Brian McDermott

Date of birth08 April 1961
Place of birthSlough
NationalityEnglish
PositionWinger

It was hoped that Brian would seize the chance to fill the vacancy left by Frank Stapleton but he remained on the fringe of the first team in six seasons at Highbury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Feb 1979 01 Dec 1984
Oxford United 01 Dec 1984 01 Aug 1987
Cardiff City 01 Aug 1987 01 Feb 1989

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 Arsenal League Division One
2
1979-80 Arsenal League Division One
1
1979-80 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup
1
1980-81 Arsenal FA Cup
1
1980-81 Arsenal League Cup
1
1980-81 Arsenal League Division One 16
7
5
1981-82 Arsenal League Cup 3
1981-82 Arsenal League Division One 9
4
1
1981-82 Arsenal UEFA Cup 3
1
1
1982-83 Arsenal League Division One 7
2
4
1982-83 Arsenal UEFA Cup
1
1
1983-84 Arsenal League Division One 6
7
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Mar 1979 Arsenal v Bristol City W 2-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1979 Arsenal v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
21 Dec 1979 Arsenal v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1980 Arsenal v IFK Göteborg W 5-1 ECW Cup 3rd round 1st leg
19 Aug 1980 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
21 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Norwich City W 3-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1980 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division One
04 Nov 1980 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Cup 4th round
08 Nov 1980 Leeds United v Arsenal W 0-5 League Division One
11 Nov 1980 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1980 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
06 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1980 Sunderland v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1980 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
03 Jan 1981 Everton v Arsenal L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1981 Everton v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
17 Jan 1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1981 Arsenal v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
07 Feb 1981 Stoke City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1981 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1981 Arsenal v Middlesbrough D 2-2 League Division One
21 Mar 1981 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1981 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 3-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1981 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
02 May 1981 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1981 Arsenal v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1981 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
05 Sep 1981 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1981 Panathinaikos v Arsenal W 0-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1981 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Panathinaikos W 1-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1981 Notts County v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
17 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1981 Winterslag v Arsenal L 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
31 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Winterslag W 2-1
Agg: 2-2
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Norwich City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
28 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Dec 1981 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
23 Jan 1982 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1982 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1982 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 League Division One
29 Sep 1982 Arsenal v Spartak Moskva L 2-5
Agg: 4-8
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
13 Nov 1982 Arsenal v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1982 Manchester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1983 Norwich City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1983 Watford v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
07 May 1983 Arsenal v Sunderland L 0-1 League Division One
10 May 1983 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
14 May 1983 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1983 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1983 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1983 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
24 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
15 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 League Division One
29 Oct 1983 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-6 League Division One
05 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-2 League Division One
19 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1983 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1984 Arsenal v Notts County D 1-1 League Division One
28 Jan 1984 Stoke City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1978-79 England UEFA Under-18 6
3
1978-79 England Under-18
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Jan 1979 Belgium v England W 0-4 U18
04 Apr 1979 England v Italy W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 8
24 May 1979 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 2
26 May 1979 England v Malta W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
28 May 1979 West Germany v England W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 2
31 May 1979 Bulgaria v England L 1-0 UEFA U18 Semi-final
02 Jun 1979 England v France W 0-0 (4-3) UEFA U18 3rd place


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.