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
Left Club:April 12th, 2016
Career Stats: 119 appearances, 10 goals
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)
First Goal: August 27th, 2011 - St Johnstone 3 - 3 Dundee United (League - SPL)
Also Played For:Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Greenock Morton, Motherwell, Rotherham United, Tranmere Rovers

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2015/16  Premiership 20 0 4 0.20 4 0 25.0% 20.0% 55.0%
 2013/14  Premiership 32 (1) 4 5 0.15 7 1 48.5% 18.2% 33.3%
 2012/13  SPL 31 3 10 0.32 3 0 35.5% 35.5% 29.0%
 2011/12  SPL 33 (2) 3 13 0.37 2 0 45.7% 25.7% 28.6%
116 (3) 10 32 0.27

 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:
 Apr 9th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 - 2
 Apr 5th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Partick Thistle 0 - 1
 Apr 2nd, 2016 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 0
 Mar 20th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 2
 Mar 12th, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 1 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Mar 9th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5 - 0
 Feb 28th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 1
 Feb 21st, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1
 Jan 2nd, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 2
 Dec 26th, 2012 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1

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.

 Goals Scored
Aug 27th, 2011 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 3 - 3 (83')
Feb 5th, 2012 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Rangers 2 - 0 (16')
Feb 25th, 2012 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 2 - 0 (85')
Aug 19th, 2012 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 0 (14')
Dec 26th, 2012 League  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (2')
Jan 2nd, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 2 (20')
Feb 21st, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1 (41')
Feb 21st, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1 (47')
Feb 28th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 3 - 1 (56')
Mar 9th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Inverness CT 5 - 0 (36') p

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