Kevin Gallacher

Date of birth23 November 1966
Place of birthClydebank
NationalityScottish
Weight73 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionForward

Gallacher followed Alan Shearer on the trail from Blackburn Rovers to Gallowgate. His unselfish running often created space for his fellow forwards. Gallacher's grandfather, father and brother all played for professional clubs in Scotland.

Has represented Scotland at virtually every possible level and has a half century of full caps to his credit. Gallacher had a delayed start last season due to a thigh injury and it was not until September that he made his first appearance for Newcastle, coming off the subs' bench to score against his old club Coventry. However after a handful more appearances he succumbed to a series of injuries which disrupted his campaign: a torn right hamstring was followed in turn by injuries to each of his calves leading to three months on the sidelines. He eventually returned to the Magpies' squad in January but it was not until the last few games that he reappeared in the starting line-up. Although now in the later stages of his career he remains as lively and hardworking as ever, and can always be relied upon to give his all for the team, whether it be as an out-and-out striker or playing just behind the front line. His 50th cap for Scotland came in the World Cup qualifier against San Marino in October and he was honoured with the captaincy of the side to mark the occasion, while a few days later he scored the goal that earned a vital point for his country in Croatia. Gallacher comes from a footballing family as his grandfather, father and brother all played the game professionally in Scotland.

Gallacher joined Huddersfield Town in August 2002 on a week-to-week contract but was released two months later.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Dundee United 02 Sep 1983 29 Jan 1990
Coventry City 29 Jan 1990 22 Mar 1993
Blackburn Rovers 22 Mar 1993 01 Oct 1999
Newcastle United 01 Oct 1999 17 Aug 2001
Preston North End 17 Aug 2001 28 Mar 2002
Sheffield Wednesday 28 Mar 2002 30 Jun 2002
Huddersfield Town 30 Aug 2002 17 Oct 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Coventry City League Cup 2
1989-90 Coventry City League Division One 15
3
1990-91 Coventry City FA Cup 2
1990-91 Coventry City League Division One 32
11
1990-91 Coventry City Rumbelows League Cup 3
5
1991-92 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1991-92 Coventry City League Cup 4
2
1991-92 Coventry City League Division One 33
8
1992-93 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 9
5
1
1992-93 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1992-93 Coventry City League Cup 2
1992-93 Coventry City Premier League 19
1
6
1
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 27
3
7
2
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 1
1
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 14
2
2
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 34
10
5
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
3
1
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers League Cup
1
1
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 31
2
16
2
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 13
3
5
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers League Cup
1
1
1999-00 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1
1
1999-00 Newcastle United Premier League 15
5
2
2000-01 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Newcastle United Premier League 12
7
2
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup
1
1
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 1
4
1
2001-02 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1
4
2002-03 Huddersfield Town League Cup 1
2002-03 Huddersfield Town League Division 2 5
2


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
03 Feb 1990 Coventry City v Chelsea W 3-2 League Division One
11 Feb 1990 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 2-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
17 Feb 1990 Coventry City v Millwall W 3-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1990 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest D 0-0
Agg: 1-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1990 Coventry City v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1990 Luton Town v Coventry City L 3-2 League Division One
10 Mar 1990 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City W 2-4 League Division One
14 Mar 1990 Norwich City v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
17 Mar 1990 Coventry City v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-4 League Division One
24 Mar 1990 Coventry City v Charlton Athletic L 1-2 League Division One
31 Mar 1990 Manchester United v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1990 Coventry City v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
14 Apr 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 3-2 League Division One
16 Apr 1990 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1990 Wimbledon v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
28 Apr 1990 Southampton v Coventry City L 3-0 League Division One
05 May 1990 Coventry City v Liverpool L 1-6 League Division One
25 Aug 1990 Manchester United v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1990 Coventry City v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1990 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division One
08 Sep 1990 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1990 Coventry City v Wimbledon D 0-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1990 Luton Town v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1990 Coventry City v Bolton Wanderers W 4-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1990 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1990 Manchester City v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1990 Bolton Wanderers v Coventry City W 2-3
Agg: 4-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Oct 1990 Coventry City v Southampton L 1-2 League Division One
27 Oct 1990 Sheffield United v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1990 Coventry City v Liverpool L 0-1 League Division One
24 Nov 1990 Coventry City v Leeds United D 1-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1990 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest W 6-4 League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 1990 Crystal Palace v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1990 Everton v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1990 Coventry City v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
22 Dec 1990 Chelsea v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1990 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1990 Coventry City v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1991 Derby County v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1991 Coventry City v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1991 Wigan Athletic v Coventry City W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
02 Mar 1991 Coventry City v Crystal Palace W 3-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1991 Leeds United v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1991 Coventry City v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1991 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
23 Mar 1991 Coventry City v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
30 Mar 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1991 Coventry City v Chelsea W 1-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1991 Norwich City v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1991 Liverpool v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
13 Apr 1991 Coventry City v Derby County W 3-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1991 Southampton v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
04 May 1991 Coventry City v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Division One
11 May 1991 Arsenal v Coventry City L 6-1 League Division One
17 Aug 1991 Coventry City v Manchester City L 0-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1991 Coventry City v Luton Town W 5-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1991 Coventry City v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1991 Oldham Athletic v Coventry City L 2-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1991 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1991 Coventry City v Notts County W 1-0 League Division One
18 Sep 1991 Coventry City v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1991 Coventry City v Rochdale W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1991 Coventry City v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1991 West Ham United v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1991 Rochdale v Coventry City L 1-0
Agg: 1-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
19 Oct 1991 Coventry City v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division One
26 Oct 1991 Liverpool v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1991 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1991 Coventry City v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
16 Nov 1991 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
23 Nov 1991 Norwich City v Coventry City L 3-2 League Division One
30 Nov 1991 Coventry City v Southampton W 2-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1991 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 1991 Manchester United v Coventry City L 4-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1991 Luton Town v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1991 Sheffield United v Coventry City W 0-3 League Division One
28 Dec 1991 Wimbledon v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1992 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1992 Coventry City v Cambridge United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1992 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division One
18 Jan 1992 Manchester City v Coventry City L 1-0 League Division One
01 Feb 1992 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 0-1 League Division One
08 Feb 1992 Coventry City v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
22 Feb 1992 Southampton v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
29 Feb 1992 Coventry City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
04 Mar 1992 Coventry City v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
11 Mar 1992 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest L 0-2 League Division One
18 Apr 1992 Coventry City v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1992 Leeds United v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1992 Coventry City v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
02 May 1992 Aston Villa v Coventry City L 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1992 Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 Premier League
02 Sep 1992 Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City W 1-2 Premier League
05 Sep 1992 Oldham Athletic v Coventry City W 0-1 Premier League
14 Sep 1992 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
21 Sep 1992 Nottingham Forest v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
23 Sep 1992 Coventry City v Scarborough W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1992 Coventry City v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
03 Oct 1992 Coventry City v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
07 Oct 1992 Scarborough v Coventry City L 3-0
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Nov 1992 Sheffield United v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
05 Dec 1992 Coventry City v Ipswich Town D 2-2 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Southampton v Coventry City D 2-2 Premier League
19 Dec 1992 Coventry City v Liverpool W 5-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Coventry City v Aston Villa W 3-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Manchester United v Coventry City L 5-0 Premier League
09 Jan 1993 Coventry City v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 Premier League
13 Jan 1993 Norwich City v Coventry City L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1993 Norwich City v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
23 Jan 1993 Coventry City v Oldham Athletic W 3-0 Premier League
07 Mar 1993 Coventry City v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
10 Mar 1993 Manchester City v Coventry City L 1-0 Premier League
13 Mar 1993 Coventry City v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Ipswich Town v Coventry City D 0-0 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
1986-87 Scotland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1
1986-87 Scotland Under-21 1
1
1987-88 Scotland Rous Cup 1
1
1987-88 Scotland UEFA Under-21 2
1988-89 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1988-89 Scotland International Friendly 1
1989-90 Scotland B International
2
1989-90 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1990-91 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1991-92 Scotland International Friendly
2
1991-92 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
4
1992-93 Scotland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
1993-94 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1995-96 Scotland International Friendly 1
2
1995-96 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1996-97 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5
1
3
1996-97 Scotland International Friendly 2
1997-98 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5
3
1
1997-98 Scotland International Friendly 2
1
1998-99 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4
1999-00 Scotland International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2
2
1
2000-01 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
2


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
09 Sep 1986 Scotland v West Germany W 1-0 U21
14 Oct 1986 Republic of Ireland v Scotland W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
17 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 7
01 Apr 1987 Belgium v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
16 Feb 1988 Scotland v England L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
22 Mar 1988 England v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
17 May 1988 Scotland v Colombia D 0-0 ROUS CUP
21 May 1988 England v Scotland L 1-0 ROUS CUP
14 Sep 1988 Norway v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 5
22 Dec 1988 Italy v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1989 Yugoslavia v Scotland L 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
27 Mar 1990 Scotland v Yugoslavia D 0-0 B INTER
24 Apr 1990 Scotland v East Germany L 1-2 B INTER
01 May 1991 San Marino v Scotland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Oct 1991 Romania v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
13 Nov 1991 Scotland v San Marino W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
19 Feb 1992 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1992 Norway v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1992 Netherlands v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 2
15 Jun 1992 Scotland v Germany L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals group 2
18 Jun 1992 Scotland v CIS W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 2
09 Sep 1992 Switzerland v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
14 Oct 1992 Scotland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
28 Apr 1993 Portugal v Scotland L 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
19 May 1993 Estonia v Scotland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 1
02 Jun 1993 Scotland v Estonia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
13 Oct 1993 Italy v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
17 Nov 1993 Malta v Scotland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 1
27 Mar 1996 Scotland v Australia W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Denmark v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Colombia v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1996 Netherlands v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
10 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Feb 1997 Estonia v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
29 Mar 1997 Scotland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
02 Apr 1997 Scotland v Austria W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
30 Apr 1997 Sweden v Scotland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
27 May 1997 Scotland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1997 Malta v Scotland W 2-3 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Belarus v Scotland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
07 Sep 1997 Scotland v Belarus W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Oct 1997 Scotland v Latvia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
12 Nov 1997 France v Scotland L 2-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
30 May 1998 USA v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1998 Brazil v Scotland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 1998 Scotland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
23 Jun 1998 Scotland v Morocco L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
05 Sep 1998 Lithuania v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
10 Oct 1998 Scotland v Estonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
05 Jun 1999 Faroe Islands v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
09 Jun 1999 Czech Republic v Scotland L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
04 Sep 1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Scotland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
05 Oct 1999 Scotland v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
09 Oct 1999 Scotland v Lithuania W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
13 Nov 1999 Scotland v England L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
29 Mar 2000 Scotland v France L 0-2 International Friendly
30 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
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
24 Mar 2001 Scotland v Belgium D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
28 Mar 2001 Scotland v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6


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