Scot Gemmill

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Scot Gemmill
Personal information
Full name Scotland Gemmill[citation needed]
Date of birth (1971-01-02) 2 January 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1999 Nottingham Forest 245 (21)
1999–2004 Everton 97 (5)
2004 Preston North End 7 (1)
2004–2006 Leicester City 17 (0)
2006 Oxford United 1 (0)
2006–2007 New Zealand Knights 20 (0)
Total 387 (27)
National team
1995–2003 Scotland 26 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Scotland 'Scot' Gemmill (born 2 January 1971) is a former Scottish footballer and a UEFA A Licensed Coach. He is currently helping to coach the Scotland Under 19 Team. He played as a midfielder, most recently for the New Zealand Knights. He is the son of former Scottish international footballer Archie Gemmill, and was born in Paisley.

Domestic career[edit]

He started his career at Nottingham Forest as an apprentice on leaving school in the summer of 1987 and two years later he was given a professional contract by manager Brian Clough, who then gave him his first team debut on 30 March 1991 in a 3–1 defeat by Wimbledon at Plough Lane.

Gemmill established himself as a regular player in 1991–92, when he scored eight goals in 39 league games and also helped Forest win the ZDS Cup as well as finish runners-up in the Football League Cup. He remained a regular first team player until he was sold to Everton for £250,000 on 25 March 1999. During his 12 years at the City Ground he was involved in two promotion winning teams (1994 and 1998), three relegated teams (1993, 1997 and 1999), oversaw a third place finish in 1995, a run to the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup in 1996, and played under five different managers.[1]

By the end of the 2002–03 season, he had played 97 Premier League games for Everton but his first team chances had become increasingly limited since David Moyes replaced Walter Smith as manager in March 2002. He did not make a single league appearances for the Toffees in the 2003–04 season, during which he spent seven games on loan at Preston North End and scored once against Bradford,[2] and at the start of 2004–05 he ended more than five years at Goodison Park when he signed for Leicester City on a free transfer. He played 17 games in two years at the Walkers Stadium before a one-game spell at Oxford United, before he finished his career with a one-year spell at the New Zealand Knights.[3]

International career[edit]

Gemmill was part of the Scotland squads for the 1996 European Championships and 1998 World Cup but failed to make an appearance in either, a situation he described for the latter as "bittersweet" and "heartbreaking".[4]

He won 26 caps for Scotland and scored one goal, against Hong Kong in a Reunification Cup match in 2002. Gemmill played his last game for Scotland in April 2003, in a 2–0 home friendly defeat to Austria, as a half-time substitute.

Coaching career[edit]

First steps in to coaching were as a player coach under Jim Smith at Oxford United [2006] He became player coach at the New Zealand Knights [2006] in the Australian Hyundai A-League. He is now working with Billy Stark coaching the Scotland Under 19 National Team. He is currently enrolled on the highly regarded League Managers Applied Management for Football Course.

Honours[edit]

Nottingham Forest

Football League Champions – 1997/98

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Preston 1–0 Bradford". BBC. 3 April 2004. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Rattue, Chris (19 August 2006). "Star Q&A: Scot Gemmill". New Zealand Herald. 

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