Andrew John "Andy" Dowie (born 25 March 1983 in Bellshill) is a Scottish professional footballer who last played for SJFA West Region Premiership side Cumnock. Dowie is predominately a centre-back and played for Rangers, Brechin City, Partick Thistle, Stranraer, Ross County, Dunfermline Athletic, Queen of the South and Dumbarton.

Andy Dowie
Personal information
Full name Andrew John Dowie
Date of birth (1983-03-25) 25 March 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Rangers 1 (0)
2004Brechin City (loan) 15 (0)
2004–2005 Partick Thistle 27 (0)
2005–2006 Stranraer 22 (0)
2006–2009 Ross County 99 (5)
2009–2013 Dunfermline Athletic 118 (2)
2013 Partick Thistle 5 (1)
2013–2017 Queen of the South 118 (4)
2017–2019 Dumbarton 50 (2)
2019 Edusport Academy
2019– Cumnock Juniors
National team
2004–2005 Scotland U21[1] 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 July 2013

CareerEdit

Dowie started his career as a youth with Rangers, during which time he had a loan spell at Brechin City in 2004[2] and scored in a friendly win against Linfield.[3]

After being released by Rangers,[4] having only made one league appearance for the club, he signed for Partick Thistle.[5] At Partick he scored his first career goal in a Scottish League Cup tie against future club Dunfermline.[6] On 13 April 2005, along with teammate Steve Fulton, he was released by Partick Thistle for "a severe breach of club discipline."[7]

Dowie then signed for Stranraer[8] and following the club's relegation to the Scottish Second Division, joined Ross County for the 2006–07 season.[9]

After three years at Ross County, Dowie signed for Dunfermline Athletic in May 2009.[10] Whilst at Dunfermline, the club won the 2010–11 Scottish First Division and were promoted to the Scottish Premier League, however they were relegated the following season. During the 2012–13 season, Dunfermline entered administration, with Dowie amongst the players made redundant. On 29 March 2013, he signed for a second time in his career with Partick Thistle.[11] Dowie's contract was not renewed at the end of the 2012–13 season.

Dowie signed for Queen of the South on 1 July 2013.[12] Prior to kick-off in the 1–0 home victory over Hibernian on 2 March 2016, Dowie was presented with a club memento to recognise completion of 100 first team appearances for the club.[13] His contract with Queens wasn't renewed in May 2017, and so he left the club having made 147 appearances across 4 seasons.[14]

On 12 June 2017, Dowie joined rival Scottish Championship club Dumbarton on a one-year contract.[15] He was announced as the club's new captain on 12 July 2017, replacing Darren Barr who had left the club to join Morton.[16] In his first season at the club he was named as the club's Player of the Year[17] and captained the team during the 2017–18 Scottish Challenge Cup final.[18] He signed a new deal in May 2018[19] but left the club to pursue a career outside football in January 2019 after 74 appearances and 2 goals.[20] In February 2019 Dowie featured for Lowland Football League side Edusport Academy[21] for whom he is also a coach.[22]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 18:28, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2001–02[23] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brechin City 2003–04[24] First Division 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Partick Thistle 2004–05[25] First Division 27 0 2 0 2 1 2[a] 0 33 1
Stranraer 2005–06[26] First Division 22 0 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 26 0
Ross County 2006–07[27] First Division 36 2 1 0 2 0 3[a] 1 42 3
2007–08[28] Second Division 34 2 3 1 2 1 2[a] 0 41 4
2008–09[29] First Division 29 1 1 0 1 0 3[a] 1 34 2
Ross County total 99 5 5 1 5 1 8 2 117 9
Dunfermline Athletic 2009–10[30] First Division 32 0 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 37 0
2010–11[31] 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 28 0
2011–12[32] Premier League 30 0 2 0 2 0 34 0
2012–13[33] First Division 30 2 2 0 2 0 1[a] 0 35 2
Dunfermline total 118 2 7 0 7 0 2 0 134 2
Partick Thistle 2012–13[33] First Division 5 1 5 1
Queen of the South 2013–14[34] Championship 28 2 0 0 3 0 3[b] 0 34 2
2014–15[35] 34 2 3 0 2 0 3[c] 1 42 3
2015–16[36] 29 0 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 33 0
2016–17[37] 27 0 1 0 6 1 4[a] 0 38 1
Queen of the South total 118 4 5 0 13 1 11 1 147 6
Dumbarton 2017–18[38] Championship 31 0 3 0 4 0 10 0 48 0
2018–19 League One 19 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 26 2
Dumbarton Total 50 2 4 0 8 0 12 0 74 2
Career total 455 14 17 1 30 3 34 3 552 21
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup and two in the Premiership play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance and a goal in the Scottish Challenge Cup; two appearances in the Premiership play-offs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andrew Dowie Profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Brechin take Dowie on loan". BBC Sport. 22 January 2004. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Rangers win Belfast friendly". 30 July 2003. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Gers let six youngsters go". BBC Sport. 4 June 2004. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Jags sign defender Dowie". BBC Sport. 26 July 2004. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Dunfermline 3-1 Partick Th". BBC. 22 September 2004. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Partick trio incur manager's ire". BBC Sport. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Dowie is latest Stranraer signing". BBC Sport. 30 July 2005. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Dowie moves to Ross County". BBC News. 28 July 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  10. ^ "County's Dowie leaves for Pars". BBC Sport. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
  11. ^ "Firhill Return for Andy Dowie". Partick Thistle F.C. 29 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Andy Dowie agrees to sign". qosfc.com. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  13. ^ http://www.qosfc.com/news-3120
  14. ^ http://www.qosfc.com/news-3577
  15. ^ Galloway, Andy. "SIGNING NEWS: DEFENDER CHECKS IN". Dumbarton Football Club. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  16. ^ Galloway, Andy. "DOWIE IS SONS' NEW SKIPPER". Dumbarton Football Club. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  17. ^ Findlay, Alan (23 April 2018). "2018 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR". Dumbarton Football Club. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011.
  18. ^ Crawford, Kenny (13 January 2019). "Dumbarton 0-1 Inverness CT". Dumbarton Football Club.
  19. ^ Galloway, Andy (23 May 2018). "SKIPPER RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON". Dumbarton Football Club.
  20. ^ Findlay, Alan (13 January 2019). "ANDY DOWIE LEAVES BY MUTUAL CONSENT". Dumbarton Football Club.
  21. ^ "Edusport Academy on Twitter". Twitter.com. 2 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Staff - Edusport Academy". Edusport Academy. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  27. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  28. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  32. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  34. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  35. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  36. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  37. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  38. ^ "Games played by Andy Dowie in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

External linksEdit