Gary Naysmith

Date of birth16 November 1978
Place of birthEdinburgh
NationalityScottish
Weight73 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Everton won a tug-of-war with Coventry City for the services of the Scottish international full back and, the way the 2000-01 season ended, Gary was convinced he chose correctly.

Evertonians were also well satisfied with their capture from Heart of Midlothian, especially after he marked his debut with a dream of a pass at Newcastle United to lay on a match-winner for Kevin Campbell.

An attack-minded left back or wing back, Gary also weighed in with a couple of invaluable goals, most notably an injury-time winner at Bradford City.

An appalling gash in his knee which required 37 stitches effectively cut short his first season in English football.

Gary's contract at Everton was extended to June 2008 in June 2005.

He joined Sheffield United in July 2007 with a three-year contract.

Gary joined Huddersfield Town in July 2010 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Whitehill Welfare 01 Jul 1994 01 May 1996
Heart of Midlothian 01 May 1996 20 Oct 2000
Everton 20 Oct 2000 05 Jul 2007
Sheffield United 05 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2010
Huddersfield Town 01 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2012
Aberdeen 01 Aug 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Heart of Midlothian Scottish FA Cup 3
1
1999-00 Heart of Midlothian Scottish League Cup 2
1999-00 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 34
1
5
2000-01 Everton FA Cup 1
2000-01 Everton Premier League 17
3
2
3
2000-01 Heart of Midlothian Scottish League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Heart of Midlothian Scottish Premier League 9
1
2000-01 Heart of Midlothian UEFA Cup 4
1
2001-02 Everton FA Cup 4
2001-02 Everton Premier League 23
1
3
2002-03 Everton FA Cup 1
2002-03 Everton League Cup 2
1
1
2002-03 Everton Premier League 24
4
1
1
1
2003-04 Everton FA Cup 2
1
1
2003-04 Everton League Cup 2
1
2003-04 Everton Premier League 27
2
2
2
1
2004-05 Everton FA Cup 3
1
2004-05 Everton League Cup 1
1
2004-05 Everton Premier League 5
6
1
2005-06 Everton FA Cup
1
2005-06 Everton Premier League 7
1
2006-07 Everton FA Cup
1
2006-07 Everton League Cup 1
2006-07 Everton Premier League 10
5
1
2007-08 Sheffield United FA Cup 3
1
2007-08 Sheffield United League Championship 38
4
2007-08 Sheffield United League Cup 2
2008-09 Sheffield United FA Cup 3
2008-09 Sheffield United League Championship 37
2
4
2008-09 Sheffield United League Cup 1
2009-10 Sheffield United League Championship 2
2010-11 Huddersfield Town League Cup 2
2010-11 Huddersfield Town League One 13
1
3
1
2010-11 Huddersfield Town League One Play-Offs 3
1
2011-12 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 1
1
2011-12 Huddersfield Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2011-12 Huddersfield Town League Cup 2
2011-12 Huddersfield Town League One 20
2
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Aug 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Rangers L 0-4 Scottish Premier League
18 Aug 1999 Queen of the South v Heart of Midlothian W 1-3 Scottish League Cup 2nd round
22 Aug 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
29 Aug 1999 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian L 4-0 Scottish Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Dundee W 4-0 Scottish Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Dundee United v Heart of Midlothian W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
16 Oct 1999 Heart of Midlothian v St Johnstone D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
27 Oct 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Dundee v Heart of Midlothian L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
06 Nov 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic L 1-2 Scottish Premier League
23 Nov 1999 Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Kilmarnock v Heart of Midlothian D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
05 Dec 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Dundee United W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
08 Dec 1999 Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian L 3-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Dec 1999 Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian L 0-3 Scottish Premier League
22 Dec 1999 Rangers v Heart of Midlothian L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
22 Jan 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Dundee W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
29 Jan 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Stenhousemuir W 3-2 Scottish FA Cup 3rd round
02 Feb 2000 Kilmarnock v Heart of Midlothian L 1-0 Scottish League Cup Quarter-final
05 Feb 2000 Celtic v Heart of Midlothian W 2-3 Scottish Premier League
19 Feb 2000 Clyde v Heart of Midlothian W 0-2 Scottish FA Cup 4th round
26 Feb 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
01 Mar 2000 Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian W 0-2 Scottish Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Dundee United v Heart of Midlothian W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
12 Mar 2000 Rangers v Heart of Midlothian L 4-1 Scottish FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 2000 St Johnstone v Heart of Midlothian W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
18 Mar 2000 Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian L 3-1 Scottish Premier League
22 Mar 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen W 3-0 Scottish Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Dundee v Heart of Midlothian D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
12 Apr 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Rangers L 1-2 Scottish Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian W 1-2 Scottish Premier League
22 Apr 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Dundee United L 1-2 Scottish Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Kilmarnock v Heart of Midlothian W 0-1 Scottish Premier League
06 May 2000 Heart of Midlothian v St Johnstone D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
13 May 2000 Rangers v Heart of Midlothian L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
21 May 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
29 Jul 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
10 Aug 2000 ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar v Heart of Midlothian W 0-2 UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 1st leg
13 Aug 2000 Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Celtic L 2-4 Scottish Premier League
24 Aug 2000 Heart of Midlothian v ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar W 3-0
Agg: 5-0
UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 2nd leg
27 Aug 2000 Dundee v Heart of Midlothian D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
06 Sep 2000 Livingston v Heart of Midlothian W 0-2 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
09 Sep 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Dunfermline Athletic W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
14 Sep 2000 VfB Stuttgart v Heart of Midlothian L 1-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 2000 Rangers v Heart of Midlothian L 1-0 Scottish Premier League
20 Sep 2000 Heart of Midlothian v St Mirren W 2-0 Scottish Premier League
24 Sep 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
28 Sep 2000 Heart of Midlothian v VfB Stuttgart W 3-2
Agg: 3-3
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell W 3-0 Scottish Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Scotland UEFA Under-18 1
1996-97 Scotland Toulon Under-21 4
1996-97 Scotland UEFA Under-18 3
1
1996-97 Scotland UEFA Under-21 4
1
1997-98 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1997-98 Scotland Under-21 1
1998-99 Scotland UEFA Under-21 5
1998-99 Scotland Under-21 1
1998-99 Scotland Under-21 Tournament 1
1999-00 Scotland International Friendly 1
1999-00 Scotland UEFA Under-21 4
2000-01 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
2002-03 Scotland International Friendly 5
2002-03 Scotland Semi-Pro 1
2002-03 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4
1
2003-04 Scotland International Friendly 2
2003-04 Scotland UEFA European Championship 5
2
2004-05 Scotland FIFA World Cup 4
2004-05 Scotland International Friendly 2
2005-06 Scotland Kirin Cup 2
2005-06 Scotland UEFA Under-21
1
1
2006-07 Scotland International Friendly 1
2006-07 Scotland UEFA European Championship 5
1
2007-08 Scotland International Friendly 2
1
2007-08 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2
1
2008-09 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5
2008-09 Scotland International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Mar 1996 Scotland v England L 0-3 UEFA U18 2nd round group 6
06 Oct 1996 Latvia v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Oct 1996 Estonia v Scotland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
15 Oct 1996 Scotland v Lithuania D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
17 Oct 1996 Scotland v Wales W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
19 Oct 1996 Netherlands v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
09 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden L 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
28 Mar 1997 Scotland v Estonia W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
01 Apr 1997 Scotland v Austria L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
26 May 1997 Colombia v Scotland L 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
27 May 1997 Scotland v USA D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
29 May 1997 Scotland v Czech Republic D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
31 May 1997 Portugal v Scotland D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
10 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia L 2-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
24 Mar 1998 Scotland v Denmark L 1-2 U21
09 Oct 1998 Scotland v Estonia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
14 Oct 1998 Belgium v Scotland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
18 Nov 1998 Scotland v Belgium D 2-2 UEFA U21 Group 9
30 Mar 1999 Scotland v Czech Republic L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 9
27 Apr 1999 Germany v Scotland L 2-1 U21
31 May 1999 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
08 Jun 1999 Czech Republic v Scotland L 3-2 UEFA U21 Group 9
04 Sep 1999 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Scotland W 2-5 UEFA U21 Group 9
07 Sep 1999 Estonia v Scotland W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 9
05 Oct 1999 Scotland v Bosnia-Herzegovina W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
08 Oct 1999 Scotland v Lithuania L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 9
30 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Latvia v Scotland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Oct 2000 San Marino v Scotland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
11 Oct 2000 Croatia v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
01 Sep 2001 Scotland v Croatia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
05 Sep 2001 Belgium v Scotland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
21 Aug 2002 Scotland v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Iceland v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Nov 2002 Portugal v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Scotland v Iceland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
02 Apr 2003 Lithuania v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 Apr 2003 Scotland v Austria L 0-2 International Friendly
20 May 2003 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 2-1 SEMI PRO
27 May 2003 Scotland v New Zealand D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Scotland v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Aug 2003 Norway v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Scotland v Faroe Islands W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Sep 2003 Germany v Scotland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 2003 Scotland v Lithuania W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
15 Nov 2003 Scotland v Netherlands W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Netherlands v Scotland L 6-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Wales v Scotland L 4-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Scotland v Hungary L 0-3 International Friendly
03 Sep 2004 Spain v Scotland D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2004 Scotland v Slovenia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Oct 2004 Scotland v Norway L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
13 Oct 2004 Moldova v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
26 Mar 2005 Italy v Scotland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
11 Oct 2005 Slovenia v Scotland L 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 5
11 May 2006 Scotland v Bulgaria W 5-1 Kirin Cup
13 May 2006 Japan v Scotland D 0-0 Kirin Cup
02 Sep 2006 Scotland v Faroe Islands W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Sep 2006 Lithuania v Scotland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
24 Mar 2007 Scotland v Georgia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
28 Mar 2007 Italy v Scotland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
30 May 2007 Austria v Scotland W 0-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2007 Faroe Islands v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
13 Oct 2007 Scotland v Ukraine W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
17 Nov 2007 Scotland v Italy L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group B
26 Mar 2008 Scotland v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
30 May 2008 Czech Republic v Scotland L 3-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 FYR Macedonia v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Sep 2008 Iceland v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2008 Scotland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
28 Mar 2009 Netherlands v Scotland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Apr 2009 Scotland v Iceland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.