Scott McDonald Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2017-18 37 (5) 42 16 7 0 35 (3) 16 2 (2) 0
Totals: 37 (5) 16 35 (3) 16 2 (2) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 11th, 2018 11/05/18 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
May 7th, 2018 07/05/18 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 3
May 4th, 2018 04/05/18 Premiership Playoff Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
May 1st, 2018 01/05/18 Premiership Playoff Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 0
Apr 28th, 2018 28/04/18 Championship vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
May 4th, 2018 04/05/18 Premiership Playoff Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Apr 28th, 2018 28/04/18 Championship vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0
Apr 17th, 2018 17/04/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (A) 5 - 0
Apr 7th, 2018 07/04/18 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 3
Mar 24th, 2018 24/03/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
May 4th, 2018 04/05/18 Premiership Playoff Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1 (57')
Apr 28th, 2018 28/04/18 Championship vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0 (85')
Apr 17th, 2018 17/04/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (A) 5 - 0 (79')
Apr 17th, 2018 17/04/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (A) 5 - 0 (51')
Apr 7th, 2018 07/04/18 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 3 (70')
Mar 24th, 2018 24/03/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (55')
Mar 20th, 2018 20/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (H) 2 - 3 (68')
Jan 2nd, 2018 02/01/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (H) 4 - 1 (49')
Jan 2nd, 2018 02/01/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (H) 4 - 1 (1')
Dec 23rd, 2017 23/12/17 Championship vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0 (37')
Nov 25th, 2017 25/11/17 Championship vs. Brechin City (A) 1 - 1 (29')
Nov 19th, 2017 19/11/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0 (21')
Sep 30th, 2017 30/09/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1 (43')
Sep 23rd, 2017 23/09/17 Championship vs. Morton (H) 2 - 1 (83')
Aug 19th, 2017 19/08/17 Championship vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 0 (80')
Aug 12th, 2017 12/08/17 Championship vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1 (18')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 11th, 2018 11/05/18 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
May 7th, 2018 07/05/18 Premiership Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 3
May 4th, 2018 04/05/18 Premiership Playoff Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
May 1st, 2018 01/05/18 Premiership Playoff Quarter Final 1st Leg vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 0
Apr 28th, 2018 28/04/18 Championship vs. Livingston (H) 2 - 0
Apr 21st, 2018 21/04/18 Championship vs. QOS (A) 0 - 3
Apr 17th, 2018 17/04/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (A) 5 - 0 (sub)
Apr 14th, 2018 14/04/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Apr 7th, 2018 07/04/18 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 3
Apr 3rd, 2018 03/04/18 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H) 2 - 0
Mar 31st, 2018 31/03/18 Championship vs. Morton (A) 1 - 1
Mar 27th, 2018 27/03/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 1
Mar 24th, 2018 24/03/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Mar 20th, 2018 20/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (H) 2 - 3
Mar 17th, 2018 17/03/18 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Mar 13th, 2018 13/03/18 Championship vs. QOS (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Feb 23rd, 2018 23/02/18 Championship vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 2
Feb 11th, 2018 11/02/18 5th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 4 (sub)
Jan 27th, 2018 27/01/18 Championship vs. Morton (H) 0 - 3
Jan 20th, 2018 20/01/18 4th Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 2 - 0
Jan 13th, 2018 13/01/18 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 0
Jan 6th, 2018 06/01/18 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 6
Jan 2nd, 2018 02/01/18 Championship vs. Brechin City (H) 4 - 1
Dec 29th, 2017 29/12/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 2
Dec 23rd, 2017 23/12/17 Championship vs. Livingston (H) 3 - 0
Dec 9th, 2017 09/12/17 Championship vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0
Dec 2nd, 2017 02/12/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Nov 25th, 2017 25/11/17 Championship vs. Brechin City (A) 1 - 1
Nov 19th, 2017 19/11/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0
Nov 4th, 2017 04/11/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Oct 28th, 2017 28/10/17 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 0
Oct 21st, 2017 21/10/17 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 2
Oct 14th, 2017 14/10/17 Championship vs. Livingston (A) 0 - 2
Sep 30th, 2017 30/09/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 2017 23/09/17 Championship vs. Morton (H) 2 - 1
Sep 16th, 2017 16/09/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 0 - 0
Sep 9th, 2017 09/09/17 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H) 1 - 1
Aug 26th, 2017 26/08/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 3
Aug 19th, 2017 19/08/17 Championship vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 0
Aug 12th, 2017 12/08/17 Championship vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1
Aug 9th, 2017 09/08/17 2nd Round vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Jul 30th, 2017 30/07/17 Group C vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 35 (3) 16 7 0
SC 1 (1) 0 0 0
LC 1 (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 37 (5) 16

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


Biography


Born to a Scottish family in Australia, McDonald grew up in Melbourne, beginning his career at Doveton before joining Cranbourne Comets. Going out on loan to Gippsland Falcons, he made his first-team debut aged just fifteen. At 16, he decided to go to Europe to further his career, and was picked up by Southampton in late 1999 after impressing for Australia at U17 level. He made his Saints debut against Brighton in September 2001, and went on to make to Premiership appearances against Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, before falling out of favour in October 2001 following the arrival of new boss Gordon Strachan. After loan spells with Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth during the 2002/03 season, he was released by Southampton in the summer of 2003.

After a short spell with Wimbledon, at 20 years old he arrived in Scotland for a trial at Tannadice but failed to win a contract and instead signed for Motherwell in January 2004, scoring on his debut against St Johnstone. He quickly became a regular in the Motherwell side, helping them finish in the top 6 in the 2004/05 SPL, and played a huge role in the title race that season, scoring two late goals against Celtic on the final day. McDonald continued his prolific goalscoring form the following two campaigns, becoming a fan favourite at Fir Park, and won his first international cap for Australia, playing against Bahrain in February 2006.

His form encouraged Celtic to make a move in March 2007, and he joined the Glasgow club for the start of the 2007/08 season. He finished the season as the SPL's top scorer, with his goals helping Celtic win the league, and grabbed Champions League goals against Spartak Moscow and AC Milan. He continued his impressive run of form in 2008/09, again finishing as Celtic's top scorer, and was in double figures halfway through the 2009/10 season when a move back to England saw him rejoin Strachan, now with Middlesborough.

Scott performed reasonably during his three and a half seasons with Boro, scoring regularly as the club attempted to win promotion to the Premiership. He continued to appear for the Australian national side, just missing out on a place in their 2010 World Cup squad, and went on to make 26 appearances for his country. He left the Riverside stadium in July 2013, and spent just short of two years with Millwall before returning to Fir Park in February 2015 for a second spell at Motherwell, and played a huge part in the club retaining its SPFL Premiership status at the end of that season, and a top six finish in the 2015/16 season.

When his contract at Motherwell ended, it looked like Scott would be returning to Australia, however at the end of July 2017 he signed a one year deal at Tannadice.

Last updated on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


8

Season:
2017-18





Debut (as sub)

July 30th, 2017
Dundee 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Group C)

Full Debut

August 9th, 2017
Dundee 2 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (2nd Round)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Scott was born on this date in Melbourne, Australia.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League Cup (Group C)

    United entered their final BetFred Cup group game against Dundee at Dens Park knowing that, assuming they did not suffer an eight-goal defeat, they were already through to the next round. Dundee knew


  • League Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 QOS
    League (Championship)

    For their first home league game of the season, Dundee United made three changes from the midweek defat at Dens Park, with Jamie Robson, Stewart Murdoch and James Keatings replacing Jordie Briels, Lew


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 QOS
    League (Championship)

    For their first home league game of the season, Dundee United made three changes from the midweek defat at Dens Park, with Jamie Robson, Stewart Murdoch and James Keatings replacing Jordie Briels, Lew


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Dunfermline
    League (Premiership Playoff Quarter Final 2nd Leg)

    United successfully progressed to the Premiership playoffs after a hard fought 2-1 victory at Tannadice against a tough Dunfermline Athletic team.There were two changes to the United starting


  • Last Appearance

    Livingston 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg)

    United’s season ended in disappointment as a 1-1 draw at the Tony Macaroni Arena was insufficient to overturn the first leg deficit to Livingston. The aggregate defeat consigned United to a third year


  • Left the Club