Jason Cummings

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Jason Cummings
Fyvie, Cummings and Stokes.jpg
Cummings (centre) playing for Hibernian in 2016.
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-08-01) 1 August 1995 (age 21)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hibernian
Number 35
Youth career
2001–2007 Hutchison Vale
2007–2012 Heart of Midlothian
2012–2013 Hutchison Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Hibernian 108 (52)
National team
2014 Scotland U19 1 (0)
2015–2016 Scotland U21 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:27, 26 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:27, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Jason Cummings (born 1 August 1995) is a Scottish professional footballer, who plays for Scottish Championship club Hibernian as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Cummings grew up a Hearts fan and attended Tynecastle High School.[1] He played for local boys team Hutchison Vale and then joined the Hearts youth program.[1] After struggling with injuries, Cummings was released by Hearts in 2012.[1] After an impressive season with Hutchison Vale he was signed by Hibernian in the summer of 2013.[1] Cummings made his debut senior appearance for Hibernian in a Scottish Premiership match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in November 2013.[2] Cummings scored his first career goals on 21 May 2014, netting twice as Hibernian won 2–0 against Hamilton Academical in the first leg of the promotion/relegation play-off.[3][4] Hibs lost the return match 2–0 and Cummings missed in the penalty shoot-out, which resulted in the club being relegated to the Scottish Championship.[5][6][7]

Cummings won the SPFL Young Player of the Month award for September 2014, after his two goals helped Hibs to beat Rangers in Glasgow.[8] On 16 February 2016, Cummings became the first Hibs player to score in four consecutive Edinburgh derbies for 42 years after scoring the winner against Hearts in a Scottish Cup 4th round replay.[9] On 16 April 2016, Cummings missed a penalty kick with a Panenka attempt in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United, which ended goalless,[10] although he later scored the winning kick in the penalty shoot-out.[10] He then played the first 65 minutes of the final, assisting Anthony Stokes' opening goal as Hibs won 3–2 against Rangers.[11]

During the 2016 close season, Cummings signed a new four-year contract with Hibs.[12] Peterborough United offered Hibs £1.2 million for Cummings in August 2016, but this proposal was rejected.[13] Cummings who netted the winner in a 1–0 win Tannadice on March 10, 2017, became the first Hibernian player to score more than twenty goals in three successive seasons since the prolific Joe Baker between 1957–1961.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 08:27, 26 March 2017 (UTC)[15][16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Other[nb 1] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 18 2
2014–15 Scottish Championship 33 18 4 1 3 1 2 1 42 21
2015–16 33 18 5 2 6 4 5 1 49 25
2016–17 26 16 4 4 1 0 2 0 1 0 34 20
Career total 108 52 13 7 10 5 2 0 10 4 143 68
  1. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Premiership play-offs and Scottish Challenge Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hibernian

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hardie, David (2 January 2014). "Cummings can't wait to make dream derby debut". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Hardie, David (29 November 2013). "Butcher calls up Jason Cummings for cup clash". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hamilton A 0 Hibernian 2". Hibernian FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hibs manager Terry Butcher lauds Jason Cummings' confidence". BBC. BBC. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hibernian and Terry Butcher relegated after penalty defeat to Hamilton". The Guardian. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Lindsay, Clive (25 May 2014). "Hibernian 0–2 Hamilton Academical". BBC. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hamilton promoted after beating Hibernian on penalties". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jason Cummings is turning heads in Scottish football, and insists that he doesn't care about Twitter criticism". Daily Mail. 10 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Richard (16 February 2016). "Hibernian 1–0 Heart of Midlothian". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Scottish Cup semi-final: Hibernian 0-0 Dundee United (Hibs win 4-2 on penalties)". BBC Sport. 
  11. ^ a b Wilson, Richard (21 May 2016). "Scottish Cup final: Rangers 2-3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Jason Cummings: Hibs striker signs four-year contract". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  13. ^ Crawford, Kenny (6 August 2016). "Jason Cummings says he is committed to helping Hibs to Premiership". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "JASON'S GOT WAY TO JOE Tam McManus believes Hibees legend Joe Baker would have approved of Jason Cummings' goal achievement". Sun. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Jason Cummings Stats". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Jason Cummings Stats". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. 
  17. ^ a b c d "SPFL Awards". spfl.co.uk. Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  18. ^ McClymont, Scott (29 April 2016). "Dundee trio named in PFA Scotland Premiership Team of the Year". stv.tv. STV Group (Scotland). Retrieved 20 November 2016. 

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