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John Gardiner Squad Index
Information:
1979-80 Squad Number:
1
Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of Birth:
02nd April 1958
Birthplace:
Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 11 1/2
Weight:
10 st 9 lbs
Signed:
8th August 1973
Career History:
Campsie Black Watch, Aberdeen, Dundee United, Airdrie (loan), Forfar Athletic (loan), Motherwell, Montrose, Peterhead.
Honours:
Substitute for the Scotland Under-21 team in 1978 and 1979.
 
Profile:
Although at Pittodrie at the same time as Bobby Clark and Andy Geoghegan, John Gardiner still managed to squeeze in some first team football at Pittodrie, making his senior debut in a friendly against Middlesbrough in1978. John left the Dons in pursuit of first team football and joined Dundee United and went on loan to Airdrie and Forfar before settling at Motherwell in 1984 where he enjoyed three seasons. Later played in the Highland League and managed Huntly, Inverurie Loco Works and Formartine United.
John Gardiner

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/12/1977
Inverness Caledonian 2-4 Aberdeen
Benefit Match Telford Street Park, Inverness 1,750 19 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
1978-79
2
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
2
2
0
1977-78
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
2
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
3
2
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 5 0