John Souttar

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John Souttar
Personal information
Full name John Souttar
Date of birth (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 18)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Dundee United
Number 4
Youth career
2002–2006 Brechin Boys Club
2006–2013 Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Dundee United 36 (1)
National team
2012–2013 Scotland U17 7 (0)
2013– Scotland U19 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:21, 13 April 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

John Souttar (born 25 September 1996)[1] is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Scottish Premiership club Dundee United and the Scotland national under-19 football team.

Early life[edit]

Souttar was born in Aberdeen. He attended Luthermuir Primary. Souttar has a younger brother, Harry who currently plays for Dundee United at academy level,[2] and a younger sister, Mhiran. His father is called Jack and his mother is called Heather.[3] and now attends Mearns Academy.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Souttar was a youth player at Brechin City Boys Club before joining Dundee United in 2006 at the age of 9.[5][6] A member of the club's under-20 squad,[7] Souttar made his first team debut on 2 January 2013, playing from the start in a 2–2 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium.[8] Aged 16 years and 99 days, he became the youngest ever player to play for United.[9] On 24 January 2013, Souttar signed an extended contract keeping him at the club until January 2016.[10] Souttar made an appearance at Hampden Park against Celtic in a Scottish Cup semi final at the age of just 16 in 4–3 defeat on 14 May 2013. On 4 November 2013, Souttar signed an extension to his contract, keeping him at the club until May 2016.[11] Souttar scored his first goal for Dundee United in a New Years Day Scottish Premiership match against local rivals Aberdeen F.C.[12]

International[edit]

He has represented Scotland at U17 level,[13] making his debut on 28 August 2012, in a 0–0 draw against Belgium.[14] To date Souttar has made six appearances for them.[13] In 2013, Souttar made his debut for the Scotland under-19 team.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 April 2015[15][16]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Dundee United 2012–13 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2013–14 22 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 27 1
2014–15 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9 1
Total 36 1 6 1 3 0 0 0 45 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Souttar". uefa.com. Uefa. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/sport/dundee-united/dundee-united-youth-coach-john-souttar-s-had-a-tough-summer-but-i-know-his-time-will-come-1.535133
  3. ^ "John capped for Scotland U17s". mearnsleader.co.uk. Mearns Leader. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "John Souttar". dundeeunitedfc.co.uk. Dundee United F.C. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/if-they-see-out-these-contracts-weve-failed.22629369
  6. ^ "Former Players with Senior Clubs". brechincityyouths.co.uk. Brechin Boys Club. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Under-20s". dundeeunitedfc.co.uk. Dundee United F.C. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Aberdeen and Dundee United draw 2–2 in SPL clash at Pittodrie". skysports.com. Sky Sports. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Aberdeen 2–2 Dundee United". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ryan Gauld and John Souttar extend contracts". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Dundee Utd: Ryan Gauld and John Souttar extend their contracts". BBC Sport. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Dundee Utd 1-2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "John Souttar Under–17". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Scotland v Belgium". scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "John Souttar Stats". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "John Souttar". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 January 2013.