Full Name:
David William Needham


Years Active:
1977-82 (5 seasons)

Last Game:
42 years, 1 month, 10 days ago

STATS (Competitive games only):
Dec 17, 1977
Last Game:
May 08, 1982
119 (Rank: #183)
13 (Rank: #175)
Own Goals:

Yellow Cards:
Red Cards:
May 21, 1949






Intnl. Country:

Caps while at Forest:

Goals while at Forest:

Total Caps:

Total Goals:

Penalties scored:
Penalties missed:

Shirt numbers:
5 (59 games) , 6 (41) , 12 (20) , 4 (12) , 13 (4) , 14 (2) , 8 (1)
Brian Clough (139 appearances)


Barry Hugman:


SEASON STATS (Competitive games only)
Season Age* Squad Num Played Won Drawn Lost Goals Yellows Reds Own
Went Off Came On Unused
*Age = player's age on August 1st of the season

# Season Date Type Club Fee Loan until Manager
11977-78Dec 17, 1977BoughtQueens Park Rangers£120,000Brian Clough
21981-82May 08, 1982SoldToronto BlizzardsBrian Clough

Game First Game Last Game P W D L Goals Yellows Reds Own Goals Started Came On Went Off Unused Sub
League Tier 1Dec 17, 1977May 08, 19828538272092805211
League Tier 2
League Tier 3
FA CupJan 07, 1978Jan 02, 198211425111
League CupAug 29, 1978Jan 18, 19821511222153
European CupNov 01, 1978Oct 01, 198073221175
Fairs Cup
Super Cup
Intercontinental Cup1
Full Members Cup
EFL Trophy
Charity ShieldAug 12, 1978Aug 12, 1978111
Anglo-Scottish Cup
Anglo-Italian Cup
Total (Comp)Dec 17, 1977May 08, 19821195733291331136220
County CupSep 19, 1978May 04, 1981333
FriendlyDec 05, 1978May 22, 19821794441522
Pre-Season FriendlyJul 27, 1978Aug 21, 1981135442851
TestimonialApr 12, 1978May 19, 1982962129
TOTAL (Non-Comp)Apr 12, 1978May 22, 19824223109835721
TOTAL OVERALLDec 17, 1977May 22, 198216180433821314813421
League TotalDec 17, 1977May 08, 19828538272092805211

ALL GAMES FOR DAVID NEEDHAM (Competitive: 119, Other: 42)
Manager for all games: Brian Clough
# Date Game Opponent H/A Score Num Started Came
Yellow Red
1Sat Dec 17, 1977League Tier 1Manchester UnitedA4-05Started
2Mon Dec 26, 1977League Tier 1LiverpoolH1-15Started
3Wed Dec 28, 1977League Tier 1Newcastle UnitedA2-05Startedgoal
4Sat Dec 31, 1977League Tier 1Bristol CityA3-15Startedgoal
5Mon Jan 02, 1978League Tier 1EvertonH1-15Started
6Sat Jan 07, 1978FA CupSwindon TownH4-15Started
7Sat Jan 14, 1978League Tier 1Derby CountyA0-05Started
8Sat Jan 21, 1978League Tier 1ArsenalH2-05Startedgoal
9Tue Jan 31, 1978FA CupManchester CityH2-15Started
10Sat Feb 04, 1978League Tier 1Wolverhampton WanderersH2-05Started
11Sat Feb 18, 1978FA CupQueens Park RangersA1-15Started
12Sat Feb 25, 1978League Tier 1Norwich CityA3-35Started
13Mon Feb 27, 1978FA CupQueens Park RangersH1-14Started
14Thu Mar 02, 1978FA CupQueens Park RangersH3-14Started
15Sat Mar 04, 1978League Tier 1West Ham UnitedH2-05Startedgoal
16Sat Mar 11, 1978FA CupWest Bromwich AlbionA0-25Started
17Tue Mar 14, 1978League Tier 1Leicester CityH1-05Started
18Sat Mar 25, 1978League Tier 1Newcastle UnitedH2-05Started
19Wed Mar 29, 1978League Tier 1MiddlesbroughA2-25Started
Wed Apr 12, 1978TestimonialNotts CountyA1-15Started
Sat Apr 15, 1978League Tier 1Leeds UnitedH1-112
20Sat Apr 22, 1978League Tier 1Coventry CityA0-05Started
21Tue Apr 25, 1978League Tier 1Ipswich TownA2-05Started
22Sat Apr 29, 1978League Tier 1Birmingham CityH0-05Started
Mon May 01, 1978TestimonialDerby CountyH2-110Started
Thu May 04, 1978League Tier 1LiverpoolA0-012
Thu Jul 27, 1978Pre-Season FriendlyDynamo ZagrebA1-113goal
Sun Jul 30, 1978Pre-Season FriendlyNK OsijekA1-114 (45)
23Sat Aug 12, 1978Charity ShieldIpswich TownN5-012
Mon Aug 14, 1978Pre-Season FriendlyCelta VigoA1-112 (28)
Wed Aug 16, 1978Pre-Season FriendlyFC PortoA0-15Started
24Sat Aug 19, 1978League Tier 1Tottenham HotspurH1-15Started
25Tue Aug 22, 1978League Tier 1Coventry CityA0-05Started
26Sat Aug 26, 1978League Tier 1Queens Park RangersA0-05Started
27Tue Aug 29, 1978League CupOldham AthleticA0-05Started
28Sat Sep 02, 1978League Tier 1West Bromwich AlbionH0-05Started
Mon Sep 04, 1978TestimonialMansfield TownA6-05Startedgoal
29Wed Sep 06, 1978League CupOldham AthleticH4-25Startedgoal
30Sat Sep 09, 1978League Tier 1ArsenalH2-112
Wed Sep 13, 1978European CupLiverpoolH2-013
Tue Sep 19, 1978County CupMansfield TownH4-05Started
Wed Sep 27, 1978European CupLiverpoolA0-013
31Sat Oct 28, 1978League Tier 1SouthamptonA0-012
32Wed Nov 01, 1978European CupAEK AthensH5-16Startedgoal
Sat Nov 04, 1978League Tier 1EvertonH0-012
33Tue Nov 07, 1978League CupEvertonA3-28Started
34Sat Nov 11, 1978League Tier 1Tottenham HotspurA3-16Started
35Sat Nov 18, 1978League Tier 1Queens Park RangersH0-04Started
36Sat Nov 25, 1978League Tier 1Bolton WanderersA1-04Started
Tue Dec 05, 1978FriendlyDynamo ZagrebA2-05Started
37Sat Dec 09, 1978League Tier 1LiverpoolA0-24Started
38Wed Dec 13, 1978League CupBrighton and Hove AlbionH3-16Started
39Sat Dec 16, 1978League Tier 1Birmingham CityH1-06Started
40Sat Dec 23, 1978League Tier 1Manchester CityA0-06Started
41Tue Dec 26, 1978League Tier 1Derby CountyH1-16Started
42Wed Jan 10, 1979FA CupAston VillaH2-06Startedgoal
43Sat Jan 13, 1979League Tier 1ArsenalA1-26Started
44Wed Jan 17, 1979League CupWatfordH3-16Started
Mon Feb 19, 1979TestimonialExeter CityA5-06Started
45Sat Feb 24, 1979League Tier 1Bristol CityH2-06Startedgoal
46Mon Feb 26, 1979FA CupArsenalH0-16Started
47Sat Mar 03, 1979League Tier 1Ipswich TownA1-16Started
48Wed Mar 07, 1979European CupGrasshoppers ZurichH4-16Started
49Sat Mar 10, 1979League Tier 1EvertonA1-16Started
50Wed Mar 14, 1979League Tier 1Norwich CityH2-16Started
51Sat Mar 17, 1979League CupSouthamptonN3-26Started
52Wed Mar 21, 1979European CupGrasshoppers ZurichA1-16Started
53Sat Mar 24, 1979League Tier 1Coventry CityH3-06Startedgoal
54Wed Mar 28, 1979League Tier 1ChelseaH6-06Started
55Sat Mar 31, 1979League Tier 1Bolton WanderersH1-16Started
56Wed Apr 04, 1979League Tier 1Aston VillaH4-06Started
57Sat Apr 07, 1979League Tier 1ChelseaA3-16Started
58Wed Apr 11, 1979European CupCologneH3-36Started
59Sat Apr 14, 1979League Tier 1Derby CountyA2-15Startedyellow
Mon Apr 16, 1979League Tier 1Leeds UnitedH0-012
Mon Apr 30, 1979League Tier 1Wolverhampton WanderersA0-112
Wed May 02, 1979League Tier 1SouthamptonH1-012
60Tue May 15, 1979League Tier 1Leeds UnitedA2-112
Fri May 18, 1979League Tier 1West Bromwich AlbionA1-012
Wed May 30, 1979European CupMalmo FFN1-013
Mon Jul 30, 1979Pre-Season FriendlyHolsterbro BKA5-112
Wed Aug 01, 1979Pre-Season FriendlyBayern MunichA0-512
Fri Aug 10, 1979Pre-Season FriendlyDynamo BucharestN2-112
61Sat Aug 18, 1979League Tier 1Ipswich TownA1-06Started
62Wed Aug 22, 1979League Tier 1Stoke CityH1-06Started
Wed Aug 29, 1979League CupBlackburn RoversA1-112
Wed Sep 19, 1979European CupOsters VaxjoH2-013
63Sat Nov 10, 1979League Tier 1SouthamptonA1-412
Mon Nov 12, 1979TestimonialPlymouth ArgyleA2-16Started
64Wed Nov 14, 1979League CupBristol CityH3-06Started
65Sat Nov 17, 1979League Tier 1Brighton and Hove AlbionH0-16Started
66Sat Nov 24, 1979League Tier 1Derby CountyA1-46Started
Tue Nov 27, 1979FriendlyCairo XIA3-16Started
Tue Dec 04, 1979League CupWest Ham UnitedA0-012
Sat Dec 08, 1979League Tier 1Crystal PalaceA0-112
Tue Dec 18, 1979FriendlyCologneA1-16Started
Sat Dec 22, 1979League Tier 1Manchester UnitedA0-312
Tue Jan 08, 1980FriendlyGravesend and NorthfleetA6-15Started
67Sat Jan 12, 1980League Tier 1West Bromwich AlbionH3-16Startedgoal
68Sat Jan 19, 1980League Tier 1Leeds UnitedA2-16Started
69Tue Jan 22, 1980League CupLiverpoolH1-06Started
70Sat Jan 26, 1980FA CupLiverpoolH0-26Started
Sat Feb 09, 1980League Tier 1Bristol CityH0-012
Tue Feb 12, 1980League CupLiverpoolA1-112
71Sat Mar 15, 1980League CupWolverhampton WanderersN0-15Started
72Wed Mar 19, 1980European CupDynamo BerlinA3-16Startedyellow
Sat Mar 29, 1980League Tier 1Brighton and Hove AlbionA0-112
Fri Apr 11, 1980FriendlyEmirates SCA4-15Startedgoal
Sun Apr 13, 1980FriendlyMuharraq SCA8-25Startedgoal
Wed Apr 16, 1980TestimonialLincoln CityA1-26Started
73Sat Apr 19, 1980League Tier 1Derby CountyH1-06Started
74Sat Apr 26, 1980League Tier 1MiddlesbroughA0-06Started
Tue May 06, 1980County CupNotts CountyA2-16Started
75Mon May 12, 1980League Tier 1Wolverhampton WanderersA1-312
Fri May 16, 1980TestimonialLeicester CityH0-05Started
Wed May 28, 1980European CupHamburg SVN1-014
Thu Jul 31, 1980Pre-Season FriendlyToronto BlizzardA3-15Started
Tue Aug 05, 1980Pre-Season FriendlyP Mulligan XIA3-25Started
Sun Aug 10, 1980Pre-Season FriendlyBayern MunichN0-35Started
Mon Aug 11, 1980Pre-Season FriendlyGrasshoppers ZurichA0-06Started
76Sat Aug 16, 1980League Tier 1Tottenham HotspurA0-25Started
77Wed Aug 20, 1980League Tier 1Birmingham CityH2-15Started
78Sat Aug 23, 1980League Tier 1EvertonA0-05Started
79Wed Aug 27, 1980League CupPeterborough UnitedH3-06Started
80Sat Aug 30, 1980League Tier 1Stoke CityH5-06Started
81Wed Sep 03, 1980League CupPeterborough UnitedA1-15Started
82Sat Sep 06, 1980League Tier 1MiddlesbroughA0-05Started
83Sat Sep 13, 1980League Tier 1Manchester CityH3-25Started
84Wed Sep 17, 1980European CupCSKA SofiaA0-16Started
85Sat Sep 20, 1980League Tier 1Leicester CityH5-05Started
86Tue Sep 23, 1980League CupBuryA7-05Started
87Sat Sep 27, 1980League Tier 1ArsenalA0-15Started
88Wed Oct 01, 1980European CupCSKA SofiaH0-15Started
89Sat Oct 04, 1980League Tier 1Manchester UnitedH1-26Started
90Wed Oct 08, 1980League Tier 1SunderlandA2-26Started
91Sat Oct 11, 1980League Tier 1Brighton and Hove AlbionA1-06Started
Mon Oct 13, 1980FriendlyTampa Bay RowdiesH7-16Startedgoalgoal
92Sat Jan 10, 1981League Tier 1Ipswich TownA0-25Startedyellow
Sun Jan 11, 1981FriendlyParis St GermainA0-25Started
Wed Feb 04, 1981FriendlyRed Star BelgradeH1-36Started
Wed Feb 11, 1981Intercontinental CupNacional MontevideoN0-114
93Tue Mar 10, 1981FA CupIpswich TownA0-15Started
94Sat Mar 14, 1981League Tier 1Brighton and Hove AlbionH4-15Started
95Wed Mar 18, 1981League Tier 1Manchester UnitedA1-15Started
96Sat Mar 21, 1981League Tier 1West Bromwich AlbionA1-25Started
97Sat Mar 28, 1981League Tier 1Norwich CityH2-15Started
Tue Apr 07, 1981FriendlyKettering TownA5-25Started
98Sat Apr 18, 1981League Tier 1Aston VillaA0-25Started
Mon May 04, 1981County CupMansfield TownH2-14Started
Thu May 07, 1981TestimonialNotts CountyH3-15Startedgoal
Tue Aug 11, 1981Pre-Season FriendlyLinfield AthleticA5-15Started
Thu Aug 20, 1981Pre-Season FriendlyOsasunaA2-15Startedgoal
Fri Aug 21, 1981Pre-Season FriendlyReal ZaragozaA1-15Started
Sun Oct 11, 1981FriendlyVancouver WhitecapsH2-212
Tue Oct 13, 1981FriendlyValerengenA2-15Started
99Sat Oct 17, 1981League Tier 1Coventry CityH2-15Started
100Sat Oct 24, 1981League Tier 1Manchester CityA0-05Started
101Wed Oct 28, 1981League CupBirmingham CityH2-15Startedgoal
102Sat Oct 31, 1981League Tier 1Leeds UnitedH2-15Started
103Sat Nov 07, 1981League Tier 1West Ham UnitedH0-05Started
104Wed Nov 11, 1981League CupBlackburn RoversA1-05Started
105Sat Nov 21, 1981League Tier 1ArsenalH1-25Started
106Wed Nov 25, 1981League Tier 1SunderlandA3-25Startedgoal
107Sat Nov 28, 1981League Tier 1Aston VillaA1-35Started (22)
108Sat Dec 12, 1981League Tier 1Swansea CityA2-14Started
Tue Dec 29, 1981FriendlyRotherham UnitedN0-26Started
109Sat Jan 02, 1982FA CupWrexhamH1-34Started
Mon Jan 04, 1982FriendlyLuton TownH5-14Started
Fri Jan 15, 1982FriendlyTorquay UnitedA1-25Started
110Mon Jan 18, 1982League CupTottenham HotspurA0-15Started
111Sat Jan 23, 1982League Tier 1Notts CountyH0-25Started
112Sat Feb 13, 1982League Tier 1SouthamptonA0-25Started
113Tue Feb 16, 1982League Tier 1Wolverhampton WanderersA0-05Started
114Sat Feb 20, 1982League Tier 1Brighton and Hove AlbionA1-05Started
Fri Mar 05, 1982FriendlyNorwich CityA1-15Started
115Tue Apr 20, 1982League Tier 1EvertonA1-24Started
116Sat Apr 24, 1982League Tier 1Aston VillaH1-14Startedgoal
117Sat May 01, 1982League Tier 1LiverpoolA0-24Started
118Wed May 05, 1982League Tier 1Manchester UnitedH0-14Started
119Sat May 08, 1982League Tier 1Swansea CityH0-24Started
Wed May 19, 1982TestimonialBurton AlbionA7-16Started
Sat May 22, 1982FriendlyKuwait XIA1-112