Andrew Shinnie

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Andrew Shinnie
Andrew Shinnie BCFC 2013.jpg
With Birmingham City in 2013 pre-season
Personal information
Full name Andrew Murray Shinnie
Date of birth (1989-07-17) 17 July 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Rangers 2 (0)
2008–2009 Dundee (loan) 20 (1)
2010 Dundee (loan) 12 (0)
2011–2013 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 57 (19)
2013– Birmingham City 26 (2)
National team
2007 Scotland U19 4 (0)
2009–2010 Scotland U21 3 (1)
2012– Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:01, 30 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:01, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Andrew Murray Shinnie (born 17 July 1989) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for English Football League Championship club Birmingham City.

Shinnie started his professional career at Scottish Premier League side Rangers in 2006, but only made two league appearances in a five-year spell at the club. During his time at Rangers, he had two loan spells at Dundee: one during the 2008–09 season, and one in 2010, making 32 league appearances for the club. He joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in July 2011, and made 57 league appearances in a two-year spell at the club, featuring in the 2012–13 PFA SPL Team of the Year, before joining current club Birmingham City in July 2013.

Shinnie played at under-19 level for Scotland on four occasions in 2007, before making three appearances for the under-21 side in 2009 and 2010. He made his full international debut for Scotland in November 2012, in a 2–1 win over Luxembourg.

Club career[edit]

Rangers[edit]

Shinnie made his first team debut for Rangers on 17 March 2007, coming on as a substitute for Dado Pršo in a Scottish Premier League match against Aberdeen. On the same day he scored two goals for Rangers' under-19 team against St. Mirren under-19s.[1] In April, he scored the first goal in the 5–0 win over rivals Celtic as Rangers won the 2007 Scottish Youth Cup Final.[2] He went on to sign a new three-year professional contract to expire in the summer of 2010.[3]

Dundee[edit]

Scottish First Division club Dundee signed Shinnie on loan in November 2008 for the rest of the season.[4] On 29 November, he made his debut, coming on as a substitute in a 1–1 draw against St. Johnstone; three months later on 21 February 2009, he scored his first senior goal in a 4–1 win over Livingston.[5] Towards the end of the season, he scored an own goal in a 2–0 defeat to Clyde,[6] and in the final game of the campaign, Darren Young opened the scoring after 32 seconds against Partick Thistle after the defence failed to clear Shinnie's corner; Dundee won the match 4–0.[7]

Shinnie broke his foot during pre-season, and once back to fitness, returned to Dundee in January 2010 on loan until the end of the season.[8] As in his first spell, he was a first-team regular for the duration of the loan spell.[9][10]

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

Released by Rangers in at the end of the 2010–11 season, Shinnie signed a two-year contract with SPL side Inverness Caledonian Thistle after impressing as a trialist in pre-season.[11] He made his debut against Motherwell at Fir Park on 23 July.[12] Shinnie scored his first goal for Inverness in a 2–1 victory over St.Mirren on 1 October,[13] and a month later scored a hat-trick as his team beat Kilmarnock 6–3 at Rugby Park.[14] On 17 December 2011, he came on as a substitute against former club Rangers at Ibrox Park to make the score 1–1. It was his seventh goal of the season but Inverness lost the game 2–1.[15] Shinnie scored the second goal as Inverness beat Dunfermline Athletic 3–1 in the Scottish Cup fourth round replay on 18 January 2012, but broke a metatarsal during the match. The injury required surgery which was expected to keep him out for the rest of the season,[16] although he was fit enough to return for the last three games.[13] He felt he had been fortunate to leave Rangers before the club's financial problems took hold.[17]

By mid-October the following season, Shinnie had scored seven goals, and manager Terry Butcher was anxious for him and teammate Josh Meekings to extend their contracts.[18][19] At the end of the month he scored the first goal in Inverness CT's 3–0 League Cup quarter-final defeat of Rangers at Ibrox.[20] His form earned him his first call-up to the full Scotland squad, and when he took the field in the friendly against Luxembourg, he became the first Inverness CT player to be capped for Scotland at senior level.[21] By January, he had still not signed a new contract, and was linked with fellow SPL club Aberdeen,[22] but had still not ruled out staying with Inverness CT.[23] Shinnie scored the opening goal in the League Cup semi-final, but opponents Heart of Midlothian equalised, and then won the match in a penalty shootout.[24] Shinnie's goalscoring form dipped as the season wore on – he produced only three goals in the 17 matches after the League Cup Final, compared with thirteen from 28 before it.[18] – but his general form earned him a place on the four-man shortlist for the 2012–13 SPFA Players' Player of the Year Award[25] and a place in the PFA Scotland SPL Team of the Year[26]

Birmingham City[edit]

In April, Shinnie signed a pre-contract agreement to join English Football League Championship club Birmingham City when his Inverness contract expired at the end of the season.[27] He stated the move was "a difficult decision", but that "a three-year deal in a good league like the Championship was the right decision." and that he hoped the move would help him push for a place in the national team.[28]

Shinnie made his Birmingham debut in a 1–0 defeat to Watford on the opening day of the season.[29] He scored his first goal in the League Cup second round, against Yeovil Town, when he "lashed home Chris Burke's fizzing cross"; Birmingham progressed to the next round on penalties.[30]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 April 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2006–07[31] Scottish Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08[32] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[6] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[9] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[33] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rangers total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Dundee (loan) 2008–09[6] Scottish First Division 20 1 1 0 21 1
2009–10[9] Scottish First Division 12 0 2 0 14 0
Dundee total 32 1 3 0 35 1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2011–12[13] Scottish Premier League 19 7 1 1 1 0 21 8
2012–13[18] Scottish Premier League 38 12 3 0 4 4 45 16
Inverness Caledonian Thistle total 57 19 4 1 5 4 66 24
Birmingham City 2013–14[29] Football League Championship 26 2 0 0 2 1 28 3
Total 117 22 7 1 7 5 129 28

International career[edit]

Shinnie made his Scotland under-21 debut in a European Championship qualifier against Albania on 28 March 2009, and scored in the reverse fixture a few days later in a 5–2 victory. He played once more for the under-21 side.[34] On 11 November 2012, Shinnie was called up to the full squad as a replacement for the match versus Luxembourg. Shinnie started the match, lining up in a wide midfield role in Billy Stark's 4–4–2 formation instead of his usual supporting role behind a lone striker, and contributed with an assist to one of Jordan Rhodes's two goals as Scotland won the match 2–1.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Shinnie was born in Aberdeen.[11] His younger brother, Graeme, is a footballer with Inverness.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Neil (17 March 2007). "Rangers 3–0 Aberdeen". Rangers F.C. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Greig, Martin (26 April 2007). "Rangers U19 5–0 Celtic U19". The Herald (Glasgow). Archived from the original on 11 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "New deal for Shinnie". Rangers F.C. 4 July 2007. Archived from the original on 7 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Shinnie moves to Dundee on loan". BBC Sport. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Haggerty, Anthony (23 February 2009). "Division 1: Dundee 4 Livingston 1". Daily Record (Glasgow). Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
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  7. ^ "Dundee 4–0 Partick Thistle". The Scotsman. 9 May 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shinnie returns to Dundee on loan". Press and Journal (Aberdeen). 29 January 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
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  10. ^ "Dundee sign Morton defender Dominic Shimmin". BBC Sport. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Andrew Shinnie and Josh Meekings to join Inverness". BBC Sport. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "ICT crash to opening day defeat". Inverness Courier. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Andrew Shinnie in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Murray. Keir (5 November 2011). "Kilmarnock 3–6 Inverness". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Rangers 2 Inverness 1: Sub Lafferty keeps his nerve to keep Gers on a roll". Mail Online. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Lindsay, Clive (18 January 2012). "Dunfermline Athletic 1–3 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
    Kasiewicz, Stephen (8 February 2012). "Season over for Shinnie after op". Press and Journal (Aberdeen). Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Former Rangers starlet thankful he quit the club for Inverness". STV Sport. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Andrew Shinnie in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  19. ^ Fraser, Alasdair (26 October 2012). "Terry Butcher bids to tie down Caley Thistle stars". Daily Record (Glasgow). Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Rangers 0 Inverness CT 3: end of Ibrox cup dream". The Herald (Glasgow). 31 October 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Caley Thistle star given Scotland call-up". Inverness Courier. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
    "Luxembourg 1 Scotland 2: Jordan shows Rhodes ahead". The Herald (Glasgow). 14 November 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Craig Brown set to bid for Caley Thistle star Andrew Shinnie this summer". Daily Record (Glasgow). 22 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Inverness CT's Andrew Shinnie could stay despite Dons link". BBC Sport. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  24. ^ Grahame, Ewing (26 January 2013). "Inverness 1 Hearts 1: match report". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Griffiths, Higdon, Shinnie & McGinn on SPFA shortlist". BBC Sport. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  26. ^ Ross, Jack (2 May 2013). "PFA Scotland Teams of the Year". PFA Scotland. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Birmingham City agree pre-contract deal with Andrew Shinnie". STV. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  28. ^ O'Rourke, Pete (27 April 2013). "Birmingham new boy Andrew Shinnie admits it was tough to leave Inverness". Sky Sports. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Andrew Shinnie in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  30. ^ "Yeovil Town 3 Birmingham City 3 (pens 2–3): match report". Daily Telegraph. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Andrew Shinnie in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Andrew Shinnie in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Andrew Shinnie in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  34. ^ "Andrew Shinnie: U21 squad matches". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
    "Scots turn on the style against Albania". UEFA. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

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