Ken Eadie Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1995-96 27 (2) 11 3 1 27.6% 31.0% 41.4%
1994-95 35 (3) 18 3 0 26.3% 28.9% 44.7%
1993-94 21 (2) 11 4 0 56.5% 26.1% 17.4%
1992-93 43 25 5 0 37.2% 30.2% 32.6%
1991-92 43 24 1 1 32.6% 25.6% 41.9%
1990-91 41 30 3 1 29.3% 24.4% 46.3%
1989-90 45 25 5 1 44.4% 28.9% 26.7%
1988-89 38 23 4 0 42.1% 31.6% 26.3%
1987-88 17 8 0 0 47.1% 23.5% 29.4%
Totals: 310 (7) 175


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals 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
 27/04/96 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H) 1 - 3
 06/04/96 Division 1 vs. Morton (A) 0 - 0
 30/03/96 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 3
 23/03/96 Division 1 vs. Dundee Utd (A) 0 - 6
 16/03/96 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 27/04/96 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H) 1 - 3
 30/03/96 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 3
 02/03/96 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
 25/11/95 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
 18/11/95 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 27/04/96 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  1 - 3
 30/03/96 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 3
 30/03/96 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 3
 02/03/96 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 25/11/95 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 18/11/95 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 28/10/95 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 0
 07/10/95 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 23/09/95 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 2
 27/08/95 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  2 - 0
 12/08/95 Division 1 vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 13/05/95 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 22/04/95 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  1 - 4
 18/03/95 Division 1 vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 3
 14/02/95 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 07/02/95 3rd Round Replay vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 01/02/95 3rd Round vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 07/01/95 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 2
 03/12/94 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 08/10/94 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 08/10/94 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 27/09/94 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 1
 16/09/94 1st Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  5 - 0
 13/08/94 Division 1 vs. Stranraer (H)  2 - 0
 06/08/94 Section A vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 02/08/94 Section A vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 02/08/94 Section A vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 02/08/94 Section A vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 02/08/94 Section A vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  4 - 0
 16/04/94 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 1
 19/03/94 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 2
 19/03/94 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 2
 19/03/94 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  3 - 2
 28/09/93 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 0
 28/09/93 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 0
 25/09/93 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 15/09/93 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  3 - 2
 11/09/93 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  3 - 0
 28/08/93 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 21/08/93 Division 1 vs. Dumbarton (A)  4 - 2
 15/05/93 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 1
 08/05/93 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  1 - 2
 01/05/93 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  2 - 2
 01/05/93 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  2 - 2
 24/04/93 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 2
 24/04/93 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  3 - 2
 31/03/93 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  1 - 0
 16/03/93 5th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 4
 09/03/93 Division 1 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  5 - 0
 27/02/93 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 1
 07/02/93 4th Round vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  2 - 1
 30/01/93 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 1
 26/01/93 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 4
 19/01/93 3rd Round Replay vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 19/01/93 3rd Round Replay vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 26/12/92 Division 1 vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 3
 12/12/92 Division 1 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 1
 24/10/92 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 3
 10/10/92 Division 1 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 1
 03/10/92 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 19/09/92 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  4 - 1
 19/09/92 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  4 - 1
 29/08/92 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 29/08/92 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 08/08/92 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 1
 18/04/92 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  1 - 3
 21/03/92 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  2 - 3
 14/03/92 Division 1 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 2
 26/02/92 Division 1 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 1
 15/02/92 4th Round vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 5
 08/02/92 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  3 - 2
 25/01/92 3rd Round vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 1
 18/01/92 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 11/01/92 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 2
 07/01/92 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  3 - 1
 07/01/92 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  3 - 1
 29/10/91 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 3
 29/10/91 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 3
 19/10/91 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 2
 08/10/91 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 0
 08/10/91 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  3 - 0
 05/10/91 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  1 - 1
 01/10/91 1st Round vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 0
 07/09/91 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 31/08/91 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  7 - 1
 31/08/91 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  7 - 1
 31/08/91 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  7 - 1
 24/08/91 Division 1 vs. Montrose (H)  4 - 1
 24/08/91 Division 1 vs. Montrose (H)  4 - 1
 11/05/91 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  7 - 1
 11/05/91 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  7 - 1
 11/05/91 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  7 - 1
 11/05/91 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  7 - 1
 04/05/91 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 13/04/91 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  3 - 2
 06/04/91 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 0
 02/04/91 Division 1 vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 23/03/91 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 23/03/91 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 09/03/91 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 3
 27/02/91 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 27/02/91 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 08/12/90 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  3 - 0
 01/12/90 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  5 - 2
 01/12/90 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  5 - 2
 24/11/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  3 - 0
 17/11/90 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 03/11/90 Division 1 vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 4
 27/10/90 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 10/10/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 2
 10/10/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 2
 06/10/90 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 2
 29/09/90 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  2 - 2
 29/09/90 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/90 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 01/09/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 01/09/90 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 25/08/90 Division 1 vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 0
 21/08/90 2nd Round vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 05/05/90 Division 1 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 28/04/90 Division 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 17/04/90 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 03/04/90 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  4 - 3
 27/03/90 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  2 - 1
 12/03/90 4th Round Replay vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/90 4th Round Replay vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 10/02/90 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  3 - 2
 03/02/90 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/90 Division 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 13/01/90 Division 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 30/12/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 30/12/89 Division 1 vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 23/12/89 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 3
 23/12/89 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 3
 02/12/89 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 28/10/89 Division 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  4 - 1
 28/10/89 Division 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  4 - 1
 07/10/89 Division 1 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 2
 16/09/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 05/09/89 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 1
 02/09/89 Division 1 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 3
 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  3 - 1
 16/08/89 2nd Round vs. Meadowbank Th (H)  3 - 1
 12/08/89 Division 1 vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 13/05/89 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 13/05/89 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 06/05/89 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 06/05/89 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 11/03/89 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  1 - 1
 14/02/89 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 0
 04/02/89 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  4 - 2
 28/01/89 3rd Round vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 1
 18/01/89 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  5 - 1
 03/01/89 Division 1 vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 17/12/88 Division 1 vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 2
 10/12/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 2
 19/11/88 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 12/11/88 Division 1 vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 2
 29/10/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (A)  3 - 0
 15/10/88 Division 1 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 1
 01/10/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 2
 17/09/88 Division 1 vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 03/09/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 20/08/88 Division 1 vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 17/08/88 2nd Round vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 13/08/88 Division 1 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 12/03/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 2
 12/03/88 Division 1 vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 2
 20/02/88 4th Round vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 06/02/88 Division 1 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 30/01/88 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 27/01/88 Division 1 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  2 - 2
 16/01/88 Division 1 vs. Meadowbank Th (A)  2 - 3

 List of Games Played
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Biography

Ken Eadie is one of the best semi-professional strikers that Scotland has ever produced. His goals record for Clydebank speaks for itself and he is one of the few players to have earned legendary status at the club. It was Clydebank’s good fortune that he remained a part time player, despite being courted by some of the top names in Scottish football. Though not being the tallest, Ken was a superb header of the ball, and could score all manner of goals from the mundane to the spectacular, and he was feared by defences up and down the land. There was a “Killer Ken” or “Eadie does it” headline just about every weekend in the newspapers, and it was a privilege to watch him for eight and a half years at Kilbowie Park.

Ken was one of Jack Steedman’s, “Last night Clydebank signed…” signings you would see in the Saturday morning newspaper, and if you didn’t get the newspaper, there would be a new player in the line-up and you would be left wondering who it was.

On this occasion, it was an away game at Meadowbank in January, and there was this red haired guy with the number 9 shirt on. It was quickly discovered that this was Ken Eadie who had signed for the sum of £35,000 from Falkirk, a not insignificant sum for the Bankies.

Clydebank were in dire need of a striker after being relegated from the Premier League with Stuart Gordon, Lex Grant and Mike Conroy all moving to pastures new. Eric Ferguson had been brought in but he was being partnered with the likes of Paul Harvey and David Fourna who quite patently weren’t centre forwards. In step Mr Eadie.

Ken had started his career at Kilmarnock, spent some time on loan at Largs Thistle and was eventually transferred to Brechin City after a change of management at Rugby Park. The goals flowed for Ken at Brechin and he earned a £50,000 move to the Premier League with Falkirk. Ken was never given a fair crack of the whip at Brockville, and found himself on the bench more often than not. With relationships with Bairns manager Dave Clarke at a low, Ken was allowed to leave the club and despite interest from Hibernian he signed for Clydebank, mainly due to the fact he did not want to go full time.

Now, Ken netted for the Bankies in that game at Meadowbank despite ending up on the losing side, and no one really knew how well his Bankies career was going to pan out. Although, an inkling was given in just his third game when he rattled in two goals to knock holders St Mirren out of the Scottish Cup at Love Street.

The support quickly found a new hero as Ken scored 8 goals in his first 9 games. Although he didn’t add to his tally in the final eight games of the season the foundations had been laid.

1988-89 was a season to be remembered as Ken teamed up with Tommy Bryce and the newly signed Owen Coyle to produce the deadliest strike force at Kilbowie since Cooper, McCallan and Larnach. The trio scored 56 of the Bankies 85 goals that season with Ken leading the way with 23 as the Bankies just missed out on promotion.

This was unfortunately a one season shot as Bryce moved to Ayr United and Owen Coyle left for Airdrie for £175,000 after scoring 17 goals in 27 games. It was to be a memorable season for the Bankies and Ken, however, as the club reached the Scottish Cup semi-final for the only time in their history. Eadie’s brace of goals was instrumental in knocking out Premier League St Mirren in a memorable night at Kilbowie, and it all culminated in a last four appearance against Celtic at Hampden in front of 35,000 spectators. It wasn't to be for the Bankies as they lost 2-0.

Ken’s contract was up at the end of the season and this led to an unprecedented fans campaign to keep him at the club. St Johnstone had offered £100,000 for his services, and it must have caused some gnashing of teeth in the Steedman household who always cashed in the club's talent. Luckily, Ken had a good job, and being 29 years of age meant part-time football suited him. It was announced in May 1990, that Ken had signed a new three year deal and the Bankies fans were ecstatic at the news.

Ken had increased his per season goal tally every year he had been at the club, and 1990-91 would see him reach the peak of his powers. It was all the more memorable as the Daily Record ran a competition awarding £1000 and a magnum of Champagne for the first player to score 30 goals in a season. Going into the final game of the season, Ken had 26 strikes to his name, so it seemed unlikely that this total could be achieved. With 28 minutes to go, the Bankies led Partick Thistle by three goals to one, but none for Eadie. Then, something very special happened as Ken scored his first Bankies hat trick in the space of 17 minutes. With just two minutes remaining Gordon Mair crossed from the left, and Eadie rose like a salmon to head the ball home to score goal number 30 for the season and complete a memorable 7-1 victory over the Jags.

Ken continued to break the 20 goal barrier over the next two years, and for five seasons in a row. By the time his contract was up he had scored an amazing 135 goals in 227 games. Now, in the veteran stage of his career, Ken extended his stay at Kilbowie Park for another three years and formed new striking partnerships with the likes of James Grady and Craig Flannigan.

Recurring injuries meant that Ken would play slightly less matches, though he would take on a coaching role. With Clydebank as a club declining from their glory days the goals, though still there, were not quite as frequent. He was still a major threat and he showed this after he had been out for a significant period of time with a stomach muscle injury. With the Bankies 2-0 down against Hamilton he made his comeback from the bench scoring a second half hat trick to win the game.

The curtain came down on Ken's Clydebank career in 1996 at the same time the Bankies left Kilbowie. The end of two eras. Ken, of course, scored Clydebank’s last competitive goal at the ground against Hamilton and then became one of only a handful of Clydebank players to receive a testimonial match when a full strength Rangers side with the likes of Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup in their line up came to Kilbowie Park to honour him.

The one thing left out of this article was descriptions of individual goals that Ken scored. There were so many brilliant goals of all types and importance that you wouldn’t know where to start. Anyone who watched Ken during this era can easily reel off any number of their favourite Ken Eadie goals.

It was rumoured that Ken would hang up his boots after leaving Kilbowie, but he went on to play at Airdrie for a year as the Bankies received a paltry £15,000 from a tribunal decision, when the asking fee was only a modest £25,000. He finished his career at Queen of the South and had a short spell in management at Palmerston Park as well.

Ken has remained a friend of the club despite now living in Florida. He was one of the first to be inducted into the hall of fame amongst fellow legends Jim Gallacher, Jim Fallon and Davie Cooper which shows the esteem he is still held by Clydebank supporters. His place is secured in Clydebank’s history not just for his goals, but for his loyalty when bigger clubs came knocking on the door and he remained at Kilbowie. That is something that will never be forgotten. In total, Ken scored 175 goals in 317 games and is a total unlikely ever to be beaten.

Debut

January 16th, 1988
Meadowbank Thistle 3 - 2 Clydebank

League (Division 1)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Ken was born on this date in Paisley.


  • Signed For Clydebank


    Ken Eadie signed for Clydebank for a fee of £35,000 from Falkirk. After being a prolific goalscorer with Brechin City for several years, Ken stepped up to the Premier League with the Bairns, but the £50,000 move didn't work out, and the disgruntled striker was allowed to move to Kilbowie Park


  • First Team Debut

    Meadowbank Th 3 - 2 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • First Goal

    Meadowbank Th 3 - 2 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • 50th Appearance

    Clydebank 0 - 1 Falkirk
    League (Division 1)

    Match report coming soon


  • 50th League Appearance

    St Johnstone 2 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • 50th Goal

    Clydebank 3 - 2 St Mirren
    Scottish Cup (4th Round Replay)


  • 100th Appearance

    Clydebank 2 - 4 Dumbarton
    Stirlingshire Cup (Final)


  • 50th League Goal

    Clydebank 3 - 1 Falkirk
    League (Division 1)


  • 100th League Appearance

    Forfar Ath 0 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • 100th Goal

    Forfar Ath 1 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • 100th League Goal

    Dunfermline 1 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • 200th Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 2 St Mirren
    League (Division 1)


  • 200th League Appearance

    Dunfermline 0 - 2 Clydebank
    League (Division 1)


  • 300th Appearance

    Clydebank 2 - 0 Hamilton Accies
    League (Division 1)


  • Last Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 3 Hamilton Accies
    League (Division 1)


  • Last Goal

    Clydebank 1 - 3 Hamilton Accies
    League (Division 1)


  • Left the Club


    Ken Eadie left the club after his testimonial match against Rangers in May 1996. Despite being rumoured to be retiring at 35 years of age, Ken signed for rivals Airdrieonians in the close season. A tribunal set the fee at £15,000 which was way below Clydebank's modest request of £25,000.