Stuart Bannigan

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Stuart Bannigan
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Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Bishopbriggs, Scotland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Partick Thistle
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Partick Thistle 178 (10)
2010–2011Ayr United (loan) 17 (4)
National team
2013 Scotland U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16/5/19 (UTC)

Stuart Bannigan (born 17 September 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who captains Scottish Championship club Partick Thistle. A product of Partick Thistle's youth setup, Bannigan played his first professional season on loan at the then Scottish Second Division side Ayr United. He has also played for the Scotland U21 national team.

Career[edit]

Partick Thistle[edit]

Bannigan made his first team debut as a substitute on 24 July 2010 against Clyde in the Scottish Challenge Cup.[1] Going on to make his league debut for Partick Thistle from the start on 11 September 2010 against Stirling in the Scottish First Division.[2] He made one more appearance[3] before being sent out on loan.

On 4 November 2010 Bannigan joined Scottish Second Division side Ayr United on a one-month loan deal.[4] He made his debut against Dumbarton on 13 November 2010.[5] After only 5 games his loan was extended until the end of the season.[6] Bannigan made 24 Appearances scoring 4 goals to help Ayr gain promotion to the Scottish First Division via the play-offs.[7] Following his loan spell at Ayr United, Bannigan would be often used in first team ins and out in the 2011–12 season. After the last game of last season in which he scored his first thistle goal in against Hamilton Academical, which the results was 2–2.[8]

In the 2012–13 season, Bannigan was on a high and scored his first goal of the season against Queens Park at Hampden Park in a 5–4 thriller, in the second round of the Scottish Challenge Cup. Just a week later, on 25 August 2012, Bannigan set up a goal for Kris Doolan before scoring the goal for himself, in a 3–0 win over Dumbarton.[9] In a match against Falkirk, on 27 October 2012, Bannigan suffered a leg injury in the first half and was substituted. Forty-eight-hour later, Bannigan revealed he passed his driving test.[10] Though it was serious at first, Bannigan managed to escape the injury, which he describe it as "relieved".[11] Soon after, on 24 November 2012, Bannigan scored his second league goal of the season, in a 2–0 win over Livingston.[12] Then, the next game, on 15 December 2012, Bannigan scored his third goal of the season, in a 3–2 win over Raith Rovers.[13] Bannigan won the club's young player of the year for 2012/13.[14] He was substituted during the extra-time period of the 2013 Scottish Challenge Cup Final, which Thistle lost to Queen of the South. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Bannigan was named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year.[15] He signed a new two-year contract at Thistle in June 2013.[16]

In September 2013, Bannigan was awarded the Scottish Premiership Young Player award.[17] On 14 May 2014, Bannigan signed a new two-year deal with the Jags.[18] Bannigan made his 100th league appearance for Partick Thistle against Hamilton Academical at Firhill Stadium on 23 August 2014.

Bannigan decided to leave Partick Thistle at the end of his contract in May 2016, having rejected their offer of a new deal.[19] However, on the 27th June 2016, Bannigan reversed his decision to leave Firhill, and committed to Partick Thistle for a further two years.[20] As of the 2018-19 season, Bannigan became the new Club Captain, as Kris Doolan returned to his role as Vice-Captain, having stood in for Abdul Osman for the previous season. In late 2018, Bannigan signed an 18-month extension to remain at Partick Thistle until 2020.

International career[edit]

Bannigan, along with teammate Stephen O'Donnell, was called up by Billy Stark for the Scotland U21 squad.[21] Bannigan played his first match international debut, in a 1–1 draw against Greece U21.[22] He was also called up for an under-21 match against England.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 May 2019 [23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Partick Thistle 2010–11[24] First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 4 0
2011–12[25] 14 1 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 18 1
2012–13[26] 33 3 1 0 2 0 5[a] 1 41 4
2013–14[27] Premiership 33 0 0 0 2 0 35 0
2014–15[28] 36 3 2 0 3 0 41 3
2015–16[29] 26 1 2 0 0 0 28 1
2016–17[30] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[31] 6 0 0 0 6 0 12 0
2018-19[32] Championship 28 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 29 1
Total 178 10 10 0 14 0 8 1 208 10
Ayr United (loan) 2010–11[24] Second Division 17 4 4 1 0 0 4[b] 0 25 5
Career total 195 14 14 1 14 0 12 1 233 15
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in the First Division play-offs

Honours[edit]

Partick Thistle
2012–13
January 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partick V Clyde". Partick Thistle. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Partick Thistle 1–2 Stirling Albion". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Partick Thistle 1–0 Cowdenbeath". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Opportunity knocks for loan-kid Stu". Evening Times. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Dumbarton V Ayr". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Bannigan Loan Extended". Partick Thistle. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Ayr United seal promotion to the First Division". Stv. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Hamilton 2–2 Partick Thistle". BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Partick Thistle 3–0 Dumbarton". BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Partick Thistle ace passes driving test 48 hours after 'leg-breaking' tackle". Daily Record. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Partick Thistle Ace Stuart Bannigan Relieved To Avoid Serious Injury After Shock Challenge". The Glaswgian. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Partick Thistle 2 Livingston 0: Jags produce inspired second-half performance to stay top". Daily Record. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Partick Thistle 3 Raith Rovers 2: Jackie McNamara far from happy despite win". Daily Record. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Player of the Year Awards". Partick Thistle F.C. 5 May 2013. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Partick Thistle Boss Alan Archibald Set To Retire From First Team Playing Duties As Jags Head For SPL". The Glaswegian. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Partick Thistle: Stuart Bannigan signs new contract". BBC Sport. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Butcher voted Manager of Month". SPFL.co.uk. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Stuart Bannigan Signs Contract Extension". Partick Thistle FC. 14 May 2014.
  19. ^ "Partick Thistle: Danny Seaborne and Stuart Bannigan among six departures". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  20. ^ http://ptfc.co.uk/news/2016-2017/june_2016/stuart_bannigan_signs_extension
  21. ^ "Partick Thistle duo included in Scotland Under-21 squad". Daily Record. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  22. ^ "Greece Under-21 1 Scotland Under-21 1: Scots fight back from a goal down to earn a draw". Daily Record. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  23. ^ Stuart Bannigan at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  32. ^ "Games played by Stuart Bannigan in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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