Gary McGinnis Player Profile


  • Full Name: Gareth McGinnis
  • Born: October 21st, 1963 (Dundee)
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: August 10th, 1981
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 92 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: St Johnstone


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1989-90 4 (3) 7 0 0 0 4 (3) 0 - -
1988-89 10 (6) 16 0 0 0 7 (4) 0 3 (2) 0
1987-88 13 (4) 17 0 2 0 9 (2) 0 4 (2) 0
1986-87 21 (4) 25 0 2 0 16 (4) 0 5 0
1985-86 4 (2) 6 0 0 0 3 (1) 0 1 (1) 0
1984-85 11 (4) 15 0 1 0 7 (3) 0 4 (1) 0
1983-84 4 (2) 6 1 0 0 2 (2) 0 2 1
1982-83 - - - - - - - - -
1981-82 - - - - - - - - -
Totals: 67 (25) 1 48 (19) 0 19 (6) 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
Dec 9th, 1989 09/12/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Nov 4th, 1989 04/11/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Oct 21st, 1989 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Sep 30th, 1989 30/09/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
May 2nd, 1989 02/05/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Nov 30th, 1983 30/11/83 Group Section 1 vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Nov 30th, 1983 30/11/83 Group Section 1 vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0 (47')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Feb 3rd, 1990 03/02/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3 (sub)
Dec 9th, 1989 09/12/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Nov 4th, 1989 04/11/89 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Oct 21st, 1989 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3
Oct 14th, 1989 14/10/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Oct 4th, 1989 04/10/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Sep 30th, 1989 30/09/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 0
May 2nd, 1989 02/05/89 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Apr 29th, 1989 29/04/89 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 8th, 1989 08/04/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Apr 1st, 1989 01/04/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Mar 27th, 1989 27/03/89 Quarter Final Replay vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Mar 25th, 1989 25/03/89 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Mar 21st, 1989 21/03/89 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 2
Mar 14th, 1989 14/03/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Feb 22nd, 1989 22/02/89 4th Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 18th, 1989 18/02/89 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jan 21st, 1989 21/01/89 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 7th, 1989 07/01/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1989 03/01/89 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 27th, 1988 27/09/88 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Aug 20th, 1988 20/08/88 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Aug 16th, 1988 16/08/88 2nd Round vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Apr 16th, 1988 16/04/88 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 4
Apr 13th, 1988 13/04/88 Semi Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 1 (sub)
Mar 30th, 1988 30/03/88 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 5 - 1 (sub)
Mar 19th, 1988 19/03/88 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
Mar 15th, 1988 15/03/88 Quarter Final Replay vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2
Dec 16th, 1987 16/12/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 2
Dec 12th, 1987 12/12/87 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
Dec 5th, 1987 05/12/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Nov 4th, 1987 04/11/87 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Vitkovice (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 21st, 1987 21/10/87 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Vitkovice (H) 1 - 2
Oct 17th, 1987 17/10/87 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Oct 10th, 1987 10/10/87 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Oct 6th, 1987 06/10/87 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Sep 30th, 1987 30/09/87 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Coleraine (H) 3 - 1
Sep 26th, 1987 26/09/87 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0
Sep 19th, 1987 19/09/87 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 2
Sep 17th, 1987 17/09/87 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Coleraine (A) 1 - 0
May 11th, 1987 11/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
May 2nd, 1987 02/05/87 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Jan 10th, 1987 10/01/87 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 2 (sub)
Dec 27th, 1986 27/12/86 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Dec 20th, 1986 20/12/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1
Dec 13th, 1986 13/12/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 1
Dec 10th, 1986 10/12/86 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Hajduk Split (A) 0 - 0
Dec 6th, 1986 06/12/86 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Dec 3rd, 1986 03/12/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
Nov 29th, 1986 29/11/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 2
Nov 15th, 1986 15/11/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Nov 8th, 1986 08/11/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 3
Nov 5th, 1986 05/11/86 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Univ Craiova (A) 0 - 1
Nov 1st, 1986 01/11/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Oct 25th, 1986 25/10/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 2 (sub)
Oct 22nd, 1986 22/10/86 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Univ Craiova (H) 3 - 0
Oct 18th, 1986 18/10/86 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H) 2 - 0
Oct 8th, 1986 08/10/86 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0
Oct 4th, 1986 04/10/86 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 0
Oct 1st, 1986 01/10/86 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Lens (H) 2 - 0
Sep 13th, 1986 13/09/86 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
Sep 6th, 1986 06/09/86 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Sep 3rd, 1986 03/09/86 Quarter Final vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0
Aug 30th, 1986 30/08/86 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Aug 23rd, 1986 23/08/86 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 19th, 1985 19/10/85 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 3
Oct 12th, 1985 12/10/85 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Oct 9th, 1985 09/10/85 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Oct 5th, 1985 05/10/85 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Aug 31st, 1985 31/08/85 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Aug 21st, 1985 21/08/85 2nd Round vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Dec 12th, 1984 12/12/84 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Man Utd (H) 2 - 3
Dec 1st, 1984 01/12/84 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 1
Nov 17th, 1984 17/11/84 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 7 - 0 (sub)
Nov 7th, 1984 07/11/84 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Linzer (H) 5 - 1
Nov 3rd, 1984 03/11/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 2
Oct 20th, 1984 20/10/84 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Oct 13th, 1984 13/10/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Oct 10th, 1984 10/10/84 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1
Oct 6th, 1984 06/10/84 Premier Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 1 - 0
Sep 29th, 1984 29/09/84 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Sep 26th, 1984 26/09/84 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Sep 19th, 1984 19/09/84 1st Round 1st Leg vs. AIK (A) 0 - 1
Sep 15th, 1984 15/09/84 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 3 - 0
Sep 8th, 1984 08/09/84 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 4 (sub)
Aug 11th, 1984 11/08/84 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
May 5th, 1984 05/05/84 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 2
Mar 28th, 1984 28/03/84 Quarter Final Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Dec 3rd, 1983 03/12/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Nov 30th, 1983 30/11/83 Group Section 1 vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0
Nov 26th, 1983 26/11/83 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2
Oct 1st, 1983 01/10/83 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 48 (19) 0 5 0
SC 5 (2) 0 0 0
LC 4 (3) 1 0 0
UEFA 10 (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 67 (25) 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


McGinnis was with Celtic as a youth until he was released in August 1981, when he joined United and began playing in the reserves immediately, soon becoming a regular in the second eleven. Already a schools international, he became part of the Scotland Under-18 squad and helped the national side win an Under-18 European Championship in Finland. He was later capped at Under-21 level also.

He made his first team debut in a testimonial match for Fraser Kellas at Elgin City in May 1982, and made his competitive debut in October 1983 as a substitute against Rangers at Tannadice. A month later he scored his only goal for the club, in a 3-0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park. Gary was a squad player during his nine years at Tannadice, playing much more often in the reserves than he did at first team level, finding it difficult to break the continuity of the Gough, Narey, Hegarty, Malpas defensive line. His most regular season in the first team was during the gruelling 1986/87 season, as manager Jim McLean rotated the squad regularly as the team progressed through to the UEFA & Scottish Cup finals.

Having asked for a transfer in December 1987, he soon withdrew the request, and began to appear more frequently in the starting line-up over the next two years, eventually signing a new contract at the start of the 1989-90 season. In February 1990, he left to join St Johnstone for a fee of £100,000, then a record for the Perth club. He spent six years with St Johnstone, and then went to Hong Kong where he played for Happy Valley. He soon returned to the UK and finished his career with English non-league side Slough Town.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut (as sub)

October 1st, 1983
Dundee United 0 - 2 Rangers

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

November 26th, 1983
Dundee United 0 - 2 Aberdeen

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Gary was born on this date in Dundee.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Elgin City 2 - 7 Dundee United
    Friendly (Testimonial for Fraser Kellas)


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 0 - 2 Rangers
    League (Premier Division)

    Tannadice welcomed its largest crowd of the season so far as nearly 17,000 came to see whether United could extend their perfect start to the league season to a club record sixth consecutive win, or i


  • First Goal

    Motherwell 0 - 3 Dundee United
    League Cup (Group Section 1)

    Though of totally academic importance as far as the group placings were concerned, this win came as welcome relief, ending the Tannadice goal famine. United's first came as cleverly worked fre


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 2 Celtic
    League (Premier Division)

    A great victory over Celtic helped United draw within three points of the League leaders in an exciting tussle which kept the crowd warm on a freezing cold day. The spoils didn't come our way easily d


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Celtic
    League (Premier Division)

    Revenge is sweet, but all United fans would dearly have loved it if this had been the result after last season's Cup final. Still it is no good dwelling on the past and there is certainly a lot to loo


  • Last Appearance

    Rangers 3 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    For the second week running we found ourselves trailing by three goals and then staged an unsuccessful but valiant fightback. Perhaps the most unpalatable aspect of this defeat was how the goals were


  • Left the Club