Gary Mackay-Steven Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2014-15 17 (8) 5 1 0 60.0% 16.0% 24.0%
2013-14 33 (8) 10 5 0 46.3% 22.0% 31.7%
2012-13 24 (5) 7 3 0 34.5% 31.0% 34.5%
2011-12 27 (9) 5 4 0 50.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Totals: 101 (30) 27


 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
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 2 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 6 - 2
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  2 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee (H)  6 - 2
 10/08/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 0
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N)  3 - 1
 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A)  5 - 0
 15/02/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 2
 21/12/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 0
 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
 23/11/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H)  4 - 1
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 24/08/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  4 - 0
 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 1
 14/04/13 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  3 - 4
 03/03/13 Quarter Final vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 26/01/13 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 16/11/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 3
 11/11/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 28/04/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 2
 24/03/12 SPL vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 0
 07/01/12 4th Round vs. Airdrie (A)  6 - 2
 29/10/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  4 - 1
 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 31/01/15 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 1
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  3 - 2
 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
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 05/12/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 2
 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 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
 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
 29/12/13 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 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
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 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
 02/08/13 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 0
 19/05/13 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 11/05/13 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 1
 04/05/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 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
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 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
 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
 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 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
 15/10/11 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 01/10/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 3
 20/09/11 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 06/08/11 SPL vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 24/07/11 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 21/07/11 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H)  3 - 2


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.

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