Bruce Rioch

Date of birth06 September 1947
Place of birthAldershot
NationalityScottish
PositionMidfielder

Scotland International

Scotland International

With Aston Villa, 3rd Division Champion 1972, League Cup runner-up 1971

With Derby County, 1st Division Champion 1975. Moved to Everton in December and returned to Derby County in November 1977.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Luton Town 01 Sep 1964 01 Jul 1969
Aston Villa 01 Jul 1969 01 Feb 1974
Derby County 01 Feb 1974 01 Dec 1976
Everton 01 Dec 1976 01 Nov 1977
Derby County 01 Nov 1977 01 Oct 1980

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1969-70 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1969-70 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1969-70 Aston Villa League Division Two 42
6
1970-71 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1
1
1970-71 Aston Villa League Division Three 17
6
5
1971-72 Aston Villa League Cup 5
1971-72 Aston Villa League Division Three 40
9
1972-73 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
1972-73 Aston Villa League Cup 4
2
1972-73 Aston Villa League Division Two 32
2
7
1973-74 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1973-74 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1973-74 Aston Villa League Division Two 17
2
7
1973-74 Derby County League Division One 13
2
1974-75 Derby County FA Cup 4
2
1974-75 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1974-75 Derby County League Division One 42
15
1974-75 Derby County UEFA Cup 6
2
1975-76 Derby County European Cup 3
1975-76 Derby County FA Cup 5
3
1975-76 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1975-76 Derby County League Division One 38
13
1976-77 Derby County League Cup 6
3
1976-77 Derby County League Division One 13
4
1976-77 Derby County UEFA Cup 4
2
1976-77 Everton FA Cup 7
1
1976-77 Everton League Division One 22
2
1977-78 Derby County FA Cup 3
2
1977-78 Derby County League Division One 20
4
1977-78 Everton League Cup 2
1977-78 Everton League Division One 8
1
1978-79 Derby County League Division One 7
1
1979-80 Derby County League Cup 1
1979-80 Derby County League Division One 13


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
09 Aug 1969 Aston Villa v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division Two
13 Aug 1969 Chester v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 1969 Huddersfield Town v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
19 Aug 1969 Carlisle United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
23 Aug 1969 Aston Villa v Swindon Town L 0-2 League Division Two
27 Aug 1969 Aston Villa v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division Two
30 Aug 1969 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Two
03 Sep 1969 Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
06 Sep 1969 Aston Villa v Millwall D 2-2 League Division Two
13 Sep 1969 Watford v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division Two
17 Sep 1969 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Two
20 Sep 1969 Aston Villa v Hull City W 3-2 League Division Two
27 Sep 1969 Portsmouth v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Two
04 Oct 1969 Aston Villa v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division Two
08 Oct 1969 Aston Villa v Huddersfield Town W 4-1 League Division Two
11 Oct 1969 Cardiff City v Aston Villa L 4-0 League Division Two
18 Oct 1969 Aston Villa v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division Two
25 Oct 1969 Oxford United v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division Two
01 Nov 1969 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division Two
08 Nov 1969 Bristol City v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Two
12 Nov 1969 Aston Villa v Carlisle United W 1-0 League Division Two
15 Nov 1969 Aston Villa v Blackpool D 0-0 League Division Two
19 Nov 1969 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 League Division Two
22 Nov 1969 Sheffield United v Aston Villa L 5-0 League Division Two
06 Dec 1969 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
13 Dec 1969 Aston Villa v Watford L 0-2 League Division Two
26 Dec 1969 Swindon Town v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
03 Jan 1970 Aston Villa v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1970 Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 1970 Aston Villa v Portsmouth L 3-5 League Division Two
31 Jan 1970 Preston North End v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
07 Feb 1970 Aston Villa v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division Two
14 Feb 1970 Norwich City v Aston Villa L 3-1 League Division Two
21 Feb 1970 Aston Villa v Bristol City L 0-2 League Division Two
25 Feb 1970 Aston Villa v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Division Two
28 Feb 1970 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa L 4-2 League Division Two
10 Mar 1970 Hull City v Aston Villa L 3-1 League Division Two
14 Mar 1970 Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Two
16 Mar 1970 Millwall v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
21 Mar 1970 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 League Division Two
28 Mar 1970 Blackpool v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Two
30 Mar 1970 Birmingham City v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division Two
31 Mar 1970 Aston Villa v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division Two
04 Apr 1970 Leicester City v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Two
08 Apr 1970 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough W 2-0 League Division Two
13 Apr 1970 Aston Villa v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division Two
15 Aug 1970 Chesterfield v Aston Villa W 2-3 League Division Three
19 Aug 1970 Aston Villa v Notts County W 4-0 League Cup 1st round
22 Aug 1970 Aston Villa v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division Three
29 Aug 1970 Swansea City v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Three
31 Aug 1970 Aston Villa v Mansfield Town L 0-1 League Division Three
10 Oct 1970 Rochdale v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Three
17 Nov 1970 Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Cup Quarter-final
26 Dec 1970 Aston Villa v Shrewsbury Town W 2-0 League Division Three
02 Jan 1971 Walsall v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division Three
09 Jan 1971 Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Three
16 Jan 1971 Aston Villa v Port Vale W 1-0 League Division Three
23 Jan 1971 Rotherham United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Three
30 Jan 1971 Aston Villa v Fulham W 1-0 League Division Three
06 Feb 1971 Bradford City v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Three
13 Feb 1971 Aston Villa v Rotherham United W 1-0 League Division Three
20 Feb 1971 Bury v Aston Villa L 3-1 League Division Three
27 Feb 1971 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Cup Final
05 Mar 1971 Tranmere Rovers v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Three
10 Mar 1971 Gillingham v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Three
13 Mar 1971 Aston Villa v Halifax Town D 1-1 League Division Three
26 Mar 1971 Doncaster Rovers v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Three
09 Apr 1971 Brighton and Hove Albion v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Three
10 Apr 1971 Shrewsbury Town v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Three
26 Apr 1971 Mansfield Town v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Three
01 May 1971 Aston Villa v Wrexham L 3-4 League Division Three
04 May 1971 Aston Villa v Reading W 2-1 League Division Three
21 Aug 1971 Walsall v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Three
23 Aug 1971 Wrexham v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Cup 1st round replay
28 Aug 1971 Aston Villa v Rochdale W 2-0 League Division Three
31 Aug 1971 Aston Villa v Wrexham W 4-3 League Cup 1st round 2nd replay
04 Sep 1971 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Three
08 Sep 1971 Chesterfield v Aston Villa W 2-3 League Cup 2nd round
11 Sep 1971 Aston Villa v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division Three
18 Sep 1971 Halifax Town v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Three
22 Sep 1971 Aston Villa v Mansfield Town L 0-1 League Division Three
25 Sep 1971 Aston Villa v Wrexham W 2-0 League Division Three
28 Sep 1971 Barnsley v Aston Villa W 0-4 League Division Three
02 Oct 1971 Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Three
05 Oct 1971 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round
09 Oct 1971 Aston Villa v Rotherham United L 1-2 League Division Three
13 Oct 1971 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
16 Oct 1971 Plymouth Argyle v Aston Villa L 3-2 League Division Three
20 Oct 1971 Aston Villa v Tranmere Rovers W 2-0 League Division Three
23 Oct 1971 AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division Three
27 Nov 1971 Oldham Athletic v Aston Villa W 0-6 League Division Three
04 Dec 1971 Aston Villa v Bradford City W 3-0 League Division Three
18 Dec 1971 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 League Division Three
27 Dec 1971 Swansea City v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Three
01 Jan 1972 Aston Villa v Halifax Town W 1-0 League Division Three
08 Jan 1972 Rochdale v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Three
22 Jan 1972 Aston Villa v Barnsley W 2-0 League Division Three
28 Jan 1972 Tranmere Rovers v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Three
05 Feb 1972 Aston Villa v York City W 1-0 League Division Three
12 Feb 1972 Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Division Three
19 Feb 1972 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Three
26 Feb 1972 Aston Villa v Port Vale W 2-0 League Division Three
04 Mar 1972 Notts County v Aston Villa W 0-3 League Division Three
11 Mar 1972 Rotherham United v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division Three
15 Mar 1972 Shrewsbury Town v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Three
18 Mar 1972 Aston Villa v Walsall D 0-0 League Division Three
25 Mar 1972 Brighton and Hove Albion v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Three
31 Mar 1972 Wrexham v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division Three
01 Apr 1972 Aston Villa v Swansea City W 2-0 League Division Three
08 Apr 1972 York City v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Three
10 Apr 1972 Aston Villa v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 League Division Three
12 Apr 1972 Torquay United v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Three
19 Apr 1972 Chesterfield v Aston Villa W 0-4 League Division Three
22 Apr 1972 Bradford City v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Three
24 Apr 1972 Mansfield Town v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Three
29 Apr 1972 Aston Villa v Torquay United W 5-1 League Division Three
05 May 1972 Aston Villa v Chesterfield W 1-0 League Division Three
12 Aug 1972 Preston North End v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Two
16 Aug 1972 Aston Villa v Hereford United W 4-1 League Cup 1st round
19 Aug 1972 Aston Villa v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League Division Two
29 Aug 1972 Aston Villa v Carlisle United W 1-0 League Division Two
02 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League Division Two
05 Sep 1972 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
09 Sep 1972 Cardiff City v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division Two
16 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Swindon Town W 2-1 League Division Two
23 Sep 1972 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
27 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division Two
30 Sep 1972 Aston Villa v Millwall W 1-0 League Division Two
04 Oct 1972 Aston Villa v Leeds United D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
07 Oct 1972 Fulham v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
11 Oct 1972 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
14 Oct 1972 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Division Two
17 Oct 1972 Blackpool v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
21 Oct 1972 Portsmouth v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division Two
28 Oct 1972 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division Two
04 Nov 1972 Sunderland v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division Two
11 Nov 1972 Aston Villa v Blackpool D 0-0 League Division Two
18 Nov 1972 Aston Villa v Luton Town L 0-2 League Division Two
25 Nov 1972 Oxford United v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
02 Dec 1972 Aston Villa v Hull City W 2-0 League Division Two
16 Dec 1972 Aston Villa v Orient W 1-0 League Division Two
23 Dec 1972 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division Two
26 Dec 1972 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division Two
30 Dec 1972 Huddersfield Town v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
06 Jan 1973 Aston Villa v Burnley L 0-3 League Division Two
13 Jan 1973 Everton v Aston Villa L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1973 Brighton and Hove Albion v Aston Villa W 1-3 League Division Two
27 Jan 1973 Aston Villa v Cardiff City W 2-0 League Division Two
10 Feb 1973 Swindon Town v Aston Villa W 1-3 League Division Two
17 Feb 1973 Aston Villa v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division Two
24 Feb 1973 Orient v Aston Villa L 4-0 League Division Two
03 Mar 1973 Aston Villa v Fulham L 2-3 League Division Two
24 Mar 1973 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
27 Mar 1973 Bristol City v Aston Villa L 3-0 League Division Two
07 Apr 1973 Hull City v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Two
24 Apr 1973 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Division Two
25 Aug 1973 Aston Villa v Preston North End W 2-0 League Division Two
01 Sep 1973 Millwall v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
08 Sep 1973 Aston Villa v Oxford United W 2-0 League Division Two
11 Sep 1973 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Two
15 Sep 1973 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Two
19 Sep 1973 Aston Villa v Fulham D 1-1 League Division Two
22 Sep 1973 Aston Villa v Orient D 2-2 League Division Two
29 Sep 1973 Notts County v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
02 Oct 1973 Fulham v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division Two
06 Oct 1973 Aston Villa v Cardiff City W 5-0 League Division Two
09 Oct 1973 York City v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
13 Oct 1973 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Two
27 Oct 1973 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Two
22 Dec 1973 Aston Villa v Notts County D 1-1 League Division Two
26 Dec 1973 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division Two
29 Dec 1973 Oxford United v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Two
01 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Millwall D 0-0 League Division Two
05 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Chester W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division Two
19 Jan 1974 Preston North End v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Two
26 Jan 1974 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 1974 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1974 Aston Villa v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division Two
16 Feb 1974 Burnley v Aston Villa L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round


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
1974-75 Scotland British Championships 3
2
1974-75 Scotland International Friendly 1
1974-75 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1975-76 Scotland British Championships 3
1
1975-76 Scotland UEFA European Championship 3
2
1976-77 Scotland British Championships 3
1976-77 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1976-77 Scotland International Friendly 3
1
1977-78 Scotland British Championships 2
1977-78 Scotland FIFA World Cup 3
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
13 May 1975 Scotland v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
17 May 1975 Wales v Scotland D 2-2 British Championships
20 May 1975 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 British Championships
24 May 1975 England v Scotland L 5-1 British Championships
01 Jun 1975 Romania v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
03 Sep 1975 Denmark v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
29 Oct 1975 Scotland v Denmark W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
17 Dec 1975 Scotland v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
06 May 1976 Scotland v Wales W 3-1 British Championships
08 May 1976 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 British Championships
15 May 1976 Scotland v England W 2-1 British Championships
08 Sep 1976 Scotland v Finland W 6-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 1976 Czechoslovakia v Scotland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
17 Nov 1976 Scotland v Wales W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
28 May 1977 Wales v Scotland D 0-0 British Championships
01 Jun 1977 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 British Championships
04 Jun 1977 England v Scotland W 1-2 British Championships
15 Jun 1977 Chile v Scotland W 2-4 International Friendly
23 Jun 1977 Brazil v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
21 Sep 1977 Scotland v Czechoslovakia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
13 May 1978 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Championships
20 May 1978 Scotland v England L 0-1 British Championships
03 Jun 1978 Peru v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
11 Jun 1978 Netherlands v Scotland W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4


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