Iain Anderson

Date of birth23 July 1977
Place of birthGlasgow
NationalityScottish
Weight61 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Anderson began his career in his native Scotland signing for professional forms for Dundee after starring in their junior sides in 1996. He made his debut in the 1996-1997 season and became the youngest scorer in the Scottish Premiership when he scored on his league debut against Falkirk. He was not offered a new cotract by the club and left on a Bosman Free when he signed for Tolouse in July 1999. He did not really settle in France and jumped at the chance to play in England when Preston signed him on loan as cover for the injured Lee Cartwright in February 2000. He was a virtual ever present and won a second division championship medal and made the move a perminent one on the first day of pre-season training for £ 500,000. Anderson's story of last season was one of injuries and comeback goals. Typical of his bad luck was when he received both head and hamstring injuries in the same incident against Fulham. He played in all three play-off matches but the team failed at the final hurdle. His 2001-2002 season was much the same as the last, interupted by niggling injuries. A fast and tricky ball-playing winger who can operate on both flanks, he is most dangerous on the left from where he can cut inside and unleash powerful shots.

Anderson joined Grimsby Town in July 2003 in a two-year deal but returned to Dundee in July 2004 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Dundee 10 Aug 1994 28 Jul 1999
Toulouse 28 Jul 1999 07 Jul 2000
Preston North End 18 Feb 2000 08 May 2000 L
Preston North End 07 Jul 2000 01 Jul 2003
Tranmere Rovers 27 Mar 2003 04 May 2003 L
Grimsby Town 01 Jul 2003 14 Jul 2004
Dundee 14 Jul 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Preston North End League Cup 2
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 19
12
6
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
2
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 3
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup 2
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 16
15
5
1
2002-03 Preston North End FA Cup
1
1
1
2002-03 Preston North End League Cup 1
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1
8
2002-03 Tranmere Rovers League Division 2 7
2
2003-04 Grimsby Town FA Cup 2
2003-04 Grimsby Town LDV Vans Trophy 1
2003-04 Grimsby Town League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Grimsby Town League Division 2 24
5
5
1
1
2004-05 Dundee Scottish Premier League 18
2
2
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
12 Aug 2000 Grimsby Town v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division 1
26 Aug 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Shrewsbury Town W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
23 Sep 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
27 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Preston North End L 4-1
Agg: 7-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Huddersfield Town v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Barnsley L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
10 Nov 2000 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Watford v Preston North End W 2-3 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Fulham D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
30 Dec 2000 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers W 5-0 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City L 0-2 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 Preston North End v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 2001 Burnley v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Barnsley v Preston North End W 0-4 League Division 1
22 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Watford W 3-2 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
02 May 2001 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
13 May 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 2-1
Agg: 2-2 (4-2)
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
28 May 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
18 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Grimsby Town v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End L 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Millwall W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Norwich City W 4-0 League Division 1
13 Oct 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
08 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Barnsley D 2-2 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Burnley L 2-3 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Wimbledon v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Jan 2002 Walsall v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
15 Jan 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Preston North End W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Gillingham L 0-2 League Division 1
26 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2002 Bradford City v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Feb 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2002 Manchester City v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
17 Feb 2002 Chelsea v Preston North End L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2002 Norwich City v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Millwall v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Rotherham United W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2002 Burnley v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Stockport County v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Preston North End v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division 1
01 Oct 2002 Macclesfield Town v Preston North End W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Bradford City v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Walsall v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Preston North End v Rotherham United L 0-2 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Preston North End v Rochdale L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Ipswich Town v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
25 Jan 2003 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1


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
1996-97 Scotland Toulon Under-21 3
1
1997-98 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1997-98 Scotland Under-21 1
1
1997-98 Scotland Under-21 Tournament 1
1
1998-99 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1998-99 Scotland Under-21 1
1
1998-99 Scotland Under-21 Tournament 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
26 May 1997 Colombia v Scotland L 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
27 May 1997 Scotland v USA D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
29 May 1997 Scotland v Czech Republic D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
31 May 1997 Portugal v Scotland D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
10 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia L 2-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
24 Mar 1998 Scotland v Denmark L 1-2 U21
21 Apr 1998 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 U21
18 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Scotland L 3-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
20 May 1998 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 U21 TOURNAMENT
27 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 2-1 U21
31 May 1999 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
04 Jun 1999 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
08 Jun 1999 Czech Republic v Scotland L 3-2 UEFA U21 Group 9


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