Ryan McGowan Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2015-16 24 24 0 5 0 22 0 2 0
2014-15 17 17 1 5 1 12 1 5 0
Totals: 41 (0) 1 34 (0) 1 7 (0) 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
Jan 15th, 2016 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 4
Jan 2nd, 2016 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Dec 30th, 2015 30/12/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Dec 19th, 2015 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 2
Dec 12th, 2015 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Feb 24th, 2015 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Feb 24th, 2015 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1 (74')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jan 15th, 2016 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 4
Jan 2nd, 2016 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Dec 30th, 2015 30/12/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Dec 19th, 2015 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 2
Dec 12th, 2015 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 1
Dec 5th, 2015 05/12/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Nov 28th, 2015 28/11/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 2
Nov 21st, 2015 21/11/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Nov 7th, 2015 07/11/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Nov 4th, 2015 04/11/15 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
Oct 31st, 2015 31/10/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0
Oct 25th, 2015 25/10/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 5
Oct 18th, 2015 18/10/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Oct 3rd, 2015 03/10/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 3
Sep 26th, 2015 26/09/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 2
Sep 22nd, 2015 22/09/15 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1
Sep 19th, 2015 19/09/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Sep 12th, 2015 12/09/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Aug 29th, 2015 29/08/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 2
Aug 22nd, 2015 22/08/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3
Aug 15th, 2015 15/08/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 4
Aug 11th, 2015 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Aug 8th, 2015 08/08/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Aug 2nd, 2015 02/08/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
May 24th, 2015 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
May 5th, 2015 05/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 2
May 2nd, 2015 02/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Apr 26th, 2015 26/04/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 3
Apr 18th, 2015 18/04/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Apr 11th, 2015 11/04/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 0
Apr 8th, 2015 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 3
Mar 21st, 2015 21/03/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
Mar 18th, 2015 18/03/15 Quarter Final Replay vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Mar 15th, 2015 15/03/15 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Mar 8th, 2015 08/03/15 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Feb 28th, 2015 28/02/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 2
Feb 24th, 2015 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 2015 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Feb 14th, 2015 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 3
Feb 8th, 2015 08/02/15 5th Round vs. Stranraer (A) 3 - 0
Jan 31st, 2015 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 2 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 34 1 8 0
SC 3 0 1 1
LC 4 0 1 0
Totals: 41 (0) 1

 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


Ryan learnt his craft as a youth with Para Hills Knights and the South Australian Sports Institute while growing up in Adelaide. In 2006, he made his professional debut with the Knights before being signed to a deal with Heart of Midlothian. By this time, Ryan had represented Australia at Under 17 and Under 20 level.

He made his debut in Scotland in 2008, playing on loan for a full season at Ayr United and a shorter spell Partick Thistle before holding down a place in the Edinburgh side from 2011 onwards. Ryan played two full seasons at Tynecastle, winning a Scottish Cup winner's medal in 2012 during Hearts' 5-1 defeat of Hibernian, and the club's Young Player of the Year award. Capped at Under 20 level for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt. In January 2013, Hearts accepted an offer of £400,000 for Ryan from Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan, where he won a Chinese FA Cup winner's medal. Now an established International player for the full squad, Ryan represented Australia at the World Cup in Brazil 2014.

Upon the end of his contract in January 2015, Ryan returned to Edinburgh where he trained with Loanhead Parish Church FC, before agreeing a move to Tannadice, signing an eighteen month contract. Ryan's arrival at United, however, coincided with a bad turn in form for the club and through February and March the club went ten games without a win, crashing out of the Scottish Cup and losing the League Cup Final to Celtic, during which Ryan collected a runners-up medal.

Off the field, Ryan remained a positive voice for the Club while form continued to dip and following the departure of Jackie McNamara, he retained his place in the side under new boss Mixu Paatelainen. In January 2016, with United languishing fourteen points adrift at the bottom of the Premiership and five months remaining on his contract, Ryan agreed a return back to China to play with Henan Jianye for a reported fee with £300,000.

Last updated on Monday, October 10th, 2022 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


16

Season:
2014-15

12

Season:
2015-16





Debut

January 31st, 2015
Dundee United 2 - 1 Aberdeen

League Cup (Semi Final)


International Career (Australia)


Caps: 20

Goals: 0

International Debut: August 15th, 2012 v. Scotland


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Ryan was born on this date in Adelaide, Australia.


  • International Debut


    Ryan earned his first International cap for Australia, playing against Scotland.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Aberdeen
    League Cup (Semi Final)

    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. Butche


  • League Debut

    Kilmarnock 3 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    Rankin and Paton came into the midfield for this match as United looked to build on the good Cup win at Stranraer the previous weekend. United would be eager to improve on their last visit to Rugby Pa


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Inverness CT
    League (Premiership)

    United made two changes to the starting eleven for the visit of Inverness. Chris Erskine and Aidan Connolly replacing John Rankin and Henri Anier. John Souttar returned to the squad. Inverness started


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 4 Celtic
    League (Premiership)

    United were dealt a blow prior to the match as Billy Mckay missed out due to being granted compassionate leave. That meant a further shake up to the side with Mixu Paatelainen making five changes to t


  • Left the Club