Scot Gemmill

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Scot Gemmill
Personal information
Full name Scotland Gemmill[1]
Date of birth (1971-01-02) 2 January 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Scotland U21 (head coach)
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1999 Nottingham Forest 245 (21)
1999–2004 Everton 97 (5)
2004 Preston North End 7 (1)
2004–2006 Leicester City 17 (0)
2006 Oxford United 1 (0)
2006–2007 New Zealand Knights 20 (0)
Total 387 (27)
National team
1995–2003 Scotland 26 (1)
Teams managed
2014–2016 Scotland U17
2016– Scotland U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2009.

Scotland "Scot" Gemmill (born 2 January 1971) is a former Scottish footballer and a UEFA A Licensed Coach. He 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 former Scottish international footballer Archie Gemmill, and was born in Paisley.

Club career[edit]

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 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), oversaw a third-place finish in 1995, a run to the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup in 1996, and played under five different managers.[2]

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,[3] and at the start of 2004–05 he ended 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.[4]

International career[edit]

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".[5]

He won 26 caps for Scotland and scored one goal, against Hong Kong 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.

Coaching career[edit]

His first steps in to coaching were as a player/coach under Jim Smith at Oxford United in 2006. He then became player/coach at the New Zealand Knights in the Australian Hyundai A-League.

In March 2014, he was appointed as head coach of the Scotland U17 team for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[6] Gemmill was appointed Scotland U21 head coach in September 2016.[7]

Honours[edit]

Nottingham Forest

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Scotland national team[8]
Year Apps Goals
1995 4 0
1996 2 0
1997 5 0
1998 2 0
1999 2 0
2000
2001 3 0
2002 6 1
2003 2 0
Total 26 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.[9]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 May 2002 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 4–0 4–0 HKSAR Reunification Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grant, Michael (31 March 2002). "Scotland: Scot Gemmill; 'If it was up to my dad I wouldn't be here. He's told me for years not to turn up for Scotland'". Sunday Herald  – via Highbeam (subscription required). Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Preston 1–0 Bradford". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 April 2004. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Rattue, Chris (19 August 2006). "Star Q&A: Scot Gemmill". New Zealand Herald. 
  6. ^ Smith, Andrew (20 March 2014). "Mark Wotte backs Scott Gemmill to flourish". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Scotland U21: Coach Ricky Sbragia makes way for Scot Gemmill". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  8. ^ National Football Teams profile
  9. ^ SFA profile

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