Dennis Ruddy Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Dennis Ruddy
  • Born: April 3rd, 1950 (Govan)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Centre Half
  • Signed: December 4th, 1967
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 157 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Dumbarton, Renfrew, Stenhousemuir


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1971-72 28 (3) 0 4 2 41.9% 32.3% 25.8%
1970-71 44 1 3 0 43.2% 25.0% 31.8%
1969-70 42 0 3 0 31.0% 23.8% 45.2%
1968-69 35 (1) 0 1 1 16.7% 38.9% 44.4%
1967-68 4 0 1 1 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Totals: 153 (4) 1


 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
 29/01/72 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A) 2 - 1
 08/01/72 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H) 0 - 0
 03/01/72 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A) 0 - 2
 01/01/72 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H) 2 - 3
 27/12/71 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 24/10/70 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H) 6 - 5

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 24/10/70 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  6 - 5

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 18/04/72 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  4 - 4
 15/04/72 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 1
 11/04/72 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 29/01/72 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 1
 08/01/72 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 03/01/72 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 2
 01/01/72 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 3
 27/12/71 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 25/12/71 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 1
 18/12/71 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 1
 20/11/71 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  7 - 1
 13/11/71 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 1
 06/11/71 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 0
 30/10/71 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0
 23/10/71 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 4
 16/10/71 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/71 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 2
 29/09/71 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 3
 25/09/71 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 0
 22/09/71 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 18/09/71 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 15/09/71 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 1
 11/09/71 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 3
 08/09/71 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 5
 04/09/71 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 01/09/71 Group 5 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 3
 28/08/71 Group 5 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  5 - 0
 25/08/71 Group 5 vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 1
 21/08/71 Group 5 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 1
 18/08/71 Group 5 vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 2
 14/08/71 Group 5 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  2 - 2
 28/04/71 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 2
 24/04/71 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 1
 21/04/71 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 0
 17/04/71 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 14/04/71 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 0
 10/04/71 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 1
 20/03/71 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 13/03/71 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  0 - 3
 10/03/71 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  7 - 1
 06/03/71 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 27/02/71 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 2
 24/02/71 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  0 - 0
 20/02/71 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 0
 10/02/71 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 0
 06/02/71 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  3 - 2
 30/01/71 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 0
 27/01/71 3rd Round Replay vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 5
 23/01/71 3rd Round vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 0
 09/01/71 Division 2 vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 02/01/71 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 01/01/71 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 26/12/70 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  0 - 0
 19/12/70 2nd round vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 1
 12/12/70 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 1
 05/12/70 1st Round vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  2 - 0
 14/11/70 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 07/11/70 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  1 - 3
 24/10/70 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  6 - 5
 17/10/70 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 2
 10/10/70 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 03/10/70 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 2
 23/09/70 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  1 - 4
 19/09/70 Division 2 vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 16/09/70 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 12/09/70 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 0
 09/09/70 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 05/09/70 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 29/08/70 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 3
 26/08/70 Group 8 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 22/08/70 Group 8 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 4
 19/08/70 Group 8 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  5 - 1
 15/08/70 Group 8 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 3
 12/08/70 Group 8 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 08/08/70 Group 8 vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 1
 27/04/70 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 2
 22/04/70 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 3
 18/04/70 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 04/04/70 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 1
 28/03/70 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 1
 25/03/70 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 21/03/70 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 0
 14/03/70 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 2
 07/03/70 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  0 - 1
 28/02/70 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 21/02/70 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  0 - 0
 14/02/70 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 1
 11/02/70 2nd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 2
 31/01/70 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 2
 24/01/70 1st Round vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 1
 17/01/70 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 4
 03/01/70 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 01/01/70 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 0
 27/12/69 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 5
 24/12/69 2nd Preliminary Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 0
 13/12/69 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 3
 06/12/69 1st Preliminary Round vs. Forres (A)  2 - 0
 29/11/69 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 22/11/69 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 15/11/69 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 08/11/69 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 1
 01/11/69 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 1
 25/10/69 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  2 - 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
 27/09/69 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 5
 24/09/69 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 1
 20/09/69 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 7
 17/09/69 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 13/09/69 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 2
 06/09/69 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 2
 03/09/69 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 3
 30/08/69 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 4
 27/08/69 Group 7 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 23/08/69 Group 7 vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 28/04/69 Division 2 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 1
 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
 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
 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
 13/04/68 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 2
 10/04/68 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 6
 20/03/68 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  2 - 4
 16/03/68 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 3


Biography

Joined Clydebank in 1967 and morphed from a Bankies Babe to a Honey Monster. Arrived at Kilbowie with a lot of rough edges which were smoothed out over the years by Bill Munro’s coaching. Dennis was a competitive but headstrong big half back who did not take prisoners. He could be wild with his clearances and equally as wild with his tackling. He was no stranger to the referee’s black book and an early shower. Unfortunately some of these bookings owed more to his powerful appearance than any misdemeanour committed. In all seriousness ‘his look‘ was never a good look.

Dennis Ruddy made his breakthrough into the Clydebank side near the end of season 1967-68, when he played four matches and they were all lost, but what an eventful story they told. His debut was against St. Mirren at Love Street with Clydebank down 1-0 to a future Bankie, Peter Kane goal when goalkeeper Dick Madden had to go off injured after 70 minutes. John Baxter came on as a substitute but two goals in the last five minutes saw the Saints run out 3-0 winners. His next match saw Dick Madden out injured and replaced by Maurice Dunne a loan signing from Dumbarton as Clydebank went down 4-2 at home to Queen of the South. His next match was one he would never forget, going down 6-0 to East Fife at Bayview. Dennis was sent off but he wasn’t first into the shower as Stan King and Tony Moy had both been sent off earlier. Clydebank also lost their Trialist goalkeeper Bobby Hodge to injury, with John Baxter coming off the bench to go into goal. His final match of the season was a 2-1 defeat away to Stenhousemuir with yet another trialist goalkeeper Ian Porter between the sticks for Clydebank.

It had been a tough baptism for young Dennis Ruddy but it stood him in good stead and he went on to enjoy a good career with Clydebank playing over 150 games. For a man of his size he should have been more of a threat in the opposition box but seemed to get a nose bleed when he crossed the halfway line. He was however an honest player who added a bit of much needed muscle and steel to the Clydebank back line.

Dennis transferred to our local rivals Dumbarton where he enjoyed a couple of seasons before moving on to Stenhousemuir before moving into junior football with Renfrew.

Debut

March 16th, 1968
St Mirren 3 - 0 Clydebank

League (Division 2)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Dennis was born on this date in Govan.


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • First Team Debut

    St Mirren 3 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)

    Don't be kidded by the score. This was anything but a clear cut victory. Saints had to struggle practically all the way, and not until five minutes from time did they breathe easily.Clydebank


  • 50th Appearance

    Dumbarton 5 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 1 Berwick Rangers
    League (Division 2)


  • First Goal

    Clydebank 6 - 5 Stirling Albion
    League (Division 2)


  • 100th Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 3 Stranraer
    League (Division 2)


  • 100th League Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 1 Alloa Athletic
    League (Division 2)


  • Last Appearance

    Queen's Park 4 - 4 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)