Sam Stanton

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Sam Stanton
Personal information
Full name Samuel Stanton
Date of birth (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dundee United
(on loan from Hibernian)
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Hibernian 57 (3)
2013 Cowdenbeath (loan) 2 (0)
2016 Livingston (loan) 13 (3)
2016–2017 Dumbarton (loan) 26 (4)
2017– Dundee United (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2012 Scotland U18 2 (0)
2012 Scotland U19 3 (1)
2014 Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:36, 15 July 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 March 2014

Samuel Stanton (born 19 April 1994) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Championship club Dundee United, on loan from Hibernian. He has also previously played for Cowdenbeath, Livingston and Dumbarton on loan, and represented Scotland at youth international level.

Early life[edit]

Stanton attended Broughton Primary and Trinity Academy, Edinburgh.[1] Stanton shares his surname with a famous former Hibs player, Pat Stanton, but is not related to him.[2]

Career[edit]

Hibernian[edit]

Stanton was a member of the Hibernian under-19 squad.[3] He was promoted to the first team on 28 December 2011 when he was an unused substitute for the match against Inverness CT.[2] He went on to make his first team debut aged 17 as a substitute against Rangers on 28 January 2012.[4][5]

He signed a three-year contract with Hibs in September 2012.[6] Stanton was loaned to Cowdenbeath in January 2013[7] and made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Morton.[8] His stint at Cowdenbeath ended after just two appearances, however, as he suffered a knee injury that required surgery.[9]

Stanton established himself in the Hibs first team during the second half of the 2013–14 season. He won the SPFL young player of the month award for February 2014.[10] In April 2014, Stanton signed a four-year contract extension with Hibs.[11]

On 8 January 2016, Stanton signed for Livingston for the remainder of the 2015–16 Scottish Championship season.

Stanton joined Scottish Championship side Dumbarton on a season-long loan on deadline day in August 2016.[12] He scored his first goals for the club in a 2-2 draw with Ayr United in February 2017[13]

Stanton joined Championship team Dundee United on another one-year loan in July 2017.[14]

International[edit]

Stanton was selected for the Scotland national under-19 football team in August 2012.[15] He appeared as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat against Germany.[16] He then scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory against Norway.[17] On 5 March 2014, he made his debut for the Scotland under-21 side in a 2–2 draw against Hungary at Tannadice.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18:37, 5 May 2017 (UTC)[19][20]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hibernian 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 28 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 33 3
2014–15 22 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 28 3
2015–16 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 6 1
Total 57 3 4 2 4 1 5 1 70 7
Cowdenbeath (loan) 2012–13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Livingston (loan) 2015–16 13 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 16 3
Dumbarton (loan) 2016–17 26 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 27 4
Total 98 10 5 2 4 1 8 1 115 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hibs kid Sam Stanton hungry after Ibrox debut". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Hibs youngster Sam Stanton on the verge of breakthrough". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sam Stanton Hibernian Profile". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rangers 4 – 0 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Hardie, David (31 January 2012). "Hibs kid Sam Stanton hungry after Ibrox debut". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Hardie, David (4 September 2012). "Hibs rising star Sam Stanton signs three-year deal". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cowdenbeath bring in trio on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cowdenbeath 1–1 Morton". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Euan on Wonder Goal". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sam Stanton: Hibs midfielder is February's young player of month". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sam Stanton agrees long-term Hibernian deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Findlay, Alan. "SAM STANTON JOINS ON LOAN FROM HIBS". Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Dumbarton 2-2 Ayr United". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Southampton goalkeeper Harry Lewis joins Dundee United on loan". BBC Sport. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "Stanton Earns Scotland Call". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Scotland Under-19s lose 1–0 to Germany". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Scotland U19s come from behind to defeat Norway". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Scottish Football Association. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Scotland U21 2-2 Hungary U21". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Sam Stanton Stats". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  20. ^ Sam Stanton at Soccerbase

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