John Rankin - Player Profile


Full Name:John Rankin
Born:June 27th, 1983 (Bellshill)
Height:5' 8
Position:Midfielder
Signed:May 17th, 2011
First Manager:Peter Houston
Left Club:May 17th, 2016
Career Stats: 207 appearances, 13 goals
Full Debut: July 14th, 2011 - Śląsk Wrocław 1 - 0 Dundee United (Europa League - 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg)
First Goal: January 7th, 2012 - Airdrie United / Airdrieonians (new) 2 - 6 Dundee United (Scottish Cup - 4th Round)
Also Played For:Falkirk, Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Manchester United, Queen of the South, Ross County

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2015-16  Premiership 40 (1) 2 0.05 6 0 26.8% 19.5% 53.7%
 2014-15  Premiership 34 (1) 2 0.06 6 0 37.1% 17.1% 45.7%
 2013-14  Premiership 43 2 0.05 5 0 51.2% 20.9% 27.9%
 2012-13  SPL 43 2 0.05 6 1 34.9% 32.6% 32.6%
 2011-12  SPL 45 5 0.11 5 0 44.4% 26.7% 28.9%
205 (2) 13 0.06

 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

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 14th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 2
 May 10th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Partick Thistle 3 - 3
 May 6th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 - 2
 May 2nd, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Dundee 1 - 2
 Apr 24th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 1 - 3
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Jan 23rd, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 1
 Dec 19th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 - 2
 May 9th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1
 Aug 16th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 6
 Feb 15th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2

Well known as a former Manchester United youth, John actually had a spell with United as a fourteen year old before moving to Old Trafford. Following his spell down south, he signed for Ross County, where he played his first professional game and became a regular. He later moved across the Kessock Bridge to Inverness Caledonian Thistle and then Hibernian before arriving at Tannadice. Scoring goals at every club he played for, his form brought him International recognition in 2006, and he was called up to the Scotland B team for a friendly match against Turkey B at the Caledonian Stadium where John made an appearance from the subs bench in a 3-2 defeat.

He signed for United under freedom of contract in 2011. Under manager Peter Houston, John became an ever present player during his first season as a dependable and hard working midfielder. His form continued into the 2012-13 season and under new manager Jackie McNamara he retained his place in the side.

The arrival of Paul Paton for the 2013-14 saw John form a formidable midfield partnership with the former Patrick Thistle man, and together they represented United in the Scottish Cup Final in May, earning a runners-up medal. At the end of the season he was named as the Club's Player of the Season.

 Goals Scored
Jan 7th, 2012 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Airdrie Utd 6 - 2 (17')
Jan 14th, 2012 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 2 (50')
Feb 21st, 2012 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 0 (70')
Mar 5th, 2012 League  (H)  vs. Inverness CT 3 - 0 (15')
Apr 21st, 2012 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 2 - 0 (90')
Oct 20th, 2012 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (22')
Feb 24th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2 (6')
Dec 7th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 4 - 1 (90')
Feb 15th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (71')
Aug 16th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 6 (71')
May 9th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (68')
Dec 19th, 2015 League  (A)  vs. Inverness CT 2 - 2 (26')
Jan 23rd, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 1 (44')

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