)  2 - 2
 31/08/85 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 21/08/85 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 0
 10/08/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 11/05/85 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 1
 04/05/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 27/04/85 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 0
 20/04/85 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 13/03/85 Premier Division vs. Morton (A)  3 - 0
 02/03/85 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 09/02/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 29/12/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 1
 22/12/84 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 15/12/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 2
 08/12/84 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 2
 01/12/84 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 24/11/84 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 17/11/84 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  7 - 0
 10/11/84 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 07/11/84 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Linzer (H)  5 - 1
 03/11/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 20/10/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 13/10/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 06/10/84 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 0
 25/08/84 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 21/08/84 2nd Round vs. Forfar Athletic (H)  5 - 0
 11/08/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 14/05/84 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 12/05/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 07/05/84 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 05/05/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 2
 30/04/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 28/04/84 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 18/04/84 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 5
 14/04/84 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 0
 11/04/84 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Roma (H)  2 - 0
 21/03/84 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. SK Rapid (H)  1 - 0
 17/03/84 Quarter Final vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 11/03/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 03/03/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 1
 25/02/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 27/12/83 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 26/11/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 22/11/83 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 4
 19/11/83 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 12/11/83 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  7 - 0
 05/11/83 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 1
 29/10/83 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 2


Biography


Tommy played for Hillwood Boys Club before starting his professional career at Clydebank, where he made his debut in the 1981-82 season. He quickly became a regular in the side, and over the next three seasons made a name for himself with an impressive scoring record at Kilbowie.

His form began to attract attention from other clubs, and Jim McLean, who tried to sign Coyne when he was a schoolboy, brought the striker to Tannadice in October 1983 for a reported £65,000. Making his debut against Motherwell at Fir Park the next day, he went on to appear in over 20 matches that season, including a substitute appearance against Roma in the European Cup semi-final at Tannadice. His career at United never really took off and he was constantly battling for a first team place against established players Paul Sturrock and Davie Dodds.

When Dodds departed in July 1986, it looked like Coyne would finally get a run in the team. However, with the arrival of Iain Ferguson from Rangers and the emergence of Kevin Gallacher from the youth system, Coyne remained down the pecking order. With Ferguson having not been registered in time for the early rounds of the UEFA Cup, Tommy was given a starting place against RC Lens at Tannadice, scoring the crucial winning goal to start United off on their run to the final that season.

In November 1986 he asked for a transfer request and within weeks he left to join neighbours Dundee for £75,000. He rediscovered his scoring touch at Dens Park, forming a prolific partnership with Keith Wright, before leaving to join Celtic for £500,000 in March 1989. During his four years at Parkhead, he collected a Scottish Cup runners-up medal in 1990, and was capped at international level for the Republic of Ireland. He moved on to Tranmere Rovers in 1993, but his time in England was cut short after the tragic death of his wife. He returned to Scotland to sign for Motherwell in November 1993, scoring regularly as the Fir Park side competed at the top end of the Premier table, and made three appearances in the 1994 World Cup finals in America. He returned to Dundee for a second spell in 1998 and then a short stay on loan at Falkirk before returning to Clydebank as player/manager in 2000. The striker finished his career Albion Rovers, and went into management at Junior level.





Debut (as sub)

October 29th, 1983
Motherwell 2 - 2 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

November 12th, 1983
Dundee United 7 - 0 St Johnstone

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Tommy was born on this date in Govan, Glasgow.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Motherwell 2 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    October has been another productive month for United, with four wins across the league and league cup whilst securing a creditable draw away to Standard Liege in the European Cup, but there is the lin


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 1 Hearts
    League (Premier Division)

    United's first home Premier match on a Sunday completed a hat-trick of successes over the Jam Tarts at Tannadice this season. The home side, however, had to come from behind. After only 8 minutes a fl


  • 50th Appearance

    Celtic 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    After seven weeks without a win, United came back to form with a bang with this resounding win over a strangely subdued Celtic side. Only six minutes had elapsed when Paul Sturrock slung over a cross


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 0 Hibernian
    League (Premier Division)

    We recorded a convincing win over Hibs and the second half performance provided some of the best football seen at Tannadice this season. There was little evidence of an overwhelming United win in the


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 0 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    Two own goals helped United to their biggest home win of the season so far. In the first half Iain Ferguson opened the scoring in the 24th minute, closely follow


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 0 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    In normal circumstances, dropping a point at home would be regarded as a point lost. Circumstances however were far from normal. How could they be as we faced up to an Aberdeen side, almost back to fu