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Joe Jordan scoring for Scotland

Joe Jordan

Date of Birth: December 15, 1951 (age 65)

Appearances: 52

Goals: 11

Yellow Cards: 6

Red Cards: 1

Biography

A former striker, Joe Jordan played for Leeds United, Manchester United, and Milan, among others at club level, as well making 52 appearances and scoring 11 goals for Scotland.

He was a strong, fearless and committed player, with skill to match, and good aerial abilities.

Joe was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and is considered a legend among the Tartan Army of Scotland fans, being best remembered for scoring the crucial goal against Czechoslovakia in 1973 which ensured Scotland qualified for their first World Cup finals in 16 years.

At the 1974 World Cup, Jordan scored the second goal in a 2–0 win over Zaire in the first group game, and a last minute equaliser in a 1–1 draw with Yugoslavia.

He was selected by Ally MacLeod in the Scotland squad for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, scoring in the opening 3–1 defeat against Peru.

In 1982, Jordan was again in the World Cup squad and reached a personal milestone when he scored in the 2–2 draw against the USSR, meaning he had scored in three successive World Cup Finals, the only Scottish player ever to have done so.

British International Championship
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
29 May 1982 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   ENGLAND  
24 May 1982 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   WALES  
23 May 1981 ENGLAND   0 - 1   SCOTLAND  
16 May 1981 WALES   2 - 0   SCOTLAND  
24 May 1980 SCOTLAND   0 - 2   ENGLAND  
21 May 1980 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   WALES  
16 May 1980 NORTHERN IRELAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
26 May 1979 ENGLAND   3 - 1   SCOTLAND  
22 May 1979 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   NORTHERN IRELAND  
19 May 1979 WALES   3 - 0   SCOTLAND  
20 May 1978 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   ENGLAND  
13 May 1978 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   NORTHERN IRELAND  
04 Jun 1977 ENGLAND   1 - 2   SCOTLAND  
01 Jun 1977 SCOTLAND   3 - 0   NORTHERN IRELAND  
15 May 1976 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   ENGLAND  
08 May 1976 SCOTLAND   3 - 0   NORTHERN IRELAND  
06 May 1976 SCOTLAND   3 - 1   WALES  
18 May 1974 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   ENGLAND
14 May 1974 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   WALES  
11 May 1974 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   NORTHERN IRELAND  
19 May 1973 ENGLAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
F.I.F.A. World Cup
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
22 Jun 1982 USSR   2 - 2   SCOTLAND
11 Jun 1978 NETHERLANDS   2 - 3   SCOTLAND  
07 Jun 1978 IRAN   1 - 1   SCOTLAND  
03 Jun 1978 PERU   3 - 1   SCOTLAND
22 Jun 1974 YUGOSLAVIA   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
18 Jun 1974 BRAZIL   0 - 0   SCOTLAND  
14 Jun 1974 ZAIRE   0 - 2   SCOTLAND
F.I.F.A. World Cup Qualifier
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
09 Sep 1981 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   SWEDEN
28 Apr 1981 SCOTLAND   3 - 1   ISRAEL  
12 Oct 1977 WALES   0 - 2   SCOTLAND  
21 Sep 1977 SCOTLAND   3 - 1   CZECHOSLOVAKIA
17 Nov 1976 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   WALES  
13 Oct 1976 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   2 - 0   SCOTLAND  
17 Oct 1973 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
26 Sep 1973 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   CZECHOSLOVAKIA
International Challenge Match
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
23 Mar 1982 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   NETHERLANDS  
28 May 1980 POLAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
22 Feb 1978 SCOTLAND   2 - 1   BULGARIA  
07 Sep 1977 GERMANY (EAST)   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
30 Oct 1974 SCOTLAND   3 - 0   GERMANY (EAST)  
06 Jun 1974 NORWAY   1 - 2   SCOTLAND
01 Jun 1974 BELGIUM   2 - 1   SCOTLAND  
14 Nov 1973 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   GERMANY (WEST)  
30 Jun 1973 SCOTLAND   0 - 1   BRAZIL  
22 Jun 1973 SWITZERLAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
U.E.F.A. European Championship Qualifier
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
21 Nov 1979 BELGIUM   2 - 0   SCOTLAND  
07 Jun 1979 NORWAY   0 - 4   SCOTLAND
29 Nov 1978 PORTUGAL   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
20 Sep 1978 AUSTRIA   3 - 2   SCOTLAND  
05 Feb 1975 SPAIN   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
20 Nov 1974 SCOTLAND   1 - 2   SPAIN  
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