Graham Bayne

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Graham Bayne
Personal information
Full name Graham Bayne
Date of birth (1979-08-22) 22 August 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Elgin City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Dundee 16 (0)
2000–2001 Raith Rovers (loan) 8 (0)
2001–2002 Arbroath 34 (5)
2002–2004 Ross County 54 (11)
2004–2008 Inverness CT 119 (15)
2008–2010 Dunfermline Athletic 47 (9)
2011 Dunfermline Athletic 2 (0)
2011–2012 Dundee 18 (0)
2013 Wick Academy 2 (2)
2013–2014 Arbroath 16 (3)
2014 Elgin City 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:07, 4 April 2014 (UTC).

Graham Bayne (born 22 August 1979) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays for Elgin City, where he is also Assistant Manager.

Career[edit]

Bayne joined Inverness Caley Thistle from local rivals Ross County, having previously played for Dundee, Arbroath and his local side Raith Rovers having been born in Kirkcaldy.[1] Bayne is a striker, and wore the much-coveted number 9 shirt for the Jags

In May 2008, Bayne was linked with a possible move away from the Caledonian Stadium after manager Craig Brewster revealed he was interested in Andrew Barrowman.[2] First Division sides St Johnstone, Dunfermline Athletic and Ross County are all thought to be after the striker.[3] After Caley Thistle signed Barrowman, Craig Brewster confirmed that a move to Dunfermline was very likely.[4] The same day, it was reported that a fee had been agreed by Bayne's club and the East End Park side.[5] On 27 June it was confirmed that Bayne had signed for Dunfermline for £30,000.[6]

Although proving a success at the Pars his time with the club was cut short due to an ongoing problem with Plantar fasciitis. With an unknown recovery period it was agreed that he would leave the club when his contract expired at the end of July 2010.[1] In February 2011 he played several games as a trialist for both Dundee and Dunfermline Athletic, before returning to Dunfermline for the rest of the 2010/11 season by signing as an amateur. On 30 May, Graham signed a one-year deal with First Division club, Dundee.

On 30 May 2011 it was announced that Bayne had signed for Dundee FC on a one-year deal.[7] Bayne made 20 appearances for the side but was released by Dundee at the end of the 2011–12 season.[8] Having left Dundee he gave up on fully professional football to become a Firefighter.[9]

On 4 January 2013, Bayne signed a short term contract with Highland League side, Wick Academy.[10] Bayne came on as a substitute against Turriff United in the SHFL on 5 Jan 2013 and to mark his debut he scored within 5 minutes of his introduction.[11] Bayne marked his 300th competitive appearance with a late goal in the 4–0 win at struggling Lossiemouth on 12 January 2013 in his second and final appearance for Wick.[12]

Bayne returned to the SFL after signing for Arbroath on 14 January 2013[13] A double on his second début for Arbroath saw his new side defeat Angus rivals Forfar Athletic and took his team into the play-off position in the Second Division.[14]

On 31 January 2014, Bayne was released by Arbroath.[15]

Soon after his release from Arbroath, Bayne was appointed assistant manager to friend and former team-mate Barry Wilson at Elgin City. Bayne has also registered as a player.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Devastating' blow for Pars' Graham Bayne". The Courier. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Brewster tracks striker Barrowman". BBC Sport. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Athletic close in on Bayne". dunfermlinepress.com. Retrieved 12 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Barrowman arrives – but Brewster wants more up front". pressandjournal. Retrieved 26 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Bayne in talks with Dunfermline". BBC Sport. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Bayne clinches Dunfermline move". BBC Sport. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2008. 
  7. ^ http://www.dundeefc.co.uk/profile.asp?p=GRAHAM-BAYNE&playerid=1042
  8. ^ http://www.thecourier.co.uk/sport/football/club-captain-among-six-released-by-dundee-fc-manager-barry-smith-1.51212
  9. ^ "Sheerin swoops for veteran striker Graham Bayne". thecourier.co.uk. The Courier. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.ngrfoundation.co.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27953&Itemid=1
  11. ^ http://www.ngrfoundation.co.uk/joomla//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27961&Itemid=1
  12. ^ http://www.wick-academy.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1325&Itemid=2
  13. ^ http://www.arbroathherald.co.uk/sport/local-sport/bayne-back-at-gayfield-1-2736945
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21191001
  15. ^ "One in and one out at Arbroath". SPFL. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  16. ^ Christie, Craig (1 March 2014). "Friendship key to Bayne's new chapter at Elgin". The Northern Scot. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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