Michael Gardyne

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Michael Gardyne
Personal information
Full name Michael Gardyne
Date of birth (1986-01-23) 23 January 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Ross County
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Celtic 0 (0)
2006–2007 Ross County (loan) 32 (6)
2007 Greenock Morton 10 (0)
2008–2012 Ross County 141 (26)
2012–2015 Dundee United 30 (3)
2013–2014 Kilmarnock (loan) 23 (1)
2014–2015 Ross County (loan) 24 (6)
2015– Ross County 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:45, 27 August 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Gardyne (born 23 January 1986) is a Scottish professional footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Ross County.

Club career[edit]

Born in Dundee, Gardyne began his career with Celtic, the team he supported as a young Dundonian. He signed a senior deal in 2004 and was tipped to be one of the "next crop of youngsters to emerge"[1] but found first-team opportunities limited and spent his first two seasons at Celtic Park in the reserve team.[2]

Gardyne spent the 2006–07 season on loan to Ross County, scoring on his debut[3] and being part of the side that won the 2006–07 Challenge Cup, scoring the first penalty in the shootout victory against Clyde.[4]

After returning to Celtic Park, Gardyne left permanently and joined Greenock Morton on a free transfer in 31 August 2007, having worked with Ton manager Jim McInally previously in Celtic's youth team.[5] The move lasted just five months, however and Gardyne moved back to Ross County in January 2008, going on to help County win the Second Division title that season. Gardyne's form in the 2009–10 season saw him nominated for the Scottish Football League First Division Player of the Year[6] and gain a Scottish Cup runners-up medal. The following season, Gardyne tasted cup success again when County won the Challenge Cup for the second time in three seasons.

Out of contract at the end of the 2011–12 season, Gardyne signed a pre-contract agreement with hometown Scottish Premier League club Dundee United in January 2012,[7] some 18 months after the move was first rumoured.[8] In early August, Gardyne scored on his league debut in the victory against Hibernian, appearing as a late substitute.

In August 2013, Gardyne joined Kilmarnock on loan for 6 months,[9] and in January 2014 it was confirmed that the loan deal had been extended until the end of the season.[10]

On 1 September 2014, Gardyne returned to Ross County, signing on loan until January 2015.[11] He made his first appearance since returning to the club on 13 September 2014, in a 2–1 home defeat against Motherwell.[12] Dundee United announced in April 2015 that Gardyne would be released when his contract expired at the end of the season.[13]

In May 2015, Gardyne signed for Ross County on a permanent basis.[14]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 27 August 2015
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other1 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ross County (loan) 2006–07 32 6 1 0 2 0 3 0 38 6
Morton 2007–08 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Ross County 2007–08 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4
2008–09 27 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 30 1
2009–10 34 5 6 3 3 2 3 3 46 13
2010–11 30 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 32 4
2011–12 34 13 3 4 3 1 1 0 41 18
Total 141 26 11 7 7 4 6 3 165 40
Dundee United 2012–13 30 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 37 3
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 30 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 37 3
Kilmarnock (loan) 2013–14 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
Ross County (loan) 2014–15 24 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 6
Ross County 2015–16 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1
Career total 265 42 18 7 13 5 11 3 306 57
1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Scottish League Challenge Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ross County[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland to emerge from darkness". BBC Sport. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Du Wei comes through Celtic debut". BBC Sport. 14 September 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Airdrie United 0–2 Ross County". BBC Sport. 5 August 2006. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ross County 1–1 Clyde (aet)". BBC Sport. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Morton sign Russell and Gardyne". BBC Sport. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Rangers quartet vie for Player of the Year award". BBC Sport. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ross County's Michael Gardyne set to join Dundee United". BBC Sport. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Friday's Scottish gossip". BBC Sport. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kilmarnock land Michael Gardyne on loan from Dundee Utd". BBC Sport. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  10. ^ . Express Sport. 6 January 2014 http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/452191/Killie-can-keep-loan-pair. Retrieved 6 January 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Michael Gardyne returns to Ross County on loan from Dundee United". STV Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Thomson, Andrew (13 September 2014). "Ross County 1–2 Motherwell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Dundee United to release trio at the end of the season". BBC Sport. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Ross County: Woods exits as Gardyne & Boyd sign new deals". BBC Sport. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 

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