Garry Hay

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Garry Hay
Personal information
Full name Garry Hay
Date of birth (1977-09-07) 7 September 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Irvine, Scotland
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Left-back, Left midfielder
Youth career
1995–1999 Kilmarnock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2013 Kilmarnock 337 (9)
2013 Airdrieonians 4 (0)
Total 341 (9)
National team
2005 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Garry Hay (born 7 September 1977 in Irvine, North Ayrshire) is a Scottish former professional footballer, who played in over 300 Scottish Premier League games for Kilmarnock.

Club career[edit]

Hay signed for Kilmarnock in 1995, and made his debut against Rangers on the opening day of the 1999–2000 season.[1] Hay scored two goals in his second game for Kilmarnock against Aberdeen.[1] He started his career mainly as a left midfielder, but eventually moved to a more defensive role.[1]

Hay, who has had several stints as Kilmarnock team captain,[1] enjoyed his testimonial year during the 2009–10 season.[1] He played in the 2012 Scottish League Cup Final, which Kilmarnock won 1–0 against Celtic.[2] Two months later, Hay extended his contract with Kilmarnock for another season.[3] Hay was released by Kilmarnock in June 2013.[4] He then turned down the offer of a joint playing and coaching contract at Oldham Athletic.[4] He joined Airdrieonians in the summer of 2013, playing his final professional football game v Ayr United at Somerset Park on 31 August 2013.[5] He then moved to a full-time role with the SFA, which meant that he could no longer be associated with an individual club.[5]

International career[edit]

Hay received international recognition when he was capped by the Scotland B team in a game against Poland at Rugby Park on 6 December 2005, when the Scots ran out 2–0 victors.[1]




  1. ^ a b c d e f Fullarton, Clair (11 September 2009). "Garry Hay makes 300 appearances for Killie FC". Kilmarnock Standard. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Celtic 0-1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Garry Hay prolongs stay with Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Kilmarnock: Garry Hay rejects move to Oldham". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Hay leaves Diamonds". Scottish Professional Football League. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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