Ryan McGuffie

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Ryan McGuffie
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-07-22) 22 July 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Dumfries, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Utility defence or midfield
Club information
Current team
St Albans Saints
Youth career
St Johnstone
–1998 Annan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Queen's Park 12 (1)
1999–2001 Annan Athletic
2001–2002 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2002–2008 Gretna 155 (28)
2008–2010 Greenock Morton 81 (8)
2010–2014 Queen of the South 102 (13)
2014– St Albans Saints 79 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:56, 1 September 2016 (UTC).

Ryan McGuffie (born 22 July 1980 in Dumfries, Scotland) is a Scottish professional association footballer currently playing for Australian club St Albans Saints. McGuffie is a utility player who can line up in either defence or midfield.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ryan McGuffie played two trial matches for home town club Queen of the South during the pre season of 2002–03. McGuffie started at home versus Barnsley and appeared as a substitute away to Southport. His brother Russell played one league match for Queens in 1999. Russell signed for Queens through the club's youth set-up.

Gretna[edit]

McGuffie played for Gretna and scored Gretna's goal in the 2006 Scottish Cup Final against Heart of Midlothian. He scored from a rebound after having his penalty kick saved by Craig Gordon. This qualified Gretna for European competition for the first time ever. However they were hammered 5–1 at home by Derry City in the UEFA Cup, McGuffie scoring Gretna's goal.[1]

He guested for Shamrock Rovers in a friendly against Hibernian in July 2005.[2]

Greenock Morton[edit]

In the January transfer window of the 2007–08 season McGuffie made the move from Gretna to Scottish Football League Second Division champions Greenock Morton.[3] McGuffie would soon be joined by his manager Davie Irons, assistant manager Derek Collins and a host of his former team mates as Gretna played out their final days in the Scottish Premier League.

He started the first six weeks of the 2008–09 season extremely well as he scored five goals in the Greenock club's assault in the cup competitions.

Queen of the South[edit]

McGuffie was announced as having signed a one-year contract with hometown club Queen of the South on the club website on 18 May 2010.[4] After playing in Queens pre season games he scored on his competitive debut, a Challenge Cup first round 2–1 win against Albion Rovers on 24 July 2010, which was Queens first competitive match that season.[5] His first league goal came on 22 August 2010, in the 3–1 win at Cowdenbeath.[6] He played in the 2010 Scottish Challenge Cup Final 2–0 defeat to Ross County.[7]

McGuffie re-signed for Queens on 19 July 2011 for season 2011–12.[8] At the turn of the year he took on the role of penalty taker scoring against Hamilton on 2 January 2012 and again on 21 January against Livingston.[9] He scored with another penalty on 14 February 2012 in the Scottish Cup last 16 replay at home against Aberdeen.[10]

On 15 February 2014, it was announced that McGuffie had been released from his contract at his own request [11] in order to move to Australia and sign for St Albans Saints.[12]

Honours[edit]

Gretna:-

Queen of the South:-

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gretna 1–5 Derry City". BBC Sport. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Match Summary". Shamrock Rovers FC. 6 July 2005. Retrieved 11 September 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "McGuffie arrives as Linn departs". BBC Sport. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Local lad signs for Queens", 18 May 2010 www.qosfc.com[dead link]
  5. ^ "Queen of the South 2 – 1 Albion Rovers" www.qosfc.com
  6. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1 – 3 Queen of the South". Queen of the South FC. 
  7. ^ 'Queen of the South 0 – 2 Ross County' www.qosfc.com
  8. ^ http://www.qosfc.com/new_newsview.aspx?newsid=739
  9. ^ http://qosfc.com/fixtures
  10. ^ http://qosfc.com/live-updates
  11. ^ "Ryan McGuffie Leaves the club". qosfc.com. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "McGuffie jets off to Victoria". SPFL. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

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