Owen Coyle Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2003-04 - (4) 4 0 0 0 - (3) 0 - (1) 0
1996-97 7 (5) 12 2 0 0 6 (4) 0 1 (1) 2
1995-96 24 (10) 34 9 3 0 20 (10) 6 4 3
Totals: 31 (19) 11 26 (17) 6 5 (2) 5

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 12th, 1996 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Sep 28th, 1996 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 7th, 1996 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Sep 3rd, 1996 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1996 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Sep 3rd, 1996 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Aug 13th, 1996 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 1
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0
Mar 10th, 1996 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Sep 3rd, 1996 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (20')
Aug 13th, 1996 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 1 (80')
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1 (115')
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0 (86')
Mar 10th, 1996 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2 (28')
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0 (60')
Feb 14th, 1996 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1 (45')
Feb 14th, 1996 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1 (32') p
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0 (78')
Oct 28th, 1995 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1 (40')
Oct 14th, 1995 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1 (44')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 29th, 2003 29/10/03 3rd Round vs. Livingston (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Oct 26th, 2003 26/10/03 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 18th, 2003 18/10/03 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 4th, 2003 04/10/03 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Nov 23rd, 1996 23/11/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Oct 19th, 1996 19/10/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 12th, 1996 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Sep 28th, 1996 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1996 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 3 (sub)
Sep 14th, 1996 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Sep 7th, 1996 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Sep 3rd, 1996 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1996 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Aug 17th, 1996 17/08/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
Aug 13th, 1996 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Aug 10th, 1996 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
May 12th, 1996 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
May 4th, 1996 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2
Apr 27th, 1996 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1996 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 0
Apr 13th, 1996 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1
Mar 30th, 1996 30/03/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0
Mar 16th, 1996 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Mar 10th, 1996 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Mar 2nd, 1996 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 17th, 1996 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Feb 14th, 1996 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1996 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Jan 13th, 1996 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Jan 9th, 1996 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Jan 6th, 1996 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 1
Dec 30th, 1995 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2 (sub)
Dec 26th, 1995 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Dec 16th, 1995 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Dec 9th, 1995 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0
Nov 25th, 1995 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Nov 18th, 1995 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3
Nov 11th, 1995 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1995 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N) 0 - 0
Oct 31st, 1995 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Oct 28th, 1995 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1
Oct 21st, 1995 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0
Oct 14th, 1995 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 26 (17) 6 2 0
SC 3 3 1 0
LC 1 (2) 2 0 0
LCC 1 0 0 0
Totals: 31 (19) 11

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


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.

Last updated on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 by B Orr.

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


    After initially turning down a move to United, he signed from Bolton Wanderers for a reported £400,000 a couple of months into the 1995-96 season.


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone
    League (First Division)

    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


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone
    League (First Division)

    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


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Dundee
    League Cup (3rd Round)

    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


  • Left the Club


    Midway through the 1997-98 season, Owen was transferred to Motherwell in a swap deal with Jamie Dolan plus a fee of £75,000.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Owen returned to Tannadice on July 2003 as a player/coach under manager Ian McCall.


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Livingston
    League Cup (3rd Round)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Livingston
    League Cup (3rd Round)


  • Left the Club


    Following a spell on loan at Airdire United, Owen left United to join the North Lanarkshire club on a permanent basis.