Jim Leighton

Date of birth24 July 1958
Place of birthJohnstone
NationalityScottish
Weight80 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionGoalkeeper

A top keeper, a fantastic career spanning over 20 years. Set a British record for a goalkeeper, but fell out of favour after the 1990 FA Cup Final.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Aberdeen 28 Jul 1978 01 Jun 1988
Manchester United 01 Jun 1988 07 Feb 1992
Arsenal 20 Mar 1991 20 Apr 1991 L
Reading 29 Nov 1991 01 Feb 1992 L
Dundee 07 Feb 1992 14 Jul 1993
Sheffield United 01 Apr 1993 31 May 1993 L
Hibernian 14 Jul 1993 12 Jun 1997
Aberdeen 12 Jun 1997 30 Jun 2000

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1988-89 Manchester United FA Cup 7 5
1988-89 Manchester United League Cup 3 3
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 38 16 16
1989-90 Manchester United FA Cup 7 5 5
1989-90 Manchester United League Cup 3 1 1
1989-90 Manchester United League Division One 35 13 15
1990-91 Manchester United Rumbelows League Cup 1 1
1999-00 Aberdeen Scottish FA Cup 7 3 7
1999-00 Aberdeen Scottish League Cup 3 2 2
1999-00 Aberdeen Scottish Premier League 26 2 53
3


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
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
10 Sep 1988 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1988 Luton Town v Manchester United W 0-2 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
27 Nov 1988 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 0-0 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
02 Jan 1989 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
14 Jan 1989 Manchester United v Millwall W 3-0 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
25 Mar 1989 Manchester United v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1989 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1989 Millwall v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
15 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Derby County L 0-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1989 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
29 Apr 1989 Manchester United v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
02 May 1989 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division One
06 May 1989 Southampton v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
08 May 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
10 May 1989 Manchester United v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
13 May 1989 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
19 Aug 1989 Manchester United v Arsenal W 4-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1989 Crystal Palace v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1989 Derby County v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1989 Manchester United v Norwich City L 0-2 League Division One
09 Sep 1989 Everton v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
16 Sep 1989 Manchester United v Millwall W 5-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1989 Portsmouth v Manchester United W 2-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1989 Manchester City v Manchester United L 5-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Portsmouth D 0-0
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Division One
21 Oct 1989 Coventry City v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
25 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1989 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
12 Nov 1989 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division One
18 Nov 1989 Luton Town v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
25 Nov 1989 Manchester United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
03 Dec 1989 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
09 Dec 1989 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division One
16 Dec 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1989 Liverpool v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1989 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1989 Wimbledon v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1990 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1990 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 1990 Manchester United v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
21 Jan 1990 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1990 Hereford United v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 1990 Manchester United v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
10 Feb 1990 Millwall v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1990 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 2-3 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 1990 Chelsea v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Luton Town W 4-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1990 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 0-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
14 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
21 Mar 1990 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1990 Southampton v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
31 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Coventry City W 3-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1990 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic D 3-3 FA Cup Semi-final
11 Apr 1990 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 FA Cup Semi-final replay
21 Apr 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1990 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
05 May 1990 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
12 May 1990 Manchester United v Crystal Palace D 3-3 FA Cup Final
26 Sep 1990 Halifax Town v Manchester United W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1981-82 Scotland UEFA Under-21 2 1
1982-83 Scotland British Home Championship 2 1 2
1982-83 Scotland International Friendly 2 2
1982-83 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4 1 7
1983-84 Scotland British Home Championship 3 4
1983-84 Scotland International Friendly 2 1 2
1983-84 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1 1
1984-85 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5 2 3
1984-85 Scotland International Friendly 2 1 1
1985-86 Scotland FIFA World Cup 6 1 4
1985-86 Scotland International Friendly 2 1
1986-87 Scotland Rous Cup 1
1986-87 Scotland UEFA European Championship 5 1 5
1987-88 Scotland International Friendly 4 1 3
1987-88 Scotland Rous Cup 2 1
1987-88 Scotland UEFA European Championship 3 2
1988-89 Scotland FIFA World Cup 4 1 4
1988-89 Scotland Rous Cup 2 1 2
1989-90 Scotland FIFA World Cup 6 8
1989-90 Scotland International Friendly 1
1
1
1993-94 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1 1
1993-94 Scotland International Friendly 2 3
1994-95 Scotland Kirin Japan Cup 2 1
1994-95 Scotland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2
1995-96 Scotland International Friendly 4 1 6
1995-96 Scotland UEFA European Championship 3 3
1996-97 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5 4 2
1996-97 Scotland International Friendly 1
1
2
1997-98 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5 1 6
1997-98 Scotland International Friendly 3 2
1998-99 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2 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
23 Feb 1982 Italy v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
24 Mar 1982 Scotland v Italy D 0-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
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
28 May 1983 Wales v Scotland W 0-2 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1983 England v Scotland L 2-0 British Home Championship
16 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-2 International Friendly
21 Sep 1983 Scotland v Uruguay W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1983 Scotland v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
13 Dec 1983 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 2-0 British Home Championship
28 Feb 1984 Scotland v Wales W 2-1 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
12 Sep 1984 Scotland v Yugoslavia W 6-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1984 Scotland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
14 Nov 1984 Scotland v Spain W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
27 Feb 1985 Spain v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
27 Mar 1985 Scotland v Wales L 0-1 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
16 Oct 1985 Scotland v East Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Nov 1985 Scotland v Australia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Oceania play-off
04 Dec 1985 Australia v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Oceania play-off
28 Jan 1986 Israel v Scotland W 0-1 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
12 Nov 1986 Scotland v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 Apr 1987 Belgium v Scotland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
23 May 1987 Scotland v England D 0-0 ROUS CUP
09 Sep 1987 Scotland v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1987 Scotland v Belgium W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Nov 1987 Bulgaria v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
02 Dec 1987 Luxembourg v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
17 Feb 1988 Saudi Arabia v Scotland D 2-2 International Friendly
22 Mar 1988 Malta v Scotland D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Spain v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
17 May 1988 Scotland v Colombia D 0-0 ROUS CUP
21 May 1988 England v Scotland L 1-0 ROUS CUP
14 Sep 1988 Norway v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Feb 1989 Cyprus v Scotland W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Mar 1989 Scotland v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
26 Apr 1989 Scotland v Cyprus W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
27 May 1989 Scotland v England L 0-2 ROUS CUP
30 May 1989 Scotland v Chile W 2-0 ROUS CUP
06 Sep 1989 Yugoslavia v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
11 Oct 1989 France v Scotland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
15 Nov 1989 Scotland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
28 Mar 1990 Scotland v Argentina W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1990 Malta v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 1990 Costa Rica v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
16 Jun 1990 Sweden v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
20 Jun 1990 Brazil v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Nov 1993 Malta v Scotland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
20 Apr 1994 Austria v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 1994 Netherlands v Scotland L 3-1 International Friendly
18 Dec 1994 Greece v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
29 Mar 1995 Russia v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
26 Apr 1995 San Marino v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
21 May 1995 Japan v Scotland D 0-0 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
24 May 1995 Scotland v Ecuador W 2-1 KIRIN JAPAN CUP
07 Jun 1995 Faroe Islands v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
16 Aug 1995 Scotland v Greece W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
06 Sep 1995 Scotland v Finland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
11 Oct 1995 Sweden v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 Scotland v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
27 Mar 1996 Scotland v Australia W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Denmark v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
26 May 1996 USA v Scotland L 2-1 International Friendly
10 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
29 Mar 1997 Scotland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
02 Apr 1997 Scotland v Austria W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
30 Apr 1997 Sweden v Scotland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
27 May 1997 Scotland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1997 Malta v Scotland W 2-3 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Belarus v Scotland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
07 Sep 1997 Scotland v Belarus W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
25 Mar 1998 Scotland v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
30 May 1998 USA v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1998 Brazil v Scotland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 1998 Scotland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
23 Jun 1998 Scotland v Morocco L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
05 Sep 1998 Lithuania v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
10 Oct 1998 Scotland v Estonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9


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