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Football player Jim Leighton

James Leighton
Jim Leighton
Born on 24 July 1958 (age 65)

National team appearances of Jim Leighton

TeamPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
Scotland
1982 - 199891438-61-1-0.670
Total:91438-61-1-0.670

Player stats by club

Clubs of footballerPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
Aberdeen FC, Aberdeen13 Oct 1982 - 14 Sep 1988453-32-0.711
Manchester United FC, Manchester08 Feb 1989 - 20 Jun 19901311-13-1.000
Hibernian FC, Edinburgh17 Nov 1993 - 08 Jun 199723324-10-0.435
Aberdeen FC, Aberdeen07 Sep 1997 - 10 Oct 1998101-6-1-0.600
Player stats by competition
Competition
Played
Capt.
Sub. in
Sub. off
Goals
Pen.
Goals/ Caps
British Championship (BC)
5
-6
-1.200
European Championship qualifiers (QE)
22
1
1
-15
-0.682
World Cup qualifiers (QW)
23
1
-18
-1
-0.783
World Cup final tournament (WC)
9
-5
-0.556
Friendly matches and other tournaments
32
3
2
7
-17
-0.531
Total:
91
4
3
8
-61
-1
-0.670
Career highlights
Match dateOpponent teamEventAge
13 Oct 1982
East Germany
debut24 years 2 months 19 days
30 May 1989
Chile
50th cap; first cap as captain30 years 10 months 6 days
10 Oct 1998
Estonia
last appearance40 years 2 months 16 days
Record of national team matches played by Jim Leighton
National teamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstWinning Percentage
Scotland football team914222271107858.3

Jim Leighton's international caps

as player of Aberdeen FC, Aberdeen:
debut age - 24 years 2 months 19 days
1
13 Oct 1982 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

UEFA Euro 1984 Qualifying, Group 1
2
17 Nov 1982 19:30 (+1:00)

Bern, Wankdorfstadion

UEFA Euro 1984 Qualifying, Group 1
-2хgoal
3
15 Dec 1982 20:00 (+1:00)

Brussels, Stade du Heysel

UEFA Euro 1984 Qualifying, Group 1
-3хgoal
4
30 Mar 1983 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

UEFA Euro 1984 Qualifying, Group 1
-2хgoal
5
28 May 1983 15:00 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1983
6
01 Jun 1983 19:45 (+1:00)

London, British Empire Exhibition Stadium (Wembley)

British Championship 1983
-2хgoal
7
16 Jun 1983 19:30 (+6:00)

Edmonton, Commonwealth Stadium

Friendly International
8
19 Jun 1983

Toronto, Varsity Stadium

Friendly International
9
21 Sep 1983 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
10
12 Oct 1983 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

UEFA Euro 1984 Qualifying, Group 1
-1хgoal
11
13 Dec 1983 20:00

Belfast, Windsor Park

British Championship 1983-1984
-2хgoal
12
28 Feb 1984 20:00

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1983-1984
-1хgoal
13
26 May 1984 15:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1983-1984
-1хgoal
14
01 Jun 1984 20:30 (+2:00)

Marseille, Stade Vélodrome

Friendly International
-2хgoal
15
12 Sep 1984 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
-1хgoal
16
17 Oct 1984 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
17
14 Nov 1984 20:00

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
-1хgoal
18
27 Feb 1985 20:30 (+1:00)

Seville, Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
-1хgoal
19
27 Mar 1985 20:00

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
-1хgoal
20
25 May 1985 15:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1985 Rous Cup
21
28 May 1985 19:00

Reykjavík, Laugardalsvöllur

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
22
10 Sep 1985 19:30 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
-1хgoal
23
16 Oct 1985 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
24
20 Nov 1985 20:00

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Play-off
25
04 Dec 1985 20:00 (+11:00)

Melbourne, Olympic Park Stadium

1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Play-off
26
28 Jan 1986 16:45 (+2:00)

Ramat Gan, National Stadium

Friendly International
27
04 Jun 1986 16:00 (+6:00)

Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estadio Neza 86

1986 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Group E
-1хgoal
28
08 Jun 1986 12:00 (+6:00)

Santiago de Querétaro, Estadio Corregidora

1986 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Group E
-2хgoal
29
13 Jun 1986 12:00 (+6:00)

Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estadio Neza 86

1986 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Group E
30
10 Sep 1986 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
31
15 Oct 1986 15:30 (+1:00)

Dublin, Lansdowne Road

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
32
12 Nov 1986 20:00

Glasgow, Hampden Park

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
33
18 Feb 1987 20:00

Glasgow, Hampden Park

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
-1хgoal
34
01 Apr 1987 20:00 (+2:00)

Anderlecht, Stade Constant Vanden Stock (Parc Astrid)

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
-4хgoal
35
23 May 1987 15:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1987 Rous Cup
36
09 Sep 1987 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

Friendly International
37
14 Oct 1987 20:00 (+1:00)

Glasgow, Hampden Park

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
38
11 Nov 1987 17:30 (+2:00)

Sofia, National Stadium Vasil Levski

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
39
02 Dec 1987 19:15 (+1:00)

Esch sur Alzette, Stade de la Frontière

UEFA Euro 1988 Qualifying, Group 7
40
17 Feb 1988

Riyadh, Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium

Friendly International
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Jim Leighton's most often teammates
Alex McLeish (1982 - 1990) - 47 games
Paul McStay (1983 - 1997) - 46 games
Roy Aitken (1982 - 1990) - 45 games
Richard Gough (1983 - 1990) - 39 games
Willie Miller (1982 - 1989) - 39 games
Scotland players born on 18 April
Archie Gray (1877) - 1 cap
Phil McCloy (1896) - 2 caps
Eamonn Bannon (1958) - 11 caps, 1 goal
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