Gary Mackay-Steven Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2014-15 17 (8) 25 5 1 0 14 (7) 5 3 (1) 0
2013-14 33 (8) 41 10 5 0 27 (8) 7 6 3
2012-13 24 (5) 29 7 3 0 19 (4) 5 5 (1) 2
2011-12 27 (9) 36 5 4 0 24 (7) 4 3 (2) 1
Totals: 101 (30) 27 84 (26) 21 17 (4) 6

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Jan 31st, 2015 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 2 - 1
Jan 21st, 2015 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Jan 12th, 2015 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
Jan 4th, 2015 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 2015 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Jan 12th, 2015 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
Jan 4th, 2015 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 2015 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
Aug 10th, 2014 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Apr 12th, 2014 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jan 12th, 2015 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2 (46')
Jan 4th, 2015 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2 (10')
Jan 1st, 2015 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2 (42')
Jan 1st, 2015 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2 (27')
Aug 10th, 2014 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0 (5')
Apr 12th, 2014 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1 (36')
Mar 9th, 2014 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A) 5 - 0 (49')
Feb 15th, 2014 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2 (10')
Dec 21st, 2013 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0 (69')
Dec 7th, 2013 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 4 - 1 (85')
Nov 29th, 2013 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H) 5 - 2 (84')
Nov 23rd, 2013 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1 (2')
Nov 23rd, 2013 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1 (77')
Sep 15th, 2013 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 4 - 2 (18') p
Aug 24th, 2013 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 4 - 0 (40')
May 11th, 2013 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 1 (90')
Apr 14th, 2013 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 3 - 4 (24')
Mar 3rd, 2013 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1 (35')
Jan 26th, 2013 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 1 (52')
Nov 16th, 2012 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 3 (48')
Nov 11th, 2012 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2 (53')
Nov 4th, 2012 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2 (89')
Apr 28th, 2012 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2 (65')
Mar 24th, 2012 24/03/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0 (73')
Jan 7th, 2012 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A) 6 - 2 (71')
Oct 29th, 2011 29/10/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 4 - 1 (82')
Aug 27th, 2011 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 3 (80')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jan 31st, 2015 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 2 - 1
Jan 24th, 2015 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1 (sub)
Jan 21st, 2015 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Jan 12th, 2015 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
Jan 4th, 2015 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 2015 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
Dec 27th, 2014 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Dec 13th, 2014 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Dec 5th, 2014 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 2 (sub)
Nov 29th, 2014 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Nov 22nd, 2014 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 1
Nov 7th, 2014 07/11/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Oct 29th, 2014 29/10/14 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3
Oct 25th, 2014 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 1
Oct 18th, 2014 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Oct 3rd, 2014 03/10/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Sep 27th, 2014 27/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Sep 24th, 2014 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Sep 21st, 2014 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 1
Sep 13th, 2014 13/09/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 2
Aug 30th, 2014 30/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 0
Aug 23rd, 2014 23/08/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 2 - 1
Aug 16th, 2014 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 6
Aug 13th, 2014 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Aug 10th, 2014 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
May 17th, 2014 17/05/14 Final vs. St Johnstone (N) 0 - 2
May 11th, 2014 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3 (sub)
May 3rd, 2014 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Apr 26th, 2014 26/04/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 1
Apr 19th, 2014 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Apr 12th, 2014 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1
Apr 5th, 2014 05/04/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Mar 29th, 2014 29/03/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Mar 26th, 2014 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Mar 15th, 2014 15/03/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2
Mar 12th, 2014 12/03/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Mar 9th, 2014 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A) 5 - 0
Feb 28th, 2014 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1
Feb 21st, 2014 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Feb 15th, 2014 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2
Feb 9th, 2014 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Feb 1st, 2014 01/02/14 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Jan 18th, 2014 18/01/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 3
Jan 12th, 2014 12/01/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Jan 5th, 2014 05/01/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Jan 1st, 2014 01/01/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Dec 29th, 2013 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Dec 26th, 2013 26/12/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 4
Dec 21st, 2013 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 0
Dec 14th, 2013 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 1
Dec 7th, 2013 07/12/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 4 - 1
Nov 29th, 2013 29/11/13 4th Round vs. Kilmarnock (H) 5 - 2
Nov 23rd, 2013 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1
Nov 9th, 2013 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
Nov 2nd, 2013 02/11/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Oct 29th, 2013 29/10/13 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 2
Oct 26th, 2013 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 0
Oct 19th, 2013 19/10/13 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Oct 5th, 2013 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Sep 28th, 2013 28/09/13 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Sep 15th, 2013 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 4 - 2
Aug 31st, 2013 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 24th, 2013 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 4 - 0
Aug 17th, 2013 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Aug 10th, 2013 10/08/13 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 1
Aug 2nd, 2013 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
May 19th, 2013 19/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 4
May 11th, 2013 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 1
May 4th, 2013 04/05/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 26th, 2013 26/04/13 SPL vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 1
Apr 19th, 2013 19/04/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 3
Apr 14th, 2013 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 3 - 4
Apr 6th, 2013 06/04/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 17th, 2013 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Mar 9th, 2013 09/03/13 SPL vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0
Mar 3rd, 2013 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Feb 27th, 2013 27/02/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 0
Feb 24th, 2013 24/02/13 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Feb 19th, 2013 19/02/13 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Feb 16th, 2013 16/02/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 6
Feb 9th, 2013 09/02/13 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1
Feb 2nd, 2013 02/02/13 5th Round vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 0
Jan 26th, 2013 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 1
Jan 22nd, 2013 22/01/13 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Jan 19th, 2013 19/01/13 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Nov 24th, 2012 24/11/12 SPL vs. Ross County (A) 2 - 1
Nov 16th, 2012 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 3
Nov 11th, 2012 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Nov 7th, 2012 07/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Nov 4th, 2012 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2 (sub)
Oct 31st, 2012 31/10/12 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Aug 25th, 2012 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 3
Aug 9th, 2012 09/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (A) 0 - 5
Aug 5th, 2012 05/08/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 0
Aug 2nd, 2012 02/08/12 3rd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Dynamo Moscow (H) 2 - 2
May 13th, 2012 13/05/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
May 6th, 2012 06/05/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
May 2nd, 2012 02/05/12 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 5
Apr 28th, 2012 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2
Apr 21st, 2012 21/04/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 0
Apr 7th, 2012 07/04/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3
Mar 31st, 2012 31/03/12 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Mar 24th, 2012 24/03/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Mar 17th, 2012 17/03/12 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 11th, 2012 11/03/12 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 4
Mar 5th, 2012 05/03/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 3 - 0
Feb 25th, 2012 25/02/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 0
Feb 21st, 2012 21/02/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 4 - 0
Feb 18th, 2012 18/02/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
Feb 11th, 2012 11/02/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 5 - 1
Feb 5th, 2012 05/02/12 5th Round vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0
Jan 21st, 2012 21/01/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Jan 14th, 2012 14/01/12 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Jan 7th, 2012 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A) 6 - 2
Jan 2nd, 2012 02/01/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Dec 28th, 2011 28/12/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 2
Dec 24th, 2011 24/12/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 1
Dec 17th, 2011 17/12/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Dec 10th, 2011 10/12/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Dec 4th, 2011 04/12/11 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Nov 26th, 2011 26/11/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 0
Nov 19th, 2011 19/11/11 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Nov 5th, 2011 05/11/11 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Oct 29th, 2011 29/10/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 4 - 1 (sub)
Oct 15th, 2011 15/10/11 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3 (sub)
Oct 1st, 2011 01/10/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Sep 20th, 2011 20/09/11 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Aug 27th, 2011 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 3 (sub)
Aug 6th, 2011 06/08/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jul 24th, 2011 24/07/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jul 21st, 2011 21/07/11 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H) 3 - 2 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 84 (26) 21 9 0
SC 12 6 3 0
LC 3 (3) 0 1 0
EUL 2 (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 101 (30) 27

 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 Ross County youth system before moving to Liverpool's academy in 2007. Injury hindered his progress and he took a leave of absence from football for a period before signing a professional contract with Airdrie United in 2010, making the move to Tannadice the following summer.

Regaining fitness, Gary had a fairly quiet start to his United career, before he burst on to the scene early in 2011-12 much to the amazement of opposition teams and the media, as he was wowed crowds with his ball skills. The winger became something of a sensation, with his tricks becoming a feature of his play, displaying tricks with names such as "The Gaz Getaway" and the "GMS Juggle".

Gary became a regular under Peter Houston and by January 2012, he had signed a contract extension tying him to Dundee United until the summer of 2015. His form earned him the SPL Young Player of the Month award in February that year and he was also recognised at Under-21 level for Scotland.

A troublesome injury affected his start to season 2012-13, before returning to full fitness shortly after, earning a call-up to the Scotland senior squad in 2013 and his first cap on November 15th. He continued to feature under new manager Jackie McNamara throughout 2013-14 season, contributing ten goals during the campaign and in May, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone.

In what would prove to be his last season with United, Gary started the 2014-15 season with a goal at Aberdeen before finding himself dropping in and out of the side, battling fitness. He hit a rich run of form at the turn of the year before agreeing a pre-contract with Celtic on January 16, 2015, and eventually moved to them a few weeks later in a joint deal with team mate Stuart Armstrong.

Last updated on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


17

Season:
2011-12

11

Season:
2012-13

11

Season:
2013-14

11

Season:
2014-15





Debut (as sub)

July 21st, 2011
Dundee United 3 - 2 Slask Wroclaw

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

Full Debut

November 5th, 2011
Rangers 3 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 2

Goals: 0

International Debut: November 15th, 2013 v. United States

Having made 3 appearances for the Scotland U21 side Mackay-Steven made the step up to the full international side by being called up for World Cup qualifying games against Wales and Serbia in March 2013. He was an unused sub in the Wales game and was injured for the Serbia game. He was an unused sub in games against Croatia and England before finally winning his 1st cap coming on as a substitute against the USA in a friendly at Hampden in November 2013 replacing ex-United teammate Craig Conway for the last 6 mins.

Click here for a full list of Gary's international appearances


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Gary was born on this date in Thurso.


  • 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


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 2 Slask Wroclaw
    Europa League (2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg)

    A night that started superbly saw United rue missed chances both at home and away when a wonder strike saw our Polish visitors advance to the next round of the Europa League Qualifiers on away goals.


  • 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

    St Johnstone 3 - 3 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Following on from a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Dunfermline Athletic the previous week, Peter Houston’s side were now under pressure to start recording some wins after an indifferent start to the


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Rangers
    Scottish Cup (5th Round)

    Jackie McNamara took over the reins at Tannadice and named an unchanged starting eleven for the visit of Rangers. With only two days to prepare it was perhaps unsurprising to see the same eleven that


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 3 Motherwell
    League (SPL)

    Jackie McNamara made two changes to the starting line-up which had come so close to securing a Scottish Cup Final place - losing their semi-final 4-3 after extra time to Celtic. Brian McLean and Stuar


  • International Debut


    Gary earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against United States.


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 2 Celtic
    League (Premiership)

    The Tangerines had gone into this one in good form, having lost only once in their previous nine league games.But the visitors started brightly and, after popping the ball around at pace in th


  • 100th League Appearance

    Inverness CT 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    Off the field events during the week ensured at least one change would be required by United boss Jackie McNamara for the match with Inverness. Indeed the Manager elected to make no more changes than


  • Last Goal

    Hamilton 2 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    With the wind swirling around New Douglas Park, both sides were looking to claim a victory that would keep them on the tails of league leaders, Aberdeen. This Monday night match was live on TV and the


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Aberdeen
    League Cup (Semi Final)

    United threw in new signing Ryan McGowan for his debut in this New Firm Cup semi-final. The Aussie took up the right back role while Dillon moved to left back and Townsend dropped to the bench. Butche


  • Left the Club