Dylan McGeouch

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Dylan McGeouch
Personal information
Full name Dylan McGeouch
Date of birth (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sunderland
Number 8
Youth career
2005–2008 Celtic
2008–2011 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Celtic 20 (2)
2014Coventry City (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015Hibernian (loan) 20 (2)
2015–2018 Hibernian 72 (0)
2018– Sunderland 21 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Scotland U16 6 (0)
2009–2010 Scotland U17 8 (1)
2010–2011 Scotland U19 5 (1)
2012–2013 Scotland U21 10 (0)
2018– Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:50, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:56, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Dylan McGeouch (born 15 January 1993) is a Scottish footballer, who plays for Sunderland as a midfielder. McGeouch, who has previously played for Celtic, Coventry City and Hibernian, made his first full international appearance for Scotland in May 2018.

Early life[edit]

McGeouch grew up in the Milton area of Glasgow, supporting Celtic.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Celtic youth[edit]

McGeouch started his career with the Celtic youth system, frequently playing alongside Callum McGregor[3] who was also a teammate in youth Victory Shield internationals at Under-16 level; at that time McGeouch was a pupil at Bishopbriggs Academy.[4] He was often a ball boy for first team matches during his time there.[5]

He left Celtic in 2008 after his older brother Darren, who was also playing for the club's youth teams, fell out of favour.

Rangers youth[edit]

McGeouch went to Rangers in 2008, but he returned to Celtic in 2011 after Neil Lennon visited his house and asked him to come back.[6] Rangers manager Walter Smith had appealed to McGeouch to stay at Rangers.[1] Rangers were later awarded £100,000 by a transfer tribunal regarding the McGeouch transfer.[7]

Celtic[edit]

McGeouch made his Celtic debut on 6 November 2011, when he came on as a late substitute in a 2–1 win over Motherwell.[8] On 26 November, he made his second appearance for Celtic, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute against St Mirren. Eight minutes later he scored his first goal for the club after collecting the ball deep inside his own half and ran 70 yards, dribbling past several St Mirren players, before striking a low left foot shot into the back of the net to seal a 5–0 victory.[6][9]

Coventry City (loan)[edit]

On 30 January 2014, McGeouch was loaned to Coventry City for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[10] He returned to Celtic in the summer of 2014.

Hibernian[edit]

After making one appearance for Celtic in August 2014, he was loaned to Hibernian until the end of the season.[11] He made his first appearance against Cowdenbeath on 13 September. He received a red card in the League Cup fixture against Ross County for a heavy tackle on Joe Cardle. He scored his first goal for Hibernian in a 4–0 victory over Livingston at Almondvale Stadium.

On 21 August 2015, McGeouch signed permanently for Hibernian on a three-year deal.[12] He suffered a series of injury problems during the 2015–16 season and was restricted to 19 league appearances. McGeouch came back into the team for the promotion playoffs, in which Hibs lost 5–4 on aggregate to Falkirk. He then played the full game as Hibs defeated Rangers in the 2016 Scottish Cup Final, their first victory in the competition for 114 years.[13]

McGeouch was restricted to 18 league appearances in 2016–17, as Hibs won promotion to the Scottish Premiership.[14] He scored one goal during the season, the second Hibs goal in the 2016–17 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Aberdeen.[15]

McGeouch produced impressive performances during the 2017–18 season, as he was able to stay relatively free of injury problems.[16] He earned a selection for the international squad in March 2018,[17] but then had to withdraw due to an abductor injury.[18] With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, head coach Neil Lennon confirmed during May 2018 that McGeouch would leave under freedom of contract.[19]

Sunderland[edit]

McGeouch signed for EFL League One club Sunderland in July 2018.[20]

International career[edit]

McGeouch was called up to the Scotland under-21 squad on 17 April 2012, to face Italy eight days later.[21]

McGeouch was selected for the full Scotland squad in March 2018,[17] but he had to withdraw due to injury.[18] He was again selected for the squad in May 2018, for friendly matches in Peru and Mexico.[22] McGeouch made his full Scotland debut on 29 May 2018, in a 2–0 defeat to Peru.[23][24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 05:07, 14 May 2018 (UTC)[25]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2011–12 Scottish Premier League 6 1 2 0 8 1
2012–13 Scottish Premier League 12 1 2 0 1 0 15 1
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
2014–15 Scottish Premiership 1 0 1 0
Total 20 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 27 2
Coventry City (loan) 2013–14 League One 8 0 8 0
Hibernian 2014–15 Scottish Championship 20 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 26 3
2015–16 Scottish Championship 19 0 4 0 3 0 4 0 30 0
2016–17 Scottish Championship 18 0 1 1 4 0 23 1
2017–18 Scottish Premiership 35 0 1 0 6 0 42 0
Total 92 2 9 2 10 0 10 0 121 4
Career Total 120 4 13 2 12 0 11 0 156 6
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in European competition and league play-offs.

Style of play[edit]

McGeouch's primary position was as an attacking midfielder but used to also play on the wings.[5] He has developed as a central midfield player during his time at Hibernian.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Celtic
Hibernian

Youth[edit]

Celtic
  • Scottish Premier Under 19 League (1): 2011–12
  • Scottish Premier Under 20 League (1): 2012–13
  • Scottish Youth Cup (1): 2011–12

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Celtic lure too big for youngster Dylan McGeouch". BBC Sport. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Celts' Dylan swoop is a major blow to Rangers.. he'll thrive in the Firm". The Scottish Sun. News Group Newspapers. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Double celebrations looms for Callum McGregor". Evening Times. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Under 16 Sky Sports Victory Shield Scotland v Northern Ireland". Scottish Football Association. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Spot the Celtic stars of the future at Paradise tonight". Celtic FC. 7 November 2011. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Celtic 5 St Mirren 0: A new kid in town". The Herald. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Rangers to fend off Celtic swoop for youngster Liam Burt". Scottish Sun. Scottish Sun. 30 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Motherwell 1–2 Celtic". BBC Sport. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Celtic 9–0 St Mirren". BBC Sport. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Dylan McGeouch completes Sky Blues loan". Coventry City FC. 30 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Hibernian sign Celtic's Dylan McGeouch on loan". BBC Sport.
  12. ^ "McGeouch joins Hibernian". Hibernian FC. 21 August 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Scottish Cup final: Rangers 2-3 Hibernian - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Hibernian 3–0 Queen of the South". BBC Sport. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  15. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan (22 April 2017). "Hibernian 2–3 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Dylan McGeouch: Hibs boss Neil Lennon 'in a quandary' over injured midfielder". BBC Sport. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Six new faces in Alex McLeish's Scotland squad for March friendlies". BBC Sport. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  18. ^ a b Lamont, Alasdair (19 March 2018). "Scotland: Dylan McGeouch withdraws from squad after training session". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Hibernian 5-5 Rangers: Neil Lennon pledges future to Hibs after outburst". BBC Sport. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Dylan McGeouch: Sunderland sign Scotland international midfielder". BBC Sport. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Celtic youngster earns first Scotland U21 call-up". Celtic FC. 17 April 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  22. ^ "Scotland pick Johnny Russell plus seven uncapped players including Lewis Stevenson & Lewis Morgan". BBC Sport. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  23. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (30 May 2018). "Peru 2–0 Scotland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  24. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (30 May 2018). "Peru 2-0 Scotland: Hibs' Dylan McGeouch eyes more caps despite debut defeat". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  25. ^ Dylan McGeouch at Soccerbase
  26. ^ "McGeouch's goals for the future". Celtic FC. 1 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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