Gary Dicker

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Gary Dicker
Gary Dicker Brighton vs Spurs.jpg
Dicker playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2011
Personal information
Full name Gary Richard Perry Dicker[1]
Date of birth (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Dublin,[1] Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 UCD AFC 69 (5)
2007 Birmingham City (loan) 0 (0)
2007–2009 Stockport County 55 (0)
2009 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 9 (1)
2009–2013 Brighton & Hove Albion 129 (5)
2013–2014 Rochdale 12 (1)
2014 Crawley Town 11 (0)
2014–2016 Carlisle United 39 (1)
2016– Kilmarnock 62 (1)
National team
2005 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (0)
2006 Republic of Ireland U21 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:36, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Gary Richard Perry Dicker (born 31 July 1986) is an Irish footballer. Dicker plays as a midfielder and currently plays for Kilmarnock.

Club career[edit]

University College Dublin[edit]

Born in Dublin, Dicker began his career at League of Ireland side UCD. He joined from his local junior club Cherry Orchard and was gradually introduced into the first team through substitute appearances towards the latter end of UCD's successful 2004 First Division campaign. Dicker progressed his way into a regular starting position the following season and successfully partnered Tony McDonnell in central midfield for the 2005 and 2006 Premier Division seasons. During his time at UCD he earned underage honours for Ireland at under-19 and under-21 level.

In the 2006 League of Ireland close season he spent a loan spell at Championship side Birmingham City, but he never made it past the reserve team. He made his debut for the Birmingham City reserves against Stoke City Reserves, which Birmingham won 3–0. The Birmingham reserve team coach, Keith Bertschin, described Dicker as a "very decent player. He's a good technical player, who can see and put in some lovely weighted passes and is decent with both feet".

Stockport County[edit]

Dicker was signed by manager Jim Gannon for Stockport County on 29 May 2007, for a fee of just £40,000, signing a contract until 1 July 2010.[2] He played a regular part in Stockport's 2007–08 League Two campaign and took part in a promotion for the second time in his career as County successfully negotiated their way into League One via the playoffs. Dicker was a fan favourite during his time at Stockport for his passing ability and off the ball work rate. Dicker scored his only goal for Stockport in November 2008, opening the scoring in a 5–0 win in an FA Cup first-round tie at home to Yeovil Town.[3]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Dicker playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2011

On 26 March 2009, Dicker joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the remainder of the season.[4] He made nine appearances for the Seagulls, scoring one goal, during this spell. On 25 June, he joined Brighton on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract.[5] On 28 April 2011, having helped Brighton secure promotion to the Championship, Dicker was rewarded with a two-year contract extension.[6] He was released when that contract expired at the end of the 2012–13 season.[7]

Rochdale[edit]

On 13 September 2013, Dicker joined Rochdale on an initial five-month deal.[8]

Crawley Town (loan)[edit]

On 23 January 2014, Dicker joined Crawley Town for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[9]

Carlisle United[edit]

On 27 June 2014, Dicker signed a two-year deal with League Two side Carlisle United.[10]

Kilmarnock[edit]

On 1 February 2016, Dicker moved to Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock, signing an eighteen-month contract.[11] He made his debut in a Scottish Cup tie away to Rangers five days later.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 March 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stockport County 2007–08[13] League Two 33 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 36 0
2008–09[14] League One 25 0 4 1 1 0 2[a] 0 32 1
Total 58 0 4 1 3 0 3 0 68 1
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2008–09[14] League One 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 2009–10[15] League One 42 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 47 2
2010–11[16] 46 3 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 52 3
2011–12[17] Championship 18 0 0 0 1 0 19 0
2012–13[18] 23 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
Total 129 5 11 0 3 0 1 0 144 5
Rochdale 2013–14[19] League Two 12 1 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 15 1
Crawley Town 2013–14[19] League One 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Carlisle United 2014–15[20] League Two 20 1 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 23 1
2015–16[21] 16 0 4 0 1 0 1[a] 0 22 0
Total 36 1 5 0 1 0 3 0 45 1
Kilmarnock 2015–16[21] Scottish Premiership 12 0 2 0 0 0 1[b] 0 15 0
2016–17[22] 36 1 1 0 4 0 41 1
2017–18[23] 14 0 4 0 0 0 18 0
Total 62 1 7 0 4 0 1 0 74 1
Career total 317 9 28 1 11 0 10 0 366 10
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in the Premiership play-offs

Honours[edit]

Stockport County

Brighton & Hove Albion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gary Dicker". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Deal done". Stockport County F.C. 29 May 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Stockport 5–0 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Camillin, Paul (26 March 2009). "Dicker deal done". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Dudding, Tim (25 June 2009). "Duo sign on dotted line". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Camillin, Paul (28 April 2011). "New deals for midfield duo". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Brighton release Gary Dicker, Marcos Painter & Vicente". BBC Sport. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gary Dicker signs". Rochdale A.F.C. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Reds sign Dicker". Crawley Town F.C. 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Carlisle United: Gary Dicker and Billy Paynter join Cumbrians". BBC Sport. 27 June 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Barnes, John (1 February 2016). "Kilmarnock sign up Gary Dicker & Lee Hodson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  12. ^ Lindsay, Clive (6 February 2016). "Rangers 0–0 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Gary Dicker in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 

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