Ryan McGowan Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2015-16 24 0 5 0 12.5% 16.7% 70.8%
2014-15 17 1 5 1 29.4% 11.8% 58.8%
Totals: 41 (0) 1


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 4
 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
 30/12/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 2
 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 1

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

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 24/02/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1

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


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.

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