Gary Irvine

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Gary Irvine
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Personal information
Full name Gary Irvine
Date of birth (1985-03-17) 17 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
St Mirren
Number 3
Youth career
2003–2006 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Celtic 0 (0)
2006 Ross County (loan) 17 (0)
2007–2010 St Johnstone 85 (1)
2010–2016 Dundee 166 (6)
2016– St Mirren 46 (0)
National team
2006 Scotland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:27, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Gary Irvine (born 17 March 1985) is a professional footballer who plays for St Mirren. His preferred positions are right back and right wing. From the 2014–15 season he has predominantly converted to left back where he has excelled. He has previously played for Celtic, Ross County, St Johnstone and Dundee.

Career[edit]

Celtic & Ross County[edit]

Irvine started his career at Celtic, but failed to make an appearance for the club during his time there.

At the start of the 2006–07 season, he moved on loan to Ross County. During his time at County, he was involved as they won the 2006–07 Scottish Challenge Cup, beating Clyde on penalties.[1]

St Johnstone[edit]

After leaving Celtic, Irvine signed for Scottish First Division side St Johnstone.[2] In his first season at McDiarmid Park, he won the 2007–08 Scottish Challenge Cup, his second winners medal in that competition in successive seasons, with St Johnstone winning 3–2 against Dunfermline Athletic.[3] The following season, he was part of the squad as St Johnstone won the Scottish First Division. At the end of the 2009–10 season he was one of eight players released by the club.[4] Irvine scored once during his spell at the club; his goal coming in a 3–1 win over Dunfermline Athletic in April 2009.[5]

Dundee[edit]

On 24 July 2010, Irvine signed for Dundee, of the Scottish First Division.[6] In July 2012, with Dundee having been promoted to the Scottish Premier League after the demotion of Rangers, he signed a new deal with the club,[7] despite interest from several Scottish Premier League clubs including his former team, Ross County.[8] After Dundee's relegation from the Scottish Premier League, Irvine agreed terms on a new contract for the 2013–14 season.[9]

St Mirren[edit]

On 29 January 2016 Saints signed Irvine from Dundee until the end of the season, with the option of a further year.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 April 2017
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ross County (loan) 2006–07 17 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 24 0
St Johnstone 2007–08 33 0 5 0 1 0 4 0 43 0
2008–09 35 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 39 1
2009–10 17 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 22 0
Total 85 1 8 0 6 0 5 0 104 1
Dundee 2010–11 31 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 36 1
2011–12 35 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 42 1
2012–13 34 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 39 0
2013–14 33 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 39 0
2014–15 26 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 30 4
2015–16 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 166 6 9 0 11 0 7 0 193 6
St Mirren 2015–16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2016–17 30 0 2 0 3 0 5 0 40 0
Total 46 0 3 0 3 0 5 0 57 0
Total 314 7 20 0 22 0 22 0 378 7
A. ^ Other includes Scottish Challenge Cup.

Totals include:

  • Ross County: 1 Challenge Cup appearance where Soccerbase haven't recorded line-ups and 1 appearance they've wrongly given to Brian Irvine.
  • St Johnstone: 1 Challenge Cup appearance in 2008–09 and 1 League Cup appearance in 2009–10 where Soccerbase haven't recorded line-ups.
  • Dundee: 2 Challenge Cup games and 1 League Cup game in 2010–11, 1 Challenge Cup game and 1 Scottish Cup game in 2011–12 & 2 Challenge Cup games in 2013–14 where Soccerbase haven't recorded line-ups
  • St Mirren: 4 Challenge Cup games in 2016–17

International career[edit]

Irvine was capped twice for the Scotland under–21s, against Iceland[11] and Turkey[12] in 2006.

Honours[edit]

Ross County
St Johnstone
Dundee

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ross County 1-1 Clyde (aet)". BBC Sport. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Saints secure Celtic's Irvine". BBC Sport. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dunfermline Ath 2-3 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Eight players head for the exit at St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dunfermline Ath 1-3 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 April 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dundee capture ex-Saints defender Gary Irvine". BBC Sport. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "IRVINE SIGNS". dundeefc.co.uk. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "'Love for the club' kept Gary Irvine on Tayside". Daily Record. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "GARY AGREES TERMS". dundeefc.co.uk. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "St Mirren add Gary Irvine and Alex Cooper". BBC. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Scotland U21 4-0 Iceland U21". BBC Sport. 28 February 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Scotland U21 1-1 Turkey U21". BBC Sport. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 

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