Gary Dicker

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Gary Dicker
Gary Dicker Brighton vs Spurs.jpg
Dicker playing for Brighton & Hove Albion on 2011
Personal information
Full name Gary Richard Perry Dicker[1]
Date of birth (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
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 38 (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 23:35, 4 March 2017 (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]

He officially signed for Stockport County on 29 May 2007, by manager Jim Gannon 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 first and only goal for stockport in a F.A Cup first round tie at home against Yeovil Town F.C. dicker scored the first of five in a 5-0 win. [3]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Dicker playing for Brighton & Hove Albion on 2011

On 26 March 2009, Dicker initially joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the remainder of the season,[4] where he made nine appearances for the Seagulls, scoring one goal during this spell. On 25 June 2009, Dicker, 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]

Dicker, alongside Vicente and Marcos Painter were released at the expiration of their contracts on 16 May 2013.[7]


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]


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 on 6 February 2016.[12]


Stockport County

Brighton & Hove Albion


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "DEAL DONE". Stockport County, 29 May 2007. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Dicker Deal Done, Seagulls World, 26 March 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2009
  5. ^ Duo Sign on the Dotted Line, Seagulls World, 25 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009
  6. ^ New Deals for Midfield Duo, "Seagulls World", 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011
  7. ^ "Brighton release Gary Dicker, Marcos Painter & Vicente". 16 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Reds sign Dicker". Crawley Town FC. 23 January 2013. 
  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. 

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