Gavin Gunning Player Profile


  • Full Name: Gavin Jude Gunning
  • Born: January 29th, 1991 (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: August 12th, 2011
  • First Manager: Peter Houston
  • Career Totals: 119 appearances, 10 goals
  • Also Played For: Billericay Town, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Chesterfield, Forest Green Rovers, Greenock Morton, Grimsby Town, Motherwell, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Rotherham United, Solihull Moors, Tranmere Rovers


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2015-16 20 20 0 4 0 19 0 1 0
2013-14 32 (1) 33 4 7 1 26 (1) 3 6 1
2012-13 31 31 3 3 0 25 3 6 0
2011-12 33 (2) 35 3 2 0 29 (2) 2 4 1
Totals: 116 (3) 10 99 (3) 8 17 (0) 2

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 9th, 2016 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 2
Apr 5th, 2016 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Apr 2nd, 2016 02/04/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Mar 20th, 2016 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Mar 11th, 2016 11/03/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
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
Jan 2nd, 2013 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2
Dec 26th, 2012 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Mar 9th, 2014 09/03/14 Quarter Final vs. Inverness CT (A) 5 - 0 (36') p
Feb 28th, 2014 28/02/14 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1 (56')
Feb 21st, 2014 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1 (47')
Feb 21st, 2014 21/02/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1 (41')
Jan 2nd, 2013 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2 (20')
Dec 26th, 2012 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1 (2')
Aug 19th, 2012 19/08/12 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0 (14')
Feb 25th, 2012 25/02/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 0 (85')
Feb 5th, 2012 05/02/12 5th Round vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0 (16')
Aug 27th, 2011 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 3 (83')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 9th, 2016 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 0 - 2
Apr 5th, 2016 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Apr 2nd, 2016 02/04/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Mar 20th, 2016 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Mar 11th, 2016 11/03/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2
Mar 2nd, 2016 02/03/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Feb 27th, 2016 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 3 - 0
Feb 20th, 2016 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Feb 16th, 2016 16/02/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3
Feb 13th, 2016 13/02/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 0
Feb 6th, 2016 06/02/16 5th Round vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Jan 23rd, 2016 23/01/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 5 - 1
Jan 15th, 2016 15/01/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 4
Jan 2nd, 2016 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Dec 30th, 2015 30/12/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Dec 19th, 2015 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 2
Dec 12th, 2015 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Partick Th (H) 0 - 1
Dec 5th, 2015 05/12/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Nov 28th, 2015 28/11/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 2
Nov 21st, 2015 21/11/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
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
May 6th, 2014 06/05/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
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
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
Mar 21st, 2014 21/03/14 Premiership vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
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
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 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
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
Oct 5th, 2013 05/10/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Sep 25th, 2013 25/09/13 3rd Round vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1
Aug 31st, 2013 31/08/13 Premiership vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 17th, 2013 17/08/13 Premiership vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
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
Jan 2nd, 2013 02/01/13 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 2
Dec 30th, 2012 30/12/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 4
Dec 26th, 2012 26/12/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 2012 23/12/12 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Dec 15th, 2012 15/12/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 4 - 4
Dec 9th, 2012 09/12/12 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 0
Dec 1st, 2012 01/12/12 4th Round vs. Stranraer (A) 5 - 0
Nov 27th, 2012 27/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 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
Nov 7th, 2012 07/11/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Nov 4th, 2012 04/11/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
Oct 31st, 2012 31/10/12 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Oct 27th, 2012 27/10/12 SPL vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Oct 20th, 2012 20/10/12 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Sep 29th, 2012 29/09/12 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 4
Sep 25th, 2012 25/09/12 3rd Round vs. QOS (A) 1 - 0
Sep 22nd, 2012 22/09/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 3
Sep 14th, 2012 14/09/12 SPL vs. Ross County (H) 0 - 0
Sep 1st, 2012 01/09/12 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Aug 25th, 2012 25/08/12 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 3
Aug 19th, 2012 19/08/12 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
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 6th, 2012 06/05/12 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
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 (sub)
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
Oct 25th, 2011 25/10/11 4th Round vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 2
Oct 22nd, 2011 22/10/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0
Oct 15th, 2011 15/10/11 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3
Oct 1st, 2011 01/10/11 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 3
Sep 24th, 2011 24/09/11 SPL vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 3
Sep 20th, 2011 20/09/11 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 0
Sep 17th, 2011 17/09/11 SPL vs. Inverness CT (H) 3 - 1
Sep 10th, 2011 10/09/11 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Aug 27th, 2011 27/08/11 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 3
Aug 20th, 2011 20/08/11 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
Aug 13th, 2011 13/08/11 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 5 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 99 (3) 8 12 1
SC 9 2 3 0
LC 6 0 1 0
EUL 2 0 0 0
Totals: 116 (3) 10

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


Biography


As a youth player with St Josephs Boys Club and Crumlin Utd, Gavin signed for Blackburn Rovers as a youth player in 2006. Prior to that, he had also played Gaelic Football for Naomh Olaf! He spent periods on loan at Tranmere Rovers, Rotherham United, Bury and Motherwell, during which he became an Under-21 international for Ireland. He eventually left Blackburn to sign for United on a three-year contract in 2011.

Gavin became an instant hit with the United fans and a regular in Peter Houston's starting eleven as a tall, commanding centre-half. He remained a fixture in Houston's United team until the arrival of new manager Jackie McNamara, when a bad knee injury forced him onto the sidelines.

He re-established himself in the starting lineup a few months into the 2013-14 season and in May, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone. In June 2014, Gavin left the Club following the expiry of his contract.

After signing a season long deal at Birmingham City, Gavin's new move ended in disaster as he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in his first game. Unsurprisingly, his contract was not renewed and the following season he signed for Oldham on a short term deal. Out of contract after his Boundary Park spell, Gavin returned to Tannadice as Mixu Paatelainen's first signing, agreeing a deal until the end of the 2015-16 season.

His second United tenure ultimately ended prematurely and in a cloud of controversy after bizarrely picking the ball up and leaving the field of play during a 2-0 defeat to Inverness CT. His contract was terminated on April 12, 2016.

Last updated on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


18

Season:
2011-12

5

Season:
2012-13

5

Season:
2013-14

19

Season:
2015-16





Debut (as sub)

August 13th, 2011
Celtic 5 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)

Full Debut

August 20th, 2011
Dundee United 0 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

League (SPL)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Gavin was born on this date in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Celtic 5 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Three matches into the 2011/12 SPL season and United already had five points on the board: a decent start but up next was a daunting visit to Parkhead. Peter Houston made only one change to his United


  • 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

    Motherwell 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    United travelled to Fir Park for the re-arranged game following the first attempt to play the game having being thwarted by a power cut. Unbeaten in their last three games after the dramatic draw agai


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 St Johnstone
    League (SPL)

    For the visit of St Johnstone to Tannadice on Boxing Day, Peter Houston stuck with the same side which had disappointingly lost 2-1 to Hearts at Tynecastle at the weekend.The game could not ha


  • Last Goal

    Inverness CT 0 - 5 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (Quarter Final)

    United turned out an expert performance this afternoon to reach the Scottish Cup semi final with a dominant 5-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, sending their large and very noisy travelling sup


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 St Johnstone
    League (Premiership)

    Referee Craig Thomson got the game underway after an impeccably observed minute’s silence in memory of those who were affected by the recent terror attacks in Paris. Manager Mixu Paateleinan brought


  • 100th League Appearance

    St Johnstone 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premiership)

    United made two changes to the side that drew with Dundee a fortnight ago. Kyle Knoyle and Guy Demel replaced Paul Dixon and Blair Spittal for this match at McDiarmid Park. Former United player, Danny


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 2 Inverness CT
    League (Premiership)

    Mixu Paatelainen named the same starting 11 which narrowly lost to Partick Thistle in midweek with the sole change coming on the subs bench with Coll Donaldson coming in for Mark Durnan.In a c


  • Left the Club