Ziggy Gordon

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Ziggy Gordon
Personal information
Full name Zygmunt Ian Gordon
Date of birth (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 25)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Pogoń Siedlce
Number 2
Youth career
Anniesland
2003–2011 Hamilton Academical
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Hamilton Academical 138 (5)
2016–2017 Partick Thistle 14 (0)
2017–2018 Jagiellonia Białystok 11 (0)
2018– Pogoń Siedlce 12 (0)
National team
2011 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:13, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:20, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Zygmunt Ian "Ziggy" Gordon (born 23 April 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Polish club Pogoń Siedlce, as a fullback.

He has previously played in his native Scotland for Hamilton Academical and Partick Thistle, and in Poland for Jagiellonia Białystok.

Club career[edit]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

Gordon made his professional debut for Hamilton Academical on 1 February 2011, in a 0–2 defeat against St Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League.[1] He signed a new two-year contract extension in April 2012.[2] Before the start of the 2012–13 season, Gordon stated his determination to become a first-team regular.[3] In November 2012, Gordon stated that he believed the club's position in the league table was not merited by their recent performances,[4] while in January 2013 he stated that recent results were not a reflection of recent performances.[5] In February 2013 he stated that the club's upcoming "hectic" game schedule was not concerning.[6] On 5 March 2013, in a league game against Morton, Gordon scored his first goal for the club.[7] Gordon was awarded the 'Man of the Match' award for his performance in that game.[8] Gordon later commented that he hoped his goal, and the victory, would spur the team onto a good run of form in the league.[9] Gordon was named Hamilton's Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season.[10] Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Gordon talked about the importance of home advantage in the forthcoming campaign.[11] He signed a new two-year contract extension in February 2014.[12]

In April 2014 he was selected to the 2013–14 Championship PFA Scotland Team of the Year, alongside Hamilton teammates Anthony Andreu and Ali Crawford.[13]

In January 2015 the club rejected a transfer bid for Gordon from Polish club Jagiellonia Białystok.[14]

In May 2016 it was announced that Gordon would leave the club at the end of the season.[15]

Partick Thistle[edit]

Gordon signed for Partick Thistle in July 2016.[16]

Jagiellonia Białystok[edit]

Gordon signed Jagiellonia Białystok in January 2017.[17] He left the Ekstraklasa club in January 2018 as his contract was mutually terminated.[18]

Pogoń Siedlce[edit]

Gordon signed for Pogoń Siedlce in February 2018.[19]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut for Scotland U19 in May 2011.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Gordon is of Polish descent. His mother Barbara's family hail from Kraków, meaning he is also eligible to represent Poland at international level.[21][22]

In May 2017 he criticised coaching standards in Scottish football, stating that Polish coaches were far advanced.[23] His claims were dismissed by Scottish coaches Ian McCall and Tam McManus.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 31 August 2017
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamilton Academical 2010–11[25] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[26] 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2012–13[27] 32 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 36 1
2013–14[28] 34 2 1 0 3 0 5 0 43 2
2014–15[29] 24 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 29 0
2015–16[30] 38 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 2
Total 138 5 5 0 11 0 6 0 160 5
Partick Thistle 2016–17[31] 14 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 19 0
Jagiellonia Białystok 2016–17[32] 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2017–18[32] 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Pogoń Siedlce 2017–18[32] 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 175 5 6 0 16 0 6 0 203 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Johnstone 2 – 0 Hamilton". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Two more re-sign". Hamilton Academical F.C. 
  3. ^ Andrew McGilvray (21 June 2012). "Accies defender hopes to become a regular this season". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  4. ^ Andrew McGilvray (8 November 2012). "Ziggy: We're In A False Position". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  5. ^ Andrew McGilvray (31 January 2013). "Ziggy: We got what we deserved". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  6. ^ Andrew McGilvray (14 February 2013). "Ziggy: We'll take 'hectic' schedule in our stride". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  7. ^ Andrew McGilvray (7 March 2013). "Ziggy wonder strike stuns leaders". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  8. ^ "Accies 2 Morton 1". Hamilton Academical F.C. 5 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Andrew McGilvray (7 March 2013). "Ziggy: Let's go on a run". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  10. ^ "@acciesfc Twitter Player of the Year". Hamilton Academical F.C. 6 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Andrew McGilvray (30 May 2013). "Ziggy Gordon: Turn NDP into a fortress". Hamilton Advertiser. 
  12. ^ "Ziggy signs Contract Extension". Hamilton Academical F.C. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Falkirk and Rangers dominate team of the year voting". BBC Sport. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Ziggy Gordon: Hamilton reject bid from Jagiellonia Bialystok". BBC Sport. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Ziggy Gordon: Hamilton full-back to move on in the summer". BBC Sport. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "Ziggy Gordon signs for Partick Thistle after Hamilton Accies exit". BBC Sport. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  17. ^ Jonathan Sutherland (26 January 2017). "Ziggy Gordon: Partick Thistle defender signs for Jagiellonia Bialystok". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Former Partick Thistle and Hamilton star Ziggy Gordon insists he has no regrets following his stint in Poland". The Scottish sun. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  19. ^ http://mkppogonsiedlce.pl/?p=24352
  20. ^ "Profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  21. ^ Gareth Law (29 September 2012). "Gettin' Ziggy With It". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  22. ^ Maciej Wąsowski (31 May 2016). "Miłośnik polskich kreskówek. Ziggy, czyli Zygmunt blisko Jagi". Przegląd Sportowy. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Ziggy Gordon: 'Scottish coaches have so much to learn from Poland'". BBC Sport. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  24. ^ "Ian McCall & Tam McManus reject claims about poor Scottish coaching". BBC Sport. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  32. ^ a b c Ziggy Gordon at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2018.