Tom Cairney

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Not to be confused with Tom Kearney.
Tom Cairney
Tom Cairney 1.png
Cairney playing for Hull City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Thomas Cairney[1]
Date of birth (1991-01-20) 20 January 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers
Number 10
Youth career
1998–2007 Leeds United
2007–2009 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Hull City 70 (2)
2013–2014 Blackburn Rovers (loan) 23 (1)
2014– Blackburn Rovers 19 (6)
National team
2009 Scotland U19 2 (0)
2010–2012 Scotland U21 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:38, 3 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas "Tom" Cairney (born 20 January 1991) is a footballer who plays for Blackburn Rovers. Born in England, he has played for Scotland at under-19 and under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Cairney was released from the Leeds United youth system at the age of 16 after being told he was too small. He had been with the club since the age of seven.[3]

Hull City[edit]

Hull City gave Cairney a chance when they signed him to a youth contract in 2007.[3] Cairney was named as Hull's Young Player of the Year for the 2008–09 season.[4]

2009–2010[edit]

He played for Hull against Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the pre-season Asia Trophy in Beijing on 31 July 2009. His first team debut came against Southend United in the League Cup on 25 August 2009, when he opened the scoring with a curling long-range effort as Hull won 3–1.[5][6] He went on to make his Premier League debut on 30 January 2010 in a 2–2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[7] On 7 March 2010, Cairney scored his first league goal for Hull in a 5–1 defeat against Everton, an impressive volley from outside the area.[8] Cairney signed a new three-year contract with the club on 31 March 2010.[9][10]

2010–2011[edit]

Following Hull's relegation, Cairney made 23 league appearances during the 2010–11 season. He scored one goal, a curling free kick against Norwich City that helped Hull to their first away victory in 30 games.[11]

2011–2012[edit]

Cairney made a total of 29 appearances for Hull in the 2011–12 season.[12]

2012–2013[edit]

Cairney sustained a serious knee injury in late August 2012, following a reckless tackle by Doncaster's James Husband in a League Cup tie. Steve Bruce later described the challenge as a "horror tackle".[13] After over three months out injured, Cairney returned to fitness in December 2012, appearing on the bench for Hull's away victory over Watford.[14] Cairney made his return the following week at home to Huddersfield coming on as a 63rd minute substitute for team-mate Corry Evans.[15]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

2013–2014 (Blackburn Rovers loan)[edit]

Cairney playing for Blackburn Rovers against Manchester City in FA Cup.

On 1 August 2013, Cairney joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until January.[16] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Derby County, as a 77th minute substitute for Alex Marrow.[17] Two days later, Cairney made his full debut for the club in an eventful League Cup clash with Carlisle United, scoring one and providing one assist, before being sent off for the first time in his career after two bookable offences.[18] Cairney opened the scoring with a freekick in Blackburn's 5–2 win over Barnsley on 24 August, opening his Championship account for the club.[19]

After a successful first half of the season on loan, his move to Blackburn was made permanent on 2 January 2014. Cairney said: "I'm very pleased to sign permanently – that was a goal of mine when I came on loan in August."[20] Cairney rounded off his successful season when fans voted him Player of the Year 2013-2014.[21]

International career[edit]

He has a Scottish father and an English mother, meaning he is eligible to play for Scotland and England at international level. He has represented the Scotland national under-19 team.[22] Despite having played for Scotland at youth level, Cairney is still eligible to play for the England national team, and his Hull City captain George Boateng described him as being potentially a "huge asset to the national team of England".[23] However, Cairney committed himself to Scotland and made his debut for the Scotland under-21 side against Sweden on 11 August 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 August 2014[24]
Club Season League Cup[25] Continental[26] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hull City 2009–10[27] Premier League 11 1 3 1 0 0 14 2
2010–11[28] Championship 22 1 1 0 0 0 23 1
2011–12[12] Championship 27 0 2 1 0 0 29 1
2012–13[29] Championship 10 0 4 1 0 0 14 1
Total 70 2 10 3 0 0 80 5
Blackburn Rovers (loan) 2013–14[30] Championship 23 1 1 1 0 0 24 2
Blackburn Rovers 2013–14 Championship 14 4 3 1 0 0 17 5
2014–15[31] Championship 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 38 6 4 2 0 0 42 8
Career total 108 8 14 5 0 0 122 13

Honours[edit]

Individual


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Tom Cairney". TEAMtalk. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Sports Talk". 10 February 2010. BBC. BBC Radio Humberside.
  4. ^ "City Record Friendly Victory". Hull City A.F.C. 19 July 2009. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tonight's Teams". Hull City A.F.C. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hull 3 – 1 Southend". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  7. ^ Brett, Oliver (30 January 2010). "Hull 2 – 2 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Reekie, Harry (7 March 2010). "Everton 5 – 1 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Cairney signs Tigers deal". www.skysports.com. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tom Cairney, Player Profile". www.hullcityafc.net. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Norwich 0–2 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 September 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Tom Cairney career stats 2011–12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hull City boss Steve Bruce angry about 'horror tackle'". BBC Sport (BBC). 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Watford 1–2 Hull". BBC Sport (BBC). 8 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hull 2 – 0 Huddersfield". BBC Sport (BBC). 15 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Rovers clinch Cairney deal". Blackburn Rovers Official Website. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Derby 1 Blackburn 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Carlisle 3–3 Blackburn". BBC Sport (BBC). 7 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Blackburn 5–2 Barnsley". BBC Sport (BBC). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Double Deal Done!". rovers.co.uk (Blackburn Rovers Official Website). 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  21. ^ Wheelock, Paul (3 May 2014). "Tom Cairney named Blackburn Rovers' player of the year". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Tom Cairney – U19 Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  23. ^ "Boateng criticises Brown but admits players also failed". BBC Sport. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  24. ^ "Tom Cairney career stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  25. ^ Includes FA Cup and English League Cup
  26. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  27. ^ "Tom Cairney stats 2009–10". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Tom Cairney career stats 2010–11". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Tom Cairney career stars 2012–13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "Tom Cairney career stats 2013–14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "Tom Cairney career stats 2014–15". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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