Ryan Gauld Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Ryan Gauld
  • Born: December 16th, 1995 (Aberdeen)
  • Height: 5' 5
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: June 30th, 2011
  • First Manager: Peter Houston
  • Career Totals: 50 appearances, 9 goals
  • Also Played For: Rio Ave, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Vitoria Setubal


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2013-14 26 (12) 8 1 0 50.0% 23.7% 26.3%
2012-13 6 (5) 1 0 0 18.2% 27.3% 54.5%
2011-12 - (1) 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Totals: 32 (18) 9


 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
 11/05/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
 03/05/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
 19/04/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
 12/04/14 Semi Final vs. Rangers (N) 3 - 1
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H) 2 - 1
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 26/03/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 09/02/14 5th Round vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 14/12/13 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 1
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 09/11/13 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 0
 26/10/13 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 15/09/13 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  4 - 2
 28/08/13 2nd Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 2
 01/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 01/04/13 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 17/03/13 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 22/09/12 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 14/09/12 SPL vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 13/05/12 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0


Biography


Starting at a young age with Brechin City Boys Club, Ryan came up through the Youth system at Tannadice, and was part of the Under 15s team that won the Aberdeen International Football Festival in 2008. He played regularly at Youth and Under-19 levels before he began creating and scoring regularly for the Under-20s, and was also rewarded with call ups to the Scotland Under-17 and Under-19 Scotland squads, still only at the age of 16.

In the final match of the 2011-12 season under manager Peter Houston, Ryan was given a place on the bench against Motherwell at Fir Park, where he came on late to make his first team debut, and impressed many during the few minutes he was on the pitch. During the summer he was involved with the first team squad during their pre-season matches against Dundee, Everton and Raith Rovers, and came off the bench again in September against Ross County at Tannadice, earning much praise for his display. Still starring regularly for the Under-20s side, he signed a contract extension along with childhood friend John Souttar in January 2013.

Under new manager Jackie McNamara, Ryan was handed further opportunities in the United first team, and in season 2013-14, became a regular in the first team. His performances attracted the attention of the media and several well known clubs, even rumoured to have been watched by scouts from Real Madrid, Roma and Manchester United - all at the age of only 17. In December that season, Ryan agreed a contract extension securing his future at the Club until 31 May 2017.

He was recognised by the SPFL as the Young Player of the Month for November in 2013 and was nominated alongside eventual winner Andy Robertson for the SPFA Young Player of the Year award in May the following year. That month, he collected a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final against St Johnstone as a substitute.

On 1 July 2014, United accepted a bid from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. The undisclosed fee, believed to be around £2.2m, was accepted and by midnight Ryan was a Sporting player, becoming the youngest ever million plus pound player produced by a Scottish team.

Squad Numbers


46

Season:
2011-12

38

Season:
2012-13

19

Season:
2013-14





Debut (as sub)

May 13th, 2012
Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee United

League (SPL)

Full Debut

April 1st, 2013
St Johnstone 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (SPL)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Ryan was born on this date in Aberdeen.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Res/Dev)

  • First Non-Competitive Goal

    Hearts U19 4 - 2 Dundee United
    SPL Under 19 League


  • First Team Debut

    Motherwell 0 - 2 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    United’s last game of the season was a visit to Fir Park to face Motherwell who had beaten Peter Houston’s side to third place in the league and subsequently a Champions League qualifier with second p


  • First Goal

    St Johnstone 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    The home side made three changes from the side which had beat Kilmarnock 2-0 at McDiarmid Park 22 days previously: David McCracken, Callum Davidson and Nigel Hasselbaink were replaced by Frazer Wright


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Inverness CT
    League (Premiership)

    Manager Jackie McNamara brought young playmaker Ryan Gauld back into his starting line-up, with striker Brian Graham dropping onto the bench despite scoring in the previous two matches. Gary Mackay-St


  • 50th Appearance

    St Johnstone 2 - 0 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (Final)

    Huge disappointment for the largest ever gathering of Arabs as United slumped to a 2-0 defeat to this seasons bogey team, St. Johnstone. Few would have argued with Manager Jackie McNamara's team selec


  • Last Appearance

    St Johnstone 2 - 0 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (Final)

    Huge disappointment for the largest ever gathering of Arabs as United slumped to a 2-0 defeat to this seasons bogey team, St. Johnstone. Few would have argued with Manager Jackie McNamara's team selec


  • Left the Club