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Derek McKay Squad Index
Information:
1969-70 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Winger
Date of Birth:
13th December 1949
Birthplace:
Banff
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
25th July 1969
Career History:
Deveronvale, Dundee, Aberdeen, Barrow, Keith.
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.
Derek McKay

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
28/07/1969
Tranmere Rovers 4-3 Aberdeen
Friendly Prenton Park, Birkenhead 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