Gary McSwegan Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1998-99 6 (1) 4 1 0 28.6% 57.1% 14.3%
1997-98 21 (21) 17 7 0 33.3% 28.6% 38.1%
1996-97 17 (22) 9 2 0 53.8% 23.1% 23.1%
1995-96 24 (7) 17 2 1 54.8% 29.0% 16.1%
Totals: 68 (51) 47


 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

 Recent First Team Starts
 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
 12/09/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2
 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 2
 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 2
 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  4 - 2
 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  4 - 2
 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  4 - 2
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0
 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A)  8 - 0
 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A)  8 - 0
 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A)  8 - 0
 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 0
 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 3
 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 1
 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 2
 12/09/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 2
 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 2
 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 1
 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 24/02/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 13/12/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 09/12/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 0
 30/11/97 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  5 - 0
 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 04/10/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 3
 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 30/08/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H)  1 - 1
 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 5
 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 12/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Trabzonspor (A)  0 - 1
 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  4 - 2
 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0
 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A)  8 - 0
 10/05/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 14/04/97 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N)  0 - 0
 05/04/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 08/02/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 0
 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 0
 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 21/12/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 0
 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 12/10/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 28/09/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 3
 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 2
 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 17/08/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 0
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A)  2 - 1
 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 3
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 3
 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N)  0 - 0
 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  3 - 0
 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 07/10/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1


Biography


Gary came through the youth ranks with Rangers, making his first team debut in ????, but his first team opportunities were limited during his seven years with the Glasgow club. Remembered at Ibrox for scoring against Marseille in the 1992-93 Champions League, he moved on to Notts County in the summer of 1993 for £400,000.

He scored fifteen goals in his first season at Meadow Lane, including a hat-trick against Derby County, and although the 1994-95 season saw the club relegated, Gary scored twice in a famous 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the League Cup.

Linked with United at the end of the 1994-95 season, he eventually arrived at Tannadice on October in a £350,000 move, becoming Billy Kirkwood's seventh signing in a bid to regain the Club's top-flight status after relegation. He made his debut the next day in an ill-fated trip to Dumbarton and collected a runners up medal in the League Challenge Cup final against Stenhousemuir in November. However, his 17 goals that season, including four in one game against Dumbarton, went a long way to helping United gain promotion back to the Premier Division at the first time of asking. Gary was a regular in the line-ups over the next two years, forming a prolific front-line with Kjell Olofsson and Robbie Winters. He netted a hat-trick in both legs of the UEFA Cup qualifying matches against CE Principat in July 1997, and a further hat-trick against Queen of the South in the League Cup. He collected a League Cup runners-up medal in November 1997 after United lost to Celtic.

When his three-year deal at Tannadice ended in October 1998, he joined Hearts where his form saw him gain international recognition, making his Scotland debut against Bosnia and Hezegovina in October 1999, with Gary scoring against Lithuania four days later in his only other appearance. He later had spells on loan with Barnsley and Luton Town before joining Kilmarnock in June 2002. After two years at Rugby Park, he spent time with Ross County, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Peterhead and Clyde before retiring in 2009.

Squad Numbers


12

Season:
1998-99





Debut

October 7th, 1995
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Dundee United

League (First Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Gary was born on this date in Glasgow.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Gary came through the youth ranks with Rangers, making his first team debut in ????, but his first team opportunities were limited during his seven years with the Glasgow club. Remembered at Ibrox for scoring against Marseille in the 1992-93 Champions League, he moved on to Notts County in the summer of 1993 for £400,000.

  • A game which looked like being a formality in the opening twenty minutes or so ended in chaos as Dumbarton hit us with a late suckerpunch in a United performance which deteriorated as the game progressed. With Billy McKinlay down south discussing terms with Blackburn, United were able to welcome Gary McSwegan into the side for his debut following his transfer from Notts County. There was a surprise in who partnered the newcomer up front because Christian Dailly played his first game in a striking position since last season. And early on it looked as though the pair would soon be amongst the goals, as United buzzed around the host's goal from the kickoff.

  • With Grant Johnson having recovered from the knock he picked up against St Johnstone, it was an unchanged United side who faced bottom of the table, Hamilton Accies.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 0 Aberdeen

    Our first home win for eight months sent us charging four places up the table. For that we had to thank Gary McSwegan's twenty yarder mid-way through the first half.

  • Our first home win for eight months sent us charging four places up the table. For that we had to thank Gary McSwegan's twenty yarder mid-way through the first half.