Ryan Jack

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Ryan Jack
Personal information
Full name Ryan Jack
Date of birth (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rangers
Number 8
Youth career
2000–2010 Aberdeen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2017 Aberdeen 199 (11)
2017– Rangers 47 (4)
National team
2007–2008 Scotland U16 6 (1)
2008–2009 Scotland U17 7 (2)
2009–2010 Scotland U19 1 (0)
2011–2014 Scotland U21 19 (1)
2017– Scotland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:23, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Ryan Jack (born 27 February 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Rangers and the Scotland national team.

He began his career at Aberdeen, spending 17 years connected with the club across youth and senior categories and serving as club captain for two years. Jack left Aberdeen in 2017, signing for Rangers as a free agent.

Club career[edit]

Aberdeen[edit]

Jack signed professional terms with Aberdeen in the summer of 2008,[1] having been part of his hometown club's youth academy since the age of eight.[2] He made his first team league debut for the club against Rangers in September 2010[3] and soon became a regular in the first team.

In January 2011 he scored his first goal for Aberdeen against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, which was voted as the club's Goal of the Season for 2010–11.[4] A week later, he came on as a substitute in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park, a 4–1 defeat to Celtic.[5]

Jack signed a new contract with Aberdeen in October 2011.[2] On 13 December 2011 in a SPL fixture against St Johnstone, he scored a goal from the halfway line to put his team 2–0 up after opposing goalkeeper Peter Enckelman miskicked a clearance. The match ended 2–1 to Aberdeen, with Jack's winner helping the Dons move up to ninth in the table.[6]

In June 2013, Jack signed a three-year deal at Aberdeen, keeping him at the club until 2016.[7] He subsequently played a pivotal role in Aberdeen's season, helping them into the League Cup semi-final, but was injured in January in a league match at Motherwell. and was ruled out for around six weeks, missing the semi-final with St Johnstone.[8] He had returned by the time of the final of the competition, playing all 120 minutes as his club overcame Inverness CT in a penalty shoot-out.[9] Jack did participate in a semi-final during the campaign in the Scottish Cup, again facing St Johnstone, but was on the losing side on that occasion.[10]

On 11 January 2015, Jack was named as SPFL Player of the Month for December 2014.[11] Two weeks later, he missed out on another League Cup final appearance as his team were beaten in the semis by Dundee United.[12] On 20 May 2015, he signed a one-year extension to his contract, keeping him at Aberdeen until the end of the 2016–17 season.[13] On 24 June 2015, Jack was named captain for the 2015–16 season.[14]

After much speculation that he would move on, Jack left Aberdeen in May 2017 when his contract expired, having played almost 250 times for the Dons. His last game was the 2017 Scottish Cup Final;[15] earlier in the season he had also led out the team in the League Cup final,[16] with both showpiece matches lost to Celtic.

Rangers[edit]

Jack signed a three-year contract with Scottish Premiership club Rangers on 1 June 2017.[17] Upon signing, the former Aberdeen captain said that he was a huge Rangers fan growing up and that it was a "huge honour and a privilege" to join the club he supported.[18][19] He made his debut for Rangers against Luxembourgish side Progrès Niederkorn in the 1st qualifying round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League on 29 June 2017, a tie which Rangers lost 2–1 on aggregate after losing 2–0 away from home.[20]

On Rangers' first visit to Aberdeen since his move, Jack started the game but was sent off in the second half for a bad tackle, although his team won the match 2–1.[21] It was the fourth red card in the 2017–18 season (two were rescinded after reviews).[22][23][24] In January 2018, Rangers confirmed that Jack required surgery on a knee injury sustained in a match the previous month, ruling him out of action for some time.[25]

Jack signed a new contract with Rangers in December 2018, due to run until the end of the 2020–21 season.[26] On 29 December, he scored his first Rangers goal in the Old Firm derby against Celtic, a match which Rangers won 1–0.[27]

International career[edit]

Jack has represented Scotland at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 level.[28] He captained the Under-21 side and is on the top ten list for appearances at this level. In May 2013, he received a call-up to the full Scotland squad for the game against Croatia.[29]

Jack eventually made his full Scotland debut in a friendly against the Netherlands in November 2017, by which time he had moved from formative club Aberdeen to Rangers. The match happened to take place in Aberdeen, and in the opening stages he was booed whenever he touched the ball by some of the crowd, due to the rivalry between those clubs and the ill-feeling his transfer had stirred; other fans responded to this by cheering and applauding him.[30][31]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 8 July 2019[32]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 2010–11[33] Scottish Premier League 30 1 4 0 3 0 37 1
2011–12[34] 31 3 4 0 2 0 37 3
2012–13[35] 18 0 0 0 1 0 19 0
2013–14[36] Scottish Premiership 34 2 3 0 4 0 41 2
2014–15[37] 32 3 1 0 3 0 6[a] 0 42 3
2015–16[38] 28 0 0 0 1 0 6[a] 0 35 0
2016–17[39] 26 2 4 0 3 0 6[a] 0 39 2
Total 199 11 16 0 17 0 18 0 250 11
Rangers 2017–18[40] Scottish Premiership 17 0 0 0 2 0 2[a] 0 21 0
2018–19[41] 30 4 5 0 1 0 10[a] 0 46 4
2019–20[42] 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 1 1 1
Total 47 4 5 0 3 0 13 1 68 5
Career total 246 15 21 0 20 0 31 1 318 16
  1. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in the UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Aberdeen

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the young guns ready for action". Evening Express. 18 July 2008. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Midfielder Ryan Jack extends Aberdeen contract". BBC Sport. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Aberdeen FC rookie Ryan ready for Rangers' £12m men". Evening Express. 24 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Today at Pittodrie". Aberdeen FC. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Aberdeen 1–4 Celtic". BBC Sport. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. ^ Lindsay, Clive (13 December 2011). "St Johnstone 1–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Midfielder Ryan Jack signs new contract with Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Aberdeen: Injured Ryan Jack to miss League Cup semi-final". BBC Sport. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b Campbell, Andy (16 March 2014). "Aberdeen 0–0 Inverness CT (Aberdeen win 4–2 on penalties)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Scottish Cup: Stevie May the hero in St Johnstone win over Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "SPFL Awards December Manager and Player". Aberdeen F.C. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Dundee Utd 2–1 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Ryan Jack signs new deal at Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Ryan is the new Dons captain". Aberdeen F.C. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Aberdeen: Ash Taylor & Lawrence Shankland join players leaving Pittodrie". BBC Sport. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Aberdeen 0 Celtic 3: Brendan Rodgers wins first trophy to spark talk of a treble". Telegraph. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Rangers: former Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack completes move to Ibrox". BBC Sport. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  18. ^ Devlin, Andy (1 June 2017). "Boyhood Rangers fan Ryan Jack says he has NO fears about facing Aberdeen's boo boys next season". The Scottish Sun. Glasgow: News UK. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  19. ^ Smith, Neil (1 June 2017). "It's Great To Be Here". Rangers.co.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  20. ^ "Rangers 1–0 Progres Niederkorn". BBC Sport. 29 June 2017.
  21. ^ Forsyth, Roddy (3 December 2017). "Aberdeen 1 Rangers 2: Derek McInnes remains favourite for Ibrox job despite losing dress rehearsal at Pittodrie". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Rangers 2–3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Hamilton Academical 1–4 Rangers". BBC Sport. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  24. ^ "Rangers 1–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  25. ^ "Ryan Jack needs surgery on knee injury, Graeme Murty confirms". The Scotsman. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Rangers: Midfielder Ryan Jack signs new Ibrox deal until 2021". BBC Sport. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  27. ^ "Rangers 1–0 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers suffers first Old Firm defeat". BBC Sport. 29 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Ryan Jack profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  29. ^ "Scotland: Leigh Griffiths & Tony Watt called up for Croatia match". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  30. ^ "Rangers' Ryan Jack booed on return to Pittodrie with Scotland". The Scotsman. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Jack it in: Rangers star Ryan Jack booed at Pittodrie as Scotland take on Holland with ex-Hearts and Hibs midfielder Michael Stewart calling it 'disappointing'". The Sun. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  32. ^ Ryan Jack at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  33. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  35. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  37. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  38. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  39. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  40. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  41. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  42. ^ "Games played by Ryan Jack in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

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