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Derek McKay Squad Index
Information:
1969-70 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
13th December 1948
Birthplace:
Banff
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 7
Weight:
10st 4lbs
Signed:
25th July 1969
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
Honours:
Member of the Scotland Youth squad in 1966.
 
Profile:
Fondly known as "Cup-tie" McKay after his remarkable rise to fame in the Dons memorable Scottish Cup win in 1970. McKay was signed on a free transfer from Dundee in 1969, and it was not until a flu virus decimated the Dons team before a quarter final tie at Falkirk that McKay was given his opportunity. McKay scored the only goals in both the Falkirk game and the semi final against Kilmarnock. Two goals in the Final against Celtic helped the Dons to an unlikely 3-1 win, so giving McKay notoriety in Pittodrie folklore. Released on a free in 1971.

Died: Pattaya, Thailand, 20th April 2008

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
28/07/1969
Tranmere Rovers 4-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,241 20 Sub
04/10/1969
Ayr United 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,100 20 Sub
11/10/1969
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 20 Sub
15/10/1969
Aberdeen 5-0 Peterhead
Friendly 1,500 20 Start
19/11/1969
North Select 3-7 Aberdeen
Friendly 20 Start
21/02/1970
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 13,500 21 Start
25/02/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
28/02/1970
Partick Thistle 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 21 Start
02/03/1970
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 21 Start
07/03/1970
St. Mirren 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 21 Start
09/03/1970
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 21 Start
14/03/1970
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup SF 25,812 21 Start
18/03/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
21/03/1970
Aberdeen 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
25/03/1970
Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 33,000 21 Start
28/03/1970
Dundee United 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Sub
04/04/1970
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
11/04/1970
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Scottish Cup F 108,434 21 Start
13/04/1970
Hibernian 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
18/04/1970
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,100 21 Start
02/05/1970
Newcastle United 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 10,300 21 Start
04/08/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 ADO Den Haag
Friendly 13,500 21 Sub
05/09/1970
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
12/09/1970
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
16/09/1970
Aberdeen 3-1 Honved
European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L 21,500 21 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
1970-71
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
1
0
1969-70
10
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
4
0
0
0
13
3
4
4
1
1
Totals:
12
3
0
0
0
0
3
0
4
1
0
0
16
3
4
4
2
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 19 4