Dougie Imrie

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Dougie Imrie
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Personal information
Full name Douglas Imrie
Date of birth (1983-08-03) 3 August 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Lanark, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Lanark United 139 (79)
2006–2008 Clyde 64 (12)
2008–2010 Inverness CT 66 (7)
2010–2012 Hamilton Academical 70 (11)
2012–2013 St. Mirren 39 (3)
2013–2014 Greenock Morton 33 (9)
2014– Hamilton Academical 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:56, 29 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Douglas "Dougie" Imrie (born 3 August 1983) is a Scottish football player who plays for Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical. Imrie can play as either a forward or a winger, being used to great effect in both positions during his Clyde career. He has previously played for Clyde, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, St. Mirren and Greenock Morton. He has also played in the Junior league for Lanark United.

Club career[edit]

Lanark United[edit]

Imrie was born in Lanark[1] and his first club was junior side Lanark United. He made 139 appearances for them, scoring 79 goals. He had previously played for amateur clubs Lanark Thistle and Symington Tinto.[2]

Clyde[edit]

Imrie stepped up to the senior game when Graham Roberts signed him for Clyde in the January transfer window of 2006.[2] He made his debut in the 5–0 victory over Stranraer in the Scottish First Division on 11 February 2006.[3] Imrie's first goal for Clyde was a spectacular overhead volley from the edge of the area against Queen of the South in a 2–1 defeat on 4 March 2006.[4] His next goal was also one to remember, as he scored the winner against Dundee at Dens Park when his cross was deflected into the net.[5]

On 5 August 2006, Imrie signed a new contract, keeping him at Clyde until 2008.[6] In September 2006, Imrie was involved in a collision with Hamilton Academical player Ross McCabe, in which Imrie jumped out of the way of McCabe's tackle, and landed awkwardly on McCabe's neck.[7] McCabe needed emergency assistance on the pitch, and had to retire from football as a result of an underlying heart condition that doctors discovered whilst treating him for the injury sustained in the accident.[8]

Imrie's last Clyde goal was scored in his final game, in a 3–2 defeat against rivals Hamilton Academical on 26 January 2008. The goal wa a free kick from 25 yards out.[9]

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

On 31 January 2008 he signed a two and half-year deal with Inverness Caledonian Thistle moving for a transfer fee of £45,000, depending on appearances.[10] He made his debut for the club on 9 February 2008 in a 1–1 draw with St. Mirren.[11] Imrie settled in fairly well at "Caley Thistle" and registered two assists in a game against Gretna on 5 April 2008.[12] and scored his first goal in the following match, a free kick in a 3–0 home win against Kilmarnock on 19 April 2008.[13] He made his last appearance for Caley in a 1–0 win against Airdrie United.

Hamilton Academical[edit]

Imrie signed for Hamilton Academical for close to £25,000 on 1 February 2010[14] and he made his debut in the Lanarkshire derby with Motherwell on 6 February.[15] He signed a new two-year contract on 13 July 2010.[16]

In the first month after Hamilton's relegation from the Scottish Premier League, Imrie won the SFL Player of the Month award for August 2011.[17] On 12 January 2012, Dundee United made an offer of £25,000 to Hamilton for Imrie, which was rejected.[18]

St. Mirren[edit]

St. Mirren had a bid accepted for the player on 19 January 2012 of £35,000 and Imrie signed for the Paisley club on a two-and-a-half-year contract.[19] His first appearance came two days later, in a 2–0 home defeat against Celtic.[20] He scored his first goal for the club on 24 November 2012, as St. Mirren beat Dundee 3–1.[21]

On 29 May 2013, Imrie's contract with St. Mirren was terminated by mutual consent.[22]

Morton[edit]

Imrie left "Saints" to sign for local rivals Greenock Morton in July 2013.[23] He scored his first goal for Morton in a 6–2 Scottish League Cup win over East Fife.[24] He scored again in the League Cup, against Celtic in the 3rd round, from the penalty spot on 24 September 2013, as Morton won 1–0 at Celtic Park.[25]

He left Morton after they were relegated to League One despite an offer of a contract extension.[26]

Hamilton Academical (second spell)[edit]

Imrie re-signed with Hamilton in June 2014.[27] He scored on his second debut for the club as Hamilton beat Arbroath 2–1 in the first round of the League Cup on 2 August 2014.[28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dougie Imrie Signed A Two-Year Extension on His Deal at Hamilton.". Hamilton Advertiser (Scottish & Universal Newspapers Limited). 15 July 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "'Water good signing'". Carluke Gazette. 1 February 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2006. 
  3. ^ Goldthorp, Craig (15 Vebruary 2006). "No stopping Im". Carluke Gazette. Retrieved 25 August 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Yule, Brian (8 March 2006). "NO EXCUSES". Cumbernauld News. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dundee 0-1 Clyde". BBC Sport. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dougie Signs On". Clyde F.C. 5 August 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Hamilton player still in hospital BBC Sport
  8. ^ McCabe forced to give up football BBC Sport
  9. ^ "Clyde 2 V 3 Hamilton". Clyde F.C. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Caley Thistle sign Clyde's Imrie". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Goalkeeper Smith defies Inverness and illness". The Scotsman. 10 February 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Imrie jinx over as Caley Jags dig out result". The Inverness Courier. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Haggerty, Anthony (21 April 2008). "Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-0 Kilmarnock". Daily Record. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Hamilton sign Dougie Imrie from Inverness Caley Thistle". BBC Sport. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Motherwell 1-0 Hamilton". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Forward Dougie Imrie signs new Hamilton contract". BBC Sport. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "IRN-BRU Phenomenal Awards for August 2011". Scotish Professional Football League. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Dundee United bid for Hamilton forward Dougie Imrie". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Hamilton forward Dougie Imrie completes St Mirren switch". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  20. ^ Lindsay, Clive (21 January 2012). "St Mirren 0-2 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  21. ^ Grey, Lisa (26 November 2012). "Dougie Imrie eyes first-team recall after helping St Mirren end losing streak". The Scotsman. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  22. ^ Behan, Paul (29 May 2013). "Imrie is the latest Saints player to move on". Paisley Daily Express. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Player News – Doug Imrie". Greenock Morton F.C. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "East Fife 2 – 6 Morton". BBC. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  25. ^ "Celtic 0-1 Morton". BBC Sport. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  26. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (7 June 2014). "Imrie turns down Ton contract extension". Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  27. ^ "Dougie Imrie joins Hamilton Accies for a second time". BBC Sport. 7 June 2014. 
  28. ^ "Hamilton 2-1 Arbroath: Dougie Imire opens Accies account on debut". STV Sport. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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