Dylan McGowan

Dylan John McGowan (born 6 August 1991) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Kilmarnock.

Dylan McGowan
Personal information
Full name Dylan John McGowan[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock
Number 24
Youth career
2003–2008 Para Hills
2008–2010 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Heart of Midlothian 64 (0)
2010–2011East Fife (loan) 23 (1)
2011–2012Gold Coast United (loan) 18 (0)
2014–2017 Adelaide United 82 (7)
2017–2019 Paços de Ferreira 0 (0)
2018Gangwon (loan) 15 (1)
2019 Vendsyssel 3 (1)
2019–2021 Western Sydney Wanderers 41 (1)
2021– Kilmarnock 20 (0)
National team
2008–2011 Australia U-20 28 (4)
2012 Australia U-23 2 (0)
2017– Australia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 April 2022
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2017

Early lifeEdit

McGowan was born in Adelaide[3] into a Scottish family from Glasgow.[4] He is the brother of fellow footballer Ryan McGowan.[5]

Club careerEdit

HeartsEdit

McGowan signed for Hearts in 2008 from Para Hills Knights.

Following his loan spells McGowan returned to Hearts.[6] McGowan made his debut for the club coming on as substitute for Mehdi Taouil in the 84th minutes, in a 3–0 win over Dundee United on 22 September 2012.[7] In a 0–0 draw against Hibernian on 4 January 2012, McGowan drew praise from Manager John McGlynn for a good display, including stopping striker Leigh Griffiths.[8] McGowan started at right back when Hearts lost 3–2 to St Mirren in the Scottish League Cup Final.[9] McGowan signed a new one-year contract, having started negotiations in January.[10][11]

McGowan made the switch from the number 74 shirt for number 5 following the departure of Darren Barr.[12] He made a good start when he provided a cross to Callum Paterson to make it 1–0 against Hibernian, which Hearts won on 11 August 2013.[13] McGowan was an ever present in the team making thirty-seven appearances at the end of the 2013–14 season, With the club in administration McGowan along with other experienced players were released by the club upon expiry of his contract.[14]

Loan SpellEdit

On 16 November 2011, McGowan joined Scottish Second Division side East Fife on loan.[15] He made his debut on 20 November, as a substitute in their 3–1 victory over Forfar in the Scottish Cup,[16] with his league debut coming on 14 December 2010 in a 6–0 win over Stenhousemuir.[17] On 19 April, he scored his first goal for the club scoring the opening goal in their 3–2 win over Brechin City.[18] In all he made 25 appearances in all competitions for East Fife, scoring one goal.[19] Manager John Robertson was interviewed after the season on gaining McGowan services for the following season, but said at our level he's too good.[20]

In June 2011, McGowan joined A-League franchise Gold Coast United on a season long loan.[21] He made his debut on the opening day of the season on 9 October against Wellington Phoenix.[22]

Adelaide UnitedEdit

In June 2014, McGowan returned to his hometown, signing with Adelaide United on a two-year contract.[23] Dylan made his debut for Adelaide United in the FFA Cup in the round of 32 against the Wellington Phoenix.

He scored his first goal against rivals Melbourne victory in round 22 of the 2014/15 season.[24]

McGowan scored an extra time winner against Sydney FC to send Adelaide United to the quarterfinal of the FFA Cup on 27 August 2015.[25]

McGowan signed a new one-year contract with Adelaide United on 7 June 2016.[26]

Paços FerreiraEdit

McGowan signed a two-year contract with Portuguese club Paços Ferreira on 16 May 2017.[27]

Loan to GangwonEdit

In January 2018, McGowan moved to K League 1 side Gangwon on loan.[28]

Western Sydney WanderersEdit

On 22 August 2019, McGowan signed with the Western Sydney Wanderers on a three-year contract.[29] During pre-season training he injured Radosław Majewski with a poor tackle, causing a cruciate ligament injury that stopped Majewski from ever playing for the club again. Majewski later claimed the incident was deliberate, which McGowan denied at the time. McGowan was made the club Captain for the season.[30] He agreed a mutual contract termination with the club in July 2021, having played 2 seasons at the Wanderers with 41 league appearances. The team failed to qualify for the A-League finals series in either season.[31]

KilmarnockEdit

After leaving Australia, McGowan returned to Scotland, signing a two-year deal with Kilmarnock.[32]

International careerEdit

McGowan has been capped 28 times and has scored 4 for the Australia U-20 side and was a member of the team that finished runners-up in the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship and the U/20 World Cup in Colombia. He has been capped by the Australia U/23 team twice.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 24 April 2022 [33][34]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[35]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hearts 2009–10 Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Scottish Premier League 19 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 22 0
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 37 0 1 0 4 0 42 0
Hearts total 56 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 64 0
East Fife (loan) 2010–11 Scottish Second Division 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 1
Gold Coast United (loan) 2011–12 A-League 18 0 18 0
Adelaide United 2014–15 A-League 26 1 4 0 26 1
2015–16 A-League 29 2 2 1 1 0 32 3
2016–17 A-League 27 4 1 0 5 1 33 5
Adelaide total 82 7 7 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 95 9
Paços de Ferreira 2017–18 Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Gangwon (loan) 2018 K League 1 15 1 1 0 16 1
Vendsyssel 2018–19 Danish Superliga 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 1
Western Sydney Wanderers 2019–20 A-League 23 0 3 0 26 0
2020–21 A-League 18 0 18 0
Wanderers total 41 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0
Kilmarnock 2021–22 Scottish Championship 20 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
Career total 258 10 15 1 10 0 6 1 2 0 291 12

HonoursEdit

Adelaide United
Kilmarnock
Australia U20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of Players: Australia" (PDF). FIFA. 2 July 2017. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Dylan McGowan". adelaideunited.com.au. Adelaide United FC. Archived from the original on 21 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Dylan McGowan". footballaustralia.com.au. Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Hearts' Ryan McGowan ready to rib family's Celtic fans". The Scotsman. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  5. ^ "McGowan looking to start with a bang". Football Federation Australia. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 10 November 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Hearts star Ryan McGowan ready to enter Tynecastle talks". The Scotsman. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Dundee United 0–3 Hearts". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Hearts rookie Dylan McGowan draws praise from John McGlynn". The Scotsman. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  9. ^ "St Mirren lifted their first major silverware in more than a quarter of a century". BBC Sport. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Dylan McGowan secures Hearts deal extension". The Scotsman. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Hearts expected to deal in Dylan McGowan". The Scotsman. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Hearts defender Dylan McGowan knows he's a main man at Tynecastle after swapping No.74 shirt for No.5". Daily Record. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Hearts 1 – 0 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Hearts stars released as new Tynecastle regime wields the axe". STV Sport. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Dylan McGowan". East Fife F.C. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  16. ^ "East Fife 3–1 Forfar". BBC Sport. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  17. ^ "McGowan stars as East Fife send six past Stenhousemuir – Tribal Football".
  18. ^ "Brechin City 2–3 East Fife". BBC Sport. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  19. ^ "Games played by Dylan McGowan in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  20. ^ "Young Hearts players thriving at East Fife under club legend Robbo". scotsman.com. The Scotsman. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  21. ^ "United confirm McGowan loan deal". footballaustralia.com.au. Football Australia. 13 June 2010. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  22. ^ "Gold Coast United FC 1 – 1 Wellington Phoenix FC". Football Federation Australia. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  23. ^ "Reds sign local boy McGowan". Football Federation Australia. 6 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Wrap: Adelaide United 2 Melbourne Victory 2". Hyundai A-League. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  25. ^ "Adelaide United v Sydney FC – FFA Cup Match Centre". Westfield FFA Cup. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  26. ^ Earle, Richard (7 June 2016). "Dylan McGowan inks one-year deal with Adelaide United". Australia: Fox Sports. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  27. ^ "Dylan McGowan joins Portuguese Primeira Liga side Pacos Ferreira in quest to win Socceroos selection". 16 May 2017.
  28. ^ Somerford, Ben (4 January 2018). "McGowan signs with Korean club". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  29. ^ "Wanderers secure Dylan McGowan". Western Sydney Wanderers FC. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  30. ^ "Ekstraklasa did not want me". przegladsportowy.pl.
  31. ^ "McGowan and Wanderers agree mutual termination". Western Sydney Wanderers. 14 July 2021.
  32. ^ Sked, Joel (14 July 2021). "Ex-Hearts defender makes SPFL return with Kilmarnock move". Edinburgh Evening News.
  33. ^ Dylan McGowan at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  34. ^ "Dylan McGowan Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  35. ^ Single source here, if player is inactive. If player has not retired, move source next to "Updated" template.
  36. ^ "Adelaide triumph in inaugural Cup Final". FFA Cup. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2015.

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