Declan Gallagher Player Profile


Former Dundee, Motherwell, Livingston and Scotland defender Declan arrived at United on a two-year contract in the summer of 2024. An immediate mainstay in the defence, injury curtailed an otherwise successful first season, in which he collected an SPFL Championship winners medal, helping United to promotion back to the top tier.


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2024-25 1 1 1 0 0 - - 1 1
2023-24 27 (1) 28 0 4 0 25 (1) 0 2 0
Totals: 28 (1) 1 25 (1) 0 3 (0) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Jul 16th, 2024 16/07/24 Group B vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 3 - 0
Mar 23rd, 2024 23/03/24 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Mar 15th, 2024 15/03/24 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Mar 9th, 2024 09/03/24 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 0
Mar 5th, 2024 05/03/24 Championship vs. Morton (A) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Jul 16th, 2024 16/07/24 Group B vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Jul 16th, 2024 16/07/24 Group B vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 3 - 0 (34')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Jul 16th, 2024 16/07/24 Group B vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 3 - 0
May 3rd, 2024 03/05/24 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 4 - 1 (sub)
Mar 23rd, 2024 23/03/24 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Mar 15th, 2024 15/03/24 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 3
Mar 9th, 2024 09/03/24 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 0
Mar 5th, 2024 05/03/24 Championship vs. Morton (A) 1 - 0
Mar 2nd, 2024 02/03/24 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Feb 27th, 2024 27/02/24 Championship vs. Airdrie (H) 0 - 2
Feb 24th, 2024 24/02/24 Championship vs. Queen's Park (H) 3 - 1
Jan 2nd, 2024 02/01/24 Championship vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 0
Dec 29th, 2023 29/12/23 Championship vs. Partick Th (H) 3 - 0
Dec 22nd, 2023 22/12/23 Championship vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
Dec 16th, 2023 16/12/23 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H) 0 - 1
Dec 9th, 2023 09/12/23 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 1 - 0
Nov 25th, 2023 25/11/23 3rd Round vs. QOS (A) 2 - 2
Nov 10th, 2023 10/11/23 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Nov 4th, 2023 04/11/23 Championship vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Oct 31st, 2023 31/10/23 Championship vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 0
Oct 27th, 2023 27/10/23 Championship vs. Arbroath (H) 6 - 0
Oct 21st, 2023 21/10/23 Championship vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0
Oct 7th, 2023 07/10/23 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 1
Sep 30th, 2023 30/09/23 Championship vs. Queen's Park (H) 4 - 1
Sep 23rd, 2023 23/09/23 Championship vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 0
Sep 16th, 2023 16/09/23 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Sep 9th, 2023 09/09/23 Third Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
Sep 2nd, 2023 02/09/23 Championship vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0
Aug 26th, 2023 26/08/23 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 3 - 0
Aug 12th, 2023 12/08/23 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Aug 4th, 2023 04/08/23 Championship vs. Arbroath (A) 4 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 25 (1) 0 4 0
SC 1 0 0 0
LC 1 1 0 0
LCC 1 0 0 0
Totals: 28 (1) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


A youth graduate at Celtic, Declan achieved success with the club's under-19s winning the Scottish Youth Cup in 2010. Having never played for the first team, he debuted professionally while on loan at Stranraer before leaving to join Clyde in 2011.

After one season, he moved on to Dundee where he spent two years. It was while with the Dens Park club that he would become involved in an incident that later saw him imprisoned in late 2015 for more than a year after he had moved to Livingston. After his release, he reclaimed his place in the side and went on to play 135 league games for the West Lothian club.

His form earned him a move to Premiership side Motherwell where he became a mainstay at centre half for two seasons. It was during this time that he earned a total of nine caps for Scotland. After one year spells at both Aberdeen and St Mirren, Declan signed for United on a two-year deal in the summer of 2023.

Forming a partnership with Kevin Holt at centre half, Declan became a mainstay for United during their successful promotion campaign, earning an SPFL Championship winners' medal, despite a recurring groin related injury that curtailed the latter part of his season.

Last updated on Saturday, July 13th, 2024 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


31

Season:
2023-24

31

Season:
2024-25





Debut

August 4th, 2023
Arbroath 0 - 4 Dundee United

League (Championship)


International Career (Scotland)


Caps: 9

Goals: 0

International Debut: November 16th, 2019 v. Cyprus


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Declan was born on this date in Rutherglen.


  • International Debut


    Declan earned his first International cap for Scotland, playing against Cyprus.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    After playing one season with St Mirren, Declan moved to United for a 'conditional' undisclosed fee.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • First Team Debut

    Arbroath 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Championship)

    United lifted the curtain on the 2023-24 SPFL Championship campaign with an uncompromising Friday night victory at Arbroath. Indeed, United did not disappoint in front of its captive TV audience and m


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir
    League Cup (Group B)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Stenhousemuir
    League Cup (Group B)