Tom Cairney

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Not to be confused with Tom Kearney.
Tom Cairney
Tom Cairney 2016.jpg
Cairney playing for Fulham in 2016
Personal information
Full name Thomas Cairney[1]
Date of birth (1991-01-20) 20 January 1991 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 10
Youth career
1998–2007 Leeds United
2007–2009 Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Hull City 70 (2)
2013–2014 Blackburn Rovers (loan) 23 (1)
2014–2015 Blackburn Rovers 53 (7)
2015– Fulham 76 (17)
National team
2009 Scotland U19 2 (0)
2010–2012 Scotland U21 6 (1)
2017– Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:43, 22 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:43, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Thomas Cairney (born 20 January 1991) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club Fulham. Born in England, he has played for Scotland at under-19 and under-21 and senior levels.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire,[1] Cairney was released from the Leeds United youth system at the age of 16 after being told he was too small. He had been with the club since the age of seven.[2]

Hull City[edit]

Hull City gave Cairney a chance when they signed him to a youth contract in 2007.[2] Cairney was named as Hull's Young Player of the Year for the 2008–09 season.[3]

He played for Hull against Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy in Beijing on 31 July 2009. His first team debut came against Southend United in the League Cup on 25 August 2009, when he opened the scoring with a curling long-range effort as Hull won 3–1.[4][5] He went on to make his Premier League debut on 30 January 2010 in a 2–2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[6] On 7 March 2010, Cairney scored his first league goal for Hull in a 5–1 defeat against Everton, an impressive volley from outside the area.[7] Cairney signed a new three-year contract with the club on 31 March 2010.[8][9]

Following Hull's relegation, Cairney made 23 league appearances during the 2010–11 season. He scored one goal, a curling free kick against Norwich City that helped Hull to their first away victory in 30 games.[10]

Cairney made a total of 29 appearances for Hull in the 2011–12 season.[11]

2012–13[edit]

Cairney sustained a serious knee injury in late August 2012, following a reckless tackle by Doncaster's James Husband in a League Cup tie. Steve Bruce later described the challenge as a "horror tackle".[12] After over three months out injured, Cairney returned to fitness in December 2012, appearing on the bench for Hull's away victory over Watford.[13] Cairney made his return the following week at home to Huddersfield coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for teammate Corry Evans.[14]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

Cairney playing for Blackburn Rovers in 2014

On 1 August 2013, Cairney joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until January.[15] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw against Derby County, as a 77th-minute substitute for Alex Marrow.[16] Two days later, Cairney made his full debut for the club in an eventful League Cup clash with Carlisle United, scoring one and providing one assist, before being sent off for the first time in his career after two bookable offences.[17] Cairney equalised for Blackburn in a 5–2 victory over. Barnsley on 24 August, opening his Championship account for the club.[18]

After completing this permanent deal, Cairney scored his second league for Blackburn Rovers, both of them coming against Barnsley. After a successful first half of the season on loan, his move to Blackburn was made permanent on 2 January 2014. Cairney said: "I'm very pleased to sign permanently – that was a goal of mine when I came on loan in August."[19] Cairney rounded off his successful season when fans voted him Player of the Year 2013–14.[20]

Fulham[edit]

Cairney signed for Fulham on 26 June 2015.[21] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on 15 August 2015.[22]

International career[edit]

Cairney, who has a Scottish father and an English mother, played twice for the Scotland national under-19 team in 2009.[23] He continued to be eligible to play for England, and his Hull City captain George Boateng described Cairney as being potentially a "huge asset to the national team of England".[24] Cairney made his debut for the Scotland under-21 side against Sweden on 11 August 2010. He made a total of six appearances for the Scotland under-21s between August 2010 and February 2012.[25]

On 22 March 2017, Cairney made his debut for the Scotland national team, starting in a 1–1 home draw with Canada in a friendly.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Cairney playing for Hull City in 2011
As of match played 18 March 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hull City 2009–10[27] Premier League 11 1 1 0 2 1 14 2
2010–11[28] Championship 22 1 0 0 1 0 23 1
2011–12[11] Championship 27 0 2 1 0 0 29 1
2012–13[29] Championship 10 0 2 1 2 0 14 1
Total 70 2 5 2 5 1 80 5
Blackburn Rovers 2013–14[30] Championship 37 5 2 0 1 1 40 6
2014–15[31] Championship 39 3 5 0 1 0 45 3
Total 76 8 7 0 2 1 85 9
Fulham 2015–16[32] Championship 39 8 1 0 2 0 42 8
2016–17[33] Championship 37 9 3 0 1 0 41 9
Total 76 17 4 0 3 0 83 17
Career total 224 27 16 2 10 2 0 0 250 31

International[edit]

As of match played 22 March 2017[34]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland 2017 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Sports Talk". Hull. 10 February 2010. BBC. BBC Radio Humberside.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  3. ^ "City Record Friendly Victory". Hull City A.F.C. 19 July 2009. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tonight's Teams". Hull City A.F.C. 25 August 2009. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hull 3 – 1 Southend". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Brett, Oliver (30 January 2010). "Hull 2 – 2 Wolverhampton". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 30 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Reekie, Harry (7 March 2010). "Everton 5 – 1 Hull". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Cairney signs Tigers deal". www.skysports.com. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tom Cairney, Player Profile". www.hullcityafc.net. 15 July 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Norwich 0–2 Hull". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hull City boss Steve Bruce angry about 'horror tackle'". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Watford 1–2 Hull". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Hull 2 – 0 Huddersfield". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rovers clinch Cairney deal". Blackburn Rovers Official Website. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Derby 1 Blackburn 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Carlisle 3–3 Blackburn". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Blackburn 5–2 Barnsley". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Double Deal Done!". rovers.co.uk (Blackburn Rovers Official Website). 2 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  20. ^ Wheelock, Paul (3 May 2014). "Tom Cairney named Blackburn Rovers' player of the year". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Tom Cairney: Fulham sign Blackburn midfielder". BBC. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "Fulham 1–2 Brighton". BBC Sport. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Tom Cairney – U19 Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Boateng criticises Brown but admits players also failed". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  25. ^ "Tom Cairney – U21 Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  26. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (22 March 2017). "Scotland 1–1 Canada". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Tom Cairney in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  34. ^ "T. Cairney". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 

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