Jocky Scott

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Jocky Scott
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Scott as Dundee manager, 2009
Personal information
Full nameJohn Alexander Scott
Date of birth (1948-01-14) 14 January 1948 (age 73)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
1964–1975 Dundee 275 (113)
1975–1977 Aberdeen 52 (17)
1977–1978 Seattle Sounders 39 (9)
1978–1981 Dundee 27 (4)
National team
1971 Scotland 2 (0)
Teams managed
1986–1988 Dundee
1988–1991 Aberdeen (co-manager)
1991–1993 Dunfermline Athletic
1994 Arbroath
1996 Hibernian (caretaker)
1998–2000 Dundee
2000–2001 Notts County
2002 Raith Rovers
2005 Plymouth Argyle (caretaker)
2008–2010 Dundee
2011 Stirling Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Alexander "Jocky" Scott (born 14 January 1948) is a Scottish football coach and former player.


During his playing career he played for Dundee, Aberdeen, Seattle Sounders and Scotland.

An extensive management career followed with spells at Aberdeen, Dundee (three separate spells), Arbroath, Dunfermline Athletic, Notts County, Raith Rovers and Stirling Albion. He also had coaching jobs at other various clubs in both Scotland and England.

Club career

Scott played club football for Dundee and Aberdeen, [1] winning the Scottish League Cup with both clubs. He memorably scored a hat-trick when Aberdeen beat Rangers 5–1 in the competition's semi-final in [2] He was capped twice for the Scotland national team in 1971. He was Soccer Bowl 1977 finalist with the Seattle Sounders (lost 1–2 to the New York Cosmos) in the North American Soccer League.

Managerial career

After his playing career, Scott moved into management. He managed Aberdeen, Dundee (on three separate occasions), Arbroath, Dunfermline Athletic, [2] Notts County, Raith Rovers and Stirling Albion.

He also had coaching roles at Sunderland, Plymouth Argyle and Hibernian. The latter two he also had spells as manager on a caretaker basis.

Aberdeen appointed Scott to their coaching team in September 2012. [3]

Personal life

His father Willie played for Aberdeen and Newcastle United in the 1930s. [4] [5] [6]

Managerial stats

As of 24 February 2013 (UTC) [7]
Dundee [8] Flag of Scotland.svg August 1986May 1988108452538041.67
Aberdeen [9] Flag of Scotland.svg August 1988September 1991151834028054.97
Dunfermline [10] Flag of Scotland.svg 23 September 199131 May 199390281943031.11
Arbroath [11] Flag of Scotland.svg January 1994April 199414158007.14
Dundee Flag of Scotland.svg 8 February 199828 June 200095351842036.84
Notts County Flag of England.svg 28 June 200010 October 200171281924039.44
Raith Rovers Flag of Scotland.svg 2 January 20021 May 200217548029.41
Dundee Flag of Scotland.svg 30 October 200820 March 201065311321047.69
Stirling Flag of Scotland.svg 19 January 20115 December 2011385825013.16






(as co-manager with Alex Smith)

Dunfermline Athletic

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  2. 1 2 Jocky Scott 1991-93, Dunfermline Athletic FC
  3. "Former manager Jocky Scott has been named as coach at Aberdeen". BBC Sport. BBC. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  4. Willie Scott, AFC Heritage Trust
  5. Player Profile: William "Willie" Scott, Toon1892
  6. Willie Scott,
  7. Jocky Scott management career statistics at Soccerbase
  8. (Dundee manager) Scott, Jocky, FitbaStats
  9. Managers | Jocky Scott, AFC Heritage Trust
  10. (Dunfermline manager) Scott, Jocky, FitbaStats
  11. (Arbroath manager) Scott, Jocky, FitbaStats