John Rankin Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2015-16 40 (1) 2 6 0 26.8% 19.5% 53.7%
2014-15 34 (1) 2 6 0 37.1% 17.1% 45.7%
2013-14 43 2 5 0 51.2% 20.9% 27.9%
2012-13 43 2 6 1 34.9% 32.6% 32.6%
2011-12 45 5 5 0 44.4% 26.7% 28.9%
Totals: 205 (2) 13


 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
 14/05/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
 10/05/16 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 3
 06/05/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 5 - 1
 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 2
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 6
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 1
 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 2
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 20/10/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 21/04/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0
 05/03/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 21/02/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 14/01/12 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A)  6 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 14/05/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 10/05/16 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 3
 06/05/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 2
 24/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 3
 16/04/16 Semi Final vs. Hibernian (N)  0 - 0
 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 2
 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 02/04/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 11/03/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 05/03/16 Quarter Final vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 02/03/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 16/02/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 3
 13/02/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0
 06/02/16 5th Round vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 1
 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 4
 09/01/16 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 0
 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
 29/08/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 2
 15/08/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 4
 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 02/08/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 3
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 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
 08/04/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 3
 04/04/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 2
 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
 21/02/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 21/12/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 0
 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 1
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 1
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 6
 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  0 - 2
 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 2
 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 3
 12/01/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 4
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  4 - 1
 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H)  5 - 2
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 0
 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 22/09/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 1
 26/04/13 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 1
 19/04/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  3 - 4
 06/04/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 09/03/13 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 27/02/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 0
 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 19/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 16/02/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 09/02/13 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 1
 02/02/13 5th Round vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 0
 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 22/01/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 19/01/13 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 30/12/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 4
 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 23/12/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 15/12/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  4 - 4
 09/12/12 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 0
 01/12/12 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A)  5 - 0
 27/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 24/11/12 SPL vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 1
 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 3
 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/12 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 27/10/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 20/10/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/09/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 4
 25/09/12 3rd Round vs. QOS (A)  1 - 0
 22/09/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 14/09/12 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 01/09/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 19/08/12 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 09/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (A)  0 - 5
 05/08/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 02/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (H)  2 - 2
 13/05/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 06/05/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 02/05/12 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 21/04/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 0
 07/04/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 31/03/12 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 0
 24/03/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 17/03/12 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 11/03/12 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 05/03/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 0
 25/02/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 0
 21/02/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 18/02/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 0
 11/02/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  5 - 1
 05/02/12 5th Round vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 21/01/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 14/01/12 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A)  6 - 2
 02/01/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 28/12/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 24/12/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 17/12/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 04/12/11 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 26/11/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 19/11/11 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 05/11/11 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 29/10/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 1
 25/10/11 4th Round vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 2
 22/10/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 0
 15/10/11 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 01/10/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 24/09/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 20/09/11 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 17/09/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H)  3 - 1
 10/09/11 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 20/08/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 13/08/11 SPL vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 5
 06/08/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 31/07/11 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 0
 24/07/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 21/07/11 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H)  3 - 2
 14/07/11 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (A)  0 - 1


Biography


Well known as a former Manchester United youth, John actually had a spell with United as a fourteen year old before moving to Old Trafford. Following his spell down south, he signed for Ross County, where he played his first professional game and became a regular. He later moved across the Kessock Bridge to Inverness Caledonian Thistle and then Hibernian before arriving at Tannadice. Scoring goals at every club he played for, his form brought him International recognition in 2006, and he was called up to the Scotland B team for a friendly match against Turkey B at the Caledonian Stadium where John made an appearance from the subs bench in a 3-2 defeat.

He signed for United under freedom of contract in 2011. Under manager Peter Houston, John became an ever present player during his first season as a dependable and hard working midfielder. His form continued into the 2012-13 season and under new manager Jackie McNamara he retained his place in the side.

The arrival of Paul Paton for the 2013-14 saw John form a formidable midfield partnership with the former Patrick Thistle man, and together they represented United in the Scottish Cup Final in May, earning a runners-up medal. At the end of the season he was named as the Club's Player of the Season.

Squad Numbers


11

Season:
2011-12

8

Season:
2012-13

8

Season:
2013-14

8

Season:
2014-15

8

Season:
2015-16





Debut

July 14th, 2011
Slask Wroclaw 1 - 0 Dundee United

Europa League (2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    John was born on this date in Bellshill.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Drogheda Utd 1 - 2 Dundee United
    Friendly

    United kicked off the 2011-12 season with victory over League of Ireland team Drogheda United FC at Hunky Dory Park in the first pre season game of the Irish trip. Goals from Johnny Russell and David


  • First Team Debut

    Slask Wroclaw 1 - 0 Dundee United
    Europa League (2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg)

    United played good, tidy football in this tough away leg and will feel a little disappointed to be going to Tannadice a goal down.The fact the goal came when the end of the game was in sight m


  • League Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Kilmarnock
    League (SPL)

    Despite a 3-2 midweek win against Polish side ?l?sk Wroc?aw, United exited European competition on the away goals rule having lost the first leg of their Europa League second qualifying round tie 1-0


  • First Goal

    Airdrie Utd 2 - 6 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (4th Round)

    United matched their hosts by lining up in 4-4-2 formation, with Johnny Russell partnering Jon Daly up front. The starting eleven showed two changes from the side that faced Aberdeen with Willo Flood


  • First League Goal

    Celtic 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Matching up with the home side’s 4-4-2 formation, manager Peter Houston made only one change to the starting eleven that won so convincingly at Airdrie the previous week: with Neilson returning at rig


  • 50th Appearance

    Kilmarnock 3 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    With Johnny Russell’s red card from the Dundee Derby downgraded to a yellow, Gary Mackay-Steven for Michael Gardyne was the only change from the side that won last Sunday’s derby as United looked to e


  • 50th League Appearance

    Hibernian 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Peter Houston made only one change from the side that started against Motherwell in midweek as Mark Millar was chosen ahead of Richie Ryan in midfield. Gary Mackay-Steven again occupied a place on the


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 0 St Mirren
    League (Premiership)

    t was a much changed United side for the visit of St Mirren with Manager Jackie McNamara making four changes to the team that started against Aberdeen. Mark Wilson, John Souttar, Gary Mackay-Steven an


  • 100th League Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 2 St Mirren
    League (Premiership)

    United made three changes from the side that lost to St Johnstone on Wednesday night as Manager Jackie McNamara attempting to find the winning formula again.However, it was an awful start for


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 5 - 1 Kilmarnock
    League (Premiership)

    A healthy crowd of almost eight thousand saw United’s best performance of the season as they scored four first half goals, without reply, to blow Kilmarnock away.The game kicked off at a rapid


  • 200th Appearance

    Partick Th 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    It was a blistering start to the match for United; inside the opening minutes the players looked well up for the match chasing down every possible ball. The intensity and pressure eventually proved wo


  • Last Appearance

    Kilmarnock 2 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United kicked off at Rugby Park with recently appointed manager Ray McKinnon sitting in the stands, and caretaker boss Gordon Young taking charge for one last time for the final League game of a very


  • Left the Club