Ryan Gauld Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Ryan Gauld
  • Born: December 16th, 1995 (Aberdeen)
  • Height: 5' 5
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: June 30th, 2011
  • First Manager: Peter Houston
  • Career Totals: 50 appearances, 9 goals
  • Also Played For: Rio Ave, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Vitoria Setubal


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2013-14 26 (12) 8 1 0 50.0% 23.7% 26.3%
2012-13 6 (5) 1 0 0 18.2% 27.3% 54.5%
2011-12 - (1) 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Totals: 32 (18) 9


 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
 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 01/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 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
 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 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
 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
 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
 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
 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Thistle (H)  4 - 1
 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 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
 01/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 22/09/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 14/09/12 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 13/05/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0


Biography

Starting at a young age with Brechin City Boys Club, Ryan came up through the Youth system at Tannadice, and was part of the Under 15s team that won the Aberdeen International Football Festival in 2008. He played regularly at Youth and Under-19 levels before he began creating and scoring regularly for the Under-20s, and was also rewarded with call ups to the Scotland Under-17 and Under-19 Scotland squads, still only at the age of 16.

In the final match of the 2011-12 season under manager Peter Houston, Ryan was given a place on the bench against Motherwell at Fir Park, where he came on late to make his first team debut, and impressed many during the few minutes he was on the pitch. During the summer he was involved with the first team squad during their pre-season matches against Dundee, Everton and Raith Rovers, and came off the bench again in September against Ross County at Tannadice, earning much praise for his display. Still starring regularly for the Under-20s side, he signed a contract extension along with childhood friend John Souttar in January 2013.

Under new manager Jackie McNamara, Ryan was handed further opportunities in the United first team, and in season 2013-14, became a regular in the first team. His performances attracted the attention of the media and several well known clubs, even rumoured to have been watched by scouts from Real Madrid, Roma and Manchester United - all at the age of only 17. In December that season, Ryan agreed a contract extension securing his future at the Club until 31 May 2017.

He was recognised by the SPFL as the Young Player of the Month for November in 2013 and was nominated alongside eventual winner Andy Robertson for the SPFA Young Player of the Year award in May the following year. That month, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone as a substitute.

On 1 July 2014, United accepted a bid from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. The undisclosed fee, believed to be around £2.2m, was accepted and by midnight Ryan was a Sporting player, becoming the youngest ever million plus pound player produced by a Scottish team.

Debut (as sub)

May 13th, 2012
Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee United

League (SPL)

Full Debut

April 1st, 2013
St Johnstone 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Ryan was born on this date in Aberdeen.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Starting at a young age with Brechin City Boys Club, Ryan came up through the Youth system at Tannadice, and was part of the Under 15s team that won the Aberdeen International Football Festival in 2008. He played regularly at Youth and Under-19 levels before he began creating and scoring regularly for the Under-20s, and was also rewarded with call ups to the Scotland Under-17 and Under-19 Scotland squads, still only at the age of 16.

  • United’s last game of the season was a visit to Fir Park to face Motherwell who had beaten Peter Houston’s side to third place in the league and subsequently a Champions League qualifier with second placed Rangers banned from Europe having entered administration earlier in the year. Houston made four changes to his starting line-up from the impressive 1-0 win over Celtic at Tannadice the previous week. Gavin Gunning and Robbie Nielson dropped out altogether with injuries whilst Willo Flood and Gary Mackay-Steven were demoted to the bench. In came Keith Watson, Stuart Armstrong, Danny Swanson and Johnny Russell. It was a day of emotion at Fir Park with players on both sides playing their last matches for their respective clubs. Motherwell skipper Stephen Craigan received a tremendous reception as he led the home side out for the last time after making 367 appearances for the club over the course of two spells at Fir Park. For United it was farewell to three heroes who had lifted the Scottish Cup in 2010 with Dusan Pernis, Scott Robertson and Danny Swanson all moving onto pastures new.

  • The home side made three changes from the side which had beat Kilmarnock 2-0 at McDiarmid Park 22 days previously: David McCracken, Callum Davidson and Nigel Hasselbaink were replaced by Frazer Wright, Tam Scobbie and Gregory Tade. United also made three changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Dundee at Tannadice. Gary Mackay-Steven was out through injury whilst Richie Ryan and Rory Boulding dropped to the bench. Their replacements were Willo Flood, returning from suspension, Michael Gardyne, scorer of the equaliser in the derby, and young Ryan Gauld making his first start for Dundee United at the tender age of 17.

  • Manager Jackie McNamara brought young playmaker Ryan Gauld back into his starting line-up, with striker Brian Graham dropping onto the bench despite scoring in the previous two matches. Gary Mackay-Steven, who missed last Friday’s 2-1 win away to Hearts with an illness, was only able to claim a place on the bench.

  • Huge disappointment for the largest ever gathering of Arabs as United slumped to a 2-0 defeat to this seasons bogey team, St. Johnstone. Few would have argued with Manager Jackie McNamara's team selection ahead of this game. The United boss probably had three key team selection decisions to make and for that he preferred Watson to Wilson, Dow to Gauld and Dillon to Souttar. Otherwise the side was along familiar lines. There was a great atmosphere in Celtic Park, the venue for this cup final due to the Hampden redevelopment for this years Commonwealth games.