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  Ryan Gauld
Ryan Gauld
Name Ryan Gauld
Squad Number 19
Position Midfielder
Birth Place Aberdeen
Date of Birth 16 December 1995
Height 5ft 5
Previous Clubs
Brechin City BC
Date Signed 30 June 2011
Debut Debut (as sub): May 13th, 2012 vs. Motherwell
After starting at a young age with Brechin City Boys Club, the young left winger from Laurencekirk came up through the Youth system at Tannadice, and was part of the Under 15s team that won the Aberdeen International Football Festival in 2008. Signing on full-time at Tannadice in June 2011, he was playing regularly at Youth and Under 19 levels before he began creating and scoring regularly for the Under 20s, and was also rewarded with call ups to the National Under 17 and Under 19 Scotland squads, still only at the age of 16.

In the final match of the 2011-12 season, Ryan was given a place on the bench against Motherwell at Fir Park, where he came on late to make his first team debut, and impressed many during the few minutes he was on the pitch. During the summer he was involved with the first team squad in their pre-season matches against Dundee, Everton and Raith Rovers, and came off the bench again in September against Ross County at Tannadice, again earning much praise for his display. Still starring regularly for the Under 20s side, he signed a contract extension along with childhood friend John Souttar in January 2013, and with new manager Jackie McNamara coming in and the first team squad being hit with injuries, Ryan was given a longer spell in line-up, appearing as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Dundee at Tannadice in March, before scoring his first goal for the first team in his first start, in the 1-1 draw with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Ryan stood out as one of the top performers in the match against Aberdeen at Tannadice that secured the teams place in the top six, and also earned great praise for his display in the Scottish Cup Semi Final against Celtic at Hampden Park. He appeared in all 5 matches after the SPL split, and is now regarded as a member of the first team squad.

On 16 December 2013, Ryan agreed a contract extension securing his future at the Club until 31 May 2017.


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