Gavin Swankie

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Gavin Swankie
Personal information
Full name Gavin Swankie
Date of birth (1983-11-22) 22 November 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Arbroath, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Forfar Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Arbroath 98 (7)
2005–2008 Dundee 63 (10)
2006 Arbroath (loan) 18 (7)
2008–2010 St Johnstone 37 (4)
2010–2012 Arbroath 70 (34)
2012– Forfar Athletic 154 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:01, 3 April 2017 (UTC).

Gavin Swankie (born 22 November 1983) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for Scottish League Two club Forfar Athletic. Capable of playing in midfield and as a forward, his previous clubs include Arbroath, Dundee and St Johnstone.

Club career[edit]

Swankie signed for Dundee after his contract at Arbroath ended having come through the youth ranks at Gayfield Park.[2] He made 73 starts for Arbroath, as well as 32 substitute appearances, scoring seven goals. He returned to Arbroath on loan in January 2006 until the end of the season[3] and then returned to Dundee, where he featured regularly over the next two seasons. Although linked to Cliffburn Hotel F.C, on 1 May 2008, Swankie signed for Dundee's Tayside rivals St Johnstone.[4] He was released at the end of the 2009–10 season and signed for a third spell at Arbroath. He won the Third Division Player of the Year award for the 2010–11 campaign,[5][6] and his goals helped Arbroath win their first senior league championship.[7][8]

Swankie signed for Forfar Athletic in the 2012 summer transfer window.[9]

On 3 August 2013, Swankie was the hero for Forfar Athletic when his two goals helped beat Rangers 2–1 in the Scottish League Cup at Station Park. This was Forfar's first victory against Rangers.


  1. ^ "Gavin Swankie". ESPNsoccernet. ESPN. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Swankie on the move to Dens Park". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 20 June 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Swankie makes return to Arbroath". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 January 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Saints secure Swankie and Millar". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Emilio Izaguirre wins Scotland's players' player prize". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gavin Swankie wins Division Three award". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Third Division: Arbroath clinch title for first national trophy". The Scotsman. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Strachan, Graeme (25 April 2011). "Arbroath FC 4 Montrose FC 1: Lichties make history". The Courier. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Scottish Division Two ins and outs". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 

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