Darian MacKinnon

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Darian MacKinnon
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-10-09) 9 October 1985 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Scotland
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Dumbarton United
Dumbarton Harp
St. Thomas'
St. Patrick's Athletic
2010–2012 Clydebank 45 (22)
2012– Hamilton Academical 145 (8)
2012 Ayr United (loan) 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:14, 19 April 2017 (UTC).

Darian MacKinnon (born 9 October 1985) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Hamilton Academical, as an attacking midfielder and striker.

Career[edit]

MacKinnon began his career with Dumbarton United, Dumbarton Harp, St. Thomas' and St. Patrick's Athletic, before joining Clydebank in May 2010.[2] At Clydebank he scored 31 goals in 69 appearances in all competitions.[3] He signed for Hamilton Academical in July 2012,[4][5] and after two appearances in cup competitions,[6] he made his debut in the Scottish Football League on 11 August 2012, appearing as an 80th-minute substitute.[7] He joined Ayr United on an emergency loan deal in September 2012.[8] Following his return to Hamilton, MacKinnon scored Hamilton's equalising goal in a 1–1 draw with Falkirk after appearing as a substitute,[9] after which he stated that he wanted to start the next game.[10] MacKinnon later spoke about his hopes for a good run in the Scottish Cup,[11] and stated that the quarter-final against Falkirk on 2 March 2013 was the "biggest game" of his career.[12] A few days later, on 8 March 2013, MacKinnon signed a two-year extension to his contract.[13] In April 2013, MacKinnon publicly stated his support for new caretaker manager Alex Neil.[14] MacKinnon came fourth in the Hamilton Player of the Year Awards for the 2012–13 season, his first season in professional football.[15] Following his first season in professional football, MacKinnon stated he would continue to fight for a place in the team;[16] once his second season had begun, MacKinnon spoke about how please he was with how the team were doing.[17] In September 2014 MacKinnon was given a four-match ban after being sent off in a prior game.[18] In January 2016 he signed a new contract with the club, until the summer of 2017,[19] and in December 2016 he signed a new contract until May 2019.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 April 2017[3][21][22]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Clydebank 2009–10 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2010–11 24 8 0 0 0 0 8 2 32 10
2011–12 20 14 0 0 0 0 13 7 33 21
Total 45 22 0 0 0 0 24 9 69 31
Hamilton Academical 2012–13 24 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 29 2
2013–14 31 3 1 0 3 0 5 1 40 4
2014–15 30 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 34 3
2015–16 31 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 33 1
2016–17 29 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 37 0
Total 145 8 9 0 13 1 6 1 173 10
Ayr United (loan) 2012–13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Total 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Career total 198 33 9 0 13 1 30 10 250 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fixtures 2012/13". Hamilton Academical F.C. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "MacKinnon getting fit by climbing the football ladder". Scottish Professional Football League. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile". Clydebank F.C. 
  4. ^ "MacKinnon leaves Clydebank". Clydebank Live. 18 July 2012. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Andy Galloway (20 July 2012). "Dumbarton man signs for Hamilton Accies". Lennox Herald. 
  6. ^ Andrew McGilvray (9 August 2012). "Striker hopes to make a name for himself at Accies, after making the step-up from junior side Clydebank". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  7. ^ "Raith Rovers 2-0 Hamilton". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "MacKinnon to go on loan". Hamilton Academical F.C. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Andrew McGilvray (10 January 2013). "Darian strike earns point". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  10. ^ Andrew McGilvray (10 January 2013). "Darian hopes to give Accies boss selection headache". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  11. ^ Andrew McGilvray (31 January 2013). "Daz:We'll get back up to Par at East End Park". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  12. ^ Andrew McGilvray (28 February 2013). "Darian: This is the biggest game of my life". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  13. ^ "MacKinnon extends deal". Hamilton Academical F.C. 8 March 2013. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. 
  14. ^ Andrew McGilvray (11 April 2013). "Daz: We'll run through brick walls for Alex". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  15. ^ "@acciesfc Twitter Player of the Year". Hamilton Academical F.C. 6 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Andrew McGilvray (23 May 2013). "Daz won't take it easy next season". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  17. ^ Andrew McGilvray (13 September 2013). "Darian tells pundits to keep talking up Dundee - so Hamilton can go about their business quietly". Hamilton Advertiser. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Hamilton: Darian MacKinnon given four-game suspension". BBC Sport. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Hamilton: Dougie Imrie & Darian MacKinnon agree new contracts". BBC Sport. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Hamilton: Darian MacKinnon signs new deal, Lennard Sowah to follow". BBC Sport. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  21. ^ Darian MacKinnon at Soccerbase
  22. ^ Darian MacKinnon at Soccerway. Retrieved 15 April 2015.