Bobby Ford Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Robert Ford
  • Born: December 14th, 1949 (Edinburgh)
  • Height: 5' 10

Career



Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1893-94 - - - - - -
1971-72 21 (1)- - - - -
1972-73 29 (6) 2 - - - -
1973-74 51 1 - - - -
1974-75 42 2 - - - -
1975-76 38 (1) 2 7 1 - -
1976-77 43 (4) 3 5- - -
1977-78 17 (5)-2- - -
TOTAL 241 (17) 10 14 1 - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Perhaps will mainly be recalled as the first ever person that scored the first goal in the Premier League against Aberdeen.

The busy midfielder joined the club from Falkirk in an exchange that took Alex Bryce to Brockville in 1971. Ford also played in a League Cup winning side being a member of the side which defeated Celtic in 1973.

His departure from the club came when he was used as part of an exchange deal that brought Less Barr to the club from Montrose. In his seven years at the club Bobby played a total of 258 times, finding the net on ten occasions.

Debut

November 13th, 1971
Rangers 2 - 3 Dundee

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 173 (14)98 2-
UEFA Cup 3-- --
Scottish Cup 20 (2)-- --
League Cup 40 (1)12 --
Anglo-Scottish Cup 2-- --
Drybrough Cup 3-- --
Totals: 241 (17)1010 2-

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 25/03/78 First Division vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 0
 22/03/78 First Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 5 - 2
 08/03/78 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
 04/03/78 First Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (A) 3 - 3
 01/03/78 First Division vs. Montrose (A) 3 - 0

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 12/04/77 First Division vs. Clydebank (1965) (H) 2 - 3
 27/11/76 First Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 0
 09/10/76 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 1
 14/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 2

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 25/03/78 First Division vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 0
 22/03/78 First Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 18/03/78 First Division vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 0
 08/03/78 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 04/03/78 First Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  3 - 3
 01/03/78 First Division vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 0
 25/02/78 First Division vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 0
 10/12/77 First Division vs. Montrose (H)  4 - 1
 03/12/77 First Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 26/11/77 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 19/11/77 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 0
 12/11/77 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  5 - 3
 24/09/77 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 17/09/77 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 14/09/77 First Division vs. Alloa (A)  5 - 3
 10/09/77 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 03/09/77 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Berwick (A)  1 - 1
 31/08/77 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Berwick (H)  4 - 0
 27/08/77 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 1
 24/08/77 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 0
 20/08/77 First Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 17/08/77 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 1
 13/08/77 First Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  3 - 0
 30/04/77 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 0
 23/04/77 First Division vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 0
 19/04/77 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 4
 12/04/77 First Division vs. Clydebank (1965) (H)  2 - 3
 09/04/77 First Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  3 - 1
 06/04/77 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 02/04/77 First Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  2 - 2
 30/03/77 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 26/03/77 First Division vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 2
 23/03/77 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 0
 19/03/77 First Division vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 1
 15/03/77 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 12/03/77 Quarter Final vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 05/03/77 First Division vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 2
 02/03/77 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 26/02/77 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 19/02/77 First Division vs. Clydebank (1965) (A)  0 - 3
 15/02/77 First Division vs. Queen of South (H)  0 - 2
 12/02/77 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 0
 08/02/77 3rd Round Replay vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 2
 07/02/77 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 05/02/77 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 3
 22/01/77 First Division vs. Falkirk (A)  8 - 0
 08/01/77 First Division vs. Morton (A)  3 - 2
 25/12/76 First Division vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 0
 15/12/76 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 27/11/76 First Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 20/11/76 First Division vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 2
 13/11/76 First Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 10/11/76 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 1
 30/10/76 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 23/10/76 First Division vs. Montrose (H)  6 - 1
 16/10/76 First Division vs. Clydebank (1965) (A)  1 - 2
 09/10/76 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 06/10/76 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 4
 02/10/76 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 4
 29/09/76 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  5 - 1
 25/09/76 First Division vs. Falkirk (A)  6 - 1
 22/09/76 First Division vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  2 - 2
 18/09/76 First Division vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 15/09/76 First Division vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 1
 11/09/76 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 08/09/76 First Division vs. East Fife (A)  4 - 2
 04/09/76 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 01/09/76 Group 1 vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 2
 28/08/76 Group 1 vs. Partick (A)  1 - 0
 25/08/76 Group 1 vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 3
 21/08/76 Group 1 vs. Partick (H)  0 - 2
 18/08/76 Group 1 vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 14/08/76 Group 1 vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 01/05/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 24/04/76 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 21/04/76 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 1
 17/04/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 14/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 13/03/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 21/02/76 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 0
 07/02/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 4
 31/01/76 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 24/01/76 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 2
 17/01/76 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 3
 10/01/76 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 03/01/76 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 3
 01/01/76 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 27/12/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 3
 20/12/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 0
 13/12/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 06/12/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 0
 29/11/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 22/11/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 15/11/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 08/11/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 01/11/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 25/10/75 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 6
 18/10/75 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 1
 11/10/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 3
 04/10/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 27/09/75 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 20/09/75 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 2
 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 3
 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 2
 27/08/75 Group 2 vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 23/08/75 Group 2 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 4
 20/08/75 Group 2 vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 16/08/75 Group 2 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 13/08/75 Group 2 vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 0
 09/08/75 Group 2 vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 2
 06/08/75 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 04/08/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 23/04/75 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 19/04/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 1
 12/04/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 3
 05/04/75 Division One vs. Partick (A)  2 - 2
 02/04/75 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 1
 29/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 18/03/75 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 0
 15/03/75 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 12/03/75 Quarter Final Replay vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 2
 08/03/75 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 22/02/75 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 15/02/75 4th Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 10/02/75 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 08/02/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 1
 01/02/75 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 25/01/75 3rd Round vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 0
 01/01/75 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 4
 28/12/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  1 - 0
 14/12/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 6
 07/12/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 2
 30/11/74 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 23/11/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 0
 16/11/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 09/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 02/11/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 1
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 19/10/74 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 0
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 05/10/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 02/10/74 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Molenbeek (H)  2 - 4
 28/09/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 07/09/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 31/08/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  1 - 0
 28/08/74 Group 2 vs. St Johnstone (H)  6 - 1
 24/08/74 Group 2 vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 21/08/74 Group 2 vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 17/08/74 Group 2 vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 14/08/74 Group 2 vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 10/08/74 Group 2 vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 31/07/74 Semi Final vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 27/07/74 1st Round vs. Queen of South (A)  3 - 2
 10/05/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 2
 06/05/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 03/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 0
 29/04/74 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 27/04/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 2
 22/04/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 17/04/74 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 0
 13/04/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 1
 10/04/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3
 03/04/74 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 1
 30/03/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  5 - 1
 18/03/74 Quarter Final Replay vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 09/03/74 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 02/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 4
 23/02/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 2
 17/02/74 4th Round vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 0
 10/02/74 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 1
 03/02/74 Division One vs. Partick (H)  4 - 1
 27/01/74 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 0
 19/01/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  3 - 0
 05/01/74 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 1
 01/01/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 3
 22/12/73 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 15/12/73 Final vs. Celtic (N)  1 - 0
 28/11/73 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N)  1 - 0
 24/11/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 5
 21/11/73 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 2
 17/11/73 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 10/11/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 03/11/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  4 - 1
 31/10/73 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 0
 27/10/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 20/10/73 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  4 - 2
 13/10/73 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 10/10/73 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 06/10/73 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 1
 03/10/73 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Twente (A)  2 - 4
 29/09/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 1
 22/09/73 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 2
 19/09/73 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Twente (H)  1 - 3
 15/09/73 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 1
 12/09/73 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 2
 08/09/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 01/09/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 0
 29/08/73 Group 3 vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/73 Group 3 vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 22/08/73 Group 3 vs. Partick (H)  4 - 0
 18/08/73 Group 3 vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 15/08/73 Group 3 vs. Partick (A)  3 - 0
 11/08/73 Group 3 vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 08/08/73 Semi Final vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 28/04/73 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 21/04/73 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 1
 18/04/73 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 14/04/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  5 - 3
 11/04/73 Semi Final Replay vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 07/04/73 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 0
 31/03/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 24/03/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 4
 21/03/73 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  6 - 0
 17/03/73 Quarter Final vs. Montrose (A)  4 - 1
 10/03/73 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 13/01/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 01/01/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 30/12/72 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 23/12/72 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 16/12/72 Division One vs. Partick (H)  4 - 1
 09/12/72 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 2
 02/12/72 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 0
 25/11/72 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 2
 11/11/72 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 2
 04/11/72 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 01/11/72 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 3
 28/10/72 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 5
 21/10/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 14/10/72 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 2
 11/10/72 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 07/10/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 30/09/72 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  1 - 0
 20/09/72 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 3
 16/09/72 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 2
 09/09/72 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 02/09/72 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 2
 30/08/72 Group 7 vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 26/08/72 Group 7 vs. East Stirling (H)  3 - 0
 23/08/72 Group 7 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 0
 19/08/72 Group 7 vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 16/08/72 Group 7 vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 12/08/72 Group 7 vs. East Stirling (A)  8 - 2
 01/05/72 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 29/04/72 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 3
 22/04/72 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 0
 17/04/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 10/04/72 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 0
 08/04/72 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (A)  2 - 4
 01/04/72 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 25/03/72 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 1
 11/03/72 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 26/02/72 4th Round vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 19/02/72 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 0
 09/02/72 3rd Round vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 0
 29/01/72 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 22/01/72 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 15/01/72 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  5 - 2
 08/01/72 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 0
 03/01/72 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/72 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 25/12/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 04/12/71 Division One vs. Airdrie (1878) (H)  4 - 1
 27/11/71 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 20/11/71 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 0
 13/11/71 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 2

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 12/04/77 First Division vs. Clydebank (1965) (H)  2 - 3
 27/11/76 First Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 09/10/76 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 14/04/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 2
 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 28/08/74 Group 2 vs. St Johnstone (H)  6 - 1
 30/03/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  5 - 1
 07/10/72 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 16/09/72 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 2

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


  • First Team Debut

    Rangers 2 - 3 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • First Goal

    Dundee Utd 2 - 1 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee 6 - 0 Arbroath
    League (Division One)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee 0 - 1 Celtic
    League (Division One)


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee 0 - 1 Celtic
    Scottish Cup (Semi Final)


  • 100th League Appearance

    Dundee 2 - 3 Ayr Utd
    League (Division One)


  • 200th Appearance

    Dundee 5 - 1 Hamilton
    League (First Division)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee 2 - 0 Arbroath
    League (First Division)


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