Ryan McGowan - Player Profile


Full Name:Ryan James McGowan
Born:August 15th, 1989 (Adelaide, Australia)
Height:6' 3
Position:Defender
Signed:January 23rd, 2015
First Manager:Jackie McNamara
Left Club:January 21st, 2016
Career Stats: 41 appearances, 1 goals
Debut: January 31st, 2015 - Dundee United 2 - 1 Aberdeen (League Cup - Semi Final)
First Goal: February 24th, 2015 - Dundee United 1 - 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (League - Premiership)
Also Played For:Ayr United, Heart of Midlothian, Para Hills Knights, Partick Thistle, SD Luneng

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2015/16  Premiership 24 0 2 0.08 5 0 12.5% 16.7% 70.8%
 2014/15  Premiership 17 1 4 0.24 5 1 29.4% 11.8% 58.8%
41 (0) 1 6 0.15

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Jan 15th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 1 - 4
 Jan 2nd, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2
 Dec 30th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 2 - 3
 Dec 19th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 - 2
 Dec 12th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 0 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 24th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 1

Ryan learnt his craft as a youth with Para Hills Knights and the South Australian Sports Institute while growing up in Adelaide. In 2006, he made his professional debut with the Knights before being signed to a deal with Heart of Midlothian. By this time, Ryan had represented Australia at Under 17 and Under 20 level.

He made his debut in Scotland in 2008, playing on loan for a full season at Ayr United and a shorter spell Partick Thistle before holding down a place in the Edinburgh side from 2011 onwards. Ryan played two full seasons at Tynecastle, winning a Scottish Cup winner's medal in 2012 during Hearts' 5-1 defeat of Hibernian, and the club's Young Player of the Year award. Capped at Under 20 level for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt. In January 2013, Hearts accepted an offer of 400,000 for Ryan from Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan, where he won a Chinese FA Cup winner's medal. Now an established International player for the full squad, Ryan represented Australia at the World Cup in Brazil 2014.

Upon the end of his contract in January 2015, Ryan returned to Edinburgh where he trained with Loanhead Parish Church FC, before agreeing a move to Tannadice, signing an eighteen month contract. Ryan's arrival at United, however, coincided with a bad turn in form for the club and through February and March the club went ten games without a win, crashing out of the Scottish Cup and losing the League Cup Final to Celtic, during which Ryan collected a runners-up medal.

Off the field, Ryan remained a positive voice for the Club while form continued to dip and following the departure of Jackie McNamara, he retained his place in the side under new boss Mixu Paatelainen. In January 2016, with United languishing fourteen points adrift at the bottom of the Premiership and five months remaining on his contract, Ryan agreed a return back to China to play with Henan Jianye for a reported fee with 300,000.

 Goals Scored
Feb 24th, 2015 League  (H)  vs. Inverness CT 1 - 1 (74')

 Hat-Tricks

Representing Australia

International Caps: 14
International Goals: 0

International Debut:
August 15th, 2012 vs. Scotland