Ryan Gauld - Player Profile


Full Name:Ryan Gauld
Born:December 16th, 1995 (Aberdeen)
Height:5' 5
Position:Midfielder
Signed:June 30th, 2011
First Manager:Peter Houston
Career Stats: 50 appearances, 9 goals
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)
First Goal: April 1st, 2013 - St Johnstone 1 - 1 Dundee United (League - SPL)
Also Played For:Sporting Clube de Portugal

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2013/14  Premiership 26 (12) 8 0.21 1 0 50.0% 23.7% 26.3%
 2012/13  SPL 6 (5) 1 0.09 0 0 18.2% 27.3% 54.5%
 2011/12  SPL 0 (1) 0 - 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
32 (18) 9 0.18

 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 11th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 1 - 3
 May 3rd, 2014 League  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 1
 Apr 19th, 2014 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 0 - 2
 Apr 12th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (N)  vs. Rangers 3 - 1
 Mar 26th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Mar 26th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 - 1
 Feb 9th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1
 Dec 14th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1
 Nov 9th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 4 - 0
 Oct 26th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 4 - 0

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.

 Goals Scored
Apr 1st, 2013 League  (A)  vs. St Johnstone 1 - 1 (24')
Aug 28th, 2013 League Cup  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 3 - 2 (77')
Sep 15th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Ross County 4 - 2 (40')
Oct 26th, 2013 League  (H)  vs. St Mirren 4 - 0 (59')
Nov 9th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 4 - 0 (64')
Nov 9th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 4 - 0 (16')
Dec 14th, 2013 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 4 - 1 (77')
Feb 9th, 2014 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1 (21')
Mar 26th, 2014 League  (H)  vs. Inverness CT 2 - 1 (49')

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