Ryan McGowan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ryan McGowan
Ryan McGowan.jpg
McGowan with Australia U-23 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Ryan James McGowan[1]
Date of birth (1989-08-15) 15 August 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shandong Luneng Taishan
Number 4
Youth career
2001–2004 Para Hills Knights
2004–2006 SASI
2006–2008 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Para Hills 10 (1)
2008–2013 Heart of Midlothian 57 (2)
2009–2010 Ayr United (loan) 28 (1)
2011 Partick Thistle (loan) 8 (0)
2013– Shandong Luneng Taishan 30 (1)
National team
2005–2006 Australia U-17 3 (0)
2007–2009 Australia U-20 21 (0)
2011–2012 Australia U-23 3 (0)
2012– Australia 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2014

Ryan James McGowan (born 15 August 1989)[2] is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays for Shandong Luneng Taishan in the Chinese Super League, as a defender. He has previously played for Para Hills Knights and Heart Of Midlothian, with loan spells at Ayr United and Partick Thistle. McGowan has represented Australia at U-17, U-20, U-23 and at full international level.[3]

Club career[edit]

Hearts[edit]

McGowan began his career at Para Hills Knights[4] and was part of the South Australian Sports Institute,[5] before moving to Scottish Premier League club Hearts in 2006 and was promoted to the first-team in 2008.[4] He was the captain of hearts under 19 squad[4] before making his SPL debut as substitute on 13 May that year in the final league match of the 2007-08 season against Gretna.[6] Shortly after he signed a five year contract with the club.[4] After just the one first team appearance he was sent out on loan to Ayr United at the start of 2009-10 season.

On his return under new manager Jim Jefferies he played as a substitute against Hamilton on 21 August 2010,[7] and against Celtic[8] before being sent out on loan again to Partick Thistle. Once back he made six more appearances that season,[9] with his first start for Hearts on 7 May against Rangers[10]

On 23 July 2011, he started the 2011–12 season with a Sky Sports 'Man of the Match' performance against Rangers at Ibrox.[11] He began to establish himself as a member of the first team and played in the Europa League qualifiers against Paks[12][13] and in the second leg against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, where Hearts drew 0-0 (losing 5-0 on aggregate).[14] McGowan scored his first goal for Hearts in an Edinburgh derby on 2 January.[15] Later in the same game he headbutted Ivan Sproule in the stomach, which the referee viewed and took no action, however the SFA compliance officer opened an investigation.[16] The compliance officer offered a two match ban.[17] Hearts denied it was violent conduct but accepted the ban offered.[18] The 2011-12 SPL season was a good one for McGowan, scoring 3 goals - including one in the 127th Scottish Cup Final against Hibs(which Hearts won 5-1) - and winning the Hearts Young Player of the Year award.[19] Ahead of the last day of summer transfer window, Rangers made a bid for Hearts duo McGowan and David Templeton worth combined £1.3m valuation for the duo but the move rejected.[20] Templeton went on to join Rangers but McGowan stayed, explaining that he needs to keep his international career status alive.[21]

On 23 January 2013, it was announced that Hearts had accepted a bid of around £400,000 from Chinese side Shandong Luneng Taishan.[22] In all McGowan made seventy three appearances for the club.[23]

Ayr United (loan)[edit]

In October 2009, he was loaned out to First Division team Ayr United.[24] His debut came on the 14th of October, when he scored one of the goals in a 2-2 draw at home to Dundee.[25] In January 2010, the loan was extended until the end of the season.[26] In total, he made 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal for Ayr.[27]

Partick Thistle (loan)[edit]

On 15 February 2011, he joined First Division team Partick Thistle on a three month loan deal[28] and made his debut the same night.[29] In all he made eight appearances before returning to Hearts at the start of April.[30]

Shandong Luneng Taishan[edit]

On 7 January 2013, McGowan signed a two year contract with Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng Taishan.[31] He made his Chinese Super League debut for Shangdong Luneng Taishan on 9 March 2013 against Dalian Aerbin.[32]

International career[edit]

McGowan was part of the Australia team that qualified for the AFC Youth Championship 2008 in November 2007.[33] McGowan was selected for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt; his brother and teammate Dylan McGowan, was not selected.[34]

McGowan started in the first match for the Young Socceroos in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and received a yellow and a straight red against the Czech Republic for a studs up challenge which resulted in a penalty.[35] He received his first call-up to the Australia senior squad in August 2012, when he was selected for the friendly match against Scotland,[36] making his debut as a late substitute replacing Sasa Ognenovski.[37] McGowan was booed by some sections of the home support due to his Hearts connections,[38] with the game being played at their Edinburgh rivals Hibernian's ground.[39]

He was named in Australia's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad and provided the assist to Tim Cahill's goal in Australia 3-2 loss to The Netherlands.

Personal life[edit]

McGowan was born in Adelaide[40] into a Scottish family from Glasgow.[4] His brother Dylan[41] currently plays for Adelaide.[42]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 2 January 2013[43]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe/Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2007-08 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ayr United (loan) 2009-10 28 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 1
Total 28 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 1
Heart of Midlothian 2010-11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Partick Thistle (loan) 2010-11 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Heart of Midlothian 2011-12 28 2 6 1 1 0 3 0 38 3
2012-13 20 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 25 0
Total 48 2 7 1 3 0 5 0 63 3
Shandong Luneng Taishan 2013 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 1
Total 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 1
Career Totals 122 4 10 2 3 0 5 0 140 6

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

With Hearts:

  • Scottish Cup: 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 3. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ryan McGowan Profile". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Australia - Ryan McGowan". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Hearts Profile". Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "McGowan makes debut as Hearts romp to victory". tribalfootball.com. Tribal Football. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gretna vs Hearts". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hamilton 0 - 4 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Celtic 3 - 0 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "2010-11 Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rangers 4 - 0 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Rangers 1 - 1 Hearts". BSkyB. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Paksi 1-1 Hearts". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hearts 4 - 1 Paks (agg 5 - 2)". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Tottenham 0 - 0 Hearts (agg 5 - 0)". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Hibernian 1 - 3 Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Scottish FA to look at incident involving Ryan McGowan of Hearts". BBC Sport (BBC). 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Ryan McGowan faces two-match suspension". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ryan receives two match ban". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Young Player of the Year votes are in". Hearts FC (Hearts FC). 7 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  20. ^ "Rangers fail in bid for Hearts pair Ryan McGowan and David Templeton". Sports STV. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  21. ^ "Hearts star Ryan McGowan reveals why he snubbed move to Rangers". Daily Record. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  22. ^ "Hearts' Ryan McGowan to discuss Shandong Luneng Taisha move". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "Soccerway Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  24. ^ "Hearts youngster McGowan joins Ayr United on loan". tribalfootball.com. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  25. ^ "Ayr recovered from two goals down to snatch a point against title favourites Dundee". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "Loan deals extended". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  27. ^ "Ayr United Profile". Ayr United F.C. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  28. ^ "Hearts youngster Ryan moves to Firhill". Scottish television. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  29. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1-1 Partick Thistle". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "Ryan McGowan returns to Hearts from Partick". Scotsman.com. Scotsman Publication. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  31. ^ "Two-year Chinese contract for Hearts hero Ryan McGowan". scotsman.com. Edinburgh Evening News. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  32. ^ "Shandong Luneng Vs. Dalian Aerbin 1 - 0". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. 2013. 
  33. ^ "Qantas Young Socceroos downed by Korea Republic". Footballaustralia.com.au. 15 November 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  34. ^ "Young Socceroos U20 World Cup Squad Revealed". Au.fourfourtwo.com. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  35. ^ "CZECH REPUBLIC U20 VS. AUSTRALIA U20 2 - 1". Soccerway. 27 September 2009. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  36. ^ "Socceroos call-up Jambos ace McGowan for Scotland clash". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  37. ^ "Scotland 3–1". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  38. ^ "McGowan and Black refuse to let boo boys spoil debuts". scotsman.com. The Scotsman. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  39. ^ "McGowan inches closer to Socceroo debut". news.smh.com.au. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  40. ^ "OzFootball profile". Australian Player Database. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  41. ^ "Ryan and Dylan McGowan on their heartfelt brotherly love". scotsman.com. The Scotsman. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  42. ^ "Hearts kid Dylan McGowan makes winning East Fife debut". Tribal Football. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  43. ^ Ryan McGowan career stats at Soccerbase

External links[edit]