Gary Mackay-Steven Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2014-15 17 (8) 5 1 0 60.0% 16.0% 24.0%
2013-14 33 (8) 10 5 0 46.3% 22.0% 31.7%
2012-13 24 (5) 7 3 0 34.5% 31.0% 34.5%
2011-12 27 (9) 5 4 0 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Totals: 101 (30) 27


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 2 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A) 2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A) 2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 1
 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  3 - 4
 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 3
 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 24/03/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  6 - 2
 29/10/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 1
 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  0 - 2
 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  1 - 1
 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 3
 12/01/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 0
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 1
 04/05/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 26/04/13 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 1
 19/04/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  3 - 4
 06/04/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 09/03/13 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 27/02/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 0
 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 19/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 16/02/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 09/02/13 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 02/02/13 5th Round vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 0
 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 22/01/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 19/01/13 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 24/11/12 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 3
 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/12 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 09/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (A)  0 - 5
 05/08/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 02/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (H)  2 - 2
 13/05/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 06/05/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 02/05/12 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 21/04/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0
 07/04/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 31/03/12 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 24/03/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 17/03/12 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 11/03/12 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 05/03/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 25/02/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 0
 21/02/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 18/02/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 11/02/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 05/02/12 5th Round vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 21/01/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 14/01/12 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  6 - 2
 02/01/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 28/12/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 24/12/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 04/12/11 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 26/11/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 19/11/11 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 05/11/11 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 29/10/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 1
 15/10/11 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 01/10/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 20/09/11 3rd Round vs. Airdrie Utd (A)  2 - 0
 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 06/08/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 24/07/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 21/07/11 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H)  3 - 2


Biography

Gary came through the Ross County youth system before moving to Liverpool's academy in 2007. Injury hindered his progress and he took a leave of absence from football for a period before signing a professional contract with Airdrie United in 2010, making the move to Tannadice the following summer.

Regaining fitness, Gary had a fairly quiet start to his United career, before he burst on to the scene early in 2011-12 much to the amazement of opposition teams and the media, as he was wowed crowds with his ball skills. The winger became something of a sensation, with his tricks becoming a feature of his play, displaying tricks with names such as "The Gaz Getaway" and the "GMS Juggle".

Gary became a regular under Peter Houston and by January 2012, he had signed a contract extension tying him to Dundee United until the summer of 2015. His form earned him the SPL Young Player of the Month award in February that year and he was also recognised at Under-21 level for Scotland.

A troublesome injury affected his start to season 2012-13, before returning to full fitness shortly after, earning a call-up to the Scotland senior squad in 2013 and his first cap on November 15th. He continued to feature under new manager Jackie McNamara throughout 2013-14 season, contributing ten goals during the campaign and in May, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone.

In what would prove to be his last season with United, Gary started the 2014-15 season with a goal at Aberdeen before finding himself dropping in and out of the side, battling fitness. He hit a rich run of form at the turn of the year before agreeing a pre-contract with Celtic on January 16, 2015, and eventually moved to them a few weeks later in a joint deal with team mate Stuart Armstrong.

Debut (as sub)

July 21st, 2011
Dundee United 3 - 2 Slask Wroclaw

Europa League (2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg)

Full Debut

November 5th, 2011
Rangers 3 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Gary was born on this date in Thurso.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Gary came through the Ross County youth system before moving to Liverpool's academy in 2007. Injury hindered his progress and he took a leave of absence from football for a period before signing a professional contract with Airdrie United in 2010, making the move to Tannadice the following summer.

  • A night that started superbly saw United rue missed chances both at home and away when a wonder strike saw our Polish visitors advance to the next round of the Europa League Qualifiers on away goals. The 3-3 aggregate sent the Poles through to the Europa League third qualifying round on away goals. Over 11,000 fans packed into Tannadice, including 2,000 Poles for this tie.

  • Following on from a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Dunfermline Athletic the previous week, Peter Houston’s side were now under pressure to start recording some wins after an indifferent start to the season. Up next was a trip to Perth and the United manager made two changes to his starting line-up for the first Tayside Derby of the new season. With Jon Daly ruled out through injury Houston gave a starting debut to new signing Lauri Dalla Valle: a Finnish Under-21 striker on loan from Fulham. Houston also gave young midfielder Stuart Armstrong a place in the starting eleven with Scott Robertson dropping to the bench.

  • With the wind swirling around New Douglas Park, both sides were looking to claim a victory that would keep them on the tails of league leaders, Aberdeen. This Monday night match was live on TV and there were a number of scouts in the stand keeping tabs on the young talent on show for both sides. Accies were playing their first game without Alex Neil in charge following his move to Norwich City.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 2 - 1 Aberdeen

    United threw in new signing Ryan McGowan for his debut in this New Firm Cup semi-final. The Aussie took up the right back role while Dillon moved to left back and Townsend dropped to the bench. Butcher partnered Paton in the sitting roles and Telfer was rewarded for his two goals against Motherwell with a start in the front four.