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John Gardiner Squad Index
Information:
1978-79 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 8th August 1973
Mugiemoss 14th August 1976 (on loan)
Dundee United 2nd February 1980 25,000
Airdrie 20th February 1981 - April 1981(On Loan)
Forfar Athletic 23rd October 1981 (On Loan)
Motherwell 1st December 1984 10,000
Montrose 6th February 1988
Peterhead July 1989
Huntly June 1991 (player), 1998-99 (manager)
Inverurie Locos manager June 1999 to September 2006
Formartine United manager 22nd December 2007 to 24th February 2011
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 with the Dons, making his senior debut in a friendly against Middlesbrough in 1978. John left the Dons in pursuit of first team football and joined Dundee United, going 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.

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 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