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Ian Purdie Squad Index
Information:
1974-75 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
07th March 1953
Birthplace:
Bellshill
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 0lbs
Signed:
22nd August 1970
Career History:
Larkhall Thistle
Aberdeen 22nd August 1970
Dundee 23rd August 1975 Part-exchange Jocky Scott & 15,000
Motherwell 30th July 1977 25,000
Wigan Athletic 8th July 1978 Free Transfer
Portsmouth 2nd November 1979
Canberra City (also known for a time as Canberra Arrows)1981
 
Profile:
Purdie was a very promising, goalscoring winger, but in early 1974 he requested a transfer and was put on the transfer list by manager Jimmy Bonthrone. Before he left he turned down a move that would have taken former Don Dave Smith back to Pittodrie from Rangers. Later emigrated to play in Australia.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
20/07/1971
Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Aberdeen
German Tour 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
1974-75
27
0
7
5
1
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
36
1
9
2
0
0
1973-74
6
2
1
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
10
3
1
2
0
0
1972-73
3
0
2
2
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
6
0
4
0
0
1
1971-72
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
0
Totals:
36
3
10
10
1
3
6
0
1
0
1
0
52
5
14
5
3
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 57 14