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Alex McLeish Squad Index
Information:
1981-82 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
21st January 1959
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 1
Weight:
13st 4
Signed:
11/03/77
Career History:
Glasgow United
Aberdeen 19th June 1976 ground staff
Lewis U 20th August 1976 (On loan)
Aberdeen 11th March 1977 professional
Motherwell 15th July 1994 Player - Manager
Hibernian 11th February 1998 Manager
Rangers 13th December 2001 to 8th May 2006
Scotland 29th January 2007 - 27th November 2007
Birmingham City 28th November 2007 - 12th June 2011
Aston Villa 17th June 2011 - 14th May 2012
Nottingham Forest Manager 27th December 2012 to 5th February 2013
Genk Manager 30th August 2014 to May 2015
Zamalek 2016
Scotland 20018-2019
 
Profile:
Signed for the Dons in 1977 from Glasgow United, and went on to become a Dons legend, gaining 77 caps for Scotland. An integral part of the great Dons side of the 80's, forged a rock-solid defensive partnership with Willie Miller that is arguably the greatest ever seen in the Scottish game. A dominating centre-half, McLeish remains a great favourite at Pittodrie, and was awarded a testimonial in 1990. Joined Motherwell as manager in 1994 after a remarkable 17-year Pittodrie career. Another member of the Dons exclusive 500 plus appearances club.
Alex McLeish - Season 1981-82

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
02/08/1977
Fraserburgh 3-0 Aberdeen
Benefit Match Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh 900 18 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
1993-94
35
0
0
3
0
1
4
0
0
3
0
0
45
0
1
2
0
0
1992-93
27
0
0
2
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
0
4
0
0
1991-92
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
3
0
0
1990-91
33
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
41
0
0
5
0
0
1989-90
32
0
2
4
0
0
5
0
0
2
0
0
43
0
2
2
0
0
1988-89
34
0
0
5
0
0
5
0
0
2
0
0
46
0
0
2
0
0
1987-88
36
0
1
2
0
0
5
0
0
4
0
0
47
0
1
5
0
0
1986-87
40
0
3
3
0
0
3
0
0
2
0
0
48
0
3
6
0
1
1985-86
34
0
3
6
0
0
6
0
1
6
0
0
52
0
4
4
0
0
1984-85
30
0
1
1
0
0
5
1
0
2
0
0
38
1
1
3
0
1
1983-84
32
0
2
10
0
0
7
0
0
10
0
0
59
0
2
5
0
0
1982-83
33
1
2
7
0
0
5
0
0
9
1
1
54
2
3
4
0
1
1981-82
32
0
5
8
0
0
6
0
1
4
0
0
50
0
6
6
0
1
1980-81
33
0
3
5
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
43
0
3
6
0
2
1979-80
35
0
2
11
0
1
4
0
0
1
0
0
51
0
3
5
1
1
1978-79
18
1
1
3
1
0
1
2
0
3
0
0
25
4
1
1
0
0
1977-78
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
1
0
Totals:
492
2
25
73
1
2
65
3
2
55
1
1
685
7
30
65
2
7
Total Appearances/Goals: 692 30  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1992-93 17/02/93
SCOTLAND v Malta
World Cup Qualifier
1990-91 27/03/91
SCOTLAND v Bulgaria
Euro Championship Qualifier
1990-91 06/02/91
SCOTLAND v Ussr
Friendly
1990-91 17/10/90
SCOTLAND v Switzerland
Euro Championship Qualifier
1990-91 12/09/90
SCOTLAND v Romania
Euro Championship Qualifier
1989-90 20/06/90
Brazil v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1989-90 16/06/90
Sweden v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1989-90 11/06/90
Costa Rica v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1989-90 16/05/90
SCOTLAND v Egypt
Friendly
1989-90 25/04/90
SCOTLAND v East Germany
Friendly
1989-90 28/03/90
SCOTLAND v Argentina
Friendly
1989-90 15/11/89
SCOTLAND v Norway
World Cup Qualifier
1989-90 11/10/89
France v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1989-90 06/09/89
Yugoslavia v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1988-89 30/05/89
SCOTLAND v Chile
Rous Cup
1988-89 27/05/89
SCOTLAND v England
Rous Cup
1988-89 26/04/89
SCOTLAND v Cyprus
World Cup Qualifier
1988-89 08/03/89
SCOTLAND v France
World Cup Qualifier
1988-89 08/02/89
Cyprus v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1988-89 22/12/88
Italy v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1988-89 19/10/88
SCOTLAND v Yugoslavia
World Cup Qualifier
1988-89 14/09/88
Norway v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1987-88 21/05/88
England v SCOTLAND
Rous Cup
1987-88 17/05/88
SCOTLAND v Columbia
Rous Cup
1987-88 27/04/88
Spain v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1987-88 22/03/88
Malta v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1987-88 17/02/88
Saudi Arabia v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1987-88 02/12/87
Luxembourg v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1987-88 11/11/87
Bulgaria v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1987-88 14/10/87
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
1986-87 26/05/87
SCOTLAND v Brazil
Rous Cup
1986-87 23/05/87
SCOTLAND v England
Rous Cup
1986-87 01/04/87
Belgium v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1985-86 04/06/86
Denmark v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1985-86 29/04/86
Holland v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1985-86 23/04/86
England v SCOTLAND
Rous Cup
1985-86 04/12/85
Australia v SCOTLAND
World Cup Play-Offs
1985-86 20/11/85
SCOTLAND v Australia
World Cup Play-Offs
1985-86 16/10/85
SCOTLAND v East Germany
Friendly
1985-86 10/09/85
Wales v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 28/05/85
Iceland v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 25/05/85
SCOTLAND v England
Rous Cup
1984-85 27/03/85
SCOTLAND v Wales
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 27/02/85
Spain v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 14/11/84
SCOTLAND v Spain
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 17/10/84
SCOTLAND v Iceland
World Cup Qualifier
1984-85 12/09/84
SCOTLAND v Yugoslavia
Friendly
1983-84 01/06/84
France v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1983-84 26/05/84
SCOTLAND v England
British Int'l Championship
1983-84 28/02/84
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1983-84 13/12/83
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1983-84 16/11/83
East Germany v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1983-84 12/10/83
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
1983-84 21/09/83
SCOTLAND v Uruguay
Friendly
1982-83 20/06/83
Canada v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1982-83 16/06/83
Canada v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1982-83 12/06/83
Canada v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1982-83 01/06/83
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1982-83 28/05/83
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1982-83 30/03/83
SCOTLAND v Switzerland
Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 15/12/82
Belgium v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1981-82 18/06/82
Brazil v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1981-82 28/04/82
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1981-82 24/02/82
Spain v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1981-82 09/09/81
SCOTLAND v Sweden
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 23/05/81
England v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1980-81 19/05/81
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1980-81 28/04/81
SCOTLAND v Israel
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 25/03/81
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 25/02/81
Israel v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 10/09/80
Sweden v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1979-80 31/05/80
Hungary v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1979-80 28/05/80
Poland v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1979-80 24/05/80
SCOTLAND v England
British Int'l Championship
1979-80 21/05/80
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1979-80 16/05/80
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
1979-80 26/03/80
SCOTLAND v Portugal
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 77