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Derek McKay Squad Index
Information:
1969-70 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
13th December 1949
Birthplace:
Banff
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 7
Weight:
10st 4lbs
Signed:
25th July 1969
Career History:
Inverurie Locos A
Devronvale
Dundee 13th November 1965, Freed 30th April 1969
Aberdeen 25th July 1969
Forres Mechanics 14th August 1971
Barrow 1st September 1971
Durban United 15th November 1973
East London United
Keith 2nd December 1974
Sutherland, Australia 18th February 1975
Sydney
Apia
Adelaide
Kiev
Ross County 20th February 1978
Kiev, Australia 29th March 1979
Honours:
Member of the Scotland Youth squad in 1966.
 
Profile:
Fondly known as "Cup-tie" McKay after his remarkable rise to fame in the Dons memorable Scottish Cup win in 1970. McKay was signed on a free transfer from Dundee in 1969, and it was not until a flu virus decimated the Dons team before a quarter final tie at Falkirk that McKay was given his opportunity. McKay scored the only goals in both the Falkirk game and the semi final against Kilmarnock. Two goals in the Final against Celtic helped the Dons to an unlikely 3-1 win, so giving McKay notoriety in Pittodrie folklore. Released on a free in 1971.

Died: Pattaya, Thailand, 20th April 2008

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
28/07/1969
Tranmere Rovers 4-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,241 19 Sub

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
1970-71
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
1
0
1969-70
10
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
4
0
0
0
13
3
4
2
1
1
Totals:
12
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
4
1
0
0
16
3
4
2
2
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 19 4