Gary Harkins Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Gary Harkins
  • Born: January 2nd, 1985 (Greenock)
  • Height: 6' 2

Career



Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
2009-10 41 (4) 18 2 (1)- - -
2010-11 41 5 1 (1)- - -
2012-13 14 2 - - - -
2014-15 23 (8) 4 4 (1) 3 - -
2015-16 27 (8) 5 4- - -
2016-17 - -1 (1)- - -
2017-18 - - - (1)- - -
TOTAL 146 (20) 34 12 (5) 3 - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


A cult hero in every sense; Gary Harkins was a Dundee fan favourite across three spells as a player.

After learning his trade at Blackburn Rovers, Gary made a name for himself at Partick Thistle under Ian McColl.

Gary was converted from a defender to an attacking midfielder at Firhill, and netted 11 goals in 42 appearances in 2008/2009. This form prompted Dundee to pay £150,000 to secure Gary’s services.
Jocky Scott built his team around Harkins, and fellow marquee signing Leigh Griffiths – a £100,000 signing from Livingston – with the aim of securing promotion to the top flight.

Driving forward from midfield, Gary finished the season as the Dees top scorer in the league, netting 15 times. Gary also scored in the Challenge Cup final, as the Dundee came back from two goals down to beat Inverness 3-2, his first career silverware.

Despite this, poor form in the second half of the season lead to Jocky Scott’s dismissal as manager, and Dundee lost out on promotion to Inverness. Gary was made captain under Jocky’s successor, Gordon Chisolm, in one of the most difficult seasons in Dundee’s history.

Plunged into administration and docked 25 points, a number of players were released as the club fought for survival on and off the pitch. Manager Gordon Chisolm and his assistant Billy Dodds were let go, leaving Barry Smith in charge.

On the pitch, Gary led the threadbare Dees on a record unbeaten run, as Dundee overcame the points deduction to ensure league survival. Gary netted 5 times, including a free kick in the 2-1 victory over Raith Rovers at Dens in February 2011, a result which sparked pandemonium amongst the fans and lifted Dundee off the foot of the table for the first time since entering administration.

With Dundee’s future secure, Gary signed for top flight club Kilmarnock in the summer of 2011, helping the Ayrshire club lift the League Cup, in a 1-0 victory over Celtic. After falling out of favour under Kenny Shiels, Gary returned to Dens for a second spell in January 2013.

Having replaced Rangers in the top flight, Dundee were struggling at the foot of the table. Barry Smith was replaced by John ‘Bomber’ Brown, and the new arrivals helped galvanise the team. Gary netted a brace in a 2-1 victory over former employers Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, a result which contributed to Killie finishing outside the top six.

However, Dundee’s relegation was later confirmed after a home draw against Aberdeen in May 2013.

After spells at St Mirren and Oldham Athletic, Gary returned for a third spell at Dens in the summer of 2014, as Paul Hartley rebuilt the squad for top flight football following promotion. A regular in the Dundee midfield during the following two seasons, Gary made 66 appearances, scoring 9 times.

The midfielder was a popular figure in the dressing room; after scoring in a 3-1 victory over Motherwell at Fir Park his RKO celebration with Jim McCallister went viral, prompting a response from WWE superstar Randy Orton.

Gary also drew national attention for comments about Rangers being a ‘new club’ in the build up to a Scottish Cup tie in 2016, which brought a statement from the Ibrox club asking their fans to ‘treat the ill-informed with silent contempt’!

Since leaving Dens in the summer of 2016, Gary had spells at a number of clubs, before joining former teammate Gary Irvine for a speel as Player-Coach at Forfar Athletic in 2021.

Debut

August 1st, 2009
Dundee 5 - 0 Stranraer

League Cup (1st Round)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 125 (17)295 203
Scottish Cup 92- 2-
League Cup 8 (1)11 1-
Challenge Cup 4 (2)2- --
Totals: 146 (20)346 233

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (H) 2 - 1
 23/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A) 2 - 1
 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (A) 2 - 2
 12/03/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
 05/03/16 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 4

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 2
 26/01/16 4th Round vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 1
 16/01/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A) 4 - 2
 16/01/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A) 4 - 2
 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 3

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 1
 23/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  2 - 1
 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 2
 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 2
 12/03/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 05/03/16 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 02/03/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 23/02/16 5th Round Replay vs. Dumbarton (H)  5 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 0
 12/02/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 06/02/16 5th Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 0
 30/01/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 26/01/16 4th Round vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 22/01/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 16/01/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  4 - 2
 02/01/16 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 1
 26/12/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 5
 19/12/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 3
 05/12/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 27/11/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 21/11/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 07/11/15 Premiership vs. Partick (H)  1 - 1
 31/10/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 24/10/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 17/10/15 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 03/10/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 26/09/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  3 - 3
 20/09/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 6
 12/09/15 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  1 - 0
 22/08/15 2nd Round vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 22/08/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 15/08/15 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 11/08/15 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 2
 08/08/15 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 2
 01/08/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 0
 24/05/15 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 3
 16/05/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 09/05/15 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 1
 01/05/15 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 5
 28/02/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  0 - 1
 21/02/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 14/02/15 Premiership vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 24/01/15 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 21/01/15 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 17/01/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 3
 10/01/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 04/01/15 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 01/01/15 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 6
 27/12/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 3
 13/12/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 2
 06/12/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 2
 29/11/14 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 22/11/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 08/11/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 01/11/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 25/10/14 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 0
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 04/10/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 3
 27/09/14 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 2
 24/09/14 3rd Round vs. Dundee Utd (A)  0 - 1
 21/09/14 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 4
 13/09/14 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 31/08/14 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 1
 26/08/14 2nd Round vs. Raith Rovers (H)  4 - 0
 23/08/14 Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 16/08/14 Premiership vs. Partick (H)  1 - 1
 13/08/14 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 0
 09/08/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 02/08/14 1st Round vs. Peterhead (H)  4 - 0
 18/05/13 Premier League vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 11/05/13 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 3
 05/05/13 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 20/04/13 Premier League vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 1
 06/04/13 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 1
 30/03/13 Premier League vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 3
 17/03/13 Premier League vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 1
 09/03/13 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 06/03/13 Premier League vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 27/02/13 Premier League vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 2
 24/02/13 Premier League vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 5
 15/02/13 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 08/02/13 Premier League vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 2
 30/01/13 Premier League vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 07/05/11 First Division vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 3
 30/04/11 First Division vs. Partick (H)  3 - 2
 23/04/11 First Division vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 16/04/11 First Division vs. Morton (A)  3 - 1
 10/04/11 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  1 - 1
 02/04/11 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 26/03/11 First Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  2 - 2
 22/03/11 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 19/03/11 First Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 2
 12/03/11 First Division vs. Queen of South (H)  2 - 1
 08/03/11 First Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 1
 05/03/11 First Division vs. Partick (A)  0 - 0
 26/02/11 First Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 22/02/11 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 19/02/11 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 0
 12/02/11 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 05/02/11 First Division vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 1
 22/01/11 First Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 15/01/11 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 0
 09/01/11 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 4
 02/01/11 First Division vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 0
 18/12/10 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (H)  2 - 0
 14/12/10 First Division vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 0
 11/12/10 First Division vs. Morton (A)  1 - 0
 13/11/10 First Division vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 0
 06/11/10 First Division vs. Partick (H)  2 - 1
 30/10/10 First Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 3
 23/10/10 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 16/10/10 First Division vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/10 First Division vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 25/09/10 First Division vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 18/09/10 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  0 - 0
 11/09/10 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 28/08/10 First Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 24/08/10 2nd Round vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 21/08/10 First Division vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 14/08/10 First Division vs. Partick (A)  0 - 1
 10/08/10 2nd Round vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 4
 07/08/10 First Division vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 31/07/10 1st Round vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 24/07/10 1st Round vs. Alloa (H)  2 - 1
 01/05/10 Division One vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 1
 24/04/10 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 21/04/10 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 17/04/10 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 10/04/10 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 0
 03/04/10 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 30/03/10 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 27/03/10 Division One vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 1
 23/03/10 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 20/03/10 Division One vs. Airdrie (2002) (A)  0 - 3
 17/03/10 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 13/03/10 Quarter-Final vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 2
 06/03/10 Division One vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 20/02/10 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 06/02/10 Fifth Round vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 30/01/10 Division One vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 1
 23/01/10 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 1
 20/01/10 Fourth Round vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 0
 17/01/10 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 26/12/09 Division One vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 19/12/09 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 12/12/09 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 05/12/09 Division One vs. Partick (A)  2 - 0
 01/12/09 Division One vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 22/11/09 Final vs. Inverness CT (N)  3 - 2
 14/11/09 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  0 - 0
 07/11/09 Division One vs. Airdrie (2002) (H)  2 - 1
 31/10/09 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 27/10/09 Quarter-Final vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 24/10/09 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 14/10/09 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 10/10/09 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 0
 04/10/09 Semi-Final vs. Annan (H)  3 - 0
 26/09/09 Division One vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 0
 22/09/09 Third Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 2
 19/09/09 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 2
 12/09/09 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 06/09/09 Quarter-Final vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 1
 29/08/09 Division One vs. Airdrie (2002) (A)  1 - 1
 25/08/09 Second Round vs. Forfar (A)  4 - 2
 22/08/09 Division One vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 18/08/09 Second Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 0
 15/08/09 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 08/08/09 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 01/08/09 1st Round vs. Stranraer (H)  5 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 2
 26/01/16 4th Round vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 16/01/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  4 - 2
 16/01/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  4 - 2
 12/12/15 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 3
 17/01/15 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 3
 18/10/14 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 04/10/14 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 3
 09/08/14 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 06/04/13 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 1
 06/04/13 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 1
 16/04/11 First Division vs. Morton (A)  3 - 1
 12/02/11 First Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 02/01/11 First Division vs. Ross County (H)  2 - 0
 11/09/10 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 3
 07/08/10 First Division vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 0
 24/04/10 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 17/04/10 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 17/03/10 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 06/03/10 Division One vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 20/01/10 Fourth Round vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 0
 19/12/09 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 1
 12/12/09 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 05/12/09 Division One vs. Partick (A)  2 - 0
 01/12/09 Division One vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 22/11/09 Final vs. Inverness CT (N)  3 - 2
 31/10/09 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 10/10/09 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 0
 12/09/09 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 22/08/09 Division One vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 22/08/09 Division One vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 18/08/09 Second Round vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 0
 15/08/09 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 01/08/09 1st Round vs. Stranraer (H)  5 - 0

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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