Sam Stanton

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Sam Stanton
Personal information
Full name Samuel Stanton
Date of birth (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hibernian
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Hibernian 41 (3)
2013 Cowdenbeath (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2012 Scotland U18 2 (0)
2012 Scotland U19 3 (1)
2014– Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 March 2014

Samuel "Sam" Stanton (born 19 April 1994) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hibernian. He has also previously played for Cowdenbeath and represented Scotland at youth international level. He is of no known relation to Hibernian legend Pat Stanton

Early life[edit]

Stanton attended Broughton Primary and Trinity Academy, Edinburgh.[1]

Career[edit]

Stanton was a member of the Hibernian under 19 squad.[2] He was promoted to the first team on 28 December 2011 when he was an unused substitute for the match against Inverness CT.[3] He went on to make his first team debut aged 17 as a substitute against Rangers on 28 January 2012.[4][5] Stanton shares his surname with a famous former Hibs player, Pat Stanton, but is not related to him.[3] He signed a three-year contract with Hibs in September 2012.[6] Stanton was loaned to Cowdenbeath in January 2013[7] and made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Morton.[8] His stint at Cowdenbeath ended after just two appearances, however, as he suffered a knee injury that required surgery.[9]

Stanton established himself in the Hibs first team during the second half of the 2013–14 season. He won the SPFL young player of the month award for February 2014.[10] In April 2014, Stanton signed a four year contract extension with Hibs.[11]

International career[edit]

Stanton was selected for the Scotland national under-19 football team in August 2012.[12] He appeared as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat against Germany.[13] He then scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory against Norway.[14] On 5 March 2014, he made his debut for the Scotland Under 21 side in a 2–2 draw against Hungary at Tannadice.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 October 2014[16][17]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hibernian 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 28 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 33 3
2014–15 8 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 11 1
Total 39 2 1 1 3 1 4 0 47 4
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2012–13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 41 2 1 1 3 1 4 0 49 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hibs kid Sam Stanton hungry after Ibrox debut". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sam Stanton Hibernian Profile". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Hibs youngster Sam Stanton on the verge of breakthrough". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rangers 4 – 0 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Hardie, David (31 January 2012). "Hibs kid Sam Stanton hungry after Ibrox debut". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Hardie, David (4 September 2012). "Hibs rising star Sam Stanton signs three-year deal". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cowdenbeath bring in trio on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–1 Morton". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Euan on Wonder Goal". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sam Stanton: Hibs midfielder is February's young player of month". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sam Stanton agrees long-term Hibernian deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Stanton Earns Scotland Call". www.hibernianfc.co.uk (Hibernian FC). 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Scotland Under-19s lose 1–0 to Germany". www.scottishfa.co.uk (Scottish Football Association). 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Scotland U19s come from behind to defeat Norway". www.scottishfa.co.uk (Scottish Football Association). 23 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Scotland U21 2-2 Hungary U21". BBC Sport. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Sam Stanton Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  17. ^ Sam Stanton career stats at Soccerbase

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