Owen Coyle Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2003-04 - (4) 0 0 0 25.0% 25.0% 50.0%
1996-97 7 (5) 2 0 0 16.7% 33.3% 50.0%
1995-96 24 (10) 9 3 0 52.9% 32.4% 14.7%
Totals: 31 (19) 11


 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
 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 1
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0
 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 29/10/03 3rd Round vs. Livingston (H)  0 - 1
 26/10/03 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 18/10/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 04/10/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 2
 23/11/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 2
 19/10/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 3
 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 17/08/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 0
 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 30/03/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 3
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A)  1 - 1
 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 3
 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N)  0 - 0
 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  3 - 0
 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1


Biography


Owen's senior career started with Dumbarton, where he played alongside his brothers Joe and Tommy, making his first team debut in 1986. He was a prolific goal scorer with them and with Clydebank after his move there in 1988. In March 1990 he signed for Airdrieonians for £175,000 and scored a hat-trick on his debut. Over the next two seasons his goals helped Airdrie to promotion and a Scottish Cup final appearance in 1992, which lead to qualification for the European Cup Winners Cup. His ability to find the net brought a lucrative move in June 1993, when he signed for Bolton Wanderers for £250,000, and he helped them win promotion to the Premiership in 1995. Already an Under-21 and B international, in 1994 he gained his only full international honour when he was capped for the Republic of Ireland.

After initially turning down a move to United, he signed for a reported £400,000 and made a scoring debut against St Johnstone in October 1995. Owen was a regular in the promotion winning side in 1995-96, although often pushed out to a wider role by manager Billy Kirkwood. He scored the crucial winning goal in the play-off against Partick Thistle to secure United's return to the Premier Division. He also collected a League Challenge Cup runners-up medal that season. The arrival of new players limited his appearances in the 1996-97 season and in January 1997 he moved to Motherwell in a swap deal with Jamie Dolan and £75,000.

He left the Lanarkshire side two years later and played for Dunfermline Athletic, where he helped them gain promotion to the SPL in 2000. A loan spell at Ross County was followed by a return to Airdrie before a move to Falkirk saw him become player/manager alongside John Hughes. They won the First Division title that year but were not promoted due to SPL criteria. Owen returned to Tannadice on July 2003 as a player/coach under Ian McCall, but he was unable to command a first team place and went to Airdrie United on loan, before signing in July 2004. He went to St Johnstone as player/manager in 2005, and took charge of Burnley, winning promotion to the English Premiership in 2009. He then moved to Bolton Wanderers in 2010, Wigan Athletic in 2012, and had spells in charge of Houston Dynamo, Blackburn Rovers and Ross County.

Squad Numbers


16

Season:
2003-04





Debut

October 14th, 1995
Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone

League (First Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Owen was born on this date in Paisley.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Owen's senior career started with Dumbarton, where he played alongside his brothers Joe and Tommy, making his first team debut in 1986. He was a prolific goal scorer with them and with Clydebank after his move there in 1988. In March 1990 he signed for Airdrieonians for £175,000 and scored a hat-trick on his debut. Over the next two seasons his goals helped Airdrie to promotion and a Scottish Cup final appearance in 1992, which lead to qualification for the European Cup Winners Cup. His ability to find the net brought a lucrative move in June 1993, when he signed for Bolton Wanderers for £250,000, and he helped them win promotion to the Premiership in 1995. Already an Under-21 and B international, in 1994 he gained his only full international honour when he was capped for the Republic of Ireland.

  • The home debut of Gary McSwegan and Owen Coyle's first appearance after his transfer the day before attracted the highest crowd of the season to Tannadice, but this was a match in which events off the field were to cast a shadow over proceedings. Early on Saints had the better of the exchanges and the United goal survived a major let off in the seventh minute. A cut-back from Twaddle was touched on by John O'Neil, but Ally Maxwell blocked his effort. The ball ran loose to George O'Boyle whose flick was goal-bound until Steven Pressley popped up to clear the ball just as it was on the point of crossing the line.

  • The home debut of Gary McSwegan and Owen Coyle's first appearance after his transfer the day before attracted the highest crowd of the season to Tannadice, but this was a match in which events off the field were to cast a shadow over proceedings. Early on Saints had the better of the exchanges and the United goal survived a major let off in the seventh minute. A cut-back from Twaddle was touched on by John O'Neil, but Ally Maxwell blocked his effort. The ball ran loose to George O'Boyle whose flick was goal-bound until Steven Pressley popped up to clear the ball just as it was on the point of crossing the line.

  • This great cup tie ended with United losing out on penalties, but it was a controversial spot kick which brought Dundee back into the game after United had gone ahead. Dave Bowman for Ray McKinnon was the only change from the side which had lost narrowly at Ibrox and the returning United skipper almost made it a great start for United when he took a return pass to fire in a first time shot which Billy Thomson was to turn round the post. This was to set the pattern for the evening as the ex-United keeper was to continually deny his former club. However, it was a mistake by 'Tommo' which gave United a 20th minute lead. Andy McLaren's flick came back to him off the referee and he jockeyed himself into a shooting position. His ground shot carried no great power, Billy let the ball slip from his grasp and Owen Coyle snapped up the chance from the rebound.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 0 - 1 Livingston