|Full name||Scot Gemmill|
|Date of birth||2 January 1971|
|Place of birth||Paisley, Scotland|
|Scotland U21 (head coach)|
|2004||→ Preston North End (loan)||7||(1)|
|2006–2007||New Zealand Knights||20||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Scot Gemmill (born 2 January 1971) is a Scottish football player and coach, who is currently the manager of the Scotland under-21 team. He played as a midfielder for Nottingham Forest, Everton, Preston North End, Leicester City, Oxford United, New Zealand Knights and Scotland. He is the son of Scottish former international footballer Archie Gemmill.
Gemmill started his career at Nottingham Forest as an apprentice on leaving school in the summer of 1987 and two years later he was given a professional contract by manager Brian Clough, who then gave him his first team debut on 30 March 1991 in a 3–1 defeat by Wimbledon at Plough Lane.
Gemmill established himself as a regular player in 1991–92, when he scored eight goals in 39 league games and also helped Forest win the ZDS Cup (scoring twice in the final including the winner) as well as finish runners-up in the Football League Cup. He remained a regular first team player until he was sold to Everton for £250,000 on 25 March 1999. During his 12 years at the City Ground he was involved in two promotion winning teams (1994 and 1998), three relegated teams (1993, 1997 and 1999), was part of a third-place finish in 1995, a run to the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup in 1996, and played under five different managers.
By the end of the 2002–03 season, he had played 97 Premier League games for Everton but his first team chances had become increasingly limited since David Moyes replaced Walter Smith as manager in March 2002. He did not make a single league appearances for the Toffees in the 2003–04 season, during which he spent seven games on loan at Preston North End and scored once against Bradford.
At the start of 2004–05 he ended a spell of more than five years at Goodison Park when he signed for Leicester City on a free transfer. He played 17 games in two years at the Walkers Stadium before a one-game spell at Oxford United, before he finished his career with a one-year spell at the New Zealand Knights; where he was a marquee player.
Gemmill was part of the Scotland squads for the 1996 European Championships and 1998 World Cup but failed to make an appearance in either, a situation he described for the latter as "bittersweet" and "heartbreaking".
He won 26 caps for Scotland and scored one goal, against a Hong Kong League XI in a Reunification Cup match in 2002. Gemmill played his last game for Scotland in April 2003, in a 2–0 home friendly defeat to Austria, as a half-time substitute.
|Scotland national team|
- Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
|1.||23 May 2002||Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong||Hong Kong League XI||4–0||4–0||HKSAR Reunification Cup|
- Full Members Cup winners: 1992
- Football League First Division champions: 1997–98
- Football League Cup: Runner-up 1992
- "Scot Gemmill". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
- Scotland U21 player Scot Gemmill, FitbaStats
- Scotland B player Scot Gemmill, FitbaStats
- "Preston 1–0 Bradford". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 April 2004. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- "Knights stars face cream of the Bay". Hawke's Bay Today. NZ Herald. 15 June 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
- Rattue, Chris (19 August 2006). "Star Q&A: Scot Gemmill". New Zealand Herald.
- Smith, Andrew (20 March 2014). "Mark Wotte backs Scott Gemmill to flourish". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Scotland U21: Coach Ricky Sbragia makes way for Scot Gemmill". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- National Football Teams profile
- SFA profile