Harry Souttar

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Harry Souttar
Personal information
Full name Harry James Souttar[1]
Date of birth (1998-10-22) 22 October 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fleetwood Town
(on loan from Stoke City)
Number 6
Youth career
Brechin City Boys Club
Celtic
2013–2015 Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Dundee United 2 (1)
2016– Stoke City 0 (0)
2018Ross County (loan) 13 (0)
2019–Fleetwood Town (loan) 17 (2)
National team
2015–2016 Scotland U-17 2 (0)
2016–2017 Scotland U-19 3 (0)
2019– Australia U-23 2 (0)
2019– Australia 2 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2019

Harry James Souttar (born 22 October 1998) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Fleetwood Town on loan from EFL Championship club Stoke City and the Australia national team.

Souttar began his career with Dundee United, making three first team appearances, before joining Stoke in September 2016. He has also played for Ross County on loan.

Born in Scotland to an Australian mother, Souttar previously represented Scotland at youth levels before making his debut for the Australia under-23 team, followed by the senior team, in 2019.

Early life[edit]

Souttar was born in Aberdeen and attended Luthermuir Primary School and Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk.[3] He played youth football for Brechin City Boys Club and was attached to Celtic before joining the academy at Dundee United in July 2013.[4]

His older brother John is also a professional footballer. Their mother Heather is Australian.[5]

Club career[edit]

Dundee United[edit]

Souttar played for the Dundee United development team, including alongside his brother John in February 2015.[6] Having featured in a number of match day squads and having been listed as a substitute for the first team, Souttar signed a contract extension in December 2015, tying him to Dundee United until May 2018.[4] He made his first team debut against Partick Thistle in a Scottish Premiership match on 10 May 2016[7] and scored his first senior goal against Kilmarnock four days later.[8]

English Premier League club Stoke City became interested in signing Souttar, and although Dundee United rejected two bids to buy the player during June 2016,[9] it was reported during August 2016 that the clubs had agreed an initial £200,000 fee for his transfer.[10]

Stoke City[edit]

Despite an agreement for Souttar's transfer to Stoke City having been reached before the end of the transfer window on 31 August, completion was delayed pending FIFA approval due to the player being under 18 years old.[11] He officially joined Stoke on 29 September 2016, signing a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[12][13] Souttar made his Stoke debut on 23 August 2017 in a 4–0 EFL Cup win over Rochdale.[14]

After signing a new contract with Stoke, Souttar joined Scottish Premiership side Ross County on 24 January 2018 until the end of the season.[15] He played 13 times for the Staggies but was unable to help them avoid relegation to the Scottish Championship.[16]

On 30 January 2019 Souttar joined EFL League One side Fleetwood Town on loan for the remainder of the 2018–19 season.[17] Souttar played 11 times for Fleetwood, scoring once against Accrington Stanley.[18]

Souttar re-joined Fleetwood on loan for the 2019–20 season.[19]

International career[edit]

Souttar made his debut for the Scotland under-17 team against Romania in February 2015.[6] On 6 March 2019 he was called up to the Australia national under-23 soccer team.[20]

On 10 October 2019 he debuted for the Australian national team in a World Cup qualifier against Nepal, and scored twice in a 5–0 win; the fourth goal was initially recorded as a Nepalese own goal[21], but eventually was awarded to Souttar by FIFA.[22]. Souttar would go on to score two more goals for Australia in a 7–1 win against Chinese Taipei in his second game for the national team.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 5 October 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundee United 2015–16[24] Scottish Premiership 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
2016–17[25] Scottish Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Stoke City U23 2017–18[26] 3[a] 0 3 0
2018–19[27] 3[a] 0 3 0
Total 6 0 6 0
Stoke City 2017–18[26] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2018–19[27] EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Ross County (loan) 2017–18[26] Scottish Premiership 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2018–19[27] EFL League One 11 1 0 0 1 0 3[a] 0 15 1
Fleetwood Town (loan) 2019–20[28] EFL League One 10 1 0 0 1 0 11 1
Career Total 36 3 0 0 4 0 9 0 50 3
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in EFL Trophy

International[edit]

As of match played 15 October 2019
Australia
Year Apps Goals
2019 2 4
Total 2 4

International goals[edit]

As of match played 15 October 2019. Australia score listed first, score column indicates score after each of his goal.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 October 2019 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia 1    Nepal 3–0 5–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 4–0
3 15 October 2019 National Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 2  Chinese Taipei 5–1 7–1
4 7–1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harry Souttar: Profile". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Harry Souttar". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Brechin City youth Harry to play for Scotland U17s Euro squad". Brechin Advertiser. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Development squad – Harry Souttar". Dundee United F.C. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Former Dundee United defender Harry Souttar called into Australia U/23 squad". Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b Fisher, Stewart (25 February 2015). "Lining up with brother John suits Harry Souttar just fine". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  7. ^ Duthie, Tom (10 May 2016). "Dundee United 3 Partick 3: United fight back to earn a point". Evening Telegraph. Dundee. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  8. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan (14 May 2016). "Kilmarnock 2–4 Dundee United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  9. ^ Duthie, Tom (24 June 2016). "Dundee United reject another Stoke bid for Harry Souttar". Evening Telegraph. Dundee. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Stoke set to sign Dundee United youngster Harry Souttar – Sky sources". Sky Sports. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  11. ^ Duthie, Tom (16 September 2016). "Harry Souttar's move to Stoke still in limbo – Evening Telegraph". Evening Telegraph. Dundee. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Souttar Deal Completed". Stoke City. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Potters announce signing of teenage defender". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Stoke 4–0 Rochdale". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Harry Souttar joins the club on loan". Ross County FC. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  16. ^ "St Johnstone 1–1 Ross County". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  17. ^ "SOUTTAR HEADS OUT". Stoke City. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Accrington 0–1 Fleetwood". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  19. ^ "SOUTTAR HEADS BACK TO HIGHBURY". Stoke City. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  20. ^ https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/graham-arnold-announces-squad-2020-afc-u-23-championship-qualifiers-cambodia
  21. ^ "Jamie Maclaren hits hat-trick as Socceroos stroll to win over Nepal". The Guardian. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  22. ^ FIFA.com. "2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ Qualifiers - Asia - Matches - Australia - Nepal - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  23. ^ Jackson, Ed (16 October 2019). "Souttar at the double for Roos in Taiwan". Seven News.
  24. ^ "Games played by Harry Souttar in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Harry Souttar in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  26. ^ a b c "Games played by Harry Souttar in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  27. ^ a b c "Games played by Harry Souttar in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.
  28. ^ "Games played by Harry Souttar in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm.

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