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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:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
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.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
05/12/1977
Inverness Caledonian 2-4 Aberdeen
Benefit Match 1,750 19 Start
07/08/1978
Aberdeen 3-2 Middlesbrough
Friendly 10,500 20 Sub
30/08/1978
Meadowbank Thistle 0-5 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 1L 1,600 20 Start
23/10/1978
Arbroath Select 2-2 Aberdeen
Testimonial 1,200 20 Start
15/11/1978
Aberdeen 3-1 Ayr United
League Cup QF 2L 13,000 20 Start
22/11/1978
Aberdeen 1-0 Moscow Dynamo
Friendly 12,000 20 Sub
24/01/1979
Buckie Thistle 0-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 20 Start
04/04/1979
Morton 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 6,500 21 Start
07/04/1979
Aberdeen 0-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 10,000 21 Start
11/04/1979
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Scottish Cup SF 9,837 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
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