Gary Bollan Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2003-04 1 (1) 2 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 - -
2002-03 13 13 0 3 0 13 0 - -
1994-95 6 (2) 8 0 3 0 5 (2) 0 1 0
1993-94 15 (3) 18 0 3 0 10 (2) 0 5 (1) 0
1992-93 13 (3) 16 3 4 1 12 (3) 3 1 0
1991-92 10 (3) 13 1 1 0 8 (2) 1 2 (1) 0
1990-91 1 (1) 2 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 - -
1989-90 - - - - - - - - -
Totals: 59 (13) 4 50 (11) 4 9 (2) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Aug 23rd, 2003 23/08/03 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 3
May 24th, 2003 24/05/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
May 17th, 2003 17/05/03 SPL vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 0
May 10th, 2003 10/05/03 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 2 - 1
May 3rd, 2003 03/05/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 20th, 1993 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 0
Apr 17th, 1993 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 0
Nov 21st, 1992 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Sep 28th, 1991 28/09/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 20th, 1993 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 0 (63')
Apr 17th, 1993 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 0 (28')
Nov 21st, 1992 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1 (28')
Sep 28th, 1991 28/09/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (39')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Aug 23rd, 2003 23/08/03 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 3
Aug 9th, 2003 09/08/03 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
May 24th, 2003 24/05/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
May 17th, 2003 17/05/03 SPL vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 0
May 10th, 2003 10/05/03 SPL vs. Livingston (A) 2 - 1
May 3rd, 2003 03/05/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 2
Apr 13th, 2003 13/04/03 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 4
Apr 5th, 2003 05/04/03 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Mar 15th, 2003 15/03/03 SPL vs. Livingston (H) 0 - 1
Mar 9th, 2003 09/03/03 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Mar 1st, 2003 01/03/03 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Feb 16th, 2003 16/02/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 3
Feb 9th, 2003 09/02/03 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Feb 1st, 2003 01/02/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Jan 29th, 2003 29/01/03 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1995 02/01/95 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Dec 26th, 1994 26/12/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
Dec 4th, 1994 04/12/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 3
Nov 26th, 1994 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
Oct 8th, 1994 08/10/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Oct 1st, 1994 01/10/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Aug 16th, 1994 16/08/94 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Aug 13th, 1994 13/08/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 5 (sub)
May 14th, 1994 14/05/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 3 (sub)
May 7th, 1994 07/05/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Apr 26th, 1994 26/04/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 3
Apr 23rd, 1994 23/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Apr 12th, 1994 12/04/94 Semi Final Rep. vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 0
Apr 5th, 1994 05/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Sep 21st, 1993 21/09/93 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N) 0 - 1
Sep 18th, 1993 18/09/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Sep 15th, 1993 15/09/93 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Brøndby (A) 0 - 2
Sep 11th, 1993 11/09/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Sep 4th, 1993 04/09/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 1
Aug 31st, 1993 31/08/93 Quarter Final vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 3
Aug 28th, 1993 28/08/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Aug 24th, 1993 24/08/93 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Aug 21st, 1993 21/08/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Aug 14th, 1993 14/08/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Aug 10th, 1993 10/08/93 2nd Round vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Aug 7th, 1993 07/08/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
May 8th, 1993 08/05/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
May 1st, 1993 01/05/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 1
Apr 20th, 1993 20/04/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 0
Apr 17th, 1993 17/04/93 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 0
Feb 7th, 1993 07/02/93 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Feb 2nd, 1993 02/02/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Jan 30th, 1993 30/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Jan 23rd, 1993 23/01/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Jan 2nd, 1993 02/01/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Dec 1st, 1992 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Nov 21st, 1992 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Nov 11th, 1992 11/11/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Nov 7th, 1992 07/11/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Oct 24th, 1992 24/10/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Aug 5th, 1992 05/08/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 0
Aug 1st, 1992 01/08/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1992 22/02/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Jan 26th, 1992 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 6 - 0 (sub)
Jan 18th, 1992 18/01/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Oct 12th, 1991 12/10/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 4
Oct 8th, 1991 08/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 0 - 0
Oct 5th, 1991 05/10/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 0 (sub)
Sep 28th, 1991 28/09/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Sep 21st, 1991 21/09/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Sep 14th, 1991 14/09/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1
Sep 7th, 1991 07/09/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Sep 3rd, 1991 03/09/91 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Aug 31st, 1991 31/08/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Aug 27th, 1991 27/08/91 3rd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 24th, 1991 24/04/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 50 (11) 4 12 1
SC 2 (1) 0 2 0
LC 6 (1) 0 0 0
UEFA 1 0 0 0
Totals: 59 (13) 4

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Gary signed on an 'S' form from Fairmuir Boys Club and progressed through the youth programme. A Scotland youth, he came to the public’s attention when he played in the 1989 Under-16 World Cup final against Saudi Arabia, and went on to play as a Scotland Under-21. He was also a twice winner of BP Youth Cup with United.

He was playing reserve team football by 1989-90 and made his first team debut as a substitute in a friendly against an Australian Olympic XI in August 1990. His competitive debut was as a substitute against Rangers in April 1991 aged 18, and made frequent appearances in each of the next five seasons. A solid, attacking full-back, he scored twice against Dundee at Dens Park during the 1992-93 season, in a 3-1 win in November and then again in a 4-0 victory in April. In 1994, after playing in the semi-final replay against Aberdeen at Hampden, he collected a Scottish Cup winner’s medal as an unused substitute in the final against Rangers, as the Club won the trophy for the first time.

During the 1994-95 season, Gary was involved in a contract dispute with the club, and in January 1995 he was transferred to Rangers along with Alex Cleland in a deal reported at £750,000. In three years with the Ibrox club he rarely made the starting eleven and spent October 1997 on loan to Wolves. In February 1998 he moved to St Johnstone, where he spent three years, collecting a League Cup runners up medal. A move to First Division champions Livingston followed in 2001, and when he played for them in the UEFA Cup, it meant that he had made appearances for four different Scottish clubs in European competition. Gary returned to United in January 2003 just before the arrival of Ian McCall as manager, and over the next year he made only 15 appearances, and left to join Motherwell in January 2004. He later had spells with Clyde, Brechin City and Carnoustie Panmure before retiring.

In 2007 he took up a Youth coaching position with Clyde, and became manager of Livingston in 2009, leading them to two successful promotions after their demotion to the Third Division. Following his controversial dismissal in 2012, he had managerial spells at Airdrieonians, Forfar Athletic and Cowdenbeath.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


6

Season:
2002-03

6

Season:
2003-04





Debut (as sub)

April 24th, 1991
Rangers 1 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

May 4th, 1991
Dundee United 2 - 1 Heart of Midlothian

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Gary was born on this date in Dundee.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Rangers 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Because of BSkyB transmission our visit to Ibrox was brought forward to the Wednesday evening. It was a much changed United lineup with Dave Narey, Gijs Steinmann and Alex Cleland all returning to dut


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    Naturally, the main interest centred round the first appearance of Argentinian striker Victor Ferreyra. His introduction to Scottish Football was typical. In the first minute he controlled the ball on


  • Last Goal

    Dundee 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The final derby of the season turned out to be one of the most one-sided for years and culminated in us equalling our biggest wins of the season. The Tangerines stamped their authority on this game fr


  • 50th Appearance

    Hibernian 5 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The build up to the new season hadn't been ideal as Manager Ivan Golac had to make his team selection minus seven first team regulars. Unfortunately events on the park were about to follow suit! Withi


  • Left the Club


  • 50th League Appearance

    Aberdeen 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Charlie Miller was suspended, and Andy Tod lined up in attack as the surprise choice alongside Billy Dodds. Paul Gallacher retained the goalkeeper’s jersey. Aberdeen made five changes from the side th


  • Last Appearance

    Hearts 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Ian McCall made changes to the United line-up in a bid to find the first points of the season. Some changes were enforced whilst others were made in a bid to find the winning formula. Particularly in