Gary Wales

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Gary Wales
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Personal information
Full name Gary Wales[1]
Date of birth (1979-01-04) 4 January 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth East Calder, Scotland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Hamilton Academical 35 (11)
1999–2004 Heart of Midlothian 92 (17)
2004 Walsall (loan) 7 (1)
2004 Gillingham 6 (1)
2004–2008 Kilmarnock 106 (16)
2008–2009 Raith Rovers 14 (8)
2009–2010 Richmond SC 10 (1)
2010 Green Gully SC
2011 Raith Rovers 7 (0)
National team
2000 Scotland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:22, 26 April 2011 (UTC).

Gary Wales (born 4 January 1979) is a Scottish former professional football player.

Career[edit]

Wales, a striker, started his career at Hamilton. In 35 games he scored 11 goals before moving to Hearts for £50,000. In five years at Tynecastle, Wales scored 17 goals in 92 appearances. He was then sent out on loan to Walsall, scoring once against Nottingham Forest,[2] before subsequently signing for Gillingham (scoring once against Coventry City)[3] and then Kilmarnock, where he was re-united with former Hearts manager Jim Jefferies.

After leaving Kilmarnock in the summer of 2008, Wales signed a short-term deal with Raith Rovers. Wales settled to become a regular goalscorer.[4] In April 2009, with Raith he won the Scottish Second Division championship, Wales left the club to pursue an opportunity in Australia.[5] Towards the end of May 2009, Wales joined North Queensland Fury on their pre-season tour of Singapore.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Wales". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Nottm Forest 3-3 Walsall". BBC. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham 2–5 Coventry". BBC. 1 May 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Wales delight at Kirkcaldy switch". BBC Sport. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  5. ^ "Wales walks out on Rovers". Fife Free Press. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Former Hearts and Kilmarnock striker Wales on tour to Singapore with Fowler". Tribal Football. 27 May 2009. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 

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