Derek Soutar

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Derek Soutar
Personal information
Full name Derek Soutar
Date of birth (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2006 Dundee 44 (0)
2000–2001 Brechin City (loan) 31 (0)
2001–2002 Alloa Athletic (loan) 31 (0)
2003 Alloa Athletic (loan) 12 (0)
2003 Brechin City (loan) 12 (0)
2006–2008 Aberdeen 13 (0)
2008–2009 Ross County 13 (0)
2009–2010 Dundee 2 (0)
2010 APEP 0 (0)
2011–2012 Formartine United
2012–2013 Forfar Athletic 10 (0)
National team
2000–2002 Scotland U-21 11 (0)
2004 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:37, 6 May 2010 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Derek Soutar (born 4 June 1981 in Dundee) is a Scottish professional football goalkeeper.


Soutar began his career with Dundee and had loan spells with Brechin City[1] and Alloa Athletic.

He signed for Aberdeen in July 2006. Things looked bright for Soutar after the Dons' regular keeper, Jamie Langfield, had a drink fuelled bust up with manager Jimmy Calderwood after bumping into the manager during his honeymoon. As a result of the incident Langfield was demoted to the bench and Soutar was made first choice.[2] On 15 April 2008, he was told he would not be offered a new contract by Aberdeen and would be free to leave in the summer along with six other players.

Soutar signed for Ross County the following September[3] but was freed in the summer of 2009, before being listed as a trialist substitute with Dundee earlier this season before rejoining the club.[4] He was released by the club on 4 May 2010 along with 8 other players,[5] and two days later signed a contract with Cypriot side APEP F.C.[6]

On 6 January 2011, Derek Soutar signed a two and a half year deal with Formartine United.[7] Soutar signed for Forfar Athletic during the 2012 summer transfer window.[8]

In March 2011, Soutar set up the Derek Soutar Goalkeeping and Footballing School [9] to help children learn and develop general football and specialised goalkeeping skills. Soutar was employed by Dundee United to coach their young goalkeepers, but he was sacked from this role in April 2015 after he posted a Facebook message celebrating a victory for Dundee FC in a Dundee derby match.[10]


Soutar made appearances for both Scotland U21 and Scotland B.


  1. ^ "Keepers join Raith and Brechin" BBC Sport website (23 January 2003)
  2. ^ "Keeper Pays for Stag Night Antics". BBC Sport website. 8 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "County sign ex-Dons keeper Soutar" BBC Sport website (1 September 2008)
  4. ^ "Dundee sign Soutar until new year" BBC Sport website (24 September 2009)
  5. ^ "Dundee aim to axe 16 from squad". BBC Sport. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Goalkeeper Derek Soutar joins Cypriots APEP Pitsilia". BBC Sport. 2010-05-06. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Scottish Division Two ins and outs". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
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  10. ^ McArthur, Euan (29 April 2016). "I saw Dundee United crisis coming – and it'll be karma if they go down at Dens Park, says Derek Soutar". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 

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