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Gordon Strachan Squad Index
Information:
1983-84 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
09th February 1957
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 5 1/2
Weight:
10st 5lbs
Signed:
3rd November 1977
Career History:
Craigroyston Boys Club
Dundee 30th October 1971
Aberdeen 3rd November 1977 40,000 and Jim Shirra
Manchester United 13th August 1984 500,000
Leeds United 23rd March 1989 300,000
Coventry City 22nd March 1995, Manager - 5th November 1996 - 10th September 2001
Southampton Manager 22nd October 2001 - 13th February 2004
Celtic Manager 31st May 2005 - 25th May 2009/Middlesbrough 26th October 2009 - 18th October 2010
Scotland Manager 15th January 2013, Resigned on 12th October 2017
Dundee Technical Director 18th July 2019 to Present
 
Profile:
Full Name: Gordon David Strachan

The "wee man" as he was affectionately known to the Aberdeen support, joined the Dons in an exchange deal that took Jim Shirra to Dundee with a 40,000 cash adjustment. Dons boss Billy McNeill brought off the deal that was to prove crucial to Aberdeen success. Strachan went on to become a vital part of the Aberdeen side, with a rare talent to easily trick his way past opponents. Capped for Scotland on 50 occasions, Strachan joined Manchester United in 1984 in a 600,000 move. Played for Scotland at two World Cups, and also enjoyed considerable success with Manchester Utd, Leeds and Coventry. Strachan took over as Coventry boss before moving to Southampton. Recently decided to part company with the Saints.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/11/1977
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,000 20 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
1988-89
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1983-84
24
1
13
6
0
0
7
0
2
8
1
3
45
2
18
5
0
3
1982-83
32
0
12
7
0
7
3
0
0
9
1
1
51
1
20
3
0
3
1981-82
30
0
7
8
0
6
6
0
4
6
0
3
50
0
20
6
0
2
1980-81
20
0
6
6
0
3
0
0
0
4
0
0
30
0
9
5
0
3
1979-80
33
0
10
11
0
4
5
0
1
2
0
0
51
0
15
5
0
1
1978-79
26
5
5
5
3
0
4
0
0
1
2
1
36
10
6
2
4
0
1977-78
10
2
1
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
14
2
1
1
0
0
Totals:
175
8
54
43
3
20
29
0
7
30
4
8
277
15
89
28
4
12
Total Appearances/Goals: 292 89  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1991-92 25/03/92
SCOTLAND v Finland
Friendly
1991-92 19/02/92
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
Friendly
1991-92 16/10/91
Romania v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1991-92 11/09/91
Switzerland v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1990-91 01/05/91
San Marino v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1990-91 27/03/91
SCOTLAND v Bulgaria
Euro Championship Qualifier
1990-91 06/02/91
SCOTLAND v Ussr
Friendly
1989-90 11/10/89
France v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1988-89 08/03/89
SCOTLAND v France
World Cup Qualifier
1987-88 09/09/87
SCOTLAND v Hungary
Friendly
1986-87 18/02/87
SCOTLAND v Republic Of Ireland
Euro Championship Qualifier
1986-87 15/10/86
Republic Of Ireland v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1986-87 10/09/86
SCOTLAND v Bulgaria
Euro Championship Qualifier
1985-86 13/06/86
Uruguay v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1985-86 08/06/86
West Germany v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1985-86 04/06/86
Denmark v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1985-86 26/03/86
SCOTLAND v Romania
Friendly
1985-86 20/11/85
SCOTLAND v Australia
World Cup Play-Offs
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
England v SCOTLAND
Rous Cup
1984-85 27/02/85
Spain v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1983-84 01/06/84
France v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1983-84 26/05/84
SCOTLAND v England
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
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 24/05/83
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
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
1982-83 17/11/82
Switzerland v SCOTLAND
Euro Championship Qualifier
1982-83 13/10/82
SCOTLAND v East Germany
Euro Championship Qualifier
1981-82 22/06/82
Ussr v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1981-82 18/06/82
Brazil v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1981-82 15/06/82
New Zealand v SCOTLAND
World Cup Finals
1981-82 23/03/82
SCOTLAND v Holland
Friendly
1981-82 24/02/82
Spain v SCOTLAND
Friendly
1981-82 18/11/81
Portugal v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1981-82 14/10/81
Northern Ireland v SCOTLAND
World Cup Qualifier
1980-81 15/10/80
SCOTLAND v Portugal
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
Total Appearances: 50