|Full name||Scott Malcolm Vernon|
|Date of birth||13 December 1983|
|Place of birth||Manchester, England|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2004||→ Blackpool (loan)||4||(3)|
|2006||→ Colchester United (loan)||7||(1)|
|2009||→ Northampton Town(loan)||6||(1)|
|2009||→ Gillingham (loan)||1||(0)|
|2010||→ Southend United (loan)||17||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Vernon began his career at Oldham Athletic where he was most notable for a goal he scored in the FA Cup that knocked Premier League team Manchester City out in the third round. He was a popular player under Iain Dowie but struggled to find a game with both Brian Talbot, who loaned him to Blackpool, and then Ronnie Moore, who swapped him for Blackpool midfielder Richie Wellens in 2005.
During his first season at Blackpool, Vernon went on loan to Colchester United as he struggled to establish himself. During Blackpool's promotion season in 2006–07, he struggled to nail down a starting place and was third-choice striker behind the prolific Andy Morrell and Keigan Parker. In the championship, he managed to score 4 goals, two of which came against Colchester United. Due to the signings of Alan Gow and Steve Kabba, he found himself pushed out of the team, rejoining Colchester United, this time on a permanent deal.
On 31 January 2008, Vernon signed for Colchester on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee. He joined Northampton Town on a month's loan in March 2009. In October of the same year he went out on loan once again, this time to Gillingham, before returning after one match after suffering an ankle injury.
On 26 July 2010, Vernon signed for Aberdeen on a free transfer. Vernon made his first start and scored his first goal against Dundee United on 11 September 2010 with a hooked goal from the middle of the box into the top left hand corner. He then went on to score four goals in his next three appearances for the Dons, with goals against Motherwell and Rangers in the league and a double against Raith Rovers in the League Cup. Vernon scored another double against Hibernian in a 4–2 victory.
Following the victory against Hibernian, the Dons' hit a poor run of form losing all of their next nine games, which resulted in the sacking of manager Mark McGhee. Former Scotland manager Craig Brown was brought in as McGhee's successor. Despite the change in managers, Vernon's fine scoring form continued. Over the Christmas period Vernon scored the winning goal in Craig Brown's first two games as the Dons' new boss. On Boxing Day Vernon in a 2–1 win over Hibernian at Easter Road and then three days later went on to score a 90th minute winner against Hamilton.
Vernon continued his scoring form into 2011, scoring braces against East Fife in the Scottish Cup and against St. Mirren in the league. He also scored the winning goal against the Paisley outfit when the two clubs met in the Quarter-Final of the Scottish Cup. Vernon played twice at Hampden both in the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Cup semi-finals. The League Cup semi-final saw Vernon score his fourteenth goal of the season in a 4–1 defeat to Celtic.
Celtic again provided the opposition in the Scottish Cup semi-final, however the Dons' failed to score in a 4–0 defeat to the eventual cup winners. Vernon revealed that he had been playing the season despite having a recurring hernia injury. After seeing Aberdeen move clear of relegation, Vernon announced that he was to have surgery on his injury and would play no further part in Aberdeen's final fixtures. As a result, the Englishman finished his debut season as Aberdeen's top scorer, scoring 15 goals in 42 appearances.
Vernon started the 2011–12 season as the first choice striker, playing initially alongside Darren Mackie, but forming a better partnership with Northern Ireland international Josh Magennis. Amid high pre-season expectations the Dons' failed to record a goals until their fifth game of the campaign. Vernon added to Robert Milsom's opener, to give Aberdeen their first victory of the season against Inverness. Vernon then went on to score a hat-trick later in the season against Dunfermline Athletic in a 4–0 win on 30 September. Vernon's goals became crucial, as Aberdeen tried to get away from the bottom of the table. In December 2011 he scored vital goals against St. Mirren, St. Johnstone and the winner against Hibernian.
- Football League One Runner-up (1): 2005–06
- Football League One Playoff Winner (1): 2006–07
- As of 3 January 2014
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Colchester United (loan)||2005–06||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||1|
|Northampton Town (loan)||2008–09||6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||1|
|Southend United (loan)||2009–10||17||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||17||4|
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- "The latest from Bloomfield Road". Blackpool FC. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2008.
- "Cobblers sign Colchester striker". BBC Sport. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- GILLS CLINCH DOUBLE SIGNING Gillingham FC, 15 October 2009
- "Vernon heads back to Colchester". BBC Sport. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
- "Dons complete double capture". Aberdeen FC. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
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