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Jack Aitchison (born 5 March 2000) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Dumbarton on loan from Celtic.

Jack Aitchison
Personal information
Full name Jack Aitchison
Date of birth (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 18)
Place of birth Fauldhouse, Scotland
Playing position Forward/ Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dumbarton (on loan from Celtic)
Number 19
Youth career
2010– Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Celtic 3 (1)
2018–Dumbarton (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2014 Scotland U15 1 (0)
2014–2015 Scotland U16 5 (1)
2015–2017 Scotland U17 20 (6)
2017– Scotland U19 8 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:40 29 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:48, 24 March 2018

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CareerEdit

Aitchison graduated from Celtic's school of excellence at St Ninian's Academy in Kirkintilloch in February 2016, at which time he joined Celtic full-time and became part of their Under 17 squad. He played in the Celtic U17 side that defeated their Rangers counterparts 4–0 in the Glasgow Cup final in April 2016. At this time, he also signed a three-year contract.[1][2] During his youth career he also appeared and scored in the 2015–16 and 2016–17 editions of the UEFA Youth League,[3] found the net against senior clubs in the 2016–17 Scottish Challenge Cup, and won the Scottish Youth Cup in 2017.[4]

Aitchison made his first team debut on 15 May 2016, becoming the youngest player ever to represent the club in a competitive match at 16 years and 71 days. He scored with his first touch in the match, providing Celtic's seventh goal in a 7–0 win over Motherwell, in turn making him the youngest ever player to score a competitive goal for the club.[5][6] His next appearance for the first team came in January 2017, coming on in the final minutes of a home league match against Hearts and winning a penalty which Scott Sinclair converted for Celtic's last goal in a 4–0 win.[7]

Aitchison joined Scottish League One club Dumbarton on loan in August 2018.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Aitchison is an Arsenal fan.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 18:40 29 September 2018 (UTC)[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2015–16 Scottish Premiership 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016–17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Celtic Under-20s[N 1] 2016–17 3 2 3 2
2017–18 1 0 1 0
2018–19 1 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 5 2
Dumbarton (loan) 2018–19 Scottish League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 12 3

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Matches in the Scottish Challenge Cup, in which teams from the SPFL Development League compete against senior clubs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jack Aitchison pledges his future to the Hoops". Celtic FC. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  2. ^ Herron, Lindsay (18 May 2016). "Celtic's Jack Aitchison graduates with honours". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b "J. Aitchison". Soccerway. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Celtic 3 Rangers 0: Young Hoops claim Scottish Youth Cup glory". The Herald. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ Hamouda, Omar (15 May 2016). "Jack Aitchison becomes Celtic's youngest ever goalscorer". Squawka. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Jack Aitchison". UEFA.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  7. ^ McConnell, Alison (30 January 2017). "Smiles all round as record breakers Celtic crush Hearts". Evening Times. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ Galloway, Andy (31 August 2018). "LOAN DEAL FOR STRIKER". Dumbarton Football Club.
  9. ^ McLeod, Rhona (17 May 2016). "Celtic teen striker Jack Aitchison is a Gunner at heart". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 22 May 2016.

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