Dick Madden Player Profile

Player Details

  • Born: July 27th, 1944
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Career Totals: 93 appearances
  • Also Played For: Albion Rovers, Blantyre Celtic, Celtic


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1969-70 16 0 0 0 25.0% 31.3% 43.8%
1968-69 41 0 0 0 17.1% 39.0% 43.9%
1967-68 36 0 0 0 38.9% 25.0% 36.1%
Totals: 93 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 07/03/70 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H) 0 - 1
 21/02/70 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 0 - 0
 03/01/70 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1
 01/01/70 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H) 0 - 0
 18/10/69 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A) 1 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 07/03/70 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  0 - 1
 21/02/70 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  0 - 0
 03/01/70 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 01/01/70 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 0
 18/10/69 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 3
 11/10/69 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 1
 04/10/69 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 01/10/69 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 3
 20/09/69 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 7
 17/09/69 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 30/08/69 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 4
 23/08/69 Group 7 vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 20/08/69 Group 7 vs. Stranraer (H)  3 - 2
 16/08/69 Group 7 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 1
 13/08/69 Group 7 vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 1
 09/08/69 Group 7 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 3
 26/04/69 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 19/04/69 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 2
 14/04/69 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  0 - 1
 12/04/69 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  0 - 1
 05/04/69 Division 2 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 29/03/69 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 2
 22/03/69 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 15/03/69 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 08/03/69 Division 2 vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 26/02/69 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  5 - 0
 22/02/69 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 1
 15/02/69 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  5 - 0
 18/01/69 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 3
 11/01/69 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 3
 04/01/69 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 0
 02/01/69 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 3
 01/01/69 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 3
 28/12/68 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 2
 14/12/68 1st Preliminary Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 1
 07/12/68 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 0
 30/11/68 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 3
 23/11/68 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 4
 02/11/68 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 2
 26/10/68 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 5
 19/10/68 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  0 - 4
 12/10/68 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 1
 05/10/68 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  0 - 2
 28/09/68 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 1
 21/09/68 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 18/09/68 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 1
 14/09/68 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  4 - 2
 11/09/68 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 3
 07/09/68 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 1
 04/09/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  0 - 0
 31/08/68 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 28/08/68 Group 6 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 24/08/68 Group 6 vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 3
 21/08/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 17/08/68 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 1
 14/08/68 Group 6 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  2 - 4
 10/08/68 Group 6 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 2
 16/03/68 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 3
 09/03/68 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 2
 02/03/68 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 0
 23/02/68 Division 2 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 2
 17/02/68 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 10/02/68 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 4
 03/02/68 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 4
 27/01/68 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 20/01/68 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 2
 18/01/68 2nd Preliminary Round 2nd Replay vs. Queen of South (N)  0 - 1
 17/01/68 2nd Preliminary Round Replay vs. Queen of South (H)  2 - 2
 13/01/68 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 0
 06/01/68 2nd Preliminary Round vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 2
 02/01/68 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0
 01/01/68 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 23/12/67 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  2 - 0
 16/12/67 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 02/12/67 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  5 - 1
 25/11/67 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 1
 18/11/67 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 2
 11/11/67 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  4 - 2
 04/11/67 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 28/10/67 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 21/10/67 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 3
 07/10/67 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 3
 30/09/67 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 27/09/67 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 1
 23/09/67 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 5
 09/09/67 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 5
 06/09/67 Supp Round 2nd Leg vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 4
 04/09/67 Supp Round 1st Leg vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 02/09/67 Group 9 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 1
 23/08/67 Division 2 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 3
 19/08/67 Group 9 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/67 Group 9 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0
 12/08/67 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0


Biography

The “man in black” arrived at Kilbowie for the start of the 1967-68 campaign. Like Harry Rutherford is debut was probably in a closed door game against Partick Thistle on 31 July 1967 at Kilbowie which finished 2-2. His official debut would have been against Chelsea on Friday 4 August 1967 at Kilbowie in a barnstorming game in which the Londoners had to come back twice to snatch a draw, their second goal coming 8 minutes from time. Incredibly Clydebank had their two top goal scorers Tony Moy and Frank Russell on the bench, although both made an appearance after the interval. Dick Madden made a number of wonderful saves in this match as the Bankies more than held their own with their famous opponents.

Dick Madden is remembered by older football fans for his one and only appearance for Glasgow Celtic in a 6-0 defeat by Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in March 1963. Because of injuries Celtic fielded a young team and debuts were handed to John Cushley and a wee winger called Jimmy Johnstone! Dick was only nineteen at this time and could not be held responsible for any of the goals, nevertheless, he never played again for the first team.

For Clydebank, he was a solid reliable goalkeeper, the first we had since John Arrol left Kilbowie and was exactly what we needed to steady a rocky defence. His speciality was casually flicking shots for the top corner of the net over the bar. He would bravely dive in when boots were flying with no thought for his own safety. When he was out injured he was badly missed. In his first season he was taken off injured in a match against St. Mirren at Love Street. Clydebank were 1-0 down when Madden went off in 70 minutes and ended up going down 3-0 with two late goals from Peter Kane and Jim Blair. Dick Madden’s season ended there, and in the final seven games Clydebank collected a meagre four points and conceded 23 goals as a variety of goalkeepers were used.

The following season saw the emergence of the Bankie Babes who would be thrown to the wolves to learn their craft, the talismanic Tony Moy was transferred and the old guard were replaced. Only Ernie Collumbine remained to mentor the youngsters and his career was to end with a bad injury at Hampden against Queens Park on 2 January 1969. The youngsters put up a credible show but struggled in the last quarter to hold onto games and Dick Madden worked overtime to keep Clydebank in matches. He was an ever present notching up 41 appearances.

Season 1969-70 was to be Dick Madden’s final season with Clydebank. He was injured against Forfar at Station Park on 18 October 1969 and was out for 10 weeks. In an incredible decision he returned on a rock hard Kilbowie surface on Ne’erday 1970 against Dumbarton in a 0-0 draw. He then played 2 days later at an even harder Brockville surface in a 2-1 win against Falkirk. Unfortunately a mixture of the hard surface and some roughing up by “elbows” Ferguson, now Sir Alex Ferguson, saw Dick Madden out injured for the third time that season. Six weeks later he returned in a 0-0 draw against Stenhousemuir. His final game was to end in a 1-0 defeat at Kilbowie to Forfar. Clydebank had already begun blooding his deputy that season, Mike McDonald another youngster, was to take over the gloves.

Debut

August 12th, 1967
Clydebank 2 - 0 Brechin City

League Cup (Group 9)


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