Dundee United F.C. season 1990–91: Wikis

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Dundee United
1990–91 season
Manager Jim McLean
Chairman Jim McLean
Scottish Premier Division 4th
W17 D7 L12 F41 A29 P41
Tennent's Scottish Cup Runners-up
Skol Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Darren Jackson (12)
All: Darren Jackson (18)
Highest home attendance x (vs x, x)
Lowest home attendance x (vs x, x)

The 1990–91 season was the 82nd year of football played by Dundee United, and covers the period from 1990-07-01 to 1991-06-30. United finished in fourth place and missed out on European football for the first time in fifteen years.

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Match results

Dundee United played a total of 50 competitive matches during the 1990–91 season.[1] The team finished fourth in the Scottish Premier Division.

In the cup competitions, United lost in the final of the Tennent's Scottish Cup to Motherwell and lost in the Skol Cup semi-finals to eventual runners-up Celtic.

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Legend

Win Draw Loss

All results are written with Dundee United's score first.

Premier Division

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 August 1990 St. Johnstone A 3–1 7,784 Jackson (2), Dailly
1 September 1990 Motherwell H 1–0 7,636 Cleland
8 September 1990 St. Mirren H 1–0 6,968 Jackson
15 September 1990 Aberdeen A 1–1 17,400 McKinnon
22 September 1990 Rangers H 2–1 16,270 McKinlay, Butcher (o.g.)
29 September 1990 Hearts A 0–1 12,052
10 October 1990 Dunfermline H 3–0 9,025 Bowman, Steinmann, French
13 October 1990 Hibernian H 1–0 10,289 Miller (o.g.)
20 October 1990 Celtic A 0–0 34,363
27 October 1990 St. Johnstone H 1–2 11,353 Jackson
3 November 1990 Motherwell A 2–0 8,117 Jackson, Dailly
10 November 1990 Rangers A 2–1 36,995 Jackson (2)
17 November 1990 Hearts H 1–1 10,821 Jackson
24 November 1990 Aberdeen H 2–3 12,344 McKimmie (o.g.), Malpas
1 December 1990 St. Mirren A 1–1 4,581 Jackson
8 December 1990 Celtic H 3–1 14,895 Dailly, Jackson, Paatelainen
15 December 1990 Hibernian A 0–0 6,000
22 December 1990 Dunfermline A 0–1 8,018
29 December 1990 Rangers H 1–2 178,853 Jackson
2 January 1991 Aberdeen A 1–0 17,400 Dailly
5 January 1991 St. Mirren H 3–2 11,353 Clark, Dailly, Cleland
19 January 1991 Motherwell H 3–0 6,482 McKinlay, Connolly (2)
2 February 1991 Celtic A 0–1 26,172
9 February 1991 Hibernian H 0–0 6,114
16 February 1991 Hearts A 1–2 7,216 Clark
19 February 1991 St. Johnstone A 1–0 6,910 French
2 March 1991 Dunfermline H 1–0 6,379 Ferguson
9 March 1991 St. Mirren A 1–0 3,960 Jackson
23 March 1991 Aberdeen H 1–2 10,643 McInally
30 March 1991 St. Johnstone H 0–0 7,794 Jackson
13 April 1991 Celtic H 2–1 12,603 Van der Hoorn, McKinnon
16 April 1991 Motherwell A 0–1 3,531
20 April 1991 Hibernian A 0–1 4,000
24 April 1991 Rangers A 0–1 32,397

United were leading Dunfermline 2-1 on 6 October when the match was abandoned due to heavy rain. The match was replayed four days later.

Tennent's Scottish Cup

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 January 1990 East Fife A 1–1 4,947 Connolly
29 January 1990 East Fife H 2–1 7,190 Clark, Ferguson
23 February 1990 Airdrieonians H 2–0 8,648 French (2)
13 March 1990 Dundee TV-icon-2.svg H 3–1 16,228 McKinnon, Jackson, Ferguson
6 April 1991 St. Johnstone N 0–0 16,560 Clark, Ferguson
18 May 1991 Motherwell N 3–4 57,319 Bowman, J O'Neil, Jackson

Skol Cup

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
21 August 1990 Alloa A 3–0 1,835 Welsh, Dailly, Jackson
28 August 1990 Partick Thistle A 3–1 4,000 Van der Hoorn, Dailly, Jackson
4 September 1990 Motherwell H 2–0 8,475 Jackson, McInally
25 September 1990 Celtic N 0–2 49,975

UEFA Cup

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 September 1990 Iceland FH A 3–1 263 Jackson, Cleland (2)
3 October 1990 Iceland FH H 2–2 5,475 Connolly, Hjalmarson (o.g.)
24 October 1990 Netherlands Vitesse A 0–1 8,331
7 November 1990 Netherlands Vitesse H 0–4 10,726

Player details

During the 1990-91 season, United used 25 different players comprising five nationalities. Maurice Malpas was the only player to play in every match. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.[2]

No. Nat. Position Player Total Scottish Premier Division Tennent's Scottish Cup Skol Cup UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK Alan Main 40 0 31 0 6 0 1 0 2 0
Scotland GK Billy Thomson 10 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 2 0
Scotland DF Gary Bollan 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF John Clark 25 4 18 2 6 2 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Alex Cleland 29 4 21 2 0 0 4 0 4 2
Netherlands DF Fred van der Hoorn 45 2 32 1 6 0 4 1 3 0
Scotland DF Scott Kopel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Yugoslavia DF Miodrag Krivokapić 34 0 24 0 6 0 3 0 1 0
Scotland DF Maurice Malpas 50 1 36 1 6 0 4 0 4 0
Scotland DF Dave Narey 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Netherlands DF Gijs Steinmann 14 1 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Brian Welsh 26 1 17 0 2 0 4 1 3 0
Scotland MF Dave Bowman 27 2 20 1 4 1 1 0 2 0
Scotland MF Jim McInally 47 2 33 1 6 0 4 1 4 0
Scotland MF Billy McKinlay 46 2 33 2 5 0 4 0 4 0
Scotland MF Ray McKinnon 24 3 17 2 4 1 2 0 1 0
Scotland MF John O'Neil 19 1 15 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
Northern Ireland MF Michael O'Neill 17 0 12 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
Scotland MF Allan Preston 7 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Scotland FW Paddy Connolly 16 4 10 2 2 1 1 0 3 1
Scotland FW Christian Dailly 26 7 18 5 2 0 4 2 2 0
Scotland FW Duncan Ferguson 14 4 9 1 5 3 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Hamish French 24 6 19 4 3 2 0 0 2 0
Scotland FW Darren Jackson 46 18 33 12 6 2 4 3 3 1
Finland FW Mixu Paatelainen 26 1 21 1 0 0 2 0 3 0

Goalscorers

United had 187 players score with the team scoring 67 goals in total. The top goalscorer was Darren Jackson, who finished the season with 18 goals.[2]

Name League Cups Total
Jackson, DarrenDarren Jackson 12 6 Goal 18
Dailly, ChristianChristian Dailly 5 2 Goal 07
French, HamishHamish French 4 2 Goal 06
goals, OwnOwn goals 3 2 Goal 05
Clark, JohnJohn Clark 2 2 Goal 04
Cleland, AlexAlex Cleland 2 2 Goal 04
Connolly, PaddyPaddy Connolly 2 2 Goal 04
Ferguson, DuncanDuncan Ferguson 1 3 Goal 04
McKinnon, RayRay McKinnon 2 1 Goal 03
McKinlay, BillyBilly McKinlay 2 0 Goal 02
Bowman, DaveDave Bowman 1 1 Goal 02
HoornFred van der Hoorn 1 1 Goal 02
McInally, JimJim McInally 1 1 Goal 02
Malpas, MauriceMaurice Malpas 1 0 Goal 01
Paatelainen, MixuMixu Paatelainen 1 0 Goal 01
Steinmann, GijsGijs Steinmann 1 0 Goal 01
O'Neil, JohnJohn O'Neil 0 1 Goal 01
Welsh, BrianBrian Welsh 0 1 Goal 01

Discipline

During the 1990-91 season, two United players were sent off. Statistics for cautions are unavailable.[2]

Name Dismissals
HoornFred van der Hoorn Red card 1
Main, AlanAlan Main Red card 1

Transfers

In

The club signed five players during the season with a total public cost of nearly £400,000. In addition, one player played whilst on trial but left shortly afterwards.

Date Player From Fee (£)
October 1990 Netherlands Steinmann, GijsGijs Steinmann Utrecht £0,100,000[3]

Out

Two players were sold by the club during the season.

Date Player To Fee
23 August 1990 Barbados Hinds, PeterPeter Hinds Maritimo Free[4]
May 1991 Netherlands Steinmann, GijsGijs Steinmann Utrecht Released[3]

Playing kit

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The jerseys were sponsored by Belhaven for the fourth season.

References

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