Gary McSwegan Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1998-99 6 (1) 7 4 1 0 5 3 1 (1) 1
1997-98 21 (21) 42 17 7 0 17 (14) 5 4 (7) 12
1996-97 17 (22) 39 9 2 0 15 (17) 7 2 (5) 2
1995-96 24 (7) 31 17 2 1 20 (7) 17 4 0
Totals: 68 (51) 47 57 (38) 32 11 (13) 15

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Sep 12th, 1998 12/09/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Aug 8th, 1998 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2
Feb 21st, 1998 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0 (23')
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (27')
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2 (63')
Aug 8th, 1998 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2 (24')
Feb 21st, 1998 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2 (80')
Feb 21st, 1998 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2 (40')
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2 (84')
Nov 15th, 1997 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1 (77')
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1 (90')
Oct 18th, 1997 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0 (77')
Sep 9th, 1997 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0 (96')
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1 (92')
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2 (78')
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2 (31')
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2 (21')
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0 (65')
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0 (24')
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0 (8')
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0 (77')
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0 (72')
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0 (46')
May 3rd, 1997 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0 (72')
Feb 1st, 1997 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0 (88')
Jan 25th, 1997 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 0 (82')
Dec 26th, 1996 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0 (35')
Sep 28th, 1996 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0 (67')
Sep 21st, 1996 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 3 (2')
Sep 14th, 1996 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (88')
Sep 3rd, 1996 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (110')
Aug 10th, 1996 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1 (5')
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1 (43')
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1 (41')
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1 (8')
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1 (5')
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0 (54')
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0 (42')
Mar 16th, 1996 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (30')
Mar 2nd, 1996 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1 (14')
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0 (30')
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2 (23')
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1 (75')
Jan 13th, 1996 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1 (24')
Jan 13th, 1996 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1 (7')
Dec 16th, 1995 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1 (17')
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0 (90')
Oct 28th, 1995 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1 (90')
Oct 21st, 1995 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0 (47')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Sep 12th, 1998 12/09/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Aug 19th, 1998 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Aug 8th, 1998 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2
May 9th, 1998 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1998 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Apr 18th, 1998 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 11th, 1998 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Apr 7th, 1998 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
Mar 28th, 1998 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Mar 21st, 1998 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Feb 24th, 1998 24/02/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 1998 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2 (sub)
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Jan 31st, 1998 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 1998 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1998 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Dec 20th, 1997 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Dec 13th, 1997 13/12/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Dec 9th, 1997 09/12/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Dec 6th, 1997 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Nov 30th, 1997 30/11/97 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3 (sub)
Nov 22nd, 1997 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Nov 15th, 1997 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0 (sub)
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Oct 25th, 1997 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Oct 18th, 1997 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Oct 4th, 1997 04/10/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3 (sub)
Sep 27th, 1997 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Sep 13th, 1997 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1997 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Aug 30th, 1997 30/08/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Aug 26th, 1997 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H) 1 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1997 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 5 (sub)
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Aug 17th, 1997 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Aug 12th, 1997 12/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Trabzonspor (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2
Aug 2nd, 1997 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0 (sub)
May 10th, 1997 10/05/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
May 7th, 1997 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
May 3rd, 1997 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Apr 19th, 1997 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Apr 14th, 1997 14/04/97 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 0 (sub)
Apr 5th, 1997 05/04/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Mar 22nd, 1997 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Mar 15th, 1997 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Mar 12th, 1997 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Mar 8th, 1997 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1 (sub)
Mar 1st, 1997 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Feb 25th, 1997 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2 (sub)
Feb 16th, 1997 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Feb 8th, 1997 08/02/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 1997 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Jan 25th, 1997 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1 (sub)
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Dec 28th, 1996 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 26th, 1996 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Dec 21st, 1996 21/12/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Dec 14th, 1996 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Dec 10th, 1996 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1996 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0 (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
Sep 14th, 1996 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
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
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
May 12th, 1996 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
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 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 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
Jan 13th, 1996 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Jan 9th, 1996 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Dec 30th, 1995 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2
Dec 26th, 1995 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 1
Dec 16th, 1995 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
Dec 9th, 1995 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0 (sub)
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 (sub)
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
Oct 7th, 1995 07/10/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 57 (38) 32 8 1
SC 4 (7) 2 3 0
LC 4 (4) 7 1 0
UEFA 2 (2) 6 0 0
LCC 1 0 0 0
Totals: 68 (51) 47

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


Biography


Gary came through the youth ranks with Rangers, making his first team debut in ????, but his first team opportunities were limited during his seven years with the Glasgow club. Remembered at Ibrox for scoring against Marseille in the 1992-93 Champions League, he moved on to Notts County in the summer of 1993 for £400,000.

He scored fifteen goals in his first season at Meadow Lane, including a hat-trick against Derby County, and although the 1994-95 season saw the club relegated, Gary scored twice in a famous 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the League Cup.

Linked with United at the end of the 1994-95 season, he eventually arrived at Tannadice on October in a £350,000 move, becoming Billy Kirkwood's seventh signing in a bid to regain the Club's top-flight status after relegation. He made his debut the next day in an ill-fated trip to Dumbarton and collected a runners up medal in the League Challenge Cup final against Stenhousemuir in November. However, his 17 goals that season, including four in one game against Dumbarton, went a long way to helping United gain promotion back to the Premier Division at the first time of asking. Gary was a regular in the line-ups over the next two years, forming a prolific front-line with Kjell Olofsson and Robbie Winters. He netted a hat-trick in both legs of the UEFA Cup qualifying matches against CE Principat in July 1997, and a further hat-trick against Queen of the South in the League Cup. He collected a League Cup runners-up medal in November 1997 after United lost to Celtic.

When his three-year deal at Tannadice ended in October 1998, he joined Hearts where his form saw him gain international recognition, making his Scotland debut against Bosnia and Hezegovina in October 1999, with Gary scoring against Lithuania four days later in his only other appearance. He later had spells on loan with Barnsley and Luton Town before joining Kilmarnock in June 2002. After two years at Rugby Park, he spent time with Ross County, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Peterhead and Clyde before retiring in 2009.

Last updated on Sunday, March 10th, 2024 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


12

Season:
1998-99





Debut

October 7th, 1995
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Dundee United

League (First Division)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 2

Goals: 1

International Debut: October 5th, 1999 v. Bosnia & Herzegovina


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Gary was born on this date in Glasgow.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dumbarton 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (First Division)

    A game which looked like being a formality in the opening twenty minutes or so ended in chaos as Dumbarton hit us with a late suckerpunch in a United performance which deteriorated as the game progres


  • First Goal

    Hamilton 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (First Division)

    With Grant Johnson having recovered from the knock he picked up against St Johnstone, it was an unchanged United side who faced bottom of the table, Hamilton Accies. As you'd expect, United ex


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 0 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    United s biggest win of the season to date enabled them to leap-frog Aberdeen into fourth place. Robbie Winters opened the scoring after Walker directed the ball to him after slipping as he took a goa


  • 50th League Appearance

    Kilmarnock 2 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    It isn't often that both managers agree that the wrong side won, but both Tommy Mclean and Bobby Williamson were in agreement. The home side struggling to avoid the drop had a better start when Mauric


  • 100th Appearance

    Hearts 2 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    It was a case of deja vu as we again played well only to lose. Between both of Colin Cameron's goals, both of which fell in the preventable category, we dominated the match, but lack of that cu


  • Last Appearance

  • Last Goal

  • Left the Club


  • International Debut


    Gary earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against Bosnia & Herzegovina.