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Zygmunt Ian Gordon (born 23 April 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a fullback for Central Coast Mariners in the A-League.

Ziggy Gordon
Personal information
Full name Zygmunt Ian Gordon
Date of birth (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 26)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Number 2
Youth career
Anniesland
2003–2011 Hamilton Academical
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Hamilton Academical 138 (5)
2016–2017 Partick Thistle 14 (0)
2017–2018 Jagiellonia Białystok 11 (0)
2018 Pogoń Siedlce 12 (0)
2018–2019 Hamilton Academical 35 (2)
2019– Central Coast Mariners 0 (0)
National team
2011 Scotland U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:50, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:20, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Gordon has previously played in his native Scotland for Hamilton and Partick Thistle, and in Poland for Jagiellonia Białystok and Pogoń Siedlce. He represented Scotland twice at the under-19 international level.

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Club careerEdit

Hamilton AcademicalEdit

Gordon made his professional debut for Hamilton Academical on 1 February 2011, in a 0–2 defeat against St Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League.[1] He signed a new two-year contract extension in April 2012.[2]

Before the start of the 2012–13 season, Gordon stated his determination to become a first-team regular.[3] In November 2012, Gordon stated that he believed the club's position in the league table was not merited by their recent performances,[4] while in January 2013 he stated that recent results were not a reflection of recent performances.[5] In February 2013 he stated that the club's upcoming "hectic" game schedule was not concerning.[6] On 5 March 2013, in a league game against Morton, Gordon scored his first goal for the club.[7] Gordon was awarded the 'Man of the Match' award for his performance in that game.[8] Gordon later commented that he hoped his goal, and the victory, would spur the team onto a good run of form in the league.[9] Gordon was named Hamilton's Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season.[10]

Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Gordon talked about the importance of home advantage in the forthcoming campaign.[11] He signed a new two-year contract extension in February 2014.[12] In April 2014 he was selected to the 2013–14 Championship PFA Scotland Team of the Year, alongside Hamilton teammates Anthony Andreu and Ali Crawford.[13]

In January 2015 the club rejected a transfer bid for Gordon from Polish club Jagiellonia Białystok.[14] In May 2016 it was announced that Gordon would leave the club at the end of the season.[15]

Partick ThistleEdit

Gordon signed for Partick Thistle in July 2016.[16]

PolandEdit

Gordon signed Jagiellonia Białystok in January 2017.[17] He left the Ekstraklasa club in January 2018 as his contract was mutually terminated.[18] Gordon signed for Pogoń Siedlce in February 2018.[19]

Return to HamiltonEdit

Gordon returned to Hamilton Academical in June 2018, signing a one-year contract.[20] He left the club following the expiry of his contract.[21]

In May 2019 it was announced he would sign for Romanian club Dinamo București.[22][23] However, in June 2019 the deal was cancelled.[24]

Central Coast MarinersEdit

Gordon joined A-League club Central Coast Mariners in June 2019.[25]

International careerEdit

He made his international debut for Scotland U19 in May 2011.[26]

Personal lifeEdit

Gordon is of Polish descent. His mother Barbara's family hail from Kraków, meaning he is also eligible to represent Poland at international level.[27][28]

In May 2017 he criticised coaching standards in Scottish football, stating that Polish coaches were far advanced.[29] His claims were dismissed by Scottish coaches Ian McCall and Tam McManus.[30]

He was a national champion in chess as a child, choosing to concentrate on football after youth matches clashed with tournaments in the board game at weekends.[31][32]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 27 May 2019
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamilton Academical 2010–11[33] 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[34] 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2012–13[35] 32 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 36 1
2013–14[36] 34 2 1 0 3 0 5 0 43 2
2014–15[37] 24 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 29 0
2015–16[38] 38 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 2
Total 138 5 5 0 11 0 6 0 160 5
Partick Thistle 2016–17[39] 14 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 19 0
Jagiellonia Białystok 2016–17[40] 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2017–18[40] 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Pogoń Siedlce 2017–18[40] 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Hamilton Academical 2018–19[41] 35 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 40 2
Central Coast Mariners 2019–20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 210 7 7 0 20 0 6 0 243 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "St Johnstone 2 – 0 Hamilton". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Two more re-sign". Hamilton Academical F.C.
  3. ^ Andrew McGilvray (21 June 2012). "Accies defender hopes to become a regular this season". Hamilton Advertiser.
  4. ^ Andrew McGilvray (8 November 2012). "Ziggy: We're In A False Position". Hamilton Advertiser.
  5. ^ Andrew McGilvray (31 January 2013). "Ziggy: We got what we deserved". Hamilton Advertiser.
  6. ^ Andrew McGilvray (14 February 2013). "Ziggy: We'll take 'hectic' schedule in our stride". Hamilton Advertiser.
  7. ^ Andrew McGilvray (7 March 2013). "Ziggy wonder strike stuns leaders". Hamilton Advertiser.
  8. ^ "Accies 2 Morton 1". Hamilton Academical F.C. 5 March 2013.
  9. ^ Andrew McGilvray (7 March 2013). "Ziggy: Let's go on a run". Hamilton Advertiser.
  10. ^ "@acciesfc Twitter Player of the Year". Hamilton Academical F.C. 6 May 2013.
  11. ^ Andrew McGilvray (30 May 2013). "Ziggy Gordon: Turn NDP into a fortress". Hamilton Advertiser.
  12. ^ "Ziggy signs Contract Extension". Hamilton Academical F.C. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Falkirk and Rangers dominate team of the year voting". BBC Sport. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Ziggy Gordon: Hamilton reject bid from Jagiellonia Bialystok". BBC Sport. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Ziggy Gordon: Hamilton full-back to move on in the summer". BBC Sport. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Ziggy Gordon signs for Partick Thistle after Hamilton Accies exit". BBC Sport. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  17. ^ Jonathan Sutherland (26 January 2017). "Ziggy Gordon: Partick Thistle defender signs for Jagiellonia Bialystok". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Former Partick Thistle and Hamilton star Ziggy Gordon insists he has no regrets following his stint in Poland". The Scottish sun. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Ziggy Gordon: Jestem dumny ze swojego pochodzenia".
  20. ^ "Ziggy Gordon chooses Hamilton return after leaving Pogon Siedlce". BBC Sport. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  21. ^ "Ziggy Gordon Leaves Accies « Hamilton Academical Football Club". www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk.
  22. ^ "Ziggy GORDON la DINAMO București". fcdinamo.ro.
  23. ^ "Oficial - Dinamo a făcut primul transfer pentru noul sezon". www.digisport.ro.
  24. ^ "DINAMO // EXCLUSIV Neagoe l-a dat afară pe omul lui Rednic după 10 zile! Ziggy Gordon și impresarul „au luat foc": „Am refuzat Anglia pentru asta?"". GSP.
  25. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan (28 June 2019). "Ziggy Gordon relishing Central Coast Mariners challenge after Hamilton exit". BBC Sport.
  26. ^ "Profile". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  27. ^ Gareth Law (29 September 2012). "Gettin' Ziggy With It". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  28. ^ Maciej Wąsowski (31 May 2016). "Miłośnik polskich kreskówek. Ziggy, czyli Zygmunt blisko Jagi". Przegląd Sportowy. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  29. ^ "Ziggy Gordon: 'Scottish coaches have so much to learn from Poland'". BBC Sport. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  30. ^ "Ian McCall & Tam McManus reject claims about poor Scottish coaching". BBC Sport. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  31. ^ "Glasgow Congress Results". Chess Scotland. 3 November 2002. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  32. ^ Scott Mullen (19 August 2014). "Ziggy checked out of life as a chess champ". Evening Times. Retrieved 24 November 2018 – via PressReader.
  33. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  34. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  35. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  36. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  37. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  38. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  39. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  40. ^ a b c Ziggy Gordon at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  41. ^ "Games played by Ziggy Gordon in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 July 2018.