Dale Hilson

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Dale Hilson
Personal information
Full name Dale Hilson
Date of birth (1992-12-23) 23 December 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Forfar Athletic
Youth career
Carse Thistle
Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Dundee United 3 (0)
2010–2011 Forfar Athletic (loan) 29 (3)
2011–2012 Forfar Athletic (loan) 20 (2)
2012–2013 Forfar Athletic (loan) 21 (3)
2013–2014 Forfar Athletic (loan) 29 (12)
2014–2015 Forfar Athletic 34 (10)
2015–2017 Queen of the South 28 (5)
2017 St Mirren 2 (1)
2018– Forfar Athletic 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:16, 1 January 2017 (UTC).

Dale Hilson (born 23 December 1992 in Stirling) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a striker, and is currently in his sixth spell with Forfar Athletic. He has also previously played for Dundee United, Queen of the South, and St Mirren.

Career[edit]

Hilson, who had featured a handful of times for Dundee United's under-19 side, made his professional debut in October 2009 as a substitute in the Scottish Premier League match versus Hamilton Academical. Hilson won the Under-19 Scottish Premier League player of the season for 2009–10.[1]

He joined Forfar Athletic on loan in August 2010, scoring on his league debut. Hilson was again loaned out to Forfar in 2012. Hilson was sent-off for foul and abusive language on 28 April 2012.[2] Hilson started a third loan spell at Forfar in December 2012. Hilson then returned for a fourth loan spell at Forfar in August 2013, joining until the end of January 2014. The loan deal was then extended until the end of the season, where he finished joint top goalscorer with Gavin Swankie on 13 goals. During his fourth loan spell, Hilson made his 100th appearance for Forfar, making 113 appearances in total during his time at the club.

Hilson was released by Dundee United at the end of his contract on 4 June 2014 and then signed for Forfar on a permanent contract on 3 July 2014.[3]

Next season he moved to Scottish Championship club Queen of the South in June 2015.[4] Hilson's contract at Queens wasn't renewed in May 2017 after making 38 appearances, scoring 7 times in all competitions during his two seasons with the club.[5]

On 27 June 2017 Hilson signed a six-month contract with St Mirren after successfully spending a week on trial to prove his fitness.[6] On 30 September 2017, Hilson scored his only goal for the club in a 2–1 win against Brechin City, and was released when his contract expired at the end of the year.[7] Hilson returned to Station Park on 1 January 2018, signing an 18 month contract with Forfar for his sixth spell with the club.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 18 November 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundee United 2009–10[9] Scottish Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[10] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dundee United total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Forfar Athletic (loan) 2010–11[11] Second Division 29 3 0 0 1 0 2[a] 1 32 4
2011–12[12] 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 2
2012–13[10] 20 3 1 0 0 0 2[b] 0 23 3
2013–14[13] League One 29 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 33 13
Forfar Athletic 2014–15[14] League One 35 10 1 1 0 0 2[c] 1 38 12
Forfar total 133 30 6 2 2 0 6 2 147 34
Queen of the South 2015–16[15] Championship 14 4 0 0 1 1 2[d] 0 17 5
2016–17[16] 14 1 0 0 6 0 1[d] 1 21 2
Queen of the South total 28 5 0 0 7 1 3 1 38 7
St Mirren 2017–18[17] Championship 2 1 1 0 0 0 2[d] 0 5 1
Forfar Athletic 2017–18[17] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 166 36 7 2 9 1 11 3 193 42
  1. ^ Appearances in the First Division play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in the First Division play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance and a goal in the Scottish Challenge Cup and one appearance in the Championship play-offs
  4. ^ a b c Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Levein tips Dale to have a bright future". Aberdeen Press and Journal. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dundee United hope to rush through Richie Ryan signing". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dale Hilson signs one-year deal with Forfar Athletic". Forfar Dispatch. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Forfar: 'Dale Hilson and Omar Kadar join Championship clubs'". BBC Sport. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Squad update". Queen of the South FC. 6 May 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Dale Hilson signs for St Mirren". St Mirren FC. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Dale Hilson leaves the club and loan spells extended". www.stmirren.com. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Roache, Ian (1 January 2018). "Boost for Forfar as striker Dale Hilson returns to Station Park". The Courier. DC Thomson Co Ltd. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Dale Hilson in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 

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