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Gary McDonald Squad Index
Information:
2008-09 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Midfielder
Date of Birth:
10th April 1982
Birthplace:
Irvine
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6ft 1in
Weight:
11st 6lbs
Signed:
30 June 2008
Career History:
East Stirling
Kilmarnock 2001-2006
Oldham Athletic 2006-2008
Aberdeen 2008-2010
Hamilton Academical 2010-2011
Morecambe2011-2013
St Johnstone 2012-2015
Peterhead 2015
Kilwinning Rangers 2015-2016
 
Profile:
The 27 year old started his career at Kilmarnock, making his debut in the 2001-02 season and has been capped by Scotland at Under-21 level. Gary was also capped in a Scotland B international against Poland at his home ground, Rugby Park in 2005, scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory. In July 2006, McDonald became John Sheridan?s first signing as Oldham manager. On 5 January 2008, The goalscoring midfielder made a national name for himself in the 2007/08 season when he scored the goal that knocked Everton out of the FA Cup. A key player for the Dons in his first campaign, he found the net 6 times from midfield.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
12/07/2008
Aberdeen 0-2 Manchester United
Friendly 20,500 26 Start
15/07/2008
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 26 Start
18/07/2008
Peterhead 4-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,300 26 Start
24/07/2008
DZC 0-5 Aberdeen
Friendly 26 Start
27/07/2008
FC Zwolle 2-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 26 Start
30/07/2008
Vitesse Arnhem 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 2,580 26 Start
31/07/2008
Rietvogels 0-10 Aberdeen
Friendly 26 Sub
09/08/2008
Aberdeen 0-2 Inverness CT
SPL 12,659 26 Start
16/08/2008
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
SPL 5,872 26 Start
23/08/2008
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
SPL 16,489 26 Start
27/08/2008
Ayr United 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup R2 2,979 26 Start
30/08/2008
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,680 26 Start
13/09/2008
Aberdeen 1-2 Hamilton
SPL 10,865 26 Start
20/09/2008
Aberdeen 0-1 Dundee United
SPL 11,041 26 Start
24/09/2008
Kilmarnock 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 4,339 26 Start
18/10/2008
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
SPL 5,662 26 Sub
08/11/2008
Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 9,490 26 Sub
15/11/2008
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
SPL 11,640 26 Sub
22/11/2008
Rangers 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 50,166 26 Start
29/11/2008
Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell
SPL 10,302 26 Sub
13/12/2008
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
SPL 8,909 26 Start
20/12/2008
Inverness CT 0-3 Aberdeen
SPL 5,862 26 Start
27/12/2008
Aberdeen 1-0 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 18,021 26 Start
03/01/2009
Hamilton 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 4,334 26 Start
10/01/2009
Alloa Athletic 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R4 3,012 26 Start
13/01/2009
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
SPL 4,354 26 Start
18/01/2009
Aberdeen 4-2 Celtic
SPL 18,100 26 Start
24/01/2009
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
SPL 20,441 26 Start
31/01/2009
Falkirk 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 5,605 26 Start
21/03/2009
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 11,754 26 Start
04/04/2009
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,686 26 Start
11/04/2009
Aberdeen 1-0 Inverness CT
SPL 11,114 27 Start
18/04/2009
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 58,581 27 Start
02/05/2009
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
SPL 14,752 27 Start
07/05/2009
Dundee United 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 10,407 27 Start
12/05/2009
Aberdeen 0-0 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 11,588 27 Start
16/05/2009
Rangers 2-1 Aberdeen
SPL 50,295 27 Start
24/05/2009
Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian
SPL 14,083 27 Start
18/07/2009
1860 Munich 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,000 27 Start
22/07/2009
Peterhead 2-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 1,954 27 Start
25/07/2009
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 3,613 27 Start
30/07/2009
Aberdeen 1-5 Sigma Olomouc
Europa League PR3 1L 13,973 27 Start
06/08/2009
Sigma Olomouc 3-0 Aberdeen
Europa League PR3 2L 7,405 27 Start
09/08/2009
Hull City 0-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 8,272 27 Start
15/08/2009
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
SPL 16,803 27 Start
15/09/2009
Falkirk 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 4,724 27 Start
19/09/2009
Aberdeen 1-0 St. Mirren
SPL 10,103 27 Start
22/09/2009
Dundee 3-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 6,131 27 Start
26/09/2009
Rangers 0-0 Aberdeen
SPL 47,968 27 Start
03/10/2009
Kilmarnock 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,997 27 Start
17/10/2009
Aberdeen 1-1 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 11,629 27 Start
31/10/2009
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
SPL 13,885 27 Start
07/11/2009
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Johnstone
SPL 10,894 27 Start
21/11/2009
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,668 27 Start
05/12/2009
Celtic 3-0 Aberdeen
SPL 56,010 27 Start
12/12/2009
Aberdeen 1-2 Hamilton
SPL 9,499 27 Start
19/12/2009
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
SPL 9,096 27 Start
23/01/2010
Aberdeen 1-0 Kilmarnock
SPL 12,150 27 Start
27/01/2010
Heart of Midlothian 0-3 Aberdeen
SPL 14,219 27 Start
30/01/2010
Aberdeen 0-3 Motherwell
SPL 9,555 27 Start
02/02/2010
Aberdeen 0-1 Falkirk
SPL 7,741 27 Start
06/02/2010
Raith Rovers 1-1 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R5 7,045 27 Start
10/02/2010
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
SPL 10,469 27 Start
13/02/2010
Aberdeen 4-4 Celtic
SPL 14,898 27 Start
16/02/2010
Aberdeen 0-1 Raith Rovers
Scottish Cup R5 REP 8,153 27 Start
20/02/2010
Falkirk 3-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,643 27 Start
27/02/2010
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
SPL 8,316 27 Start
06/03/2010
Hamilton 1-1 Aberdeen
SPL 2,030 27 Start
16/03/2010
St. Johnstone 1-0 Aberdeen
SPL 3,826 27 Start
05/05/2010
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
SPL 6,097 28 Start
08/05/2010
St. Mirren 0-1 Aberdeen
SPL 4,022 28 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
2009-10
24
0
3
1
0
0
2
0
1
2
0
0
29
0
4
4
0
0
2008-09
24
4
5
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
27
4
6
6
1
1
Totals:
48
4
8
3
0
1
3
0
1
2
0
0
56
4
10
10
1
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 60 10