Gary Arbuckle

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Gary Arbuckle
Personal information
Full name Gary Arbuckle
Date of birth (1984-08-16) 16 August 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2000–2004 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Clyde 105 (16)
2008–2009 Queen of the South 8 (2)
2010 Ayr United 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:45, 11 May 2009 (UTC).

Gary Arbuckle (born 16 August 1984, in Glasgow) is a Scottish forward currently playing for Yoker Athletic. He signed for Yoker from Arthurlie FC in September 2011.


Arbuckle began his career with Celtic, but failed to play a first team game for them. He signed for Clyde in the summer of 2004, when he was 19. He made his debut in a 2–1 victory against rivals Partick Thistle, in the opening game of the 2004–05 season. Arbuckle hit a famous wonderstrike in a Scottish Cup 4th Round replay against Ross County, which sent Clyde through to the Quarter Finals, to meet his former club, Celtic.

2005–06 was a very frustrating season for Arbuckle. Under new manager Graham Roberts, he only made two league starts and was not offered a new contract at the end of the season. He was eventually offered a deal by new manager Joe Miller just before the start of the 2006–07 season and played a much bigger role in that campaign. Arbuckle finished the 2006–07 season as Clyde's top goalscorer, with 11 league goals.

In July 2007, Arbuckle was listed as a trialist in pre-season games for the fourth year in a row. He was given a one-year contract extension.[1] He made his 100th Clyde appearance against St Johnstone in August 2007 but was released in May 2008, having made 128 appearances in all competitions, scoring 20 goals.[2]

Arbuckle then joined Queen of the South in July 2008 after impressing in a trial.[3]

Arbuckle broke his leg in two places on 3 January 2009 against Greenock Morton.[4] He was released by Queens at the end of the season. After a spell with Kilbirnie Ladeside, Arbuckle remained in junior football with Arthurlie.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Four players signed". 
  2. ^ "Three players released". Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Queens swoop for Bully Wee pair". BBC Sport. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 23 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Arbuckle backed to make recovery". BBC Sport. 2009-01-08. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 

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