David Herd Profile

David Herd

Da­vid Ge­orge Herd, born Ham­ilton, Scot­land, April 15,1934. Al­though Da­vid Herd was born in the to­wn of Ham­ilton, in So­uth Lanark­shire, in the cent­ral Low­lands of Scot­land, he was bro­ught up in Man­chester. Dur­ing his play­ing ca­reer, the in­dus­tri­ous centre for­ward was on the books of Stock­port Coun­ty, Ar­senal, Man­chester Uni­ted, Sto­ke City, and Wa­ter­ford and hit a total of 269 goals in 511 fir­st te­am ga­mes for his clubs. He also made five seni­or ap­pear­ances for Scot­land, scor­ing three goals in the process.

Dur­ing an era that saw names like Ge­orge Best, Bob­by Charl­ton, and De­nis Law dom­in­at­ing the sports pages of news­pa­pers, Da­vid Herd was per­haps some­what over­shad­owed by oth­er play­ers, but he nev­er­the­less made his ma­rk on the goal scor­ing scene. Herd, the son of for­mer Man­chester City in­side for­ward Alec Herd, star­ted out wi­th Third Di­vi­sion North Stock­port Coun­ty where he con­trib­uted six goals in 15 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for The Hat­ters be­fore he was sig­ned by Ar­senal for a trans­fer fee of £10,000 on the 24th of Au­gust 1954. Then, af­ter ac­cu­mu­lat­ing a cred­it­able 107 Fir­st Di­vi­sion goals in 180 mat­ches for the North Lon­doners, the 27-year-old sharp­shoot­er was pur­chased by Man­chester Uni­ted man­ager Matt Busby for an es­tim­ated trans­fer fee of £35,000 at the end of the 1960-61 cam­paign. He was han­ded his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted in a 1-1 draw wi­th West Ham Uni­ted at Boleyn Gro­und on the 19th of Au­gust 1961 and re­gistered his fir­st Di­vi­sion One goal for the te­am in a 3-2 suc­cess over Chel­sea, ma­naged by for­mer Ar­senal fa­vour­ite Ted Drake, at Old Traf­ford four days la­ter. On the 26th of Au­gust, Herd bag­ged him­self a sec­ond ha­lf brace in a 6-1 de­moli­tion of his­tor­ic­al rivals Black­burn Rov­ers at Old Traf­ford and the ex­per­i­enced for­ward would go on to score 17 goals in 32 out­ings in all com­pet­i­tions for Uni­ted in his in­aug­ur­al year in Manchester.

A power­ful and de­pend­able marks­man, Da­vid Herd etched his name in­to the his­tory books of Man­chester Uni­ted Foot­ball Club by scor­ing two of the goals in the mem­or­able 3-1 FA Cup Fi­nal vic­tory ag­ainst fel­low Fir­st Di­vi­sion si­de Lei­cester City on the 25th of  May 1963. As a Man­chester Uni­ted play­er, he notched up a re­spect­able 145 goals in 265 fir­st te­am ap­pear­ances and won the Foot­ball Lea­gue Cham­pi­on­ship wi­th the club in 1964-65 and 1966-67, as well as the coveted UEFA Euro­pean Cup in 1967-68 be­fore he sig­ned wi­th To­ny Waddington´s Sto­ke City on a free trans­fer at the be­gin­ning of the 1968-69 sea­son. Fol­low­ing 11 goals in 44 Fir­st Di­vi­sion out­ings for the Vic­tor­ia Gro­und out­fit, he had a com­par­at­ively short spell wi­th Lea­gue of Ire­land te­am Wa­ter­ford where he fin­ished off his foot­balling ca­reer in 1971. On the in­ter­na­tion­al sta­ge, Herd was giv­en his de­but for his na­tive Scot­land by no­ne oth­er than Matt Busby in a 3-0 Brit­ish Ho­me Cham­pi­on­ship tri­umph ag­ainst Wales at Nini­an Park on the 18th of Oct­ober 1958 and pro­ceeded to play in five ga­mes for his home­land, wi­th his last ap­pear­ance com­ing in a heavy 4-0 Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier de­feat ag­ainst Czecho­slovakia at Te­hel­ne Pole Sta­dium in Brat­is­lava on the 14th of May 1961. Da­vid Herd Play­ing Ca­reer: Stock­port Coun­ty, Ar­senal, Man­chester Uni­ted, Sto­ke City, Wa­ter­ford. Play­ing Hon­ours: Eng­lish Foot­ball Lea­gue Fir­st Di­vi­sion 1965, 1967, Eng­lish FA Cup 1963, Eng­lish FA Char­ity Shield 1965, UEFA Euro­pean Cup 1968.

 

David Herd Quickfacts

Fol­low­ing his re­tire­ment from act­ive play­ing, Da­vid Herd had a re­l­at­ively short spell as man­ager of Fourth Di­vi­sion out­fit Lin­coln City whom he al­most gui­ded to pro­mo­tion in the 1971-72 season.

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Man­chester Uni­ted Appearances

West Ham Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Chel­sea 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 6 Black­burn Rov­ers 1
Chel­sea 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
black­pool 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 0
As­ton Vil­la 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Man­chester City 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Birm­ing­ham City 2
Ar­senal 5 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Bol­ton Wan­derers 3
Ips­wich To­wn 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Burn­ley 4
Ever­ton 5 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ful­ham 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 West Ham Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 6 Not­ting­ham For­est 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Bol­ton Wan­derers 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Black­pool 1
Man­chester City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Shef­field Wed­nesday 0
Shef­field Wed­nesday 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 West Brom­wich Al­bion 1
Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Birm­ing­ham City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Pre­ston North End 1
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Lei­cester City 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Burn­ley 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ar­senal 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ever­ton 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Shef­field Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 West Brom­wich Al­bion 2
Ever­ton 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Ar­senal 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ever­ton 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Birm­ing­ham City 0
Bol­ton Wan­derers 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Ley­ton Ori­ent 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Bol­ton Wan­derers 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Man­chester City 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Burn­ley 5
Black­pool 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Black­burn Rov­ers 3
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 6 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 West Ham Uni­ted 1
Ips­wich To­wn 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 5
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Liver­pool 3
Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 As­ton Vil­la 2
Shef­field Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Not­ting­ham For­est 1
West Brom­wich Al­bion 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Ful­ham 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Black­pool 1
Black­burn Rov­ers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Hud­dersfield To­wn 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 As­ton Vil­la 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Chel­sea 1
West Ham Uni­ted 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ips­wich To­wn 1
Cov­entry City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
As­ton Vil­la 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Lei­cester City 2
Lei­cester City 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Shef­field Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 South­ampton 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Shef­field Wed­nesday 3
Birm­ing­ham City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ley­ton Ori­ent 1
Not­ting­ham For­est 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Lei­cester City 1
Ever­ton 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Ar­senal 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Willem II 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Lei­cester City 1
Chel­sea 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Bol­ton Wan­derers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 6 Willem II 1
Not­ting­ham For­est 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 West Ham Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1
As­ton Vil­la 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Liver­pool 1
Shef­field Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Sto­ke City 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Shef­field Wed­nesday 1
Ever­ton 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Burn­ley 6 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Burn­ley 1
South­ampton 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Birm­ing­ham City 2
West Brom­wich Al­bion 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Bris­tol Rov­ers 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ar­senal 1
Lei­cester City 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Barns­ley 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Bol­ton Wan­derers 0
Black­burn Rov­ers 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Sport­ing Lis­boa 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Sun­der­land 3
Sun­der­land 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
West Ham Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Sun­der­land 1
West Ham Uni­ted 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Sport­ing Lis­boa 5 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Ful­ham 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ful­ham 0
Liver­pool 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 As­ton Vil­la 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Shef­field Uni­ted 1
Sto­ke City 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Not­ting­ham For­est 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 West Brom­wich Al­bion 2
West Ham Uni­ted 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Ever­ton 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Not­ting­ham For­est 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ever­ton 1
Sto­ke City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Djur­går­dens 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1
Chel­sea 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Burn­ley 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Sun­der­land 0
Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 7 As­ton Vil­la 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 6 Djur­går­dens 1
Liver­pool 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Shef­field Wed­nesday 0
Bor­us­sia Dort­mund 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 6
Black­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Black­burn Rov­ers 0
Ar­senal 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Bor­us­sia Dort­mund 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Leeds Uni­ted 1
West Brom­wich Al­bion 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Birm­ing­ham City 1
Shef­field Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Shef­field Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Chester 1
Not­ting­ham For­est 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ever­ton 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Sto­ke City 1
Sto­ke City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Sto­ke City 0
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Ever­ton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Burn­ley 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Burn­ley 1
Sun­der­land 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Chel­sea 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Ful­ham 1
Shef­field Wed­nesday 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Black­pool 0
Leeds Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Leeds Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Black­burn Rov­ers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 5
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Lei­cester City 0
Leeds Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ar­senal 1
As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Stras­bourg 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 5
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Stras­bourg 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Fer­encváros 2
Fer­encváros 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Fer­encváros 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Liver­pool 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Shef­field Wed­nesday 0
Not­ting­ham For­est 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Northamp­ton To­wn 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Not­ting­ham For­est 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Sto­ke City 1
New­castle Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Burn­ley 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 New­castle Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Chel­sea 1
HJK Hel­sinki 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Ar­senal 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Ful­ham 1
Black­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Black­burn Rov­ers 2
Lei­cester City 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 5
ASK Vor­wärts Ber­lin 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Shef­field Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 ASK Vor­wärts Ber­lin 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 West Ham Uni­ted 0
Sun­der­land 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ever­ton 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 West Brom­wich Al­bion 1
Liver­pool 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Sun­der­land 1
Leeds Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Ful­ham 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Der­by Coun­ty 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 5
Shef­field Wed­nesday 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ben­fica 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 6 Northamp­ton To­wn 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Roth­er­ham Uni­ted 0
Roth­er­ham Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Sto­ke City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Burn­ley 2
Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Ben­fica 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 5
Chel­sea 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ar­senal 1
Pre­ston North End 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Pre­ston North End 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Lei­cester City 2
Par­tiz­an Bel­grade 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Shef­field Uni­ted 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Par­tiz­an Bel­grade 0
Ever­ton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
West Ham Uni­ted 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
West Brom­wich Al­bion 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Black­burn Rov­ers 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 6 As­ton Vil­la 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Leeds Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 West Brom­wich Al­bion 3
Ever­ton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Leeds Uni­ted 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ever­ton 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 New­castle Uni­ted 2
Sto­ke City 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Black­pool 5 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Burn­ley 1
Not­ting­ham For­est 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Black­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Chel­sea 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ar­senal 0
Chel­sea 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Shef­field Wed­nesday 0
South­ampton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Sun­der­land 0
Lei­cester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Liver­pool 2
West Brom­wich Al­bion 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Shef­field Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Shef­field Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Leeds Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 0
Man­chester City 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Sto­ke City 0
Burn­ley 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Not­ting­ham For­est 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Nor­wich City 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 5 Lei­cester City 2
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Górnik Za­b­rze 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Cov­entry City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Not­ting­ham For­est 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Man­chester City 3
Sto­ke City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Liver­pool 2
Total Ap­pear­ances: 265

 

 

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