Gordon Strachan

Date of birth09 February 1957
Place of birthEdinburgh
NationalityScottish
Weight66 kg
Height1.68 m
PositionMidfielder

A tremendously talented ball player, great passer, either wide or central, Strachan proved a true United style pedigree. Later top manager. Strachan also played under manager Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen during their highly successful run in Scottish football, winning a host of trophies. From United he moved to Leeds where he won promotion (1989-90) then the League title (1991-92).

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Aug 1984 01 Mar 1989
Leeds United 01 Mar 1989 01 Mar 1995

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 Manchester United FA Cup 7
2
1984-85 Manchester United League Cup 2
1984-85 Manchester United League Division One 41
15
1984-85 Manchester United UEFA Cup 6
2
1985-86 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1985-86 Manchester United League Cup 1
1985-86 Manchester United League Division One 27
1
5
1986-87 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1986-87 Manchester United League Cup 2
1986-87 Manchester United League Division One 33
1
4
1986-87 Rest of the World UNICEF Charity 1
1987-88 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1987-88 Manchester United League Cup 5
1
1987-88 Manchester United League Division One 33
3
8
1988-89 Manchester United FA Cup 5
1988-89 Manchester United League Cup 2
1
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 21
1
1992-93 Leeds United FA Charity Shield
1
1992-93 Leeds United Premier League 25
6
4
3
1993-94 Leeds United Premier League 32
1
3
1994-95 Coventry City Premier League 5
1994-95 Leeds United League Cup 1
1994-95 Leeds United Premier League 5
1
1995-96 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1995-96 Coventry City League Cup 3
1995-96 Coventry City Premier League 5
7
1
1996-97 Coventry City League Cup
1
1996-97 Coventry City Premier League 3
6
1


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
25 Aug 1984 Manchester United v Watford D 1-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1984 Southampton v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1984 Ipswich Town v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1984 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1984 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 5-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1984 Coventry City v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division One
22 Sep 1984 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
29 Sep 1984 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1984 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1984 Burnley v Manchester United W 0-3
Agg: 0-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1984 Manchester United v West Ham United W 5-1 League Division One
20 Oct 1984 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
24 Oct 1984 PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Oct 1984 Everton v Manchester United L 5-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1984 Manchester United v Everton L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Arsenal W 4-2 League Division One
07 Nov 1984 Manchester United v PSV Eindhoven W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Nov 1984 Leicester City v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
17 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1984 Sunderland v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
28 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Dundee United D 2-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 1984 Manchester United v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
08 Dec 1984 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
12 Dec 1984 Dundee United v Manchester United W 2-3
Agg: 4-5
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
15 Dec 1984 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Division One
22 Dec 1984 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1984 Stoke City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
29 Dec 1984 Chelsea v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
01 Jan 1985 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 League Division One
05 Jan 1985 Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1985 Manchester United v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1985 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1985 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
09 Feb 1985 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
15 Feb 1985 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1985 Manchester United v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1985 Manchester United v Videoton W 1-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
09 Mar 1985 Manchester United v West Ham United W 4-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
12 Mar 1985 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1985 West Ham United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
20 Mar 1985 Videoton v Manchester United L 1-0
Agg: 1-1 (4-5)
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
23 Mar 1985 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 4-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1985 Liverpool v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Stoke City W 5-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1985 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Liverpool D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
17 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Liverpool W 2-1 FA Cup Semi-final replay
24 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
04 May 1985 Norwich City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
06 May 1985 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
11 May 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
13 May 1985 Watford v Manchester United L 5-1 League Division One
18 May 1985 Manchester United v Everton W 1-0 FA Cup Final
20 Aug 1985 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1985 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1985 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
04 Sep 1985 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 3-0 League Division One
07 Sep 1985 Manchester United v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division One
14 Sep 1985 Manchester City v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division One
21 Sep 1985 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United W 1-5 League Division One
09 Nov 1985 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
16 Nov 1985 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
23 Nov 1985 Leicester City v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1985 Liverpool v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
30 Nov 1985 Manchester United v Watford D 1-1 League Division One
07 Dec 1985 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1985 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
21 Dec 1985 Manchester United v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1985 Everton v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1986 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
09 Jan 1986 Manchester United v Rochdale W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1986 Oxford United v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
18 Jan 1986 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 2-3 League Division One
25 Jan 1986 Sunderland v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1986 Manchester United v Sunderland W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
22 Feb 1986 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1986 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1986 West Ham United v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
09 Mar 1986 Manchester United v West Ham United L 0-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
15 Mar 1986 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1986 Manchester United v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1986 Manchester United v Manchester City D 2-2 League Division One
29 Mar 1986 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1986 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1986 Coventry City v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
09 Apr 1986 Manchester United v Chelsea L 1-2 League Division One
23 Aug 1986 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1986 Manchester United v West Ham United L 2-3 League Division One
30 Aug 1986 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 League Division One
06 Sep 1986 Leicester City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1986 Manchester United v Southampton W 5-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1986 Everton v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1986 Manchester United v Port Vale W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1986 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1986 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1986 Port Vale v Manchester United W 2-5
Agg: 2-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Oct 1986 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1986 Manchester United v Luton Town W 1-0 League Division One
01 Nov 1986 Manchester United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1986 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
07 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 3-3 League Division One
13 Dec 1986 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
20 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1986 Liverpool v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 4-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1987 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Manchester City W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal W 2-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Coventry City L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
07 Feb 1987 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
14 Feb 1987 Manchester United v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1987 Chelsea v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1987 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1987 Manchester United v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
14 Mar 1987 Luton Town v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1987 West Ham United v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1987 Manchester United v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
02 May 1987 Manchester United v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division One
04 May 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
06 May 1987 Coventry City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1987 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Watford W 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
31 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1987 Coventry City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1987 Everton v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
23 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Hull City W 5-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Luton Town v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1987 Hull City v Manchester United W 0-1
Agg: 0-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Oct 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United W 2-4 League Division One
25 Oct 1987 West Ham United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1987 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1987 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division One
15 Nov 1987 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
18 Nov 1987 Bury v Manchester United W 1-2 League Cup 4th round
05 Dec 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
12 Dec 1987 Manchester United v Oxford United W 3-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1987 Portsmouth v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1987 Manchester United v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1988 Watford v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
10 Jan 1988 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Southampton L 0-2 League Division One
20 Jan 1988 Oxford United v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup Quarter-final
24 Jan 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Chelsea W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1988 Manchester United v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
10 Feb 1988 Derby County v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
20 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1988 Norwich City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1988 Manchester United v West Ham United W 3-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Derby County W 4-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1988 Liverpool v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
12 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1988 Oxford United v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
07 May 1988 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 4-1 League Division One
09 May 1988 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1988 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1988 Liverpool v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1988 Rotherham United v Manchester United W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
12 Oct 1988 Manchester United v Rotherham United W 5-0
Agg: 6-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Oct 1988 Wimbledon v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1988 Manchester United v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1988 Everton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1988 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
05 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1988 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
19 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
23 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1988 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 3-0 League Division One
10 Dec 1988 Coventry City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1988 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
23 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
28 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Oxford United W 4-0 FA Cup 4th round
05 Feb 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
11 Feb 1989 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1989 AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1989 Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
25 Feb 1989 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1989 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1989 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final


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
1979-80 Scotland British Home Championship 3
1979-80 Scotland International Friendly 1
1
1979-80 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1980-81 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1981-82 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5
1981-82 Scotland International Friendly 1
1
1982-83 Scotland British Home Championship 2
1
1982-83 Scotland International Friendly 2
1
1
1982-83 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4
1983-84 Scotland British Home Championship 2
1983-84 Scotland International Friendly 1
1983-84 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1984-85 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1984-85 Scotland International Friendly 1
1985-86 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5
1
1985-86 Scotland International Friendly 1
1
1986-87 Scotland UEFA European Championship 3
1987-88 Scotland International Friendly 1
1988-89 Scotland FIFA World Cup
1
1989-90 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1990-91 Scotland International Friendly 1
1990-91 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2
1
1991-92 Scotland International Friendly 2
1991-92 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2


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
20 Nov 1979 Belgium v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
16 May 1980 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 1-0 British Home Championship
21 May 1980 Scotland v Wales W 1-0 British Home Championship
24 May 1980 Scotland v England L 0-2 British Home Championship
28 May 1980 Poland v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 1980 Hungary v Scotland L 3-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 1980 Sweden v Scotland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
15 Oct 1980 Scotland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
14 Oct 1981 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
18 Nov 1981 Portugal v Scotland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
24 Feb 1982 Spain v Scotland L 3-0 International Friendly
23 Mar 1982 Scotland v Netherlands W 2-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 1982 Scotland v New Zealand W 5-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
18 Jun 1982 Brazil v Scotland L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
22 Jun 1982 USSR v Scotland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 6
13 Oct 1982 Scotland v East Germany W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
17 Nov 1982 Switzerland v Scotland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Dec 1982 Belgium v Scotland L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
30 Mar 1983 Scotland v Switzerland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
24 May 1983 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 British Home Championship
28 May 1983 Wales v Scotland W 0-2 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1983 England v Scotland L 2-0 British Home Championship
12 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-2 International Friendly
16 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 1983 East Germany v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
13 Dec 1983 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 2-0 British Home Championship
26 May 1984 Scotland v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1984 France v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
27 Feb 1985 Spain v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
25 May 1985 Scotland v England W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1985 Iceland v Scotland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
10 Sep 1985 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
20 Nov 1985 Scotland v Australia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Oceania play-off
26 Mar 1986 Scotland v Romania W 3-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 1986 Denmark v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
08 Jun 1986 West Germany v Scotland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
13 Jun 1986 Scotland v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
10 Sep 1986 Scotland v Bulgaria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Oct 1986 Republic of Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Sep 1987 Scotland v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
08 Mar 1989 Scotland v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
11 Oct 1989 France v Scotland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
06 Feb 1991 Scotland v USSR L 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 Scotland v Bulgaria D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
01 May 1991 San Marino v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
11 Sep 1991 Switzerland v Scotland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Oct 1991 Romania v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
19 Feb 1992 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly


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