Gregor Abel Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Gregor Abel
  • Born: April 9th, 1949 (Falkirk)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Full Back
  • Signed: June 6th, 1972
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 320 appearances, 3 goals
  • Also Played For: Alloa Athletic, Bo'ness United, Falkirk


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1979-80 12 0 0 0 16.7% 33.3% 50.0%
1978-79 45 0 3 0 57.8% 15.6% 26.7%
1977-78 32 (2) 0 0 0 23.5% 14.7% 61.8%
1976-77 56 1 3 0 58.9% 25.0% 16.1%
1975-76 47 1 1 0 63.8% 14.9% 21.3%
1974-75 48 1 2 0 45.8% 18.8% 35.4%
1973-74 36 (5) 0 0 0 34.1% 24.4% 41.5%
1972-73 33 (4) 0 0 0 24.3% 13.5% 62.2%
Totals: 309 (11) 3


 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
 15/12/79 Division 1 vs. Berwick Rangers (H) 0 - 0
 19/09/79 Division 1 vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 3
 15/09/79 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H) 1 - 0
 11/09/79 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2
 08/09/79 Division 1 vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 08/01/77 2nd round vs. Selkirk (H) 2 - 0
 24/09/75 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
 04/01/75 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 08/01/77 2nd round vs. Selkirk (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/75 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 04/01/75 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 15/12/79 Division 1 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 19/09/79 Division 1 vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 3
 15/09/79 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 11/09/79 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 08/09/79 Division 1 vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 05/09/79 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 2
 02/09/79 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 1
 29/08/79 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  0 - 0
 25/08/79 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 18/08/79 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 1
 11/08/79 Division 1 vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 30/07/79 1st Round vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 5
 11/05/79 Final vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 0
 25/04/79 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1
 21/04/79 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 1
 18/04/79 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 14/04/79 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 0
 07/04/79 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 1
 31/03/79 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 28/03/79 Division 1 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 1
 24/03/79 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 17/03/79 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 0
 13/03/79 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 2
 10/03/79 Division 1 vs. Arbroath (H)  2 - 2
 07/03/79 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 0
 03/03/79 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 0
 28/02/79 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 1
 24/02/79 4th Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 21/02/79 Division 1 vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 17/02/79 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 1
 12/02/79 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 0
 31/01/79 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 3
 23/12/78 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 16/12/78 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 2
 02/12/78 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 25/11/78 Division 1 vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 18/11/78 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 1
 11/11/78 Division 1 vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 0
 04/11/78 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 28/10/78 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 21/10/78 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 4
 14/10/78 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  2 - 0
 11/10/78 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 07/10/78 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 2
 04/10/78 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 30/09/78 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 4
 27/09/78 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 23/09/78 Division 1 vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 2
 16/09/78 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  4 - 1
 13/09/78 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  5 - 2
 09/09/78 Division 1 vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 1
 06/09/78 Division 1 vs. Arbroath (H)  5 - 2
 02/09/78 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  4 - 1
 30/08/78 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 1
 26/08/78 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 19/08/78 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 4
 12/08/78 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 1
 05/05/78 Final vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 4
 02/05/78 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 0
 29/04/78 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 2
 26/04/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 22/04/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 20/04/78 Semi Final vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 0
 17/04/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 5
 15/04/78 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 12/04/78 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 1
 08/04/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 25/03/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0
 21/03/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 18/03/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 3
 19/02/78 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 07/02/78 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 3
 02/01/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 24/12/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 2
 19/11/77 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 4
 12/11/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 05/11/77 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 29/10/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 15/10/77 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 08/10/77 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 05/10/77 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 2
 01/10/77 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 24/09/77 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 17/09/77 Premier Division vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 3
 10/09/77 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 4
 20/08/77 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 17/08/77 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H)  5 - 0
 13/08/77 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 10/08/77 Preliminary Round 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 08/08/77 Preliminary Round 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 3
 06/08/77 1st Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  6 - 1
 30/04/77 1st Division vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 2
 23/04/77 1st Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 16/04/77 1st Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 12/04/77 1st Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2
 09/04/77 1st Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 02/04/77 1st Division vs. Morton (H)  2 - 3
 26/03/77 1st Division vs. Queen of South (H)  2 - 0
 19/03/77 1st Division vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 2
 12/03/77 1st Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  4 - 2
 07/03/77 1st Division vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 0
 05/03/77 1st Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 3
 02/03/77 1st Division vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 26/02/77 4th Round vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 19/02/77 1st Division vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 16/02/77 1st Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 12/02/77 1st Division vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 0
 07/02/77 3rd Round replay vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 0
 05/02/77 1st Division vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 1
 22/01/77 1st Division vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 3
 08/01/77 2nd round vs. Selkirk (H)  2 - 0
 03/01/77 1st Division vs. Arbroath (H)  8 - 1
 01/01/77 1st Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 1
 25/12/76 1st Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 2
 22/12/76 1st Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 3
 15/12/76 Semi Final vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  4 - 0
 04/12/76 1st Division vs. East Fife (A)  6 - 0
 27/11/76 1st Division vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 2
 20/11/76 1st Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 13/11/76 1st Division vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 06/11/76 1st Division vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 0
 30/10/76 1st Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 0
 27/10/76 1st Division vs. Morton (A)  0 - 0
 23/10/76 1st Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 19/10/76 Quarter Final 2nd Replay vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 2
 18/10/76 Quarter Final Replay vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 16/10/76 1st Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 12/10/76 1st Division vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 0
 09/10/76 1st Division vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 3
 06/10/76 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 1
 02/10/76 1st Division vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 1
 29/09/76 1st Division vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 1
 25/09/76 1st Division vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 22/09/76 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 3
 18/09/76 1st Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 0
 15/09/76 1st Division vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 1
 11/09/76 1st Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 07/09/76 1st Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 04/09/76 1st Division vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 0
 01/09/76 Group 8 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 0
 28/08/76 Group 8 vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 25/08/76 Group 8 vs. Queen of South (A)  4 - 1
 21/08/76 Group 8 vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 18/08/76 Group 8 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 14/08/76 Group 8 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 09/08/76 Preliminary Round 2nd Leg vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 1
 07/08/76 Preliminary Round 1st Leg vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 0
 03/05/76 Final vs. Airdrie (N)  2 - 4
 28/04/76 Semi Final vs. Dumbarton (N)  3 - 1
 24/04/76 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 1
 21/04/76 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 0
 17/04/76 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 2
 14/04/76 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Albion Rovers (H)  4 - 1
 10/04/76 Group 6 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 06/04/76 2nd Division vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 0
 03/04/76 Group 6 vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 0
 27/03/76 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (A)  3 - 1
 20/03/76 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 0
 13/03/76 Group 6 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 2
 06/03/76 Group 6 vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 1
 28/02/76 2nd Division vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 0
 21/02/76 2nd Division vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0
 14/02/76 2nd Division vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 07/02/76 2nd Division vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 1
 31/01/76 2nd Division vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 1
 10/01/76 2nd Round vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 3
 03/01/76 2nd Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/76 2nd Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 0
 27/12/75 2nd Division vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 0
 06/12/75 2nd Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 29/11/75 2nd Division vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 22/11/75 2nd Division vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 15/11/75 2nd Division vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  0 - 0
 08/11/75 2nd Division vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 0
 01/11/75 2nd Division vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  3 - 0
 25/10/75 2nd Division vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 1
 18/10/75 2nd Division vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 1
 11/10/75 2nd Division vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 0
 04/10/75 2nd Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 27/09/75 2nd Division vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  4 - 0
 24/09/75 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 20/09/75 2nd Division vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 0
 13/09/75 2nd Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 10/09/75 Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 4
 06/09/75 2nd Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 0
 03/09/75 Supplementary Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/75 Supplementary Round 1st Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0
 30/08/75 2nd Division vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 0
 27/08/75 Group 7 vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 0
 23/08/75 Group 7 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0
 20/08/75 Group 7 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 16/08/75 Group 7 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  1 - 1
 13/08/75 Group 7 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  3 - 2
 09/08/75 Group 7 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 4
 30/04/75 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 26/04/75 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 19/04/75 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 1
 12/04/75 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  1 - 0
 05/04/75 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 0
 29/03/75 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 2
 22/03/75 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 15/03/75 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  0 - 1
 08/03/75 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 0
 01/03/75 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 2
 22/02/75 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 1
 15/02/75 4th Round vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 4
 08/02/75 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 1
 01/02/75 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 1
 28/01/75 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 18/01/75 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 0
 11/01/75 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 1
 04/01/75 2nd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0
 30/12/74 Division 2 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  0 - 1
 28/12/74 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 1
 21/12/74 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 0
 14/12/74 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 1
 07/12/74 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  1 - 0
 30/11/74 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 1
 23/11/74 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 16/11/74 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  3 - 1
 09/11/74 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  0 - 3
 02/11/74 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 3
 26/10/74 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 19/10/74 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 1
 12/10/74 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 1
 05/10/74 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 0
 28/09/74 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 2
 25/09/74 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 2
 21/09/74 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 1
 18/09/74 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 1
 14/09/74 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 11/09/74 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 07/09/74 Division 2 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  3 - 0
 04/09/74 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  0 - 3
 31/08/74 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 3
 28/08/74 Group 7 vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 24/08/74 Group 7 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 5
 21/08/74 Group 7 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 1
 17/08/74 Group 7 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  3 - 1
 14/08/74 Group 7 vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 10/08/74 Group 7 vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 4
 03/08/74 1st Round vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 1
 01/05/74 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 29/04/74 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 0
 27/04/74 Division 2 vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 1
 24/04/74 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 2
 20/04/74 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 0
 17/04/74 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  0 - 1
 13/04/74 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 09/04/74 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 3
 06/04/74 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 0
 03/04/74 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 1
 30/03/74 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 27/03/74 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 2
 23/03/74 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 09/03/74 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 03/03/74 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 3
 24/02/74 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 3
 27/01/74 3rd Round vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 19/01/74 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 1
 12/01/74 2nd Round Replay vs. Inverness Clach (H)  3 - 2
 05/01/74 2nd Round vs. Inverness Clach (A)  1 - 1
 01/01/74 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  0 - 2
 29/12/73 Division 2 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 25/12/73 1st Round Replay vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  1 - 0
 24/12/73 1st Round vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  0 - 0
 22/12/73 Division 2 vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 4
 24/11/73 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 17/11/73 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 2
 10/11/73 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  1 - 2
 27/10/73 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  1 - 1
 20/10/73 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  0 - 1
 13/10/73 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 0
 06/10/73 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  5 - 0
 29/09/73 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  2 - 1
 22/09/73 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 19/09/73 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0
 15/09/73 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 0
 08/09/73 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  1 - 3
 01/09/73 Division 2 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 25/08/73 Group 9 vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 15/08/73 Group 9 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 3
 01/08/73 1st Round vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 3
 28/04/73 Division 2 vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 3
 25/04/73 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  1 - 2
 21/04/73 Division 2 vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 1
 18/04/73 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 11/04/73 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 2
 07/04/73 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  4 - 2
 31/03/73 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  2 - 2
 24/03/73 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 17/03/73 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 10/03/73 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  4 - 2
 03/03/73 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  1 - 2
 28/02/73 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 2
 24/02/73 Division 2 vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 1
 10/02/73 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 4
 03/02/73 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 13/01/73 Division 2 vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 4
 02/12/72 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  0 - 4
 28/11/72 1st Round vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 5
 25/11/72 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 2
 18/11/72 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 4
 28/10/72 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 4
 21/10/72 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 14/10/72 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 1
 07/10/72 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  4 - 1
 30/09/72 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 2
 27/09/72 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 1
 23/09/72 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  4 - 1
 13/09/72 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 2
 09/09/72 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  2 - 4
 06/09/72 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 02/09/72 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 3
 30/08/72 Group 3 vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 3
 26/08/72 Group 3 vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 5
 23/08/72 Group 3 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 5
 19/08/72 Group 3 vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 4
 16/08/72 Group 3 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 12/08/72 Group 3 vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2


Biography

Gregor Abel was an athletic left back, who was an integral part of the greatest ever Clydebank side who were promoted to the Premier League in successive seasons in the 1970s.

A PE teacher to trade in his native Falkirk he barely missed a game in his eight years at Kilbowie Park making 320 appearance for the Bankies. He is one of just eleven players to have played over 300 times for the club and is seventh in the all-time table at the time of writing.

By the time he signed from Falkirk in the summer of 1972, Gregor was already a seasoned professional although just 23 years of age. He had made his debut at Brockville at the age of 17, and had played almost 100 games for the Bairns and had won the Second Division title in 1970.

Falkirk had farmed him out Bo’ness United in his early years, and he had appeared for Scotland schoolboys displaying his pedigree.

Gregor’s experience was required in his debut as it was against the might of Rangers at Ibrox who had just won the Cup Winners Cup in Barcelona just a few months earlier.

He was one of four debutants that day, and he was also one of just four players over the age of 22 as the Bankies continued with their youth policy. A 2-0 defeat on the day was quite respectable.

In his first season at the club he was in and out of the side, but finished the year strongly playing regularly though on the unfamiliar right side as the left back position was firmly held by Davie Mitchell. Clydebank were not a great side at this point in time and finished third bottom of the second Division.

Gregor was able to take over the left back position as his own the following season, with just some competition from a young Billy Fanning, and as a result the club finished in a more respectable mid table position.

It was in 1974-75 that the great Bankies side were really starting to shape up. Although some of the players had now been at the club for a year or so the line up that finished the season of Gallacher, Hall, Abel, Fallon, Fanning, McColl, Cooper, Henderson, Larnach, McCallan and Caskie was almost complete.

The Bankies missed out on promotion to the new First Division having been pipped by St Mirren following league construction. Gregor had played in every single game in this fast improving Clydebank side. A first and rare goal was also scored as he notched the second in a 2-0 win against Cowdenbeath. It had only taken 109 games for him to break his duck.

The Bankies were installed as favourites for the inaugural Second Division Championship in 1975-76 and an usher of never before seen success was embarked upon.

It is often the formidable attack of Cooper, Larnach and McCallan that is commented on during this period, but the defence were magnificent. They kept 21 clean sheet in all that season including a run of eleven in twelve games at the start of the season.

The Bankies duly won the league title giving Gregor a second medal of his career. He would quickly add another, albeit a runners-up gong in the short-lived Spring Cup.

A highlight for Gregor was his winning goal in the League Cup Quarter Final against Partick Thistle. The Jags were the only unbeaten side in Britain at the time, and Gregor beat Alan Rough all ends up with a shot just inside the Thistle half. A screamer in anyone's language. Unfortunately the Bankies went out on aggregate.

The memories piled up for Gregor the following season as the Bankies battled it out with St Mirren for the First Division title. The Saints pipped the Bankies in the end, but the unthinkable promotion to the Premier League was achieved

Gregor missed just one game all season playing in 56 of 57 games. Showing his worth to the side. He did score his third and last goal for the club netting in a 2-0 win over Selkirk in the Scottish Cup.

Other than being promoted, the obvious highlight would be the four match saga against Rangers in the Quarter Final of the league Cup. It was these games that really introduced Davie Cooper to the country’s consciousness, but these games bolstered the belief in the rest of the side.

After going out of the cup the Bankies went on a run of games that saw them lose just once in 21 games. It was a truly amazing time to be a supporter of the club watching Gregor and his team mates take on all-comers.

Inevitably, the success brought suitors for the star players and Cooper left for Rangers before the Premier League season started, and Larnach to Newcastle and McCallan to Falkirk followed shortly afterwards.

With such a huge loss to the club, it was no surprise that the Bankies struggled and ended up bottom of the league. Gregor played in most of the games but did occasionally lose his place in the team as Bill Munro looked to chance a losing formula.

The Bankies went back to being part time on their return to the First Division. Once again, Gregor was an almost ever present in the side missing just two games all season.

The first game he missed was the second last game of the season. With promotion in the balance, the Bankies could only draw at Arbroath with John McCormack missing a penalty effectively meaning a quick return to the Premier League was impossible.

Sentiment can be in short supply in football, and Gregor’s eighth season was to be his last in 1979-80 Gregor had started the first 11 games in the season, but the Bankies were performing poorly for the first time in years and it was clear the club were in a transition after failing to get back in the Premier League.

By Mid-September Gregor was out of favour with Gerry Colgan now the regular left-back. In December he was about to be transferred to Alloa Athletic, and prior to his departure he was given one more appearance at Kilbowie to say farewell to the supporters. It was unfortunately a dour 0-0 draw against Berwick Rangers ending a great Bankies career in a rather inauspicious manner.

As an aside Gregor fancied himself as a goalkeeper, going between the sticks on at least three separate occasions when Jim Galacher was carried off injured. He even played in goals for a full reserve match when the Bankies didn’t have a registered second keeper.

Gregor was one of the great Bankies who gets less attention than some of the others, but his contribution at the time was immeasurable and he was rightly inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.

Debut

August 12th, 1972
Rangers 2 - 0 Clydebank

League Cup (Group 3)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Gregor was born on this date in Falkirk.


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Clydebank 1 - 0 Rochdale
    Friendly

    Report coming soon....


  • First Team Debut

    Rangers 2 - 0 Clydebank
    League Cup (Group 3)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • League Debut

    Clydebank 0 - 3 Stirling Albion
    League (Division 2)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • 50th Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 1 Hamilton Accies
    League (Division 2)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • 50th League Appearance

    Clydebank 3 - 0 Montrose
    League (Division 2)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • 100th Appearance

    Clydebank 0 - 3 East Stirlingshire
    League (Division 2)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • First Goal

    Cowdenbeath 0 - 2 Clydebank
    Scottish Cup (2nd Round)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • 100th League Appearance

    Clydebank 2 - 0 Falkirk
    League (Division 2)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • 200th Appearance

    Arbroath 0 - 2 Clydebank
    League (1st Division)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • Last Goal

    Clydebank 2 - 0 Selkirk
    Scottish Cup (2nd round)

    Match Report to Follow...


  • 200th League Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 4 Clyde
    League (Division 1)

    Report coming soon....


  • 300th Appearance

    Clydebank 4 - 1 Airdrie
    League (Division 1)

    Report coming soon....


  • Last Appearance

    Clydebank 0 - 0 Berwick Rangers
    League (Division 1)

    Report coming soon....


  • Left the Club


    Gregor was transferred to Alloa Athletic