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Billy Stark Squad Index
Information:
1985-86 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Central Midfielder
Date of Birth:
01st December 1956
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 1
Weight:
11st 4
Signed:
5th June 1983
Career History:
Anniesland Waverley
St. Mirren 29th July 1975
Aberdeen 5th June 1983 £70,000
Celtic 13th July 1987 £80,000
Kilmarnock 6th July 1990 £50,000
Hamilton Academical 4th October 1991 Exchange Hugh Burns, assistant manager ? 8th October 1991, Out of contract on 13th May 1992
Kilmarnock 20th May 1992 assistant-manager, 3rd August 1992 player
Celtic assistant-manager on 13th July 1994
Morton Manager 1st October 1997 10th January 2000
St Johnstone Manager 5th October 2001 to 27th April 2004
Queens Park Manager 27th August 2004 ? 9th January 2008
Scotland U-21 Manager/Scotland Manager 5th November 2012 to November 2014
Albion Rovers Assistant Manager 14th June 2015
East Kilbride June 2017 to 1st May 2018
Scotland U-19 Head Coach 24th May 2018
 
Profile:
Signed as a long term replacement for Gordon Strachan, Alex Ferguson once again plundered St Mirren and paid the Paisley club £100,000 for his services. An effective wide midfield player, Stark was a prolific goal taker, and with his natural ability these qualities made Stark a valuable asset at Pittodrie, which was never fully appreciated in some quarters. Joined Celtic after leaving Pittodrie.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
13/08/1983
Aberdeen 0-1 Arsenal
Friendly 11,700 26 Start
17/08/1983
Manchester United 2-2 Aberdeen
Testimonial 18,000 26 Start
20/08/1983
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Premier Division 14,304 26 Start
24/08/1983
Aberdeen 9-0 Raith Rovers
League Cup R2 1L 9,650 26 Start
27/08/1983
Raith Rovers 0-3 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2L 3,000 26 Start
31/08/1983
Aberdeen 4-0 Meadowbank Thistle
League Cup G3 10,000 26 Start
03/09/1983
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 12,400 26 Start
07/09/1983
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 5,100 26 Sub
10/09/1983
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,217 26 Start
14/09/1983
Akranes 1-2 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 5,500 26 Start
28/09/1983
Aberdeen 1-1 Akranes
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 12,500 26 Start
01/10/1983
Heart of Midlothian 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 18,200 26 Start
05/10/1983
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
League Cup G3 13,200 26 Sub
08/10/1983
Aberdeen 5-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 13,300 26 Start
15/10/1983
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,000 26 Start
18/04/1984
Aberdeen 5-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 19,562 27 Sub
21/04/1984
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,197 27 Start
28/04/1984
Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,663 27 Start
30/04/1984
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Johnstone
Premier Division 11,500 27 Sub
05/05/1984
Aberdeen 2-2 Hibernian
Premier Division 17,000 27 Start
07/05/1984
Dundee United 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,990 27 Sub
09/05/1984
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 16,200 27 Start
12/05/1984
St. Mirren 3-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,450 27 Start
19/05/1984
Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup F 58,900 27 Sub
04/08/1984
Stuttgart Kickers 0-1 Aberdeen
West Germany Tour 27 Sub
11/08/1984
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee
Premier Division 14,700 27 Start
13/08/1984
Leicester City 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 7,400 27 Sub
18/08/1984
St. Mirren 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,445 27 Start
22/08/1984
Airdrie 3-1 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 5,000 27 Start
25/08/1984
Dundee United 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 13,033 27 Start
01/09/1984
Aberdeen 4-1 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,500 27 Start
08/09/1984
Morton 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 27 Start
15/09/1984
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 27 Start
19/09/1984
Aberdeen 2-1 Dynamo Berlin
European Cup R1 1L 20,000 27 Start
29/09/1984
Aberdeen 4-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 16,344 27 Sub
03/10/1984
Dynamo Berlin 2-1 Aberdeen
European Cup R1 2L 20,000 27 Start
06/10/1984
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 31,418 27 Start
13/10/1984
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,990 27 Start
20/10/1984
Aberdeen 4-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 14,100 27 Start
30/10/1984
Aberdeen 4-2 Coventry City
Friendly 10,000 27 Start
06/11/1984
Hibernian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,000 27 Start
10/11/1984
Aberdeen 3-1 Morton
Premier Division 14,500 27 Start
17/11/1984
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 44,000 27 Start
20/11/1984
Forfar Athletic 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,168 27 Start
24/11/1984
Aberdeen 1-0 Dumbarton
Premier Division 13,200 27 Start
01/12/1984
Heart of Midlothian 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,037 28 Start
08/12/1984
Aberdeen 4-2 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 28 Start
15/12/1984
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Premier Division 14,000 28 Start
22/12/1984
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 16,354 28 Start
29/12/1984
St. Mirren 2-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,287 28 Start
02/01/1985
Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 21,994 28 Sub
12/01/1985
Aberdeen 5-0 Morton
Premier Division 11,000 28 Start
14/01/1985
Ismaily SC 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 11,000 28 Sub
19/01/1985
Aberdeen 5-1 Rangers
Premier Division 23,000 28 Start
30/01/1985
Aberdeen 5-0 Alloa Athletic
Scottish Cup R3 13,500 28 Start
02/02/1985
Dumbarton 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,500 28 Start
02/03/1985
Aberdeen 3-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,000 28 Start
09/03/1985
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 23,900 28 Start
13/03/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup QF REP 23,000 28 Start
16/03/1985
Dundee 0-4 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,161 28 Start
23/03/1985
Hibernian 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,000 28 Start
30/03/1985
Aberdeen 4-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,600 28 Start
06/04/1985
Rangers 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 23,437 28 Start
13/04/1985
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF 18,485 28 Start
17/04/1985
Aberdeen 1-2 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP 10,771 28 Start
20/04/1985
Aberdeen 4-0 Dumbarton
Premier Division 12,500 28 Start
27/04/1985
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 28 Start
04/05/1985
Heart of Midlothian 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,251 28 Start
11/05/1985
Morton 1-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,600 28 Start
24/07/1985
Neuchatel 1-0 Aberdeen
Tour 28 Start
07/08/1985
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 5,500 28 Start
10/08/1985
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 14,846 28 Start
17/08/1985
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 14,339 28 Start
21/08/1985
Aberdeen 5-0 Ayr United
League Cup R2 12,400 28 Start
24/08/1985
Aberdeen 1-1 Motherwell
Premier Division 14,059 28 Start
28/08/1985
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 5,100 28 Sub
31/08/1985
Dundee 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,592 28 Start
04/09/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup QF 13,100 28 Start
07/09/1985
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 12,300 28 Start
14/09/1985
Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 39,450 28 Start
18/09/1985
Akranes 1-3 Aberdeen
European Cup R1 1L 7,000 28 Start
21/09/1985
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,585 28 Start
25/09/1985
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup SF 1L 12,837 28 Start
28/09/1985
Rangers 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,599 28 Start
05/10/1985
Aberdeen 3-1 Clydebank
Premier Division 11,339 28 Start
09/10/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
League Cup SF 2L 20,000 28 Start
12/10/1985
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,337 28 Start
19/10/1985
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,148 28 Start
23/10/1985
Servette 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup R2 1L 8,000 28 Start
27/10/1985
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
League Cup F 40,061 28 Start
02/11/1985
Aberdeen 4-1 Celtic
Premier Division 23,000 28 Start
06/11/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Servette
European Cup R2 2L 19,000 28 Start
09/11/1985
Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee
Premier Division 12,600 28 Start
16/11/1985
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,960 28 Start
23/11/1985
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,930 28 Start
10/12/1985
Clydebank 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,095 29 Start
14/12/1985
Aberdeen 4-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,819 29 Start
16/12/1985
Aberdeen 1-3 Billy McNeill Select
Testimonial 16,500 29 Start
21/12/1985
Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,085 29 Start
01/01/1986
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,096 29 Start
04/01/1986
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,500 29 Start
11/01/1986
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 31,305 29 Sub
18/01/1986
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 21,500 29 Start
01/02/1986
Rangers 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 29,887 29 Start
05/02/1986
Aberdeen 4-1 Montrose
Scottish Cup R3 9,000 29 Start
08/02/1986
Aberdeen 4-1 Clydebank
Premier Division 11,000 29 Start
22/02/1986
Hibernian 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,500 29 Start
05/03/1986
Aberdeen 2-2 IFK Gothenburg
European Cup QF 1L 22,000 29 Start
08/03/1986
Dundee 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 13,188 29 Sub
12/03/1986
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Scottish Cup QF REP 21,000 29 Start
15/03/1986
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,448 29 Sub
19/03/1986
IFK Gothenburg 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup QF 2L 44,152 29 Sub
22/03/1986
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Premier Division 13,013 29 Start
29/03/1986
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,957 29 Start
05/04/1986
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
Scottish Cup SF 19,165 29 Start
12/04/1986
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Premier Division 22,000 29 Start
03/05/1986
Clydebank 0-6 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,382 29 Start
10/05/1986
Aberdeen 3-0 Heart of Midlothian
Scottish Cup F 62,841 29 Sub
22/07/1986
Gunnilse IS 1-1 Aberdeen
Tour - Sweden 29 Start
05/08/1986
Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 29 Start
09/08/1986
Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,910 29 Start
13/08/1986
Aberdeen 4-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 12,983 29 Start
16/08/1986
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Premier Division 10,316 29 Start
23/08/1986
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 46,073 29 Start
27/08/1986
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
League Cup R3 8,081 29 Start
30/08/1986
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee
Premier Division 12,486 29 Start
03/09/1986
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
League Cup QF 23,500 29 Start
06/09/1986
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,435 29 Start
13/09/1986
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,625 29 Start
17/09/1986
Aberdeen 2-1 Sion
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 12,312 29 Start
20/09/1986
Clydebank 1-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,766 29 Start
27/09/1986
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 40,155 29 Start
01/10/1986
Sion 3-0 Aberdeen
European Cup Winners Cup R1 2L 11,800 29 Start
04/10/1986
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Premier Division 8,751 29 Start
08/10/1986
Falkirk 3-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,800 29 Start
11/10/1986
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 14,922 29 Start
18/10/1986
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,127 29 Start
25/10/1986
Hamilton 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,001 29 Sub
01/11/1986
Dundee 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 8,200 29 Sub
03/11/1986
Inverness Caledonian 1-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,000 29 Start
08/11/1986
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,336 29 Sub
15/11/1986
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 17,108 29 Start
19/11/1986
Aberdeen 5-0 Clydebank
Premier Division 7,301 29 Start
22/11/1986
Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers
Premier Division 21,733 29 Start
26/11/1986
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
Premier Division 22,040 29 Start
29/11/1986
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,479 29 Start
03/12/1986
Aberdeen 1-0 Falkirk
Premier Division 9,253 30 Start
13/12/1986
Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 11,003 30 Start
20/12/1986
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 32,624 30 Start
27/12/1986
Aberdeen 0-0 Hamilton
Premier Division 10,500 30 Start
01/01/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Premier Division 11,000 30 Start
21/01/1987
Aberdeen 2-1 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,030 30 Sub
27/01/1987
Clydebank 0-5 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,007 30 Sub
04/02/1987
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R3 REP 55,405 30 Sub
07/02/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,000 30 Start
21/02/1987
Falkirk 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 30 Start
25/02/1987
St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,553 30 Start
28/02/1987
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
Premier Division 14,000 30 Start
07/03/1987
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,000 30 Start
14/03/1987
Aberdeen 1-0 Celtic
Premier Division 20,000 30 Start
21/03/1987
Hamilton 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 3,594 30 Start
28/03/1987
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 7,000 30 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1986-87
31
5
12
2
0
2
0
1
0
2
0
0
35
6
14
3
0
0
1985-86
28
2
8
5
1
3
3
2
3
4
1
1
40
6
15
3
0
4
1984-85
30
2
15
1
0
1
5
0
4
2
0
0
38
2
20
2
3
2
1983-84
11
3
6
3
2
5
0
1
0
2
0
0
16
6
11
2
0
1
Totals:
100
12
41
11
3
11
8
4
7
10
1
1
129
20
60
10
3
7
Total Appearances/Goals: 149 60