2013–14 Dundee United F.C. season

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Dundee United
2013–14 season
Chairman Stephen Thompson
Manager Jackie McNamara
Stadium Tannadice Park
Premiership Fourth place
League Cup Quarter-final, lost to Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Scottish Cup Final, lost to St. Johnstone
Top goalscorer League: Nadir Çiftçi (11)
All: Nadir Çiftçi (17)
Highest home attendance 12,601 vs. Aberdeen
Premiership
1 January 2014
Lowest home attendance 3,778 vs. Partick Thistle
League Cup
25 September 2013
Average home league attendance 7,599
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2013–14 season is the club's 105th season, having been founded as Dundee Hibernian in 1909 and their 1st season in the Scottish Premiership. United will also compete in the League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Dundee United entered the competition in the second round and were drawn against Scottish Championship side Dumbarton.[6] They won the tie 3-2 and progressed to face fellow Scottish Premiership team Partick Thistle in the third round.[7] They defeated Partick Thistle 4-1 with David Goodwillie scoring a hat-trick but then lost to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the quarter-finals.

Scottish Cup[edit]

Dundee United entered the Scottish Cup in the fourth round and came from behind to defeat Kilmarnock 5-2 to progress to the next stage. They followed this up with wins against St. Mirren and Inverness Caledonian Thistle to reach the semi-finals. They were drawn to face Rangers at Ibrox as the usual venue, Hampden Park, was being redeveloped for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[8] United were unhappy with this as they felt the game should be played a neutral venue, as is usually the case for semi-finals, but their request to move the game elsewhere was rejected.[9] In spite of this, United went on to win 3-1 and faced St. Johnstone in the final. Demand for tickets was high with over 28,000 being sold,[10] but the large support was ultimately left disappointed as United lost 2-0.

Player statistics[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Last updated 6 June 2014[11][12]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Poland GK Radosław Cierzniak 45 0 37+0 0 3+0 0 5+0 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Sean Dillon 27 1 22+1 1 2+0 0 2+0 0
3 Australia DF Curtis Good 5 1 4+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
4 England DF Calum Butcher 9 0 6+0 0 2+1 0 0+0 0
5 Republic of Ireland DF Gavin Gunning 33 4 26+1 3 2+0 0 4+0 1
6 Scotland MF Paul Paton 45 2 36+1 2 3+0 0 5+0 0
7 Scotland FW David Goodwillie 22 6 10+9 3 2+0 3 0+1 0
8 Scotland MF John Rankin 43 2 35+0 2 3+0 0 5+0 0
9 Scotland FW Brian Graham 36 7 12+18 6 2+1 0 0+3 1
10 Scotland MF Stuart Armstrong 43 11 32+4 8 2+0 0 5+0 3
11 Scotland MF Gary Mackay-Steven 41 10 27+8 7 1+0 0 5+0 3
12 Scotland DF Keith Watson 29 4 24+1 3 1+0 1 2+1 0
14 Scotland MF Mark Millar 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
15 Scotland FW Michael Gardyne 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 Scotland DF Mark Wilson 19 0 14+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
17 Scotland MF Chris Erskine 9 1 4+4 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
18 Scotland FW Ryan Dow 31 4 16+10 3 0+1 1 2+2 0
19 Scotland MF Ryan Gauld 38 8 21+10 6 2+1 1 3+1 1
20 Scotland DF John Souttar 27 1 21+1 1 1+1 0 3+0 0
21 Turkey FW Nadir Çiftçi 40 17 27+5 11 2+1 2 5+0 4
23 Scotland FW Dale Hilson 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 Scotland GK Marc McCallum 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 Scotland DF Andrew Robertson 44 5 36+0 3 3+0 0 5+0 2
27 Senegal MF Morgaro Gomis 21 0 5+11 0 0+1 0 0+4 0
28 England FW Kudus Oyenuga 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 France FW Farid El Alagui 15 3 4+9 3 0+0 0 0+2 0
37 Scotland MF Scott Smith 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 Scotland FW Aidan Connolly 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 Scotland MF Darren Petrie 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
41 Scotland MF Scott Fraser 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 6 June 2014
Number Nation Position Name Premiership League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 Poland GK Radosław Cierzniak 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 Republic of Ireland DF Sean Dillon 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
3 Australia DF Curtis Good 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 England DF Calum Butcher 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
5 Republic of Ireland DF Gavin Gunning 4 1 1 0 2 0 7 1
6 Scotland MF Paul Paton 5 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
8 Scotland MF John Rankin 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
9 Scotland FW Brian Graham 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
10 Scotland MF Stuart Armstrong 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
11 Scotland MF Gary Mackay-Steven 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
12 Scotland DF Keith Watson 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
16 Scotland DF Mark Wilson 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
17 Scotland MF Chris Erskine 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 Scotland FW Ryan Dow 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
19 Scotland MF Ryan Gauld 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 Scotland DF John Souttar 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Turkey FW Nadir Çiftçi 6 0 0 1 2 0 8 1
26 Scotland DF Andrew Robertson 6 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
27 Senegal MF Morgaro Gomis 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 31 6 1 102 25 +77 99 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 22 4 12 64 60 +4 70 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Aberdeen 38 20 8 10 53 38 +15 68 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Dundee United 38 16 10 12 65 50 +15 58
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 16 9 13 44 44 0 57
6 St Johnstone 38 15 8 15 48 42 +6 53 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
7 Ross County 38 11 7 20 44 62 −18 40
8 St Mirren 38 10 9 19 39 58 −19 39
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 6 21 45 66 −21 39
10 Partick Thistle 38 8 14 16 46 65 −19 38
11 Hibernian (R) 38 8 11 19 31 51 −20 35 Scottish Premiership play-offs
12 Heart of Midlothian (R) 38 10 8 20 45 65 −20 0231 Relegation to 2014–15 Scottish Championship

Source: ESPN
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Heart of Midlothian were deducted 15 points for entering administration
2 St Johnstone, as winners of the 2013–14 Scottish Cup, qualify to second qualifying round of Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H H A H A H A H A A H H A H A A A H A A A H H A H H A H A H A H A H A
Result D L D W L W D D W L W D W W W W W L L L D D L D W W W L W W W D L L W D L L
Position 6 8 8 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 4 3 3 2 4 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Last updated: 6 June 2014.
Source: [13]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Transfers[edit]

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